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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.

    Beyond Fatherdome

    Beyond Fatherdome

    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!

    • 45 min
    What If The Only Game To Ever Exist Was Pong?

    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.

    • 43 min
    Too Many Games, Too Little Time

    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.

    • 45 min
    Talking Bout My (Console) Generations

    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.

    • 40 min
    Of Course Cloud Would Be First To Die In A Horror Movie

    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.

    • 46 min
    Along Came A Slider: Character Creators And Why They Matter

    Along Came A Slider: Character Creators And Why They Matter

    We're getting into the weeds of character creators this week. Fahey leads us in a bulleted conversation about the most and least important feature choices, Ash asks the team about the character creations we're most proud of, and lastly Nathan gets into the latest character creator drama in the headlines.

    • 47 min

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