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The GamesBeat Decides podcast is the weekly show from VentureBeat's gaming team. The staff decides all of the biggest issues in gaming so you don't have to think for yourself. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gamesbeat-decides/support

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The GamesBeat Decides podcast is the weekly show from VentureBeat's gaming team. The staff decides all of the biggest issues in gaming so you don't have to think for yourself. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gamesbeat-decides/support

    144: ARE THE 3D MARIO REMASTERS REAL?

    144: ARE THE 3D MARIO REMASTERS REAL?

    Mario is turning 35 years old this year. And as everyone knows, you celebrate a 35th anniversary with the gift of remasters.  And that's apparently Nintendo's plan. The company is remastering 3D Mario games like 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy and bringing them to Switch. And on this week's GamesBeat Decides, reviews editor Mike Minotti and PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb breaks down that news and more. 

    The crew also breaks down the latest Nintendo Direct mini, GameStop closing stores, and Nintendo Switch's availability. 

    Mike and Jeff then spend more time talking about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which continues to save their lives. Mike has also spent time with Doom Eternal and Bravely Default II's demo. Jeff played some Roundguard and Good Job. 


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    143: COVID FACTOR

    143: COVID FACTOR

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    On this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, reviews editor Mike Minotti explains his review of Half-Life: Alyx. The new VR Half-Life marks a full return for the series, but it's not the revolution that some are making it out to be. It's also a stressful game that is tough to play in these stressful times.  Mike then joins editor Jeffrey Grubb in talking about the lovely escapism of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. 

    But first, in the news, GameStop cares more about money than people. Animal Crossing is selling well. And Nintendo is going after Dreams players who use its characters. Jeff also talks about Nvidia's new DLSS 2.0 technology. 


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    142: PS5 AND XBOX SPECS-TACULAR

    142: PS5 AND XBOX SPECS-TACULAR

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    Sony and Microsoft have both revealed the technical specifications for their upcoming next-gen consoles. On this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, editors Jeff Grubb and Mike Minotti discuss what is under the hood of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Also in the news, Nintendo held an Indie World Showcase and The NPD Group revealed its latest monthly report. Join us, won't you?

    In addition to the news, the GamesBeat Decides crew also goes in depth on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo's social-life simulator is launching this week, and you can hear Jeff's review thoughts right here.


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    141: A NINTENDO DIRECT IS COMING SOON

    141: A NINTENDO DIRECT IS COMING SOON

    We gotta go fast on this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. Reviews editor Mike Minotti has to run to get to his World of Warcraft raid because he is very cool, so that leaves PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb with a tight timeline to fit in all the news. And this week that includes our story about the upcoming Nintendo Direct. That is coming before the end of the month, according to our sources. Fans may also get an Indie World as well.  The GamesBeat Decides crew also talks about Horizon: Zero Dawn heading to PC, Reggie joining GameStop's board of directors, and 2K getting back together with the NFL. 

    After the news, you can hear Mike talk about Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which he seems to think is pretty decent. OK, he actually thinks it rules. Join us for that discussion and more. 


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    140: PROTAGONISTS AND TAGONISTS

    140: PROTAGONISTS AND TAGONISTS

    You have protagonists, and then you have antagonists. But on this week's GamesBeat Decides, reviews editor Mike Minotti talks about the often-overlooked "tagonists." 


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    139: SONIC'S UNFORTUNATE FART JOKE

    139: SONIC'S UNFORTUNATE FART JOKE

    Sonic the Hedgehog is in theaters, and reviews editor Mike Minotti has seen it. Turns out it's pretty good even though it features an unfortunate fart joke. Mike and PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb talk about the new record-setting video game movie on this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. Join us, wont' you?

    In the news, the GamesBeat Decides crew talks through the production costs of the PlayStation 5 and what it means for the next-gen system's price. Over at Electronic Arts and BioWare, plans are brewing to reboot Anthem, and does that even make sense? Mike and Jeff then breakdown the latest monthly U.S. games sales report from The NPD Group. 

    Finally, Mike is continuing to work through Mega Man Zero. Jeff, meanwhile, is getting back into Dead Cells for the new content. 

    News


    Pricey parts have pushed the cost of Sony's PlayStation 5 to around $450 per unit, forcing a difficult price-setting decision sources say.

    Half-Life: Alyx, available March 23, 2020

    It Seems A Playable Xbox Build Of StarCraft Ghost Has Leakedkotaku.com/it-see...

    Geoff Keighley will skip E3 for the first time in 25 years twitter.com/geoffk..

    EA will move Need for Speed development back to Criterion

    Nvidia's GeForce Now is losing all Activision Blizzard games

    Future of Anthem

    January 2020 NPD: Even Goku can’t rescue game spending

    Xbox Elite Series 2 is one of the fastest-selling gamepads ever

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    Jeff


    Dead Cells

    Mike


    Mega Man Zero



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