About This Show
The GamesBeat Decides podcast is a weekly audio and video show for VentureBeat's gaming team. The staff takes some of the toughest questions plaguing the gaming community and gives you the answers so you don't have to think for yourself.
Join host Jeffrey Grubb and his cohort Mike Minotti every Tuesday.
Most Recent Episode
61: RECURRENT CONSUMER SPENDING
5 days ago
Star Wars: Battlefront II comes out this week and a lot of people are already playing it and yelling about it on the internet. A significant number of fans don't like its business model and progression system, and it is letting publisher Electronic Arts know it. On the GamesBeat Decides podcast, host Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti got together with guest Bob Gardner from Intel to talk about Battlefront II, EA, and the most downvoted comment in the history of Reddit.
In addition to EA, we ask what in the world makes Nintendo think it will sell 25-to-30 million Switch systems next year. The only possible answer is Pokémon ... or China? Who knows, but that's a big number. The Decides crew also sorted themselves into Hogwarts houses after hearing the news that Pokémon Go developer Niantic is taking that license on next. We also dive into some tidbits about new Hitman, GameStop's Xbox One X sales, and the sexiest phrase in the English language: "recurrent consumer spending."
Here are the games we talk about this episode:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Switch)
Rocket League (Switch)
Super Mario Odyssey
Divinity: Original Sin 2
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Assassin's Creed: Origins
The Witcher 3