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What Is Even The Point Of Giving Awards To Video Games

‘Tis the season to feel mildly embittered at basically all times. I speak, of course, of awards season, during which countless games take home trophies and plaques (or pictures of trophies and plaques), but not the ones you want to win. What, really, is the point, though? On this week’s episode of the Splitscreen …Read […]

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Cyberpunk 2077’s Genital Customization Options Leave A Lot To Be Desired

Cyberpunk 2077 has dicks. Cyberpunk 2077 has vagina (singular). Already, you might be getting the impression that these things were not created equal. It’s a strange imbalance, especially given the way other characters in the game end up perceiving you regardless of your choice. On this week’s episode of Splitscreen,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Cyberpunk 2077 Hype Is Just Too Much

In less than one week, everybody in cyberpunk future year 2020 will be playing Cyberpunk 2077. Or at least, that’s the impression I get, based on the fact that it’s all anybody is talking about. Such is the nature of the hype surrounding the robo-armed role-playing sensation: Hardly anybody has played it yet, but…Read more… […]

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Dua Lipa, Nine Inch Nails, and more slated for Netflix ‘Song Exploder (Volume 2)’ [Watch]

Popular podcast-turned-TV adaptation, Song Exploder is ready to drop a second crop of episodes following a well-received initial run of episodes that landed on Netflix back in October. The second season will explore songs by future pop force Dua Lipa, The Killers, Hall of Fame rock vets Nine Inch Nails, and Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade. […]

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Dua Lipa, Nine Inch Nails, and more slated for Netflix ‘Song Exploder (Volume 2)’ [Watch]

Popular podcast-turned-TV adaptation, Song Exploder is ready to drop a second crop of episodes following a well-received initial run of episodes that landed on Netflix back in October. The second season will explore songs by future pop force Dua Lipa, The Killers, Hall of Fame rock vets Nine Inch Nails, and Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade. […]

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Dua Lipa, Nine Inch Nails, and more slated for Netflix ‘Song Exploder (Volume 2)’ [Watch]

Popular podcast-turned-TV adaptation, Song Exploder is ready to drop a second crop of episodes following a well-received initial run of episodes that landed on Netflix back in October. The second season will explore songs by future pop force Dua Lipa, The Killers, Hall of Fame rock vets Nine Inch Nails, and Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade. […]

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Video Games Sure Do Have A Lot Of Bad Dads

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Your gut is heavy with leftovers, your vision blurs from the accumulated eye crust of countless naps. You find yourself wishing to engage in the greatest of all American holiday traditions: watching a sport you don’t usually care about while drifting in and out of sleep. Sports,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Be a Better Ally, With Disability Advocate Alice Wong

This week we’re learning about disability rights and how to be a better ally with help from disability activist Alice Wong. Listen to hear Alice talk about the unique perspectives that disabled people bring to the conversation, what non-disabled people can do to promote and protect equality, and why Crip Camp is…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Even Is A Video Game Sequel Anymore?

Change is inevitable. It happens every day, bit by bit, to everything in existence—except, for a time, video games. It used to be that games came out, they were more or less static objects, and then, years later, they might get a sequel featuring an additional gun and all of that year’s football players. Now […]

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It Sucks When Games Don’t Respect Players’ Time

Somehow, it’s already November. But also, good lord, it is finally November. Such is the duality of 2020, a year born from a freshly molted tuft of Satan’s black wings. Thus, this week’s episode of Splitscreen is about time. What’s its deal? Who decided it was a good idea? Also, more pertinently, which games use […]

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We Wrote The Greatest Horror Movie Twist Of All Time (Using Video Game Characters)

It is once again almost that time: Tomorrow, the scary day will be upon us. In light of that, we did not talk about horror games/movies on this week’s episode of Splitscreen—that would be too obvious. Instead, we made our own. (Also, we talked about things in non-horror games that terrify us and a bunch […]

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Billy McFarland’s prison-recorded podcast lands him in solitary confinement

Billy McFarland couldn’t successfully launch a music festival without getting into legal trouble so why would we expect he could launch a podcast without raising eyebrows? The infamous Fyre fraudster made headlines recently with the announcement of his new podcast, Dumpster Fyre, recorded from his current digs at Lisbon, Ohio’s Elkton Federal Correctional Institution. Now, […]

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Our Low Down Dirty (Character Creator) Shame

This week on Kotaku’s Splitscreen podcast we play god and fiddle with the fabric of creation. Whether to perfect our imperfect selves or make a creature so hideous it begs for the sweet release of death, character creators offer players the ability to express themselves with their own customized avatars. But not all…Read more… Continue […]

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Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland launches new podcast from prison, ‘Dumpster Fyre’

Remarkably, the Fyre Festival saga somehow continues. It has been three-and-a-half years since the Greatest Festival that Never Was and yet we still find ourselves asking, “what the hell actually happened there?” The tumultuous Fyre Festival fiasco that ultimately landed the luxury event’s founder, Billy McFarland, in federal prison manages to stay in our collective […]

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Malfunctioning Controls, Gross Noises, And Other Personal Video Game Hells

Only two episodes in, the new Kotaku Splitscreen has already gone to hell. It was bound to happen, but I never thought we’d get there so fast. This week, we journey to the heart of hell and perform a dissection, picking apart the vaunted warm place’s past and present as it pertains to games. Do […]

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Spotify’s mental health playlist streams skyrocket amid ongoing pandemic

To raise awareness for mental health on World Mental Health Day, October 10, Spotify gathered streaming data from playlists on the platform designed to soothe the mind. Playlists related to mental health keywords such as “mindfulness,” “calm,” and “self-care” saw streaming increases of 57 percent over the last year. This information does not come as […]

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