Tag: GamesBeat Decides

GamesBeat Decides 108: Rebooting Star Wars for fun and profit

The news has calmed down after last week, and the GamesBeat staff is playing a lot of games for review. That means we have a shorter episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast for you this week. On this half-hour of power, GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti talks about playing Tales of Vesperia on Switch. PC gaming […]

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GamesBeat Decides 107: A magician, a USB stick, and Medieval Times

We’re two weeks into 2019, and the year finally decided to wake up. On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, we look back at several big stories that all broke in the last couple of days. Co-hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti talk Activision and Bungie splitting up. That includes the future of […]

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GamesBeat Decides 106: We tackle the games of 2019

We’ve had enough of looking backward at 2018. That year was stinky. Forget about it. We’ve got a fresh 12 months ahead of us, so we’re going to talk about it and the games of 2019 on the GamesBeat Decides podcast. On this week’s episode, the GamesBeat Decides crew runs down the big list of […]

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Red Dead Redemption II wins the Terrible Date Award

Despite everything, I think Red Dead Redemption II deserves credit for how fascinating it is. Rockstar Games has made something that is fun to talk and write about. That’s true even when I’m trying to explain why I find it so disappointing. For me, Red Dead II is the antithesis of what I like about […]

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2018 was the year of outraged fans discovering their power

It’s a tradition now at GamesBeat to try to look back and sum up the year as a single defining trend. This started out as a fun exercise to spot similar elements across multiple games, like the year of the bow in 2012. More recently, however, this trend is shifting to reflect the wider culture […]

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Blockchain wins the John McAfee Award for Destroying Time and Wealth

Blockchain gaming is one of those technologies that no one is excited about except for a handful of startups … and maybe GamesBeat lead writer Dean Takahashi. Blockchain, of course, is the innovation that powers cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. When it comes to gaming, however, a number of companies are promising that it will — well, […]

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The 10 best games of 2018

Sometimes 2018 feels like it flew by, and sometime it feels like it was 6 years long. Either way, we’ve reached the end. And that means we need to pick our favorite games of the year. So we did exactly that. As usual, we deliberated to figure out GamesBeat’s top 10 games as well as […]

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GamesBeat Decides: The best and worst moments of the year

It’s day three of our GamesBeat Rewind 2018 podcasts. This time we’re looking back on some more specific memories. We already did episodes for our Good and Bad Awards, now it’s time to talk about our best and worst memories. For these awards, we picked moments that are special to us, are important to the […]

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GamesBeat Decides: The Good Awards

We are close to 100-percenting 2018. The only thing we have left to do to get the platinum trophy is hand out some awards. So we got the crew together on the GamesBeat Decides podcast to talk GamesBeat Rewind 2018. On this episode, we’re inventing a bunch of awards to give out to some of […]

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GamesBeat Decides 105: Sonic’s leg day

Even after a life on the internet, the hosts of the GamesBeat Decides podcast discovered this week that a picture of Sonic the Hedgehog could still disturb them. On this podcast, co-hosts Jeffrey Grubb (PC gaming editor) and Mike Minotti (reviews editor) discuss the horrifying man limbs on Paramount Pictures’ Sonic. When not despairing at […]

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GamesBeat Decides 104: Cheap nylon bags and the FTC

The GamesBeat Decides podcast is back to talk about all of the games and news happening over the last week. That includes a check-in on Red Dead Redemption 2, trying to finish Spider-Man, and trying out The Missing. In the news, GamesBeat Decides co-hosts Jeffrey Grubb (PC gaming editor) and Mike Minotti (reviews editor) dive […]

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GamesBeat Decides 103: It’s true; this Xbox has no disc

It’s time for Thanksgiving here in the United States, and that means it’s time for naps and catching up on video games. Oh, and family or something. On this week’s GamesBeat Decides podcast, we talk about all of that and killing Sean Bean. On this episode, co-host (and GamesBeat reviews editor) Mike Minotti talks about […]

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GamesBeat Decides 102: Our secret plan to win E3 — don’t show up

Sony is skipping the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show next year. This is the first time PlayStation won’t have a Sony 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 […]

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GamesBeat Decides 101: You have betrayed the fans!

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:  Jeff: Red Dead Redemption 2 News BlizzCon Path of Exile […]

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GamesBeat Decides 100: The BOBO tactician doesn’t need a gun

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 […]

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GamesBeat Decides 98: What do we even want from a new Nintendo Switch?

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 […]

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GamesBeat Decides 97: Ugly, but in a good way

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 […]

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GamesBeat Decides 96: Tom Nook flips the Switch

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 […]

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GamesBeat Decides 95: Gon’ phishing in Artifact

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 […]

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