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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

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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

    Bugsnax

    Bugsnax

    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) 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.
    From Octodad creators Young Horses comes Bugsnax, a nigh-indescribable adventure with cutesy graphics, adult humour, and an astoundingly unique assortment of half bug half snack creatures. Dougie returns to the show to chat all about this unique experience.
    Bugsnax takes you on a journey to Snaktooth Island, home of the legendary half-bug half-snack creatures, Bugsnax. Invited by intrepid explorer Elizabert Megafig, you arrive to discover your host nowhere to be found, her camp in shambles, and her followers scattered across the island alone… and hungry! It’s up to you to solve the mysteries of Snaktooth Island: What happened to Lizbert? What are Bugsnax and where do they come from? But most of all, why do they taste SO GOOD?
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Forgotten City

    The Forgotten City

    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) 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.
    This month, it’s time for a time-looping mystery with Skyrim mod turned full game The Forgotten City, and for the first time in quite some time, Derek is joined by a brand-new guest!
    The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game of exploration and deduction, and a re-imagining of the critically acclaimed mod that won a national Writers’ Guild award and racked up over 3 million downloads.
    Combat is an option, but violence will only get you so far. Only by questioning an intertwined community of colourful characters, cleverly exploiting the time loop, and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery. Here, your decisions matter. The fate of the city is in your hands.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Two Point Hospital

    Two Point Hospital

    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) 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.
    Shane volunteered live on the last episode (see Snowrunner here) to dig into Two Point Hospital as well. Can the game recapture the joy of playing Theme Hospital as a young boy? Listen on to find out!
    BUILD, CURE and IMPROVE! Design stunning hospitals, decorate them as you like, cure very unusual illnesses and manage troublesome staff as you spread your budding healthcare organisation across Two Point County. 
    Design and build your own hospital — Build up a hospital from nothing to a masterpiece as you design the most beautiful – or functional – healthcare operation in the whole of Two Point County. Cure unusual illnesses Don’t expect Two Point County to be populated with your usual types of patients. 
    In this world, you’ll experience Two Point’s trademark quirky illnesses; from Light-headedness to Cubism – each requiring their very own special type of treatment machine. The County’s the limit!
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    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
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    • 56 min
    036 - Snowrunner

    036 - Snowrunner

    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) 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.

    Geekscape Games host Shane O’Hare loves Snowrunner, so when the game popped up as an option on our last episode, there wasn’t really a choice to be made! We’re stoked to get him back on the show, and excited to talk… about a game where you drive trucks and fix bridges.

    SnowRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world.

    Overcome mud, torrential waters, snow, and frozen lakes while taking on perilous contracts and missions. Expand and customize your fleet with many upgrades and accessories including an exhaust snorkel for heavy waters or chain tires to battle the snow.

    Listen to find out how things went, and if you like what you’ve heard, here’s where you can subscribe to the show:

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    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

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    035 - Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

    035 - Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

    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) 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.

    Somehow we made it this long without longtime friend and Geekscapist (not to mention Geekscape Games regular) Josh Jackson coming on the show. We’re super happy to finally be changing that, and we’re super happy that he’s here to talk about Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

    Hope’s Peak Academy is home to Japan’s best and brightest high school students—the beacons of hope for the future. But that hope suddenly dies when Makoto Naegi and his classmates find themselves imprisoned in the school, cut off from the outside world and subject to the whims of a strange, murderous little bear named Monokuma. He pits the students against each other, promising freedom to anyone who can murder a fellow classmate and get away with it.

    It’s up to you to find out who Monokuma really is, and why you’ve been taken from the world you once knew. But be careful what you wish for—sometimes there’s nothing more deadly than the truth…

    Listen to find out how things went, and if you like what you’ve heard, here’s where you can subscribe to the show:

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    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

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    034 - Sea of Solitude

    034 - Sea of Solitude

    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) 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.

    We’re (finally) back to some female representation as Mikaela re-joins the show to chat about 2019’s very pretty sadness simulator, Sea of Solitude. Will Mikaela cry before the end of the episode? You’ll have to listen to find out, but damn this game was depressing.

    When humans get too lonely, they turn into monsters…

    Sea of Solitude takes you on a personal journey of a young woman’s loneliness. Set sail across a beautiful and evolving world, where nothing is quite what it seems. Meet fantastical creatures and monsters, learn their stories, and solve challenges. Explore a flooded city, either by boat, on foot, or by swimming through the water itself. Dare to look what lies beneath the surface, in a haunting struggle of darkness and light, and discover what it truly means to be human.

    Listen to find out how things went, and if you like what you’ve heard, here’s where you can subscribe to the show:

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    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

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    • 46 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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