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Hello everyone and welcome. We are the Split Screen Synics and we love video games. We love playing them, arguing about them, reading into them way more than any normal person really should and also talking about them. Split Screen Synics is a show by fans for fans where we talk about the goings on in the industry while also providing a little bit of creative flair with our commentary. It may get a little out of hand at times, but we feel that this is where the magic will happen. Give it a listen and join us as we talk video games.

Hello everyone and welcome. We are the Split Screen Synics and we love video games. We love playing them, arguing about them, reading into them way more than any normal person really should and also talking about them. Split Screen Synics is a show by fans for fans where we talk about the goings on in the industry while also providing a little bit of creative flair with our commentary. It may get a little out of hand at times, but we feel that this is where the magic will happen. Give it a listen and join us as we talk video games.
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Hello everyone and welcome. We are the Split Screen Synics and we love video games. We love playing them, arguing about them, reading into them way more than any normal person really should and also talking about them. Split Screen Synics is a show by fans for fans where we talk about the goings on in the industry while also providing a little bit of creative flair with our commentary. It may get a little out of hand at times, but we feel that this is where the magic will happen. Give it a listen and join us as we talk video games.

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English


Episodes

SSS - Episode 24: Anthem (Game Club)

4/16/2019
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The Synics suit up in their javelins and go all out on their experience with Anthem. Come join the Game Club and chat with us about Bioware's controversial looter shooter. We also have a deep and divisive discussion on difficulty, accessibility, and game design in hard games like Sekiro with a nice relaxing cool off as Tim goes through his bug list accompanied by Cello music.

Duration:01:37:02

SSS - Episode 23: PAX East 2019 with Hold Up a Sec

4/3/2019
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Split Screen Synics and Hold Up a Sec Podcast merge together as we head to Boston for Pax East 2019. The Synics are joined by Hold Up a Sec co-host Andrew and Berto's wife/co-op gaming champion Allison as we talk all about what makes PAX special and which games we played on the show floor. Recorded over 4 days in several locations with differing levels of sobriety, this episode is NUTS. Filled with crazy tangents, whiskey based marketing, Bud Light Lime creativity, and lots of musical...

Duration:02:16:41

SSS - Episode 22: The Synics Sell PC Gaming

3/19/2019
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As all three Synics have recently become part of the PC Gaming Elite, we do our best to convince you listeners (or maybe scare you off) on the greatness that is building a desktop and playing games with so many wonderful frames. Join us on our trip down memory lane with old school PC games, Garrett's blood sacrifice for Tim's desktop, Berto's heinous use of a controller in shooters, Streaming services for games in the news, and much more!

Duration:01:47:20

SSS - Episode 21: Pokemon

3/6/2019
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The Synics dust the cobwebs off their old pokedexes and talk all about the new Pokemon Sword and Shield games coming out for the Nintendo Switch, as well as all other things Pokemon. We also say goodbye to the inspiration for most of our narcotics based humor as Reggie Fils-Aime announces his retirement from Nintendo. All of this and more news awaits in our 21st episode.

Duration:01:47:52

SSS- Episode 20: Resident Evil 2 (Game Club)

2/19/2019
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The Synics grab their combat knives and flashlights and take a deep dive into the Resident Evil 2 Remake. Come join the Game club and listen in to what we think about this exciting new version of the survival horror classic. Featuring questions and comments from game club members like you, as well as our takes on recent developments in Gaming news!

Duration:01:30:10

SSS - Episode 19: Berto Sells Kingdom Hearts 3

2/5/2019
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Berto tries to convince Garrett and you listeners to try Kingdom Hearts 3, a game which he has waited a decade and a half to play. Tune in to see if you can figure out the insanely convoluted backstory and take a chance on this celebrated, yet still somewhat niche, series. Of course you also have your regular gaming news discussion and a misinformed Superbowl review from Garrett, and Berto doesn't like the Patriots!

Duration:01:27:56

SSS - Episode 18: Gris (Game Club)

1/22/2019
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The Synics talk all about Beautiful Indie story Gris in the second Split Screen Synics Game Club! Get our thoughts, ideas, and somewhat nonsensical review on the game!

Duration:01:14:52

SSS - Episode 17: Gaming in 2019

1/8/2019
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Tim, Garrett, and Berto talk all about the possibilities of video gaming in 2019. Come hear what games we are looking forward to, which games we think will be garbage, and of course all of the current news in Video Games!

Duration:01:39:38

SSS - Episode 16: Celeste (Game Club)

12/25/2018
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New Indie smash hit Celeste is the first game for the Split Screen Synics Game Club. The Synics go in depth into their thoughts on the game and story as well as some listener submitted questions and comments! All of this plus the Spin on the news as a present for the holidays from us to you!

Duration:01:40:18

SSS - Episode 15: Split Screen Synics Awards 2018

12/11/2018
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The Synics wrap up the gaming year of 2018 with our own little award ceremony. Find out what we think was the worst and best in Gaming this year!

Duration:01:58:02

SSS - Episode 14: The Legend of Zelda Series

11/27/2018
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Your Synics have an open discussion on the Legend of Zelda Series. Berto Defends The Adventure of Link, Tim buys a new Console, and Garrett says "I told you so" about Fallout 76. All this alongside up to date Video Game news spin in episode 14! Socials: Garrett's Twitch Channel Berto's Twitter Show Twitter

Duration:01:54:25

SSS - Episode 13: The SONY Playstation

11/13/2018
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The Synics jump right in to the history of the SONY Playstation Console. After a brief history lesson, we talk all about what games made the PS1 the best seller in the 5th console generation. Find out why Tim used to leave his PS1 on overnight, Alberto's JRPG love origins, and that Garrett likes a game called LSD Dream Emulator? All this and the current Video Gaming News discussion (Boo Blizzard) in episode 13! Socials: Garrett's Twitch Channel Berto's Twitter Show Twitter

Duration:01:53:29

SSS - Episode 12: Horror Games

10/30/2018
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The Split Screen Synics have gained a new Synic! Tim officially joins the team in this Halloween themed episode all about Horror Video Games. The Synics dive deep into what makes horror games so compelling, then they discuss some of the best and most scary games out there to play on Halloween. Also, we learn that Dugongs are not just for Pokemon games. Socials: Garrett's Twitch Channel Berto's Twitter Show Twitter Extra Life: Split Screen Synics

Duration:01:48:00

SSS - Episode 11: Sports Video Games

10/16/2018
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The Synics go all-in on discussing sports video games! Joined by their friend and former Collegiate athlete Chris, they strive to define what it is to be a "sports" video game. Berto argues for a cheese rolling game, Garrett explains what cricket is (poorly), and Chris invents Mario Jai Alai on top of discussing all the past two weeks most important gaming news. Socials: Garrett's Twitch Channel Berto's Twitter Show Twitter

Duration:02:12:51

SSS - Episode 10: Portable Gaming

10/3/2018
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Our 10th episode! Our first milestone! Berto got Married, Garrett takes a crack at the news, Tim is back again to fill in for Berto (who is actually here), Bowsette is dominating the internet, a weird tangent into Harry Potter spells, and on top of all of that the Synics talk all about portable/handheld gaming. Join us as we talk about handheld systems old and new along with the games that made them great. Socials: Garrett's Twitch Channel Berto's Twitter Show Twitter

Duration:02:06:10

SSS - Episode 09: Video Game Music

9/19/2018
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An absolute monster of an episode. The Synics are joined by previous guest hosts Billy and Tim as well as newcomer (but veteran podcaster) Andrew to all chime in about Video Game Music. This behemoth includes tons of tracks, sound effects, and even finishes with a video game music trivia section (stay tuned after the episode for the bonus tiebreaker rounds). Tons of tangents as well as the regular video gaming news is icing on the cake for episode 09! Socials: Garrett's Twitch...

Duration:02:36:18

SSS - Episode 08: The Sega Genesis

9/4/2018
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The Synics dive into the newest video gaming news and continue their console series as they go in-depth all about the Sega Genesis/Megadrive. Did you know they still produce 8-bit Sega consoles in Brazil? We also go off on weird tangents about crane game stuffed animals, hiding rental games in Blockbuster, and how the genesis trumped the launch of Diablo 3. Check out the end of the podcast to hear us answer some of the questions our listeners asked us via Instagram! Socials: Garrett's...

Duration:02:03:02

SSS - Episode 07: 2018 Thus Far

8/22/2018
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The Synics talk about the games of the year so far. On top of industry news, find out what our best bets for GoTY awards are and our personal favorites. Also we have a new audio editing format so Garrett will sniff less and Berto will still sound extremely pleasant! Socials: Garrett's Twitch Channel Berto's Twitter Show Twitter

Duration:01:56:01

SSS - Episode 06: The NES

8/7/2018
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Catch up on some video game news then the SSS dive into some video game history with the first of our console series as we talk about the NES. Join us as we go through a brief history with some interesting facts and trivia you may have never heard before after which we reminisce and give some of their own opinions about what the NES meant to us. Socials: Garrett's Twitch Channel Berto's Twitter Show Twitter

Duration:02:02:36

SSS - Episode 05: 2D vs 3D/Old vs New

7/24/2018
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The Split Screen Synics discuss 2D vs 3D games and engines for this weeks podcast! Which franchises are the best in 2D? Which in 3D? What was the transition from 2D to 3D like? Do graphics matter in games? Will Berto and Garrett ever agree on anything? Find out the answers to all these question and more! Socials: Garrett's Twitch Channel Berto's Twitter Show Twitter

Duration:02:04:59