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''Game Informer's Replay'', or just ''Replay'', is a weekly webseries run by the gaming magazine GameInformer. The purpose is to revisit older video games from previous generations and play through them for about thirty minutes while the cast of the episode discusses the game. Often, a second segment is attached to the video; these segments usually focus on games not worth their own episodes. The second segments are usually more varied in nature and change format regularly.

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''Game Informer's Replay'', or just ''Replay'', is a weekly webseries run by the gaming magazine GameInformer.Magazine/GameInformer. The purpose is to revisit older video games from previous generations and play through them for about thirty minutes while the cast of the episode discusses the game. Often, a second segment is attached to the video; these segments usually focus on games not worth their own episodes. The second segments are usually more varied in nature and change format regularly.


Lastly, while Replay is a weekly show that looks at glimpses of older titles, a long form called Super Replay exists. Basically Game Informer's version of a LetsPlay, Super Replay goes through an entire game, an hour per episode. Usually, one editor plays the game while the other three make commentary on the player's gameplay, but this hasn't always been the case. For the past couple years, a competition called Super Replay Showdown has been held where editors compete against each other, each fighting for a game they want to do a Super Replay on. Past winners of this competition include ''VideoGame/HalfLife'', VideoGame/NinjaGaiden on NES, and SNES RPG SoulBlazer.

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Lastly, while Replay is a weekly show that looks at glimpses of older titles, a long form called Super Replay exists. Basically Game Informer's version of a LetsPlay, Super Replay goes through an entire game, an hour per episode. Usually, one editor plays the game while the other three make commentary on the player's gameplay, but this hasn't always been the case. For the past couple years, a competition called Super Replay Showdown has been held where editors compete against each other, each fighting for a game they want to do a Super Replay on. Past winners of this competition include ''VideoGame/HalfLife'', VideoGame/NinjaGaiden ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' on NES, and SNES RPG SoulBlazer.''VideoGame/SoulBlazer''.


To give a brief history of the show: in early 2010, Game Informer editor Dan Ryckert was working on a retrospective of the ''TwistedMetal'' franchise for the magazine. At the time, the magazine and website had just gone through a major redesign a few months earlier, with a host of new editors (Dan included) and equipmment brought in. The plan was to expand the website's video content, however at that point, they had only started a podcast. One day, as Dan was working on the feature and discussing the series with fellow editors, executive editor Andrew Reiner got the idea to record the conversation over gameplay footage. Andrew, Dan, and fellow editors Tim Turi and Nick Ahrens then went to the new podcast room, carted in a TV and a Playstation, and recorded their first episode. The rest is history.

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To give a brief history of the show: in early 2010, Game Informer editor Dan Ryckert was working on a retrospective of the ''TwistedMetal'' ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' franchise for the magazine. At the time, the magazine and website had just gone through a major redesign a few months earlier, with a host of new editors (Dan included) and equipmment brought in. The plan was to expand the website's video content, however at that point, they had only started a podcast. One day, as Dan was working on the feature and discussing the series with fellow editors, executive editor Andrew Reiner got the idea to record the conversation over gameplay footage. Andrew, Dan, and fellow editors Tim Turi and Nick Ahrens then went to the new podcast room, carted in a TV and a Playstation, and recorded their first episode. The rest is history.


* NonAnswer: Another character quirk of Dan Ryckert is to answer questions in this way. If he were to asked how a game like ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' played today, he might answer "it plays like a thing like other things from this time". Causing the ire of other cast members, he has been called out on it several times. Notably during the Replay of the Nintendo64 game based on ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.

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* NonAnswer: Another character quirk of Dan Ryckert is to answer questions in this way. If he were to asked how a game like ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' played today, he might answer "it plays like a thing like other things from this time". Causing the ire of other cast members, he has been called out on it several times. Notably during the Replay of the Nintendo64 UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 game based on ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.


* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Has happened a couple times, most notably during during their ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' episode during the BlueStinger Replay Roulette segment. Arguably a reason they eventually played the game for a Super Replay.

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* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Has happened a couple times, most notably during during their ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' episode during the BlueStinger VideoGame/BlueStinger Replay Roulette segment. Arguably a reason they eventually played the game for a Super Replay.


** TheLeader: Andrew Reiner. Also BigBrotherMentor. Not always a player on the show, but he is very much the mastermind, often leading the show's production. Due to his long history in the video game industry (he started at Game Informer in 1994), he often also acts as TheObiWan.

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** TheLeader: Andrew Reiner. Also BigBrotherMentor. Not always a player on the show, but he is very much the mastermind, often leading the show's production. Due to his long history in the video game industry (he started at Game Informer in 1994), he often also acts as TheObiWan.the wise one.


Originally intended as a look at the best, most beloved games, both Replay and Super Replay have become just as known for their ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' brand comedy and the humor that comes out of the awful games they sometimes play. With the success of their surprise Super Replay of the obscure PlayStation horror game ''VideoGame/OverBlood'', the show has spawned a Facebook group entitled "I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay". The editors of the magazine often interact with fans on here and sometimes take suggestions from fans.

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Originally intended as a look at the best, most beloved games, both Replay and Super Replay have become just as known for their ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' brand comedy and the humor that comes out of the awful games they sometimes play. With the success of their surprise Super Replay of the obscure PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation horror game ''VideoGame/OverBlood'', the show has spawned a Facebook group entitled "I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay". The editors of the magazine often interact with fans on here and sometimes take suggestions from fans.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first episode was supposed to be a retrospective of the ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' series on the original PlayStation. As a result, this episode looks at the first four installments of that series as well as the game ''VideoGame/CriticalDepth'' and ''VideoGame/RogueTrip''. The usual two segment formula was established in the second episode.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first episode was supposed to be a retrospective of the ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' series on the original PlayStation.[=PlayStation=]. As a result, this episode looks at the first four installments of that series as well as the game ''VideoGame/CriticalDepth'' and ''VideoGame/RogueTrip''. The usual two segment formula was established in the second episode.


* NoExportForYou: [[discussed]] Video games that have been subject to this are the subject of the Reported segment, such as ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'' for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance. Also the reason they did a blind Super Replay of the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Overblood}}''; the curiosity about it was too intense to ignore.

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* NoExportForYou: [[discussed]] [[invoked]] Video games that have been subject to this are the subject of the Reported segment, such as ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'' for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance. Also the reason they did a blind Super Replay of the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Overblood}}''; the curiosity about it was too intense to ignore.


Game Informer's Replay, or just Replay, is a weekly webseries run by the gaming magazine GameInformer. The purpose is to revisit older video games from previous generations and play through them for about thirty minutes while the cast of the episode discusses the game. Often, a second segment is attached to the video; these segments usually focus on games not worth their own episodes. The second segments are usually more varied in nature and change format regularly.

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Game ''Game Informer's Replay, Replay'', or just Replay, ''Replay'', is a weekly webseries run by the gaming magazine GameInformer. The purpose is to revisit older video games from previous generations and play through them for about thirty minutes while the cast of the episode discusses the game. Often, a second segment is attached to the video; these segments usually focus on games not worth their own episodes. The second segments are usually more varied in nature and change format regularly.


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* NoExportForYou: [[discussed]] Video games that have been subject to this are the subject of the Reported segment, such as ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'' for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance. Also the reason they did a blind Super Replay of the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Overblood}}''; the curiosity about it was too intense to ignore.


* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Has happened a couple times, most notably during during their SonicAdventure episode during the BlueStinger Replay Roulette segment. Arguably a reason they eventually played the game for a Super Replay.

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* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Has happened a couple times, most notably during during their SonicAdventure ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' episode during the BlueStinger Replay Roulette segment. Arguably a reason they eventually played the game for a Super Replay.


* NonAnswer: Another character quirk of Dan Ryckert is to answer questions in this way. If he were to asked how a game like ''PerfectDark'' played today, he might answer "it plays like a thing like other things from this time". Causing the ire of other cast members, he has been called out on it several times. Notably during the Replay of the Nintendo64 game based on ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.

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* NonAnswer: Another character quirk of Dan Ryckert is to answer questions in this way. If he were to asked how a game like ''PerfectDark'' ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' played today, he might answer "it plays like a thing like other things from this time". Causing the ire of other cast members, he has been called out on it several times. Notably during the Replay of the Nintendo64 game based on ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.


Originally intended as a look at the best, most beloved games, both Replay and Super Replay have become just as known for their MysteryScienceTheater3000 brand comedy and the humor that comes out of the awful games they sometimes play. With the success of their surprise Super Replay of the obscure PlayStation horror game ''VideoGame/OverBlood'', the show has spawned a Facebook group entitled "I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay". The editors of the magazine often interact with fans on here and sometimes take suggestions from fans.

to:

Originally intended as a look at the best, most beloved games, both Replay and Super Replay have become just as known for their MysteryScienceTheater3000 ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' brand comedy and the humor that comes out of the awful games they sometimes play. With the success of their surprise Super Replay of the obscure PlayStation horror game ''VideoGame/OverBlood'', the show has spawned a Facebook group entitled "I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay". The editors of the magazine often interact with fans on here and sometimes take suggestions from fans.


* CriticalResearchFailure: Many references and "facts" over the years, since a lot of the commentary is done off the top of the cast's head. They've become increasingly good at looking things up on the internet, but even then some things are just wrong. Sometimes PlayedForLaughs.
** One RunningGag is the player's ability to overlook the most obvious signs pointing toward what to do next in a game. This usually happens because they were riffing with the rest of the cast or didn't care in the first place.
** An infamous meta example occurred during their episode for SuperMario64. Purported to be the 100th episode, and thus the reason why they were playing such a classic game. It was actually episode 91.



* NoExportForYou: Video games that have been subject to this are the subject of the Reported segment, such as RhythmHeaven for the GameBoyAdvance. Also the reason they did a blind Super Replay of the sequel to ''Overblood''; the curiosity about it was too intense to ignore.


* BonusEpisode: Between Replay season one and two, two straight up bonus episodes were released. Other times, bonus episodes are used to mark holidays, special events, and even blog posts.
** A couple bonus episodes for Super Replays have also been made, featuring content that was edited out, as in the case of VideoGame/HalfLife, or to show a different ending, as with [[VideoGame/Illbleed Illbleed]]



** ThePeteBest: Despite being around for awhile past when the show hit its stride with the ''Overblood'' Super Replay, many people tend to forget that Phil Kollar was on the show and was an early main cast member. The others in the main cast have since gone out of their way to pretend to forget who he is, pretend he doesn't exist or to insult him (as a joke) when they remember him.



* OldShame: Replay 2048 was the first new second segment of Season 2, appearing with the season's debut episode, ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]''. The segment was so poorly received, it was promptly retired and been made the subject of many jokes in the two plus years since its appearance.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Due to the fact that the cast members often talk about whatever they feel like, they often bring up things either happening to them or in the world currently. One example being when semi-rare cast member Matt Helgeson brought up a fire that was going on in Minneapolis during an episode of Super Replay.


Lastly, while Replay is a weekly show that looks at glimpses of older titles, a long form called Super Replay exists. Basically Game Informer's version of a LetsPlay, Super Replay goes through an entire game, an hour per episode. Usually, one editor plays the game while the other three make commentary on the player's gameplay, but this hasn't always been the case. For the past couple years, a competition called Super Replay Showdown has been held where editors compete against each other, each fighting for a game they want to do a Super Replay on. Past winners of this competition include ''HalfLife'', NinjaGaiden on NES, and SNES RPG SoulBlazer.

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Lastly, while Replay is a weekly show that looks at glimpses of older titles, a long form called Super Replay exists. Basically Game Informer's version of a LetsPlay, Super Replay goes through an entire game, an hour per episode. Usually, one editor plays the game while the other three make commentary on the player's gameplay, but this hasn't always been the case. For the past couple years, a competition called Super Replay Showdown has been held where editors compete against each other, each fighting for a game they want to do a Super Replay on. Past winners of this competition include ''HalfLife'', NinjaGaiden ''VideoGame/HalfLife'', VideoGame/NinjaGaiden on NES, and SNES RPG SoulBlazer.



** A couple bonus episodes for Super Replays have also been made, featuring content that was edited out, as in the case of HalfLife, or to show a different ending, as with [[VideoGame/Illbleed Illbleed]]

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** A couple bonus episodes for Super Replays have also been made, featuring content that was edited out, as in the case of HalfLife, VideoGame/HalfLife, or to show a different ending, as with [[VideoGame/Illbleed Illbleed]]

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