Robin Bea

Robin Bea is a freelance writer focused on the intersections of queer culture, indie TTRPGs, and video 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 Inverse writer Willa Rowe. She also contributes game reviews to GameCrate.


Xbox Game Pass Just Quietly Released the Most Gorgeous Sci-Fi Platformer of the Decade

Skate the infinity.


The Best Feats for Fighters in Baldur’s Gate 3 to Inflict Maximum Damage

Be the best Fighter you can be.


20 Years Later, the Most Underrated Final Fantasy Sequel Still Deserves More Credit

There’s more to Final Fantasy Tactics Advance than meets the eye.


Everything You Need to Know About 'Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door'

A classic returns on Nintendo Switch.


Everything You Need to Know About 'Mario vs. Donkey Kong'

Mini-Mario is missing.


20 Years Ago, Valve Changed How We Play Games Forever

Full steam ahead.

Game Guides

'Mortal Kombat 1' Trophy List: All 51 Achievements for 100% Completion

Finish them.


'Starfield's Early Hours Are an Uninspiring First Step Into the Cosmos

I should have stayed on Earth.


Everything We Know About the Utterly Adorable 'Princess Peach: Showtime!'

One ticket, please.


30 Years Later, the Worst Final Fantasy Game Is a Baffling Relic of Another Age

An interesting look into Square Enix's past.


Maddy Thorson on 'Celeste' as a Trans Icon, the Evolution of Indies, and Her Next Game

“When we started working again, we had this urge to run as far away from Celeste as possible.”


Everything We Know About 'Unicorn Overlord,' Vanillaware’s New Tactics RPG

What a delightful surprise.

Game Recs

You Need to Play the Most Iconic Strategy Game on Xbox Game Pass ASAP

Everybody wants to rule the world.


3 Years Later, 'Paradise Killer' Is Still the Most Stylish Murder Mystery Ever

Solving a crime has never looked better.

Game Guides

Here’s How to Romance Karlach in 'Baldur’s Gate 3'

The hottest companion in Larian’s latest is looking for love.


How 'Control' Changed Video Game Storytelling Forever

It’s all connected.

Game Recs

'Gris' Is the Most Cathartic Indie on Xbox Game Pass Right Now

A gorgeous story of self-renewal.

Game Recs

There May Never Be Another Game Like 'Shadow Gambit'

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew sends its developer off on a high note.


Samba de Amigo: Party Central Can’t Stay on Beat

Inverse Score: 4/10

Game Guides

Here’s How to Romance Shadowheart in 'Baldur’s Gate 3'

While her goth aesthetic might suggest otherwise, Shadowheart is actually a big softie.