Robin Bea

Robin Bea is a gaming writer focused on the intersections of queer culture, TTRPGs, and indie games. She lives in Pittsburgh where she can be found cat-proofing her apartment, making coffee, and telling herself she’s just about to learn to sew one of these days. Robin produces and co-hosts Girl Mode, a gaming and media criticism podcast, with Kotaku writer Willa Rowe.

Gaming

The Best Part of Zenless Zone Zero Is Buying Lottery Tickets From A Dog

Home sweet home.

ByRobin Bea
Gaming

Concord’s Early Access Beta Is the PS5 Shooter’s Best Chance to Prove Its Worth

An early access beta could start the redemption arc this game desperately needs.

ByRobin Bea
Gaming

A Cult Classic Historical RPG Gets a Second Chance on PlayStation Plus

I cannot stress enough how loosely Jeanne d’Arc is based on historical events.

ByRobin Bea
Gaming

Manor Lords Criticism Leads to A Message the Games Industry Desperately Needs to Hear

There’s more than one way to win in gaming.

ByRobin Bea
Gaming

Mysterious Emio Trailer Marks A Major Change for Family Friendly Nintendo

What’s he smiling about?

ByRobin Bea
Inverse Recommends

Unicorn Overlord Is Even Easier to Recommend During Its Early Prime Day Sale

It’s all going according to plan.

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Inverse Recommends

The Best Detective Game on Xbox Game Pass Will Make You Feel Like A Genius

Cracking this case isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort.

ByRobin Bea
Opinion

Zenless Zone Zero Is Pure Style Over Substance

Good looks alone might actually be enough to make Hoyoverse’s latest RPG a hit.

ByRobin Bea
Inverse Recommends

Journey to the Savage Planet Is the Rare Comedy Game That Won’t Make You Cringe

Another day on the job.

ByRobin Bea
Inverse Recommends

Two Free Hours Isn’t Enough Time With 2024’s Most Rewarding RPG

Get a small taste of your next RPG obsession.

ByRobin Bea
Gaming

Kunitsu-Gami Is A Strategy/Action Hybrid I Didn’t Know I Needed

Opening the gates on a new genre mashup.

ByRobin Bea
Gaming

Here’s Exactly When You Can Play Zenless Zone Zero On PS5, PC, and Mobile

Get into the zone.

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Retrospective

5 Year Ago, Shadowbringers Changed Everything We Knew About Final Fantasy 14

Embrace the Darkness.

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Inverse Recommends

SteamWorld Dig 2 Is A Charming Metroidvania With An Unbeatable Twist On Exploration

Into the depths.

ByRobin Bea
Game Guides

‘FFXIV’ Free Fantasia: How to Change Your Character’s Appearance for ‘Dawntrail’

Try on a new look for Dawntrail.

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This Free Card Game On PC Will Teach You to Be A Dirty Cheater

What’s that up your sleeve?

ByRobin Bea
Gaming

If Shadow of the Erdtree Feels Too Hard, Try Playing Like Hidetaka Miyazaki

Summon a friend and ignore the haters.

ByRobin Bea
Preview

SteamWorld Heist II Already Feels Better Than The Original In Its First Few Hours

The second time might be the charm.

ByRobin Bea
Gaming

Former Dragon Age Producer Says AAA Games Chasing Photorealism Is A ‘Death Cult’

Listen to the experts.

ByRobin Bea
Gaming

Stardew Valley Modder Brings A Fake Hardcore Mode to Life With Hilarious Results

Taking DIY to another level.

ByRobin Bea