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A fresh new take on video game criticism by people of color with a New York twist. Hosted by Kotaku's Paul Tamayo alongside the one and only Cam Brewster, The Optional covers the latest in gaming with a mix of hip-hop, comedy, and real conversations surrounding the culture. This isn't your typical games podcast. This is video game commentary for the rest of us. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
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171 - Lite Work

171 - Lite Work

2019-07-1501:19:14

 This week we’re talking Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Teppen, Dr. Mario, Super Mario Maker 2, Switch Lite, The Farewell, Midsommar and tons more. Tune in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
170 - Politically-Charged

170 - Politically-Charged

2019-07-0801:15:35

This week we’re talking Spider-Man: Far From Home, Outer Worlds’ politics, Super Mario Maker 2, Apex Legends Season 2, listener questions and our recommendations for the week. Tune in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
169 - Super Mario Makings

169 - Super Mario Makings

2019-07-0101:10:41

 This week we’re talking more Outer Wilds, Super Mario Maker 2, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the week’s news, listener questions, and TONS more. Tune in. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
168 - Take it Eaze

168 - Take it Eaze

2019-06-2401:31:01

This week we're talking gamer chairs, health checks, Cadence of Hyrule, My Friend Pedro, Outer Wilds, Blops 4, Hollow Knight, Void Bastards, the week's news, listener questions, and our recommendations for the week! Oh, and join the DISCORD ALREADY, FAM. TALK TO US.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
167 - E3 2019 Wrap-Up

167 - E3 2019 Wrap-Up

2019-06-1701:14:17

Paul and Cam process all the news coming out E3.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
It's E3 week! We're talking leaks, predictions, Google Stadia, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Apex Legends Season 2, listener questions, and our recommendations for the week. Stay tuned after the show for our spoiler chat about Striking Vipers, the latest video game-themed episode of Black Mirror. Tune in!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
165 - Lo-fi af

165 - Lo-fi af

2019-06-0401:19:51

This week, Paul and Cam are recording on the floor of Paul's new apartment so excuse the mess. We've got a jam-packed show talking about Void Bastards, Outer Wilds, Kids on iOS/Android, a new Modern Warfare reboot, Death Stranding release date, listener questions, and our recommendations for the week. So tune in and help Paul assemble some furniture or something.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
164 - Load Times No More

164 - Load Times No More

2019-05-2701:18:02

 This week we’re talking revisiting games like Tetris Effect, Apex Legends, and Splatoon 2 but also checking out new things like the Nioh 2 beta. We’re also talking the week’s news, listener questions, and our recommendations for the week. So tune in!Support us on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-optional-podcastTalk with us on Discord: https://discord.gg/T2v8CDcPlease Review us on iTunes: https://apple.co/2UvzcId--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
 This week we’re talking Division 2 drama, A Plague Tale, Cytus Alpha, Rock of Ages II, Koral, No Man’s Sky, our dark one console future predictions, HBO’s Home Movies, Wu-Tang Clan documentary series, Tuca & Bertie and much more. TUNE IN.Talk with us on Discord: https://discord.gg/T2v8CDcPlease Review us on iTunes: https://apple.co/2UvzcId--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
162 - Jive Talkin' 101

162 - Jive Talkin' 101

2019-05-1301:07:36

This week we’re back to talk more Division 2, Dragon’s Dogma, Picross Mon, and a return to Fortnite. We also talk about Riot walkouts, Final Fantasy VII teaser, Barret’s voice acting, problematic YouTubers, listener questions and our recommendations for the week. Tune in!Support us on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-optional-podcastTalk with us on Discord: https://discord.gg/T2v8CDcPlease Review us on iTunes: https://apple.co/2UvzcId--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
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