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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.

    The Hardest Things We've Ever Done In A Game (RECAST)

    The Hardest Things We've Ever Done In A Game (RECAST)

    Episode 213: Jason, Kirk, and Maddy talk about Disco Elysium, Hollow Knight, and Monster Hunter: Iceborne before checking in on some quick news (29:00): Sony's skipping E3 and Final Fantasy VII and Avengers are both delayed. Then they open up the listener mailbag for some questions about the hardest things they've ever done in a video game, whether Microsoft will ever turn Xbox into a living room PC, and the games they might hypothetically speedrun. They close things off with some off-topic talk (1:07:00) on James Cameron, Parasite, and the glorious return of Jason's NFL Playoff stories.

    Music pick of the week: “The Other Side” by Moonchild from their 2019 album Little Ghost

    Links:

    Heather Alexandra on speedrunning.

    Luke Palmer on Snowpiercer and Willy Wonka

    Music Picks Playlists - Apple Music, Spotify

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Our 2020 Video Game Predictions (RECAST)

    Our 2020 Video Game Predictions (RECAST)

    Episode 212: Kirk, Jason, and Maddy talk about the games they played over the holidays, like Resident Evil 2, The Witcher 3, and Control, then look back at their predictions for 2019 to see who got the most things right (28:22). Then they make predictions for 2020, a year that will no doubt be full of fun video game nonsense. They close things off with movie talk on Knives Out, Parasite, Little Women, and more (1:10:53).

    Music pick of the week: “Dream Sweet in Sea Major” by Miracle Musical (ミラクルミュージカル) from the 2012 album Hawaii: Part II

    (Kirk's playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1zRtCq81Z6kXKmGCK0Xm7u?si=2qwuFExCTfCkRFY9d3hUhA)

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Days Are Definitely Gone (RECAST)

    The Days Are Definitely Gone (RECAST)

    Episode 176: Jason's back from vacation to talk about all sorts of video games with Kirk and Maddy, including Mortal Kombat 11, Baba Is You, Hitman 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Phoenix Wright. Then the trio dives into Days Gone (42:16), the new PS4-exclusive that's all about killing zombies -- sorry, freakers -- and being sad on a motorcycle. Finally, some off-topic talk (1:02:10) on Avengers: Infinity War, Carmen Sandiego, and Barry.

    Music Pick of the Week: “First it Giveth” - Queens of the Stone Age from their 2002 album Songs for the deaf

    Show notes:"I watched 21 Marvel movies this month — and witnessed a decade of progress for women" - Washington Post

    • 1 hr 18 min
    What Happens When School Kids Get Google Stadia? (Mailbag - RECAST)

    What Happens When School Kids Get Google Stadia? (Mailbag - RECAST)

    Episode 186: Happy fourth of July! Kirk, Jason, and Maddy talk about some video games (Mario Maker 2, Metro Exodus, Cadence of Hyrule) before cracking open the mailbag (22:32) for some listener questions about video game streaming in schools, how to review video games, whether Final Fantasy VII Remake will still be going until the 2030s, and much more. Then, off-topic chat (1:20:18) on Fullmetal Alchemist, Veep, and a very important question about Toy Story's Woody.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    How To Not Be A Jerk In Chat (RECAST)

    How To Not Be A Jerk In Chat (RECAST)

    Maddy and Kirk talk about what they're playing; in Maddy's case, that involves a brand new gaming monitor that makes Outer Wilds look so, so good. She's also playing Madden NFL 20. Meanwhile, Kirk beat Death of the Outsider, started up Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Fire Emblem, and tried Burgle Bros with his tabletop group. We then bring in Kotaku senior reporter Cecilia D'Anastasio (35:06) for discussion about her article, "For Men Who Hate Talking On The Phone, Games Keep Friendships Alive," and also, the importance of gaming etiquette, especially for competitive games. We close out with off-topic discussion (1:11:32) about Veronica Mars... again.

    Music pick of the week: “What A Wonderful World” by Sam Cooke

    • 1 hr 24 min
    More Data, More Problems (RECAST)

    More Data, More Problems (RECAST)

    Episode 180: We've gotten so many interesting listener e-mails about privacy in gaming, we just had to keep talking about it! First, the Splitscreen gang talks about some of the games they're playing including Phoenix Wright, Rage 2, and Destiny. Then they get into the news of the week (28:18) on Minecraft Earth, the God of War documentary, and a major shakeup in Call of Duty-land.

    After the news, Kirk, Maddy, and Jason read some listener emails and talk more about advertisers using our data, targeted marketing, and whether the internet is just broken or what. Then it's time for off-topic talk (1:11:55) on Designated Survivor, Lemony Snicket, and much more.

    Music pick of the week: “Ageless Beauty” by Stars from their 2004 album Set Yourself On Fire

    • 1 hr 28 min

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