73 episodes

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

The Optional Podcast The Optional Podcast

    • Games & Hobbies
    • 5.0, 52 Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Dr. ThunderBunny ,

A breath of fresh air

This podcast is a much needed respite from the cynical, pessimistic world of games criticism. The hosts are funny and offer fresh perspectives of the world of video games.

Gin18 ,

gamers of color🖤💞

im so glad yall exist, i feel acknowledged jus listening to this, it feels like a regular conversation i’d have with my own friends, i support u so much!

Perspective12 ,

And they are both hilarious!

If you are looking for thoughtful, self aware, and responsible gaming discussions you are here. These guys never shy away from deep subject matter. They also know how to have a good time while steering us through the ups and downs of the past week in gaming. Also, their music recommendations have opened my eyes to so many amazing artists.

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