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Rank #7 in Video Games category

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Love video games? IGN's Podcast Unlocked is your source for everything Xbox One. If you live and breathe Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and more, Podcast Unlocked has you covered. Tune in every week for the latest video game news for Xbox One and Xbox Live junkies around the globe.

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Love video games? IGN's Podcast Unlocked is your source for everything Xbox One. If you live and breathe Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and more, Podcast Unlocked has you covered. Tune in every week for the latest video game news for Xbox One and Xbox Live junkies around the globe.

iTunes Ratings

2390 Ratings
Average Ratings
1876
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155

Great

By Iconcur2 - Apr 15 2020
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Great podcast. Ryan makes me uncomfortable though.

Best podcast around

By Coach Mahoney - Feb 27 2020
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So thankful for this group. Shared some great stores and always keep me up to date on all the news.

iTunes Ratings

2390 Ratings
Average Ratings
1876
223
77
59
155

Great

By Iconcur2 - Apr 15 2020
Read more
Great podcast. Ryan makes me uncomfortable though.

Best podcast around

By Coach Mahoney - Feb 27 2020
Read more
So thankful for this group. Shared some great stores and always keep me up to date on all the news.
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Podcast Unlocked

Latest release on May 27, 2020

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Love video games? IGN's Podcast Unlocked is your source for everything Xbox One. If you live and breathe Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and more, Podcast Unlocked has you covered. Tune in every week for the latest video game news for Xbox One and Xbox Live junkies around the globe.

Rank #1: Are You Ready for Assassin's Creed Vikings?

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Ubisoft seems to have teased the next Assassin's Creed game in The Division 2! We discuss the apparent Viking theme and its likely next-gen debut. Plus: Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold might be bundled together, an anonymous millionaire wants to set up a real-life battle royale (and we have ideas! Boy, do we have ideas!), we get a few new tidbits of Borderlands 3 information, and more!

Apr 09 2019

2hr 6mins

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Rank #2: Unlocked Episode 343

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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.

Apr 26 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #3: Red Dead Online Is Finally Out of Beta With Interesting New Features

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On this week's Xbox show, the crew discusses their Rage 2 impressions and their thoughts on Red Dead Online's official launch and all the new content coming with it. Despite being just a few weeks away from E3, there's still other announcements rolling out, including the reveal of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the unfortunate, concerning news from the Starbreeze financial call, and more.

May 14 2019

57mins

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Rank #4: Podcast Unlocked Episode 201: Phil Spencer, Peter Moore, and Seamus Blackley Reunite and Reminisce

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We don't believe three generations of Xbox leadership have ever been brought into the same room before to share secrets and stories of Xbox history. Until now. In a once-in-a-lifetime episode, Xbox creator Seamus Blackley, Head of Xbox during the 360 launch Peter Moore, and current Head of Xbox Phil Spencer talk for 90 minutes about all three Xbox consoles, including beating Sony in the living room, where the Duke controller came from, how Gears of War influenced a critical decision for the Xbox 360 hardware, and so much more!

Jul 02 2015

1hr 36mins

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Rank #5: Making Sense of Call of Duty’s Development Drama

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On this week's Xbox show, Sony and Microsoft announced a partnership. Yes, you read that right! We talk about their mutual cloud-gaming initiative. Plus: Call of Duty's development gets thrown into turmoil for next year, so we examine what effect it will have on the future of the franchise. And did Ubisoft just announce Splinter Cell or were they just "joking"? All that and more on this week's Unlocked!

May 21 2019

52mins

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Rank #6: Podcast Unlocked Episode 148: E3 Predictions

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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.

Jun 05 2014

1hr 5mins

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Rank #7: Podcast Unlocked at E3 2015: Matt Stone and Trey Parker Interview

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In this special mini-episode, bucket-list edition of Podcast Unlocked, we sit down with Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the Emmy Award-winning, Tony Award-winning, and Oscar-nominated comedy geniuses. They've got a new video game, hilariously titled South Park: The Fractured But Whole, that serves as a follow-up to the New Kid's adventures in The Stick of Truth. Here, Stone and Parker discuss the game, how they see the show ending one day, whether or not we'll ever get a Book of Mormon movie adaptation, and more!

Jun 24 2015

21mins

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Rank #8: Making Sense of Xbox Live on Switch, Apex Legends, and More!

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Our Xbox crew has a lot to chew on this week! Apex Legends reactions and impressions, Crackdown 3 impressions, Xbox Live's stunning extension to Nintendo Switch, Xbox's big E3 2019, and more!

Feb 06 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: Podcast Unlocked Episode 156: Mass Effect 4's Mako-ver

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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.

Jul 31 2014

1hr 10mins

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Rank #10: Xbox's Nintendo Switch Play Is its Boldest Move Yet

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We dive deep into the credible rumors surrounding Microsoft bringing Xbox Game Pass to the Nintendo Switch. Plus: Microsoft considered hiring Gearbox to make Halo 4. How would THAT have changed history?? Also: HoloLens 2 and its potential future in the Xbox ecosystem, and we say goodbye to our beloved Shark.

Feb 27 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #11: Podcast Unlocked Episode 136: State of the Xbox Union

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With Titanfall out along with the February and March System Updates -- and the Twitch broadcasting app too -- the Xbox One is a much different (and better!) console than ever. We discuss. Plus: Titanfall reactions, game announcements and delays, and more!

Mar 13 2014

1hr 10mins

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Rank #12: Podcast Unlocked Ep. 100: DRM-Free Edition

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Jun 20 2013

42mins

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Rank #13: One Xbox Scarlett Console vs. Two: What It Means

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As rumors suggest that Xbox Scarlett is now one console instead of two, we discuss what that means for Xbox heading into the next generation. Plus: Alan Wake 2 is a lot more possible now than it was last week, EA executives forego their bonuses, the co-creator of Dead Space is making a narrative-driven game for PUBG Corp, and more!

Jul 02 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #14: Anthem and Crackdown 3: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Our Xbox crew deep-dives into Xbox's two biggest new releases, Anthem and Crackdown 3. Plus: BioWare says Mass Effect will return, but how and when? We discuss...

Feb 20 2019

1hr

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Rank #15: Podcast Unlocked Episode 259: Metal Gear Survive Breaks Our Hearts

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Ryan's on vacation this week, so Marty "Cracker Barrel Old Country Store" Sliva and Alanah "Bucca di Beppo" Pearce take the wheel and are joined by Miranda "Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar" Sanchez and Sean "Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits" Finnegan. The crew talks about the lackluster Metal Gear Survive debut, Miranda's awesome Gears of War 4 visit, this fall's slew of shooters, Mass Effect Remastered rumors, and whether or not sheep have sex with other sheep.

I'm very sorry.

Aug 18 2016

1hr 32mins

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Rank #16: EA and Star Wars: What Went Wrong

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EA has been having a tough time with Star Wars: What went wrong and can it be fixed? Our Xbox crew discusses that and more on this week's show.

Jan 23 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #17: IGN's Red Dead 2 Spoilercast

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Tina Amini is joined by Destin Legarie, Jon Ryan, and Casey DeFreitas to talk about all of the Red Dead 2 spoilers that need to be talked about!

Nov 19 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #18: Unlocked Episode 304

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On this week's Xbox show, we discuss the impressive developer benchmarks for the Xbox One X uncovered by Digital Foundry. Plus: big games getting 4K updates for the X, Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta details, and more!

Jul 12 2017

59mins

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Rank #19: Anthem's VIP Demo: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Three major games dominate the water-cooler conversation this week, including the controversial Anthem VIP demo, plus the releases of Resident Evil 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3.

Jan 30 2019

53mins

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Rank #20: Unlocked Episode 362

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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.

Sep 19 2018

1hr 7mins

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Xbox Goes Unreal Engine 5 with inXile

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First-party Xbox studio inXile confirms they'll be using Unreal Engine 5 for their next-gen RPG. We dissect what this means for that game and other Xbox Series X games from other newly acquired Xbox game studios. Plus: Take-Two has a lot of next-gen games in the pipeline, this year's Call of Duty will revisit a familiar timeline, this month's Xbox Games With Gold, and more!

May 27 2020

50mins

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Xbox Series X's Second Wave of Games and COVID-19

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IGN's Xbox team discusses Phil Spencer's recent comments about how COVID-19 might affect early 2021 games, the dates and details for Gamescom's all-digital event later this summer, the three classic games that Double Fine is bringing to Xbox this year, and more!

May 19 2020

50mins

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Is 30fps OK on Xbox Series X?

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Our Xbox crew debates whether or not 30fps is disappointing for Xbox Series X games in light of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla framerate revelation. Plus: more reactions to last week's Xbox event, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater returns, another publisher announces a summer livestream, and more!

May 13 2020

50mins

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Xbox Series X Gameplay Showcase Analysis

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Xbox's first big salvo of next-gen games has been fired, and we've got reactions and analysis to all of the big third-party game reveals and showcases – from the good to the bad to the stomach-churning.

May 07 2020

51mins

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Don't Sleep on Gears Tactics

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Our Xbox crew opens the show by talking about Gears Tactics, the new XCOM-style tactical strategy game from Xbox Game Studios that Xbox fans shouldn't sleep on. Plus: we discuss Xbox's impressive first-party efforts so far in 2020, what the rest of the year looks like, drama around the WWE 2K franchise, and more!

Apr 29 2020

50mins

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A Smaller GTA 6 That Arrives Sooner?

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On this week's Xbox podcast, the next Grand Theft Auto is in development, and we discuss the report that it may be a more "moderately sized" offering that's updated continuously. Plus: Microsoft may have an opportunity to gain some market share at the start of the generation after a Bloomberg report reveals Sony's scaled-back PS5 production plans, Crysis is the latest member of the remaster club, and more!

Apr 23 2020

49mins

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Around for a Long Time

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Our Xbox team deep-dives on CD Projekt Red's big post-release DLC expansion plans for Cyberpunk 2077, the value of the ESRB's new loot box descriptor, a rumor about Mafia 2 and 3 remasters and the cyclical nature of remasters, and more!

Apr 14 2020

49mins

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Phil Spencer Interview Analysis

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Our Xbox crew analyzes what Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said during our interview with him on last week's episode. We think he said a lot in his clever, indirect way... Plus: an Inside Xbox news recap, rumors about what Resident Evil 8 will be like, and at the very end you'll hear our live as-it-happened reactions to the PS5's DualSense controller reveal.

Apr 07 2020

1hr 15mins

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Interview: Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, Talking Xbox Series X

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Head of Xbox Phil Spencer makes his long-awaited return to Unlocked for an exclusive one-hour interview. We talk about Xbox Series X price, whether coronavirus could delay the console, the first-party launch lineup, why there's no optical out port on Series X, xCloud, cross-play, the fates of Sunset Overdrive, Ryse and Scalebound, which Microsoft IP Phil would like to see brought back, and more!

Apr 01 2020

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Clarifying Xbox Series X’s Power

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Our Xbox crew discusses the recently revealed Xbox Series X tech specs in more detail after some added context arrives in our inbox from a software developer. Plus: Bleeding Edge is another new first-party release this week, we try to decode Konami's denial of the Silent Hill reboot rumor, and more!

Mar 25 2020

1hr 10mins

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Xbox Series X’s Full Specs Have Us HYPED

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Microsoft has revealed the full tech specs for Xbox Series X and we are pumped. We discuss the ingredients of the next-gen Xbox that have us the most hyped for the new console, from Xbox Velocity Architecture to raytracing. P.S. Please bear with us on our first-ever remote-location episode!

Mar 17 2020

52mins

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Developers Talk About Xbox Series X

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Our Xbox crew celebrates the release of the fantastic Ori and the Will of the Wisps by discussing our final review impressions. Plus: developers talk to IGN about exactly what the Xbox Series X will mean for games, Call of Duty finally gets a standalone, free-to-play battle royale game, and more!

Mar 10 2020

1hr 3mins

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Is Fantastic So Far

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Two of our crew have played the first couple hours of Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and they have nothing but good news to report. Plus: GDC's cancellation, Xbox Series X's Quick Resume feature is even better than we thought, and more!

Mar 04 2020

1hr 8mins

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Microsoft Isn’t Messing Around With Series X’s Power

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We are EXCITED about the new Xbox Series X technical details, including the whopping 12 teraflops of computing power that the next-gen Xbox is packing. Plus: EA canceled another Star Wars project, March's Games With Gold have been announced, and more!

Feb 26 2020

1hr 7mins

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This is How Xbox Could Win E3 2020 - Unlocked 431

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This week Parris joins us to discuss the latest interview with Phil Spencer about E3 2020, his plans for the Xbox Series X, and where he sees Microsoft in the competition against Sony. In addition to talking about Xbox strategy for 2020 and Beyond, we discuss the GamerTag radio interview and our perception of Xbox's placement in the upcoming console face-off.

Feb 20 2020

46mins

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Big Changes for GTA, Gears, and Anthem

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Grand Theft Auto, Anthem, and Gears of War will be changing moving forward thanks to key staffing changes at the top for two of those and a major gameplay overhaul for the other. Plus: Activision is looking to its past for its 2020 product lineup, Cliff Bleszinski had an intriguing Aliens game that almost got made, and more!

Feb 11 2020

1hr 2mins

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Perfect Dark Reboot Rumors Heating Up

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It may still be winter but Xbox Series X talk is heating up! We discuss the "old thing" Microsoft's new studio, The Initiative, might be working on. Plus: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a hit, EA talks up the Xbox Series X, the mystery port on the back of the Series X might not be for diagnostics, and more!

Feb 05 2020

1hr 1min

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If the KOTOR Rumors Are True, Who’s Making It?

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We finally get a look at the back of the Xbox Series X - for real, this time - and discuss why someone might be in biiiiiiig trouble. Plus: a new rumor about a sort-of remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has us hyped - but also wondering who would be given the assignment.

Jan 28 2020

1hr 1min

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DOOM Eternal is F*****g Awesome

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Ryan played three hours of Doom Eternal and gushes about it. Plus: a Splinter Cell veteran returns to Ubisoft - so what does it mean for the future of the franchise? Also, Dying Light 2 joins Delay-apalooza 2020, and more!

Jan 21 2020

55mins

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It Runs in the Xbox Family

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We're only on our second episode of the year and it's already time to talk about E3! This week the Unlocked crew discusses Sony's absence from E3 2020, Microsoft's exclusives launch plan, game delays, and more.

Jan 15 2020

1hr 5mins

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iTunes Ratings

2390 Ratings
Average Ratings
1876
223
77
59
155

Great

By Iconcur2 - Apr 15 2020
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Great podcast. Ryan makes me uncomfortable though.

Best podcast around

By Coach Mahoney - Feb 27 2020
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So thankful for this group. Shared some great stores and always keep me up to date on all the news.