In episode 14 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we'll examine the meaning of "Exclusives" as Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty inadvertently aroused controversy for how next gen systems will handle their upcoming catalogs. CES 2019 has come and gone with Sony's PlayStation 5 a no-show despite signs to the contrary. Those topics along with continued teases of Batman from WB Montreal in this week's XEP. Enjoy!

The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry.

 

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Mixer: Games With Ghost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

In episode 13 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we'll discuss Vince Zampella's move to head up DICE LA without leaving his role at Respawn Entertainment, we'll look back at a decade of ups and downs in the 2010's for Xbox, and lastly enjoy some listener mail.   

Enjoy!

The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry.

 

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Mixer: Games With Ghost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

In episode 12 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we take a look at viewership analytics from The Game Awards, revisit the naming of the Xbox Series X (along with its impact on xCloud), and highlight January's Games With Gold. In the back half of the show we chat with Stu Grubbs, the CEO and Co-Founder of Lightstream about their PC-less streaming service, Mixer integration, and how they utilize data to hone their craft.  Enjoy!

The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry.

 

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Mixer: Games With Ghost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

In episode 11 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we discuss the surprise reveal of the Xbox Series X at The Game Awards. We break down the naming conventions used by Xbox ecosystem along with the announcement of Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2. Resident Evil 3 and listener questions round out the episode.  Enjoy!

The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry.

 

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Mixer: Games With Ghost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

In episode 10 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we discuss the potential of a 2 SKU Xbox Scarlett with Anaconda and Lockhart along with their potential price-points. Halo: Reach has been added to the much talked about Master Chief Collection, and we reveal the official "XEP Must Play 2019 Awards". After that we are joined by Horror Indie developer Benjamin Rivers to discuss his time in the industry, working with ID@Xbox and bringing Worse Than Death to players this past October. All that and more. Enjoy!

The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry.

 

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Mixer: Games With Ghost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

In episode 9 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we examine Phil Spencer's statements on VR in reference to Xbox and Project Scarlett. With "rumors and speculation" abound ahead of new hardware and the game awards, we raise the question of whether or not this damages the industry. Lastly the question of how to end a franchise sparks thoughts on what games have great endings. All that and more. Enjoy!

The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry.

 

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Mixer: Games With Ghost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

In episode 8 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) Amazon as they ready themselves to enter the game streaming foray. The Game Awards have been announced and they're not without controversy. We'll look to see how founded those concerns are. Final thoughts on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order are offered along with discussion points on how Half-Life Alyx may help usher VR platforms onto Project Scarlett. Enjoy!

The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry.

 

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Mixer: Games With Ghost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

In episode 7 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we discuss the impressive slate of announcements of X019 including the expansion of Project xCloud moving into 2020. Xbox Game Pass continues to make impressive additions including Final Fantasy, the Yakuza titles, and Kingdom Hearts. Finally, we offer impressions of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry.

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Mixer: Games With Ghost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

In episode 6 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we discuss the incredible design of the Elite 2 controller and the accessibility options it continues to bring to gamers of all types. With X019 on the horizon we take a look towards announcements likely and unlikely. Finally, to close out the show we chat with Edward Rowe of Red Blue Games about their upcoming game Sparklite, an ID@Xbox title that will bring joy to fans of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Rogue Legacy.

The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry.

 

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Mixer: Games With Ghost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

In episode 5 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we discuss EA Access arriving on Steam and how this impacts Xbox Game Pass. Blizzard returns to the news with their Blizzcon announcements of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, along with an apology that received mixed reactions. Xbox All-Access is changing how gamers can purchase an Xbox with upgrades to Scarlett. We discuss The Outer Worlds and lastly end on the decision to see Death Stranding on PC. 

The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry. 

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Mixer: Games With Ghost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

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