The Xbox Two Podcast
By Rand & Jez
The Xbox Two PodcastAug 29, 2023
280: Xbox @ Gamescom, Xbox Series S drama, Starfield leaks, Phil Spencer interviewed
Jez and Rand gear up for another Xbox Two super show. This week, we discuss the big Gamescom blowout, with hands-on impressions with Towerborne and other upcoming Xbox games. We discuss the latest round of Xbox Series S "FUD" and the on-going negativity orbiting Starfield and its leaks. We also discuss Phil Spencer's interview with IGN, and much more.
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Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro and Housekeeping 00:20:00 - Starfield arrest and review cycle 00:30:00 - Certain Affinity Lobo/Tatanka 00:45:15 - Jez at Gamescom 01:18:46 - Phil Spencer Interview - Mid Gen Upgrade, 4 Big Games A Year, Baldur's Gate 3 02:32:20 - Starfield discourse 02:41:20 - Xbox ABK Deal restructured 03:00:20 - Patreon Question and Closing
XB2 (ep. 9): Talking Xbox with COLIN MORIARTY!
FIRST AIRED August 15, 2023, on http://PATREON.com/XB2! Join Jez and Rand on a big discussion on Xbox and the future of gaming with Colin Moriarty of Sacred Symbols and Last Stand Media! We discuss Xbox Game Pass, Starfield, the way Xbox and PlayStation's direction converges and diverges, and much more. Follow Colin on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/longislandviper
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279: Starfield hype, Starfield hate, Xbox 360 dies, Gamescom
Jez and Rand gear up for another Xbox Two show! This week, we talk Starfield, the death of the Xbox 360, Gamescom 2023, and much more!
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00:00:00 - Intro
00:05:00 - XB2+1 with Colin Moriarty
00:10:00 - Starfield review dates
00:23:00 - Baldur's Gate 3, what we've been playing
00:53:00 - Hi-Fi Rush, 2023 the best gaming year for over a decade? Game delays.
01:10:00 - Linus Tech Tips drama, Starfield Info, IGN vs. SEO
01:50:00 - Review bombing and fanboys, Certain Affinity at Gamescom, Embracer in trouble
02:25:00 - Xbox 360 deaded, Xbox new enforcement system
02:50:00 - Patreon Q&A.
278: Xbox ABK approval, Killer Instinct returns, Baldur's Gate 3 hype, Red Dead Take Two greed
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Jez and Rand gear up for another XB2 podcast show! This week, we discuss XB2 inching towards approval, Killer Instinct's revival, PS5 Slim rumors, and much more.
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00:00:00 - Intro
00:07:35 - Baldur's Gate 3
00:18:00 - Red Dead Redemption 'Remaster" & Baldur's Gate 3 discourse.
00:51:00 - Forza Motorsport legacy features, Halo Infinite good now?
01:32:00 - KI IS BACK. PS5 Slim, Starfield marketing.
02:01:00 - Quake 2 Remaster, ABK approved by NZ, Stalker 2 release date leaked?
02:23:00 - Avowed, Atlas Fallen thoughts.
02:48:00 - Patreon Q&A.
277: Xbox's Gamescom event, Starfield 'hate', Baldur's Gate 3 dominates
Jez and Rand gear up for another Xbox Two Podcast! This week, Jez and Rand talk Baldur's Gate 3's runaway success, Xbox @ Gamescom, the run of Starfield FUD, and much more.
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TIMESTAMPS 00:08:00 - Xbox @ ONL (Gamescom)
00:14:00 - Faux Starfield concern v BG3 Dichotomy, Armored Core Preview, Tatanka rumors.
00:34:00 - Xbox going big at Gamescom, Quake reboot and exclusivity
00:58:00 - Xbox future market share, Transformers return, Hideki Kamiya talks JRPGs.
02:00:00 - EA & Jedi Survivor, Nintendo Switch back compat, EA 2:17:00
02:17:00 - PATREON Q&A.
276: Xbox to buy SEGA?! Square Enix rejoins Xbox, PS5 Pro, Remnant 2, Oblivion remake?
Jez and Rand gear up for another Xbox Two, slightly late due to Rand needing some beauty sleep ...
This week, we talk Xbox's next big acquisition, the huge news of Square Enix rejoining Xbox, Xbox's hardware "crisis" and the Xbox Series S debate, rumors of an Oblivion remake, Remnant 2, and much more.
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00:00:00 - START.
00:20:00 - Remnant 2 thoughts. Hands-on with Armored Core 6 thoughts.
00:33:00 - Superchats. Xbox hardware sales figures and "crisis." Starfield marketing. PS5 Pro.
01:14:00 - Xbox Series S "gamble." Final Fantasy comes back to Xbox.
02:05:00 - Superchat. Gamescom, TGS, and Immortals Fenyx Rising canceled. New Xbox dashboard.
02:45:00 - Patreon Q&A.
275: Xbox-ABK deal delayed, PlayStation folds, Xbox Game Pass Core
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Jez and Rand gear up for another fun week in gaming news. This week, we discuss Xbox Game Pass Core, the delay to the Xbox-ABK deal closing, PlayStation signing up for Xbox's Call of Duty deal, and much more.
TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 - START, Blizzard problems. With MS remove Diablo Immortal's pay-to-win? 00:23:00 - PS5 Pro? Xbox Series X Elite? 00:40:00 - Classic Call of Duty returns. ABK nostalgia. 01:07:00 - Xbox One vision was CORRECT! Gamescom? 01:22:00 - PlayStation deals with Xbox. 01:52:00 - Xbox Game Pass Core. 02:22:35 - Patreon Q&As.
274: Xbox BIG FTC victory, Lina Khan roasted, FTC appeal, with guests!
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Jez and Rand gear up for the next Xbox Two Podcast. This week, we're joined by Gaz, Colt, and Cognito, Parris Lilly, and MORE surprise guests to discuss the FTC drama, and Xbox's win LIVE during the show.
We talk FTC chief Lina Khan's congress hearing, and get into the latest rumors from the Xbox landscape, and celebrate the future of Xbox!
273: Xbox WINS vs. the FTC, CMA pivot, The "Xbox Illuminati"
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Jez and Rand gear up for a VERY rare Tuesday Xbox Two Podcast! We talk the failure of the FTC to win its block on Xbox, the UK regulator backing down, Xbox conspiracy theories, and MUCH more!
(Apologies for the lack of timestamps, this episode was unexpected and chaotic!)
272: Xbox vs. FTC, Xbox wants Sega and Square Enix, FTC protecting Sony, industry secrets
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Jez and Rand get into it for another big Xbox Two Podcast! This week, we discuss the hilarious drama at the Xbox vs. FTC court battle, the revelation that Xbox wants to buy up basically every company/studio in existence, and the juicy secrets inside internal emails.
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00:00:00 - START. 00:25:00 - Game Pass is "value destructive"? FTC tactics. Will the judge grant the injunction? 00:58:00 - Superchats: Microsoft to buy Sega? What genres are missing from the Xbox lineup? Starfield hype grows. 2:20:00 - Xbox's plan B? 2:45:00 - Call of Duty Christmas skin?! Patreon Q&A.
XB2+1 (Ep. 8): Talking Xbox, Starfield, and MORE with Parris!
Welcome to episode 8 of XB2+1, the guest show spin-off of the Xbox Two Podcast! Aired first on June 20, 2023, we caught up with @kindafunny 's Parris Lilly to talk Xbox's 2023 games showcase, his interview with Starfield's Todd Howard, the energy in LA, and much much more! Aired FIRST on XB2 Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/XB2 Follow Parris on Twitter! https://twitter.com/vicious696 Follow Kinda Funny XCast: @kindafunny Follow GamerTag Radio: https://twitter.com/gamertagradio
271: Xbox vs. FTC, PlayStation caught lying, Indiana Jones, Phil Spencer speaks
Jez and Rand gear up for the latest episode of the Xbox Two Podcast! This week, it's all about the big Xbox vs. FTC court case. PlayStation gets caught in a lie, and Microsoft reveals Indiana Jones is exclusive to Xbox. We discuss Phil Spencer's comments, latest Starfield news, and much more.
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00:00:00 - START.
00:21:00 - Superchats. Elder Scrolls 6 on Xbox Series X|S 2? Microsoft purchased Zynga.
00:41:00 - Diablo IV thoughts. Lies of P. Rand hates seasoning?
01:16:00 - Rand plays Final Fantasy 16. Xbox raises prices. FTC vs. Xbox.
01:45:00 - Indiana goes exclusive. FTC and Lyin' Flyin' Jim "dance moves" Ryan.
02:30:00 - Patreon Q&A.
270: Xbox Showcase 2023 DOMINANCE, Starfield, Fable discourse, and more!
Jez and Rand are joined by Lord Cognito, Miles Dompier, and ColtEastwood to discuss the Xbox Showcase in this annual tradition episode! We discuss our favorite games of the show, get into the Starfield 30 FPS discourse, Fable and Avowed visuals, and much more.
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SPECIAL: Xbox Games Showcase 2023 reactions, Starfield impressions, and more!
Jez and Rand get together for a surprise Xbox Two Podcast special! We react to the Xbox Showcase 2023, Starfield, discuss happenings from LA, and much more!
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269: Xbox Showcase 2023 HYPE, Showcase "leaks," and Summer Game Fest
With Jez out in LA for the showcase, Rand is joined by Saucemaster in Chief Gaz to discuss the week's happening in the land of Xbox. The duo gets into the hype around the Xbox 2023 Showcase, the reports of leaks and expectations, and the Geoff Keighley Summer Game Fest!
XB2+1 (Ep. 7): Talking Xbox and PlayStation with Mr. Bad Bit!
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268: Xbox Showcase Predictions, Diablo IV, Redfall development, CMA drama
Join Jez and Rand for the big Xbox (not E3) Showcase Predictions! We run through our expectations for Microsoft's big June Xbox show, discuss reports of Redfall's development issues, get into the latest CMA ABK drama, and much more!
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00:00:00 - START: Superchats! Fable RUMORS / teasing?! Fallout 4 HD, Fallout TV show?!
01:21:00 - What we've been playing this week. Diablo 4, Warhammer 40K: Boltgun, Planet of Lana. Redfall development disaster report. Rand Al Criminal story.
02:00:00 - Xbox Showcase 2023 Predictions.
03:00:00 - Q&A
03:38:00 - Xbox ABK Drama
267: PlayStation Showcase disappoints, Xbox Showcase hype grows, Xbox appeals CMA decision
Jez and Rand are back! And this week, we discuss the fallout from PlayStation's Showcase, the hype building for the Xbox Showcase, Microsoft appeals to the CMA, and much more!
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00:00:00 - INTRO. Superchats: PlayStation Showcase impressions, Naughty Dog Factions delayed. Planet of Lana impressions. Dragon's Dogma 1, Diablo 1 impressions (lol). Will Armored Core sell well?
00:35:00 - Starfield questions. Where's Xbox Series X stock? FOAMstars?!
01:00:00 - Embracer fallout. Xbox fans "BEG" for Inspector Gadget. Clickbait games journalism?!
01:20:00 - PlayStation Showcase vs. Xbox Showcase.
02:30:00 - CMA "corruption," Microsoft appeals to the CAT for Xbox ABK. 02:47:00 - Patreon Q&A.
266: Activision-Xbox deal APPROVED, PlayStation and Xbox Showcase, Starfield under pressure
Jez and Rand are back with another Xbox Two Podcast! This week, we discuss China and the European Commission approving the ABK deal for Xbox, we talk the astronomical pressure content creators are putting on Starfield, and we get into the latest rumors around the big don't-call-it-E3-E3-period!
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00:00:00 - START! SUPERCHATS: Showcase predictions, holding the line, Xbox roadmap? 01:00:00 - The Coalition being awesome. Quakecon? Star Wars Jedi Survivor. SCALEBOUND?! 01:50:00 - ABK, CMA, EU, China. 02:30:00 - Fake Xbox showcases. Mid-gen upgrades? 02:55:00 - Patreon Q&A.
265: Xbox backlash, MGS3, Starfield, Mortal Kombat 1, "Xbox handheld"
It's time for another Xbox Two! Jez and Rand clarify the rumors about Metal Gear Solid 3, discuss Mortal Kombat 1, the ASUS ROG Ally, Starfield, the on-going Xbox backlash, and much more!
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TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 - START. 00:18:00 - Superchats: Zelda reactions. E3 expectations, and navigating leaks. Halo and nostalgia. 01:16:00 - Superchats: Is Redfall a conspiracy?! Xbox's ability to deliver. 01:38:00 - Metal Gear Solid 3 rumors, State of Decay 2 update, Sony on quality control. Mortal Kombat 1. 02:35:00 - Starfield ESRB. ABK latest. ASUS ROG Ally. 03:00:00 - Patreon questions.
XB2+1 (Ep. 6) Talking Xbox with Iron Lords' King David!
First aired last week on our Patreon, join Jez and Rand with Iron Lords Podcast's King David. We talk the ABK fallout, statues, and much more. Follow King David on Twitter: @KingDavidOTW, and visit Iron Lords on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/IronLordsPodcastRoundtable!
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264: The State of Xbox, Phil Spencer interviewed, Redfall fallout, Xbox showcase
Time for another Xbox Two Podcast! This week, Jez and Rand discuss the "outrage" surrounding Redfall, Phil Spencer's interview with XCast, and much more.
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00:00:00 - START. Superchats: Hellblade 2 in 2023? Interpretations of Phil's comments. Xbox One vs. Nintendo Switch sales recovery.
00:50:00 - Phil Spencer's comments.
01:22:00 - Thoughts on Redfall. And the Redfallout, and Xbox's process.
02:45:00 - Xbox Showcase. Phil "outconsoling" PlayStation.
03:11:00 - Patreon Q&A.
263: ABK BLOCKED, Hi-Fi Rush success, Xbox's future
Jez and Rand are BACK for another Xbox Two super show! This week, we talk ABK deal block drama, Hi-Fi Rush' success, Xbox Game Pass "viability," the future of Xbox, and much more.
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00:00:00 - Start. AAA games too expensive to make? People being down on Xbox.
01:10:00 - What we've been playing this week: Ghostwire Tokyo. Dead Island 2. Prodeus. Age of Wonders 4.
01:30:00 - Hi-Fi Rush success, Xbox Game Pass.
02:00:00 - Activision Blizzard deal blocked.
02:55:00 - Patreon Q&As.
262: Xbox Showcase details, Redfall PR nightmare, PlayStation exclusivities questioned
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Join Jez and Rand for another bumper Xbox Two Podcast show! This week, we discuss the controversy surrounding Redfall's 30 FPS revelation and if it's actually a big deal, the US government increasingly questions Sony's business practices around PlayStation, we talk Xbox Showcase details, thoughts on Ghostwire Tokyo and Minecraft Legends, and much more!
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00:00:00 - START!
00:12:00 - Superchats: Sensationalism over Redfall, Bethesda's independence, will Banjo come back? Sega + Rovio? The Coalition denies Ortega is back at the company. Toxic Redfall debaters. FFXVI envy. Should Microsoft get timed AAA exclusives?
00:58:00 - Xbox achievements, dashboard updates. Minecraft Legends thoughts. Ghostwire thoughts.
01:26:57 - Xbox exclusives on other platforms. Redfall's bad week.
02:28:00 - Xbox Showcase + Starfield Direct. PC Game Pass expanding, new dashboard design. US Senator asks for PlayStation exclusivity deals. LawBreakers RETURNS?!
03:10:00 - Q&A.
261: Sony complains, Xbox vs. Square Enix, Xbox at E3, RIP E3
Time for another big Xbox Two podcast! This week, Jez and Rand talk Square Enix's continued snubbery of Xbox, the latest complaints from Sony about the Xbox + ABK deal, and much, much more!
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00:00:00 - START
00:12:00 - What games we've been playing this week: Persona 5, Forza Rally DLC. SIFU. Resident Evil 4.
00:43:00 - Who will run ABK ? Too many remakes? Square Enix issues.
01:09:00 - New SSD for Xbox?! PS5 mid-gen upgrade? PlayStation HANDHELD?
01:45:00 - Starfield custom Xbox controller, custom console? Xbox bethesda show naming?
02:03:00 - Jim Ryan throws PlayStation studios under the bus. Quantum Break delisted?! Xbox Game Pass Family Plan?! Emulators on Xbox dead.
03:01:00 - E3 dead.
03:21:00 - Patreon Q&A session.
XB2+1 (Ep. 5) Talking Xbox-ABK with @FOSSPatents Florian Mueller!
THE FIFTH XBOX TWO PLUS SHOW is HERE! Our third guest is the ILLUSTRIOUS Florian Mueller of FossPatents! Listen to us get into the nitty-gritty of everything ABK-Xbox in this highly informational episode. Follow Florian on Twitter @FossPatents! This show aired first LIVE on Patreon earlier in the week. Get this show and more first over here: http://patreon.com/XB2!
260: Xbox ABK deal APPROVED?! Redfall exclusivity, Hellblade 2, Starfield vs. Spider-man 2
Time for another Xbox Two extravaganza! Welcome to episode 260, where we revel in the CMA's sudden discovery of its four brain cells. We also discuss the drama revolving around Redfall's exclusivity, Starfield going head to head with Spider-man 2, Hellblade 2 tech and hype, and much more!
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00:00:00 - START
00:12:00 - Superchats: Will Xbox Game Pass be marketed to Sony games now? Diablo IV queues. Get well soon Colt! Xbox to make a fresh E3 show for ABK? Will Sony still sign up for Call of Duty?
00:38:00 - Superchats: Will Warcraft come to Xbox? Jez's headaches. Call of Duty Xbox bundles? Xbox buying studios in Japan?
01:15:00 - Superchats: State of Decay 3 thoughts. ABK to give Xbox more exclusives? Sony wants PSVR2 support from Xbox?
01:49:00 - Redfall exclusivity and previews.
02:19:00 - Hellblade 2.
02:30:00 - Starfield vs. Spider-man 2. Turtles game?!
02:45:00 - The CMA gives in on Activision.
03:17:00 - Q&A.
259: PS5 Pro and Xbox Series XL?! Sony gets called out, Resident Evil 4, Diablo IV beta
It's time for another Xbox Two supershow! This week, Rand and Jez discuss the rumors of the PS5 Pro and whether Xbox should make one too. We talk about Resident Evil 4, ExoPrimal, and the Diablo IV beta. We discuss the latest happenings in the ABK deal, and how most third-party developers seem to be in favor of the deal. And much more!
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Apologies for the technical issues in this episode, we had to cancel mid-stream and start it over cus of an issue with Rand's PC. We lost the timestamps too as a result of this. Will be back to normal next week since we discovered the issue and have fixed it.
258: Starfield delay, regulators vs. reality, Xbox SSD fails
Join Jez and Rand for another big Xbox Two supershow! This week, we discuss Wo Long and a range of other random topics, as well as Starfield's "delay," this week's latest ABK drama and Sony's comments to regulators, and much more!
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00:00:00 - START.
00:17:00 - SUPERCHATS.
00:49:00 - Xbox's SSD problem.
01:05:00 - Forspoken on Xbox? Wo Long thoughts. RE4 demo.
01:23:00 - Starfield delayed.
02:27:00 - This week's ABK drama.
03:02:00 - Q&A.
XB2+1 (Ep. 4) Talking Xbox with SPAWNWAVE!
Here's this month's XB2+1 show on audio! Join Rand and Jon from Spawnwave to discuss all things Xbox and gaming! Spawnwave is a prolific gaming YouTuber you should definitely subscribe to, for the latest news updates and much more.
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257: Microsoft to SELL Xbox?! Xbox Activision deal approval?! PlayStation's BIG LOSS?! STARFIELD?!
Time for another Xbox Two supershow! This week, catch up with Rand and Jez as we discuss the latest drama around Xbox. Comments that Microsoft could SELL Xbox, rumors that the EU is gearing up to approve the Xbox + Activision deal, PlayStation gets a subpoena, where's the Starfield direct?! and much, much more!
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00:00:00 - START.
00:05:00 - Wo Long thoughts. Octopath Traveller (?!?!), Atomic Heart.
00:32:00 - Jez's horse in the Activision race. Xbox's mobile strategy?
00:46:00 - Starfield event, where?! Starfield launch date. FFXVI vs. Starfield.
01:10:35 - Microsoft to SELL Xbox?! Regulatory issues.
01:44:00 - Avowed and Hellblade 2 coming next after Starfield?! Pax Dei and Project Fantasy.
02:04:00 - EU to approve the deal?! FTC forced to reveal documents?
02:36:00 - Sony exclusives. Xbox games delayed vs. Xbox games quality.
03:09:00 - Phil interview, Xbox Game Studios quality and cultural relevance.
03:16:00 - Q&A.
256: Xbox & Nintendo Deal, Xbox Activision Event, Baldur's Gate 3, Starfield Direct
Jez and Rand gear up for another XB2 super show! This week, we discuss the major Xbox + Activision event in Brussells and Jez's trip over there, we talk Xbox and Nintendo and what it means for Xbox fans, the drama surrounding Baldur's Gate 3, and what about a Starfield Developer_Direct?!
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00:00:00 - START
00:10:00 - Gears 6, Jez sucks at being a journalist, Suicide Squad is Crackdown 4?!
00:45:00 - Why Suicide Squad and not Justice League? Xbox Game Pass having a great stretch. Atomic Heart thoughts.
01:13:06 - Xbox Series S power? Xbox + Activision event.
02:05:00 - Xbox Series X stock? What influence could Microsoft have if it buys ABK?
02:18:00 - Starfield Developer_Direct?
02:32:00- Xbox Game Pass Family Plan expands. Shinji Mikami leaves, Baldur's Gate 3 and the Xbox Series S.
02:37:00 - Q&A.
255: Xbox Game Pass 'cannibalization,' Xbox dying but also a monopoly, Wild Hearts, Hogwarts Legacy
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00:00:00 - START!
00:11:00 - Wild Hearts, Like a Dragon: Ishin, Hogwarts Legacy at The Game Awards.
00:36:00 - Starfield leaked photo?!
01:00:00 - Redfall physical disc drama.
01:21:00 - Starfield leaked photo fake. lol
01:26:00 - Superchats: Indiana Jones exclusivity? Do we care more about Call of Duty if it's part of Xbox?
01:40:00 - Starfield launch window, Perfect Dark, Fable, game expenses.
01:58:00 - Xbox Game Pass CANNIBALIZES sales? Xbox fans trolled by the mean old media?!
02:51:00 - What is Xbox's plan B?
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254: Xbox vs. CMA, Hogwarts Legacy, Ubisoft+ coming?
XB2+1 (ep. 3): Talking Xbox with JEFF GRUBB!
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