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Hello everyone and welcome. We are the Split Screen Synics and we love video games. We love playing them, arguing about them, reading into them way more than any normal person really should and also talking about them. Split Screen Synics is a show by fans for fans where we talk about the goings on in the industry while also providing a little bit of creative flair with our commentary. It may get a little out of hand at times, but we feel that this is where the magic will happen. Give it a l ...
 
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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 awesome Shannon rounds the Synics this week to talk all the latest news and goings…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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, B…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 In…
 
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 to…
 
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 episo…
 
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 a…
 
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.…
 
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 Tw…
 
As more and more people turn to video games during lock down, the Synics take a look back at how, why, and when they got into video gaming. Another massive Whatcha' Playin' leads into Animal Crossing woes, a huge conversation about the nature of spoilers and the recent leak from the Last of Us 2, and Valorant's Anti-cheat measures. Come take a seat…
 
The Synics discuss the latest video game adaptation movie; Sonic the Hedgehog. Hear all about what we think and what it could mean for Sonic and Video game movies in the future. In the Synical Spin we chat about upcoming Resident Evil Remakes, Steam swooping in on the canceled E3 this year, and we also have another massive quarantine whatcha playin…
 
Take a seat on the virtual couch and chat with the Synics all about the 2008 Indie Rogue-lite platformer Spelunky (which kicked their collective asses). A quarantine fueled whatcha playin' is massive this episode, along with troubling news that Gearbox employees are allegedly getting shorted on their bonuses from Borderlands 3. Also the WHO is now …
 
The Synics are back at full strength! For the first time since episode 37, the whole team is back together to talk, once again, about all things gaming. Garrett gushes over the RE:3 remake, Berto is loving the indies on Switch, and Tim talks about something that is so incredibly Tim. After the Spin, the team talks about the game club game for this …
 
Continuing the Synical tradition, Garrett picked "Baba is You" by developer Hempuli for this week's Game Club. We talk all about how this charming little Indie puzzler turned our brains inside out and put them back in again. We also talk about recent sexual assault allegations in the gaming workspace, and the packed to the brim fall release schedul…
 
The Synics team up with Joey Pucks from Uthegamers.com to cover the Play NYC indie gaming convention. That’s right, we actually got media passes! If you like indie games and/or are interested in games development you gotta listen up on our thoughts on New York’s premiere indie gaming event as well as Joe’s coverage of the recent Summer Play Boston …
 
Another Game Club, another seat on the virtual couch for you listeners as the Synics gush all about the retro inspired FPS Amid Evil. Join the #sssgameclub and hear what we think about this nostalgic shooter. The Synics also debate over what the Epic Game Store means for indie games, and what Ninja's move to Mixer means for Twitch. What did you thi…
 
Inspired by their recent attempts at Mario Maker 2 world records, the Synics take an in depth look into the world of gaming mods, level editors, and dev kits. What genre will the gaming community come up with next? What is the future of mods on PC and console? Is Tim a hipster? All that plus all the Nintendo hardware in the news, and games being ce…
 
Join the club (#sssgameclub) and take a seat on the virtual couch as the Synics take a critical look into Void Bastards. Garrett Rants on Twitch drama, Tim takes aim at G2A controversy, and Berto struggles to not buy the new Pokemon game in the synical spin. What did you think of Void Bastards? Socials: Garrett's Twitch Channel Berto's Twitter Spli…
 
The Synics reboot this week with an in-depth conversation all about video game remakes, remasters, and re-releases. Find out what we think about what makes remakes great, mediocre, or absolutely terrible. We chat about EA and Epic talking nonsense in parliament, Andrew Wilson talking nice in an interview, and the impending doom of the auto chess ge…
 
The Synics Get all Synical on E3 2019. Berto is unusually synical, and Tim is unsarcastically excited for a game, what world is this? Hear our grades for the Presentations given at E3 2019 and what games we are the most and least excited for! Socials: Garrett's Twitch Channel Berto's Twitter Split Screen Synics Twitter Split Screen Synics Twitch…
 
That's right, the Synics are branching out from video ganes and taking to the big screen to discuss video game movies! Strangely enough the synicism begins to melt away as Berto, Tim and Garrett try to figure out why basically all video game movies just aren't that good, and why Mortal Kombat is such an awesome movie. We also talk E3 leaks and rumo…
 
Almost a year after it all began the Synics are back at it just before E3 2019 to be with you, our amazing fans; And just like last year, here is 2019's edition of our "Synics Predict"...it's a working title. *Warning* our predictions are both kind of likely and ridiculously absurd, but then again we're not industry insiders - just video game fans …
 
Didja miss us? We took a little break but we're back with Ori and the Blind Forest for our next Game Club! We talk lootbox legislation, Mortal Kombat PTSD, Twitter ranting, the Sonic redesign, and the new Final Fantasy 7 trailer (this game will never release) in this week's synical spin. Then we take a haunting journey straight through Ori and the …
 
The Synics suit up in their javelins and go all out on their experience with Anthem. Come join the Game Club and chat with us about Bioware's controversial looter shooter. We also have a deep and divisive discussion on difficulty, accessibility, and game design in hard games like Sekiro with a nice relaxing cool off as Tim goes through his bug list…
 
Split Screen Synics and Hold Up a Sec Podcast merge together as we head to Boston for Pax East 2019. The Synics are joined by Hold Up a Sec co-host Andrew and Berto's wife/co-op gaming champion Allison as we talk all about what makes PAX special and which games we played on the show floor. Recorded over 4 days in several locations with differing le…
 
As all three Synics have recently become part of the PC Gaming Elite, we do our best to convince you listeners (or maybe scare you off) on the greatness that is building a desktop and playing games with so many wonderful frames. Join us on our trip down memory lane with old school PC games, Garrett's blood sacrifice for Tim's desktop, Berto's heino…
 
The Synics dust the cobwebs off their old pokedexes and talk all about the new Pokemon Sword and Shield games coming out for the Nintendo Switch, as well as all other things Pokemon. We also say goodbye to the inspiration for most of our narcotics based humor as Reggie Fils-Aime announces his retirement from Nintendo. All of this and more news awai…
 
The Synics grab their combat knives and flashlights and take a deep dive into the Resident Evil 2 Remake. Come join the Game club and listen in to what we think about this exciting new version of the survival horror classic. Featuring questions and comments from game club members like you, as well as our takes on recent developments in Gaming news!…
 
Berto tries to convince Garrett and you listeners to try Kingdom Hearts 3, a game which he has waited a decade and a half to play. Tune in to see if you can figure out the insanely convoluted backstory and take a chance on this celebrated, yet still somewhat niche, series. Of course you also have your regular gaming news discussion and a misinforme…
 
New Indie smash hit Celeste is the first game for the Split Screen Synics Game Club. The Synics go in depth into their thoughts on the game and story as well as some listener submitted questions and comments! All of this plus the Spin on the news as a present for the holidays from us to you! Socials: Garrett's Twitch Channel Berto's Twitter Split S…
 
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