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After surviving the console wars of the 1990s, the Bit War Veterans are here to bring you current and retro gaming news and discussions, connecting games of the past back to the future! Join the hosts, Meow Te Ching and Max Inventory on Twitter @BitWarVets to share your video game memories!
 
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One of our PlayStation 5s arrived today, but editor Mike Minotti is still waiting for his to show up. That leads to a punchy episode where fellow editor Jeff Grubb forgets something important behind him. Also, what's up with the Stadia guy? And is virtual reality the new Segway? In the games section, Mike and Jeff gush about Hitman 2, which is stil…
 
Sony is getting more talkative about the PlayStation 5 finally. And who knows why it waited so long because the news is exactly what many were expecting. Your PlayStation 4 games are mostly going to work on PlayStation 5. Oh, and the thing has the biggest heatsink -- it's incredible. It could kill a man. Host Jeff Grubb and Mike Minotti from GamesB…
 
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is still coming, but not in 2020. GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti and editor Jeff Grubb talk about that story on this weeks GamesBeat Decides podcast. The crew then talks about Xbox buying Bethesda, Amazon's Luna platform, and more. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gamesbeat-decides/support…
 
Sony Interactive Entertainment hosted its PlayStation 5 Showcase to detail price, date, and Final Fantasy XV. And it was an excellent presentation that nailed exactly what Sony is great at. And then the show ended and the confusion set in. When are preorders? Wait, games are $70? Is Demon's Souls on PC or not? We talk about all of that and more on …
 
On this week's episode of GamesBeat Decides, hosts Jeff Grubb and Mike Minotti react to the Nintendo Mario Direct. Is Super Mario 3D All-Stars exciting, disappointing, or both? Jeff also talks about the RTX 30-series GPUs while Mike pretends to listen. The pair also answer your questions, and dive into Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2, Marvel's Aveng…
 
GamesBeat Decides hosts Jeff Grubb and Mike Minotti are flying the friendly skies on this week's episode. The pair are getting a surprising amount of enjoyment out of Microsoft Flight Simulator. They both also really like the Xbox beat-'em-up Battletoads from developers Rare and Dlala Studios. But first, in the news, the Decides crew goes over the …
 
GamesBeat Decides is here once again to shout that you've activated Tim Sweeney's trap card. That's right, Epic pulled some Yu-Gi-Oh moves on Apple and Google this week, and now we all have to choose the billion- or trillion-dollar corporation we're gonna root for. It's appalling! In other news, Warner Bros. Interactive reveals it's going to talk a…
 
GamesBeat editor Jeff Grubb is back from vacation to get mad about people who don't like the GameCube with reviews editor Mike Minotti. The pair discuss that, Rocksteady's Suicide Squad, and Sony's State of Play -- turns out Spider-Man is an exclusive Temtem or something? Also, Nintendo and PlayStation are making a lot of money, and Apple doesn't w…
 
The Xbox Games Showcase happened on Thursday, and the GamesBeat Decides crew breaks down their reaction to the event. Are they hyped for Halo? What is Avowed? Is this enough to compete against PlayStation 5? Reviews editor Mike Minotti and PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb discuss how the show succeeded as a showcase for Xbox Game Pass but also failed to…
 
Paper Mario: The Origami King and Ghost of Tsushima are both out now, and the GamesBeat Decides crew has a review for each of them. Reviews editor Mike Minotti talks about his time in Sucker Punch's map game. PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb, meanwhile, gives his take on why Paper Mario is worth it despite flaws. Then in the news, Mike and Jeff chat abo…
 
On this week's episode of GamesBeat Decides, reviews editor Mike Minotti and PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb talk about playing The Last of Us Part II. But first, they discuss the recent barrage of harassment claims against people in the video games industry. They also talk about a series of announcements coming out of Not E3. --- Support this podcast:…
 
GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti likes the look of the new PlayStation 5 console. No -- I mean, he really likes it. And GamesBeat PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb would never stand between anyone and their bliss, so he lets Mike fly his freak flag on this episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. Together, Jeff and Mike breakdown the latest PlaySta…
 
games+podcast@venturebeat.com @jeffgrubb @tolkoto 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 u…
 
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 Defini…
 
games+podcast@venturebeat.com @jeffgrubb @tolkoto 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! --- Support this po…
 
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 talk…
 
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 relati…
 
Reviews editor Mike Minotti and managing editor Jason Wilson are both playing Final Fantasy VII Remake, and they both give their thoughts on Square Enix's blockbuster reimagining. PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb, meanwhile, wonders if the game is for him. First, though, Mike and Jeff talk about the PlayStation DualSense and more in the news section. Be…
 
The Bit War Veterans are BACK and re-mastered! We talk about the current and upcoming remasters, re-releases, and remakes. We cover some recent news like the Sony Playstation auction and GameStop shenanigans. For the "Tells the Tale" section, we ask our Twitter followers which games they would like to see remade.…
 
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 edito…
 
Email us: games+podcast@venturebeat.com @jeffgrubb @tolkoto 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, Nin…
 
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 comi…
 
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 D…
 
On this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb and review editor Mike Minotti are skeptical that Google Stadia has a future. The crew also talks about what they would want from a Knights of the Old Republic reboot. Also, if you need to set precedent in your country, don't try to do so by suing Nintendo. The …
 
In 2020, we're getting both the PlayStation 5 and the new Xbox. And with that next-generation of hardware on the horizon, we're looking forward with anticipation. What do we want from yet another round of consoles? We talk about that on this special episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. Join us, won't you? We also talk about some of the games w…
 
No matter how many cops the government sends after us, we're gonna keep playing games. And you can hear us talk about our game crimes on this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. Join us, won't you? In the news, we go over Sony State of Play, Nintendo's World of Indies, and The Game Awards. That's a lot of events, but it mostly boils do…
 
It's a special episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast this week where the crew goes deep on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. EA Motive writer Mitch Dyer joins GamesBeat managing editor Jason Wilson and PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb to talk about the game and everything related to Star Wars. The gang touches on everything from The Courtship of Princ…
 
November is flying by at an irresponsible pace, but that means we are almost on "the other side of games" for 2019. On the GamesBeat Decides podcast this week, the crew talks about some of the last big releases for the year in Google Stadia, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Pokémon Sword and Shield. Join us, won't you? In the news, the GamesBeat D…
 
The GamesBeat Decides podcast can finally talk about Death Stranding, and that's exactly what happens on this week's episode. Gameranx producer Tom Johnson and Sidequesting editor and podcaster Erron Kelly join GamesBeat PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb for that discussion. The crew also touches on some Destiny 2 and The Outer Worlds. Join us, won't …
 
Somehow October is almost over already. With 2019 barreling towards its demise, the GamesBeat Decides podcast is here to help do your thinking for you. On this week's episode, reviews editor Mike Minotti talks more about Luigi's Mansion 3. PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb, meanwhile, gives an update on The Outer Worlds. And you should check out the spec…
 
It's time to get excited for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order because it turns out that it is good. On this week's episode of GamesBeat Decides, co-host and reviews editor Mike Minotti talks about playing the first few hours of Respawn's adventure. And he thinks this could end up as one of the best Star Wars games ever. Meanwhile, fellow co-host and PC…
 
Sony Interactive Entertainment had a big executive shakeup, and that's the big topic on this week's GamesBeat Decides podcast. Shawn Layden is leaving his role as PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss. He was at the company for more than 30 years, so what does his departure mean? Also in the news, Last of Us: Part II has a release date, Project xCloud…
 
Someone has to keep Hideo Kojima in the life to which he is accustomed, and the Monster Energy drink company has the cash to do just that. PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb invites SGQD's John Phipps and Sidequest's Erron Kelly to talk about exactly that. The crew also talk about Zelda: Link's Awakening and the Switch Lite. Join us, wont' you? In the …
 
Nintendo had a lot to say last week, and the team dives into that on the GamesBeat Decide podcast. On this week's episode, reviews editor Mike Minotti gives World of Warcraft Classic the full seal of approval and PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb is digging Control as well as Super Nintendo games on Switch. In the news, Nintendo steals the spotlight with…
 
GamesBeat Decides is back once again to make the world of video games so simple that even a child could understand. Children, however, should not listen to this show because it features grown man and GamesBeat review editor Mike Minotti cursing god for not letting him onto a server to play World of Warcraft. He is still playing Fire Emblem, though …
 
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