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Podcast: The Great SNES Classic Pre-Order Disaster

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Were you able to pre-order an SNES Classic this week? Don’t worry: neither were we. Let’s all cry together on today’s Kotaku Splitscreen.

Two important announcements before we get to the main show:

1) Kirk and I will be doing a 12-hour streaming marathon on Tuesday August 29 called “KIRK AND JASON FORCE EACH OTHER TO PLAY GAMES.” It’ll be on the Kotaku Twitch channel and we’ll have a full schedule up on Kotaku Tuesday. Get stoked.


2) Don’t miss Kotaku Splitscreen Live, on Friday September 1 at PAX in Seattle. I’ll be giving away free signed copies of BLOOD, SWEAT, AND PIXELS and it should be a lot of fun.

As for this week, well, first we talk about our adventures vacationing and eclipse-hunting before jumping into the news of the week (17:04) including Super Nintendo Classic pre-order disasters, Kyrie Irving screwing up NBA 2K18, and Brink going free-to-play. Then we talk about a bunch of games (33:07) including No Man’s Sky, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Madden’s surprisingly excellent ‘Longshot’ story mode.

You can get the MP3 right here.

As always, you can find Splitscreen on Apple Podcasts and Google Play. Reach us at with any and all questions, requests, and suggestions.