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Love video games? IGN's Podcast Unlocked is your source for everything Xbox. 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 junkies around the globe.

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Love video games? IGN's Podcast Unlocked is your source for everything Xbox. 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 junkies around the globe.

    We Just Saw the Best Xbox Showcase Ever

    We Just Saw the Best Xbox Showcase Ever

    Because the Xbox Showcase was SO GOOD this year, our 30-minute live reaction show from Sunday just wasn't enough. So we regrouped and talked for upwards of two more hours about all the big games, from Doom: The Dark Ages to Gears of War: E-Day to Fable to Perfect Dark to Black Ops 6 and so, so many more. Then we lay out how phenomenal the next year and a half of Xbox exclusives and Xbox Game Pass launches is looking before telling you a bit about a few other games we got to see and play at the event last week, including Xbox exclusives STALKER 2 and Replaced!
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Stig Asmussen Talks Star Wars, Leaving Respawn, and New Studio Giant Skull

    Stig Asmussen Talks Star Wars, Leaving Respawn, and New Studio Giant Skull

    After directing two fantastic Star Wars Jedi games at Respawn, Stig Asmussen has embarked on a new adventure: Starting AAA studio Giant Skull. IGN's Ryan McCaffrey sits down with Stig to talk about why he left Respawn, what to expect from his next project, and his goals for creating a healthy work culture at Giant Skull amidst a turbulent time in the video game industry.
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    • 19 min
    Exclusive Interview: Phil Spencer Unveils Xbox's Future and New Horizons in Gaming

    Exclusive Interview: Phil Spencer Unveils Xbox's Future and New Horizons in Gaming

    Join us for an exclusive live interview at IGN Live with Xbox's Phil Spencer and a panel of top game developers. In this deep-dive session, we explore the latest Xbox strategies, the impact of recent studio acquisitions, and what the future holds for Xbox and its fans. From discussing major titles like 'Halo Infinite' to addressing community concerns and revealing insights into upcoming Xbox projects, this is a conversation any gaming enthusiast won't want to miss. Tune in to hear directly from the leaders shaping the future of gaming.
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    • 55 min
    The Best Announcements from the Xbox Summer Showcase Are…

    The Best Announcements from the Xbox Summer Showcase Are…

    In this very special IGN Live analysis of the summer Xbox Showcase, we break down each announcement, from blockbuster game releases to unexpected surprises, and discuss their impact on the gaming landscape. The Podcast Unlocked crew, including Ryan McCaffrey, Miranda Sanchez, Stella Chung, and Destin Legarie, discuss key moments from the showcase, offering insights and reactions that you won't find anywhere else. Whether you're catching up or want to relive the excitement, this is your definitive guide to understanding what's next for Xbox.
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    • 34 min
    Unlock-Block Trivia Special II

    Unlock-Block Trivia Special II

    Today we’re diving into the best of Unlock-Block trivia. Join us as we relive some of the most memorable moments from past shows.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Hellblade 2 Is Finally Here! A Spoiler-Free Discussion

    Hellblade 2 Is Finally Here! A Spoiler-Free Discussion

    The first officially announced Xbox Series game ever, Hellblade 2, has finally arrived, and we've played it! Join us for a spoiler-free discussion of Ninja Theory's stunning new Senua adventure. Plus: Activision opens a new AAA development studio with a narrative-driven focus, this year's Call of Duty looks set to drop straight onto Xbox Game Pass, Grand Theft Auto 6 gets a narrowed-in release window, and much more!

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    • 1 hr 20 min

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