We're Rebooting Kotaku Splitscreen With An Episode About Reboots

We’re Rebooting Kotaku Splitscreen With An Episode About Reboots

An edgy, future Bomberman best forgotten.

An edgy, future Bomberman greatest forgotten.
Picture: Hudson Gentle / Kotaku

Rising like Godzilla from Tokyo Bay after an extended 1,000 yr slumber, it’s Kotaku Splitscreen! Sure, Splitscreen is again with each a brand-new solid and the blessing of the outdated one.

(And by the best way, should you’re lacking the outdated crew, take a look at Maddy, Kirk, and Jason’s new podcast Triple Click on.)

For this new iteration of Kotaku Splitscreen me (I’m Ash) and my co hosts Nathan and Fahey will likely be doing issues somewhat in a different way. As an alternative of a common gaming podcast wherein we speak about what we’re enjoying and present happenings, we’re going to get into the nitty-gritty, deep-diving into key subjects of curiosity. Every week, we’ll provide you with a handful of segments to discover the matter at hand, whether or not or not it’s sizzling takes, quick info, or perhaps even a quiz or two. However it doesn’t matter what, anticipate the three of us to get painfully detailed. We’re nerds, yo.

For this week’s Splitscreen, we’re getting somewhat meta and discussing reboots, remasters, and remakes. In any case, contemplating we’re rebooting the podcast ourselves, why not speak about video video games and their fixed must reinvent themselves?

Try the MP3 right here or learn an excerpt under!


Fahey *in his sexiest radio voice*: I’ve been our resident quizmaster for years, however simply by no means had a name for it. I’ve been ready within the wings, and now it’s time to unleash me. I’ve a quiz right this moment known as Reboot, Remake, Remaster. It is perhaps very simple. It may be somewhat complicated; it relies on the way you outline a remake, a remaster or a reboot.

Reboot’s fairly clear—we’re beginning over. Remake and remaster will get somewhat cloudy. I’ve 9 entries right here as a result of I don’t imagine in 10, it’s not an actual quantity, and I don’t must do it. So we’ll begin with primary and this one’s fairly easy: Bomberman: Act:Zero, from 2006.

Nathan: Aw man. Oh what a recreation that was.

Ash: That was a recreation?

Nathan: Yeah. Oh gosh okay. So first we gotta briefly contact on what that is. Bomberman: Act:Zero was like an edgy reboot of Bomberman. So you recognize shiny, pleased little man who throws bombs, has circles for arms—or orbs. I don’t know what his arms are. However yeah in order that they took that and put it into this like… Fahey, wasn’t the setting like some type of dystopian skyscraper megatower sort factor you needed to escape from?

Fahey: Effectively to start with you stated it within the opening, it’s a gritty reboot of the colourful Bomberman sequence. The intense and pleased, colourful and cartoony Bomberman sequence they usually’re like, “You know what, it’s not edgy enough. People obviously love this for the bombs and not for the cartoon people so let’s make the bombs more realistic.” And it was a dystopian world, launched for the Xbox 360 in 2006. Nobody favored it. Nobody favored it. The Japanese hated it. The People hated it. It was a universally hated recreation. And it was dangerous and it was a reboot. So there we go, half one.


Count on that and rather more within the full episode of Kotaku Splitscreen. Count on new episodes each Friday, and don’t overlook to love and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. Additionally, should you’re so inclined, depart a assessment, or you may all the time drop us a line at [email protected]. I hope you get pleasure from our first episode! We had a whole lot of enjoyable recording it, and sit up for sharing extra with you sooner or later.

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