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.
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49: Nazi Murdering Simulators
4 days ago
Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan are in the news in the United States for holding rallies and murdering a counter-protester in Charlottesville, Virginia. This grim reality weighed on our minds when we went to record the GamesBeat Decides podcast this week, so we decided to talk about the history and the future of how games depict white supremacy.
This week, VentureBeat social editor Anthony Agnello and VentureBeat managing editor Jason Wilson join host Jeffrey Grubb on the GamesBeat Decides podcast to talk about the Nazi-killing escapism of Wolfenstein and Bionic Commando. The group also touch on fighting against World War II-era Germans in online games like World of Warships as well as the depiction of the KKK in Mafia III. That leads into whether we should have high hopes that Ubisoft will confidently tackle the racial implications of American white supremacy with the cult in its upcoming Far Cry 5 shooter.
On top of the discussion of fascists, this week's show features the news as well as some of the biggest games released so far this August.
Games we talk about:
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
- Agents of Mayhem
- Sonic Mania
- Strikers 1945
- Gravity Rush 2
- Citadel: Forged with Fire
- Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne