Tag: podcast

GamesBeat Decides 113: Mythic Mike loves to raid

On this week’s GamesBeat Decides podcast, you will get to learn all about Mythic Mike. Co-host and GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti loves to raid, and you can learn all about that on this episode. Mike has also spent the last week playing Yoshi’s Crafted World and The Division 2. He’s finding Nintendo’s platformer too […]

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GB Decides 112: Anthem has destroyed 99.9% of all PS4s

On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, co-host Jeffrey Grubb has never played World of Warcraft, but he has played House Party and Left Alive. Fellow co-host Mike Minotti, meanwhile, has finished up Tales of Vesperia. In the news, Valve is having communication issues. Also, Anthem has blown up almost every single PlayStation […]

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GamesBeat Decides 111: Seeing into the future

The video game industry is closing up shop after another wild week, and now it’s time to read books and speak to our families. But first, you know we gotta wrap up everything that happened with the GamesBeat Decides podcast. On this week’s episode, co-host and PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb talks about Trials Rising […]

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How Black Women Weaponized Grits Against Cheating Men

To historian and journalist Cynthia Greenlee, food is about relationships and power. “Who cooks for whom,” she asks in a recent story for Munchies, “who can leave the table without cleaning, who picks the strawberries, and who pockets the profits?” Greenlee writes about a particular breakfast staple in southern cuisine that, particularly among black women, […]

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GamesBeat Decides 110: Bobby Kotick made us embrace socialism

We are back! The GamesBeat Decides podcast took two weeks off because co-host Jeffrey Grubb had another kid. What was he thinking? But he has returned from parental leave, and co-host Mike Minotti and GamesBeat PC guest post editor Rowan Kaiser joins him. On this week’s episode, the GamesBeat Decides team talks about Apex Legends, […]

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YouTube Is Incentivizing Vloggers to Promote Conspiracy Theories

YouTube has long positioned itself as an alternative platform to the mainstream media, but—in at least one, crucial way—that might not be such a good thing. Researchers are starting to understand that the structure and model of YouTube as a platform helps contribute to conspiracy and far-right content creation. Motherboard reporter Caroline Haskins found that […]

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The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the World’s Only Hard Rock Theme Park

Hard Rock Park was the world’s first—and possibly last—rock ‘n’ roll-themed amusement park. In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the park boasted rides inspired by everything from Led Zeppelin songs to acid trips, but it closed after just five months amid the 2008 financial crisis. Ten years later, reporter Will Caiger-Smith visited the abandoned site to […]

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These Artists Want Black People to Rest and Heal at Their Exhibition

Model Charlyn Griffith inside “Black Power Naps.” Photos by Avi Avion. Artistic direction by niv Acosta and Fannie Sosa. Photo editing by Alyza Enriquez. Afro-Latinx artists niv Acosta and Fannie Sosa are tired. So are their friends. And in their new exhibition, “Black Power Naps,” they interrogate this exhaustion: Who has the luxury to nap […]

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GamesBeat Decides 109: Kingdom Hearts is garbage, but it’s a part of me

The news was still slow this past week, but we have plenty to talk about. On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti talk about their reviews for Resident Evil 2 and Kingdom Hearts III. The crew also gets into some details about the first 24 hours in […]

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When Women’s Pain Isn’t Taken Seriously

Jessica Furseth has had two hysteroscopies, a procedure by which doctors examine the inside of the uterus. The first time, she wasn’t given pain medication, but the doctor told her that most patients “tolerate” the procedure. And while she did tolerate it, the process was uncomfortable at best. So it got her wondering about the […]

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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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