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It's Game of the Year meets King of the Hill as four of Earth's best friends – Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Chris Plante, and Russ Frushtick – rank and review their favorite video games. Because shouldn't the world's best friends pick the world's best games?

The Besties Justin McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Chris Plante, Russ Frushtick

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It's Game of the Year meets King of the Hill as four of Earth's best friends – Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Chris Plante, and Russ Frushtick – rank and review their favorite video games. Because shouldn't the world's best friends pick the world's best games?

    Everybody Loves Nobody Saves the World

    Everybody Loves Nobody Saves the World

    Things come full circle as we once again dip into the Drinkbox catalogue with their newest Action RPG title, Nobody Saves the World! Also, we discuss the enormous and dumb implications of Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard.

    Also discussed: A bunch of old Activision titles that will definitely never be revived, Station Eleven, Peacemaker, Hawkeye.

    • 56 min
    Fortnite Got Buckwild When We Weren't Looking

    Fortnite Got Buckwild When We Weren't Looking

    We like to think of ourselves as four cool dads who have their finger on the pulse of what's hip with young gamers. That's why, in the year of our lord 2022, we're spending a whole episode discussing Fortnite, a game that has gone COMPLETELY off the rails in the past few years.

    Other media discussed include: Mario Paint, Illusion of Gaia, General Chaos, Haunting, Some Baby Mario Game Russ Can't Remember, How To With John Wilson, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, Keys and Kingdoms

    • 59 min
    2022's Big Video Game Predictions [The Resties]

    2022's Big Video Game Predictions [The Resties]

    This week's episode is inspired by our friends on the Triple Click podcast. Frushtick and Plante make twelve bold predictions for the world of video games in 2022. Will the Mario movie be a hit? Will Tom Cruise be the next star of Fortnite? Will Metroid Prime 4 keep the Metroid hype alive? Learn the future! Plus, our movie recs of the week: The Apartment and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.

    • 50 min
    2022's Most Anticipated Games

    2022's Most Anticipated Games

    We're jumping into the next 12 months with gusto. These are the games we'll be watching, including some games that were on our 2021 list but didn't actually come out.

    Games discussed: Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, Rune Factory 5, Triangle Strategy, Elden Ring, Starfield, Skin Deep, Sonic Frontiers, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Stray, STALKER 2, Tunic, Cursed to Golf, Horizon Forbidden West, Wordle, Record of Lodoss War-Deelit in Wonder Labyrinth, Coral Island, After Life, Nine Days, Fortnite, the Analogue Pocket.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Besties Game of the Year Spectacular - Part Two

    The Besties Game of the Year Spectacular - Part Two

    THE RITUAL IS COMPLETE. Once again, we've weighed the merits of EVERY VIDEO GAME released in 2021, and named one of them the ultimate victor. May the Gaming Gods bless us with an even richer crop in the coming year, and also happy holidays, or whatever.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    The Besties Game of the Year Spectacular - Part One

    The Besties Game of the Year Spectacular - Part One

    It's the day of the show, y'all! We've got a sweet sixteen games from this year up for the GOTY consideration, and by the end of the episode, we'll have whittled them down to an exquisite eight. Join us for a extra-long episode as we begin arbitrarily smashing these pieces of software together until only one survives!

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

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Viktor the dog ,

Would recommend, five stars

Best video game book club I'm part of.

heygiu! ,

excellent, enjoyable and inclusive!

tl;dr: an approachable and insightful look at video games as a whole. it’s delightful.

sometimes the news coming out of the gaming industry feels so far removed from anything my friends and i discuss, this feels much more....natural?

it’s really enjoyable to get their different (and often differing from each other!) perspectives.

Their experience in gaming journalism and the background knowledge that brings gives it this really interesting analysis that’s delightful to have access to.

....and just they’re four pleasant people that really want you to experience the same joy they get from video games. it’s heartwarming.

if you want a starting point:

*Animal Crossing: New Horizons will save us all!

*Hey Hades, Get Funky!

*Bioshock: Wet and Wild Fun!

(their entire 2007 “mini-arc” was actually very enjoyable and i would not mind them delving back to review older games *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Ubie990 ,

The best gaming podcast there is!

This is hands down the best gaming podcast out there.

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