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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

2293 Ratings
Average Ratings
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74
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153

Best gaming podcast period!

By Lucas 123543215 - Dec 04 2019
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Best xbox and gaming podcast in general

The Best Xbox Podcast

By Yeti Trains - Nov 03 2019
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This is simply the best Xbox podcast you can listen to.

iTunes Ratings

2293 Ratings
Average Ratings
1800
209
74
57
153

Best gaming podcast period!

By Lucas 123543215 - Dec 04 2019
Read more
Best xbox and gaming podcast in general

The Best Xbox Podcast

By Yeti Trains - Nov 03 2019
Read more
This is simply the best Xbox podcast you can listen to.
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Podcast Unlocked

Latest release on Jan 15, 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: Podcast Unlocked Episode 249: Our Xbox E3 Predictions

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Finally, it's the E3 predictions episode you've been waiting for. Listen for our predictions about Dead Rising 4, Xbox Live Arcade/Summer of Arcade, Oculus Rift on Xbox, and much more. Plus: So many E3 leaks! We discuss them all.

Jun 08 2016

1hr 33mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: Our Most Anticipated Xbox Games of 2019

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IGN's Xbox team kicks off the new year by discussing some of the games we're most excited about. Plus: one new Alien game not for Xbox and one that is, From Software's mystery new games, and more!

Jan 09 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #6: X019 Recap: What We Liked and What We Didn't

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On this blazin' episode of our Xbox show, we look back at Xbox's past this week as the original Xbox turns 18, sharing our favorite (not best, although they're often one and the same!) games from Microsoft's first console. And then we look ahead into the future, recapping X019's Inside Xbox livestream and discussing everything we liked and everything we didn't that Microsoft is cooking up now.

Nov 19 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #7: Podcast Unlocked Ep. 100: DRM-Free Edition

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Jun 20 2013

42mins

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Rank #8: Podcast Unlocked Episode 258: Our Gears of War and Forza Developer Visits

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On this week's Xbox show, we discuss our recent visits to Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition and Forza Horizon 3 co-developer Turn 10 Studios. Plus: theories on why the just-released 2TB Xbox One is already gone and not coming back, debating what Project Scorpio will cost, the advantages to a proper "Destiny 2" compared to continuing expansion packs, and much more!

Aug 11 2016

1hr 27mins

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Rank #9: What the Bungie-Activision Split Means for Xbox Fans

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Bungie is now a free agent. Here's what it means for Xbox fans. Will Microsoft buy Bungie again? Will Destiny 3 happen? What's after Destiny? Plus: Phil Spencer briefly mentions the future at CES, Resident Evil 2's demo is popular, and more!

Jan 16 2019

58mins

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Rank #10: Podcast Unlocked Episode 246: Welcome Back, Doom

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What we think of Doom so far, including our theories on why Bethesda didn't send out advance copies for review. Plus: Rockstar's next game approaches, Batman gets a more exciting remaster than we expected, Yarny gets another adventure (YARNYYYYYYY!), how you can (maybe) get your dream Gamertag, and more!

May 19 2016

1hr 19mins

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Rank #11: Xbox Scarlett Games List Gets Longer + Diablo 4 Impressions

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Lots of huge Xbox news to discuss this week, from Ubisoft games that are now coming to Xbox Scarlett (Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Gods & Monsters) to Scarlett games we'll have to wait a bit longer for (Battlefield 6, Battlefront 3). Plus: our hands-on impressions of Diablo 4 (!!) and Overwatch 2, and more!

Nov 05 2019

1hr

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Rank #12: What The Game Awards Meant for Xbox Fans

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Our Xbox crew recaps last week's Game Awards, reacting an analyzing the biggest Xbox-related announcements. Plus: tune in for a bonus Let's Play of Below with creative director Kris Piotrowski!

Dec 12 2018

51mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: How Big Will X019 Be?

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Microsoft's big X019 fan event in London is imminent and we've got lots of details, including which TWO DOZEN games are playable there. Plus: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is curiously omitted from EA's EA Access service, we unbox this year's absolutely glorious fan-made Unlock Block Trivia Challenge trophy, and more!

Nov 12 2019

59mins

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Rank #15: The Disc-Less Xbox One: Price Predictions and More

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A new report suggests the disc-less Xbox One S will be announced next month. We speculate on price, who it's aimed at, and more! Plus: Borderlands 3, Apex Legends' sweet revenge for Respawn, and more!

Mar 06 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #16: Podcast Unlocked 250: Our Xbox E3 Post-Show With Xbox Creator Seamus Blackley

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Our 250th episode aired live at E3 2016 with special guest and Xbox creator Seamus Blackley, so here it is in case you missed it. This was our live reactions to everything that had just happened at the Xbox press conference. Hope you enjoy it! And by the way, look for episode 251 at its regular time this Wednesday evening!

And we've got our own YouTube channel too! Subscribe here: youtube.com/ignunlocked

Jun 20 2016

38mins

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Rank #17: Talking Call of Duty: Modern Warfare With One of its Stars

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Chad Michael Collins joins us in the second half of the show this week for an interview about acting in one of the biggest games of the year. That interview starts at 42:04 if you'd like to skip straight to it. In the first half of the show, we give our Modern Warfare campaign and multiplayer impressions, detail a fantastic new program from Microsoft that might help ease the sting out of Scarlett's next-gen launch price tag, discuss Fallout 76's new $100 per year service option, and more!

Oct 29 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #18: Podcast Unlocked Episode 240: About That Gears of War 4 Release Date...

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We discuss Gears of War 4's just-announced release date and what it means for the rest of the holiday 2016 Xbox lineup. Plus: Xbox 1.5, Mass Effect 4, Doom beta thoughts, Bethesda's public E3 presence, Final Fantasy XV demo reactions, and more!

Apr 06 2016

1hr 19mins

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Rank #19: 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

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Rank #20: Podcast Unlocked Episode 244: Remembering Lionhead

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We fondly remember everything Lionhead gave Xbox fans as the studio closes its doors for good. Plus: Respawn's third-person Star Wars game, our reactions to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and the not-sold-separately Modern Warfare remaster, our Xbox E3 hopes, whether or not Microsoft will showcase upgraded hardware at the big show, our favorite Xbox 360 games ever, and more!

May 05 2016

1hr 37mins

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It Runs in the Xbox Family - Unlocked 426

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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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Welcome to the Year of Xbox

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We kick off 2020 - The Year of Xbox, in our opinions - by taking a look at a new report that gives us an idea of just how powerful the Xbox Series X will be. Plus: Microsoft stands poised to go on the offensive for the first time in years, Respawn studio head Vince Zampella is given more power at EA, and more. Happy New Year!

Jan 07 2020

56mins

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Our Xbox Game of the Decade Picks

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On our final episode of the year and of the decade we look back on our favorite Xbox games of the decade, including both first-party exclusives and memorable third-party offerings. Plus: a recap of the rest of the non-Xbox Series X elements of last week's Game Awards and more! Happy Holidays and New Year! See you in January!

Dec 20 2019

1hr 9mins

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Xbox Series X Reactions and Analysis

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Emergency Unlocked episode! We simply HAVE to talk about Microsoft's big announcement at The Game Awards, in which they announced both the name of Project Scarlett and what it looks like. It's the Xbox Series X, and they also showed Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 running in-engine on the new console! Dig in for 72 minutes of our reactions and analysis.

Dec 13 2019

1hr 12mins

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Project Scarlett's Lockhart Version Returns

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Huge week of Xbox news! Project Scarlett's lower-cost option, Lockhart, is back in play. We discuss what it means for Xbox's next-gen efforts. Plus: the Xbox finally gets a proper Major League Baseball game, and it's...Sony's?! Also: 2K opens a new studio to make a new BioShock game, IGN's Game of the Year winner Control miiiiiight be coming to Xbox Game Pass, Resident Evil 3 Remake is official, and more!

Dec 10 2019

1hr 31mins

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Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox Scarlett Will Have to Wait

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Lots of Scarlett next-gen talk this week! Hear why Cyberpunk 2077 won't be coming to Scarlett as soon as we think - and neither will VR. Plus: leaked concept art gives us our first glimpse of Playground's next-gen Fable reboot (allegedly...), Resident Evil 3 might be getting remade, Saints Row will return, and more!

Nov 26 2019

1hr 1min

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X019 Recap: What We Liked and What We Didn't

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On this blazin' episode of our Xbox show, we look back at Xbox's past this week as the original Xbox turns 18, sharing our favorite (not best, although they're often one and the same!) games from Microsoft's first console. And then we look ahead into the future, recapping X019's Inside Xbox livestream and discussing everything we liked and everything we didn't that Microsoft is cooking up now.

Nov 19 2019

1hr 13mins

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How Big Will X019 Be?

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Microsoft's big X019 fan event in London is imminent and we've got lots of details, including which TWO DOZEN games are playable there. Plus: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is curiously omitted from EA's EA Access service, we unbox this year's absolutely glorious fan-made Unlock Block Trivia Challenge trophy, and more!

Nov 12 2019

59mins

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Xbox Scarlett Games List Gets Longer + Diablo 4 Impressions

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Lots of huge Xbox news to discuss this week, from Ubisoft games that are now coming to Xbox Scarlett (Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Gods & Monsters) to Scarlett games we'll have to wait a bit longer for (Battlefield 6, Battlefront 3). Plus: our hands-on impressions of Diablo 4 (!!) and Overwatch 2, and more!

Nov 05 2019

1hr

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Talking Call of Duty: Modern Warfare With One of its Stars

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Chad Michael Collins joins us in the second half of the show this week for an interview about acting in one of the biggest games of the year. That interview starts at 42:04 if you'd like to skip straight to it. In the first half of the show, we give our Modern Warfare campaign and multiplayer impressions, detail a fantastic new program from Microsoft that might help ease the sting out of Scarlett's next-gen launch price tag, discuss Fallout 76's new $100 per year service option, and more!

Oct 29 2019

1hr 9mins

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The One About The Outer Worlds, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and the Elite Series 2 Controller

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#ad #TacoBellPartner First we show off Taco Bell's new Eclipse Xbox One X giveaway bundle (with the new Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller!), and then we discuss Obsidian's new RPG The Outer Worlds with reviewer Dan Stapleton. Plus: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order impressions & more!

Oct 23 2019

1hr 7mins

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Developer Interview: The Outer Worlds

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We're joined by two developers from The Outer Worlds, the new first-person RPG from new Xbox first-party studio Obsidian Entertainment: co-director Leonard Boyarsky and narrative designer Nittai Poddar. It launches on October 25 (including straight into Xbox Game Pass!). We discuss the origins of the project with respect to Boyarsky's Fallout background, crazy things that have happened during playtesting, the importance of The Outer Worlds' deep character creator, and more!

Oct 15 2019

45mins

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Xbox Scarlett vs. PS5: More Details Emerge

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New PlayStation 5 details emerge – particularly about the controller – so we discuss what it might mean for the Scarlett's gamepad. Plus: Brandin finished reviewing Ghost Recon Breakpoint and talks at length about his likes and dislikes, Ryan gives his impressions of the Oxenfree developer's new game Afterparty, and more!

Oct 08 2019

1hr 56mins

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Gearbox and Troy Baker's Bizarre Feud

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Microsoft Flight Simulator. Yes, MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR! We discuss why it probably belongs on your radar. Plus: Bungie's future after Destiny, Ghost Recon Breakpoint's launch, and Gearbox's strange feud with voice actor Troy Baker.

Oct 01 2019

52mins

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Inside Xbox Recap + Gears 5 Spoilercast

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We're shot out of a cannon this week! Our Xbox crew recaps the news from this week's Inside Xbox, highlighted by the public Project xCloud preview. Plus: the rumored Batman: Court of Owls game, how Xbox owners are getting shortchanged in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and our Gears 5 spoilercast (at the end of the show, so if you don't want to hear it, you won't miss anything else!).

Sep 26 2019

1hr 13mins

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E3 May Be About to Get Better

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Ryan and Brandin discuss and analyze the week's Xbox news, including the big changes proposed for E3 2020 and how they should make the event better, Ubisoft's doubling-down on large-scale blockbuster games, Gears 5's fast start on Xbox Game Pass, Madden's big sales and the surprising #2 selling game of August, the return of The Game Awards, and more!

Sep 17 2019

1hr 6mins

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Nintendo and Microsoft, Sitting in a Tree...

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Our Xbox crew gives in-depth impressions of Gears 5's multiplayer as well as Borderlands 3. Plus: a surprising departure at Bethesda/Zenimax, a bit more on the next Resident Evil project, and the awesomeness that is Banjo and Kazooie appearing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Sep 09 2019

54mins

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Gears 5 Restores First-Party Order on Xbox

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Our Xbox crew discusses the Gears 5 campaign now that the review embargo has lifted (don't worry, no spoilers!). Plus: our impressions of Ghost Recon Breakpoint after playing six hours of it, Cyberpunk 2077's surprising multiplayer announcement, Telltale's even more surprising sorta-resurrection, and more!

Sep 04 2019

56mins

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Xbox @ Gamescom Reactions

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Destin and Brandin return from Gamescom and talk to Ryan about everything they saw there - including a playable build of Marvel's Avengers. Plus: Mortal Kombat's crazy new DLC characters, first impressions of the just-released Remedy game Control, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, Astral Chain, and more!

Aug 27 2019

1hr 3mins

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Phil Spencer Hints at New Xbox Scarlett Standard

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On this week's Xbox show, new talent takes over Halo Infinite, Phil Spencer gives an idea of what to expect performance-wise from Xbox Scarlett, Gears 5 comes out swinging at Gamescom, PUBG does an awesome thing, and more!

Aug 21 2019

1hr 5mins

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iTunes Ratings

2293 Ratings
Average Ratings
1800
209
74
57
153

Best gaming podcast period!

By Lucas 123543215 - Dec 04 2019
Read more
Best xbox and gaming podcast in general

The Best Xbox Podcast

By Yeti Trains - Nov 03 2019
Read more
This is simply the best Xbox podcast you can listen to.