The Besties

The Besties

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Because shouldn’t the best of game be chosen by the best of friends?


2019 Recap Special
Dec 27, 2019 • 6 min
The Besties bid farewell to 2019 with the highs and lows of some of the biggest trends of the year.
Game of the Year Part 2
Dec 20, 2019 • 5 min
Time to decide the best video game of 2019. We’ve tabulated our votes, and we’re even including a surprise bracket, as voted on by the fans. Here we go, folks. It’s all led to this.
Game of the Year Part 1
Dec 13, 2019 • 6 min
Who better to pick the world’s best games than the world’s best friends? The Besties kick off the 2019 Game of the Year special with an intense melee of the greatest video games to walk the Earth in the last 12 months. Got a submission? Send it to…
Death Stranding
Dec 6, 2019 • 41 min
Who likes walking? Justin likes walking! Hideo Kojima’s long-awaited walking epic captures Justin’s heart, but will the other Besties be as charmed? Also: What other games would be well-served by entering the “Strand” genre?
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Dec 6, 2019 • 38 min
Griffin loves his adorable little pocket monsters and tries his very best to convince the boys that they are truly creatures of god. This is generally ineffectual. Also: Pokémon that get far, far worse the more they evolve.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Dec 6, 2019 • 38 min
The Besties are back! This week they’re discussing Respawn’s Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen Order, and diving into the weird world of deep cut Star Wars lore, from Yaddle to jizz (literally the official term for the genre of music in the cantina scene) .
Best Games of 2018
Dec 25, 2018 • 182 min
Wondering what the best games of 2018 were? Join Justin McElroy, Griffin McElory, Chris Plante and Russ Frushtick as they venture forth and discuss the cream of the crop. Will it be the last Besties episode ever? Yes! Maybe! I don’t know! We just hope you…
April 2018 and a Status Update on the Future
May 14, 2018 • 79 min
Hello Besties fans! First off, we love all of you! Secondly, we wanted to let you know that we’ll be shifting back to just having The Besties as an end-of-year special. You can hear all about it in the episode, but this was the solution we were able to…
March 2018
Apr 9, 2018 • 81 min
There were a ton of games trying to beat the Q1 deadline, but as The Besties soon learned, some of those titles may have needed a little more time in the oven. Or maybe they were beyond hope? Who’s to say? Not us, we have no idea. Listen, we don’t know…
February 2018
Mar 7, 2018 • 66 min
February is the month of love and we’ve got a crop of games that … well, we like them. Maybe not like like them, but we regular like them a great deal. Games discussed: Lemon drinks, Almost a Hero, Monster Hunter World, Slay the Spire, Bayonetta 2,…
January 2018
Feb 9, 2018 • 78 min
Games discussed: Iconoclasts, SOS, Sea of Thieves, Celeste, Subnautica, Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Colossus.
The Best Game of 2017
Jan 3, 2018 • 167 min
In defiance of reason, good taste and the laws of both god and man, your pals The Besties sat down and recorded a two-hour-and-forty-five-minute battle royale to decide the best game of 2017. Get comfy, get hydrated.
November and December 2017
Dec 14, 2017 • 62 min
Since they waited so ding dang long to record their November and because December is a crummy month for releases, The Besties have combined both months into one big (OK, so it’s regular-length) episode. Enjoy! Games discussed: Animal Crossing: Pocket…
October 2017
Nov 9, 2017 • 84 min
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…
pick the best games of September 2017
Oct 4, 2017 • 91 min
September was one of the most jam-packed months of 2017 until … well, next month. But worry not, dear listener. The Besties are here to filter out all the disgusting chaff and leave you with a heaping plate of gaming wheat. Delicious, delicious wheat.…
pick the best games of August 2017
Sep 15, 2017 • 87 min
We know, we know, it’s late, and it’s really, really hard not to just talk about Destiny 2, but you know what? We don’t. Because we’re true professionals with a vague recollection of games that came out before Destiny 2. Games discussed: Everybody’s Golf,…
pick the best games of July 2017
Aug 15, 2017 • 78 min
It’s a hot one After a slow June, things have picked back up considerably for July. We’ve got a ton of great games to talk about and, most excitingly, one of Russ’ classic characters makes an extremely unexpected return. Games discussed: Destiny 2 Beta,…
pick the best games of June 2017
Jul 10, 2017 • 67 min
It’s gotten a little slow, but we’re still here OK, things have slowed down for game releases in June. How slow? Well, one of our games was released in May. But, we’re still here picking the best games of the month, just for you. Games discussed: Final…
pick the best games of May 2017
Jun 9, 2017 • 82 min
April showers bring good games We’re back with another surprisingly great month of games. This May brings us a few out-of-nowhere surprises and a couple of big releases. A happy May to us all! Games discussed: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Card…
pick the best games of April 2017
May 9, 2017 • 92 min
It’s only APRIL? Remember when good games only came out after Madden? That’s out the window. It’s been a stunner of a year already for game releases, and the streak continues in April with everything from JRPG/dating games to idle games. Join the Besties…
are picking the best games of March 2017
Apr 7, 2017 • 76 min
You probably guessed it already Just because you almost certainly know what game we picked as the best of March 2017, doesn’t mean you can’t listen and enjoy hearing about all the games that aren’t the best game of March 2017. It’s about the journey,…
pick the best games of February 2017
Mar 6, 2017 • 96 min
At least the games have been good in 2017! Though we still don’t have a great explanation as to why, the first ever Polygon podcast has returned on a monthly basis. Join The Besties (Russ Frushtick, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy and Chris Plante) as…
pick the best games of January 2017
Feb 9, 2017 • 78 min
Yes, they’re back. OK? Though we still don’t have a great explanation as to why, the first ever Polygon podcast has returned on a monthly basis. Join The Besties (Russ Frushtick, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy and Chris Plante) as they nonsensically…
podcast: Best of 2016
Dec 13, 2016 • 198 min
Yes, it’s true, we’ve returned for yet another round of nobody’s favorite video game podcast, The Besties. Join your hosts Justin McElroy, Chris Plante, Russ Frushtick and Griffin McElroy as they pick the year’s best game with a methodology that ranges…
Game of the Year special for 2015 is now available, you monster
Dec 28, 2015 • 164 min
Last year, we published a post called “The Final Besties Ever.” We’re sorry that we lied about that, but we’re even sorrier for those of you who made it happen by constantly demanding that we do it. We can’t imagine what dark hole is embedded in your…
The Final Besties Ever: 2014’s best games battle it out
Dec 22, 2014 • 238 min
This is it. The Besties have been on hiatus — which intimates a brief pause in an otherwise regular schedule, so let’s call it a “temporary cancellation” — for a few months now, but we’ve gathered the crew back together for one last hurrah. We’re going to…
Best games of July 2014 - The Besties
Aug 6, 2014 • 111 min
It’s fair to say that July 2014 will not go down as the most active month in video game history. There were so few major releases this July that we decided the best way to cope was to go into the deep, dark past. Each Bestie was asked to select one game…
The best games of June 2014 according to The Besties
Jul 8, 2014 • 91 min
Remember last month when a surprise cloud of quality games rained down upon us, soaking us in the joys of kart racing and nazi shooting? Those warm rains of spring have passed and what remains is the scorched, dry earth of summer. Sure, a couple of nice…
The Besties: The Best Games of May 2014
Jun 5, 2014 • 113 min
What a peculiar May. Typically, I think of spring as a dumping ground, the soft, warm land where publishers unceremoniously bury games that failed to meet internal creative expectations or sales projections. The past few years have changed that, partly…
The Besties: The Best Games of April 2014
May 9, 2014 • 127 min
The ides of March were nothing compared to this! Yes, April is upon us and it seems many game companies are just holding their collective breath in order to make it all the way to May, which happens to be so packed with video games that we can’t even…
The Besties: The Best Games of March 2014
Apr 10, 2014 • 109 min
I hope you enjoyed March. The month full of big game releases may be the last of its kind for the foreseeable future. Looking at the calendar, we won’t see four weeks so full of hyped AAA and indie games until fall. That’s why we chose to withhold Dark…
The Besties: The Best Games of February 2014
Mar 7, 2014 • 109 min
February came and went. The shortest month of the year was practically a wasteland in terms of major game releases. The standout AAA game, Thief, left many of us feeling robbed. And Fable’s anniversary wasn’t quite worth celebrating. Then again, maybe we…
The Besties: The Best Games of January 2014
Feb 12, 2014 • 101 min
The Besties are back! At the end of 2013, the fate of the show was unclear. We were unsure what the podcast would look like in 2014. But after hearing positive feedback from many of our listeners, we buckled down and came up with a new format. We really…
Game of the Year 2013 Video Special - Part 2 (Audio only)
Dec 30, 2013 • 72 min
In the words of 2 Unlimited, “Y’all ready for this?” The Besties return to finish the fight. Eight games emerged from last week’s battle royal, but only one has the grit to claim the title of Besty. Will it be Gone Home? Or Towerfall? Or maybe Zelda? What…
Game of the Year 2013 Video Special - Part 1 (Audio Only)
Dec 30, 2013 • 97 min
The time has come! Just like last year, The Besties have come together to celebrate the holidays and decide, once and for all, which game will be crowned the very best of 2013. We narrowed it down to 16 games (four of which came direct from the audience)…
81: ‘Twas the night before Besty
Dec 13, 2013 • 64 min
I can’t believe we’re about to film another end of the year Besties Besty Special. But I shouldn’t let the excitement spoil this week’s episode. Live in the present, Plante! Be here now. Okay, so what do we have? Oh, just a number of heartfelt,…
80: Thanksgiving surprise
Nov 27, 2013 • 63 min
We couldn’t let you brave the long trip home all alone. Earlier this week, The Besties recorded a special, pre-holiday episode. Thank goodness, because we’d missed a number of great games during launch month madness. There’s so much left to hit before the…
79: Left Behind
Nov 15, 2013 • 51 min
We know, it’s PS4 launch week, but aren’t you burnt out on our coverage already? Seriously, between the packed-to-brim StoryStream and 12-hour live video stream, we wager you’ve had your fill. That’s why, this week, we’re talking about decidedly…
78: Our fondest memories of the generation
Nov 8, 2013 • 64 min
To send off the current generation of consoles, we decided to do something a little special. There are no winners or losers this week, just our fondest memories from one of gaming’s longest console cycles. I had a nice time recording this episode. Like…
77: A kid-shaped pile of rats
Nov 1, 2013 • 36 min
It’s almost here. The calamity of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch month can be heard in the distance; the vibrations can be felt if you stand still enough. Are you ready? Enjoy these final couple Besties of the current generation. We’ll see you on…
76: Poor, poor Sonic
Oct 25, 2013 • 39 min
I come here to praise Sonic, not to bury him. Wait, that’s wrong. I come here to bury him — or at least the happy memories I once had of him. Fortunately, my besties Justin and Griffin have positive things to talk about, like the surprises of The Stanley…
75: A very merry Pokémon special
Oct 18, 2013 • 39 min
Last week we promised an all Pokémon episode. This week we deliver. The Besties discuss pocket monsters on a level of granularity that ultimately drives Justin to the brink of insanity. Can you handle that? Maybe you’re not the sort of person who wants to…
74 - GD Ritzy’s
Oct 11, 2013 • 49 min
Russ is gone. We know, we’d thought we’d be thrilled about it too, but damned if we don’t miss the little guy. But hey, he’ll be back next week, right? Until we’re doing our best to cheer ourselves up with video games. Play the pain away. 4:13 - Best…
73 - A bowl of SteamOS
Sep 27, 2013 • 58 min
The whole gang is back together! Griffin returns from Japan to regale us with amazing stories of vegetables and video games and video games starring vegetables. By the end of the episode, we get to the big topic of the week: SteamOS. Valve has decided to…
72 - GTYay
Sep 20, 2013 • 50 min
This week, Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto 5 and the rest of the games industry politely gave it and its hype plenty of space to do their thing. Justin, Frushtick and I (sadly Griffin is busy covering Tokyo Game Show in Japan) talk about the things we…
71 - Three’s company
Sep 13, 2013 • 42 min
Due to technical difficulties only three Besties were able to record this week. Frushtick, Griffin and I try to make magic without the magician, Justin McElroy. Do we succeed? You of course will be the judge. It’s been a slow news week, what with the…
70 - The avuncular episode
Sep 6, 2013 • 40 min
Frushtick is an uncle! Yes, the man of a thousand roles has a new one: the grown-up responsible for introducing a child to video games. Congratulations to Russ and the Frushtick clan. We return after a holiday hiatus to discuss everything from a…
69 - Live-ish from New York!
Aug 23, 2013 • 62 min
You ask for more Grant. You get more Grant. That’s how things work here with The Besties. We give the people what they want. But what’s this? Zounds! It appears your wish was made on a cursed monkey’s paw. You know not what you’ve done! You see, in…
68 - Down in a hole
Aug 16, 2013 • 51 min
The gang gets back together before being dashed apart once more. This week on The Besties, the whole gang is back together, which is exciting because the next few weeks will be rife with missing members. So enjoy it while you can! We also get a glimpse…
67 - A wild Grant appears
Aug 9, 2013 • 60 min
This week there is no me. Yes, due to a mysterious stomach virus, I, your Besties poster was unable to attend the weekly podcast. But don’t worry, because another, balder and smarter Chris filled the vacancy. This week, I hope you enjoy the silky smooth…
66 - Rise of the Sun
Aug 5, 2013 • 46 min
What’s that sound? Well I’ll be! It’s the dulcet tones of Mr. David Tach. Yes, this week Dave “Sweet Sweet Butter Voice” Tach fills in for Justin “Hoops” McElroy. We discuss the rising of a triad, the setting of a sun, the returning of a shadow and the…
65 - Attack of the Giant Monsters from Outer Space
Jul 26, 2013 • 48 min
The theme of this week’s Besties is giant monsters. The gang discusses kaiju, space ants and malevolent monolithic mega corps from the not-so-distant future. Like the summer’s big films, a number of recent game releases are sci-fi allegories about the way…
64 - Best of the first half of 2013
Jul 19, 2013 • 42 min
It’s that time of the year. The Besties gather around the digital fire to share fond memories of their favorite games, some as old as January itself. Yes, it’s the middle of July and we’re recounting the best games of the year, so far. Some of you might…
63 - The Last of Russ
Jul 12, 2013 • 53 min
It’s possible you’ve never noticed this odd bit of Besties trivia. Each week, we invite a new clone of the original Russ Frushtick to discuss the week’s best things. The new clone is cloned from the previous week’s clone, Multiplicity style. Surely,…
62 - All Animal Crossing, all the time
Jun 28, 2013 • 41 min
Welcome to the end of days. It’s rare that all four Besties find themselves smitten by a single game, let alone one for weeks on end. And yet, that’s just what has happened with Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 3DS. It has taken the quartet by storm, sucking…
61 - Welcome back for the first time
Jun 21, 2013 • 47 min
Allow me one moment to welcome any new listeners who were introduced to The Besties by our recent E3 video spectacular. The podcast is a little different than what you saw last week. For one, it’s not filmed. For two, the rules and structure tend to…
60 - An embarrassment of riches
Jun 7, 2013 • 50 min
Is it Christmas in June? Usually the period around E3 is like a desert in which the year’s worst games are left to rot under the sweltering summer sun. But as you may have gleamed from the carousel of review scores on the Polygon homepage, we have been…
Podcast 59 — Griffin buys a Wii U
May 31, 2013 • 47 min
I take a break from the podcast to fulfill my civic duty and Griffin McElroy buys a Wii U. I’m genuinely curious what our listeners think about this decision. At first, I was befuddled. It’s like when a man buys an expensive umbrella in the middle of a…
Podcast 58 — The best of Xbox One
May 24, 2013 • 50 min
Throw us an Xbone, why don’t you? We’re not sure if you heard, maybe you didn’t, but there’s a new Xbox coming soon. Well, not soon, but this year, for sure. On The Besties this week, we dive deep and come back with the pearls. 07:30 - Best cell phone…
Podcast 57 - The talking helicopter
May 17, 2013 • 46 min
The gang is back in action. On this week’s episode of The Besties, there’s some derisive Snoopy talk, as well as an anthropomorphic helicopter. Griffin has his doubts and Justin changes his pick at the last minute, much to the chagrin of the other…
Podcast 56 - The backhanded compliment
May 10, 2013 • 54 min
Mr. Dave Tach fills in for the absent Griffin McElroy this week. His dulcet tones could melt an ice cap, but are they enough to warm our hearts in Brother M’s absence? This episode’s a hodgepodge, in which the good is bad, the bad is good and Kickstarter…
Podcast 55 - A mouthful of candies
May 3, 2013 • 45 min
I love Candy Box. I’d hate to spoil what Candy Box is. So trust me. Before you press that play button, click this link. Play Candy Box for a few minutes, then leave it open on a browser tab and return for the podcast. Follow these instructions precisely.…
Podcast 54 - The awkward episode
Apr 26, 2013 • 49 min
Griffin couldn’t help himself. Drunk off back to back wins, the Brother McElroy brought one of the most awkward topics to date. This business. I believe we discussed the topic with the greatest amount of grace and respect afforded a podcast that…
Podcast 53 - Let’s finish this week
Apr 19, 2013 • 41 min
Boy, am I happy to end this week. Over the past few days, I’ve struggled to write, think or care about video games. I’ve struggled to really do anything. Surely I’m not alone. What an awful week. What an absolutely awful week. And yet, some really amazing…
Podcast 52 - Life choices
Apr 12, 2013 • 56 min
Why hello there. This week on The Besties, we’ve decided to stick with the rules set forth in last week’s episode because, hey, consistency has to rear its ugly head once in a while. And if Justin sounds quiet this week, it’s because his internet is crap…
Podcast 51 - New rules
Apr 5, 2013 • 54 min
We’ve read your comments. You miss the original concept of four best friends battling to the death to decide the best game of the week. Or maybe you want less nitty-gritty mechanic talk. Or you’re the one soul on Planet Earth that yearns to hear the…
Podcast 50 - Gears of War: Judgment and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Mar 22, 2013 • 48 min
Let’s hear it for the supporting character! This week, we discuss two games based off the less popular sidekicks of major franchises. First, we have the Ballad of Baird, also known as Gears of War: Judgment. The fourth game in the Gears of War franchise…
Podcast 49 - Ridiculous Fishing and Super Stickman Golf 2
Mar 15, 2013 • 51 min
All mobile all the time. In the history of The Besties, when the gents end up bringing mobile games to the table, it doesn’t bode well for the quality of said games. This week is the exception to the rule, as they’re talking about two of the best games of…
Podcast 48 - Tomb Raider and SimCity
Mar 8, 2013 • 51 min
Two big games, including one that works! This week on The Besties, Chris Plante is galavanting out in Japan for work (probably), so we’ve gone and found his temporary replacement: the incomparable Phil Kollar. Phil authored the Polygon review of Tomb…
Podcast 47 - Proteus and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Mar 1, 2013 • 44 min
Call it a sick day. Griffin succumbed to the Andromeda Strain this week, leaving Frushtick, Hoops and myself to brave The Besties without him. I confess, it was tough. Fortunately, we had two very different, very unusual games to discuss in the forms of…
Podcast 46 - Crysis 3 and Bit.Trip Runner 2
Feb 22, 2013 • 52 min
The Besties enter the next generation! This week on The Besties, we talk about the mysterious ghost man living above Griffin’s garage. If you think that’s grim, just wait till you hear our recap of the PlayStation 4 launch event. Justin does his best to…
Podcast 45 - Fire Emblem: Awakening and Dead Space 3
Feb 15, 2013 • 54 min
The Besties are back! This week on The Besties, we discuss babies having babies and then having those babies fight for their baby parents. There’s also talk of the thrills and chills of space combat, with an emphasis on the thrills. Hey, look at this, two…
Podcast 44 - Antichamber and Ni No Kuni
Feb 1, 2013 • 51 min
Long live The Besties! This week’s episode revolves around the mysteries of Doritos, Taco Bell and much, much more. Also Plante takes the opportunity to not say anything for the longest time in Besties history. Where was he? What was he thinking? We may…
Podcast 43 - Temple Run 2 and DMC: Devil May Cry
Jan 25, 2013 • 52 min
The march of The Besties continues! This week on The Besties, an old friend stops by for a visit and there’s some examination of the latest free-to-play game burning up the charts. Oh yes, and Dante’s resurrection is making some people grumpy. 03:00 -…
Podcast 42 - Kentucky Route Zero and Dark Souls
Jan 18, 2013 • 44 min
Oh ye of little faith! The Besties are back for 2013 to warm your hearths and hearts. As per usual, the rules have been changed, but don’t worry, it’s only to protect the innocent. We’ve got some new games, we’ve got some old games and we’ve got a time…
41 - End of 2012 Special Part 2
Jan 18, 2013 • 70 min
This is the audio-only version of Part 2 of our end of year video special. Enjoy! Theme song by Ian Dorsch Get the show: Download MP3” Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) Subscribe on iTunes
40 - End of 2012 Special Part 1
Jan 18, 2013 • 51 min
This is the audio-only version of Part 1 of our end of year video special. Enjoy! Theme song by Ian Dorsch Get the show: Download MP3” Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) Subscribe on iTunes
Podcast 39
Dec 14, 2012 • 56 min
This week on The Besties, we take a look back at all the games that have made it into our Hall of Fame of 2012. We also decide which three games from the fan vote are getting resurrected for next week’s finals. And, what’s this, one of our very first HOF…
Podcast 38
Dec 7, 2012 • 53 min
In what is basically the last week of the year in terms of big video game releases, The Besties are concerned with one thing and one thing only: holiday cookies. Oh, what the heck, we’ll talk about some games as well! Far Cry 3 is the heavy hitter of the…
Podcast 37
Nov 30, 2012 • 50 min
This week, The Besties examine just how humble you need to be for the Humble Bundle. Also, Griffin tries to explain Persona, much to the chagrin of all involved. There’s also a question of how Agent 47 manages to hide in the middle of Chinatown, even as a…
Podcast 36
Nov 26, 2012 • 64 min
The Besties all trekked off for Thanksgiving last week, but before did, they wanted to share their thoughts on the Wii U! Yes, it’s an entire episode dedicated to Nintendo’s latest gaming console. Oh, and there’s also a special guest who hasn’t shown his…
Podcast 35
Nov 16, 2012 • 52 min
The Besties are back in fine form, discussing the merits of Michael Crichton and examining the mysteries of frogs and fractions. There’s also some talk about a little-known game called Black Ops 2 and some Halo 4 fatigue begins to set in. 03:00 - Halo 4…
Podcast 34
Nov 9, 2012 • 56 min
After a night of heavy drinking, some of The Besties aren’t quite up to fighting form. And yet, they press on! In this episode, Assassin’s Creed 3 makes its second appearance, and we give some props to some unhappy birds. There’s also some mention of a…
Podcast 33
Nov 2, 2012 • 56 min
So it turns out that we don’t actually know how to count to 33 in roman numerals, so we’re going with tried-and-true ‘Merican numbers from now on. Other changes include a new theme song by the talented Ian Dorsch and we’re no longer bleeping out cuss…
Podcast XXXII
Oct 19, 2012 • 50 min
Besties! Those stunning changes you were expecting? Yeah…sorry…you’ll have to wait on those. The Besties are back, in pretty much the form you remember them in. But the changes! They’re coming! We swear! And no, the changes don’t involve us stopping the…
Podcast XXXI (archive)
Oct 7, 2012 • 48 min
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Podcast xXx
Sep 28, 2012 • 45 min
Besties! Here’s our State of the Union: We love video games. Much like Vin Diesel or (to a lesser extent) Ice Cube before us. Won’t your join us for our 30th show-ebration? We certainly hope you will. 04:30 - Griffin McElroy - Little Big Planet Vita (PS…
Podcast XXIX (archive)
Sep 20, 2012 • 58 min
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Podcast: Wii U special
Sep 14, 2012 • 43 min
Besties! Straight up: We didn’t play anything this week. There. We said it. Also, Russ Frushtick is in Japan, so we thought that we’d talk about yesterday’s big Wii U event where pricing, dates and much more was revealed. So, what’d we think? Well, you’ll…
Podcast XXVII
Sep 7, 2012 • 47 min
Besties! Besties! An old friend visits the show, proclaiming a love for the mightiest shape of them all. There’s also some talk about overly complicated board games and the importance of maintaining one’s composure when being a ninja. Also, Plante worries…
Podcast XXVI
Aug 31, 2012 • 49 min
Besties! This week on The Besties, Griffiin returns from his escapades. What do the Mannequin movies and Pokemon have in common? So, so much. This week on The Besties, Griffin returns from travelling around the world and Justin attempts to take control of…
Podcast XXV (archive)
Aug 25, 2012 • 42 min
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Podcast XXIV
Aug 17, 2012 • 40 min
Besties! You know you want to spend the weekend with The Besties. How could you not? Another week has come and gone, and The Besties are here to let you know what games you should be playing. This week, Griffin is in Germany, so the honey-voiced Dave Tach…
Podcast XXIII
Aug 10, 2012 • 44 min
Besties! Your friends The Besties are back with the audio security blanket you need to help snuggle you into the weekend. This week on The Besties, we continue to deal with the staggering lack of releases during the summer months. We get a blast from the…
Podcast XXII (archive)
Jul 28, 2012 • 37 min
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Podcast XXI
Jul 27, 2012 • 41 min
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Podcast XX
Jul 20, 2012 • 48 min
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Podcast XIX
Jul 13, 2012 • 47 min
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Podcast XVIII
Jul 6, 2012 • 48 min
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Podcast XVII
Jun 29, 2012 • 52 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/41IybjzL1E43nMlGI2fAMYjcHd4=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1948459/besties.0.png” / pshouldn’t the world’s best friends pick the world’s best games?/p pIn this time and…
Podcast XVI
Jun 22, 2012 • 48 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/L3xqfn5Cs4tC5obkUTBle5B0NIs=/0x32:800x482/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1948009/bestiespromo.0.jpg” / pShouldn’t the best friends pick the best games?/p pThe Besties settle in for a long…
Podcast XV
Jun 15, 2012 • 54 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DWi1ol1f_p6fHXo_f-2saiLsKU0=/0x32:800x482/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1947679/bestiespromo.0.jpg” / pShouldn’t the best friends pick the best games?/p pThe Besties are back from their…
Podcast XIV
Jun 1, 2012 • 47 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2sS5eLBuppu0nGSx66ttHeVAeaA=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1946133/besties.0.png” / pBesties!/p pThe Besties square off on emGhost Recon/em, emDragon’s Dogma/em and…
Podcast XIII
May 25, 2012 • 47 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0OYMnyeMRvrgnBI6LvYCncNxbOQ=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1945677/besties.0.png” / pBesties!/p pThe Besties square off on Diablo 3, Max Payne 3 and Quest for Glory./p pIn…
Podcast XII
May 11, 2012 • 44 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JBRe1jay4MJr1QuF0fwkLegkAak=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1944783/besties.0.png” / pShouldn’t the world’s best friends pick the world’s best games?/p pThe Besties return…
Podcast XI
May 4, 2012 • 45 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4DF7ICFMFutnGSH08LAg546uyYA=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1944413/besties.0.png” / pshouldn’t the worlds best friends pick the world’s best games?/p pThe Besties return…
Podcast X
Apr 27, 2012 • 40 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nCe2XRlyrJWVs7n2gDtEtm_FWBw=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1943991/besties.0.png” / pIs it Journey’s end?/p pThis week on The Besties, we’ve promised to dethrone Journey as…
Podcast IX
Apr 20, 2012 • 43 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/y8xpEA68uUZpXMEK63LbpjqY5ZU=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1943711/besties.0.png” / pJourney’s days are numbered!/p pThis week on the Besties podcast, Chris Plante expresses…
Podcast VIII
Apr 13, 2012 • 34 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HtltHIGkNHyHZGfLK_kMoN_6Qeo=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1943465/besties.0.png” / pShouldn’t the world’s best friends pick the world’s best games?/p pWe’re all slowly…
go to PAX East 2012: A Video Spectacular
Apr 11, 2012 • 16 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wVkRMj0EOpkHUUG24lS_V7f5rN4=/0x32:800x482/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1943367/bestiespromo.0.jpg” / pThe besties go to beantown!/p pTypically, your friends The Besties are hunched like…
Podcast VII
Apr 8, 2012 • 32 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q9I3xXQgNcfywpJ1Q3EqQTCJGWA=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1943183/besties.0.png” / pShipping out to boston, hey, hey, hey/p pWe’re a little late but no less passionate for…
Podcast - VI
Mar 30, 2012 • 43 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/sIfDYOh5IKaWXJIF9yIBslFKdE0=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1942913/besties.0.png” / pthe world’s best friends pick the world’s best games/p pThis week on The Besties: Plante…
Podcast - V
Mar 23, 2012 • 36 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PsWfV7HLPqw0H75D8PHQO0dPEiY=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1942733/besties.0.png” / pthe world’s best friends pick the world’s best games/p pLast week, we decided that…
Podcast IV
Mar 16, 2012 • 39 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mfq0P8Kxgxd7iLOc4Gk56ZuIStY=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1942495/besties.0.png” / pthe best friends pick the best games/p pWe’ve welcomed Griffin back to our bosom after…
Podcast III (Live from GDC 2012)
Mar 9, 2012 • 36 min
If the audio sounds weird it’s because we recorded this, the third ever Besties episode, in a hotel room in San Francisco.
Podcast — II
Mar 2, 2012 • 39 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VAOe4DHVa7GdPWSCwzaCBe0hchY=/0x32:637x390/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/1941987/besties.0.png” / pking of the hill meets game of the year/p pJustin McElroy, Russ Frushtick, Chris Plante…
The Besties: Game of the Year, all year long
Feb 24, 2012 • 32 min
img alt=”” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jHBVyKN9lzQX2KLuM_ggaGKH0Nk=/0x37:400x262/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/48720015/besties.0.0.jpg” / pBest games, best friends/p pIt’s Game span class=”s2”of/span span class=”s2”the/span…