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Who Should Make a New Ninja Gaiden? – Unlocked 563
It's a potpourri of Xbox topics on this week's episode! Stella gives her impressions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer, Grounded gets a well-earned 9 out of 10 review score from IGN, we discuss who should make the next Ninja Gaiden game if Team Ninja is too busy, Ryan and Destin argue about Splinter Cell, and more!
GTA 6’s Reveal Was Ruined. Now What? – Unlocked 562
Grand Theft Auto 6 gameplay was leaked via a hacker. So now what? What do we think of the return to Vice City? What, if anything, will change about Rockstar's plan to show us the game on their terms. We discuss that as well as Diablo 4's upcoming endgame beta, hands-on impressions from the surprise demo of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, and more!
Jim Ryan Isn’t Happy About Call of Duty and Xbox – Unlocked 561
Our Xbox crew discusses a significant management shake-up at the top of 343 Industries, Sony boss Jim Ryan's public airing of Call of Duty-related grievances against Phil Spencer and Microsoft, the biggest news from the weekend's Disney/Marvel and Ubisoft showcases, the new Xbox Elite controller, and more!
343 Industries and Halo: Is the Arranged Marriage Working? – Unlocked 560
Halo and 343 Industries was an arranged marriage from the start. After the latest sting of bad news – the cancellation of split-screen co-op – we spend an hour discussing 343's past, present, and future with the franchise. Is the arranged marriage working? Should Halo even be a "live service" game? It's a complex topic with no clear answers, but clearly it's time to have the conversation. Plus: September's Xbox Game Pass games, the Game Pass Friends & Family Plan goes live in a test market, and more!
Xbox Game Pass ‘Friends & Family’ Price Speculation – Unlocked 559
IGN's Kat Bailey joins Destin and Ryan to discuss the latest leak surrounding Microsoft's seemingly imminent Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family subscription plan. We speculate what it might cost, and how it further adds to Game Pass's already-amazing value proposition. Plus: we talk Madden NFL 23 and sports video games, debate what we want out of the just-announced new Mafia game (including when we want it to be set), and more!
Xbox's Fall Lineup Locks In – Unlocked 558
Xbox brought plenty of content to Gamescom, and now we've got a clear picture of what the holiday lineup looks like for Xbox gamers. Plus: Xbox commits to maintaining Xbox prices after Sony raised the price of PS5 in many major territories, Phil Spencer hints at his next acquisition priorities, and more!
I like this podcast, I can’t give 5 stars because the hosts hate COD ghosts and I therefore cannot fully trust their judgement lol but this is a great podcast
1 Star Until Ads Are Figured Out
Been listening for years, love the show, but my god the latest episode had so many obnoxious ads littered throughout that it was infuriating. Please just put all of these at the start or at the end or make them all an even :30 so they’re skippable without missing content from the show.
Miranda is unbearable
Ryan is a good host but Miranda somehow manages to single-handedly submarine the show with her complete lack of self awareness and out of touch takes. Unfortunately her presence makes the show completely unbearable and despite Ryan’s (and others) contributions I can’t recommend this podcast to anyone.