The Xbox Drive 73 - Luke Loves Lore

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The Most HorsePowerful Podcast On The Internet, The Xbox Drive is back with Episode 73! Sean played the Anthem demo! Luke visited Arkham Asylum again, took to the skies in Ace Combat 7, and heard the Anthem of Creation. Buckle up and drive safe.

The Playlist

  • Luke: Ace Combat 7, Arkham Asylum, Anthem Demo

  • Sean: Anthem Demo, Never Alone 1K, Realm Royale

Braking News

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 has launched. Yay nerds! The game lands at 88 on Metacritic meaning that at least critically, fans are getting a well made game.

  • Nintendo’s Damon Baker joins Microsoft as Head of Portfolio for Xbox

    • Microsoft has hired vets of Red Dead 2, God of War, Tomb Raider and more high profiles over the past year.

  • Phil Spencer was a guest on Major Nelson Radio recently. He dropped several interesting tidbits of information for suggested listening.

  • Games With Gold has been announced for February

    • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (X1)

    • Bomberman R (X1)

    • Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (X360)

    • Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (OGX)

Pit Stop Topics

  • Inside Xbox is launching on February 5th.

    • Expectations/Hopes?

  • For real, why is there no marketing on Crackdown 3?

  • Anthem VIP Demo launched with a plethora of bugs and log-in issues, doing little to dispel qualms fans may have with EA. That said, the team has been very open/transparent about known issues and how they’re addressing them.

    • Another demo hits this weekend (2.1.19)

    • Easy comparisons to other games (Destiny, Warframe, Mass Effect 3 mutliplayer). Is that fair?

    • Impressions by Sean and Luke:

      • Luke - very impressed by the visuals and gameplay. Confused by 1st person in the hub. Guns don’t feel quite as good as other similar shooters. Love the monsters. Motivated me to pre-order, but not the Legion of Dawn Edition.

The Car Pool - Listener Question

  • Garret Bland @blandexplosion
    What's the next most likely 3rd party studio that Microsoft will acquire?

  • Brendan Myers @the_wintergamer
    What is the next gamer friendly move Xbox could make? I feel it could be something to do with the ability to play anywhere

  • AeroSlayer1 @AeroSlayer1
    What is everyone take on fallout 76? I'm having a blast buts definitely getting a bad rap, haha

Games with Gold

  • Celeste (X1)

  • WRC 6 (X1)

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (X360)

  • Far Cry 2 (X360)