Rank #1: 124: God of War Is So Freakin' Good
Rank #2: 70: Let's Gush About Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Rank #3: 139: Summer Mailbag
Rank #4: 141: Press Sneak F**ks
Rank #5: 152: Red Dead 2 Is Big And Weird
Rank #6: 144: Spider-Man Is Great And Destiny Is Back
Rank #7: The Secret Hunters of Destiny
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.
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
Rank #8: 71: Early Thoughts On Mass Effect: Andromeda
Rank #9: BONUS: God of War Director Cory Barlog
Rank #10: 136: Octopath Traveler Ain't Great
Rank #11: 162: Our 2019 Video Game Predictions
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
Rank #12: Anthem Feels Broken And Unfinished
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.
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
Rank #13: 145: The Amazing, Amazing Spider-Man
Rank #14: 132: Rumors And Predictions For E3 2018
Rank #15: 64: Nintendo Switch Reactions
Rank #16: 135: Why We Play Hard Games
Rank #17: Days Gone Is One AAA-Ass Video Game
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
Rank #18: Episode 46: PlayStation Fro
Rank #19: 163: Destiny, Star Wars, And Wild Allegations
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!)