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The Besties

Justin McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Chris Plante, Russ Frushtick
LeisureVideo Games

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?


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  • Amazing Ensemble

    Whether you are casually interested in only a niche genre of video game or you’re a hog wild elite pro gamer, there is something for you here. Hosted by a very fun group of characters with a good mix of interests. Just positive, funny, easy listening. Five stars! P.S. - the Resties episodes rule!! (Will that get my name read in the “thank you” portion, Russ)

    Apple Podcasts
    United States24 days ago
  • Good but not great

    For the incredibly low hanging fruit of a video game podcast, the besties is entertaining but is hamstrung by it’s sour nature. more

    Apple Podcasts
    Jill Lloyd Flanagan
    United States25 days ago
  • I normally like the McElroy brothers and friends, but I'm just not sure I want to listen to them talk about microtransaction games. They are pretty much anathema to gameplay and other content, bending all aspects of a game towards money that should have been just spent when you bought the game. Besides that they also talk about a lot of stuff like call of duty (though that and microgames aren't the only thing they speak of) that I don't really follow. They are funny, but the content is rough.

    Podcast Addict
    a month ago
  • Laidback fun game talk

    These goofballs always make me a little happier while I listen. Even the ads are somehow not annoying. 💚

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Need more resties

    Big fan of the Friday shows, and the addition of the Resties was a big win for the program. My only gripe is that the Resties isn’t a weekly thing.

    Apple Podcasts
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