The Xbox Drive 71 - All Is Fair In Love and Star Wars

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 71! Sean might be done with Red Dead Redemption 2! Luke finished up Steamworld Dig, enjoyed more Realm Royale, and tackled the bugs in Hive Jump. Buckle up and drive safe.

The Playlist

  • Luke: Realm Royale, Hive Jump, Steamworld Dig (on sale), RE2

  • Sean: Resident Evil 2 1-Shot Demo

Braking News

  • Bungie leaves Activision

https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/47569

We Happy Few, Shadow of Mordor, Saints Row: The Third - Bonus cool points if you noticed their twitter feed said “We” “Happy” “Few” in the first word of three tweets in a row. https://majornelson.com/2019/01/16/xbox-game-pass-we-happy-few-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-the-lego-movie-videogame-and-more/

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/one-of-last-years-best-games-is-getting-free-dlc-s/1100-6464374/
DLC Features: https://twitter.com/MattThorson/status/1083920264461570048

  • Forza Removes Carlton and Floss Dance

https://kotaku.com/microsoft-removes-carlton-floss-dances-from-forza-hori-1831780515

Pit Stop Topics

  • Hive Jump impressions

    • “Controid” 16-bit graphics Contra-style gameplay with a mix of Metroidvania in a roguelike that doesn’t feel cruel. Rocking soundtrack. Available on Wii U, Switch, X1

  • Stop Light Reviews from our community

    • Currently awaiting Absolver. We have Aftercharge to give away

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show

  • “Does Xbox need VR in the next gen?” Our Twitter poll accumulated 44 votes.

    • 52% Yes, 48% No

    • From @MrBadBit: YES, PSVR is an amazing piece of tech. Some of my favorite games from last year, Beat Saber, Moss, Astro-Bot  are AWESOME experiences you can’t get anywhere else. It’s not a huge market yet, but the more players like Microsoft that come into VR the better it is for VR as a whole

    • From @NeoLego: "Need".....absolutely not. It is a novelty at best. I don't ever see Xbox making a VR headset, but I do anticipate that there will be headsets compatible with the Next Xbox. I'll be fine just streaming my games to the Quest later this year.

    • From @SecretFriendsU: I think it's a no brainier to have occulus and Vive be supported on Xbox next.  It'll have the hardware strength and be a boon to those headsets.

    • From @HylianTelligent: I don't think they NEED it. But if they do, they need to make the hardware worth it. Least amount of cables possible, comfortable headset. They really should just partner with Oculus.

    • From @BlazeKnight: I'm playing through RE7 right now and I can say that the game is stressful enough without the action being right in my face.
      I also feel like VR is pretty niche in general as it only caters to certain types of games.
      Can you imagine the cost of a 4k VR headset?

Games with Gold

  • Celeste (X1)

  • WRC 6 (X1)

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (X360)

  • Far Cry 2 (X360)

Upcoming Titles:

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (1.18.18)

  • Resident Evil 2 (1.25.18)

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (1.25.18)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri

The Xbox Drive 70 - Before All The News Dropped

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 70! Sean might be done with Red Dead Redemption 2! Luke prepared for Metro: Exodus by playing Last Light and even tried Realm Royale. Buckle up and drive safe.

The Playlist

  • Luke: Realm Royale, Steamworld Dig

  • Sean: Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Braking News

  • Gears Tactics Possibly Coming to Xbox One Despite PC Exclusivity

  • Demos are making a return?

    • Anthem demo is coming

    • Resident Evil 2 “One Shot” demo. 30 minutes of gameplay

    • Devil May Cry 5 non-exclusive demo (different from the formerly available Xbox exclusive one. BTW the game runs at native 4K)

Pit Stop Topics

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri

The Xbox Drive 69- Temporary Death

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 69! Sean might be done with Red Dead Redemption 2! Luke prepared for Metro: Exodus by playing Last Light and even tried Realm Royale. Buckle up and drive safe.

The Playlist

  • Luke: Metro: Last Light, Realm Royale, Battlefield V, Mutant Year Zero

  • Sean: Red Dead Redemption 2, Destiny 2 (Tetris and Spider-Man)

Braking News

  • Game Pass January Slate (initial)

    • Life is Strange S2 Part 1

    • Absolver

    • Just Cause 3

    • Farming Simulator 17

    • Aftercharge

    • Ark: Survival Evolved

  • Will we get another drop of games? Xbox has been doing mid-month drops since October...

Pit Stop Topics

Review a game you played in 2018.

  • 1 From @BravesB_ : Thanks to @XboxGamePass, I got to play Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero. This game nails action platforming magnificently. Beautiful cartoony art style with vibrant colors. Character skill/ability unlockables throughout are always dangling a carrot on a stick to chase. Loved every minute!

  • 2 From Khori @Soulstro: I played hellblade and ashen it was amazing but the game i played that was amazing was pix ark that game is awesome

  • 3 From Jacob Haroldeen @HacHaro231: I finally got into cuphead this year, a little late. The art of the game is amazing but sometimes the difficulty walks the line of frustrating instead of challenging. Excited to peep the dlc next year tho!

  • 4 From Mitch Power @MitchPower1116 [Edited by Luke]: Overcooked 2 is a co-op masterpiece. It brings out the best  in what makes couch co-op gaming so fun. Very rarely has my wife been excited for a game, but when I mentioned Overcooked 2 was installed on the Xbox and ready to play, her eyes lit like Christmas morning. I have never had so much fun playing a couch co op game. 9.9 out of 10 because no game is perfect

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show

The Great January Preview

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition - January 11, 2019 [Bandai Namco Studios, Bandai Namco]

Ace Combat 7: January 18, 2019 [Project, Bandai Namco]

Anthem VIP Demo (Early Access for Pre-Orders) - January 25, 2019 [BioWare, EA]
Resident Evil 2 Remake: January 25, 2019 [Capcom, Capcom]

Kingdom Hearts 3: January 29, 2019 [Square Enix, Square Enix]

Games with Gold

  • Qube 2 (X1)

  • Never Alone (X1)

  • Dragon Age II (X360)

  • Mercenaries (OGX)

Upcoming Titles:

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (1.18.18)

  • Resident Evil 2 (1.25.18)

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (1.25.18)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves

http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri

http://twitch.tv/seancapri

The Xbox Drive 68 - The Xbox Drive Live High Five

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 68! Sean played Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime! Luke wrapped up the campaign of Battlefield V, enjoyed Hellfront: Honeymoon, and played Donut County for some reason. Buckle up and drive safe.

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves

http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri

http://twitch.tv/seancapri

The Xbox Drive 67 - We love Bonnie and Phil

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 67! Sean played a whole bunch of games! Luke experienced two war stories in Battlefield V, visited a chaotic island in Just Cause 4, and enjoyed The Gardens Between’s tale of friendship. Buckle up and drive safe.

The Playlist

  • Luke: Just Cause 4, Battlefield V, The Gardens Between

  • Sean: Below, Red Dead Redemption 2, Forza Horizon 4: Fortune Island, Lovers in a Dangers Spacetime, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.

Braking News

Pit Stop Topics

  • Game Discussions:

    • Battlefield V

    • Just Cause 4

    • The Gardens Between

    • Below

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves

http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri

http://twitch.tv/seancapri

The Xbox Drive 66 - The Winter Solstice of Arcade

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 66! Sean played Dead Cells and Ashen! Luke finished up Sniper Elite 4, ventured with the Strange Brigade and tried out the Mech Combat mayhem of Override. Buckle up and drive safe.

What We’re Playing

  • Luke: Override: Mech City Brawl, Strange Brigade

  • Sean: Horizon Chase Turbo, OnRush, Mutant Year Zero, Dead Cells, Ashen

Braking News

  • Epic Games’ new PC store has massive implications for Play Anywhere as Ashen is not offered on the Microsoft Store.

https://www.windowscentral.com/has-ashen-ditched-xbox-play-anywhere-and-steam-epic-games-exclusivity

  • Winter of Arcade spotlights nine awesome ID@Xbox Games. Get a $5 Gift Card for each game, maximum $40. https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/12/06/id-xbox-winter-of-arcade-features-ashen-below
    Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (12.04)
    Mutant Year Zero [Game Pass, X Enhanced] (12.04)
    Subnautica [X Enhanced] (12.04)
    Ashen [Game Pass, X Enhanced] (12.07)
    Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek (12.07)
    Kingdom Two Crowns (12.12)
    Desert Child (12.12)
    Below [Game Pass, X Enhanced] (12.14)
    Donut County (12.18)

Pit Stop Topics

  • From John Wahl: If you could choose any game studio, internal or 3rd party to resurrect the Perfect Dark series, who would it be? What would that game be like?

  • From Blaze Knight: What Xbox RPGs would you recommend?  What Xbox RPGs is there even?

The Car Pool - Listener Question

  • Antonio Guillen: I would like to hear your thoughts A) What do you think/hope X to announce at Game Awards and during Kinda Funny Games Showcase that would def sell consoles OR B) What did X announce that will def sell consoles?

Games with Gold

  • Qube 2 (X1)

  • Never Alone (X1)

  • Dragon Age II (X360)

  • Mercenaries (OGX)

Upcoming Titles:

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (1.18.18)

  • Resident Evil 2 (1.25.18)

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (1.25.18)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves

http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri

http://twitch.tv/seancapri

The Xbox Drive 65 - Luke Likes Batman

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 65! Sean played Horizon Chase Turbo. Luke tried rolled credits on Steamworld Dig 2 and ventured into the graphic violence of Sniper Elite 4. Buckle up and drive safe.

What We’re Playing

  • Luke: Steamworld Dig 2, Sniper Elite 4

  • Sean: Horizon Chase Turbo

Braking News

Pit Stop Topics

  • Good games that fell short for us in 2018

    • Luke:

      • Far Cry 5, Ruiner

    • Sean:

      • Shadow of the Tomb Raider, The Crew 2

  • Good games we played IN 2018 (not necessarily released)

    • Luke

      • Paladins, Hollow Knight, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, RE7

    • Sean:

      • The Turing Test, Tacoma,The Witcher 3, Superhot.

  • Game Pass spotlight: Shadow Warrior & RAGE  available via Game Pass.

Games with Gold

  • Qube 2 (X1)

  • Never Alone (X1)

  • Dragon Age II (X360)

  • Mercenaries (OGX)

Upcoming Titles:

  • Just Cause 4 (12.4)

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (1.18.18)

  • Resident Evil 2 (1.25.18)

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (1.25.18)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves

http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri

http://twitch.tv/seancapri

The Xbox Drive 64 - Xbox Onesies

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 64! Sean played Fallout 76, Battlefield V, and is nearing the end of Assassin’s Creed. Luke tried his first Final Fantasy game ever, tackled some ID@Xbox titles, and continues to enjoy Black Ops 4 with friends. Buckle up and drive safe.

What We’re Playing

  • Luke: Steamworld Dig 2, FFXVPE, and Horizon Chase Turbo.

  • Sean: Fallout 76, The Long Journey Home, Battlefield V, Star Link.

Braking News

https://www.windowscentral.com/assassins-creed-odyssey-mastery-levels-allow-you-level-till-end-time

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey Legacy of the First Blade, Episode 1: Available December 4. Episodic post-launch content available with $40 Season Pass or with Gold Edition.

https://www.gamespot.com/videos/assassins-creed-odyssey-first-dlc-releases-next-we/2300-6447437/

  • Battlefront 2 free with EA Access

https://www.windowscentral.com/star-wars-battlefront-ii-joins-ea-access-vault

  • Xbox Onesie available on Friday. Fallout 76 version also available.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-onesie-back-and-time-you-can-buy-one

  • Obsidian will reveal new game from two of the original Fallout's creators, Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky.

https://www.windowscentral.com/obsidian-entertainment-teases-upcoming-space-rpg-steampunk-ads

  • inXile working on Wasteland Remaster. Inspired Fallout series.

https://www.windowscentral.com/inxile-entertainment-working-original-wasteland-remaster

Pit Stop Topics

  • Games we’re genuinely planning to get to over the next month (not just backlog stuff)

    • Luke: Sniper Elite 4

    • Sean: Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Game Pass spotlight: Darksiders 1 & 2 are both available via Game Pass

The Car Pool - Listener Questions

  • From Adam Leonhardt: I want to know one thing @MLSReserves hates about the Xbox. There HAS to be something. No backing out just because you’re the most positive person on the face of the planet

  • From @Jim7 - I want to carpool. Have you ever used your phone or tablet as a controller?

Games with Gold

  • Battlefield 1 (11.1 - 11.30)

  • Race The Sun (11.16 - 12.15)

  • Assassin’s Creed (11.1 - 11.15)

  • Dante’s Inferno (11.16 - 11.30)

Upcoming Titles:

  • Battlefield V (11.20)

  • Darksiders 3 (11.27)

  • Just Cause 4 (12.4)

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (1.18.18)

  • Resident Evil 2 (1.25.18)

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (1.25.18)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves

http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri

http://twitch.tv/seancapri

The Xbox Drive 63 - Press X to Thank

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 61! Sean played Assassin’s Creed. Luke continues to enjoy Spyro: Reignited, Mutant Football League, and the back catalog of Game Pass titles. Buckle up and drive safe.

What We’re Playing

  • Luke: AC: Odyssey, Mutant Football League, and Spyro: Reignited.

  • Sean: Assassin’s Creed, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy.

Braking News

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show

  • What are we thankful for in the land of Xbox gaming?

Games with Gold

  • Battlefield 1 (11.1 - 11.30)

  • Race The Sun (11.16 - 12.15)

  • Assassin’s Creed (11.1 - 11.15)

  • Dante’s Inferno (11.16 - 11.30)

Upcoming Titles:

  • Battlefield V (11.20)

Under the Radar:

  • Darksiders 3 (11.27)

  • Just Cause 4 (12.4)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri



The Xbox Drive 62 - X Oh!

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 61! Sean played Assassin’s Creed. Luke tackled Spryo, struggles with the psychological challenges of deleting a game and of course, the two chat X018 reactions. Buckle up and drive safe.

What We’re Playing

  • Luke: AC: Odyssey, Grip:Combat Racing, and Spyro: Reignited.

  • Sean: Assassin’s Creed, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy.

Braking News

  • XO18 brought a slew of announcements. https://kotaku.com/everything-xbox-announced-during-xo18-1830362310/amp?__twitter_impression=true

  • Microsoft acquires two RPG focused studios

    • Obsidian Entertainment (KOTOR, Fallout: New Vegas)

    • InXile (Wasteland, Bard’s Tale)

  • Crackdown 3 release date is February 15, 2019

    • Crackdown 1 available until November 30th, is X Enhanced

  • Game Pass getting a 16 new titles over the next few months. Standouts include

    • PUBG

    • Hellblade

    • Ori 1 and 2

  • 14 titles getting Mouse and Keyboard support. Standouts include

    • DayZ

    • Warframe

    • War Thunder

  • Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4, and State of Decay 2 are each getting new content

    • SoT - The Arena - combat heavy focused gameplay for faster and more competitive experiences

    • SoD2 - Zedhunter update coming with new weapons and…?

    • FH4 - Fortune Island - drift heavy, winding roads with lots of storm effects

Games with Gold

  • Battlefield 1 (11.1 - 11.30)

  • Race The Sun (11.16 - 12.15)

  • Assassin’s Creed (11.1 - 11.15)

  • Dante’s Inferno (11.16 - 11.30)

Upcoming Titles:

  • Hitman 2 (11.13)

  • Fallout 76 (11.14)

  • Battlefield V (11.20)

Under the Radar:

  • Spyro Reignited (11.13)

  • Darksiders 3 (11.27)

  • Just Cause 4 (12.4)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves

http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri

http://twitch.tv/seancapri

The Xbox Drive 61 - Great X0 Expectations

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 61! Sean played Assassin’s Creed. Luke played a number of ID@Xbox titles and he’s got some thoughts on several of them. Buckle up and drive safe.

What We’re Playing

  • Luke: My Memory of Us, Guns Gore and Cannoli 2, Super Volley Blast

  • Sean: Assassin’s Creed

Braking News

  • XO18 is set to for this upcoming weekend.

    • State of Decay 2 updates

    • Forge Expansion for Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    • PUBG news

    • News on Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, and Forza Horizon 4.

    • www.twitter.com/Xbox  

  • Suicide Squad characters have joined PUBG

  • Starlink will be getting more content.

    • Luke’s close personal friends at Starlink are planning to continue support for Starlink. They also congratulated Luke on 1K. Which means they’re BFF.

    • StarlinkGame‏ @StarlinkGame -Congrats on the 1K, pilot! We do plan on continuing to support Starlink. Stay tuned for more information!

The Car Pool - Listener Questions

  • Joseph Moran @MRBadBit - Assuming the Next Box is out by 2020. As leaks and rumors suggest, is there really a reason to buy an Xbox One X. Before you say yeah the “most powerful blah blah” the console is 500 dollars, and it won’t be the most powerful for much longer. Thoughts?... Bawwww.

  • Blaze Knight - What Xbox game do you have the best memories with?]

  • @XboxCanada - We'd love to know if you've found any hidden gems in @XboxGamePass or any titles that everybody needs to try. If you're answer doesn't include #IDARB, you're missing out!

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show

  • Blizzard recently received a wide range of reactions to their mobile Diablo announcement. Reactions ranged from boos in the crowds, snarky comments, to Twitter tirades. How should gamers go about dissenting with game developers, publishers, or decisions in the gamersphere?

Games with Gold

  • Battlefield 1 (11.1 - 11.30)

  • Race The Sun (11.16 - 12.15)

  • Assassin’s Creed (11.1 - 11.15)

  • Dante’s Inferno (11.16 - 11.30)

Upcoming Titles:

  • Hitman 2 (11.13)

  • Fallout 76 (11.14)

  • Battlefield V (11.20)

Under the Radar:

  • Spyro Reignited (11.13)

  • Darksiders 3 (11.27)

  • Just Cause 4 (12.4)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri

The Xbox Drive 60 - Canada Goose Flying V Horse Formation

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 60! Sean played Assassin’s Creed. Luke played so much Starlink..just...so much. Buckle up and drive safe.

What We’re Playing

  • Luke: Starlink, Outlast, Blood Sweat and Pixels

  • Sean: Assassin’s Creed

Braking News

  • ID@Xbox Celebrates Release of 1,000 Titles
    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/10/30/idxbox-hits-1000-title-milestone/

    • 3,000 Studios, 67 countries, $1B in revenue.

    • Examples: Studio MDHR’s Cuphead, Fullbright’s Tacoma, playdead’s INSIDE, Chucklefish’s Stardew Valley, Matt Makes Games’ Celeste, Team17’s Overcooked 2, Dark Star’s Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption

  • Game Pass adds new games for the second week in a row.

    • Grip Combat Racing launches day and date.

    • Olli Olli 2, Sniper Elite 4, Sheltered, Rise and Shine

    • MORE games at XO18

  • Games With Gold has been announced.

    • Battlefield 1 (11.1 - 11.30)

    • Race The Sun (11.16 - 12.15)

    • Assassin’s Creed (11.1 - 11.15)

    • Dante’s Inferno (11.16 - 11.30)

  • Backward Compatibility titles added today.
    http://mjr.mn/BackCompat

    • Just Cause, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today

The Car Pool - Listener Questions

  • John Wahl - A MegaDad - @Wahlnut77

    • Which old, abandoned Xbox franchise do you see being most likely to make a successful comeback in the next few years? Perfect Dark? Viva Piñata? Crimson Skies?

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show

  • Great games vs “Fun” Games

    • Early impressions around the community for Red Dead are suggesting that the game is slow in the beginning, but vastly impressive. It’s certainly a contender for Game of the Year but some are saying simply “it’s not for me”.

    • Does a game need to be “fun” for you to enjoy it? Should everyone try a Last of Us or Red Dead simply for the experience?

Games with Gold

  • Battlefield 1 (11.1 - 11.30)

  • Race The Sun (11.16 - 12.15)

  • Assassin’s Creed (11.1 - 11.15)

  • Dante’s Inferno (11.16 - 11.30)

Upcoming Titles:

  • Hitman 2 (11.13)

  • Fallout 76 (11.14)

  • Battlefield V (11.20)

Under the Radar:

  • Spyro Reignited (11.13)

  • Darksiders 3 (11.27)

  • Just Cause 4 (12.4)

Plugs
Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri
http://patreon.com/makeusbetter

The Xbox Drive 59 - In a Hotel

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 59! Sean played Assassin’s Creed and Forza Horizon 4. Luke played Starlink: Battle For Atlas, Guns Gore & Cannoli 2, and more evergreen titles. Buckle up and drive safe.

Braking News

The Car Pool - Listener Questions

  1. Josh Stapleton @MTTGStreetTeam: People tend to think cartoony games are "Nintendo games" and 3rd person action/adventure are "PlayStation games". What is an "Xbox game" (FPS space shooter like Gears or Halo?), and does first party Xbox exclusives need to focus on those types of games or break the mold?

    1. Juan Pedro Garcia‏ @JPGARCIA04 I tend to think Xbox has hits in almost every category.  Halo halo 1st person shooter, gears third person shooter, Ori is a platform, Forza is racing.

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show [Possible Topics added]

  • What announcements would make X018 worthwhile?

Deals with Gold

  • Spooktober event - LOTS of spooky games on sale for 360 and Xbox One. Of note, many of these titles are available in Game Pass. Their extra content, season passes, and DLC is on sale though.

Games with Gold

Xbox One: Overcooked
Xbox One: Victor Vran
Xbox 360: Stuntman Ignition
Xbox 360: Hitman Blood Money

Upcoming Titles:

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (10.26)

  • Hitman 2 (11.13)

  • Fallout 76 (11.15)

  • Battlefield V (11.20)

Under the Radar:

  • LEGO DC Villains (10.16)

  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (10.16)

  • Soul Calibur VI (10.19)

  • Just Cause 4 (11.3)

  • Spyro Reignited (11.13)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri
http://patreon.com/makeusbetter

The Xbox Drive 58 - Buy It At A High Price

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 58! Sean played Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty. Luke played Black Ops 4 and Forza Horizon 4. Buckle up and drive safe.

Drive By ShoutOuts.

  • Lisa Trott - Community Manager ID@Xbox. @Vooness on Twitter

Braking News

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show

How do you feel when someone doesn't like/love something that you recommended or enjoyed? How do you feel when you're the one left out of the zeitgeist?

  • Adam Leonhardt‏ @theartofadaml The industry is moving too fast. Conversations about games are over within a matter of weeks. Hardly anybody is talking about Tomb Raider, Spider-Man and even Forza anymore and they’re all brand new. Not sure how I feel about this tempo.

Games with Gold

Xbox One: Overcooked
Xbox One: Victor Vran
Xbox 360: Stuntman Ignition
Xbox 360: Hitman Blood Money

Upcoming Titles:

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (10.26)

  • Hitman 2 (11.13)

  • Fallout 76 (11.15)

  • Battlefield V (11.20)

Under the Radar:

  • LEGO DC Villains (10.16)

  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (10.16)

  • Soul Calibur VI (10.19)

  • Just Cause 4 (11.3)

  • Spyro Reignited (11.13)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost


Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri
http://patreon.com/makeusbetter




The Xbox Drive 57 - Sleep Deprivation

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 57! Sean played Hollow Knight. Luke played more Hollow Knight, Forza Horizon 4 and State of Decay Daybreak. Buckle up and drive safe.[Press Record When It Is Safe To Do So]

Drive By ShoutOuts.

  • Hi Rachel Avery!

  • Congrats to Playstation on name changes. Welcome to almost 2006 because you can’t really change your name without sacrificing your firstborn.

Braking News

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show

  • What announcements would make XO18 worthwhile?

    • Splinter Cell?

    • Perfect Dark?

    • Conker?

    • Project Spark?

    • Ryse 2?

  • Why is Luke excited for Starlink?

Deals with Gold [definitely a skippable segment if running long]

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 25% off

    • As predicted...

Games with Gold

Xbox One: Overcooked
Xbox One: Livelock
Xbox 360: Stuntman Ignition
Xbox 360: Hitman Blood Money

Upcoming Titles:

  • Forza Horizon 4 (10.2)

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (10.5)

  • CoD: Black Ops 4 (10.12)

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (10.26)

  • Hitman 2 (11.13)

  • Fallout 76 (11.15)

  • Battlefield V (11.20)

Under the Radar:

  • Mega Man 11 (10.2)

  • WWE 2K18 (10.9)

  • LEGO DC Villains (10.16)

  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (10.16)

  • Soul Calibur VI (10.19)

  • Spyro Reignited (11.13)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri
http://patreon.com/makeusbetter




The Xbox Drive 56 Part B - Reviews, Demos, Spoilercasts, and CARma

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 56b! Sean played Hollow Knight. Luke played Hollow Knight, Pizza Titan Ultra, Jack N’ Jill DX. Plenty of "Braking News,”and a Steady Cruise Control Topic:  

The Car Pool - Quickly Discuss Bonus Episode Idea

  • Antonio Guillen:

  1. Stay with this Tomb Raider series or end the trilogy and reboot & take a break?

  2. Talk about your Forza Horizon 4 launch plans, any Xbox Drive stream?

  3. Kill (Never Play), Marry (Buy Base Game), Love (Buy $300 Ultimate Edition): Forza Horizon 4, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassins Creed Odyssey

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show [Possible Topics added]

  • Do reviews influence your enjoyment of a game?

    • Do you look at reviews ahead of time? After? How about spoilercasts?

  • How long should demos be?

    • EA Access 10 hours versus a 30 minute demo, 2 hours, only a level or section?

Deals with Gold [definitely a skippable segment if running long]

  • Huge sale on Indie titles including:

    • Owlboy, Dead Cells, Axiom Verge, Stardew Valley, Hyper Light Drifter

Upcoming Titles:

  • Forza Horizon 4 (10.2)

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (10.5)

  • CoD: Black Ops 4 (10.12)

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (10.26)

  • Hitman 2 (11.13)

  • Fallout 76 (11.15)

  • Battlefield V (11.20)

Under the Radar:

  • Mega Man 11 (10.2)

  • WWE 2K18 (10.9)

  • LEGO DC Villains (10.16)

  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (10.16)

  • Soul Calibur VI (10.19)

  • Spyro Reignited (11.13)

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri
http://patreon.com/makeusbetter

The Xbox Drive 56 Part A - Car Crash

Sorry for this broken ass episode you guys. I feel awful about this. It’s a great conversation about the games we played this week but I feel like I let y’all down. I’ll make it up to you, somehow.

- Sean

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 56! Sean played Hollow Knight. Luke played Hollow Knight, Pizza Titan Ultra, Jack N’ Jill DX. Plenty of "Braking News,”and a Steady Cruise Control Topic:  

Watchu Playin’: Brought To You By Fluxtaposed

Luke: Hollow Knight, Forza Horizon 4, Pizza Titan Ultra, Jack N’ Jill DX
Sean:Hollow Knight, Forza Horizon 4, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Plugs

Luke:
http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean:
http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri
http://patreon.com/makeusbetter

The Xbox Drive 55 - Forza Hori-Sean 4

iTunes: https://goo.gl/CMv4fr Google Play: https://goo.gl/3Z3ege

Support on Patreon: http://patreon.com/makeusbetterJoin the Discord: https://discord.gg/DM7CvMB

The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 55! Sean played Forza Horizon 4 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Luke played Infinite Warfare and Skyforce: Reloaded. Plenty of "Braking News,”and a Steady Cruise Control Topic:

Drive By ShoutOuts.

 

Backseat Xbox Driver [we’re wrong]

 

Will we play this game together?

Hollow Knight - Tell Luke about this game (I’ve never played it)

Star Link - Launches 10.16, multiplatform….do Xbox gamers care?

Braking News

Inside Xbox on 9.25 brought lots of news… so keep your wits about you.

Xbox Avatars are currently in the Insider Ring but will be launching for standard users in October https://www.windowscentral.com/all-biggest-announcement-inside-xbox

GAME PASS and Games With Gold Announced.

Game Pass: Wolfenstein: The New Order, Metro 2033 Redux, Forza Horizon 4, Westerado: Double Barreled, Lego Indiana Jones, Split/Second, and Shantae: Half-Genie

Games With Gold: Overcooked!, Stuntman: Ignition, Victor Vran, and Hitman: Blood Money https://www.windowscentral.com/all-biggest-announcement-inside-xbox

Mouse and Keyboard Support unlocked for developers to use.

Title by Title basis

First game to use it will be Warframe

Razer is a partner, though nearly ALL USB peripherals are useable

This does NOT mean that Microsoft is requiring games to utilize it. https://www.windowscentral.com/all-biggest-announcement-inside-xbox

Xbox Now getting a Fornite bundle like all the other systems. Only important because it’s now the world’s most popular game and it is not locking out marketing bundles.

Sony now is now allowing cross-play. Fornite now in Beta.

What does this mean for third party marketing/exclusive deals?

Call of Duty? Battlefield? FIFA? https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/26/17905146/sony-fortnite-ps4-cross-play-support

The Car Pool - Quickly Discuss Bonus Episode Idea

Antonio Guillen:

Stay with this Tomb Raider series or end the trilogy and reboot & take a break?

Talk about your Forza Horizon 4 launch plans, any Xbox Drive stream?

Kill (Never Play), Marry (Buy Base Game), Love (Buy $300 Ultimate Edition): Forza Horizon 4,

Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassins Creed Odyssey

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show

XO18 (Pronounced EX-OH) on 11.10

A fanfest from years prior, legacy based. Rivals PSX in terms of idea.

Will be held in Mexico City. Previous locations have included Barcelona, showing that MS is working on continuing its “worldwide” brand.

Expecting both first and third party announcements.

Luke has heard that Playground is working on Fable 4

Joking aside, will we see Battletoads?

Crackdown 3 playable?

Deals with Gold [definitely a skippable segment if running long]

Destiny 2 Expansion Pass is $10 (50% off)

Upcoming Titles:

Forza Horizon 4 (10.2)

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (10.5)

CoD: Black Ops 4 (10.12)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (10.26)

Hitman 2 (11.13)

Fallout 76 (11.15)

Battlefield V (11.20)

Games with Gold

Xbox One: Prison Architect (September 1 to September 30)Xbox One: Livelock (September 16 to October 15) Xbox 360: LEGO Star Wars 3 (September 1 to September 15) Xbox 360: Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World (September 16 to September 30)

Plugs

Luke: http://twitter.com/MLSReserves http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean: http://twitter.com/seancapri http://twitch.tv/seancapri http://patreon.com/makeusbetter

The Xbox Drive 54 - Buying DLC For Games You Don't Own

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 54! Sean played the Forza Horizon 4 Demo and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Luke played a lot...SoD: Daybreak DLC, Transference, and Blackout.  Plenty of "Braking News,”and a Steady Cruise Control Topic:

Drive By ShoutOuts.

  • @zeroJay on Twitter- developer of Transference who jumped in my stream and said hello

  • Ed Placencia: Foot in the Door Podcast (http://www.footinthedoorpod.com/)

  • HypeCast! Antonio Guillen’s new show

Backseat Xbox Driver [we’re wrong]

  • Kevin Austin - you can stream to Twitch directly from your Xbox One. Last week, we said only Mixer.

Will we play this game together?

Braking News

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/forza-horizon-4-vehicle-list-includes-james-bond-d/1100-6461729/

  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands Free Weekend September 20–23.

The Car Pool

  • Antonio Guillen:

  1. Stay with this Tomb Raider series or end the trilogy and reboot & take a break?

  2. Talk about your Forza Horizon 4 launch plans, any Xbox Drive stream?

  3. Kill (Never Play), Marry (Buy Base Game), Love (Buy $300 Ultimate Edition): Forza Horizon 4,

  4. Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassins Creed Odyssey

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show

  • Joel Brooks: How do you feel about buying DLC for a game you didn’t buy? Pertaining to Game Pass owners.

Deals with Gold

  • 1st Party Sale

    • Halo, Gears, Crackdown, State of Decay, Sea of Thieves

  • Sunset Overdrive

Upcoming Titles:

  • Forza Horizon 4 (10.2)

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (10.5)

  • CoD: Black Ops 4 (10.12)

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (10.26)

  • Fallout 76 (11.15)

  • Battlefield V (11.20)

Games with Gold

Xbox One: Prison Architect (September 1 to September 30)
Xbox One: Livelock (September 16 to October 15)
Xbox 360: LEGO Star Wars 3 (September 1 to September 15)
Xbox 360: Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World (September 16 to September 30)

Plugs

Luke: http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost


Sean: http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri
http://patreon.com/makeusbetter

The Xbox Drive 53 - Will Xbox Ever Have a GOTY Exclusive?

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 53! Sean played the Battlefield V Beta, Destiny 2, and SkyForce Reloaded. Luke played Spider-Man, Giana Sisters, Braid and Earthfall.  Plenty of "Braking News,”and a Steady Cruise Control Topic.

Drive By ShoutOuts.

  • WINNER OF SIX MONTHS OF GAME PASS: BRYAN SCOTT (@BRAVESB_)

  •  Andrew Gonzales (@AJGVulture89)

Will we play this game together?

  • NHL 19 - Luke downloaded the trial to play against Sean.

Braking News

  • Xbox One Now Connects to Alexa and Cortana Devices

https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/09/06/xbox-one-now-connects-to-alexa-and-cortana-devices

The Car Pool

  • SuperFriendsUnite: Do you ever think Xbox will ever have a GOTY Exclusive?  Is that what the new AAAA studio will focus on?

Cruise Control - Topic of the Show

  • When or how should games be considered for Game of the Year? Sea of Thieves launched to mediocrity, but its content updates have given some cause for revisiting it. Should “living” games be allowed re-review, does the launch version exclusively have rights to GOTY?

    • Examples: Sea of Thieves, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, etc.

Deals with Gold [definitely a skippable segment if running long]

  • Ubisoft super sale: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry

  • Battlefield and Titanfall sales

Games with Gold

Xbox One: Prison Architect (September 1 to September 30)
Xbox One: Livelock (September 16 to October 15)
Xbox 360: LEGO Star Wars 3 (September 1 to September 15)
Xbox 360: Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World (September 16 to September 30)

Plugs

Luke: http://twitter.com/MLSReserves
http://mixer.com/insipidghost

Sean: http://twitter.com/seancapri
http://twitch.tv/seancapri
http://patreon.com/makeusbetter