Podcast Unlocked

E3 is over and we have a ton to talk about, so buckle up as your Locksmiths Ryan McCaffrey, Mitch Dyer, and Destin Legarie go over Titanfall, Killer Instinct, Ryse, Halo 5, Quantum Break, Dead Rising 3, and more Xbox One and Xbox 360 games.

Also, road trip stories.

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Finally.

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With Ryan out, Mitch Dyer and Destin Legarie recruit Rich George and Marty Sliva for an off-the-rails (and spoiler-free) discussion of BioShock Infinite. From there, the Locksmiths hit on Battlefield 4's disappointing reveal, the magic of Fables (and Telltale's potential in the upcoming Wolf Among Us game adaptation) and the future of Far Cry.

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PODCAST!

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Locksmiths Ryan McCaffrey, Destin Legarie, and Mitch Dyer return to discuss new games for your Xbox 360, new Xbox 360s, and games for the next Xbox. Xbox games, indeed.

Also this week:

Age of Booty is awesome.

Bad Googling.

Summer gaming.

Gears of War: Judgment.

PC gaming.

RTSs.

Join 

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Xbox Live Operations overlord Eric Neustadter (maybe you know him as "e") joins Locksmiths Mitch Dyer, Destin Legarie, and Ryan McCaffrey to talk about the history and evolution of Xbox Live. Eric shares stories and secrets about how the whole thing operates, what happens when you complain about awful users, what an always-online console would do to the Live team.

E sticks around to co-host and converse about a bunch of stuff this week, including next-gen games, the rumored Assassin's Creed IV, Gears of War Judgment's VIP pass, and this week's...hilarious releases.

HEADS UP: For whatever reason, this awesome episode was sabotaged by the mysterious ghosts that plague the IGN podcast room. No static this time, fortunately -- it just sounds like we're inhaling a whole lot of helium while hanging out and chatting.

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Greg Miller joins Locksmiths Mitch Dyer, Ryan McCaffrey, and Destin Legarie to talk about the future of...PlayStation. In this next-gen special, we talk all about the future of games according to Sony -- but fear not, Xbox faithful. Everything to do with the now-unveiled PlayStation 4 has drastic ramifications on the Xbox's future. 

What can Microsoft learn from the console and event? What do we expect to see and when? Who's going to be involved when the Xbox comes out of the dark, and what surprises do we anticipate?

All this and more, right here.

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After a brief hiatus, we return to talk the abysmal failures of Aliens: Colonial Marines, the massive potential (but lack of convincing evidence) for Bungie's Destiny, and this week's new releases, including Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Crysis 3.

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This week Locksmiths Ryan McCaffrey, Mitch Dyer, and Destin Legarie dive deep into a discussion about the future Xbox console and its alleged always-online functionality. What does it mean, and is it a good thing? All this and more, including Dead Space 3 discussion, a new Assassin's Creed game, Red Box on 360, and Vanilla Ice.

Yup.

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Grand Theft Auto V joins Splinter Cell Blacklist in the summer/fall release window, but are either of 'em coming to next-gen consoles as well? Locksmiths Mitch Dyer and Ryan McCaffrey make an on-air bet, while Destin Legarie plays with scissors.

We also answer your emails, dive deep into the future of PlayStation, and bring a new Meta-Achievement for your conversational pleasure.

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The Locksmiths break down the THQ auction/dissolution, talk about the new Splinter Cell: Blacklist CE, and wonder about who's going to end up with the Darksiders franchise.

Also this week, Ryan interviews Double Fine's Ron Gilbert for, like, a freakin' hour. So if you want to listen to two smart dudes talk about The Cave, adventure games, and other awesome stuff, block out some time.

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Locksmiths Ryan McCaffrey, Mitch Dyer, and Destin Legarie go over Splinter Cell Blacklist's delay, NBA Baller Beats' predictable failure, and the Dead Island Riptide debacle

Also in this episode: 

Mitch is back from a mystery trip full of misadventure.

Ryan narrowly survived the siege of a nasty stomach bug. 

Destin's head is on straighter than ever. Finally.

You can change your Xbox account region.

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It's our first show back from a break, so Locksmiths Ryan McCaffrey, Destin Legarie and Mitch Dyer have a lot to talk about. Topics this week include:

  • THQ's stuff is for sale
  • Books
  • More Far Cry 3 impressions
  • Destin doesn't know anything about video games
  • Your emails, and a new Meta Achievement
  • And much, much more!
Welcome to 2013. We're looking forward to hanging out with you.
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Ryan McCaffrey, Mitch Dyer, Naomi Kyle, and Maggie the Boxer talk about the promise of God Mode, the depressing THQ news and what it means for the future of its games, as well as read some of your year-end emails. 

Also included:

A dog eats a leash.

Naomi and Mitch get super Canadian.

Free games, Xbox Live discounts, and technology failures.  

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Mike Drucker joins Locksmiths Ryan McCaffrey, Mitch Dyer, and Destin Legarie to talk about the rise of Assassin's Creed, Spartan Ops, the VGAs, The Walking Dead, Halo tournaments, writing jokes for video games, and having terrible stand-up shows.

Y'know, the usual. With more profanity this time.

We'll miss you, Mike Drucker. Rest in peace.

I mean, good luck.

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Locksmiths Ryan McCaffrey and Mitch Dyer pulled aside Telltale Games' PR overlord Job Stauffer for a talk about The Walking Dead during IGN's Judgment Day event. Topics include Walking Dead's explosive popularity, how it took over Twitter, and the future of Telltale on Xbox 360.

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Locksmiths Ryan McCaffrey, Mitch Dyer, and Destin Legarie talk about Disney buying Lucasfilm, the disappointing Assassin's Creed III, Halo 4, and if military games give gamers the wrong idea about war. 

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Locksmiths Ryan McCaffrey and Mitch Dyer bring Naomi Kyle on board for a bit before Destin Legarie returns to his rightful Unlocked throne. David Ellis from 343 Industries stops by this week to tell us about is crazy career path, from politics to prison guard to games press -- the long road to designing Halo 4's Spartan Ops campaign, essentially.

Big topics this week include:

Wreck-It Ralph - We saw it, we love it.

BioShock Infinite's absurd special edition.

Your emails, Dishonored, and whether or not games have been "dumbed down" in recent times.

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Ryan McCaffrey, Mitch Dyer, and Destin Legarie gather to talk all about Cliff Bleszinski's departure from Epic Games, the failure of NBA Live 13, and the beginning of fall's game release onslaught.

Other hot topics this week: 

Terrible puns.

Rockstar's killer game collection.

When you can read our Halo 4 review.

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No jokes here, the show's just good this week.
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Randy. Gosh darn. Pitchford.
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We don't understand it either.
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This week we discuss Dust: An Elysian Tail, Sleeping Dogs and Darksiders II.
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It's about to get blue.
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A fully loaded cast of four talks...PC gaming.
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Wiki Wiki Wild Wild West
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Battlefield 4's Pro Skater 720: The Arkham Dead
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Bringing back Brelston.
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Tastes so right.
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Crossing the line and going long.
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Splinter Cell, South Park, Prometheus, and more.
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Summer of Arcade, E3, and next generation madness.
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Your trusty locksmiths tackle the biggest developments and newsbits in the Xbox 360 world.
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Your trusty locksmiths tackle the biggest developments and newsbits in the Xbox 360 world.
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The locksmiths are joined by Capcom's Brett Elston to discuss Capcom's latest games and more.
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Podcast Unlocked celebrates its first year by talking about Aliens, Xbox 720 rumors, and Kinect Star Wars.
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The locksmiths talk Forces of Nature, Battlefield 3, HBO Go, and bid adieu to one of our own.
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On the 50th episode, the locksmiths talk Ninja Gaiden 3, Sine Mora, Silent Hill, and more.
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The locksmiths discuss Spring Showcase, GDC, Silent Hill Downpour, and more. Listen for a chance to win a copy of MLB 2K12!
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The locksmiths discuss Nexiuz (and give away free copies!), Durango, and upcoming Amalur DLC.
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The locksmiths discuss Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Asura's Wrath, Syndicate, and more.
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The locksmiths welcome a new member and discuss Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Nexuiz, Prototype 2, and more.
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The locksmiths discuss Kingdoms of Amalur, Darkness II, Iron Brigade, and used games.
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The locksmiths discuss NeverDead, Happy Action Theater, SoulCalibur V, and more.
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The locksmiths tackle the Next Xbox, Resident Evil 6, MW3's Elite maps, and more.
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The locksmiths talk about Mass Effect 3, Fenix Rising, The Darkness II, and more.
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The locksmiths talk about House Party, AMY, CES, and Xbox security issues.
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The locksmiths ring in 2012 by discussing NFL Blitz, Silent Hill: Downpour, and more.
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The locksmiths discuss Game of the Year, Alan Wake and their holiday gaming plans.
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The locksmiths tackle the VGAs, RAAM's Shadow, Joe Danger and more.
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The locksmiths talk about the new Dashboard update, a Skyrim movie, and more.
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We talk Battlefield, Call of Duty, and Dragon Age III and Dead Space rumors.
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The locksmiths talk turkey day gaming and Spec Ops: The Line.
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We wish the Xbox a happy 10th birthday and take on the insane amount of games launching this week.
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The locksmiths discuss Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim, the Xbox 720, and more.
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The locksmiths dive into the GTA V trailer, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, and Modern Warfare 3
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The locksmiths hop into Battlefield 3, Grand Theft Auto V, and Halo: Anniversary
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The locksmiths tackle Batman: Arkham City, Rocksmith, Battlefield 3, and more.
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Your locksmiths discuss Forza 4, Halo Reach TU Beta, and Mass Effect MP
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Defeating death, X-Men, and the new Xbox editor.
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Fight the Locust Horde and undress girls on your DS.
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Do you prefer shooting zombies or kicking them?
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What lies in store for Master Chief? And does he need any bacon?
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Do you have Augment Fever? Our Deus Ex show is perfect for you.
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The latest Gamescom news, Gears of War 3, and Renegade Ops.
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We duke it out over the top 25 retail Xbox 360 games.
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The IGN Locksmiths talk Horde Mode 2.0.
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The Locksmiths answer your 360 questions with gusto.
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Nightmare sheep and the world of Bastion -- it's all here.
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Find out what's hot on XBLA.
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The Locksmiths tackle Gears of War 3 leaks and Agarest War Zero.
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Where Transformers and zombie monkeys collide.
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The Locksmiths talk Trenched, Kinect, and... Korea?
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The next BioShock blows us away.
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There's this tradeshow next week, you might have heard of it.
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We talk Dirt 3 and give away Vanquish.
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Multiplayer firefights or stylish crime solving? Decisions.
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We talk about Black Ops DLC, Moon Diver, and more.
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An extended chat about Valve's mind-bending puzzle game.
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Fatalities, portals, and answering your burning questions.
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New details on Shepard's mission and Capcom's latest games.
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We answer your questions and give away free Swarm codes.
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Spacefaring commanders and augmented super agents? Yes please.
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Is Crysis 2 the future of first-person shooters?
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Could job listings hint at Microsoft's next console?
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The debut episode of IGN's newest 360 podcast, with Cliff Bleszinski.
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We discuss some scary games and give away some codes.
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Some things should not be discussed openly, but we do it anyway.
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