It’s time for a super-sized episode of Kotaku Splitscreen full of special guests, dating advice, and squid-kid conspiracy theories.
Jason and I start out talking about how much he loves Final Fantasy Tactics on his phone and how impressed I’ve been with the first couple hours of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Then we talk about the news of the week (22:21) including Shadow of War microtransactions, a Pokémon MMO hidden inside Roblox, and a sequel for Dragon Quest Builders.
After that, Jason heads off on vacation while I’m joined by longtime Kotaku advice columnist Harris “Dr. NerdLove” O’Malley (35:43) to talk about dating, pickup artists, and the many ways movies lie to us about love. Finally, I sit down with my fellow Kotaku writers Patricia Hernandez and Gita Jackson to talk about Splatoon 2 (1:19:56)—what it does well, what it does poorly, and what we make of its subtle malevolent undertones.
Also don’t forget that we’ll be doing our first-ever Kotaku Splitscreen LIVE event at PAX West in Seattle! The show will be on Friday, September 1st at 8:00pm in the PAX Sasquatch Theatre. More details to come as we draw a little closer, but mark your calendars. It’s gonna be a lot of fun.