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BYOT logoAssuming all goes well and we didn't just jinx ourselves, GamesBeat is launching its official podcast this coming Monday, August 13!

We're calling the show BYOT: Bring Your Own Topic.

Every other week, we're going to have three new guests on, and each will bring his or her own gaming-related topic (revolving around a special theme) for the group to discuss. In between conversations, we'll be grilling our friends with tough questions in our dreaded 4 Hit Points trivia game. Can they survive? Let's just say it was really ugly for our first show….

(If this podcast format sounds familiar, yes, BYOT is the second coming of the old Mobcast by By popular demand, and thanks to our sponsor Playhaven, we're able to bring it back under a new name.)


In BYOT #1, the GamesBeat staff will argue about the good and crappy of 2012 (so far). We'll follow up that episode with "The comedians of the gaming industry" and, after that, a trip down a pixelated and possibly fuzzy memory lane in an all-retro show.

Make sure you tune in on Monday, because we plan on bribing listeners with fabulous prizes (including i7 Core Processors from Intel, free games, and more). Follow GamesBeat on Facebook or Twitter to get announcements on when new BYOTs go live. And special thanks to Todd Windsor, who won our contest to come up with a new name for this podcast!