We are back! The GamesBeat Decides podcast took two weeks off because co-host Jeffrey Grubb had another kid. What was he thinking? But he has returned from parental leave, and co-host Mike Minotti and GamesBeat PC guest post editor Rowan Kaiser joins him.

On this week’s episode, the GamesBeat Decides team talks about Apex Legends, and how it is dominating the world. Jeff has also played Far Cry: New Dawn and explains why you may or may not want to skip it.

In the news, the team breaks down the Nintendo Direct announcements, which includes a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. And then the crew laments Activision leadership laying off 800 people following record revenues.

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Here’s everything we talk about:



  • Tetris 99
  • Eco


  • Far Cry: New Dawn
  • Tetris 99
  • Eco


  • Civilization VI
  • Apex Legends


  • Nintendo Direct
  • Activision Blizzard layoffs
  • US Copyright and Trademark Office refuses Carlton dance copyright
  • The Division 2 has more PC preorders than The Division 1 despite not being on Steam

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