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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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Panoply

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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

113: Let's Break RPGs

1/11/2018
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Prolific RPG speedrunner puwexil joins the show from Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 to tell us what it's like to break the hell out of games like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI. First, Kirk and Jason talk about news of the week (14:35) on Cyberpunk 2077, Overwatch League, and the Nintendo Direct that may or may not exist. Then Jason talks to puwexil (31:00) about what it's like to speedrun massive RPGs, how he discovers glitches, and why he started speedrunning. Finally, Kirk rejoins...

Duration: 01:21:50


112: Our Video Game Predictions For 2018

1/4/2018
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Assuming we don't die in a nuclear holocaust, what will 2018 bring for gaming? Kirk and Jason talk about the news of the week (13:46) including Gravity Rush 2 fans, an innocent man dying to a police swatting call, and Logan Paul's bleak controversy before making their big predictions for the year to come (34:16). Then they talk about their Games of the Year 2017 (57:20), share some behind-the-scenes details on how Kotaku picked its GOTYs, and discuss a few games they've been...

Duration: 01:18:01


111: What We Got Right (And Mostly Wrong) About 2017

12/28/2017
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For the last Splitscreen of 2017, Kirk and Jason revisit the predictions they made way back in January. First they talk about the news (5:42), including Final Fantasy's 30th anniversary, Leeroy Jenkins tomfoolery, and Destiny's Music of the Spheres leaking. Then it's time to see who won that big steak dinner bet: Kirk or Jason? (20:36) They close things off by talking Assassin's Creed Origins, Danganronpa, and other games they're playing (34:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration: 00:52:54


110: Every Game Of 2017, Part 2

12/21/2017
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Jason and Kirk return for part two of their look at EVERY VIDEO GAME OF 2017, this time hitting July through December to break down games like Super Mario Odyssey, Assassin's Creed Origins, and Destiny 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:31:05


BONUS SPOILERCAST: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

12/15/2017
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Kirk and Jason are joined by Kotaku staff writer Heather Alexandra to talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. May the spoilers be with you! Because there are lots of spoilers in this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:57:22


109: Every Game Of 2017, Part 1

12/14/2017
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It's time for a Kotaku Splitscreen annual tradition as Kirk and Jason go through every major game of 2017, one at a time, to talk about the good, the bad, and the Early Access. This week: January through June. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:34:17


108: Destiny 2 Sure Is A Mess Right Now

12/7/2017
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Jason and Kirk talk about Mega Man 11 (15:09), Curse of Osiris breaking things, and Xenoblade 2 before playing Guess The Game Award Nominations (35:38) in preparation for the upcoming show. Then they get into Skyrim Switch (1:09:09) and the state of Destiny 2, which is... not good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:28:41


107: Talking Game Awards With Geoff Keighley

11/30/2017
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Kirk and Jason talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (12:52), Skyrim's composer's disappearing Kickstarter, and the Destiny 2 debacle. Then veteran game journalist Geoff Keighley joins the show (41:47) to talk about producing The Game Awards, deciding which games to reveal, and a very special proposal from the people who make Doritos. Finally, Jason shares some gripes about the upcoming RPG Xenoblade 2 (1:18:14). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:30:40


106: Fall Mailbag Spectacular

11/23/2017
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It's a very special Splitscreen Thanksgiving as Kirk and Jason celebrate turkey day by answering some of YOUR questions on loot boxes, the stagnant cost of video games, what to play if you haven't gamed in 4 years, and much much more. Happy Thanksgiving! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:06:49


105: Let's Get In Shape

11/16/2017
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Kirk and Jason jump into the news of the week (6:00) on loot boxes, a rumored Mario movie, and harassment at IGN. Then they bring on Wirecutter editor and fitness expert Casey Johnston to talk about how to get SWOLE (26:06), by lifting heavy things and putting them down. Finally, the Splitscreen duo gets into some more game impressions (1:00:36): Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein, Xenoblade 2, and Horizon Zero Dawn's DLC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:21:12


104: The Xbox One X Is A Tough Sell

11/9/2017
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Jason and Kirk talk about World of Warcraft Classic, the end of Miiverse, and whether the video game industry is really unsustainable. Then they're joined by indie designer Zach Barth (33:13) to talk about his excellent new game, Opus Magnum. Finally, Kotaku's Mike Fahey comes on the show to talk about the Xbox One X (58:36), a console that does exactly what it promises to do... which probably isn't enough for most people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:24:57


103: Super Mario Odyssey Is A Delight

11/2/2017
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Super Mario Odyssey -- great game or greatest game? Let's discuss the delights of Nintendo's latest, and why Jason and Kirk are considering collecting over 900 moons. Also on today's show: news (39:37) on Sony's week full of PS4 announcements, the full story behind Visceral Games shutting down, and a slick new GameStop program that might piss off some publishers. Finally, Kirk and Jason talk Destiny 2 PC (1:00:05) and Wolfenstein 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration: 01:19:37


102: Assassin's Creed Origins, NeoGAF

10/26/2017
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This week the Splitscreen Boyz are talking about Kirk's five-day marathon of Assassin's Creed Origins, a new game about climbing pyramids. Then (31:15) they dig into Animal Crossing mobile, Kinect dying for good, and the implosion of everybody's favorite gaming forum, NeoGAF. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:03:13


101: Come On Down To South Park

10/19/2017
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What's good about South Park: The Fractured But Whole? What's bad about it? And how does South Park fit into our lives in 2017? Kirk and Jason take a deep dive into the longrunning comedy show, then jump into the news of the week (40:19) including Visceral's demise, sexual harrassment allegations from an ex-Naughty Dog artist, and the state of Destiny 2. Then they talk about a few games they've been playing (1:08:33), like Stardew Valley and Shadow of War. Learn more about your ad...

Duration: 01:15:59


100: Loot Box Madness

10/12/2017
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It's Kotaku Splitscreen's 100th episode! Join Kirk and Jason for a look back at 2+ years of Splitscreen, followed by news talk (19:09) about loot boxes, Oculus Go, and Valve's Orange Box turning 10. Then (48:27) they talk South Park, Steamworld Dig 2, and the new sexy Shelob game, Shadow of War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:11:35


99: M-A-I-L-B-A-G

10/5/2017
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Kirk and Jason talk about Cuphead, Danganronpa V3, Hob, and Golf Story before jumping into the news of the week (29:30): SNES Classic, Zelda design secrets, and Sega certification tricks. Then it's time to open the MAILBAG (48:00) for some listener questions on Nintendo's future, solo Destiny 2, the best-realized cities in video games, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:19:10


98: Video Game Writing With Tom Bissell

9/28/2017
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Kirk and Jason start things off by talking about the SNES Classic, Danganronpa V3, and Divinity: Original Sin 2. Then it's time for news (31:36) about the voice actors strike ending, toxicity in gaming, and Assassin's Creed: Origins getting a tourist mode. Then, prolific writer Tom Bissell joins the show (47:26) to talk about how his opinions have evolved as he moved from game criticism to writing video games, why it's so hard to write games, and how even the best plans can go horribly...

Duration: 01:19:55


97: Metroid Returns, Destiny 2 Spoilercast

9/21/2017
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Jason and Kirk jump right into the news of the week (2:39) which includes Steam review bombing, Fortnite accidentally getting cross-play, and the Nintendo Direct. Then they bring on Kotaku boss Stephen Totilo (26:59) to talk about his love for Metroid, the new game Metroid: Samus Returns, and the remake of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Finally, Jason and Kirk reconvene for a big ol' Destiny 2 spoilercast (58:02) to dig into the campaign, the raid, and the crazy rollercoaster ride that is...

Duration: 01:37:57


96: Why Some Fonts Are Better Than Others

9/14/2017
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What makes a font good or bad? Bethany Heck, a design director at Vox Media and typographer, joins today's show to talk about the nuances of font design. First, Kirk and Jason talk Mario + Rabbids before jumping into news like L.A. Noire Switch (19:54), Apple announcements (25:38), and Pewdiepie's racial slurs (36:33). Then Bethany hops on the show (48:16) to talk about the best and worst video game fonts, serifs vs. sans serifs, and what exactly "kerning" means. Kirk and Jason close things...

Duration: 01:12:48


BONUS: Early Thoughts On Destiny 2

9/8/2017
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Kirk and Jason have been playing Destiny 2 all week and have lots of THOUGHTS. No story spoilers, though, so feel free to listen even if you haven't finished the main campaign (which you should definitely go do). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:53:03

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