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Each week, we pick the most important topics in video games and argue about what it means. Join us, won't you?

Each week, we pick the most important topics in video games and argue about what it means. Join us, won't you?
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Each week, we pick the most important topics in video games and argue about what it means. Join us, won't you?

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127: NINTENDO HAS DOUG BOWSER; SONY HAS NICK KNACK

10/1/2019
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Sony Interactive Entertainment had a big executive shakeup, and that's the big topic on this week's GamesBeat Decides podcast. Shawn Layden is leaving his role as PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss. He was at the company for more than 30 years, so what does his departure mean? Also in the news, Last of Us: Part II has a release date, Project xCloud is getting a beta, and more. GamesBeat Decides co-host and reviews editor Mike Minotti is back on the program. He went to Chicago and tells us...

Duration:00:56:37

126: BROUGHT TO YOU BY MONSTER ENERGY

9/24/2019
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Someone has to keep Hideo Kojima in the life to which he is accustomed, and the Monster Energy drink company has the cash to do just that. PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb invites SGQD's John Phipps and Sidequest's Erron Kelly to talk about exactly that. The crew also talk about Zelda: Link's Awakening and the Switch Lite. Join us, wont' you? In the news, the podcast goes over the new mobile-game subscription services from both Apple and Google. And then it's the Hideo Kojima/Monster Energy...

Duration:01:55:16

125: TERRY VIOLET BEAUREGARDE

9/10/2019
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Nintendo had a lot to say last week, and the team dives into that on the GamesBeat Decide podcast. On this week's episode, reviews editor Mike Minotti gives World of Warcraft Classic the full seal of approval and PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb is digging Control as well as Super Nintendo games on Switch. In the news, Nintendo steals the spotlight with a jam-packed Nintendo Direct. Overwatch, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Return of the Obra Din, and Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition are all...

Duration:01:07:17

124: 1,000-MINUTE WOW QUEUES

8/27/2019
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GamesBeat Decides is back once again to make the world of video games so simple that even a child could understand. Children, however, should not listen to this show because it features grown man and GamesBeat review editor Mike Minotti cursing god for not letting him onto a server to play World of Warcraft. He is still playing Fire Emblem, though -- as well as Bloodstained and Overwatch. PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb, meanwhile, is ready to talk about Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, which...

Duration:01:08:59

123: SHE DOESN'T HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT THE WAIFUS

8/13/2019
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It's not cheating if it's anime. At least, those are the rules on the GamesBeat Decides podcast. On this week's episode, reviews editor Mike Minotti and PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb are talk more about Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Meanwhile, GamesBeat lead writer Dean Takahashi shows up to talk about Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Steel Division 2. In the news, the crew talks about mass shootings and how video games do and don't relate to gun violence in the United States. This touches on...

Duration:00:59:55

122: SHYGUYS HUNTING CHILDLESS MILLENNIALS

8/2/2019
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Summer has broken -- at least as far as video games are concerned. That means we finally have a lot of news to talk about on the GamesBeat Decides podcast. On this episode, GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti and PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb talk about Ninja defecting from Twitch to Microsoft's Mixer. Mike also uses his insider connections to give the lowdown on Universal Studios' Super Nintendo World theme park. Download hereSubscribe to the RSSListen on Anchor.fmFind past episodes...

Duration:00:58:13

121: FUCK THE SPLATOON POLICE

7/26/2019
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GamesBeat Decides is with you once again to talk about surprising cooperative games and the correct Fire Emblem house. On this week's episode, reviews editor Mike Minotti scolds PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb for siding against Splatoon 2 start Marina in the last Splatfest. But no way was Jeff going to side with the cops on Team Order over Team Chaos. The crew also talks a bit more about Fire Emblem: Three Houses before jumping into an explanation of Wolfenstein: Youngblood and 198X. In the...

Duration:00:53:02

120: IT'S HARD TO ROOT FOR EUGENICS

7/19/2019
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The summer is still slow for news on the GamesBeat Decides podcast. But on this week's episode, we've got plenty of coverage of the monthly NPD report. We also talk about a law firm's potential class-action lawsuit against Nintendo and more. First, however, we talk about a lot of games. GamesBeat PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb is digging the Advance Wars-like Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble. He's also trying to improve his shooter skills with the help of a program called Aim Lab. PC guest...

Duration:01:06:36

119: 🎵OH, FIRE EMBLEM!🎵

7/13/2019
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The entire video gaming world still feels hungover from the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in June. On this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, however, we still have plenty to talk about. Co-hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti have played some games. Mike is reviewing Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and he can talk about his time with the first chapter so far. Jeff, meanwhile, is back into Flappy Bird thanks to a new battle royale version. In the news, the crew talks...

Duration:00:48:25

ON BEHALF OF THE BRAND

7/3/2019
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We all mess up sometimes, and that's why the GamesBeat Decides podcast is spending this week apologizing on behalf of the brand. On this episode, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti dive into some more Super Mario Maker 2 and Outer Wilds. The crew also discovers that Bloodstained isn't that great on Switch, and Mike tries out the new hero in Apex Legends. In the news, Mordhau is dealing with racism in a poor way. Twitch character Dr. Disrespect, meanwhile, seems like a bully. Maybe we can...

Duration:01:13:39

117: ELON MUSK LOOKS AT 2B PORN

6/21/2019
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The Electronic Entertainment Expo is never over in our hearts, and the fun can continue if you listen to the GamesBeat Decides podcast. You can do so right here. On this week's episode, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti talk about some of the games they've played since returning home from Los Angeles. Highlights include Super Mario Maker 2, Cadence of Hyrule, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Then in the news, we've got some developments regarding Randy Pitchford. Nintendo...

Duration:00:58:58

E3 2019 WEDNESDAY: BEST OF SHOW

6/13/2019
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Jeff isn't sure about Link's Awakening, and what does that even mean. We also choose our favorite things from the show. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gamesbeat-decides/support

Duration:01:17:44

E3 2019 Tuesday: Nintendo, Zelda, Doc Pissrespect, and more

6/12/2019
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It's the first day of the show floor, and we're back to talk about what we played. We also talk about getting banned for filming in bathrooms. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gamesbeat-decides/support

Duration:01:07:22

E3 2019 MONDAY: XBOX HANDS-ON, UBI, & SQUARE ENIX

6/11/2019
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The GamesBeat Decides crew is back with another podcast from E3. In this episode, we talk about playing games at Microsoft's Xbox booth. Turns out gameplay is important. We also cover Ubisoft's and Square Enix's events. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gamesbeat-decides/support

Duration:01:43:04

E3 2019 SUNDAY: XBOX AND BETHESDA

6/10/2019
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We've got a lot to talk about today with Microsoft and Bethesda's press conferences. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gamesbeat-decides/support

Duration:01:48:10

E3 2019 SATURDAY: GOOGLE STADIA AND EA PLAY

6/9/2019
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We are video games now, and there is no mortal who can stop us! The GamesBeat Decides crew talks about Google Stadia, EA Play, and John Riccitiello. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gamesbeat-decides/support

Duration:01:05:31

116: MW4 IS LIKE INDIANA JONES MEETS SCHINDLER'S LIST

6/3/2019
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After a lengthy break, the GamesBeat Decides boys are back in town. On this week's episode, GamesBeat reviews editor and co-host Mike Minotti recaps all the Randy Pitchford news for fellow host Jeff Grubb. The crew also talks about some of the games that Mike played at E3 judges week. That includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which Mike has some thoughts about. Meanwhile, when not moving or holding a baby, Jeff has played some Void Bastards and Outer Wilds. He also has some early thoughts...

Duration:01:05:42

SEASON 2 APPROACHES

5/26/2019
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A quick update on the podcast. After an extended absence, we're about to come back with season 2 of GamesBeat Decides. We're also looking for your input. Have any ideas about how we can improve, what to change, or new theme music to use? Let us know! Contact us: twitter.com/gbdecides or email games+podcast@venturebeat.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gamesbeat-decides/support

Duration:00:03:09

115: WHY IS EVERYTHING ALWAYS RISING?

4/13/2019
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The new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Sunday's Wrestlemania give us plenty to talk about on GamesBeat Decides this week. Also on this episode, co-hosts Mike Minotti and Jeffrey Grubb talk about Katana Zero and Pathway as well as more Sekiro and World of Warcraft. In the news, the crew talks about Steam defusing Borderlands 2's review bomb, Sekiro sales, and YouTube demonetizing Weedcraft videos. Also, you can use ray tracing on GTX cards, but should you? Join us for...

Duration:00:52:28

114: YOU IS NOT ALWAYS BABA

4/5/2019
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We're mad about Epic Games Store and dealing with an existential Baba crisis on GamesBeat Decides. On this week's episode, we're also talking about the Division 2 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. In the news, Microsoft may launch an ultimate subscription bundle and Sega has its own miniconsole. Meanwhile, at PAX East, Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford will have to stop doing magic long enough to launch Borderlands 3 in September. But it is coming exclusively to Epic Games Store on PC, and co-hosts...

Duration:00:54:20