Xbox Expansion Pass

Xbox Expansion Pass

The Xbox Expansion pass is an analytical podcast dedicated to the goings on of the gaming industry as they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Hosted by Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, XEP aims to offer insightful discussions on gaming culture as it pertains to Xbox, Project xCloud, and Xbox Game Pass. Interviews from throughout the industry frequent the show as developers, actors, producers, and analysts share their experiences in gaming.

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May 22, 2022 107 min

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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In episode 128 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome Dan Stapleton, Executive Editor of Reviews for IGN to discuss how IGN goes about reviewing games and the challenges of navigating that space from ad revenues to the mythical “paid reviews”. Prior to that we’re chatting about the latest information on Xbox console sales, Amy Hennig has a new Star Wars project, and Ubisoft has an NFT problem. Enjoy!

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In episode 127 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome CEO of Foam Punch Games Dirk Van Weldon to discuss the launch of snowboarding Xbox exclusive Shredders. The Witcher 3’s next gen update has been delayed and Microsoft is exploring a new ad revenue program in free to play titles. Enjoy!

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In episode 126 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome legendary developer Lorne Lanning on to discuss his career, E3’s cancellation, industry acquisitions, and  his thoughts on Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation + tiers. Prior to that we’ll be checking out news on Game Pass’s new family plan, Activision upping pay, and Halo Infinite Season 2’s impending arrival. Enjoy!

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In episode 125 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we Stephen Frost, Executive Producer of Digital Eclipse on to discuss his career in the gaming industry ranging from gaming journalism to active development. We'll discuss the work Digital Eclipse does in game preservation and bringing games like the Cowabunga Collection to the masses. There's even a small update eon Marvel vs Capcom 2. Enjoy!

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In episode 124 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome Crystal Dynamics game designer Brian Waggoner on to discuss his career, working at Crystal Dynamics, and working with major IP’s like Madden and Marvel’s Avengers. Elden Ring continues to sell gangbusters, ID@Xbox had a showcase, and turmoil among Xbox studios gains even more attention this week. Enjoy!

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In episode 123 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we take a look at the latest announcements of the Xboxverse including the upcoming ID@Xbox Showcase, Microsoft landing the highest ratings on Metacritic in 2021, Halo woes, and the Ninja Turtles are back baby. Enjoy!

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In episode 122 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we slow down a bit and reflect on the more weighted news of how the Russian invasion of Ukraine has affected the gaming industry as well as the industry’s response to that invasion. We admire the impressive staying power of Elden Ring and look ahead to some upcoming reviews on XEP. Enjoy!

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In episode 121 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we’re talking the reveal of Street Fighter 6, Playstation Spartacus leaks, and of course the launch of the much anticipated Elden Ring. Enjoy!

IGN's Things Elden Ring Doesn't Tell You

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In episode 120 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we chat with Rickard Paulsson, developer behind the upcoming Gunborg: Dark Matters. Prior to that we’ll look at the past week's news which included a shadow drop of Cyberpunk 2077’s next gen patch and talk Halo Season 2 both in game and the silver screen. Shout out to Scott K4rn4ge for his incredible indie game coverage. Enjoy!

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In episode 119 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we meet with the developer Mike Ducarme from Berzerk Studios about their love letter to Zelda 2 with Infernax, a blood soaked joy of a game. Prior to that we look at the answers given this past week regarding the exclusivity of Call of Duty in the future and the news of Modern Warfare 2 returning. Scalebound chatter is spiking again thanks to Hideki Kamiya's latest comments and we'v...

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In episode 118 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we sit down with TieGuyTravis of IGN, The Last Word, and Seasoned Gaming’s Bitcast to talk about the week’s biggest gaming news including the acquisition of Bungie by Sony and the long awaited release of Dying Light 2…… Enjoy!

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In episode 117 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we’ll talk the record breaking growth of both Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon, a slew of new Star Wars games are on the way, and there’s new content on the way for Sea of Thieves… Enjoy!

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In episode 116 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we Captain Logun of The Xbox Wrap-Up on to discuss the $69 billion purchase of Activision by Microsoft. With Xbox now boasting over 30 studios and double that in IP the possibilities are endless. Join us and enjoy!

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In episode 115 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome Doctor Moe, host of The Backlog Chronicles, to the show to discuss the latest gaming news including the discontinuation of the Xbox One models, the impressive sales numbers of the Series S|X and the latest AAA title to miss its release date. Enjoy!

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In episode 114 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat back to the show to discuss the latest announcements and rumors of 2022 including Ubisoft+ arriving onto Xbox, the PlayStation and Xbox lineups of 2022, Summer Game Mess, and what future projects are in the works at studios like The Coalition. NFTs, gaming collections, and acquisitions are the name of the game. Enjoy!

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In episode 113 of the Xbox Expansion Pass we welcome Senior Game Designer at WB Montreal Osama Dorias on to discuss his work in the gaming industry from indie development, Muslim representation in games all the way through to his work now on Gotham Knights. Prior to that we’ll look back on the week’s news as Splinter Cell is getting a remake and the gaming industry sees encroachment by NFTs. That plus a review of The Gunk from Imag...

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