Giovanni Colantonio

Giovanni Colantonio is a Gaming Writer at Inverse, covering the broad world of video games. Coming from a long history with the industry, Giovanni brings a wide range of institutional knowledge to his writing to provide wider context on the latest gaming news. He specializes in critical analysis and is always trying to dig deeper into the bigger themes and stories games can offer. Giovanni has written for sites like Digital Trends, Fanbyte, and more. He comes from a film background, studying Cinema & Photography at Ithaca College, and is a video producer who's specialized in gaming for over a decade. He previously was Segment Producer on Speedrun, Polygon's daily gaming show for Quibi. He's the self-proclaimed "best in the world" at Tetris 99, despite only having four wins to his name. You can follow Giovanni on Twitter @MarioPrime and listen to his video game podcast Left Trigger Right Trigger on your podcatcher app of choice.

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'Gran Turismo 7' release date, trailer, pre-order details, and game modes
Giovanni Colantonio and Joseph Yaden
Sony's flagship racing series is coming to the PS5 in 2022.
Inverse Codex
'Call of Duty: Vanguard' release date, trailer, pre-order editions, and setting
Giovanni Colantonio and Joseph Yaden
The next installment is going to back to World War II, with a twist.
Indies
Tribeca Games: Every film that inspired 8 official selections
Giovanni Colantonio
This year’s Tribeca Festival features 8 indie games. The developers have revealed which films influenced their games.
Tweets
'Biomutant' reviews expose the worst thing about brand Twitter
Giovanni Colantonio
THQ Nordic had a particularly aggressive response to early Biomutant reviews.
TMI
E3 2021 hasn't even started yet, and it's already exhausting
Giovanni Colantonio
This year's E3 is competition with dozens of digital events and it's a mess.
Inverse Codex
'Dragon Quest 12: Flames of Fate' release date, trailer, rumors, and leaks
Giovanni Colantonio
A 12th game is one way to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Dragon Quest.
Game Guides
'Biomutant' rotation puzzle guide: How to solve microwave, toilet, and more
Giovanni Colantonio
Stuck on a toilet or microwave?
How to Watch
'Horizon Forbidden West' State of Play start time and what to expect
Giovanni Colantonio
After a long wait, we're finally getting more details on Horizon Forbidden West this week.
E3 2021
Square Enix E3 2021: Final Fantasy, 'Forspoken,' and 3 more games to expect
Giovanni Colantonio
All eyes are on Square Enix after recent rumors that its E3 2021 lineup may have leaked.
Game Recs
You need to play the most fun multiplayer game of the year for free ASAP
Giovanni Colantonio
EA has a potential hit on its hands with Knockout City, though it's business model could be a problem.
Game Time
E3 2021: The 8 most anticipated games
Giovanni Colantonio
E3 is back and our expectations are unreasonably high.
Split
'Resident Evil 9' needs to steal a brilliant idea from the best JRPG series
Giovanni Colantonio
The Yakuza series has split in two based on gameplay. Capcom should do the same for Resident Evil.
Threequel
'Subnautica 3'? Director answers 'Below Zero' sequel questions
Giovanni Colantonio
Subnautica: Below Zero director David Kalina says a sequel will “almost definitely” happen.
Yippee Ki Yay
'Warzone' Nakatomi Plaza release time and location for 'Die Hard' crossover
Giovanni Colantonio
Die Hard's iconic Nakatomi Plaza is joining the ‘80s action this season.
Game Theory
'Resident Evil 9' theories: Nine possible titles for the 'Village' sequel
Giovanni Colantonio
How will 'Resident Evil 9' fit an IX into its title? There are surprisingly a lot of options.
Killer App
'Deathloop' is Sony's secret weapon in the exclusivity arms race
Giovanni Colantonio
“The one that got away” for Microsoft is a GOTY contender.
Inverse Codex
'Resident Evil 9' release date, trailer, story spoilers, theories, and rumors
Giovanni Colantonio
Resident Evil Village offers some teases for a sequel, so let's talk.
Inverse Twofer
'Subnautica: Below Zero' director on making the ocean feel even more alien
Just Lunning and Giovanni Colantonio
The goal of 'Subnautica: Below Zero' is to enable players to explore the world. We spoke to game director David Kalina on the recent game and the series' future.
Inverse Codex
'Mario Golf: Super Rush' release date, trailer, characters, and game modes
Giovanni Colantonio
The latest Mario Golf game introduces some exciting series firsts.
Game Guides
'Mass Effect' face codes: How to get a custom Shepard in Legendary Edition
Giovanni Colantonio
Want to get your old face back for Legendary Edition? Here's how via face codes.