BYOT: The GamesBeat Podcast





August 2012
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Because you can't listen to just one, BYOT is back with its second episode. This week, our guests have one thing in common: They are all funny. Funny and profane. The two things they have in common are that they are funny and profane...and they make a lot of jokes about penises. Hang on...the three things they have in common are that they are funny, profane, and make jokes about penises...and they work in the video game industry. The the things they have in common...amongst their commonalities are being funny, profane...I'll try again.

The guests this time around are's eponymous Seanbaby,'s Jeff Reitman, and Betable's Sheila Bryson. WARNING: They make a lot of crude jokes, which is something that happens when you get three comedians in a room together. It's actually the top-secret Fifth Law of Thermodynamics.

Special thanks to Playhaven, our official sponsor!

This episode's topics:

  • Does Kickstarter suck?
  • If you had a time machine, which game genre would you eliminate from history?
  • What would a social Facebook game based on your life be like?

Direct download: BYOT_Episode_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Here it is: the first episode of GamesBeat’s official podcast, BYOT. That stands for “Bring Your Own Topic,” but you don’t have to put those trampolines or tapirs away just yet. Who doesn’t love a bouncing tapir?

Our first show features an all-star cast from your lovely GamesBeat staff: editor-in-chief Dan “Shoe” Hsu, head writer Dean Takahashi, copy editor Jason Wilson, and culture editor Sebastian Haley. Each of them has brought his own 2012-centric topic to discuss with the group, and they break it up with a smattering of evil trivia.


  • Games of 2012 we should champion
  • The single worst things to happen to gaming this year
  • The rise of online gambling
  • Are we done with blockbuster games?

CONTEST ALERT: We’re giving away grab bags of goodies to two lucky fans who help us promote this episode by linking to it on Twitter and including the #GamesBeatBYOT hashtag. The contest ends in two weeks.

Special thanks to Playhaven, our official launch sponsor.

Direct download: BYOT__Episode_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm EST