It was a busy week in video games. The Game Awards unleashed its “world exclusives” on Thursday, and we dive deeply into all of the announcements from that show on this week’s GamesBeat Decides podcast. On this episode, GamesBeat IndieBeat editor Stephanie Chan and VentureBeat managing editor Jason Wilson join host Jeffrey Grubb. The trio spends time trying to pick up the pieces of their lives as they catch up on Game of the Year and prepare to cover Sony’s PlayStation Experience.

As part of the discussion of The Game Awards, the crew took some time to talk about Hideo Kojima’s eternally upcoming PS4 (PS5?) exclusive Death Stranding. The artist formerly known as “Konami employee No. 455540” revealed a new 8-minute teaser for the game that featured giant humanoid-looking creatures, an ominous world, and a baby inside The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus’s throat.

But outside of trying to navigate the mind of Kojima, the GamesBeat Decides crew also took some time to discuss A Way Out developer Josef Fares shouting “fuck the Oscars” on stage during The Game Awards and what is happening over on crowdfunding platform Patreon.

Games discussed:

  • Nier: Automata
  • Yakuza 0
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Champions Ballad DLC
  • Never Stop Sneakin’
  • Reigns: Her Majesty
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Gorogoa
  • Engare
  • Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs
  • Skyrim Switch
  • Dragon’s Dogma PS4 remaster
  • Civilization VI
  • Elder Scrolls Legends: Clockwork City expansion
  • TriDo

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