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

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

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The best in games.

By sw3dge - Jan 11 2020
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Hands down the best video game podcast. Except for that other one.

in this job or the next

By wikiquote - Nov 02 2019
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Love the show. I will follow you guys no matter what the podcast is called. 🤙

iTunes Ratings

699 Ratings
Average Ratings
554
45
30
22
48

The best in games.

By sw3dge - Jan 11 2020
Read more
Hands down the best video game podcast. Except for that other one.

in this job or the next

By wikiquote - Nov 02 2019
Read more
Love the show. I will follow you guys no matter what the podcast is called. 🤙
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Kotaku Splitscreen

Latest release on Jan 16, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 5 days ago

Rank #1: 124: God of War Is So Freakin' Good

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The new God of War is astounding, and Kirk and Jason are here to tell you all about it (don't worry; no spoilers!). First they talk about the news of the week on PlayStation 5, The Simpsons, and Westworld before gushing about God of War (26:32)'s combat, storytelling, and incredible production values. Then they bring on Twitch streamer Ryann Weller (46:31) to talk about his transition from making games to making videos about games.

Apr 12 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #2: 70: Let's Gush About Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Kirk and Jason talk about Destiny 2 and Shadow of War, then take a spoiler-light dive into Hyrule to talk about how incredible Breath of the Wild is. (The answer, of course: Very incredible.)

Mar 09 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #3: 115: Nintendo Labo Is Brillianto

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Kirk and Jason talk about Nintendo Labo, Xbox Game Pass, and BioWare (11:03) before answering a whole bunch of YOUR questions (28:21) on YouTubers and kids, video game character creation, Destiny 2 weapons, backlogs, and much much more.

Jan 25 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #4: 112: Our Video Game Predictions For 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 playing.

Jan 04 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #5: 116: Hunting Monsters And Writing Games

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Kirk and Jason talk about weather, Roombas, and football, just like you wanted! Then they get to news (16:44) on the Nolan Bushnell controversy, a revoked world record, and Paragon shutting down because Fortnite was just too popular. After that, writer Leigh Alexander joins the show (32:57) to talk about her work on the clever narrative game Reigns: Her Majesty, and then Kirk and Jason talk through some new games (1:02:41) including Monster Hunter: World and Celeste.

Feb 01 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #6: 97: Metroid Returns, Destiny 2 Spoilercast

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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 the Destiny community.

Sep 21 2017

1hr 37mins

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Rank #7: 64: Nintendo Switch Reactions

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Jason and Kirk blaze through their belated predictions for 2017, then (23:48) talk Nintendo Switch: the launch lineup, the price, our pros/cons.

Jan 19 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #8: 108: Destiny 2 Sure Is A Mess Right Now

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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.

Dec 07 2017

1hr 27mins

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Rank #9: Episode 30: Nintendo Is Bumming Us Out

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The NX is coming in just under a year, but Nintendo has lost a lot of goodwill with their biggest fans. For Wii U owners, including both Kirk and Jason, it's hard not to feel burned. Let's talk about it. Also: Dark Souls III, Hitman, and our hopes for Uncharted 4,

Apr 28 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #10: 104: The Xbox One X Is A Tough Sell

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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.

Nov 09 2017

1hr 24mins

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Rank #11: 71: Early Thoughts On Mass Effect: Andromeda

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Kirk and Jason break down the week's news, then dig into the early hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda, which have left them with mixed feelings so far. Afterwards, some reader questions and more Zelda talk.

Mar 16 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #12: BONUS: Early Thoughts On Destiny 2

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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).

Sep 08 2017

53mins

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Rank #13: 57: Final Fantasy Road Trip

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In honor of Final Fantasy XV's release, Kirk and Jason swap stories about their adventures with Noctis, Prompto, Ignis, and Richard. It's a fun one! Also: No Man's Sky improvements and the apparent AAA sales rut.

Dec 01 2016

1hr 31mins

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Rank #14: Episode 8: Fallout 4 Extravaganza

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Fallout 4? Fallout 4. Kotaku's Patricia Hernandez joins Kirk and Jason for an all-Fallout podcast extravaganza. We talk about our adventures in the wasteland, the never-ending parade of bugs, and how this game would be so much better if you could make Dogmeat a golden retriever.

Nov 13 2015

51mins

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Rank #15: The Two Next-Gen Xboxes (Xboxii?)

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Episode 208: Jason, Kirk, and Maddy talk a bit about Luigi's Mansion 3, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, and Baba Is You before jumping into discussion of the new Half-Life VR game and next-gen consoles (19:11). Then they rave about Watchmen for a while (43:19) and close things out with some Jedi Fallen Order spoiler chat.

Dec 05 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #16: 126: Fortnite's Recipe For Success

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What is this, a crossover episode? Jason and Kirk talk about Paris, Valve buying Campo Santo, Quantic Dream suing journalists, and Destiny 2 before they're joined by Kotaku's Gita Jackson and Patricia Hernandez of Fave This (43:57) to talk about how Fortnite got so popular and whether Nintendo Labo is as fun as playing with cardboard boxes.

Apr 26 2018

1hr 22mins

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Rank #17: Episode 46: PlayStation Fro

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It's NEWS HOUR as Kirk and Jason discuss the new Mario iOS game and Sony's newly released PlayStation 4 Pro, aka PlayStation Fro, which has been underwhelming so far.

Sep 08 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: Our E3 2019 Hopes And Predictions

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Episode 182: Hell yeah, it's time for E3! Kirk, Jason, and Maddy talk about the games they've been playing (Outer Wilds, Timespinner, Gato Roboto) before jumping into E3 guesses, hopes, predictions, and rumors (32:46) involving EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Nintendo, and much more. Will The Avengers and FF7 live up to the hype? With Sony skipping this year's show, can Microsoft blow us all away as it fights for console dominance? And what kind of whispers has Jason heard about Ubisoft's showcase this year? You'll have to listen to the show to find out. The gang closes things out with off-topic talk (1:24:38) including Dragon Ball Z, 24, and Rocketman.

SHOW NOTES:

Music pick of the week: “Hangin’ with My Baby” by Tower of Power from their 2018 (!) album Soul Side of Town

Jon Bois on 24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P52G4Kyq5M

Jun 06 2019

1hr 52mins

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Rank #19: 162: Our 2019 Video Game Predictions

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Maddy, Jason, and Kirk talk about Pokemon Let's Go Eevee, Destiny 2, Crosscode, and Bloodborne before listing their video game predictions for 2019 (38:22). Each one makes 10 predictions, and whoever gets the most right throughout the year will get to force the other two to play a game of his or her choice. Then on off topic talk (1:03:13), Orphan Black, trackpads, and one wild football story.

Music pick of the week: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson from his 1982 album of the same name 

Jan 10 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #20: 164: Mailbag: Bloodborne, Dream Assassin's Creed Games, and More

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Jason, Kirk, and Maddy open up the mailbag to answer some of your great questions on Bloodborne, video game music, the cults of personality that surround the video game industry, our dream Assassin's Creed settings, and much, much more. Plus: NFL playoff stories!

Music pick of the week: “Green Lights” by Sarah Jarosz from her 2016 album “Undercurrent” (video here)

Jan 24 2019

1hr 45mins

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