81 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

    • Video Games
    • 5.0, 56 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
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

One Humble Opinion ,

One of the best!

Paul and Cam bring an amazing perspective to gaming. They are inviting, informative, and inclusive. I quickly download and listen to new episodes when they become available.

realnerdsdontkill ,

A must for games living in reality

The gaming community is oversaturated by conservative bigots who don't have a life outside of their reddit cultural bubble. The Optional Podcast is one of a growing number of progressive gaming media commentators that live in reality. That reality is one where the production, conditions, diversity, themes, quality, and love of gaming is all wrapped up in one. The Optional Podcast is also super relaxing to listen to from how they discuss games to the smooth outros. If you love games, want to listen to chill discussions, and want to hear conversations that are intelligent and not man-babies whining about having their hatespeech blocked online, then you're in the right place.

Roo1289 ,

Wow

A truly wonderful gaming podcast. These guys actually love games and are so positive and chill. This pod is so much different from most other gaming podcast.

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