Kotaku Splitscreen

Kotaku Splitscreen

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

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Games & Hobbies
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Podcast
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Released
78 min
Jan 19, 2017
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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.

77 min
Dec 15, 2016
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In January, Kirk and Jason predicted a bunch of things for 2016, with the bet that whoever got more predictions right would get a free steak dinner from the loser. Now, we revisit those predictions and see who won! Then we go over some of the biggest surp

75 min
Oct 27, 2016
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Kirk and Jason talk about Nintendo's upcoming new console, the Switch.

78 min
Oct 6, 2016
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For our 50th episode, special guest Stephen Totilo joins Kirk to talk about PlayStation VR and Gears of War 4 horde mode.

71 min
Sep 29, 2016
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Jason and Kirk return for Destiny raid talk, some Destiny 2 talk, and a spoilery dive into INSIDE, the fantastic new game from the makers of Limbo.

72 min
Sep 22, 2016
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Rise of Iron is here. Did you expect us to talk about anything else? This week, Kirk and Jason dig into the good, the bad, and the Fallen of Destiny's newest DLC.

92 min
Sep 15, 2016
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Jason and Kirk reach into the mailbag to answer YOUR big questions on turn-based combat, NX, Dragon Age Inquisition, the price of video games, and much much more. This episode presented by Kirk's new Rhoomba.

72 min
Sep 7, 2016
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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.

68 min
Sep 2, 2016
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Jason and Kirk are at PAX West 2016. Not only that, they're in THE SAME ROOM.

69 min
Aug 25, 2016
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Kirk and Jason talk Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, laptop buying advice, and cyber-ska. Then they open up the mailbag for some reader questions about backlogs, Vita, and how the NX will be announced.

75 min
Aug 18, 2016
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Ex-NFL Punter Chris Kluwe is here to talk No Man's Sky, NFL nerds, and Path of Exile. We also talk FFXV and our new corporate overlords, who are sadly not Doritos.

70 min
Aug 11, 2016
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Jason and Kirk explain why games like No Man's Sky get day-one patches, then talk a bit about their travels through space. Also: reaching into the mailbag for some questions about Overwatch and the future of Kotaku. BROUGHT TO YOU BY DORITOS, MAYBE?

76 min
Aug 4, 2016
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Kirk and Jason try to figure out why so many people care about who wins the console war. Then they dig into all the new Destiny: Rise of Iron info, talk some Overwatch, and ponder whether Titanfall 2 will have more lasting appeal than its predecessor.

92 min
Jul 28, 2016
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Kirk and Jason reach into the mailbag and answer YOUR questions on today's Q&A episode. We talk about NX/Scorpio/Neo, Overwatch, the nature of JRPGs, what it's like to review games, and YouTube scandals, among many other things.

79 min
Jul 21, 2016
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What makes a game qualify as a classic JRPG? What sort of attributes does it have? Just what makes the like of Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger so special? Let's break it down.

70 min
Jul 14, 2016
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Kotaku vet Mike Fahey joins Jason to talk about Final Fantasy XIV, fanservice games, and 7th Dragon III Code VFD. He also tells the story of the time he wasn't allowed to go to the Tokyo Game Show.

70 min
Jul 7, 2016
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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.

36 min
Jun 26, 2016
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Kirk and Jason talk about season 6 of Game of Thrones. SPOILERS!!!

19 min
Jun 16, 2016
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Jason recounts the things he saw during the third day of E3.

26 min
Jun 15, 2016
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Jason and Kirk talk about the first "real" day of E3.

45 min
Jun 14, 2016
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Kirk and Jason talk about how Microsoft, Ubisoft and Sony did at their E3 press conferences.

21 min
Jun 13, 2016
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Jason and Kirk talk about how EA and Bethesda did in their E3 press conferences.

57 min
Jun 8, 2016
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Kirk and Jason go publisher by publisher and talk about what we can expect to see at next week's E3 in LA.

75 min
Jun 2, 2016
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Kirk and Jason talk the upcoming Xbox Scorpio, Overwatch, and No Man's Sky death threats. Plus: bonus Game of Thrones talk!

60 min
May 19, 2016
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New theme song! Welcome to Splitscreen 90210. Kirk's back for another delightful episode and to talk about Uncharted 4, Doom, and how goddamn ridiculous 2016 has been for video games so far.

62 min
May 12, 2016
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Former XSEED editor Jessica Chavez is here to talk about the localization/'censorship' debate. We also geek out about JRPGs, talk Trails, and get some behind-the-scenes stories of what it's like to bring games from Japan to U.S. shores.

84 min
May 5, 2016
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Patrick "Scoops" Klepek and Jason "Press Sneak Fuck" Schreier tag-team for this deep dive into what it's like to report on video games. This week's episode digs into some of the stories behind some of our favorite scoops on PS4.5, Destiny, and much more.

73 min
Apr 28, 2016
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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 Unc

77 min
Apr 21, 2016
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When is "crunch" OK in the game industry? How can it be avoided? Veteran game producer Matthew Burns joins Kirk and Jason to talk about the human cost that goes into making video games. Also: The Division, Disgaea 5, NBA 2K16, and... a Dark Souls MMORPG?

83 min
Apr 14, 2016
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Will Final Fantasy XV live up to expectations? We don't know, but we're optimistic! Join a very sick Kirk and Jason for some JRPG talk, some Destiny talk, some Dark Souls 3 talk, and the best vomit story you'll hear this week.

67 min
Apr 7, 2016
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Kirk is joined by game designer Chris Remo to talk about music, games, and late 90s Counter-Strike tips.

72 min
Apr 1, 2016
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Kirk is joined by Kotaku editor in chief Stephen Totilo, filling in for Jason, who is currently sitting on a beach somewhere playing Vita games. Stephen and Kirk talk about new video games, new gaming controversies, and what it’s like to have a bucket of

80 min
Mar 24, 2016
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Kirk is back from GDC, where all everyone could talk about was VR. Jason's still pretty skeptical, though. Is VR really going to take off? Also: PS4.5, NX, and The Division, followed by some Gamer Rage at Nintendo for making us buy the same Virtual Consol

68 min
Mar 17, 2016
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It's a very special No-Kirk episode as Blizzard's Tim Morten joins Jason to talk about the future of StarCraft. Just what's going to happen in the upcoming Nova expansion for SC2? And what else is coming throughout 2016 for the sci-fi RTS game? FIND OUT!

67 min
Mar 10, 2016
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Double Fine boss Tim Schafer joins Splitscreen to talk about his PILES AND PILES of money. Plus: how Day of the Tentacle holds up today, what it's like inside the LucasArts barn, and some Real Talk about the relationships between journalists and game deve

70 min
Mar 4, 2016
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On today's SUPER-OFF-TOPIC episode, TV star Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) joins Jason and Kirk to talk about what it's like to create and star in her own TV show, make it big in Hollywood, and win a Golden Globe. Also: sex jokes! And maybe even some

68 min
Feb 25, 2016
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Kirk is playing Fire Emblem, which means one thing and one thing only: ANIME WAIFUS. Also, Jason's back to talk about Final Fantasy XIV and Destiny 2. Then we dive into some reader questions and give some tips to all the aspiring journalists out there.

46 min
Feb 18, 2016
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Jason’s off this week, so Kotaku EIC Stephen Totilo steps in to chat with Kirk about the ups and downs of playing too many video games. They talk a lot about open world game design, and Kirk tries and fails to remember the name of the Game Boy game Faceb

62 min
Feb 11, 2016
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Introducing our new feature: HOT TAKE CORNER. Kotaku's Nathan Grayson joins Kirk and Jason to talk XCOM 2, Fire Emblem, Dying Light, and our big Hot Take of the week: Half-Life 3 is never coming out!!!

72 min
Feb 4, 2016
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Has The Division's beta piqued our interest? Just what makes The Witness so good? And what's it been like to run Kotaku for the past four years? EIC Stephen Totilo is here to answer all those questions and MORE, including the biggest question of all: Why

67 min
Jan 28, 2016
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It's contest time! The rules: In this episode, Kirk and Jason have to each make 12 predictions for 2016. At the end of the year, we'll revisit them all, and whoever got the most right will get a free steak dinner from the loser. Also in this episode: Diab

64 min
Jan 22, 2016
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Things are depressing in the hardcore Destiny community these days, which means there's lots for Kirk and Jason to talk about! Join us as we discuss The Great Destiny Malaise as well as the charming Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, the indie gem Oxenfree, and wh

56 min
Jan 14, 2016
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Resident aussie Luke Plunkett is here to talk about everything from Assassin's Creed to Arkham Knight. Also: Jason tries to talk everyone into loving speedrunning, Kirk discusses Kotaku's big new review changes, and we try to figure out who's going to rev

57 min
Jan 7, 2016
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Is this the Year of VR or just The Year That A Lot Of VR Headsets Come Out? Join Kirk and Jason as they discuss the future of virtual reality in the wake of news that Oculus Rift will be five hundred and ninety-nine U.S. dollars. Also: Assassin's Creed Em

124 min
Dec 31, 2015
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As 2015 comes to a close, it's time to talk Games of the Year! And by talk Games of the Year we mean talk about every single game released in 2015. Come join Kirk and Jason for a look back at an entire year's worth of video games, month by month: January

49 min
Dec 18, 2015
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Kotaku's Evan "Mr. Style" Narcisse is here to chat with Kirk and Jason about what we want to see next from former pachinko star Hideo Kojima. We also talk about Star Wars: The Force Gets Up -- NO SPOILERS! -- and the importance of video game preservation.

88 min
Dec 4, 2015
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The hardest thing about working in games media these days? Too many damn games. In this action-packed episode of Splitscreen, Kirk and Jason talk Final Fantasy XIV, Just Cause 3, Fallout 4, Cibelle, and all the other video games we just don't have time to

60 min
Nov 20, 2015
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The more you play Fallout 4, the more it grows on you. Last week's extravaganza wasn't enough, so Kirk and Jason are back to talk a lot more about Bethesda's latest. Also: blacklisting, StarCraft, and which JRPG Kirk should play first, Trails in the Sky o

51 min
Nov 13, 2015
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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 Dog

67 min
Nov 6, 2015
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Superstar writer and developer Matthew Burns (Halo, Call of Duty, Destiny) is here telling tales and talking to Kirk and Jason about the worst marketing moves in video game history. We also discuss Activision's $5.9 billion Candy Crush acquisition, Trails

65 min
Oct 30, 2015
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Time for some inside baseball! On this very special episode of Splitscreen, Kirk and Jason talk about what it's like to work for the well-known Destiny fan-site Kotaku dot com. Also: Nintendo going mobile, reader questions, and why Kirk has no personal li

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