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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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624 Ratings
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Great content

By J Nub - Jul 14 2019
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Split screen is the best gaming pod around

Informative and Funny, Good Stuff

By WhoShotJR89 - May 20 2019
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Love the show - nice information on the gaming industry with a side of humor

iTunes Ratings

624 Ratings
Average Ratings
495
38
29
22
40

Great content

By J Nub - Jul 14 2019
Read more
Split screen is the best gaming pod around

Informative and Funny, Good Stuff

By WhoShotJR89 - May 20 2019
Read more
Love the show - nice information on the gaming industry with a side of humor
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Kotaku Splitscreen

Updated 6 days ago

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

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
1 hour 18 mins
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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
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #3: 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
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #4: 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
1 hour 32 mins
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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
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #6: 144: Spider-Man Is Great And Destiny Is Back

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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.
Sep 06 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #7: The Secret Hunters of Destiny

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On this special episode of Kotaku Splitscreen, Kirk and Jason travel back to Destiny 1 and the era of Sleeper Simulant, Outbreak Prime, and the Vault of Glass. It’s a story about secrets and secret hunters, and how Destiny's most fabled mysteries eventually become real.

CREDITS

Written and produced by Jason Schreier and Kirk Hamilton

Interviews conducted by Jason Schreier

Edited and mixed by Kirk Hamilton

Music composed and performed by Kirk Hamilton

Editorial oversight by Stephen Totilo

AUDIO SOURCING

Official Destiny 2 Trailer

Official Taken King Trailer

Phillip Kenney Climbing to the top of Atheon’s Throne Room

Primeguard, World’s First Vault of Glass completion:

Vylsith, Vault of Glass Oracle Fight

iraspberrykiwi commentary on vault of glass hidden area

Viva La Fraggie Scent of the Worm guide

Daniel Jurado’s amazing Vault of Glass glitch video 

Mar 01 2018
51 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #9: BONUS: God of War Director Cory Barlog

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SPOILERS! God of War director Cory Barlog drops by the show for a fun, wide-ranging chat about all sorts of things, including his take on the message of this game, what's next for the series, and That One Moment. We also talk about why God of War took five years, labor issues in video games, and whether Barlog would ever make a God of War game about Christianity. Don't listen to this one until you've finished the game!
Apr 30 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #10: 136: Octopath Traveler Ain't Great

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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.
Jul 12 2018
58 mins
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Rank #11: 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
1 hour 21 mins
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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.


Show notes


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
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #13: 145: The Amazing, Amazing Spider-Man

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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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1h-Wqjtwz7uUANw6gazRwSnarky Puppy - Lingus (live recording): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_XJ_s5IsQc
Sep 13 2018
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #14: 132: Rumors And Predictions For E3 2018

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It's time again for E3, that wonderful time of year full of excitement and trailers for games that will never come out. What will we see this year? Kirk and Jason go through each conference one by one: EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo, to talk about their hopes, their expectations, and their wildest predictions.
Jun 07 2018
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #15: 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
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #16: 135: Why We Play Hard Games

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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).
Jul 05 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #17: Days Gone Is One AAA-Ass Video Game

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Episode 170: Surprise! It's a one-day-early episode of Kotaku Splitscreen, here to talk to you about Bloodborne (which Jason's finally finished), Danganronpa (which Maddy's almost finished), and the many games Kirk is playing, like The Division 2 and Ape Out. There's news of the week (36:13) on Pokemon, Anthem crashing PS4s, and THQ Nordic's major screw-up, and then Jason shares some impressions of the upcoming zombie game Days Gone, which he got to play for an hour and a half at a Sony event two weeks ago. Then it's time for some off-topic talk (59:16) on Killing Eve, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Big Mouth, followed by Kirk's music pick of the week and a brief Russian Doll spoilercast.

MUSIC PICK OF THE WEEK:

“Under the Sea” by Fearless Flyers from their Debut EP

Watch the video here

LINKS:Wesley Morris on Michael JacksonSlate Culture Gabfest Russian Doll spoilercast

Mar 06 2019
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #18: 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
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #19: 163: Destiny, Star Wars, And Wild Allegations

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Kirk, Maddy, and Jason unite to talk about one of the wildest video game news weeks in recent memory! First they talk about the games they're playing, including Resident Evil 2, Danganronpa, and Destiny 2. Then they dissect this week's news (32:41) on Bungie ditching Activision, the messy Gearbox lawsuit, and EA canceling its open-world Star Wars game. They close things off with off-topic talk (1:18:58) and the NFL playoff story of the week.

Music pick: “Overtime” by Knower, from their YouTube channel (seriously, watch it!) 

Jan 17 2019
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #20: 128: Why Is The Games Industry So Secretive?

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Why is the video game industry so obsessed with secrets? Kirk and Jason are joined by Polygon's Chris Plante to discuss that topic and way more. FIRST, the Splitscreen Gang talks about Westworld, escape rooms, and news on Nintendo, Rage 2, and Trump's connections to Everquest (14:16). Then Plante comes on to talk about video game leaks, how Polygon has evolved over the years, and whether it makes sense for game companies to be so secretive (32:03). Finally, Kirk and Jason talk Destiny 2 and the delightful Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (1:11:58).Notes:Audio from the Google AI talk via Evan Kirstel (https://twitter.com/evankirstel/status/993935454985744384)DKC Tropical Freeze Alp's Fall Theme music via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJAXs_HLzG4
May 10 2018
1 hour 29 mins
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