Kotaku's Nathan Grayson, Ashley Parrish, and Michael Fahey dive into gaming one very specific topic at a time.
Stop The Cyberpunk 2077 Hype Train, We Want To Get Off
This week we're exploring the nature of hype. Is it actually that helpful? When does it help vs. harm? First, Nathan guides us through video game hype history. Then, Ashley takes us through a new segment called Whyberpunk 2077, in which we talk about about the machinery of hype for games and how it may or may not be effective. Finally, Fahey walks us through instances of hype gone wrong.
Many dads enter...the same amount of dads leave feeling a little bit worse about their performance as fathers. In this special Thanksgiving edition of Kotaku's Splitscreen, we enter The Fatherdome! Listen in as we discuss the best found families in video games and what gaming is like within each of our own, real, meatier familial units. And brace yourself as we definitively rank who the best and worst video game dads are in: The Fatherdome!
What If The Only Game To Ever Exist Was Pong?
We're diving into sequels this week—and what makes something a sequel vs. a remake, remaster, or reboot? First, Ash gets everyone's hot takes on sequels (Assassin's Creed anyone?), then Fahey has us imagine a world in which Pong was the only video game ever made. Finally, Nathan leads us through a conversation on the changing nature of sequels in the gaming world.
Too Many Games, Too Little Time
This week we're diving into the topic of TIME. First, Fahey leads us in an exploration of the games that utilize time manipulation mechanics. Then, Nathan walks us through the history of the video game holiday season madness. And finally Ash closes us out with a crosstalk segment on the video games that do, and do not, respect our time.
Talking Bout My (Console) Generations
As we get closer to the launch of the new Xbox and PlayStation consoles, this week’s Splitscreen dives into the topic of generations. Listen as we each explain our favorite console generation. We’ll ask our resident console expert Mike Fahey all our burning questions about the new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Finally, we’ll get into a lively discussion about what to expect for the next generation of consoles, or if they’ll be consoles in the future at all.
Of Course Cloud Would Be First To Die In A Horror Movie
This week, Splitscreen gets spooky discussing our fears, phobias, and things that are just plain creepy. We wonder: what happens when you lock Sam Fisher, Crash Bandicoot, Gordon Freeman, Zelda, and more in a cabin in the woods? And finally, we talk about what makes a video game Halloween event truly special in this All Hallow’s Eve edition of Splitscreen.
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So sad to see this podcast end but really excited to listen to what all three of you guys do next :)
Two hosts good, three hosts better
The best videogames podcast. Maddie’s warmth balances out
Splitscreen is my jam
This podcast is easily my favorite video game podcast and quite possibly my favorite podcast, period. I have the utmost respect for Jason and Kirk and their opinions on anything and everything they discuss. I love the way they express their genuine admiration for the nerdy things we all enjoy and more importantly, the creators and artists who are responsible for them. I also want to give a special shoutout to Maddy who I think is a total badass and an excellent, more recent addition to the pod. All three hosts are incredibly insightful and admirable individuals and I feel lucky I get to learn from them every week while also always being thoroughly entertained! I cannot possibly recommend Splitscreen enough.