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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the long-known-about sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, has finally been announced. We discuss what we want to see out of Respawn's upcoming next-gen sequel. Plus: lamenting the very serious reason for the latest Xbox exclusive to get delayed, Ryan gushes over Ninja Gaiden as the entire series hits Xbox Game Pass, and more!

00:00:00 - Intro & Housekeeping
00:08:52 - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Announced for 2023!
00:25:09 - Replaced Delayed to 2023
00:44:41 - New Game Pass and Games with Gold for June
00:54:22 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro

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Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

We look back at the Fall of 2007 and discuss: was it the best 90 days of any console ever? From August 21-November 21, 2007 we got Halo 3, Mass Effect, BioShock, The Orange Box, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - all in a 90-day window. There were also a number of other really good games in that same window: Assassin's Creed 1, Project Gotham Racing 4, Blue Dragon, Eternal Sonata, and more! Join us as we look back on one of the greatest stretches in the history of gaming. Plus: spoiler-free Halo TV Series season 1 reactions.

00:00:00 - Intro
00:04:21 - Halo TV Season 1 Impressions
00:12:39 - The Xbox 360's Greatest 3-Month Stretch
00:45:20 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Next Gen Coming Soon!
00:51:00 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro

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After Starfield and Redfall both got delayed out of 2022 on the same day, we discuss why Xbox fans are understandably frustrated with the lack of major first-party exclusives this year. Next year does look amazing - and we discuss that in detail - but we also talk about how many fans are tired of being told "Wait until next year." Can the Xbox Showcase provide any immediate answers? Join us!

00:00:00 - Intro
00:01:39 - Redfall and Starfield Delayed to 2023!
00:10:08 - How Does 2022 Look Like So Far?
00:48:14 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro

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Spawn on Me's Kahlief Adams joins us to discuss a busy week of Xbox news, from EA seemingly accidentally revealing Shepard's return to Mass Effect (do we even want Shepard back? Are we hyped for this?), where Activision can take Sledgehammer's Call of Duty games from here after the disappointing Vanguard, Gotham Knights leaving Xbox One behind, Clippy in Halo Infinite, and more!

00:00:00 - Intro & Commander Shepard Returning?
00:26:30 - Activision On Call of Duty Vanguard's Underperforming Sales
00:50:35 - Gotham Knights No Longer Releasing For PS4 and Xbox One
00:59:40 - Halo Infinite's Season 2 Adds Clippy!
01:03:50 - Resident Evil Re:Verse Potential Release
01:09:15 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro

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With Microsoft announcing the date for its upcoming Xbox-Bethesda Showcase, we waste no time in making our first round of predictions for the event. From Hellblade 2 to Starfield to Forza Motorsport to Gears 6 and more, we discuss what we think might happen at the biggest Xbox event of the year. Plus: we attempt to unravel the head-scratching mystery that is Embracer Group buying a few Square Enix studios and franchises, including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and Thief.

00:00:00 - Intro & Xbox Showcase Predictions!
00:50:55 - Embracer Group Acquires a Handful of Square Enix Studios
01:13:48 - Game Pass Games for May & more!
01:14:53 - Unlocked Block Trivia & Outro

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