Three beloved members of Game Informer were laid off last week – as you might’ve read on social media last week. The affected employees were John Carson, Wesley LeBlanc, and our Creative Director of 14 years, Jeff Akervik. In this episode of The Game Informer Show, we lament the loss of John, Wes, and Jeff and share what we love about them and why they’re great hiring candidates. Afterward, host Alex Stadnik shares he’s leaving Game Informer for a new adventure in the video game industry and talks with Alex Van Aken about the future of the podcast and his vision for our outlet’s video content.
This episode is a rollercoaster, so if you only want to hear our thoughts on Bayonetta 3’s October release date, use the timestamps below to jump to the various segments of the podcast.
The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.
00:00:00 – Intro
00:03:30 – Game Informer Layoffs
00:36:10 – Alex Stadnik Says Goodbye
00:56:14 – Bayonetta 3
01:11:00 – Listener Questions
02:09:25 – Future of the Podcast and Video