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Rank #95 in Video Games category

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Kotaku's Nathan Grayson, Ashley Parrish, and Michael Fahey dive into gaming one very specific topic at a time.

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Kotaku's Nathan Grayson, Ashley Parrish, and Michael Fahey dive into gaming one very specific topic at a time.

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Great Pod!

By ProudNPowerful - Jan 24 2020
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Such a great show! Every week I look forward to my weekly fix!!

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.

iTunes Ratings

737 Ratings
Average Ratings
580
46
34
24
53

Great Pod!

By ProudNPowerful - Jan 24 2020
Read more
Such a great show! Every week I look forward to my weekly fix!!

The best in games.

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

Latest release on Oct 23, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 12 days ago

Rank #1: 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 #2: Episode 36: Overwatch Is Fun As Hell

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In the wake of E3, the only big news Kirk and Jason really want to see is a Torbjorn nerf. Today we're talking E3 recovery, Zelda, the power of Overwatch, and some of the other games we're playing these days. Plus some bonus Game of Thrones talk!

Jun 23 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #3: Episode 37: How To Build A PC

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Just how hard is it to build your own gaming computer? Kirk and Jason discuss. Also covered: BoxBoxBoy, Zero Time Dilemma, and the power of thermal paste.

Jul 07 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 152: Red Dead 2 Is Big And Weird

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Who would've thought that the biggest game of 2018 would also be one of the strangest? First up on this week's episode, Jason and Kirk talk about the news of the week including the PlayStation Classic's sad lineup, the buggy Fallout 76 beta, and a surprise new game from the creator of Undertale. Then Kirk and Jason take another deep dive into Red Dead Redemption 2 (21:14), now that Jason's actually had a chance to play it. They talk about how Rockstar's new game subverts AAA open-world tropes, the intense level of detail, and why RDR2 has grown on them both so much before moving into off-topic stuff and Kirk's Music Pick Of The Week (KMPOTW).

Nov 01 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 139: Summer Mailbag

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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.

Aug 02 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: The Future Of Destiny 2

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E3 2019: Jason Schreier sits down with Destiny bosses Luke Smith and Mark Noseworthy for a deep dive into the future of Destiny 2, which is an MMO now. They talk about RPG elements, story loose ends, technical challenges, cross-play (or lack thereof), whether there will ever be a Destiny 3, Stadia latency, and what 2020 looks like for this franchise.

Jun 12 2019

55mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 143: Cyberpunk 2077's Big Debut

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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 chat with Ari Gibson and William Pellen, the Australian duo behind the wonderful side-scroller Hollow Knight, before he and Jason bring it home with some TV, book, and music recommendations.

Links:

Team Cherry BlogTeam Cherry on Twitter

Tim Rogers's Dragon Quest XI review

Cyberpunk 2077 48-minute E3 gameplay demo

Jason on the victims of the Jacksonville shooting

Kirk on learning different combat moves in God of War's New Game+

Kirk tries to explain Destiny 2's new weapons system

"How Goop’s Haters Made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Company Worth $250 Million" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Interview intro music: "Greenpath" by Christopher Larkin from the Hollow Knight OST 

Aug 30 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #12: Anthem Feels Broken And Unfinished

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Episode 168: BioWare's Anthem is out! But is it any good? First up, the Splitscreen crew talks about the games they've been playing, like Bloodborne, Tetris 99, and Far Cry New Dawn. Then it's time for a breakdown of BioWare's new loot shooter (31:16), which Kirk and Jason have both been playing. They discuss Anthem's many bugs, the problems with EA's early access program, and how the game generally looks and feels. Finally, off-topic chat on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Russian Doll, and Bohemian Rhapsody.


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Music pick of the week: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen from their 1975 album A Night At The OperaLindsay Ellis - 'Independence Day vs. War of the Worlds': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KioF1sTQFtEJake Kaufman & Tommy Pedrini - Final Fantasy VI 'The Impresario': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xFhULStbkQ

Feb 21 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 103: Super Mario Odyssey Is A Delight

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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.

Nov 02 2017

1hr 19mins

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Rank #17: 133: Anthem, Spider-Man, And Other Games We Played At E3

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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.

Jun 21 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #18: 141: Press Sneak F**ks

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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.

Aug 16 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #19: 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 #20: 93: The Great SNES Classic Preorder Disaster

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Jason and Kirk talk about their adventures vacationing and eclipse-hunting before jumping into the news of the week (17:04) including Super Nintendo Classic pre-order disasters, Kyrie Irving screwing up NBA 2K18, and Brink going free-to-play. Then they talk about a bunch of games (33:07) including No Man's Sky, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Madden's surprisingly excellent 'Longshot' story mode.

Aug 24 2017

58mins

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