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Kinda Funny Xcast: Xbox Podcast

The podcast for Xbox fans. We’re giving Xbox-focused insight on Xbox news, we're reveling in nostalgia, and we're making predictions about the future. It’s granular about the Xbox ecosystem. Hosted by Mike "Snowbike Mike" Howard, Star Wars Rogue One writer Gary Whitta, and Parris Lilly. Watch the free video version at YouTube.com/KindaFunnyGames

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The podcast for Xbox fans. We’re giving Xbox-focused insight on Xbox news, we're reveling in nostalgia, and we're making predictions about the future. It’s granular about the Xbox ecosystem. Hosted by Mike "Snowbike Mike" Howard, Star Wars Rogue One writer Gary Whitta, and Parris Lilly. Watch the free video version at YouTube.com/KindaFunnyGames

Grounded Review - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 110

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Mike and Parris are joined by GREG MILLER to talk about their thoughts on Grounded's 1.0 release so far, their favorite couch co-op games, and more!


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00:00:00 - Start & Wrestling Talk

00:06:21 - Housekeeping

00:08:10 - “What’s everybody's favorite couch co-op of all time?” - Geek Made Designs

00:13:46 - Grounded 1.0 Impressions

00:40:40 - Ads

00:42:52 - Could This Be The New Xbox Handheld Everyone Needs?

00:51:52 - Xbox Introduces Project Amplify

Sep 28 2022

1hr 7mins

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Will PlayStation Block the Xbox/Activision Deal? - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 109

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Mike, Gary, and Parris discuss the ongoing updates from the Xbox/Activision deal, Deathloop finally being on Xbox, and more!


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00:00:00 - Start

00:04:10 - Who would be your Xbox Kart Racer?

00:10:33 - Housekeeping

00:11:50 - Deathloop Is Finally Here!

00:23:32 - Xbox at Tokyo Game Show

00:32:21 - Is The Xbox/Activision Deal In Trouble?

00:47:21 - Ads

00:49:28 - Phil Comments on Console Pricing

00:54:30 - Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond in Fifa 23

01:02:00 - GoldenEye 007 Coming To Xbox & Game Pass

01:14:58 - Game Pass Update

Sep 21 2022

1hr 19mins

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343 Industries' Future Without Bonnie Ross - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 108

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Mike, Gary, and Parris talk about the recent change in 343 Industries, are joined by Greg to talk about You Suck At Parking, AND joined by Danny Pena to talk about his new book!


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00:00:00 - Start

00:02:00 - Housekeeping

Check The Dashboard  -

00:03:13 - Bonnie Ross departs 343 Industries

00:16:00 - Jim Ryan's Call of Duty Comment

00:32:45 - Ads

00:38:05 - Danny and His Book!

00:57:15 - Xbox Elite Controller

01:10:10 - You Suck at Parking Review w/ Greg

Sep 14 2022

1hr 21mins

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What Should Xbox Do with Halo After Infinite? - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 107

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Mike and Gary are joined by Miles Dompier on this week's Xcast to talk all about the new Halo Infinite updates and where 343 and team Xbox should go with Halo from here.


Time Stamps -

00:00:00 - Start

00:05:00 - What We’ve Been Playing

00:14:22 - Housekeeping

00:15:24 - Halo Infinite Updates

00:38:27 - “Are We Overreacting?” - Billy

00:47:30 - Where Does Infinite Leave for the Future of Halo?

00:55:15 - “Why is Halo only being worked on by 343?” - Justin B

01:03:50 - “Is it time for 343 to give up?” - Shinobi3005

01:19:27 - Xbox and Tokyo Game Show 2022

01:20:30 - Game Pass Update For September

01:25:00 - Post Show

Sep 07 2022

1hr 27mins

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Will Xbox Prices Ever Go Up? - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 106

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Mike, Gary, and Parris get together to talk about the future of Xbox console prices, Xbox Game Pass Family Plans, AND anime?!


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00:00:00 - Start

00:01:00 - We’re MEGA Weebs!

00:14:38 - Housekeeping

00:15:35 - Cult of the Lamb: Indie GOTY?

00:26:09 - Obsidian’s Pentiment Has A Release Date

00:28:45 - Will Xbox Series Consoles Receive A Price Increase?

00:46:31 - Ads

00:48:41 - Xbox Game Pass Family Plan Branding

00:53:39 - Phil Spencer on Bloomberg Studio 1.0 with Emily Chang

Aug 30 2022

57mins

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Pentiment: Obsidian's Next Game Preview - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 105

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Mike and Parris sit down one and one to talk about the aftermath of the Saints Row reviews AND share their thoughts on Obsidian's next game, Pentiment!


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00:00:00 - Start and TV Talk!

00:05:35 - We drop Master Chief, Doom Guy, and B.J. Blazkowicz on an island…

00:09:46 - Housekeeping

00:10:40 - Saints Row & Lived-In Open Worlds

00:36:15 - Ads

00:37:15 - Pentiment Preview

00:48:15 - Death Stranding Coming To PC Game Pass

00:55:16 - Redfall Details from QuakeCon

01:03:50 - Embracer and Lord of the Rings Purchase

01:05:46 - Cult of the Lamb

Aug 24 2022

1hr 12mins

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Rumbleverse: How a Wrestling Battle Royale Was Made - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 104

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Mike, Parris, and Gary are joined by Adam Boyes and Adam Heart from Iron Galaxy to talk all about the development of Rumbleverse.


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00:00:00 - Start

00:00:45 - Iron Galaxy is here!

00:03:58 - Mike’s MinnMax Punishment

00:04:32 - Housekeeping

00:05:54 - How Rumbleverse Was Made

00:32:04 - Ads

00:34:17 - Rumbleverse’s Launch Week

00:45:13 - Adam’s Meme History & Sharing Games

00:49:58 - The Reception So Far

00:57:28 - The Future for Rumbleverse

Aug 17 2022

1hr 4mins

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Will Elden Ring Come To Game Pass? - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 103

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Mike, Parris, and Gary discuss the possible signs pointing to Elden Ring coming to Game Pass, their most anticipated delayed games, and more!


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00:00:00 - Start

00:04:53 - Housekeeping

00:05:57 - What Games Should Have The Nemesis System

00:18:06 - Is Elden Ring Coming to Game Pass?

00:30:49 - Family Game Pass Is Being Tested

00:44:16 - Ads

00:46:20 - Marvels’ Midnight Suns Delay

00:54:21 - Delayed Games We’re Most Excited For

01:01:28 - New Xbox Elite Series 2 For The Holidays

01:08:17 - Xbox Series S Boost

01:15:33 - Game Pass Updates

Aug 10 2022

1hr 18mins

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Game Franchises We've Never Played - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 102

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The gang is all here! Mike, Gary, and Parris talk about more companies investing in cloud gaming, game franchises they've missed, and more!


Time Stamps:

00:00:00 - Start

00:04:37 - Housekeeping

00:06:15 - “What would you say to someone like me who has their heart into PlayStation but feels the tug to join the Xbox family?” - Derek

00:13:20 - Xbox Cloud Gaming Usage Is UP

00:34:38 - New Cloud Gaming Handheld Coming Soon From Logitech G and Tencent

00:41:48 - The Xbox Elite V3 Controller?!

00:54:22 - Game Franchises We May Have Missed


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Mike Howard: https://twitter.com/SnowBikeMike

Gary Whitta: https://twitter.com/garywhitta

Parris Lilly: https://twitter.com/vicious696

Barrett Courtney: https://twitter.com/SadBoyBarrett

Aug 03 2022

1hr 9mins

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Are the Console Wars Over?! - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 101

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Mike and Gary are joined by Miles Dompier to talk about the console wars finally coming to an end. Lay down your arms, console warriors.


Follow Miles here: https://twitter.com/MilesDompier


Time Stamps:

00:00:00 - Start

00:02:35 - Housekeeping

00:05:28 - First Game, Last Game, Favorite Game, Next Game

00:32:47 - Peter Moore and Console Wars

00:45:48 - Great Games On The Way To Xbox Ecosystem Thanks To Annapurna Interactive

00:51:48 - Some Great Games You Might Have Missed In 2022

01:15:49 - Discord Voice Chat Is Now On Xbox

01:20:50 - Xbox Clothes


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Follow The Kinda Funny Team On Twitter:

Mike Howard: https://twitter.com/SnowBikeMike

Gary Whitta: https://twitter.com/garywhitta

Parris Lilly: https://twitter.com/vicious696

Barrett Courtney: https://twitter.com/SadBoyBarrett

Jul 30 2022

1hr 24mins

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As Dusk Falls Spoilercast - A Kinda Funny Xcast Special

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Mike, Greg, Joey, and Blessing are joined by INTERIOR/NIGHT founder, Caroline Marchal, to talk about every As Dusk Falls decision in our Xbox-sponsored spoilercast!

Jul 26 2022

1hr 2mins

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Xcast Celebrates 100 Episodes! - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 100

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Mike and Parris are joined by RETURNING GUESTS to celebrate episode 100, look back at the early days of Xcast, and share some fun surprises!


Time Stamps:

00:00:00 - Start

00:05:30 - Housekeeping

00:06:42 - Looking back on Xcast with Alanah and Parris

00:27:39 - Interview with Mike Brown, creative director of Forza Horizon

00:46:27 - Major Nelson is back!


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Mike Howard: https://twitter.com/SnowBikeMike

Gary Whitta: https://twitter.com/garywhitta

Parris Lilly: https://twitter.com/vicious696

Barrett Courtney: https://twitter.com/SadBoyBarrett

Jul 23 2022

1hr 15mins

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What Activision/Blizzard Game Needs A Revival? - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 99.5

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Mike and Parris are joined by Tim Gettys to talk about whether or not Xbox should save certain Activision/Blizzard franchises like Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, and more!


Time Stamps:

00:00:00 - Start

00:02:36 - The Xbox Handheld, will it happen?!

00:19:45 - Housekeeping

00:20:56 - Should Phil Spencer Save Tony Hawk Pro Skater!?

00:34:59 - What Activision / Blizzard Franchise Should Be Revived?


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Mike Howard: https://twitter.com/SnowBikeMike

Tim Gettys: https://twitter.com/TimGettys

Gary Whitta: https://twitter.com/garywhitta

Parris Lilly: https://twitter.com/vicious696

Barrett Courtney: https://twitter.com/SadBoyBarrett

Jul 16 2022

1hr 23mins

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Are These the BEST Xbox 360 Games?! - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 99

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Mike and Gary are joined by Windows Central Gaming's Jez Corden to talk about the best Xbox 360 games, a possible Xbox handheld, and more!


Follow Jez here: https://twitter.com/JezCorden


Time Stamps:

00:00:00 - Start

00:03:45 - Jez Corden is here!

00:19:05 - Housekeeping

00:20:01 - Friday July 15 As Dusk Falls Launch Event

00:21:16 - Saying Goodbye To Xbox 360 Games with Gold

00:36:40 - The BEST Xbox 360 Games

01:00:11 - Will the Xbox Handheld Ever Happen!?


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Mike Howard: https://twitter.com/SnowBikeMike

Gary Whitta: https://twitter.com/garywhitta

Parris Lilly: https://twitter.com/vicious696

Barrett Courtney: https://twitter.com/SadBoyBarrett

Jul 09 2022

1hr 28mins

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Cuphead DLC and Outriders Worldslayer: Worth The Price? - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 98

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Mike, Gary, and Parris return to talk about some DLC drops, when games NEED Game Pass, and more!


Time Stamps:

00:00:00 - Start

00:01:00 - Fall Guys, Teslas, and In n Out

00:17:45 - Housekeeping

00:18:47 - Outriders and Cuphead DLC

00:49:02 - What’s Up With EA!?

00:55:52 - Halo Infinite Co-op Campaign Starts Soon!


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Follow The Kinda Funny Xcast Team On Twitter:

Mike Howard: https://twitter.com/SnowBikeMike

Gary Whitta: https://twitter.com/garywhitta

Parris Lilly: https://twitter.com/vicious696

Barrett Courtney: https://twitter.com/SadBoyBarrett

Jul 02 2022

1hr 9mins

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As Dusk Falls, Story of the Year?! - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 97

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Mike and Gary welcome Greg Miller to the show to talk all about his preview for 'As Dusk Falls'.


Time Stamps -

00:00:00 - Intro

00:02:30 - Greg compliments Xbox

00:08:30 - Housekeeping

00:09:55 - As Dusk Falls Preview

00:39:43 - Ads

00:40:52 - Ultimate "Only Pick One" Xbox Challenge

01:21:10 - Fall Guys is on Xbox!

01:27:17 - Gamepass Updates

Jun 25 2022

1hr 29mins

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Xbox's Next 12 Months: Is It Enough? - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 96

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Mike and Parris catch up after Summer Game Fest to talk all about Parris' behind the scenes adventures for the Extended Showcase and to break down their thoughts on the next 12 months of Xbox!


Time Stamps:

00:00:00 - Start

00:02:05 - Housekeeping

00:03:30 - Parris’ Summer Game Fest Stories!

00:21:34 - What did Parris get to play at Play Days?

00:31:18 - The Xbox + Bethesda Showcase: How do we feel a few days later?

01:08:15 - 3rd Party Support

01:14:27 - Persona and Kojima on Xbox

01:22:05 - Do they have enough for the next 12 months?

01:23:09 - TMNT Shredder’s Revenge


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Follow The Kinda Funny Xcast Team On Twitter:

Mike Howard: https://twitter.com/SnowBikeMike

Gary Whitta: https://twitter.com/garywhitta

Parris Lilly: https://twitter.com/vicious696

Barrett Courtney: https://twitter.com/SadBoyBarrett

Jun 18 2022

1hr 29mins

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Grading Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 95

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Mike is joined by the Gamescast crew to break down their thoughts on the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase featuring Starfield, Redfall, Persona, Kojima, and more!


Time Stamps:

00:00:00 - Start

00:02:41 - Housekeeping

00:04:09 - Grading the Xbox Showcase

00:28:48 - Redfall

00:39:15 - Starfield

00:49:00 - Cocoon

00:53:00 - Persona coming to Xbox

00:58:00 - Kojima

01:03:00 - Diablo IV

01:08:14 - Wo Long


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Jun 12 2022

1hr 10mins

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Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 Predictions - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 94

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IT'S TIME! Next week we're getting the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase for Summer Game Fest 2022 and we're bringing out ALL of our crazy predictions!


Time Stamps:

00:00:00 - Start

00:04:21 - Housekeeping

00:05:50 - A Game Pass Family Plan

00:08:30 - The Next Step for Design Labs

00:13:26 - A Classic Franchise Returns

00:22:22 - What does Obsidian show?

00:30:07 - Everwild & Sea of Thieves

00:32:42 - Fable

00:36:24 - Gears of War

00:41:12 - What’s up with Quake? - RSXL

00:46:13 - Wolfenstein 3 or Indiana Jones?!

00:48:37 - The Next Fallout?

00:53:14 - Forza

00:55:09 - Minecraft Dungeons 2

00:58:53 - The Streaming Stick?!

01:00:43 - Hellblade 2 & Halo Infinite

01:06:28 - Killer Instinct??

01:07:01 - Will we see Perfect Dark, Starfield, or Redfall?


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Follow The Kinda Funny Xcast Team On Twitter:

Mike Howard: https://twitter.com/SnowBikeMike

Gary Whitta: https://twitter.com/garywhitta

Parris Lilly: https://twitter.com/vicious696

Barrett Courtney: https://twitter.com/SadBoyBarrett

Jun 04 2022

1hr 16mins

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Revealed - Kinda Funny Xcast Ep. 93

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Mike and Gary are joined by Miles Dompier to talk about the newly revealed Star Wars Jedi game, Xbox passing on a Marvel deal, and more!


Follow Miles here: https://twitter.com/MilesDompier


Time Stamps:

00:00:00 - Start

00:12:05 - Housekeeping

00:13:01 - Star Wars Jedi Survivor Revealed

00:42:03 - Xbox Streaming Stick Update

00:56:42 - Fall Guys coming to Xbox on June 21st and Free to Play

01:09:57 - Marvel and Xbox: The Deal That Was Passed On


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Mike Howard: https://twitter.com/SnowBikeMike

Gary Whitta: https://twitter.com/garywhitta

Parris Lilly: https://twitter.com/vicious696

Barrett Courtney: https://twitter.com/SadBoyBarrett

May 28 2022

1hr 21mins

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