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We finally got to play a few hours of Mass Effect Andromeda. We spend a good chunk of time discussing it in a totally spoiler-free way. We also got to play the first hour of Prey and offer the same thing: extensive impressions without any spoilers. Plus: we analyze Microsoft's decision to move their E3 press conference to Sunday, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Unlocked 283: Our Ghost Recon & Halo Wars 2 Impressions

We reflect on our experiences – both positive and negative – with the recent Ghost Recon Wildlands closed beta and then Ryan gives his take on Halo Wars 2 now that he's finished it. Plus: Destiny 2 and Call of Duty speculation, why you shouldn't expect any Valve games on Xbox anytime soon, and much more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 3:01am EDT

Unlocked Episode 282: Will Playground's New Game Be an Xbox Exclusive?

Our Xbox experts discuss Forza Horizon developer Playground Games' new non-racing second project, including where we might see it and what tech it might (or might not) use. Plus: tips for attending E3 now that the famous trade show is selling tickets to the public, what Grand Theft Auto V's latest incredible sales milestone means for Red Dead Redemption 2 and the inevitable Grand Theft Auto VI, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 7:14pm EDT

Unlocked 281: Where's the Hype for Halo Wars 2?

Our Xbox crew wonders why there's no buzz for Halo Wars 2, speculates about BioWare's Destiny-sounding new IP, pieces together EA's E3 2017 lineup, analyzes the ramifications of Zenimax's $500 million lawsuit victory over Oculus, discusses what former GTA mastermind Leslie Benzies is up to with his new game, and more!

Direct download: Unlocked_Episode_281.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

Unlocked Episode 280: Managing Scorpio Expectations

Our Xbox crew reacts to new Scorpio tech info, celebrates Prey's (fairly close!) release date and what it means for the inevitable Wolfenstein sequel, discusses Playdead's teaser for their new (probably very far off) game, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

This week, the crew chats about a strange Gears of War lawsuit, and predicts Scorpio's launch lineup.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

On this week's episode, the crew talks through Scalebound's cancellation, a Halo game that never was, and Mass Effect: Andromeda at CES!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

Unlocked Episode 277: Our Most Anticipated Xbox Games for 2017

Fresh back from the holidays, our Xbox crew reconvenes to discuss what we played over the break, as well as what game we're most excited for in 2017. Red Dead Redemption 2, State of Decay 2, Cuphead, Sea of Thieves, For Honor, Mass Effect Andromeda, Crackdown 3, and more! Plus: Mass Effect Andromeda's release date is finally revealed!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

Unlocked 276: Ask Us Anything (Well, Like 6 Things)

On this week's Xbox show, we field a bunch of questions from the kind folks in the Unlocked Facebook group in our final episode of 2016. Plus: catching up on the Xbox news we missed last week. Happy Holidays!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

Unlocked Episode 275: Our Xbox Predictions for 2017

On this week's Xbox show, we quickly see how we did with our 2016 Xbox predictions before launching into our bold Xbox predictions for 2017. Scorpio games, release date, Minecraft 2, Destiny 2, original Xbox backwards compatibility, and more! Plus: The Essy trophy is awarded as Destin and Marty battle out an epic tiebreaker in the Unlock Block trivia segment.

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