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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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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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92: An artisanal, locally plagiarized podcast

8/16/2018
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The GamesBeat Decides podcast is here this week to present other people's work as their own. On this week's episode, hosts Mike Minotti and Jeffrey Grubb talk about new developments in the Filip Miucin plagiarism story at IGN, Ninja's no-girls-allowed rule, and Discord's new store. Mike and Jeff also gush more about Dead Cells, and they get into the new World of Warcraft expansion. Join us, won't you?

Duration:00:57:01

91: LUIGI'S BLOATED CORPSE

8/8/2018
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We've only had 5 days between recordings of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, so we weren't expecting to have a lot to talk about on this week's episode. That was our first mistake. The GamesBeat Decides crew has spent most of the last week playing Dead Cells, and that's what they spend the top half of this week's episode talking about. But then it is a huge news section with several major stories including IGN's plagiarism problem, Riot's sexism problems, and Steam's Fallout 76 problem.

Duration:00:57:48

90: Wait ... How Many Songs Mention Colin Kaepernick?

8/3/2018
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It's time for another GamesBeat Decides podcast. This week, PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb and reviews editor Mike Minotti get together to talk about some games and the news. On this episode, the crew discusses virtual bedrooms, Donkey Kong '94, and World of Warcraft. The duo also talk about EA Sports bleeping Colin Kaepernick's name in a song on the Madden NFL 19 soundtrack, and how that is part of why it's hard for Jeff to enjoy Madden on PC. In the news, it's mostly the monthly game...

Duration:00:56:35

89: TRUTH IN CLOUD ADVERTISING

7/25/2018
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PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb is on vacation, but he came back for the podcast because what if everyone realizes they don't need him. This is why his hair is going white. Capitalism is going to kill him. On this week's episode, fellow host and GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti talks about Mega Man X. Jeff talks about Dead Cells and Spintires: Mudrunner. And together they tackle the news. Join them, won't you?

Duration:00:35:02

88: WE DEMAND SEXY SHE-RA

7/18/2018
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This week, co-host Jeffrey Grubb has begun calling himself the "godking" because his people in Frostpunk have started worshiping him. This has left GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti, fellow GamesBeat Decides podcast co-host, frightened and alone. You'll have to listen to see if he decides to submit to lord Jeffrey's rule. On this episode, Mike and Jeff also talk about She-Ra, Danger Zone 2, and Dead Cells on Switch. In the news, the crew discusses how typos can destroy a game, Epic's...

Duration:00:49:31

87: YOUR FEEDBACK ON WHO TO FIRE IS VALUABLE TO US

7/11/2018
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We're back after taking a week off for Independence Day, and everyone is talking about ArenaNet for some reason? Well, the GamesBeat Decides podcast is not going to miss out on a mess like this. That studios decision to fire two of its Guild Wars II writers for being mildly of abrasive on Twitter takes up a good portion of this week's news section. In addition to overreactions from ArenaNet management, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti also talk about the first 10 hours of Octopath...

Duration:01:06:30

86: HAMMOND IS VERY GOOD

6/30/2018
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On this week's GamesBeat Decides podcast, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti talk about Summer Games Done Quick, Mario Tennis Aces online, and more. We also had some news with Microsoft's Xbox Community Content platform and more. Listen, won't you? Here's what we talked about: Here's what we talked about: Wolfenstein 2 Battlefield V Overwatch with Hammond Mario Tennis Aces SGDQ Xbox One gets Steam Workshop-like platform Amy Hennis left EA Bluehole dropped Fortnite lawsuit Hollow Knight...

Duration:00:44:45

85: WE'RE E3 GHOSTS NOW

6/22/2018
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We're back from the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show, and we learned a lot about video games ... and even more about ourselves. Also, we're dead and ghosts now. It was a wild event, and we're going to wrap it up on this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. Co-hosts Mike Minotti and Jeff Grubb also talk about Mario Tennis Aces and that new Sega classics collection. In the news, the Decides team breaks down the latest monthly NPD report from May. It turns out that people...

Duration:00:58:25

E3 2018 DAY 4

6/14/2018
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We went to the fig, and we are drinky and sleepy. This is a podcast we did earlier this evening.

Duration:01:06:34

E3 2018 DAY 3

6/13/2018
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The GamesBeat Decides crew has come together to talk about Nintendo's tight 45-minute direct and what they've seen now that the E3 show is officially open. Mike is way into Smash Bros. and Mega Man 11. Jeff saw impressive demos for Dying Light 2 and Cyberpunk 2077. And Stephanie brings all the indie games. It's been a good E3 so far, and we're trying to keep it going.

Duration:00:47:32

E3 2018 Day 2

6/12/2018
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I'm tired and drunk. I'll fill this out tomorrow.

Duration:01:17:49

82: E3 2018 Day 1

6/11/2018
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We've been in Los Angeles for two days, and boy, we have a lot to talk about. Join us as we look back on three major conferences from Saturday and Sunday. Bethesda may have captured the weekend by saying out loud that it is making that game that we all know that it is making. But Microsoft also came out strong with a conference that featured new Halo, Gears 5, and lots of third-party games. EA, meanwhile, had exactly what we thought it would have and nothing else. We're tired and hungry,...

Duration:01:07:42

84: VALVE NO SPEAK GOOD

6/8/2018
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It's the last show before E3, and everything was already announced. So on this week's GamesBeat Decides podcast, your hosts Mike Minotti and Jeffrey Grubb spend a long time ranting about Valve. The verdict? That's the one company on Earth that needs more lawyers and PR people crafting its public statements. But don't worry, Jeff and Mike also have plenty to say about the E3 leaks. That includes trying to figure out what is going on with Crackdown 3 and its delay into 2019. Finally, Jeff is...

Duration:01:03:16

83: SONIC'S FOR FURRIES, AND THAT'S OK!

6/1/2018
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We kept putting off recording the latest episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast this week because more news kept happening. But we finally committed, and that's when Ubisoft decided it was time to confirm Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and someone leaked a few Nintendo Switch surprises (Fortnite!). Oh, well. This episode has almost all of the news from the last week or so, and that's what PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb and reviews editor Mike Minotti are going to talk about this week. It's...

Duration:00:59:01

82: TASTEFUL WESTERN SEX

5/23/2018
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Co-host and GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti has returned from E3 judge's week for another entry in the GamesBeat Decides podcast. He has brought with him tales of loud media presentations and Disney games. While in Los Angeles to get briefed on a handful of games along with his GamesBeat colleagues Dean Takahashi and Stephanie Chan, Mike played Kingdom Hearts III, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and more. Now, he is ready to tell co-host Jeffrey Grubb (and the rest of the world) all about...

Duration:01:04:51

81: E3 IN MAY

5/12/2018
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Thanks to Walmart Canada and publishers wanting to avoid getting buried, the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show has already begun for the GamesBeat Decides podcast. The event may not open until June 12, but that doesn't matter since we're already getting leaks and announcements. For this episode of the podcast that does all of your thinking for you, host and PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb and VentureBeat editor Jeremy Horwitz get together to talk about the great E3 expansion, Tempest...

Duration:01:27:35

80: THE PINTO OF CONSOLES

5/5/2018
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It's only five weeks until E3, and that is both exhilarating and frightening for the GamesBeat Decides podcast crew. On this week's episode, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti, try to figure out what is happening in the world of games so you don't have to think for yourself. The duo dive into the latest updates for Fortnite and PUBG, Mike talks about his concern that Ni No Kuni 2 isn't challenging, and they both wonder which game is the most flammable. In the news, the Decides team talks...

Duration:01:41:05

79: HOME OF THE CLASSY TAKE

4/25/2018
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It took us until well into spring, but Mike Minotti and Jeffrey Grubb finally did two episodes together back-to-back. On this week's GamesBeat Decides podcast, your hosts spend a lot of time talking about God of War. In the second segment, the squad digs into the best reboots of all time. They also try to define a reboot in the age of the "sequel" that resets almost everything. The past week also had major stories like our Battlefield V Battle Royale report and Valve acquiring Firewatch...

Duration:00:58:35

78: 90/100? WHY SO LOW!

4/18/2018
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n this week's GamesBeat Decides podcast, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti are mad, but they're also dads -- so they feel guilty about it. Hey, that's just like Kratos from God of War! Mike has played a lot of God of War and written a review, so expect a lot of non-spoilery talk about one of the biggest Here's everything that we talked about: God of War Wolfenstein 2 on Switch Underworld: Ascendant The Messenger Trailermakers Scum/teethmeter Ghost Recon: Wildlands Radical Heights Call...

Duration:01:00:45

77: THE YOSHI'S ISLAND SHADOW REALM

4/10/2018
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This special edition of the GamesBeat Decides podcast comes to you live from the bowels of Boston. This live recording captures the PAX East panel where we decided what makes a core Mario game. Join us, won't you?

Duration:01:01:05