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, Xbox Series X, 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 2, 2021 75 min

In episode 80 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) I am joined by Douglas Bogart and Josh Fairhurst, the founders of Limited Run Games to discuss their vision to keep physical alive in a digital space and what their future holds for Xbox gamers. Microsoft posted record numbers in Q3 and is looking to update their policies in the PC space. Enjoy!

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In episode 79 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) I am joined my guest co-host Sean Capri of The Xbox Drive to discuss xCloud’s arrival to iOS and PC, as well as the increase in mindshare for Xbox around the industry. In the back half of the episode industry activist and developer Rami Ismail joins me to discuss equity among developers, the plight of indie developers around the world, and his experiences in bringing games to market. E...

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In episode 78 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we welcome guest host Lord Cognito of the Iron Lords Podcast on to discuss the return of E3 in 2021, the comparisons of Sony and Xbox in 2021, and a review discussion on Outriders. In the back half of the show I welcome Scott Brodie of Heart Shaped Games to discuss his upcoming ID@Xbox title We Are The Caretakers. Enjoy!

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In episode 77 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we discuss how Microsoft might rekindle the Games With Gold program while streamlining the ID@Xbox experience, previous Sony Exclusive MLB The Show is now arriving day and date into Game Pass, and the Backward Compatibility program goes mobile. Enjoy!

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In episode 76 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we honor the passing of Xbox Live while welcoming the Xbox Network, discuss the possible acquisition of Discord by Microsoft, and chat the Twitchgaming ID@Xbox Showcase. Enjoy!

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In episode 75 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we welcome returning guest Jeff Grubb of Venturebeat to discuss the latest gaming news including the potential delays of Halo Infinite and Starfield, the prospect of further Microsoft acquisitions, and whether or not Kojima will bring his talents to Xbox. Enjoy!

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In episode 74 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we discuss the Bethesda Roundtable and expound on Phil Spencer's comments of Bethesda exclusivity. We'll look ahead to the Square Enix event, and is Outriders coming to Game Pass?  Enjoy

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In episode 73 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we are joined by the host of The Trophy Room podcast Mr. Bad Bit to discuss the finalization of the Bethesda deal, the closing of V1 Interactive, and the Avengers grind getting harder...  Enjoy

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In episode 72 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) EA has shifted its mentality on single player games, Anthem gets the axe, more free games are on the way, and Outriders impressions are mixed. Enjoy!

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In episode 71 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we welcome Celia Shilling, Marketing Manager of Yacht Club Games to discuss the history of the Shovel Knight creators and their ventures into publishing. The Backward Compatibility program is making headlines with its frame rate boosts, a new Xbox Wireless Headset is on the way, and cult classics (Stubbs the Zombie, Ninja Gaiden) are getting new life. Enjoy!

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In episode 70 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we welcome the voice behind Agent 47 himself, the Hitman David Bateson who discusses voicing the character for over 20 years. Beyond that we wade through a quiet week of rumors and tackle some larger topics around Xbox include Communication Strategies with fans, Exclusivity, and the need to say current in your gaming.  Enjoy

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In episode 69 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we welcome G4’s Senior Manager of Brand Marketing and the Secret Weapon of What’s Good Games Riana Manuel to discuss her work on Ori, Tell Me Why, and as an industry advocate for marginalized voices. Beyond that a Mass Effect was felt with the closing of Stadia Studios and Embracer Group does what they do best. Enjoy!

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In episode 68 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we see several recent releases recover their development and marketing costs in their opening days on the market, Halo Infinite just received the first in a fresh batch of ongoing info dumps, and the once truant Biomutant has resurfaced with news and a release date. Enjoy!

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In episode 67 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we discuss the impressive conclusion to the Hitman trilogy by IOI, debate the validity of Xbox Live Gold amid pricing reversals, and chat about the Resident Evil showcase. Early impressions of Cyber Shadow and Hitman 3 are included as well. Enjoy!

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In episode 66 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) Luke breaks down the massive news that Lucasfilm Games has formed with the purpose of seeing their IP supported by a diverse array of studios. This began with the bombshell news that Bethesda's (Microsoft's?) Machine Games would be developing an Indiana Jones game. With exclusivity questions abound, Luke debates what the game might look like. Not content with one megaton, Lucas...

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In this special episode of XEP, Luke is joined by his two friends Mr. BadBit and Hom3TownH3ro to reflect on how gaming got them through a tumultuous 2020. They'll discuss the games they played, the struggles they had with isolation, and how they navigated their friendships through it all. 

Mr. Bad Bit is host of The Trophy Room: A PlayStation Podcast and can be Kevin Butler, the Hom3TownH3ro, streams weekly on Twitch

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In episode 65 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we welcome renowned voice actor Shelby Young about her voice over work on video games like Dead Rising and Battlefield as well as her roles outside of gaming such as Princess Leia in Star Wars. Gotham Knights has had a combat redesign thanks to its co-op features and the map design got a makeover as well. Batteries became a talking point for some reason and of course listener mail is i...

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In episode 64 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we take a look at the most anticipated games of 2021 and estimate where we'll see Xbox amidst those games. We also offer final impressions of Immortals: Fenyx Rising and announce that XEP is hitting Youtube in 2021! Enjoy!

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In episode 63 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we take a look back at the wild ending of 2020 with your listener questions bubbling over in the listener mailbag. Thank you all for an incredible year of gaming goodness. Happy New Year and thank you for listening!

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In episode 62 of the Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) we discuss the Xbox news coming out of The Game Awards, take a look at recently released Engagement numbers, and Halo Infinite has a release window. Olli Alatalo of 10tons Ltd joins us to discuss his career in crafting twin-stick shooters such as Tesla Force and Tesla vs Lovecraft. Enjoy!

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