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, won’t you?

In the news, the GamesBeat Decides crew talks through the production costs of the PlayStation 5 and what it means for the next-gen system’s price. Over at Electronic Arts and BioWare, plans are brewing to reboot Anthem. Does that even make sense? Mike and Jeff then break down the latest monthly U.S. games sales report from The NPD Group.

Finally, Mike is continuing to work through Mega Man Zero. Jeff, meanwhile, is getting back into Dead Cells for the new content.

GamesBeat Decides 139 show notes

  1. Pricey parts have pushed the cost of Sony’s PlayStation 5 to around $450 per unit, forcing a difficult price-setting decision, sources say
  2. Half-Life: Alyx, available March 23, 2020
  3. It Seems A Playable Xbox Build Of StarCraft Ghost Has…
  4. Geoff Keighley will skip E3 for the first time in 25 years
  5. EA will move Need for Speed development back to Criterion
  6. Nvidia’s GeForce Now is losing all Activision Blizzard games
  7. Future of Anthem
  8. January 2020 NPD: Even Goku can’t rescue game spending
  9. Xbox Elite Series 2 is one of the fastest-selling gamepads ever
  10. Mike talks Mega Man Zero
  11. Jeff talks Dead Cells
  12. Mike talks about Sonic the Hedgehog movie

GamesBeat'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. Discover our Briefings.