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Podcast Unlocked Episode 189: What Halo 5's Release Date and New Trailers Mean

The weekend gave us not one but two Halo 5: Guardians trailers, and you needed to see both of them in order for your mind to be fully and properly blown. We dissect what each trailer's version of the truth means, and we talk at length about Halo 5's surprising October release date – including what it means for the rest of Microsoft's holiday Xbox One lineup. Plus: a nugget of Gears of War 4 news to chew on, a couple of April Xbox One system update features we really like, and more!

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_189.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 188: Why Kojima's Possible Exit Isn't a Surprise

Noted Metal Gear fan Max Scoville joins Podcast Unlocked this week to discuss the whole (alleged) Kojima/Konami fiasco. And we have what may be an unpopular opinion about the entire thing. Plus: why the hell is there a Russia-only Halo Online game for PC? Will the next Xbox hit in 3-4 years instead of 7-8? What's the deal with Conker in Project Spark? Also: Shark Finnegan explains how to get thrown out of a Denny's.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_188.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 187: What We Want From Titanfall 2

Now that Titanfall 2 is a real, confirmed thing, we've got some ideas as to what it needs. In fact, we all agree on what that is. Meanwhile, we give a refresher course on the long-dormant Homefront: The Revolution now that it's been officially delayed to 2016. Plus: another hilarious round or marketing-spun NPD results, Rory McIlroy Highlander-kills Tiger Woods, and more. Also be sure to watch the full video episode of the podcast on the IGN Xbox One app if you haven't tried it!

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_187.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 186: Our Most Emotional Gaming Moments

A discussion about our early Ori and the Blind Forest impressions turns into an impromptu chat about our most emotional gaming (and movie) moments. Plus: we have a theory on the timing of this week's Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One bundle, another theory about how Kudo Tsunoda's promotion proves last week's Phil Harrison rumors, why Quantum Break would be better off releasing in 2016 regardless of the validity of this week's rumors, and more! Plus: a very personal, 40-minute interview with Adr1ft creator Adam Orth. He discusses how his personal life is reflected in the new game, what his life was like during the #DealWithIt controversy, and more.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_186.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:12pm EST

Podcast Unlocked 185: What Is Battletoads Going to Be on Xbox One?

What a packed show! Chris Charla, the head of Microsoft's ID@Xbox program, stops by for a chat about choosing indie games for the program, how crazy (in a good way) Cuphead is, and more. Then we talk about Phil Spencer's latest Battletoads tease, freak out because Rock Band 4 is a real thing, discuss our experience playing one of GTA Online's Heists, and much, much more.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_185.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

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