157 episodes

The Xbox Expansion pass is a podcast dedicated to the goings on of the gaming industry as they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Hosted by Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, XEP aims to offer insightful discussions on gaming culture with guests from throughout the industry offer their perspectives to the conversation.

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The Xbox Expansion pass is a podcast dedicated to the goings on of the gaming industry as they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Hosted by Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, XEP aims to offer insightful discussions on gaming culture with guests from throughout the industry offer their perspectives to the conversation.

    Xbox Expansion Pass 155 : The Best Xbox Era: Xbox 360 or Xbox Series | Activision Blizzard Continues

    Xbox Expansion Pass 155 : The Best Xbox Era: Xbox 360 or Xbox Series | Activision Blizzard Continues

    #Xbox #Xbox360 #ActivisionBlizzard
    In episode 155 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome two friends to the show with PTKBL4M of The Shop Podcast and David Whitaker of Level1Gaming joining us to discuss our best memories of the Xbox 360, Callisto Protocol offering death animations in a season pass, and even MORE controversy in the Activision Blizzard acquisition.  Enjoy!
    The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.
    Twitter: InsipidGhost
    Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com
    Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!
    0:00 Intro
    0:36 Welcome
    1:19 Words of Kindness
    5:56 Hive Social In Gaming
    10:45 Xbox 360 Memories
    21:18 Bring One Game Back
    26:13 The Best Xbox Era
    36:19 Activision Blizzard Controversy
    44:00 Day One Game Pass vs Exclusivity
    55:00 Sonic Games
    1:09:57 Diversity Xbox vs Nintendo
    1:18:26 Outro

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Xbox Expansion Pass 154: Are The Game Awards Broken? | Black Friday Sales | Series S Sweetspot

    Xbox Expansion Pass 154: Are The Game Awards Broken? | Black Friday Sales | Series S Sweetspot

    #Xbox #TheGameAwards #XboxSeriesS
    In episode 154 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we celebrate 20 years of Xbox Live, check out some sweet Black Friday deals including the perfect sale price for the Xbox Series S and  discuss the problematic timelines for The Game Awards. Enjoy!
    The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.
    Twitter: InsipidGhost
    Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com
    Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!
    0:00 Intro
    0:46 Welcome
    1:14 Words of Kindness
    2:23 Xbox Live Anniversary
    5:06 Black Friday Sales
    13:20 The Game Awards
    22:25 Volition to Gearbox
    24:46 Xbox 2023
    28:48 Closing

    • 28 min
    Xbox Expansion Pass 153: Gears of War & Netflix | Interview: Colin Moriarty of Lillymo Games

    Xbox Expansion Pass 153: Gears of War & Netflix | Interview: Colin Moriarty of Lillymo Games

    #Xbox #GearsOfWar #LillymoGames
    In episode 153 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we are joined by the co-founder and creative lead for Lillymo games, Colin Moriarty to discuss art styles, the writing process, and how publishing on multiple platforms gleans insight into the difference between Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo. Gears of War is getting the film treatment from Netflix and Halo’s Winter Update impresses. Enjoy!
    The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.
    Twitter: InsipidGhost
    Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com
    Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!
     
    0:00
    0:49 Welcome
    1:25 Words of Kindness
    3:33 Control 2
    6:13 Battlefield 2042 Update
    7:23 Halo Infinite Winter Update
    12:46 Xbox & God of War
    18:00 Somerville Hype
    19:06 Kevin Conroy Memories
    23:11 Grandma Games
    26:55 Welcome Colin Moriarty
    30:47 Updating Games
    38:49 Pixel Art is More Expensive
    42:49 Scope In Games
    51:38 Difficulty In Games
    55:27 Schmup Stories
    1:01:08 Games Cost Money
    1:07:33 Denied for Game Pass
    1:15:18 Platform Curation
    1:21:21 Problems With Subscriptions
    1:26:15 Next for Lillymo

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Xbox Expansion Pass 152: Eidos Montreal Working On Fable | Diablo 4 Release Date | Xbox In 2023

    Xbox Expansion Pass 152: Eidos Montreal Working On Fable | Diablo 4 Release Date | Xbox In 2023

    #Xbox #Fable #Diablo4
    In episode 152 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we examine the mountain of news from the past two weeks including Xbox potentially raising their prices, Diablo 4’s reported release date, Modern Warfare’s quality, Eidos Montreal working on Fable, and several Xbox milestones of late. Enjoy!
    The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.
    Twitter: InsipidGhost
    Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com
    Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!
     
    0:00 Introduction
    0:48 Welcome
    1:20 Words of Kindness
    5:15 Raising Xbox Prices
    11:15 Call of Duty Stays on Playstation
    15:00 Witcher Remake
    18:35 Eidos Montreal Working on Fable
    23:09 Ghostbusters Impressions
    26:03 Modern Warfare 2 Impressions
    28:03 Xbox VR

    • 37 min
    Xbox Expansion Pass 151: Guest Victor Lucas | Silent Hill & Resident Evil Showcases | Gotham Knights

    Xbox Expansion Pass 151: Guest Victor Lucas | Silent Hill & Resident Evil Showcases | Gotham Knights

    #Xbox #VictorLucas #SilentHill
    In episode 151 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome the legendary Victor Lucas to the show to chat about the week’s news including the Silent Hill and Resident Evil showcases which gave horror fans plenty cause for celebration. Meanwhile the releases of Gotham Knights, A Plague Tale Requiem, and Modern Warfare’s campaign have us all lamenting our backlogs. Enjoy!
    The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.
    Twitter: InsipidGhost
    Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com
    Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!
    0:00 Intro
    1:13 Words of Kindness
    6:15 Television & Gaming
    12:54 Youtube & Gaming
    18:18 Silent Hill Returns
    26:00 Exclusives Hurt Gaming
    33:30 Konami Surviving
    38:30 Resident Evil Showcase
    47:27 Gotham Knights Impressions
    58:59 Super Hero Licenses 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Xbox Expansion Pass 150: Game Pass Revenue | Gotham Knights 30 FPS | Interview: Layers of Fears

    Xbox Expansion Pass 150: Game Pass Revenue | Gotham Knights 30 FPS | Interview: Layers of Fears

    #Xbox #GothamKnights #LayersOfFears
    In episode 150 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome the creative director for Layers of Fears Damian Kocurek on from Anshar Studios to discuss bringing fear to gaming, an interview just in time for Spooky Season. Gotham Knights is locked at 30 frames on consoles and Xbox is bringing Cloud gaming to the Meta Quest Store. It’s a celebratory episode for 150 . Enjoy!
    The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.
    Twitter: InsipidGhost
    Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com
    Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!
     
    0:00 Intro
    0:46 Welcome
    1:29 Words of Kindness
    10:24 XEP Goals
    11:30 Contest Winners
    12:49 Xbox Meta Quest
    18:06 Game Pass Revenue
    23:16 Gotham Knights 30fps
    27:48 Listener Mail
    44:45 Damian Kocurek
    51:05 Preparing for Layers of Fears
    56:10 Unreal Engine 5
    59:50 Creating Horror
    1:04:50 Watching Let's Plays
    1:08:30 Pressure
    1:12:36 Layers of Fears VR
    1:17:36 Closing

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

JGauthier52 ,

Podcasting Done Right

There are very few gaming podcasts worth listening to. Mainly because most are two or more people chatting about whatever with no structure or chemistry and too much rambling. XEP solves that by going solo. Luke does an excellent job speaking to the audience and conveying his thoughts and opinions on the Xbox ecosystem. He’s also a fantastic interviewer. He’s had some of the biggest names in the gaming industry on his podcast to interview and chat. This podcast is a must!

Mkenn10 ,

Masterful Interviews by Luke on XEP

I ended up skipping out on the Xbox One generation, so I now have a ton of catching up to do. Listening to Luke’s XEP podcast, past and present, has not only caught me up on the world of Xbox, but has brought me a plethora of insight from his developer interviews. He asks a lot of the tough questions that you won’t hear on a fanboy or “Xbot” podcast. He’s passionate about Microsoft’s platform, but he’s even more passionate about video games. Period. XEP is a rare gem that you absolutely need to check out!

anubis316 ,

Great interviews

Luke does a great job oh hosting a 1 man podcast which has got to be incredibly hard. He reviews weekly gaming news but my favorite part is his interviews. He has some great interviews from people all over the games industry

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