29 episodes

Welcome to Xbox Game Passengers.

One a month, host Derek Kraneveldt and a guest will dissect and discuss one game available on Microsoft’s Game Pass service, which was (usually) chosen completely at random — they're not in control... they're just the passengers.

Whether it’s a magical or horrible experience, they'll force themselves through it, share their thoughts, and let you know whether or not the game is worth your time!

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Follow Xbox Game Passengers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/xgppodcast

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Welcome to Xbox Game Passengers.

One a month, host Derek Kraneveldt and a guest will dissect and discuss one game available on Microsoft’s Game Pass service, which was (usually) chosen completely at random — they're not in control... they're just the passengers.

Whether it’s a magical or horrible experience, they'll force themselves through it, share their thoughts, and let you know whether or not the game is worth your time!

Xbox Game Passengers is brought to you by Geekscape.net

Follow Xbox Game Passengers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/xgppodcast

    024 - The Medium

    024 - The Medium

    Welcome to Xbox Game Passengers.

    Once a month, host Derek and a guest will dissect and discuss just one game available on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service, which was chosen for them (usually) completely at random.

    Whether the game is a magical or a horrible experience, they’ll force themselves through it, share their thoughts, and let you know whether or not the game is worth your time! At the end of each episode, they’ll also randomly select the game for the following show, so you always know what’s coming up on the next adventure.

    Bloober Team’s Silent Hill-esque The Medium has been on Derek’s radar since it was first announced — but did the game turn out to be more Shattered Memories (good) or Homecoming (very bad)? Previous guest Dougie returns to the show to discuss!

    Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Travel to an old communist resort and use your unique psychic abilities to uncover its disturbing secrets, solve dual-reality puzzles, survive encounters with sinister spirits, and explore two realities at the same time.

    Thanks for joining us for another episode! We took a long (long) break as the world fell apart, but we’re glad to be back playing games and making new content. We really hope that you enjoy the episode — if you have any feedback for us, we’d love to hear it at derek@geekscape.net. Anything you listeners can do to help spread the word about the podcast would be immensely appreciated — from sharing it on social media like Facebook or Twitter, to leaving us five stars (or even a review) on Apple Podcasts, to sending it to a single friend, it can all make a massive difference! Thanks again for coming along on this ride!

    You can also follow us on twitter @XGPPodcast

    Theme Song: I Adore My C64 by Nicolai Heidlas from HookSounds.com

    • 1 hr 38 min
    023 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare / Warzone

    023 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare / Warzone

    Welcome to Xbox Game Passengers.

    Typically, host Derek and a guest will dissect and discuss just one game available on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service, which was chosen for them completely at random.

    But these are atypical times, and with the added stress of some certain doom and a sensory overload of bad news, Xbox Game Passengers has found itself in a bit of a hiatus.

    Host Derek has spent the past few weeks playing some games that he wanted to play, instead of games that he had to play, and he and guest (and Let’s Play Arcade! cohost John are here to give their thoughts on Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare. Yep, we know — it’s not even on Xbox Game Pass!

    John has spent a lot of money to play this game (more than you’d guess), and Derek ended up with an Elite Controller, plus some initial thoughts on Fallout 76: Wastelanders, and more!

    Theme Song: I Adore My C64 by Nicolai Heidlas from HookSounds.co

    • 57 min
    022 - Untitled Goose Game

    022 - Untitled Goose Game

    Welcome to Xbox Game Passengers.

    Every other Wednesday, host Derek and a guest will dissect and discuss just one game available on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service, which was chosen for them completely at random.

    Whether it’s a magical or a horrible experience, they’ll force themselves through it, share their thoughts, and let you know whether or not the game is worth your time! At the end of each episode, they’ll also randomly select the game for the following show, so you always know what’s coming up on the next adventure.

    Mikaela and Derek waited in anticipation literal years for Untitled Goose Game to finally release. Once it finally hit the Nintendo Switch and PC back in September… they proceeded to not play it until it later dropped on Xbox Game Pass and was luckily drawn for the show!

    Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples’ back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day.

    We’ve had a blast making Xbox Game Passengers so far, and we really hope that you’re enjoying it too! If you have any feedback for us, we’d love to hear it at derek@geekscape.net. Anything you listeners can do to help spread the word about the podcast would be immensely appreciated — from sharing it on social media like Facebook or Twitter, to leaving us five stars (or even a review) on Apple Podcasts, to sending it to a single friend, it can all make a massive difference! Thanks again for coming along on this ride!

    You can also follow us on twitter @XGPPodcast

    Theme Song: I Adore My C64 by Nicolai Heidlas from HookSounds.com

    • 41 min
    021 - World War Z

    021 - World War Z

    Welcome to Xbox Game Passengers.

    Every other Wednesday, host Derek and a guest will dissect and discuss just one game available on Microsoft’s Game Pass service, which was chosen for them completely at random.

    Whether it’s a magical or a horrible experience, they’ll force themselves through it, share their thoughts, and let you know whether or not the game is worth your time! At the end of each episode, they’ll also randomly select the game for the following show, so you always know what’s coming up on the next adventure.

    This time around, Mike returns for his second episode in a row to discuss the derivative but compelling multiplayer adventure, World War Z. The pair make far too many comparisons to Left 4 Dead… but this game basically feels like Left 4 Dead so how could they not?

    World War Z is a heart-pounding four-player cooperative third-person shooter featuring massive swarms of zombies that recklessly rush their living prey. Focused on fast-paced gameplay -- and inspired by the incredibly popular Paramount Pictures property of the same name -- World War Z explores new storylines and characters from around the world in tense, overwhelming, and gruesomely exciting missions.

    We’ve had a blast making Xbox Game Passengers so far, and we really hope that you’re enjoying it too! If you have any feedback for us, we’d love to hear it at derek@geekscape.net. Anything you listeners can do to help spread the word about the podcast would be immensely appreciated — from sharing it on social media like Facebook or Twitter, to leaving us five stars (or even a review) on Apple Podcasts, to sending it to a single friend, it can all make a massive difference! Thanks again for coming along on this ride!

    You can also follow us on twitter @XGPPodcast

    Theme Song: I Adore My C64 by Nicolai Heidlas from HookSounds.com

    • 47 min
    020 - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

    020 - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

    Welcome to Xbox Game Passengers.

    Every other Wednesday, host Derek and a guest will dissect and discuss just one game available on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service, which was chosen for them completely at random.

    Whether it’s a magical or a horrible experience, they’ll force themselves through it, share their thoughts, and let you know whether or not the game is worth your time! At the end of each episode, they’ll also randomly select the game for the following show.

    In this episode, Mike returns to break down 2017’s lauded adventure title, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. It’s a much different experience than either host expected and… they spend far too much time wondering if the world will ever see a sequel as they recorded this episode just days before Senua’s Saga was revealed.

    From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness. Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull you deep into Senua’s mind.

    We’ve had a blast making Xbox Game Passengers so far, and we really hope that you’re enjoying it too! If you have any feedback for us, we’d love to hear it at derek@geekscape.net. Anything you listeners can do to help spread the word about the podcast would be immensely appreciated — from sharing it on social media like Facebook or Twitter, to leaving us five stars (or even a review) on Apple Podcasts, to sending it to a single friend, it can all make a massive difference! Thanks again for coming along on this ride!

    You can also follow us on twitter @XGPPodcast

    Theme Song: I Adore My C64 by Nicolai Heidlas from HookSounds.com

    • 50 min
    019 - The Outer Worlds

    019 - The Outer Worlds

    Welcome to Xbox Game Passengers.

    Every other Wednesday, host Derek and a guest will dissect and discuss just one game available on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service, which was chosen for them completely at random.

    Whether it’s a magical or a horrible experience, they’ll force themselves through it, share their thoughts, and let you know whether or not the game is worth your time! At the end of each episode, they’ll also randomly select the game for the following show.

    This episode, Dougie returns to chat about one of Derek’s most anticipated (and surprise — favourite) games of 2019, The Outer Worlds. It’s pretty much the best Fallout game that we’ve had in years, and brings some cool and original ideas to the table as well.

    Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.

    We’ve had a blast making Xbox Game Passengers so far, and we really hope that you’re enjoying it too! If you have any feedback for us, we’d love to hear it at derek@geekscape.net. Anything you listeners can do to help spread the word about the podcast would be immensely appreciated — from sharing it on social media like Facebook or Twitter, to leaving us five stars (or even a review) on Apple Podcasts, to sending it to a single friend, it can all make a massive difference! Thanks again for coming along on this ride!

    You can also follow us on twitter @XGPPodcast

    Theme Song: I Adore My C64 by Nicolai Heidlas from HookSounds.com

    • 1 hr 32 min

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Ditterz ,

Good wholesome fun

I love that the hosts have different levels of experience with gaming, and that they’re not afraid to play kid’s games. Great concept, wonderful conversation, definitely looking forward to hearing more!!

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