Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.
What exactly was The Oregon Trail supposed to teach kids? All I learned is that dysentery is the deadliest disease that I’ve never heard of anyone actually contracting before.
Still, The Oregon Trail is one of the best games in the odd edutainment genre, which is one of the big topics we talk about on this week’s episode of GamesBeat Decides. Host Jeffrey Grubb and co-host Mike Minotti take a look back at their childhood and the Macintosh computers in their school libraries to recall classics like Math Blasters and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing.
Mike also voices the insane opinion that Destiny 2 will hit with the same thud that other recent sequels (Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2, for example) have, and he thinks developer Bungie will move on to something new in the next couple of years.
The 2nd Annual GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming Summit and GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2
January 25 – 27, 2022
Listen to the GamesBeat Decides podcast
- Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, or Stitcher
- GB Decides on Facebook
- Watch live on Twitch
- Watch on YouTube
- Subscribe to the RSS
In addition to the best educational games, Mike closes off his thoughts on Persona 5 and convinces Jeff to play it. And the guys start a news section where they break down the biggest stories of the week.
Join us, won’t you?
Listen to the audio version above or catch the podcast on YouTube instead by clicking play on the video at the top:
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties