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Podcast Unlocked Episode 156: Mass Effect 4's Mako-ver

So much to discuss on this week's Xbox podcast! Mass Effect gets its Mako back, Destiny's beta goes well, Homefront fans get good news, Gamestop wants to help you ruin your credit rating, and more. Oh, and Marty sends notes from Comic-Con, which Ryan ruins by doing a dramatic reading.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 9:30pm EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 155: The Shooter Shuffle

Battlefield Hardline has been delayed into 2015, and the move has major ramifications for EA, for the other major first-person shooters of fall 2014, and for you. We dissect the decision and figure out what the heck we're going to have time to play this holiday. Plus: Dragon Age Inquisition is also delayed -- slightly -- but Ryan fears the worst. Conversely, he's super stoked for the possible return of Rock Band, the new Doom is finally shown off, legendary composer Marty O'Donnell settles his lawsuit with Bungie, and more!

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Podcast Unlocked Episode 154: Bungie Stops By

Bungie Community Manager DeeJ stops by on the eve of Destiny's beta kickoff on Xbox platforms. We discuss the state of discourse in the video game community, how to give constructive feedback to your favorite developer, and much more. Plus: some very sad and unfortunate news at Microsoft overshadows strong Xbox One sales numbers, we discuss whether or not Homefront: The Revolution will ever come out a key staffer joins many others who've left Crytek recently, Tekken 7 is revealed, and Grand Theft Auto V on next-gen may have just had its release date leaked. P.S. Congrats to our prize winner this week: Parker Smith. Sorry for not writing your name down, Parker!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 4:03pm EST

Are Xbox owners really getting the short end of the Destiny stick? And as Coagulation is announced as the second Halo 2 map to get the Xbox One "Anniversary" treatment in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, what might the other four be? Plus: Gearbox announces their new game (Hint: it's not Aliens: Colonial Marines 2), Alien: Isolation gets Sigorney Weaver, a couple of games are given sent-to-die release dates, and more!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:08pm EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 152: War is Good for Business

Is EA's Peter Moore right about the console wars being a good thing? Is an analyst right about Destiny being 2014's biggest-selling game? What kind of game is Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinksi about to announce? The world's #1 Xbox podcast discusses.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 151: Ryse Up

It appears that developer Crytek is in serious trouble, and the fallout has already resulted in Ryse 2 being cancelled. We speculate on how Microsoft could still get the game made, making hypothetical picks on who might make it and what engine they'd use. Plus: Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson continues to get wealthier by the day, and we couldn't be happier for him.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 12:36am EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 150: Mail Call

We celebrate our mini-milestone episode by finally dipping into the Podcast Unlocked mailbag. Plus: Our personal E3 Game of the Show picks, Gearbox's Randy Pitchford criticizes Destiny, Capcom opens itself up to a hostile corporate takeover, and and an unpronounceable series of choices in the Unlock Block trivia challenge.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 1:28am EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 149: E3 2014 Edition

Recorded live from a haunted theater in Los Angeles, it's Podcast Unlocked! In our E3 2014 special edition, we dissect Microsoft's press conference, discussing what we liked, what we didn't, and what we wished had been there. Plus: What does Xbox's 2015 look like, and what are our Game of the Show picks? Tune in for the answers!

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 1:18am EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 148: E3 Predictions

On the eve of E3, the crew makes a dozen bold Xbox predictions. Plus: several big-name games got announced this week ahead of the show, a pile of new apps are on the way to Xbox One (including an update on HBO Go), and Marty has a grade-A meltdown over the Unlock Block trivia question.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 9:15pm EST

Podcast Unlocked Episode 147: The Business of Backwards Compatibility

In the calm before the E3 storm, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella makes it clear that the Xbox business isn't going anywhere. Plus, EA leaks its own game, Minecraft on Xbox One gets a release date and a sweet upgrade deal, another publisher wants us to pay again for a recent game, and Mitch hates Batman Beyond spoilers. Oh, and why we may need to call in sick for the entire month of October.

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 8:22pm EST