Podcast Unlocked

Our Xbox crew discusses what TWO games Respawn looks set to release this year and how to make sure Titanfall 3 doesn't get Titanfall 2'd. Plus: Forza Horizon 4's impressive sales feat, why NDAs are serious, Microsoft's Minecraft-made campus renovation preview, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

With Red Dead Redemption 2 finally out, we discuss its huge debut as well as the crazy things we've been doing inside its Old West world. Plus: Grand Theft Auto's future, Xbox Game Pass heads to PC, Battlefield V's Battle Royale mode gets a release date, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

FPS/Battle Royale expert James Duggan joins Unlocked this week to discuss Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode after handling IGN's Blackout mode review. Is it Baby's First Battle Royale, or something more? Plus: Jade Raymond is out at the EA studio she founded, Devil May Cry 5 has one of the craziest special editions ever, four Valve classics get Xbox One X enhancements, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Longtime Xbox fan and military veteran Jeff Bartrom stops by to talk about Operation Supply Drop and 8-Bit Salute, the charity that helps active and retired military service members through video games. Plus: our Black Ops 4 Blackout impressions, Red Dead 2's 60-hour story, Diablo 4 (!...?), and much more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

We discuss our day playing Bethesda's big new RPG. Plus: Impressions of Hitman 2, discussion of Microsoft's new Project xCloud initiative, Microsoft's apparent new studio acquisition, and much more!

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We talk AC Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2 and the return of the Xbox XO event!

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We discuss our hands-on impressions with Rockstar's latest, from hunting to battling wolves to horseback riding to shooting dudes in the eye. Plus: our reactions to Telltale's closure, Devil May Cry 5's microtransactions, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

We discuss Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's just-completed Blackout battle royale mode beta. It was better than anyone expected, and it may not only make people forget about the lack of a campaign, but it puts Battlefield V's Firestorm in a tough position.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Our Xbox crew discusses Xbox Skill, which will integrate Alexa and other household-voice-control devices into Xbox One in the wake of Kinect's demise. Plus: THQ Nordic acquires Kingdoms of Amalur, Xbox Australia comes up with the weirdest Xbox controller yet, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Forza Horizon 4 creative director Ralph Fulton joins us for the entire show to talk about everything Horizon, including topping themselves every time out, where their Halo and Hot Wheels collaborations came from, and more! Plus: a special edition Xbox One X and Elite Controller (yes, it's back!), EA's big Battlefield delay, and much more!

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Our Xbox crew looks at Xbox's potentially revolutionary new All Access program. Plus: Microsoft might not be done buying studios, Cyberpunk 2077 demo reactions, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 4:43pm EST

Our Xbox crew discusses the ever-deepening relationship between Forza and Halo, what we thought of the Doom Eternal gameplay reveal (hint: HNNNNNNNNG!), new Xbox announcements from Gamescom, some new release dates, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

We chat with Red Dead Redemption 2 expert Jon Ryan about other secrets from the gameplay trailer, Fallout 76 is looking a lot more fun, and we spent more time with Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

Our Xbox crew digs in on the week's Xbox news, including Crackdown 3 being "pretty much done," the Halo TV series starring Master Chief after all, Superman wanting to play Geralt, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Impressions, Madden impressions, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Our Xbox crew gives in-depth impressions of No Man's Sky on Xbox One. Plus: Epic Games's enormous Fortnite-fueled valuation, whether EA would or should make Battlefield Royale a standalone game, the removal of loot boxes in Forza, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Our Xbox crew dives deep on the latest Xbox Scarlet next-gen rumor. Plus: Impressions of the Halo arcade game, Xbox's milestone fiscal year, QuakeCon details, Fallout 76 beta news, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Our Xbox crew dissects a new report on the state of Crackdown 3 and looks at what its future potential is. Plus: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is getting not one but two multiplayer betas, Sea of Thieves has a major new content update, Code Vein checks out of 2018, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Our Xbox crew catches up on the week's news, including the green-lighting of Showtime's Halo TV series, EA Motive's new Star Wars project, Anthem's much-appreciated gameplay tweak, Dead Island 2's zombie-like revival, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

Our Xbox crew looks at the new summer game releases in a normally dry time of year for gaming. Plus: we debate Gears (of War) 5's name change, discuss Minecraft's Xbox/Switch cross-play, salute Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

Xbox had a stellar E3 and there's a lot to break down, including: Halo Infinite and the future of Halo, Phil Spencer's next-gen console acknowledgement, Microsoft's first-party studio shopping spree, our hands-on impressions of E3's biggest games, and much more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 7:10pm EST

We've got one more show for you before we head down to E3, and there is much to discuss! Is Microsoft buying Playground Games? Plus: several new games have been announced, leaked, or announced and leaked. Also: some big games get release dates, Red Dead Redemption 2 tempts you with three different special editions, State of Decay 2 is doing great, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 7:33pm EST

It's that time of year again! We've got a dozen E3 predictions for Xbox heading into the biggest gaming event of 2018. Plus: a bit of Fallout 76 talk as well. Thanks to our sponsor this week, Hims. Check 'em out at ForHims.com.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 1:29pm EST

On a jam-packed show, our Xbox crew gives hands-on impressions of both Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Kingdom Hearts 3. Plus: a big discussion on the newly announced Halo: Fireteam Raven arcade game and what it does and doesn't mean for Halo 6! Thanks to our sponsor this week, Hims. Check 'em out at ForHims.com.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 10:11pm EST

Join us as we talk about State of Decay 2, Jon Ryan's thoughts on seeing Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay for the first time, the end of Boss Key Productions, and some E3 news.  Thanks to our sponsor this week, Hims. Check 'em out at ForHims.com.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 5:50pm EST

This week, our Xbox crew discusses the plausibility of the crazy Walmart game listings, what it means for Xbox if in fact they're starting a new 'AAAA' studio in Santa Monica, an old favorite gets added to the backwards compatibility list, and more! Thanks to our sponsor this week, Hims. Check 'em out at ForHims.com.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

On this week's Xbox show, Alanah gives her impressions from playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider, we discuss the hype for Red Dead Redemption 2, we rank our Top 5 Halo vehicles ever, and more! Thanks to our sponsor this week, Hims. Check 'em out at ForHims.com.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

To commemorate episode 343 of our show, we go full Halo and discuss our favorite memories ever and then make our own top 10 list of our favorite Halo multiplayer maps ever. Thanks to our sponsor this week, Hims. Check 'em out at ForHims.com.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:27pm EST

Our Xbox crew digs deep into the huge new batch of original Xbox backwards compatible games announced this week, picking our favorites. Plus: a new batch of 360 games get Xbox One X enhancements, Michael Ironside AND Splinter Cell are back in Ghost Recon, and much more! Thanks to our sponsor this week, Hims. Check 'em out at ForHims.com.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

Our Xbox crew discusses No Man's Sky's upcoming Xbox release and how it might be received. Plus: Shadow of War looks to rehabilitate its image, Red Faction returns, more original Xbox games are on the way to backwards compatibility, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:37pm EST

Most of this week's show is dedicated to taking stock of Sea of Thieves now that it's finally out. We discuss what's good, what's bad, and where it can go from here. We also talk about A Way Out, Telltale's Batman series, Hellblade coming to Xbox, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

Xbox's Chris Charla sits in with us to talk about the ever-growing success that is Xbox's ID@Xbox indie game program. We discuss Cuphead, Inside, and the slate of upcoming ID@Xbox games including The Last Night, Below, and many others! Plus: Sea of Thieves launches, a new Lego game is on the way, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 1:51pm EST

Rumors of Splinter Cell's return in 2018 have our Xbox crew's hearts aflutter. We discuss what we'd want to see in a potential new game. Plus: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 runs from Red Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider's teaser campaign gets spoiled...by Square Enix themselves, Microsoft announces their E3 plans, movie reviews for both Tomb Raider and Ready Player One, and much more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 4:45pm EST

Inside returns with a mystery $375 collector's edition that we can't make sense of. Plus: our impressions from playing State of Decay 2, Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 appear to both be real things, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

Four beloved Xbox 360 games get Xbox One X enhancements, Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be coming out from behind the shadows, Sea of Thieves is getting a console bundle, and some stuff that's making us mad this week. Plus: meet the two coolest new Xbox One controllers, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

Our Xbox crew discusses what may be going on behind the scenes with the Burnout Paradise remaster. Plus: mapping out Xbox's first-party release dates for 2018, gushing about Ys's long-awaited (by Ryan) debut on Xbox, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 11:00am EST

Rare Studio Head Craig Duncan joins our Xbox crew for an hour of Sea of Thieves talk. We discuss beta weirdness, Easter eggs, beta lessons, what post-launch might look like, and much more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

Our Xbox crew discusses Red Dead Redemption 2's new concrete release date, its effect on other fall games, and why Rockstar earns gamers' respect. Plus: more rumor reactions, PUBG's new console bundle, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 7:55pm EST

We share high-seas adventure stories from our time in the Sea of Thieves beta plus where a datamine reveals the game might go next. Plus: Monster Hunter World impressions, discussion of Anthem's not-unexpected delay, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

In a special episode of Unlocked that featured a live studio audience of IGN fans, we worked with the crowd – and special guest Gary Whitta – to unofficially rank the best Xbox 360 games of all-time. We hope you enjoy it, even when it gets...a bit crazy.

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Now that Xbox Game Pass will include day-one first-party releases starting with Sea of Thieves, we discuss whether or not Game Pass is the future of gaming. Plus: what a potential Duke Nukem movie starring John Cena REALLY means, the Sea of Thieves closed beta is underway, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

With Playground's second team now all but confirmed to be on a Fable revival, we discuss what the news means for Forza Horizon, for gamers, and for Fable itself. Plus: rumors of a new Xbox One Elite Controller, the New Duke gets priced and dated, a new Alien game bursts out of a new developer's chest, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

Rumors are swirling about Fable, Perfect Dark, and a new IP. We do our best to make sense of them. Plus: details on Xbox's new Achievement system, Dashboard update details, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

On this week's Xbox show, our Xbox crew rings in the New Year by making a dozen Xbox predictions for 2018. Plus: Microsoft's apparent PUBG marketing mistake, the last tie to Kinect is severed, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 7:41pm EST

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