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As Grand Theft Auto V drops, Mitch, Destin, and Marty are all traveling, and so Ryan recruits the awesome Naomi Kyle and IGN boss-man Steve Butts to discuss the impact of Rockstar's newly fallen meteor. How does its five-year development cycle make it a different (better?) game than Assassin's Creed's and Call of Duty's annual releases? Does Naomi think the game is misogynist? And will GTA ever have a female protagonist?

Plus: News on Ryse, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and how sports games are cursed every year.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_113.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT

Podcast Unlocked 112: Real Talk Edition

This week, Ryan McCaffrey, Destin Legarie, Marty Sliva and I (sorry, I'm back!) dig deep into our depressing pasts to discuss games that got us through tough times. Then, we debate the Steam Family Sharing vs. Xbox One's original plan.

Also:

  • Valiant Hearts
  • Child of Light
  • Xbox One's leaked Dashboard
  • SPORTS!
  • Seriously, a bunch of sports, we promise it's interesting.
Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_112.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT

Hilariously, we recorded this podcast Tuesday afternoon thinking Ryan would be out of the office Wednesday. He's not, and of course Microsoft announced the Xbox One release date before we could post the show. So here, as a record for all time, are our final predictions for the release date. Laugh at how wrong (or right!) we all are. We also talk about Microsoft buying Nokia and what it means for Xbox, Grand Theft Auto V impressions from Ryan (who played it at Rockstar's office in New York), Minecraft's unstoppable growth, and special guest Jose gets genuinely offended by the protagonist of LocoCycle. We have an intelligent discussion about it.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_111.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

Get to Know Your Locksmiths takes a very dark turn this week as the crew returns from the Gamescom convention in Germany and contemplates what their last meal would be. We cover The Elder Scrolls Online's attempt to circumvent longtime Microsoft policies, this week's mixed bag of new Xbox 360 releases, and our favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles thing ever.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_110.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

Ryan, Destin, and German Unlocked fan Ben talk about Gamescom and their thoughts after playing titles like Titanfall in this special Gamescom Unlocked episode.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

Naomi Kyle joins locksmiths Ryan, Destin, and Marty to discuss a whole bunch of Call of Duty news, including a serious discussion about the depiction of violence against women in games. Plus: the Xbox One launch gets scaled back. This one's for you, Europe.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_108.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

This episode goes out to anyone named Phil. This week, the Locksmiths look back on their college years, and then dive into the Xbox news by discussing Phil Spencer and Phil Harrison's Xbox Showcase event at Gamescom next month, Phil Fish's meltdown and Fez 2 cancellation, Xbox One accessory pricing, Kinect Sports Rivals' delay to 2014, and Bobby "Not Phil" Kotick buying Activision back from, well...itself for $8 billion.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_106.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

The Locksmiths welcome back new co-host Marty Sliva from Comic-Con while also greeting a couple of new IGN staffers: former 1UP.com editor Jose Otero and new Wikis & Guides guy Jared Petty. The crew discusses a major Xbox One policy shift for indie gaming, the new Kinect, the Oculus Rift, and more. Plus: another round of Get to Know Your Locksmiths.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_105.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

With Marty at SDCC, Ryan McCaffrey, Mitch Dyer, and Destin Legarie discuss Xbox's new boss, changing IGN comments culture, and the news of the week, which includes Forza 5's mandatory connection, NCAA ditching EA Sports, and Killer Instinct's excellent Kinect functionality.

We also learn a bit about each other, geek out over Pacific Rim, and more.

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_104.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

Direct download: Podcast_Unlocked_Episode_103.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT