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Podcast Unlocked Episode 180: Is the Xbox 360 Dead?

The Xbox's sales are down year over year for the fourth quarter, largely due to dwindling Xbox 360 sales. So it's time to wonder: is the old console toast? Also, IGN tech editor Alaina Yee joins us to share her first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of the Windows 10/HoloLens event she attended last week at Microsoft Campus. Plus: EA makes bank, the Xbox One's controller gets a firmware update, and we give you an In-N-Out Burger history lesson you absolutely didn't ask for.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_180.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 179: Phil Spencer Is a T-Shirt Tease

Packed show! We distill the Windows 10 event down to what it means for Xbox, including the HoloLens AR glasses that may sound familiar if you remember "Fortaleza" from the big Xbox One leak in 2012. Plus: we reflect on the Halo 5 beta, the Xbox One goes back to $349...again, and Undead Labs CEO Jeff Strain sits in for an epic 50-minute interview that covers his fascinating past working at Blizzard, his present-day State of Decay success, and his online future.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_179.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:12pm EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 178: Revealing Our Game of the Year Votes

IGN's Game of the Year has been announced. We discuss how we cast our individual votes. Plus: a big MOBA hits Xbox One, Forza Motorsport 6 gets announced...in Detroit, Microsoft may be bringing back a "beloved" strategy game, Xbox One wins an Emmy(?!), and more!

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_178.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 9:40pm EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 177: Let's Buy the Blinx Trademark!

As Microsoft abandons their trademark on show favorite Blinx: The Timesweeper, we discuss what we'd do with it if we bought it (which we might). Plus: what does the Xbox One going back up to $400 mean for 2015? Will Xbox Avatars ever matter on Xbox One? Will Far Cry 5 pit you against...vampires? And what will Xbox One developers do with more power thanks to the newest XDK tools? Oh, and we give a warm Podcast Unlocked welcome to new IGN host Max Scoville. Say hi, won't you?

Thanks to Walter Hill (@walt_disknee) for the new outro music for 2015, and Ryan Quintal for the new logo!

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_177.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

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