About This Show
It's Game of the Year meets King of the Hill as four of Earth's best friends discuss the week's new releases and decide if any will topple whatever game currently holds the honor. Will Killstroke 4: The Bloodening dethrone your favorite? How long can Professor Wigglebottom's Puzzle Bordello keep hold of the top spot? The choice is in the capable hands of Polygon's Chris Plante, Justin McElroy, Russ Frushtick and Griffin McElroy. The Besties: Because shouldn't the best of game be chosen by the best of friends?
Most Recent Episode
There may be be a bigger month for video game releases in recent memory, but we sure can’t think of one. Join us for a whirlwind tour of October 2017, capped off by an only slightly predictable finale.
Games discussed: Assassin’s Creed Origins, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, The Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, Super Mario Odyssey.
Rated 5 out of
Best Gaming Podcast
This is the most thoughtful gaming podcast out there. Which is a strange thing to say about a show that includes the New York Giraffe.
The review element of the show is solid, but it's the broader reflections on gaming that set the show apart. Also, while they do sometimes deal with industry and game journalism insider stuff, they manage to avoid making it self-involved.
Also, the new monthly format seems to have made a good show better.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of
Funny and informative
I've listened to the besties since the beginning and have always found that they do a great job of discussing games in a fun and entertaining way. The new format allows for more quality of information in each show, and they frequently make me laugh. I recommend this to those who want a fun gaming podcast. Keep up the good work guys!
Date published: 2014-05-21