Gamer podcasts are great ways to keep up with development, culture, and industry news. Video games are a massive business these days, and keeping up with consoles from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft is hard enough. But that’s just one part of the gaming ecosystem these days.
Oculus and Steam have VR marketplaces, as do Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR (which is partnered with Oculus). Then there are the iOS and Android marketplaces for smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and more. And let’s not forget about the PC Gaming master race.
Gaming is nearly a $140 billion industry as of January 2019, and these are the best podcasts to stay current with them.
10. The Game Informer Show
Cast: Ben Hanson
The Game Informer editors (along with notable developers and other guests) discuss today’s video game topics in three segments. Listener emails are also included.
Cast: Jeff Cannata, Christian Spicer
DLC combines expert commentary with listener comments to create an entertaining look at all things gaming. It’s not just video games either – they include all sorts of tabletop and other games.
8. Glitch Please
Cast: Gustavo Sorola, Burnie Burns, Ryan Haywood, Ashley Jenkins
The Rooster Teeth crew has deep gaming experience, and this entertaining podcast has moved around (and changed names from The Patch) a bit. It’s still a great place to find out what’s happening in the industry.
7. The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast
Cast: Jamie Keagy, Tony Topper, Chris Miller, Steve Spang, Brian Bender
Five friends turned their York, PA gaming club into a bi-weekly podcast discussing all aspects of gaming culture from a variety of perspectives. It’s like playing D&D with a group of your own friends.
Cast: Mom Brain, Kirby, Nicky Hill, RawmeatCowboy
Nintendo fanboys can’t be beat, and this crew manages to consistently cover a laundry list of news regarding the iconic video game brand. If you love all things Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, or Kirby, this is the gamer podcast to listen to.
5. What’s Good Games
Cast: Brittney Brombacher, Andrea Rene, Kirstine Steimer
Three self-proclaimed nerds and video game experts dish on all things video games in this entertaining podcast. It’s always nice to hear a female point of view in the industry, especially in the wake of Gamergate.
4. Game Scoop!
Cast: Daemon Hatfield, Marty Sliva, Ryan McCaffrey, Brian Altano, Jose Otero
IGN knows gaming, and this crew takes the podcast to all the major gaming events, like E3 and PAX. Nobody gets better inside information on video games, comic books, anime, and all things geek culture than IGN.
3. The Co-optional Podcast
Cast: John “TotalBiscuit” Bain, Brooke “Dodger” Lawson, Jesse “OMFGcata” Cox
The Co-Op crew is all over Twitch and other gaming channels with over 200 episodes taking over 2 hours a piece. That’s a lot of information for gamers, and it’s entertaining enough to keep you glued to your speakers the entire time.
2. Gamers With Jobs – Conference Call
Cast: Shawn Andrich, Sean Sands, Julian Murdoch, Allen Cook, Cory Banks, Amanda Knowlton, Rob Zacny, Lara Crigger, Jonathan Downin
GWJ are…wait for it…gamers with jobs who meet for regularly video chats about all things video games. Between them, they’ve tried everything, and it’s nice to get varied perspectives on topics.
1. Giant Bombcast
Cast: Ryan Davis, Jeff Gerstmann
Former GameSpot editors Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis created GiantBomb to bring personality to gaming news. Now it’s one of the most iconic video game news and reviews destinations, and Drew Scanlon inspired one of the best memes of 2017 on Twitter.