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Kotaku's Kirk Hamilton and Jason Schreier talk about all things gaming and maybe more.

Kotaku's Kirk Hamilton and Jason Schreier talk about all things gaming and maybe more.
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Kotaku's Kirk Hamilton and Jason Schreier talk about all things gaming and maybe more.

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English


Episodes

145: The Amazing, Amazing Spider-Man

9/13/2018
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First, Kirk and Jason talk some more about Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion, addressing the question "how much should creators listen to fan feedback?" and talking about the brilliant new Dreaming City location. Then Kirk sits down with video producer Lindsay Ellis to talk about Disney, Star Wars, fascism, and YouTube. Jason rejoins the show to cap things off with more Spider-Man love, which Kirk finally acknowledges is as good as Jason said it was. Lindsay Ellis's YouTube:...

Duration:01:46:37

144: Spider-Man Is Great And Destiny Is Back

9/6/2018
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Kirk and Jason talk about web slinging and swinging in Spider-Man, the excellent new PS4 game, then dive into Destiny 2's new Forsaken expansion, talking about the new systems, the story, and the Destiny treadmill that never ends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:15

143: Cyberpunk 2077's Big Debut

8/30/2018
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Kirk's back from vacation and raring to talk about games. What kinds of games? VIDEO games, baby! He and Jason start off discussing what they've been playing, covering God of War's New Game+, Prey: Mooncrash, Destiny 2, The Messenger, and Dragon Quest XI. Then they talk a bit about the glut of indie games en route to the Switch and share some thoughts on that super-slick Cyberpunk 2077 E3 gameplay demo, which CD Projekt Red finally released to the public this week. After that, Kirk has a...

Duration:01:40:40

142: What It's Like To Write Final Fantasy XIV

8/23/2018
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Jason brings on Square Enix's Koji Fox, who's been at the company since 2003 and currently heads up translation on Final Fantasy XIV. They talk about what it was like to join Square on the day it became Square Enix, how Final Fantasy XIV's overhaul affected the staff, and what it's been like to write for a story that never ends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:11

141: Press Sneak F**ks

8/16/2018
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Jason and Kirk talk CPU cooling and Diablo 3 on Switch before diving into Dead Cells and the appeal (or lack of appeal) of video game grind in games like Destiny. Then, Jason talks to Arkane co-founder and Prey director Raphael Colantonio (41:03) about why he left the company he helped start, what he dislikes about big-budget gaming, and why Prey's final act was so different than the rest of the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:33:42

140: Plagiarism At IGN

8/9/2018
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Kotaku editor Maddy Myers joins Kirk and Jason to talk about IGN plagiarism, deleting old tweets, and what makes the perfect Metroidvania. Also: EVO, Dead Cells, Hollow Knight, and Better Call Saul! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:15:39

139: Summer Mailbag

8/2/2018
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Kirk and Jason crack open the mailbag to answer some of YOUR questions about RPGs as a service, how companies can afford to delay games, Microsoft potentially making an Xbox PC, and much more. As always, you can send questions to splitscreen@kotaku.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:14

138: New Man's Sky

7/26/2018
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Journalist and producer Alanah Pearce, formerly of IGN, joins Kirk and Jason to talk about No Man's Sky's game-changing new update, a recent Twitter shitstorm involving the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, and what makes for a perfect Switch game. Plus: D&D and Destiny 2! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:05

137: The ArenaNet Debacle

7/19/2018
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Kirk returns from vacation and there's a whole lot to discuss, including Jason's first time DMing in Dungeons & Dragons, more on Octopath Traveler, and the ArenaNet debacle that left two people out of jobs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:47

BONUS: Nathan Fillion Talks Uncharted And Destiny

7/16/2018
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Actor Nathan Fillion joins Jason to talk about his new Uncharted fan film, why he's not playing Cayde-6 in Destiny 2 this year, and why he had to stop playing Uncharted 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:26

136: Octopath Traveler Ain't Great

7/12/2018
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Kirk's off this week, so Jason brings on Kotaku's Tim Rogers to talk about the structure and story of Octopath Traveler. Short version: The combat system is fantastic, and it looks and sounds gorgeous, but everything else... eh. Then Jason and Tim geek out about The Sopranos for a while. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:35

135: Why We Play Hard Games

7/5/2018
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Happy Independence Day! Kirk and Jason talk about shoveling hot dogs into your mouth, and also other things (like GDQ, the Cyberpunk E3 audio leak, Google Yeti, Hollow Knight, and the appeal of difficult games). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:28

134: Sony's Sure Bungling Cross-Play

6/28/2018
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Jason and Kirk talk about weddings, PS4 cross-play failures, and big lawsuits, then spend a very long time raving about Hollow Knight, an astounding video game that you should play right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:18

133: Anthem, Spider-Man, And Other Games We Played At E3

6/21/2018
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Jason returns from E3 with hands-on impressions about a ton of games, including Anthem, Spider-Man, Kingdom Hearts III, and many more. Then he and Kirk talk about a ton MORE games, including Hollow Knight, Yoku's Island express, and a whole lot of Dark Souls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:56

E3 2018: Bringing Yakuza To The West

6/16/2018
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While at E3, Jason speaks with Yakuza localization producer Scott Strichart about the art and history of video game localization, how they approach the process with Yakuza games, and how it's been watching the long-running series finally start catching on in the mainstream. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:40

E3 2018: The Big Boss Behind The Witcher And Cyberpunk

6/15/2018
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At E3 in Los Angeles, Jason sits down with CD Projekt Red co-founder/co-CEO Marcin Iwiński to talk about the studio-wide effort to finish their much-buzzed-about RPG Cyberpunk 2077. They also talk about workplace crunch and game development labor issues, video game piracy, and a bunch of other things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:01

E3 2018: Warren Spector's Return To System Shock

6/15/2018
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At E3 2018, Jason sat down for an entertaining conversation with game design legend Warren Spector (Deus Ex, Ultima Underworld, System Shock) about his storied career in video games, his wildest game design idea, and his return to immersive sims with Underworld Ascendant and System Shock 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:00

E3 2018: Let's Talk Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

6/14/2018
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Jason sits down with with Kotaku senior reporter (and resident Smash Bros. expert) Cecilia D'Anastasio to discuss their thoughts after playing the E3 demo of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:30

E3 2018: Designing Quests For Cyberpunk 2077

6/14/2018
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Still at E3 in Los Angeles, Jason sat down with CD Projekt Red quest designer Patrick Mills to talk about his work on the studio's impressive-looking RPG Cyberpunk 2077. Kirk, meanwhile, sat at home in Portland mixing and editing podcasts while wishing, ever so faintly, that he'd gotten to see the the game's press demo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:45

E3 2018: Sailing The Seas Of Thieves

6/13/2018
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At E3 in Los Angeles, Jason linked up with Sea of Thieves executive producer Joe Neate to talk about the challenges of working on a service game, the expansions that are in the works, and Neate's take on the now-infamous player who became the game's first "Pirate Legend." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:13