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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

    151: A SUPER NINTENDO WORLD FOR ANTS!

    151: A SUPER NINTENDO WORLD FOR ANTS!

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    On this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, reviews editor Mike Minotti is furious that you don't understand theme parks. He understands theme parks. And he thinks you are absurd for complaining about Super Nintendo World. Meanwhile, editor Jeff Grubb talks about the reporting leading up to the confirmation of the PlayStation 5 reveal on June 4. 

    Also, is Nintendo teasing Metroid? What does Hotgirlvideos69 know, and when did she know it? We talk about all of that and more. Join us, won't you? 


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    150: PEOPLE ARE BUYING A LOT OF VIDEO GAMES

    150: PEOPLE ARE BUYING A LOT OF VIDEO GAMES

    On this episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, reviews editor Mike Minotti and PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb talk about the latest monthly games report from The NPD Group. They also discuss financials out of Take-Two Interactive. 

    Later, managing editor Jason Wilson joins to talk about shark RPG Maneater. Mike is playing Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition. And Jeff is playing Clubhouse Games. 


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    149: THE ENDLESS E3

    149: THE ENDLESS E3

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    E3 is cancelled. But its spirit has left its body, and it now surrounds us at all times. We cannot escape it. We will never escape the endless E3. This has left us with a mess of announcements, events, and game trailers that are going to drop at irregular intervals throughout the summer. And that action really got going this past week with a couple of key reveals.

    Activision announced Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2. Epic is promising us the future in Unreal Engine 5. And Nintendo surprised fans with a trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King. Sony then capped off the week with a State of Play for Ghost of Tsushima, which looks like samurai/ninja Assassin's Creed. That's a good thing. 

    But all this news didn't leave us a lot of time for games. Mike finished Dragon Quest XI, and he now considers himself a fan of that series. 

    Oh, and Geoff Keighley is being a bit much. 

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    148: YOU PEOPLE SHOULD REMEMBER ECCO FOR DREAMCAST

    148: YOU PEOPLE SHOULD REMEMBER ECCO FOR DREAMCAST

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    Ecco The Dolphin: Defender of the Future has an 84 on Metacritic, but none of you people ever talk about the game. What is wrong with you? Why is this the game that no one remembers? And while we're at it, Sonic Adventure for Dreamcast DID NOT AGE BETTER THAN SUPER MARIO 64.  GOD! 


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    147: ANIMAL CROSSING IS A BLOCKBUSTER

    147: ANIMAL CROSSING IS A BLOCKBUSTER

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a stunning success. The social-life simulator had better launch-month sales than any other Nintendo game besides Super Smash Bros. Ultiamte and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. And the GamesBeat Decides crew comes together to talk about that and more in this week's episode. Also in the news, reviews editor Mike Minotti talks about MLB The Show 20's sales. And PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb dives into the hardware numbers from the monthly sales report from The NPD Group. 

    Later in the show, Mike and Jeff talk more about Animal Crossing and Final Fantasy VII Remake. But both are playing a lot of unreleased games they can't discuss yet, so return next week for their thoughts on those.

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    146: WHY DOES JEFF HATE ANIMAL CROSSING?

    146: WHY DOES JEFF HATE ANIMAL CROSSING?

    Sony is struggling to manufacture the PlayStation 5, and the GamesBeat Decides crew talks all about that on this week's episode. Also in the news, Gamescom gets cancelled, Nintendo Switch update leads to speculation on a new model, and Crysis is back.

    Then reviews editor Mike Minotti talks with PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb about their current relationship with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Why does Jeff hate it now? And does Mike finally hate World of Warcraft? Yes, and that's fact now because it's in this podcast description.

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