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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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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

5/4/2018
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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

76: RIP JEFF GRUBB

4/4/2018
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On this week's GamesBeat Decides podcast, co-host Jeff Grubb prepares for PAX East by getting a cold. As co-host Mike Minotti points out, this is probably the big one, so it's time to start the GamesBeat Decides farewell tour. In addition to Jeff's impending doom, the crew also talks about buying houses, "Bob Ross rooms," and this new video game thing ... turns out that they're not just Pac-Man anymore. Here's what we discussed on the show this week: Fortnite Star Wars: Battlefront II The...

Duration:00:42:07

75: MIKE MINOTTI VS. ROSEANNE

3/27/2018
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It's time for another GamesBeat Decides podcast because games are happening and someone has to figure out what the heck it all means. On this week's episode, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti talk about Mike's first Victory Royael in Fortnite that happened right before they recorded. Jeff also dives into Far Cry 5, which he is conflicted about for a lot of reasons. The industry is recovering from Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last week, and Mike shared some stories from...

Duration:01:02:08

74: NO ROBOT MAYORS

3/21/2018
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Most of GamesBeat is off at GDC in San Francisco (Frisco, as the locals call it), so host Jeffrey Grubb has brought in some of the fine citizens of his Eco server to talk about the labor-intensive, ecological and economics simulator.

Duration:00:45:12

73: FARMERS ONLY; NO FASCISTS!

3/12/2018
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The GamesBeat Decides podcast is back on its schedule of recording on Mondays, and we've got Mike back from his trip to Valve. Mike was in Bellevue to talk about Valve's upcoming trading card game Artifact. We break down everything he learned in the first segment of the show. Jeff meanwhile has ... well, it's complicated. He started capitalism in the game Eco, and he was met with a communist uprising that wants to put him in a dungeon. Join us, won't you? Here's everything that we talk...

Duration:00:45:46

72: TRUMP'S SECRET MEETING

3/2/2018
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We're back with one dang busy week. We broke a couple of big stories, and the White House is bizarre even when it comes to planning meetings. Here's what we talked about this week: - Into the Breach - Stardew Valley - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - Mike's GPU died at an inopportune time - World of Warcraft on the lowest settings - Battlefield V is coming this year; it's a World War II game - White House claims it is meeting with the gaming industry next week, but the gaming industry...

Duration:00:55:29

71: THAT PAVLOVIAN STUFF

2/16/2018
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On this week's GamesBeat Decides podcast, hosts Mike Minotti and Jeffrey Grubb talk about some recent releases and some that are not quite as recent. The duo also examine the pending loot-box regulation in Hawaii. Here's a full rundown of what we talk about this week: World of Warcraft Celeste Steep Descenders Age of Empires Bayonetta 2 Shadow of the Colossus sales Loot box regulation Spyro trilogy THQ Nordic acquires Koch Media, Deep Silver, and Saints Row Subscribe on Apple Podcasts,...

Duration:00:35:13

70: YOUR FILTHY BOY

2/10/2018
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https://youtu.be/_aW3Rs2fQ-E On this week's GamesBeat Decides podcast, host Mike Minotti has returned from vacation to talk about going into VR with his family. Co-host Jeffrey Grubb, meanwhile, plays with his steering wheel for the entire show. The squad gets into a lovely platforming game, the news, and the best game from January as part of a new monthly segment. Games a rundown of the show: Celeste Dandara Spintires Rainbow Six: Siege Super NT Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Bandai...

Duration:00:42:50

69: Gaming Hates The Super Bowl

2/4/2018
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In this special episode, host Jeffrey Grubb breaks down why you don't see video game commercials during the Super Bowl. Spider-Man, Red Dead Redemption 2, and others are big games due out later this year, but publishers have better ways of spending their cash.

Duration:00:13:03