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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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Why Some Women Are Staying Home for the Women’s March This Year

The 2019 Women’s March is happening this Saturday, and thousands of people are expected to show up—though many women are planning to stay home this year. It’s not just because Women’s March, Inc. has been roiled by controversy. On a more optimistic note, it also seems to be at least in part because many women […]

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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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A Sanity Checklist for 2019

We can’t change most anxiety-inducing situations—like a work deadline coinciding with a breakup coinciding with a politics-induced migraine—but there are factors completely within our control when it comes to being our most unshakeable selves. So if you’re trying to get your head on straight for 2019, we’ve got a new year sanity checklist for you. […]

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One More Road For The Beer Podcast: Where To Drink Beer In Prague

Unsplash It’s a new year and time for some new beer, travel, and food. One More Road for the Beer is back with episode two, The Best Places To Drink Beer In Prague. This week, Joe and Zach chat about what, exactly makes Czech lagers so damn delicious. After a short lesson on decoction, we […]

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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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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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How the Border Crisis Disrupts Cross-Border Students’ Lives

VICE’s Senior Culture Editor, Alex Zaragoza, grew up a transborder student, crossing from Tijuana into California every day for school. She knows firsthand the particular set of traumas and anxieties that come with cross-border life. The scrutiny can be intense, wait times long, and interactions with Border Patrol dehumanizing. In the past few weeks, there’s […]

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Acast raises $33 million to grow its podcasting platform in the U.S. and beyond

Sweden-based podcasting platform Acast has raised $33 million in a series C round of funding from Swedish national pension fund AP1, in addition to Swedbank Robur funds Ny Teknik and Fokus Fund. Founded out of Stockholm in 2014, Acast pitches itself as “the world’s largest podcast marketplace,” constituting a podcast platform that joins the various dots between […]

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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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Podcast: Visiting a Psych Ward as a Guest after Having Been a Patient

Recently, Michelle had to take a friend to the hospital because of her friend’s thoughts of suicide. This was the first time Michelle had experienced the mental health system from any viewpoint other than that of a patient. In this episode, she describes everything she experienced and how it made her feel. For many people […]

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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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The Final ‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast Was a Perfect Interview with Michelle Obama

Dope queens Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams surprised fans on Wednesday with two announcements: that their popular WNYC podcast 2 Dope Queens is ending, and that their final episode is an interview with Michelle Obama. There couldn’t have been a more epic final guest, as the two have been vocal with their love for the […]

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