Match 3
Match3 20logo 20draft

Exploring the cultural context of video games with Kotaku reporter Patrick Klepek, freelance writer Gita Jackson, and middle school teacher Sam Phillips.

  1. Thumb 1471409717 artwork

    Episode 63: Weekend Edition

    Gita and Patrick discuss what it's like writing for an audience of millions, and recount their early experiences with No Man's Sky. Sam valiantly tries to interview his students.

  2. Thumb 1470873992 artwork

    Episode 62: New York, New York

    With Patrick out of town and Gita backed up on deadline, Patrick and Sam file independent reports from New York and Chicago.

  3. Thumb 1470196940 artwork

    Episode 61: Vice City

    Patrick and Gita hope they don't break any bones in the future before discussing Patrick's new job at Vice and the weirdness of trying to plan out a "career."

  4. Thumb 1469592991 artwork

    Episode 60: Ted Cruz 2016

    Patrick, Sam, and Gita discuss the decline of the American rollercoaster, Quadrilateral Cowboy, Capcom's embrace of Hot Ryu, and dive deep into the nightmare that is politics in 2016.

  5. Thumb 1468976994 artwork

    Episode 59: The Demise of Sam Phillips

    Sam Phillips reveals his existential nightmare over the rise of Donald Trump before Gita Jackson and Patrick Klepek join in to answer a bunch of reader mail.

  6. Thumb 1468372265 artwork

    Episode 58: Pokégasm

    Patrick, Gita, and Sam spend an hour gushing about Nintendo's new phenomenon, Pokémon Go.

  7. Thumb 1467778966 artwork

    Episode 57: Hold Me Closer, Tiny Vurper

    Is that a fan you hear in the background? Yes. (Sorry. ) Is that the group doing their best to record after a long holiday? Yes. Patrick, Sam, and Gita discuss beer pong vs. flippy cup before a long examination of "development hell" and why creativity is such a tough process.

  8. Thumb 1467162602 artwork

    Episode 56: Shark Tank lol

    Gita, Sam, and Patrick break down the games they've been playing--35MM, Inside, Inks--before Sam takes them on a journey to a children's version of the TV show Shark Tank. Seriously! Later, the group opens up about depression, anxiety, and treating your mental health.

  9. Thumb 1466567347 artwork

    Episode 55: Justin Bieber Enjoys Cool Sunglasses

    Patrick, Gita, and Sam return from a week away, thanks to E3. Gita tell us about her chance encounter with Justin Bieber (seriously!), Patrick explains how to get a good deal on a car, and everyone congratulates Austin Walker in his new job at VICE.

  10. Thumb 1465435559 artwork

    Episode 54: E3 Dads

    With everyone busy with life stuff, Patrick, Gita, and Sam file individual reports in the lead up to next week's big industry event, E3.

View Older Episodes