In episode 138 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we battle another light news week with reviews of the SteelSeries Nova Pro Wireless headset and offer impressions of the latest horror title in Fobia St. Dinfna Hotel. After that we rock some listener mail and then we’re joined by the Fobia developer Fabio Martins of Pulsatrix Studios to close out the show. 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. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

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0:00 Opening

0:46 Welcome

1:22 Words of Kindness

3:02 Halo Infinite Co-Op

7:15 Arctis Nova Pro Wireless Review

17:40 Fobia St. Dinfna Hotel Impressions

22:07 Third Party Developers with Xbox IP

26:36 Sea of Thieves PvE

34:56 Fobia Interview

36:29 Fobia Inspirations

42:36 Fobia Puzzles

44:24 Environment Designs

54:27 Pulsatrix Studios

1:01:02 Closing

In episode 137 of the Xbox Expansion Pass  we’re welcoming Sniper Elite 5’s Lead Designer Ryan Baker on to discuss his work at Rebellion bringing Sniper Elite action to gamers. It’s kill cams galore. Prior to that it’s been a light news week so we dive deep into the XEP mailbag. 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. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!

0:00 Opening

0:49 Welcome

1:22 Words of Kindness

2:48 Halo MCC Microtransactions

7:47 Headsets - Arctis Nova Pro

11:55 Fall Guys Xbox

13:11 2022 Indies

17:26 Grounded Full Release

20:46 Xbox Games on Playstation

23:53 Goldeneye on Xbox

26:11 Fall Xbox Games

28:55 Emotional Xbox Games

33:30 Sniper Elite 5 Interview

34:45 Watching Player Feedback

40:48 Difficulty & Accessibility

45:40 Sandbox Strategies

53:31 Kill Cams

56:19 Testicle Explosions

1:02:10 Zombie Army

1:07:16 Multiplayer

1:15:23 Xbox Game Pass

1:22:26 Closing

 

In episode 136 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we’ll recap a few of the bigger announcements from the Capcom Showcase including the news regarding Series S|X upgrades for Resident Evil titles. After that we'll examine the Final Fantasy announcements from Square Enix including  what is and is not coming to Xbox. Finally, we welcome back developers 34BigThings to discuss the launch of their antigravity racer Redout 2.  It’s a packed episode and I hope you 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. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!

 

0:00 David Bateson Intro

0:30 Welcome

1:09 Words of Kindness

1:55 Housekeeping

3:44 Capcom Showcase

5:53 Resident Evil Village

7:51 Dragon's Dogma 2

9:35 Starfield Scope

10:48 ExoPrimal

12:34 Final Fantasy Xbox

13:48 Ignoring Xbox

18:33 Showcase Reflections & Diablo 4

20:35 Listener Mail

22:30 Xbox Mascot

24:38 Halo Rumors

27:00 A Plague's Tale

28:14 Serious Xbox Games

31:35 Redout 2 Intrerview

33:12 Redout 2's Goals

35:06 Difficulty

38:00 Easier With Sequels

42:11 Ship Customization

45:46 NVRA Racing Inspiration

48:08 Redout 2 Soundtrack

50:15 Dynamic Music

52:40 Accessibilty Options

57:43 Redout Space Assault

1:00:00 No Xbox Game Pass/PS Plus

1:04:47 Outro

 

 

In episode 135 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we're looking back at some of the more memorable announcements from both Summer Games Fest and of course the Xbox Bethesda Showcase. From Riot Games to Diablo and Persona we'll break down the impact these announcements have on the Xbox ecosystem. After that we’ll be sitting down with Yannick Belzil of Tribute Games to discuss Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredders Revenge. It’s a packed episode and I hope you 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. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!

0:00 Intro

0:49 Welcome

1:26 Words of Kindness

3:38 Housekeeping

4:30 Samsung TV's

6:55 Activision Exclusivity

9:00 Summer Game Fest

10:04 Modern Warfare 2

13:53 Xbox Showcase Reactions

17:17 Riot Games

21:01 Overwatch & Diablo

25:20 Sea of Thieves & Flight Sim

26:55 Redfall

28:40 Hot Wheels Forza

31:22 More Games

34:55 Kojima

36:13 Starfield

40:51 Listener Mail

47:17 Shredder's Revenge Interview

51:18 Researching Art Styles

53:55 Difficulty & Multiplayer

56:08 Story Creation

1:01:04 Supporting Characters

1:03:00 Level Challenges

1:05:30 6 Player Co-Op

1:11:00 DLC & Costumes

1:13:40 Working With Dotemu

1:16:25 Cowabunga Collection

1:18:28 Game Pass Inclusion

1:20:25 Local Co-Op

1:23:49 Voice Cast

1:25:40 Creating TMNT Canon

1:28:08 Outro

In episode 134 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we’re one week to the Xbox Showcase and even less to Summer Games Fest! We'll note the multi platform announcements from State of Play impacting the Xbox ecosystem and goodness knows there’s good times on the horizon. 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. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!

In episode 133 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we're joined by Jon McLaren, the voice of Star-Lord in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Jon discusses his work on the title, future projects, and dream roles across a number of franchises. 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. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.

Jon McLaren on Twitter

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Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

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In episode 132 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome Ed Fries, former Vice President of Game Publishing at Xbox to the show to discuss his career, Xbox in Japan, and what he thinks of current Xbox leadership decisions. Prior to that we’ll note the progress Xbox has made in the Japanese market and clear up misconceptions about what excitement for a brand in gaming can truly mean. 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. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.

Ed Fries currently works with 1UP Ventures helping developers work within a community to bring games to gamers. 

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

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In episode 131 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome legendary Halo voice actor Jeff Steitzer to the show to discuss his role as the voice of God multiplayer announcer. Prior to that we’re discussing the frustrating news that Redfall and Starfield have both been delayed to 2023 begging the question: does Xbox have games in 2022? 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. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!

In episode 130 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome Jampack Sam of Xhibition: An Xbox Podcast on to discuss the latest acquisition moves by Embracer group to gobble up major players in Square Enix’s staple. Xbox continues to make moves in the cloud gaming market and DRM is back in gamers crosshairs as an Xbox Network outage leaves thousands unable to play.  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. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!

In episode 129 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we’ll discuss official NPD numbers showing that Microsoft has had its best console sales quarter since the Xbox 360, outselling both Sony and Nintendo. The Xbox & Bethesda Showcase has been announced to ease your E3 withdrawals and there’s Disney goodness afoot in the Xbox Space. 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. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry.

0:00

1:17 Housekeeping

3:48 Xbox & Bethesda Showcase Predictions

11:39 NPD Xbox

18:18 Disney Dreamlight Valley

24:17 Marcus Fenix VS Master Chief

27:12 Can Xbox Afford Delays?

28:07 WB & Ubisoft Acquisitions

31:22 PS+ Stacking

Twitter: InsipidGhost

Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com

Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you!

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