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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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    • 4.6 • 434 Ratings

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.

    Xbox Series S Performance Boost & an Activision Update - Unlocked 556

    Xbox Series S Performance Boost & an Activision Update - Unlocked 556

    With the news that the Xbox Series S Performance Boost benefiting developers after direct feedback, the Podcast Unlocked crew discusses the success of the Series S console and why they like it. In addition Activision Blizzard not only covered off on an upcoming Modern Warfare stream in the coming months, but there were also a few news bits about the merger with Microsoft that we missed last week. There was a hefty bit of news to discuss this week so join us as we discuss each story together this week on IGN's Podcast Unlocked.

    • 56 min
    Xbox Making Great Moves for Team Chat, Less so for Summer Events

    Xbox Making Great Moves for Team Chat, Less so for Summer Events

    With an official Discord chat integration on the way, the Podcast Unlocked crew discusses other features they'd like to see get an update or overhaul along with Xbox's Summer Spotlight program that's been a little underwhelming, though it did introduce the team to a particularly cool giraffe. Plus, the team discusses some awesome community creations for Halo Infinite and The Simpsons: Hit and Run.

    • 53 min
    17 Big Xbox Games for 2023 – Unlocked 554

    17 Big Xbox Games for 2023 – Unlocked 554

    As two more big games get pushed into 2023 (Lord of the Rings: Gollum and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora), we take a look at the crush of major releases coming to Xbox next year and discuss what we're most looking forward to. Plus: a discussion on Ubisoft's latest Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell project cancellations and why we've been a bit disappointed in the major publisher in recent times.
    TIMECODES:
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:01:08 - Our Thoughts on Ask Dusk Falls & FH5 Hot Wheels DLC 00:08:45 - More Games Delayed to 2023!
    00:31:25 - What’s Up with Ubisoft?
    00:50:53 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro

    • 56 min
    Concerns About Halo Infinite’s Future – Unlocked 553

    Concerns About Halo Infinite’s Future – Unlocked 553

    Lots of Halo Infinite talk this week! First we discuss our hands-on impressions of the just-released online co-op beta, then we dive into the wave of key staff departures from the Infinite development team and wonder if it’s a bad sign for a game that’s supposed to be a long-term platform for the future of Halo. Plus: Grounded gets a TV show adaptation, and more!
    TIMECODES:
    00:00:00 - Intro & SDCC Info!
    00:02:18 - Halo Infinite Co-op Campaign Beta is great!
    00:13:15 - Halo Veteran Devs Start a New AAA Studio
    00:39:56 - Grounded Gets a TV Adaptation
    00:47:58 - As Dusk Falls & New Game Pass Games
    00:55:00 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro

    • 59 min
    Halo Fans Rejoice! Legendary Halo 2 E3 Demo To Be Released – Unlocked 552

    Halo Fans Rejoice! Legendary Halo 2 E3 Demo To Be Released – Unlocked 552

    The Halo caretakers and developers at 343 Industries are making a major piece of lost Halo history playable: the infamous Halo 2 E3 2003 campaign demo that never made it into the final game. We react to this fantastic surprise and recall the Halo 2 hype from that time. Plus: a plea for proper, native Xbox Game Pass support on the Steam Deck, our thoughts on the potential Apex Legends Universe single-player game that Respawn might be making (aka Titanfall 3?), our reaction to the long-awaited gameplay reveal of Skull & Bones, and more!
    TIMECODES:
    00:00:00 - Intro 00:08:56 - Halo 2 Earthcity Demo Returning? 00:27:00 - Respawn Hiring for an Unannounced Single Player Game 00:36:03 - Skull and Bones Finally Gets a Release Date 00:45:55 - Games with Gold Removing Xbox 360 Games Soon 00:50:25 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro

    • 57 min
    How Far Away Is Mass Effect 5? – Unlocked 551

    How Far Away Is Mass Effect 5? – Unlocked 551

    As a talented and decorated game developer joins BioWare to work on the next Mass Effect game, we discuss what the nature of her role means for when we can reasonably expect Mass Effect 5 to get done. Spoiler: it's probably going to be quite a while! Plus: predictions for Ubisoft's just-announced September showcase, your chance to try out Halo Infinite's campaign co-op mode, and more!
    TIMECODES:
    00:00:00 - Intro & GotG writer Mary DeMarle joins BioWare
    00:24:01 - Ubisoft 'Multi-Game' Showcase Coming in September
    00:34:04 - GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption remasters scrapped?
    00:41:56 - New Co-op mode for Halo Infinite
    00:49:12 - Game Pass Games for July
    00:54:40 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
434 Ratings

434 Ratings

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Best pod ever

I have listened to this podcast for about a year I have loved it the hosts are great. Best gaming podcast.

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Fanboy opinions

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