It is always difficult to decide what are good games podcasts and why. I did choose the five best games podcasts of 2020, so far, for me. Oh yes, I did put my own game podcast on the list. There is no other game podcast around that is focussed on the games industry. A podcast that tells about the day to day business of running a company in the gaming space. Interviews with gaming proffessionals and their insights and experiences. So lets have a look at those 5!
1. Podcast Game Consultant
Taking a unique twist on things, Reinout is a games investor and strategic business consultant in the games industry. This is, of course, when he is not hosting his podcast: Podcast Game Consultant.
Topics covered on the podcast include recent game news, a watchlist of game studios, challenges in game development and tips to get into the industry, alongside so much more!
2. Rooster Teeth Podcast
If you’re somewhat into gaming you’ve likely heard of Rooster Teeth before. On the Rooster Teeth Podcast, the team provides regular discussions on the latest gaming trends, updates, movies, and current projects they are working on.
If you’re a Rooster Teeth fan you’ve got to check it out – we recommend episode #595 ‘Making a Murder Hornet’.
3. Game Scoop!
Game scoop is another one of our favorite gaming podcasts, created by the staff over at IGN. Those who are interested in the latest gaming news should definitely tune in, providing a full week of news in each scoop.
We suggest episode 575, discussing PlayStation 5, the Final Fantasy 7 remake, games that vanished, and a classic debate of PS5 vs. Xbox series X.
4. Podcast beyond
If you’re a fan of PlayStation or are excited for the PlayStation 5 then you must tune in to Podcast Beyond.
Much like Game Scoop, Podcast Beyond is also brought to you by the IGN staff – this time the PlayStation team.
Expect much-awaited Sony news, old-fashioned shenanigans, and, of course, updates on the new PlayStation 5 console!
Podcast Beyond’s latest episode takes a look at PS5 games and Assassin’s creed Valhalla. You can check out the trailer here.
5. Giant Bombcast
Giant Bombcast is your new favorite source of gaming news, reviews, and interviews with no shortage of chaos.
Expect laughs, honest reviews, and excellent chemistry between the fantastic cast of the show.
Recent episodes include potion balls, stinky bubbles with Ben & Jeff, and Agent Smith Space Jam Warner Brothers Cinnabad.
With such a wide range of topics covered on their podcast, you’re never shy of the latest and greatest in the gaming world.
The bottom line
2020 has some of the most exciting and entertaining gaming podcasts available. If you’re looking for the latest gaming news on the PlayStation 5 (like many of us are) be sure to check out Podcast Beyond.
However, if you like your weekly dose of gaming news in chaotic form then Giant Bombcast is for you.
Reinout is a games investor and strategic business consultant specializing in the games industry. Reinout established his credentials through his own successful investments, start-ups, consulting and (advisory) board positions that led through time to strong bonds with key stakeholders in this fast paced industry. He is known for his outstanding results in the gaming industry. He has worked with many game studios around the globe and is therefore well known in the international gaming industry.
With over 20+ years of experience, well known publishers, AAA+ game developers, serial gaming entrepreneurs and management teams of gaming corporations consult him on matters that behold financial, technical, operational, strategic and commercial.
I am observing and overseeing several boards of gaming companies. My trademark is to listen, strategize and give feedback to the stakeholders involved. I also represent management/founders towards shareholders and vice versa.