Want to stay updated and follow all the trends related to the gaming industry? Then listening to gaming podcasts is a great way for that, as there are really cool podcasts you can listen to and get through the day while learning about news and developments in the gaming industry. There are big gaming corporations that have their own gaming podcasts, but there are also other podcasts hosted by experts once being a part of famous gaming sites. Thanks to these gaming podcasts, you will find unbiased reviews and conversations on your favorite games, studios, and releases in the gaming industry whenever you want.
We're sharing 6 gaming podcasts that almost every gamer loves to listen to. Have a look, maybe you'll enjoy them too.
1. The Official Xbox Podcast (Was Major Nelson Radio)
Well, the name says itself, it's The Official Xbox Podcast, the only Xbox podcast straight from Microsoft. It's hosted by Larry Hryb, Rebecca Gordius, and Jeff Rubenstein. They discuss the latest news on Xbox, share interviews with top gaming and technology influential people, and give a first-hand glimpse into what it is like to work at Xbox and Microsoft. Listen to "The Official Xbox Podcast" and know more about hardware, games, and services that reach millions of gamers around the globe.
There is a video version of the podcast on YouTube
2. How Did This Get Played?
Released in June 2019, "How Did This Get Played?" focuses on the "worst" and "weirdest" games ever created. Hosted by Heather Anne Campbell, Nick Wiger, and Matt Apoaca, "How Did This Get Played?" is more of a comedy podcast than any other on this list as they give their comedic reviews on the games but no less insightful for that. There is also a series called "70 Minutes in Gaming Heaven" where they talk about the things they're enjoying playing regularly to break up the experience of living in "gaming hell" with games like Duke Nukem Forever or Postal. Besides that, they have general episodes related to the world of videogames like backlog and first-person shooters and have run series on the Mario games like "70 Minutes in Mario Heaven", "Super Mario Bros. 2 with Cody Ziglar", and more.
In a nutshell, this podcast is very insightful and can be on your go-to list, changing the way you look at your favorite games.
3. No Cartridge Audio
"No Cartridge Audio", hosted by Trevor Strunk, is another gaming podcast mainly focused on games' analysis through a gamer lens with a casual approach, alongside fun and exciting detour. You will be delighted to see its new episodes in your Spotify feed. "No Cartridge Audio" covers video games and video game news on their "Patch Notes" episode with co-host Jonathan Bernhardt. "Patch Notes" include news on Star Citizen groundbreaking game, Activision Blizzard, and much more. There are also episodes covering anime with co-host Piss in "No Wallscroll". Trevor has recurring guests like Dia Lacina, Marc Normandin, and guests from podcasts like Chapo Trap House and Shutdown Fullcast.
His way of keeping conversations flowing smoothly is what sets this gaming podcast apart from the others.
4. What's Good Games
This is something fresh in the gaming podcast world. "What's Good Games" is a video game podcast hosted by Join Andrea Rene, Brittney Brombacher, and Kristine Steimer. They cover the latest news, analyze the video games of the week, give reviews and impressions of upcoming titles and discuss their listeners' questions. Тhey talk extensively about everything from their favorite games industry news, new consoles, and hardware. A great podcast if you are interested in another perspective of things.
5. Kinda Funny Games Daily
"Kinda Funny Games Daily" is one of the most popular daily video game news podcasts hosted by Greg Miller, Nick Scarpino, Tim Gettys, Kevin Coello, Joey Noelle, Andy Cortez, Blessing Adeoye, and Barrett Courtney. They cover the latest news on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and more alongside a cast of games industry people. They have a video version on Youtube as well.
6. The Nextlander Podcast
This podcast is hosted by Vinny Caravella, Brad Shoemaker, and Alex Navarro. They share their expertise, knowledge, and passion regarding games with weekly discussions and reviews about what is trending, what they play, what's happening in the gaming industry, and whatever else they're up to.