Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! Today's episode is full of fun information and close-range nostalgia. We start out talking about some recent game releases and announcements like Mr. Shifty, The Sexy Brutale, Mario Sports Superstars, the new Nintendo Direct, and Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. Afterwards, Jeff Cork, Brian Shea, Kyle Hilliard, Ben Reeves, and I pay our full respects to the Wii U by traveling back to its beginning at E3 2011 and explaining why we're endlessly fascinated by so many finer details of Nintendo's retired console. After some great community emails, we dive into the uplifting middle chapter of our GI Game Club for Mass Effect: Andromeda with Joe Juba, Ben Reeves, Javy Gwaltney, and Elise Favis. We hope you enjoy the show!

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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...

1:20 - Mr. Shifty
1:27 - The Sexy Brutale
1:47 - Mario Sports Superstars
2:43 - Breaking down the new Nintendo Direct (Splatoon 2, Arms, New Amiibos)
6:10 - Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition and Duke Nukem
9:50 - The Wii U-logy
12:45 - The E3 2011 Wii U Reveal
21:40 - 25 things that still fascinate us about the Wii U
1:09:40 - Community emails
1:27:00 - Mass Effect: Andromeda GI Game Club Part 2