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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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102: LET'S TALK ABOUT PUDDLES AGAIN!

11/17/2018
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Sony is skipping the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show next year. This is the first time PlayStation won't have a presence at the event since it began 24 years ago. On this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti dig into this news. What does it mean for Sony? What does it mean for E3? We know*, but you'll have to listen to find out. (*we don't actually know.) The Decides crew also talk about Tetris Effect, Hitman, and not playing Red...

Duration:01:07:17

101: YOU HAVE BETRAYED THE FANS

11/7/2018
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The GamesBeat Decides podast is back. In this episode, we talk about betraying the very rational and calm fans. We also go over all the news from BlizzCon and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct. Have a listen: Here’s everything we talk about: Games Mike: BlizzCon Jeff: Red Dead Redemption 2 News BlizzCon Path of Exile comes to PlayStation 4 Sunset Overdrive is probably coming to PC Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gets microtransactions Respawn will have two games in 2019 ... Titanfall 3?...

Duration:01:18:49

100: THE BOBO TACTICIAN

10/20/2018
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It's our 100th-episode spectacular! To celebrate, we are doing exactly what we always do! That's right. This week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast is a power-hour of two guys pretending to know what they're talking about. Co-host and GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti has spent some time with Soul Calibur 6, and he tells us about the status of said soul vis-à-vis burning. Co-host and PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb, meanwhile, has had some hardware struggles that have kept him...

Duration:00:54:44

99: OH, WAIT -- HITMAN'S GOOD?

10/12/2018
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The country roads have lifted their embargo, and now GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti can talk about them. He spends some time explaining what he found on this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. It turns out that we still have questions. PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb joins Mike to talk about BOBO (Call of Duty: Black Ops Black Out), which still isn't doing it for him. Mike is also finally playing 2016's Hitman, and he's mad that Jeff didn't tell him how great it is....

Duration:00:52:28

98: I CARRY JIM WITH ME

10/5/2018
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The GamesBeat Decides podcast is so nuanced that it can see the silver lining of even the worst human tragedies. That's why on this week's episode, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti don't shy away from talking about the new Mega Man movie. Mike also returns from West Virginia with stories of his time with Fallout 76 ... although he can't talk about Fallout 76 itself. But we can talk about Mega Man 11 and more Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. Mike likes the latest adventure of the Blue Bomber,...

Duration:00:44:40

97: Ugly, But In A Good Way

9/28/2018
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It's time to podcast, y'all. The GamesBeat Decides crew is back for another week of news and games. On this episode, we have only the latest in entertainment. That includes ... Super Mario Bros. 3 and The Legend of Zelda? Well, co-host Jeffrey Grubb has at least spent some time with Forza Horizon 4 and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. He dives into both of those, while fellow co-host Mike Minotti wastes his life with NES Nintendo Switch Online games. Before getting into the news, Mike and Jeff...

Duration:00:58:50

96: TOM NOOK GOES BACK TO WORK

9/14/2018
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It's a Friday show this week for the GamesBeat Decides podcast, and that means hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti are in a saucy mood. On this episode, the GamesBeat Decides crew talks about Call of Duty's Blackout beta and Spider-Man. Mike also tells the tale of beating Dead Cells. It turns out that double-bow strategy is legit. In the news, it's mostly a Nintendo Direct roundup. Switch is getting Luigi's Mansion 3 and a new Animal Crossing, and that is all very exciting. Join us for...

Duration:00:51:33

95: GON' PHISHING IN ARTIFACT

9/7/2018
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Jeff is back from PAX, and Mike is back from All In wrestling ... we should do one of those GamesBeat Decides podcasts. On this week's episode, Jeff talks about competing in the Kinda Funny championship, and Mike talks about playing and finishing Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4. In the news, the GamesBeat Decides crew talk about the devastating Hokkaido earthquake in Japan and how that forced Nintendo to move around a scheduled event. Jeff and Mike also wonder why Valve thinks it's a good...

Duration:00:51:27

94: I FILL MY RAGE METER WITH THE NEWS

8/29/2018
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[iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xViKYe_JPu8" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen] GamesBeat PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb hurt his hand after 80 hours of Dead Cells and poor posture, and now he's going to whine to you about it. If that sounds like your kind of content, you can tune into this week's GamesBeat Decides podcast with co-host Mike Minotti. On this episode, Jeff and Mike talk about how one day they can speak about...

Duration:01:01:24

93: RAY TRACING, PRIVATE DICK

8/24/2018
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The GamesBeat Decides podcast is back, and it's going to get it right this time. On this episode, GamesBeat PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb and review editor Mike Minotti talk about video games and private detective Ray Tracing. The crew also dives into the NPD numbers for July. Nintendo did really well, and so did Octopath Traveler. WHAT WE’VE BEEN DOING Jeff: Dead Cells The Messenger Samsung ultrawide monitor MIKE: The Messenger World of Warcraft News: NPD Battlefield V preorders Xbox One...

Duration:01:01:11

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 on...

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