Just what makes speedrunning so appealing? Why is it so much fun to watch people break the hell out of games we love? PODCAST TIME!

Kotaku’s resident Australian Luke Plunkett joins me and Kirk on this week’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen to talk about everything from Assassin’s Creed to Arkham Knight. We discuss the appeal of speedrunning, Kotaku’s big review change, and how Persona 5 is going to be a bloodbath. Also: some predictions for 2016.

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