Best Kotaku podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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Kotaku's Kirk Hamilton, Jason Schreier, and Maddy Myers talk about all things gaming... and maybe more.
 
Breaking down the latest gaming news, history, and culture every week. Plus chiptune & video game music, industry interviews, and other cool features from the gaming world! If you like the Kinda Funny Gamescast, Giant Bombcast, Retronauts, Kotaku Splitscreen, What's Good Games, or Completely Unnecessary Podcast, you'll enjoy this show. Hosted by 1Pvs2P.com editors Ryan & Taylor Reeh.
 
A fresh new take on video game criticism by people of color with a New York twist. Hosted by Kotaku's Paul Tamayo alongside the one and only Cam Brewster, The Optional covers the latest in gaming with a mix of hip-hop, comedy, and real conversations surrounding the culture. This isn't your typical games podcast. This is video game commentary for the rest of us. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support
 
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The official podcast of Talk Amongst Yourselves, the Kotaku reader-run community. Join hosts DisturbedShadow and Rer and various guests from the TAY community as they discuss the latest goings on in the realm of video games.
 
Professional writer Jono Pech interviews entertainers, artists, and people with extraordinary experiences, sharing their advice and stories of hard work.
 
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It's Nintendo Direct week, and you know what that means: Everything old is new again. First, Jason, Maddy, and Kirk talk about the games they've been playing, from Danganronpa to Bloodborne. Then they talk about Nintendo's big announcements including Super Mario Maker 2, Box Boy+Box Girl, and a remake of Link's Awakening (22:31), and close off ...…
 
Miss Ally Heart and Saleem the Dream talk about their experience as 2/3s of The Hungry Gamers, seeing the show become Australia's number 1 video games podcast in iTunes, growing the ATEBIT Collective, and joining Patreon to continue evolving the network's content. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outr ...…
 
This week Paul is flying solo without Cam BUT helping him pilot the ship is none other than Spawn On Me & This Is Dope’s Kahlief Adams to talk all about the brand spanking new Apex Legends, The Division 2 Private Beta, the week’s news, listener questions and our recommendations for the week. So tune in and join the conversation! Become a suppor ...…
 
Maddy, Jason and Kirk take the stage at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY for a live episode of Kotaku Splitscreen. They talk Apex Legends, Battle Royale games in general, Mario vs. Zelda, and take a bunch of audience questions. Thanks to everyone who came out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Jamie Apps talks about working his way into the journalism industry, launching his own entertainment publication, and writing for The Last Word to cover Australia's pro wrestling scene. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work with Jono Pech by donating to t ...…
 
This week we talk a little more Resident Evil 2, a little more Anthem demo, and Paul’s new obsession Wargroove. We also talk a rumored Titanfall Battle Royale, Fortnite concerts, Metro Exodus backlash, and freak golf accidents. Plus your listener questions and our recommendations for the week. Tune in! Become a supporter of this podcast:https:/ ...…
 
Maddy, Kirk, and Jason unite to talk about the many games they've been playing, including Resident Evil 2, Wargroove, Bloodborne, and Destiny 2. Then they take a deep dive into Kingdom Hearts (34:01), debating over whether the story is convoluted, analyzing why people love it so much, and dissecting the pros and cons of the brand new Kingdom He ...…
 
Jimi Origi talks about composing the soundtrack for Chasm, what makes video game music unique, and the process of working with Bit Kid Games on Chasm's Kickstarter campaign, development and release over five years. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work wi ...…
 
This week, Paul and Cam talk Resident Evil 2, the Anthem Demo, Metroid Prime 4’s delay and tons more. Tune in! Support us on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-optional-podcast Talk with us on Discord: https://discord.gg/T2v8CDc Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor…
 
Jason, Kirk, and Maddy open up the mailbag to answer some of your great questions on Bloodborne, video game music, the cults of personality that surround the video game industry, our dream Assassin's Creed settings, and much, much more. Plus: NFL playoff stories! Music pick of the week: “Green Lights” by Sarah Jarosz from her 2016 album “Underc ...…
 
Entrepreneur Ben Smith talks about balancing his duties as a city mayor with his business endeavours and podcasting hobbies, plus the unique challenges inhabiting the world of politics. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work with Jono Pech by donating to t ...…
 
This we talk more Onimusha, Ace Combat 7, Blackout and more. We also discuss the week’s onslaught of news, listener questions and our recommendations for the week. Tune in! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
 
Kirk, Maddy, and Jason unite to talk about one of the wildest video game news weeks in recent memory! First they talk about the games they're playing, including Resident Evil 2, Danganronpa, and Destiny 2. Then they dissect this week's news (32:41) on Bungie ditching Activision, the messy Gearbox lawsuit, and EA canceling its open-world Star Wa ...…
 
Jakejames Lugo talks about piecing together a full-time job in the games industry, the grind of creating content on multiple platforms, and his work as senior editor for The Koalition. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work with Jono Pech by donating to th ...…
 
This week Cam and Paul talk new games like Cities Skylines for Switch, Steep, Katamari and the 30-minute demo for Resident Evil 2. Plus this week's news, listener questions and our recommendations for the week. Tune in! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor…
 
Maddy, Jason, and Kirk talk about Pokemon Let's Go Eevee, Destiny 2, Crosscode, and Bloodborne before listing their video game predictions for 2019 (38:22). Each one makes 10 predictions, and whoever gets the most right throughout the year will get to force the other two to play a game of his or her choice. Then on off topic talk (1:03:13), Orp ...…
 
Blake J. Harris talks about writing Console Wars, developing it into a documentary and TV series with Seth Rogen, and working with Oculus and Facebook to write his upcoming book about the VR tech industry. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work with Jono P ...…
 
Hear us revisit some old favorites, talk the week's news and answer your questions! Also our recommendations for the week! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
 
On the very first Kotaku Splitscreen of 2019, Kirk, Jason, and Maddy talk about the games they've been playing to kick off the year, including CrossCode, Life Is Strange Season 2, and Minit. Then Kirk and Jason revisit their 2018 predictions (34:19) to figure out who won their big yearlong bet and gets to force the other to play a game of their ...…
 
Greg Miller from Kinda Funny returns to the podcast to talk about everything that's changed since his Episode 1 appearance, the evolution of Kinda Funny and its media platforms, growing while maintaining an audience, and managing the extra workload from events like the DICE Awards and Kinda Funny Games Showcase. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follo ...…
 
With 2019 right on the Horizon (Zero Dawn), we decided to do one last Playlist and Feelin' It but more importantly, you sent us your top 3 games of 2018 and we're playing your dope voice messages on the show! Tune in to find out what some of our amazing audience picked as their top 3 games of 2018. Happy New Year, everybody! Become a supporter ...…
 
It's time for the biggest episode of Splitscreen ever as Kirk, Maddy, and Jason gather for part two of Every Game We Played In 2018, starting with June and July, then August and September (42:28), October (1:13:37), and then November and December (1:47:20). The team discusses dozens of games this week, from Hollow Knight to Sushi Striker to Ret ...…
 
Benyam Kidané talks about his work as NBA Australia's senior editor, his humble beginnings with Believe the Hype, and turning the landscape of Australian basketball into daily news. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work with Jono Pech by donating to the t ...…
 
Kirk, Jason, and Maddy unite for Splitscreen's annual GOTY coverage! This week it's all the games we played from January through May, including Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Celeste, Secret of Mana, Into The Breach, Far Cry 5, A Way Out, God of War, Pillars of Eternity 2, Monster Prom, and much more. Next week: June through December. Learn more about ...…
 
Tony Thaxton talks about his drumming career with Motion City Soundtrack, getting signed to Epitaph Records, working in the studio with blink-182's Mark Hoppus, and balancing work with friendship while on tour. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work with J ...…
 
It's finally here! Join us as we celebrate our third year in the podcast game and look back at the year in games by giving our highly coveted quarter waters to the best (and worst) games of the year. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor…
 
Everything changes on today's episode of Kotaku Splitscreen. We start off the episode with a very special surprise, followed by some discussion of games like Celeste, Obra Dinn, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (33:28). Then The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley joins the show (48:34) to talk about the success of last week's show, how he puts toget ...…
 
Josh Beames talks about discovering a love for landscape photography, building his technical skills and social media following until he could work full-time, and the stories behind some of his favourite images. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work with J ...…
 
It's finally here. Paul and Cam talk about Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Party, Drawful, Avengers Endgame, 2 Milly's Lawsuit, the Game Awards, listener questions, and our recommendations for the week. Tune in and join the conversation! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor…
 
Live from PAX Australia, Alex Walker talks about his role as Kotaku Australia's editor, creating unique gaming content for the Australian audience, and his advice for aspiring video game journalists. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work with Jono Pech by ...…
 
It's nearly time for December E3, aka The Game Awards, and there's lots to discuss! First, Kirk and Jason talk about slaying Sean Bean in Hitman 2, the great new platformer Monster Boy, and the excellent Prey Mooncrash. Then they get into Game Awards talk (30:10) on what to expect at this year's show, hype versus awards, and whether game reveal ...…
 
This week we talk more RDR2, Black Ops 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Paul talks mobile gaming on his new Pixel. As always, the week's news, listener questions, and our recommendations for the week. Tune in! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/theoptionalpodcast/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor…
 
There are oh so many games to play this fall, and you should start with Return of the Obra Dinn, the fantastic puzzler that Kirk and Jason both adore. This week they talk all about that, along with Hitman 2, the Sega Genesis Classics collection, and other games they're playing. Then it's time for the news of the week (37:50) on Red Dead Online, ...…
 
Live at PAX Australia, Courtenay Taylor talks about finding her place in the voiceover business, being embraced by the games industry, and the impact of some of her most memorable roles in the Fallout and Mass Effect franchises. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Putt ...…
 
This week, we’re talking more of the usual suspects like RDR2 (Paul finally finished), Black Ops 4, Moonlighter, and Tetris Effect. We’re also returning to old favorites like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, God of War and… Warframe? Plus, this week’s news, listener questions and our recommendations for the week. Tune in!Support us on Anchor: h ...…
 
Live at PAX Aus, Kamina Vincent talks about the success of indie game Florence, working with the Mountains studio team, and making a career in game development without any programming or design skills. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work with Jono Pech ...…
 
It's an extra-special-early Thanksgiving episode! This one's a two-parter. First, Kirk and Jason bring on Kotaku's Ethan Gach to talk about Fallout 76 (06:51), the buggy new multiplayer game from Bethesda Game Studios. Then, it's the long-awaited Red Dead Redemption 2 spoilercast (35:32) as Kirk and Jason dive into the game's lengthy story and ...…
 
This week we’re talking more usual suspects with a mix of new games like Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, more Battlefield V, PUBG to PS4, Sony skipping E3, Game Award Nominations, Stan Lee, listener questions and more!Support us on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-optional-podcastTalk with us on Discord: https://discord.gg/T2v8CDc Become a supporter of ...…
 
Kirk and Jason talk about the games they're playing, like Tetris Effect and Hitman 2, then jump into the news of the week (21:36) on Detective Pikachu, Final Fantasy XV's canceled DLC, and Destiny 2's "disappointing" sales. Then old friend Evan Narcisse joins the show (40:56) to talk about Stan Lee's legacy and what he meant to nerds all across ...…
 
Live from PAX Australia, BossLogic talks about developing his skills as a digital artist, going viral with fan art, making his hobby a professional career, and dealing with overzealous fan bases. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work with Jono Pech by don ...…
 
This week we talk more Black Ops 4, Red Dead 2, Moonlighter on Switch, and of course more Tetris Effect. We also talk this week’s news and answer our very first voice message! Tune in and don’t forget to join the Discord and talk to us directly.Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-optional-podcastDiscord: https://discord.gg/T2v8CDc Become a supporter ...…
 
Jono Pech hosts the Before You Go Live panel at PAX Australia (October 27), featuring Audio-Technica's Matt Stillone, Mia (Twitch streamer Series Of Blurs), and The Hungry Gamers host Brendan White to discuss everything you need to know to get the most of your audio gear for podcasting and streaming. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Tw ...…
 
Kotaku's Maddy Myers returns to the show this week, joining Kirk and Jason to chat about the big Diablo disaster. First they talk about some of the games they've been playing, including Assassin's Creed Origins, Return of the Obra Dinn, and Red Dead 2. Then the three get into the news of the week on Nintendo removing a racist animation from the ...…
 
Live at PAX Australia, Cissy Jones talks about quitting the tech industry to pursue voice acting, how she found her way in the voiceover industry, and her experiences as a part of powerful narrative video games such as The Walking Dead, Firewatch and Life is Strange. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the o ...…
 
This week we’ve got an extended show full of more Red Dead Redemption 2 chat, Diablo 3 on Switch, Tetris Effect, PS One Classic games, Superman Cosplaying Geralt, shitty Blizzard fans and tons more. Tune in and be sure to check us out on Anchor now too and leave us some voice messages!Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-optional-podcastDiscord: https ...…
 
Who would've thought that the biggest game of 2018 would also be one of the strangest? First up on this week's episode, Jason and Kirk talk about the news of the week including the PlayStation Classic's sad lineup, the buggy Fallout 76 beta, and a surprise new game from the creator of Undertale. Then Kirk and Jason take another deep dive into R ...…
 
Live from PAX Australia, Guy "Yug" Blomberg talks about how he joined the Penny Arcade team, his long journey of trial and error in the games industry, and his vision as the Global PAX Content Director. Powered by Audio-Technica. Follow Jono on Twitter @jonohimself. Download the outro music by FOLEY! here. Support Puttin' In Work with Jono Pech ...…
 
Before playing Red Dead Redemption 2, we discuss the behind-the-scenes stories shared by anonymous Rockstar Games' employees on the company's troubling culture of game development crunch. Plus, our thoughts on recent games we've been playing or in the backlog to catch up on, including Yoku's Island Express, Destiny 2: Forsaken, Mario Tennis Ace ...…
 
Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally here and we’ve got TAKES. From the immaculate details to the hard-to-ignore crunch that went into making it all, we dive deep into the game. We also pick some questions out of the bucket and hit you with some nostalgic recommendations for the week. So tune in and be sure to stock up on pomade. Join the discourse ...…
 
Kirk reads his full review of Red Dead Redemption 2. Read it for yourself here, if you prefer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy jschreier@gmail.com (Kotaku).
 
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