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Xbox Fans Fed Up After Starfield, Redfall Delays – Unlocked 544
After Starfield and Redfall both got delayed out of 2022 on the same day, we discuss why Xbox fans are understandably frustrated with the lack of major first-party exclusives this year. Next year does look amazing - and we discuss that in detail - but we also talk about how many fans are tired of being told "Wait until next year." Can the Xbox Showcase provide any immediate answers? Join us!
00:00:00 - Intro
00:01:39 - Redfall and Starfield Delayed to 2023!
00:10:08 - How Does 2022 Look Like So Far?
00:48:14 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro
Mass Effect Next: Is Shepard Back? – Unlocked 543
Spawn on Me's Kahlief Adams joins us to discuss a busy week of Xbox news, from EA seemingly accidentally revealing Shepard's return to Mass Effect (do we even want Shepard back? Are we hyped for this?), where Activision can take Sledgehammer's Call of Duty games from here after the disappointing Vanguard, Gotham Knights leaving Xbox One behind, Clippy in Halo Infinite, and more!
00:00:00 - Intro & Commander Shepard Returning?
00:26:30 - Activision On Call of Duty Vanguard's Underperforming Sales
00:50:35 - Gotham Knights No Longer Releasing For PS4 and Xbox One
00:59:40 - Halo Infinite's Season 2 Adds Clippy!
01:03:50 - Resident Evil Re:Verse Potential Release
01:09:15 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro
12 Xbox Showcase Predictions – Unlocked 542
With Microsoft announcing the date for its upcoming Xbox-Bethesda Showcase, we waste no time in making our first round of predictions for the event. From Hellblade 2 to Starfield to Forza Motorsport to Gears 6 and more, we discuss what we think might happen at the biggest Xbox event of the year. Plus: we attempt to unravel the head-scratching mystery that is Embracer Group buying a few Square Enix studios and franchises, including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and Thief.
00:00:00 - Intro & Xbox Showcase Predictions!
00:50:55 - Embracer Group Acquires a Handful of Square Enix Studios
01:13:48 - Game Pass Games for May & more!
01:14:53 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro
Xbox Makes Bank in Latest Sales Figures – Unlocked 541
The Xbox has its best March since the Xbox 360 era, and IGN's Xbox crew discusses the ins and outs of the numbers. Plus: Gearbox is bringing back Tales from the Borderlands itself – and Ryan has a bone to pick with them – 343 Industries details Halo Infinite's 2022 roadmap, and more!
Portal 3 Needs to Happen – Unlocked 540
My Xbox and Me host MC Fixer joins us to discuss a big week of Xbox news, from Portal 2's lead writer publicly calling on Valve to greenlight Valve 3 to Amy Hennig getting another shot at a Star Wars game to Sega working on big-budget reboots of Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio and more!
00:00:00 - Intro
00:02:56 - Should Valve Get Portal 3 Done?
00:19:40 - Amy Hennig Working on a New Star Wars Game?
00:29:58 - SEGA on Crazy Taxi & Jet Set Radio Reboots
00:40:50 - CDPR Delays The Witcher 3 Next Gen Release
00:47:46 - WB and the Minecraft Movie
00:53:59 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro
Halo Infinite Season 2 Might Have Some Tricks Up Its Sleeve – Unlocked 539
This week the Unlocked crew are joined by a very special guest host, Adam Cole! Discussions include speculation about what we can expect from Halo Infinite Season 2, the Kingdom Hearts 4 reveal, and Cyberpunk 2077's upcoming story expansion. Also, have you guys tried Destin's cookies yet?
00:00:00 - Intro & Housekeeping 00:02:20 - Halo Infinite Season 2 Announced! 00:16:48 - Cyberpunk 2077 Story Expansion Incoming 00:24:07 - Kingdom Hearts IV Announced 00:31:35 - Dead Space Remake Coming Early 2023? 00:38:04 - What’s Up with System Shock 3? 00:53:30 - Our “Lifetime” Games & Outro
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