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Split Screen Synics
149 minutes | 7 days ago
SSS - Episode 68: Gameclub (Yakuza: Like a Dragon)
Another day, another video game to add to the Gameclub discussion for the end of year awards. This time around the Synics spend some time talking about Yakuza: Like a Dragon and the crazy things they enjoyed about this 2020 title by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. Before that though Shannon waxes poetic about her love of Resident Evil, Garrett talks about a fun little indie gem called Noita, Tim spends some time with Valheim, and Berto is continuing to foster a love/hate relationship with Cybershadow. There's also some news spattered in there, and Garrett is not happy with the latest Nintendo Direct. Listen to the latest episode to find out why.
109 minutes | 18 days ago
SSS - Episode 67: A New Synic Enters
Aside from episode 1, this may very well be the most important episode in Synics history, If you weren't there live, well then you missed out; Cybershannonn has joined us on this crazy train wreck we call a podcast and we could not be any happier than we are...except for Garrett who hates us and missed the episode. Check out the episode that is going to forever change the game and chart a new course for the Synics. Oh yeah, we talk about video games too
220 minutes | a month ago
SSS - Episode 66: Third Annual Synical Awards
It's that time of the year again, when a bunch of talking heads get together to talk about their best of the best in gaming for the prior year. The Synical Awards are similar to other shows/podcasts that do that, but totally better with 1000% more awesome. We are joined once more by the insanely dope Cybershannonn and talk about the best of the best, the best of the worst and also the best of the comments. Who wins? Who loses and who gets a cookie? You gotta listen to see who takes home a coveted Golden Couch. (we also did this live with animations and stuff)
129 minutes | 2 months ago
SSS - Episode 65: Cyberpunk 2077 (Gameclub)
Lucasfilm Games gets revived and will now handle all the quality of games that are set in a galaxy far, far away. One third of the Synics are excited for what this means (you can guess who isn't) because they want to see the open world, story driven Star Wars game that an result. There is also and Indiana Jones game in the works and a brief few words on when Mircrosoft wanted to buy Nintendo and got laughed out of meeting. Segment 3 is the long awaited Cyberpunk game club - there has been so much said and written about the game and how CD Projekt Red handled the release, but now we get the definitive answer on how the game was received.
97 minutes | 2 months ago
SSS - Episode 64: Happy New Year!
It's 2021 and the Synics are back at it doing what they do best, talking video games and hang out on the virtual couch because there is still a pandemic raging so we need to be responsible. You can expect the same brand of synicality (it's a word) that the trio brings as they talk about that Cyberpunk launch (talk about a mess) the long rumored KFC console, and some speed running controversy. It's a light episode but with the new year upon us, the Synics felt you might need a break from hearing them ramble. Enjoy and Happy New Year!
133 minutes | 3 months ago
SSS - Episode 63: The Pathless (Gameclub)
The boys are back in town, and by in town we mean at their respective homes while social distance recording a podcast because we're still in the middle of a pandemic. Tim is back from his turkey hiatus and talks about what he's been up to besides games and turkey eating. The Synics talk about longtime studio leaders leaving Bioware and what kinds of implications that has for future projects, Nintendo doing nintendo things (ughhh), Halo Infinite finally getting a release time frame in 2021, and the fact that Oscar Isaac is reportedly cast as Solid Snake. In section 3 the crew talks about Giantsquid's "The Pathless" and how they feel about the game. All this and much much more, like Lil Bow Wow talk
165 minutes | 3 months ago
SSS - Episode 62: The Game Awards and Stuff
Tim has skipped town for the holidays (we assume) so the Synics got in contact with someone to replace him for episode 62 - Shannon is back to talk games with Garrett and Berto!You know her, you love her, you watch her stream on twitch.tv/cybershannonn because she's awesomeShannon rounds the Synics this week to talk all the latest news and goings on in the video games space.
114 minutes | 4 months ago
SSS - Episode 61: Ghostrunner (Gameclub)
We are back with another packed episodes of video game goodness. We talk about Square Enix posting a loss, and a bunch of Mass Effect news that 1/3 of the Synics are excited for...damn it Garett and Tim. In our third segment we talk about Ghostrunner for the gameclub, and may have found the first game that the Synics unanimously agree is not one of their favs. All this and bunch of other Synical goodness is in store when you listen!
100 minutes | 4 months ago
SSS - Episode 60: Happy Halloween!
The Synics are back again talking about bad takes on Twitter by someone who has a history of them, The newest delay to Cyberpunk 2077, Halo: Infinite losing another key person, and a bunch of next gen unboxings. Also Berto gushes about his hype for Final Fantasy 16 while Tim and Garrett mock him. It's all the makings for another fun episode of the Split Screen Synics.
103 minutes | 5 months ago
SSS - Episode 59: Hades (Gameclub)
A new every other week, a new episode where the Synics get together on the virtual couch to talk about what's going on in games. In this episode we discuss the Microsoft/ Gamestop partnership and how Reggie may or may not have something to do with it (he more than likely doesn't but the Synics whole thing is to talk about the Regginator), they talk crunch at CD Project Red and a possible sequel to The Outer Worlds - not to be confused with The Outer Wilds. The GameClub game for this episode is the Roguelike Hades and the Synics get into it with what they enjoyed about the game and why Theseus is a conceited prick. Enjoy the latest episode and let us know what you all think!
101 minutes | 5 months ago
SSS - Episode 58: Brick, GO!
What would Garrett do as an assist trophy, or support character in a fighting game? Here is a hint, he would jump in and throw a brick. Do you want to know how we got to this revelation? We dive deep into that in this latest episode of the Split Screen Synics. We also talk about your relatives meaning well but maybe buying the wrong Xbox console, Blizzard actually doing something good for fans (?) and also who the latest fighter to join Smash is...it isn't exciting really. Listen to our latest episode for all the goodness you've come to expect from the Synics and leave us a rating and/or comment. It helps. Also, give Sakurai a break. The man looks tired and he's earned some rest.
123 minutes | 6 months ago
SSS - Episode 57: The Witness (Gameclub)
The Synics are back again and are joined by an insanely awesome guest host; Shannon, host of 'Casuals Only...With Friends', joins this week's conversation where we talk about Microsoft and Sony's next gen offerings, Nintendo puling a very Nintendo move for the 35th anniversary of our favorite plumber, some dude named Ninja, and Twitch chat landing a plan. In our last segment we dive deep into 'The Witness' and talk about the ingenious puzzle mechanics behind this 2016 offering from Braid developer Jonathan Blow. Is there a deeper meaning to the game or is it just a very pleasing/infuriating puzzle game? Listen to find out!
125 minutes | 6 months ago
SSS - Episode 56: FIGHT!
The Synics are back once again to bring you ALL the video game goodness you expect from three unqualified video game talking heads. In this episode they talk about the things that were shown in GamesCom, Berto talks hygiene and Tim may or may not hate Garrett because of Garrett's feelings towards Persona 5 Royale.Listen to this jam packed episode to get takes on fighting games and find out who is the Samus ass lord that Garrett feels so strongly against..hint, it's Berto
114 minutes | 6 months ago
SSS - Episode 55: The Silver Case (Game Club)
This week the Synics get challenged by Tim's Game Club choice: The Silver Case. Originally released only in Japan for PlayStation in 1999, the Silver Case has since been ported to Steam in the U.S. Find out what the Synics think about this blast from the past visual novel, alongside Epic vs. Apple battling it out, and the delayed release of Halo Infinite in the news. What do you think of the Silver Case?
109 minutes | 7 months ago
SSS - Episode 54: Mario Bros 3 Virtual Couch
Grab some couch and a controller and play through some classic Super Mario Bros 3 with us! Our second virtual couch episode has the Synics discussing all sorts of topics; The Nintendo Giga-leak, Spider man and Sony exclusivity, Microsoft shows off Halo Infinite footage, and Sony shows off even more next gen games. Things get pretty tangential on top of gaming news with Tim and Garrett bickering over Dota 2 clans, Batman movies discussion, indie game marketing strategies, and of course, some solid Mario banter.
109 minutes | 7 months ago
SSS - Episode 53: Slay the Spire (Game Club)
The Synics shuffle up their cards and chat all about indie rogue like deck builder; Slay the Spire. Also in the news: the upcoming Xbox seres X showcase, a new Shin Megami Tensei game announced, Walmart employs Animal Crossing characters, and Reggie Fils-Aime makes another move. All of this and some weird Donkey Kong 64 tangents in this weeks episode!
99 minutes | 7 months ago
SSS - Episode 52: Mega man 2 Virtual Couch
The Synics try something a little bit more improvised and off the cuff than usual. Come sit on our actual virtual couch as we play through Mega Man 2 and attempt to record the podcast at the same time. Tim and Garrett argue about E-tanks and Berto brings some actual discussion to the table about the possible sale of the Warner Bros games division as we get deeper into discussion about the Mega Man classic series. Definitely look out for our virtual couch live streams going forward on our Twitch channel!
100 minutes | 8 months ago
SSS - Episode 51: Portal 2 (Game Club)
The Synics replay the much beloved sequel Portal 2 and talk about what made it so great. In the synical spin they weigh in on the Playstation 5 reveal and the Mixer shutdown. Have you given Portal 2 a replay?
108 minutes | 9 months ago
SSS - Episode 50! 2020 So Far
In the dumpster fire of the year that has been 2020, the Synics discuss how 2020 has been treating gaming so far and what their hopes are for the next 6 months. Also in the news; the Synics will be streaming live on June 13th to raise money for Color of Change in support of the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across the world, the massive Itch.io charity bundle raising money for the same cause, the upcoming Playstation 5 reveal, Bobby Kotick being overpaid, and the physical release of the previously censored game 'Devotion' by Red Candle Games. The Synics meandered all over the place this episode with so, so many more topics in this off-the-cuff and tangent filled celebration of 50 episodes!
112 minutes | 9 months ago
SSS - Episode 49: Disco Elysium(Game Club)
The Synics make their way through a dialogue tree discussing all this Disco Elysium. Hear what we think about this fascinating point and click RPG. In the news: Unreal Engine 5 demo release, the evolution of this years E3 announcements, and the shady underworld of black market Animal Crossing deals. Also we welcome (and eventually ban) our first Twitch chat troll!
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