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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

150: 'Working 100-Hour Weeks'

10/18/2018
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Kirk and Jason chat about rock climbing tents, meta-baiting, and Assassin's Creed Odyssey before getting into this week's big news story (26:51) on Rockstar's work conditions. What did Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser mean when he said they put in 100-hour work weeks? Why do people equate working hard with working long hours? And how should we balance our desire to play the hell out of Red Dead Redemption 2 with our concerns about how it was made? This is just the first part of this...

Duration:01:14:14

149: The Big Microtransaction Question

10/11/2018
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Kirk and Jason briefly gush about the new Wonder Woman emulator Assassin's Creed Odyssey before bringing on Stephen Totilo for a lengthy chat about microtransactions (21:43). The three talk about how Assassin's Creed Odyssey's microtransactions work, whether they affect the game, whether their sheer existence plants a seed of skepticism inside the player's head, the "poisoning the well" argument, how video games have always been after your money, whether games should still cost $60, and...

Duration:01:38:31

148: AC Odyssey And Spider-Man Spoilercast

10/4/2018
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Jason's back from his honeymoon and there's lots to discuss, starting with the Splitscreen boys' first impressions of the new open-world game Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Then, Kirk and Jason dive into this week's news (34:36) on a leaked Harry Potter game, Google's Project Stream, and much more. Finally, it's time for a Spider-Man spoilercast (56:27), getting into the strengths and weaknesses of the story, MJ and Peter's relationship, and what Kirk and Jason want to see from Spider-Man...

Duration:01:30:22

147: The Death Of Telltale Games

9/27/2018
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Kirk and Maddy start off by talking about the biggest news of the last week: the sudden closure of Telltale Games, a move that left more than 200 game developers out of work with no severance. (Well REALLY, they start out by talking about comically huge mouse pads, if we're being totally accurate.) After talking about the Telltale debacle, they discuss Sony finally opening up the PS4 to cross-play with other consoles, how a Shadow of the Tomb Raider fan found an unintended post-credits...

Duration:01:20:41

BONUS: We Finally Played Red Dead Redemption 2

9/21/2018
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Kotaku's Stephen Totilo finally had a chance to play Rockstar's upcoming wild west open-worlder Red Dead Redemption 2. For this bonus episode, he sat down with Kirk and Maddy to share his impressions of the game and answer questions about rusted guns, horse balls, and causin' a ruckus on the open prairie. LINKS: Stephen's full written preview of Red Dead Redemption 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:28

146: In The Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

9/20/2018
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Jason's out of town, so Kotaku editor Maddy Myers joins Kirk to fill in as co-host. First up they talk about Nintendo's new Switch online service, the just-announced PlayStation Classic, how the maniacs who beat Destiny 2's new raid unlocked new stuff for everyone, and how streamers are reacting after someone shot a BB gun through the window of a popular PUBG personality. Then Kotaku EIC Stephen Totilo joins (33:33) to talk about Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a good game that's been...

Duration:01:20:27

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