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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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We’re back with a jam-packed show talking Modern Warfare Crossplay Beta, Untitled Goose Game, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Overland, Red Dead Online and tons more. We’re also talking the week’s news, listener questions, and our recommendations for the week. TUNE IN ALREADY.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
179 - Unmistakingly Duty

179 - Unmistakingly Duty

2019-09-1601:22:10

We’re back and talking Modern Warfare beta, Borderlands 3, Sega Genesis Mini, Red Dead Redemption 2 Online, Lone Echo, VR Chat, P.T., Ring Fit Adventure, and how the hell is J Lo 50 years old? TUNE IN.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
178 - Niche af

178 - Niche af

2019-09-0901:11:51

This week we’re talking more Control, Final Fantasy VIII, Tetris 99, more VR, Nintendo Directs, heated problematic gamers, Carole & Tuesday, Naked Director, SiR, and TONS more. Tune in!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
177 - Ancestral Plane

177 - Ancestral Plane

2019-09-0301:11:55

We’re back and this week we’re talking Control, Final Fantasy VIII, Ancestors, Forager, Creature in the Well, and Paul’s stupid impulse VR purchase. We’re also talking the week’s news about Yakuza 7, Telltale Games, gaming’s #metoo movement, listener questions, and our recommendations for the week with a superhero show and a rich greedy family. TUNE IN!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
176 - Solo Dolo

176 - Solo Dolo

2019-08-1900:46:37

 This week we’re talking No Man’s Sky Beyond, Apex Legends Solos Mode, the week’s news and tons more. 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 joined by our good friend Bo! Tune in to hear us talk video game vision quests, new Black Ops 4 modes, Ooblets backlash, Walmart, favorite speed runs and why Pokemon and Kingdom Hearts are trash (to Bo). Tune in!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
174 - Two-Hour Tech Demo

174 - Two-Hour Tech Demo

2019-08-0501:29:54

This week we’re talking Gundam Battle Gunpla Warfare, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Fire Emblem, Black Desert Online, ESA screwups, EVO, corny Twitch streamers, and tons more. Tune in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
This week we’re joined by the one and only Jason Vega to talk about all things gaming and his upcoming Latinx Games Festival in LA this September. Tune in!Follow Jason and the LXGF on Twitter:https://twitter.com/Vegapediahttps://twitter.com/LatinxGamesFest/Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinx-games-festival-tickets-46125158591 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
172 - Drift Kings

172 - Drift Kings

2019-07-2201:45:26

 This week we’re talking more Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Apex Legends, Splatoon 2’s last Splatfest, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the week’s news, listener questions and our recommendations for the week. So tune in already! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
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
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