Nothing is happening in gaming this week, so the GI podcast takes aim at the coming year and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the shows and conventions that will shape 2013.

Matt Bertz, Andy Reiner, and Jeff Cork join fill-in host Adam Biessener in talking about the year to come. The year starts with the Consumer Electronics Show next week, and we talk about the storied history of that gathering before moving on through DICE, GDC, E3, Gamescom, and more. Hundreds of headlines take form at each of these shows, but they each have a unique character and occupy a particular place in the ebb and flow of the annual video games calendar – so listen in for a more holistic perspective on the yearly gaming schedule.

We even manage to mostly avoid kvetching about the long work days covering these events entails for us journalists. Mostly.

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