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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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167 - E3 2019 Wrap-Up

167 - E3 2019 Wrap-Up

2019-06-1701:14:38

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

2019-06-0401:20:12

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

2019-05-1301:08:20

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
161 - Fox AF

161 - Fox AF

2019-05-0602:21:35

We’re BACK… AGAIN. This week we’re talking Days Gone, Mordhau, Friends of Ringo Ishikawa, Flappy Fighter, Mortal Kombat 11, Dragon’s Dogma, Sonic trailer backlash, that expensive Valve VR headset, Nether Realm crunch, questions and our recommendations for the week. We also have a bonus spoiler chat at the very end about our thoughts on Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones (so far!) TUNE IN.Support us on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-optional-podcastTalk with us on Discord: https://discord.gg/T2v8CDcReview us on iTunes: https://apple.co/2UvzcId--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
160 - Pre-Post Malone

160 - Pre-Post Malone

2019-04-2201:26:43

 This week we talk about Joker in Smash Ultimate, Falcon Age, Supraland, Forager, Division 2, Sekiro, Turok on Switch and the PlayStation Classic Mini? We also talk about the Gameboy turning 30, the Xbox One SADE, Capcom’s expensive USB stick, PlayStation 5 details and Reggie joins Twitter along with fellow Brentwood High School alumni Paul & Cam. We also got listener questions and our recommendations for the week. Tune in!Please review us on iTunes!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
159 - Eezy Szn

159 - Eezy Szn

2019-04-0801:47:07

 This week we’re talking Sekiro difficulty, Islanders, Division 2, Elder Scrolls Blades, Mario in VR, wtf happened to Anthem, live action Cowboy Bebop, Shazam! and tons more! Tune in. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
158 - Domi-knows

158 - Domi-knows

2019-04-0101:15:47

 This week we’re talking more Division 2, Battlefield V’s Firestorm, Sekiro, the week’s news, listener questions and more. Tune in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
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