Rank #1: Podcast Unlocked at E3 2015: Matt Stone and Trey Parker Interview
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!
Rank #2: Unlocked Episode 343
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.
Rank #3: Podcast Unlocked Episode 268: Red Dead Reactions & Gears 4 Spoilercast
On this week's Xbox show, we react to the teaser, announcement, and trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. Plus: Xbox wins NPD again, Xbox superfan and military veteran Jeff Bartrom sits in to discuss the video game-fueled Operation Supply Drop charity, and we finally do our Gears of War 4 spoilercast (at the end of the show – you'll have plenty of warning!).
Rank #4: Podcast Unlocked Episode 270: Debating Mass Effect Andromeda
We learn more story details about Mass Effect Andromeda and debate whether or not we want it to be a three-part trilogy or a single-game experience. Plus: our thoughts on Titanfall 2, the Tomb Raider sequel leak, a killer Black Friday Xbox One deal, and more!
Rank #5: Unlocked Episode 277: Our Most Anticipated Xbox Games for 2017
Fresh back from the holidays, our Xbox crew reconvenes to discuss what we played over the break, as well as what game we're most excited for in 2017. Red Dead Redemption 2, State of Decay 2, Cuphead, Sea of Thieves, For Honor, Mass Effect Andromeda, Crackdown 3, and more! Plus: Mass Effect Andromeda's release date is finally revealed!
Rank #6: Podcast Unlocked Episode 236: Is Fable Dead?
We analyze the cancellation of Fable Legends and the apparent closure of Lionhead Studios. Could either have been saved? Can and will Fable continue on, or is it dead? Plus: our first impressions of The Division, Gears of War 4 continues to divide us, Doom multiplayer inches closer, Overwatch and Battleborn have a silly (albeit one-sided) feud, and more!
Rank #7: Podcast Unlocked Ep. 100: DRM-Free Edition
Rank #8: Podcast Unlocked Episode 265: The Futures of Rocksteady and Gears of War
On this week's Xbox show, we discuss what Rocksteady might do now that they're done with Batman, what other genres might make sense for Gears of War, how the just-announced Firewatch feature-length film could work, our Forza Horizon 3 impressions, and more!
Rank #9: Podcast Unlocked Episode 273: Our Xbox Holiday Wishes
We ask Santa Spencer for some Xbox gifts as the holiday season gets in full swing. Plus: the Halo TV project returns...sort of, some neat stuff to play in December, and more!
Rank #10: Podcast Unlocked Episode 274: Ideas for an 'Xbox Experience' Event
We wonder if Microsoft might be readying a PlayStation Experience-like event for Xbox fans to be timed along with Scorpio's launch in 2017. Plus: Duke Nukem makes Bulletstorm great again, our suspicions about Crackdown 3 are confirmed, Capcom comes back from the Dark Side, and more!
Rank #11: Unlocked Episode 319
On this week's Xbox show, we mourn the Kinect after its official discontinuation, discuss this week's original Xbox backward compatibility news, give impressions of Assassin's Creed Origins and Wolfenstein 2, and more!
Rank #12: Unlocked Episode 320
Xbox One X marketing head Albert Penello joins us to discuss the interesting origins of Microsoft's new turbocharged console. Plus: PUBG finally gets an Xbox One release date, gifting digital games on Xbox, and more!
Rank #13: Podcast Unlocked Episode 259: Metal Gear Survive Breaks Our Hearts
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.
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Rank #14: Unlocked Episode 275: Our Xbox Predictions for 2017
On this week's Xbox show, we quickly see how we did with our 2016 Xbox predictions before launching into our bold Xbox predictions for 2017. Scorpio games, release date, Minecraft 2, Destiny 2, original Xbox backwards compatibility, and more! Plus: The Essy trophy is awarded as Destin and Marty battle out an epic tiebreaker in the Unlock Block trivia segment.
Rank #15: Podcast Unlocked Episode 244: Remembering Lionhead
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!
Rank #16: Podcast Unlocked Episode 251: Xbox E3 Analysis + State of Decay 2 Interview
We analyze everything from Xbox's E3, from Project Scorpio to the Xbox One S to Sea of Thieves and much more. Plus: an interview with Undead Labs founder Jeff Strain – the studio's first since announcing State of Decay 2!
Rank #17: Podcast Unlocked Episode 245: EA's Big 2017 Plans
Ryan's out, but the crew holds down the fort and chats about Battlefield 1, Battlefront 2, probably something with a 3, and Fable 4.
Rank #18: Podcast Unlocked Episode 264: Firewatch Creators Discuss Xbox Version
On this week's Xbox show, Firewatch releases on Xbox One, so we talk to creators Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin for an hour or so. Learn what it takes to make a game, plus a few interesting Telltale Walking Dead Season 1 anecdotes too (both Sean and Jake were instrumental in that game prior to making Firewatch).
Rank #19: Podcast Unlocked Episode 249: Our Xbox E3 Predictions
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.
Rank #20: Podcast Unlocked Episode 246: Welcome Back, Doom
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!