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The Xbox Two Podcast

The Xbox Two Podcast

By Rand & Jez
Welcome to the Xbox Two Podcast!

Xbox Two is an Xbox-focused gaming podcast featuring Jez Corden of WindowsCentral.com and YouTuber Rand Al Thor 19!

Join us every week for game industry analysis, exclusive news, hijinx, and shenanigans, with the occasional rant!

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Business contact: jez at thexboxtwo.com
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207: New Xbox events, Halo Infinite updates, Elden Ring Sales, Xbox Game Pass' long game

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217: Xbox growth in Japan, Activision deal moves ahead, Gears of War collection, Xbox "E3" show
Rand and Jez gear up for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss Xbox's growth in Japan, the quickening pace of the Activision Blizzard acquisition, rumors of a Gears of War collection and remakes in general, and much more! 
02:56:57
May 21, 2022
216: Starfield and Redfall DELAYED, Xbox + Bethesda expectations, Xbox's big problems
Rand and Jez discuss another big week in Xbox news. We discuss this past weekend's massive DRM debacle, alongside the massive delays to both Redfall and Starfield. We also talk Halo Infinite problems and Xbox Game Studios in general, the impact of Covid-19 on game development, and much, much more!  SPONSOR: Once again, Xbox Two is powered by your support with MANSCAPED.COM. Buy razors, boxers, cologne, and MORE, with checkout code XB2 for 20% off and FREE worldwide shipping! #ad
03:08:02
May 14, 2022
215: Xbox cloud goes BIG, Embracer Group, Halo Infinite problems, Xbox Bethesda showcase
Rand and Jez gear up for another week of Xbox happenings. This week, we discuss Embracer Group's big embrace of Square Enix's western studios, we talk Xbox + Bethesda showcase info and expectations, and the news that Xbox is taking xCloud to the next level.  SPONSOR: Get 20% OFF EVERYTHING at MANSCAPED.COM with our checkout code XB2. That's boxers, razors, cologne, and more. Your purchases heelp support us, and we thank you for listening! #ad
03:18:38
May 07, 2022
214: Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, Xbox beefy financials, Xbox Activision-Blizzard update
Jez and Rand get down for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss Activision shareholder's approving the acquisition, the newly announced Xbox and Bethesda showcase, Xbox's beefy financials, and much more.  SPONSOR: Grab 20% OFF NOW at MANSCAPED.COM with checkout code "XB2" | Boxers, razors, cologne, and MUCH more! #ad
03:11:31
April 30, 2022
213: Xbox Series X|S breaks sales records, Halo Infinite's problems and battle royale, Xbox "E3" showcase
Rand and Jez gear up for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss Xbox Series X|S stunning NPD results, Halo Infinite's ongoing problems and the rumors of its battle royale, alongside its cancelled "Overwatch" hero mode. We also discuss Xbox's E3 plans, and much more.  SPONSOR: Grab 20% OFF NOW at MANSCAPED.COM with checkout code "XB2" | Boxers, razors, cologne, and MUCH more! #ad
02:27:55
April 26, 2022
212: Xbox Series X|S new chips, Halo Infinite partnership, Xbox sales success
Jez and Rand gear up for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss Halo Infinite's partnership with Certain Affinity. We discuss rumors of new chips for Xbox Series X|S, we also talk Xbox in Japan and its general sales success in Europe and US, and much more!  SPONSOR: Get 20% off ALL products at MANSCAPED.COM with checkout code XB2. | Boxers, cologne, razors, and much more! #ad
02:58:48
April 16, 2022
211: Xbox Game Pass UPGRADE, E3 2022 cancelled, PlayStation Plus revamped, Microsoft 'too hands off'
Rand and Jez discuss another week's worth of Xbox news! This week, we discuss Xbox Game Pass' family plan leak, E3 2022 being cancelled and what it means for the wider industry, the PlayStation Plus revamp and if it's actually a serious competitor for Xbox Game Pass, and rumors that Microsoft is "too hands off" with its studio acquisitions. 
03:05:17
April 02, 2022
210: Halo TV show, PlayStation's "Game Pass" killer, Xbox @ GDC
Jez and Rand discuss another week of Xbox news! This week, we catch up on Xbox's GDC news, alongside the launch of the Halo TV show, and rumors about PlayStation's "Game Pass" killer.  SPONSOR: Get 20% off and FREE shipping with checkout code XB2 at Manscaped.com | Boxers, razors, cologne, and more! #ad
02:19:06
March 27, 2022
209: Starfield details revealed, Initiative and Moon Studios reports, GT7 and microtransactions
Rand and Jez hit up another week's worth of big Xbox Two news! This week, we discuss reports of trouble at The Initiative and how it might affect Perfect Dark. We also saw articles about Moon Studios and reports of bad behavior from the core founders. We discuss GT7 and the re-emergence of microtransactions in AAA full-priced games, and we discuss the marketing cycle for Starfield and beyond.  SPONSOR: Get 20% off ALL products at MANSCAPED.COM with our checkout code XB2. Boxers, cologne, razors, and more! #ad
02:49:30
March 20, 2022
208: New Xbox event on the way? Xbox #1 on Metacritic, PlayStation "is doomed" comments
Rand and Jez sit down for another exploration of this week's Xbox news. This time, we discuss the possibility of a new upcoming Xbox event, Xbox becoming Metacritic's top 2021 publisher, analyst Michael Pachter predicting that PlayStation is "doomed," and much more.  SPONSOR: Get 20% off EVERYTHING worldwide at MANSCAPED.COM with checkout code XB2, boxers, deodorants, cologne, razors, and much more. #ad
02:31:19
March 12, 2022
207: New Xbox events, Halo Infinite updates, Elden Ring Sales, Xbox Game Pass' long game
Jez and Rand discuss another week in game industry news! Halo Infinite grabs some important updates, Elden Ring's massive sales success, Xbox Game Pass' updates, the possibility of pre-E3 Xbox events, and more!  SPONSOR: Xbox Two fans get 20% off with code "XB2" on ALL MANSCAPED.COM products, including free shipping! | Boxers, cologne, razors, and more! #ad
02:10:51
March 06, 2022
206: New Xbox Series X games leak, Elden Ring, no 2023 Call of Duty, Street Fighter 6 for Xbox?
Rand and Jez discuss this week's Xbox news! We talk Fallout "New Vegas 2" rumors, alongside the surprising delay of 2023's Call of Duty, and the reveal of Street Fighter 6, will it hit Xbox or nah? SPONSOR: Xbox Two supporters get 20% OFF EVERYTHING at Manscaped.com with code "XB2" in the checkout! Boxers, razors, trimmers, deodorant, and MUCH more! #ad
02:44:47
February 27, 2022
205: Xbox talks Call of Duty exclusivity and app store rules, Scalebound REVIVED?
Rand and Jez discuss another week's worth of Xbox news! We discuss Microsoft's Call of Duty statement and multiplatform commitment, the idea of Scalebound actually getting revived, we talk SIFU and video game difficulty, and much more!  SPONSOR: Xbox Two supporters get 20% OFF and FREE shipping at http://MANSCAPED.com | Boxers, deodorant, razors, and much more! #ad
03:12:53
February 12, 2022
204: Xbox's "monopoly" (lol), Sony buys Bungie, Dying Light 2 impressions
Rand and Jez gear up for another Xbox Two podcast show! This week, we discuss Sony's blockbuster acquisition of Bungie, and what it means for Destiny and Xbox players. We also discuss our impressions of Dying Light 2, and the continuing criticisms of Xbox's Activision Blizzard acquisition.  SPONSOR: Xbox Two supporters get 20% OFF and free shipping at http://MANSCAPED.com with checkout code "XB2" | Grab AMAZING boxers, razors, deodorant, and much more! #ad
03:11:35
February 05, 2022
203: Activision aftermath, more Xbox games revealed, Xbox games hit big numbers
Join Rand and Jez for yet another big Xbox Two podcast! This week, we talk about the aftermath of Activision Blizzard, consolidation, and what it could mean for the industry. We discuss newly revealed Xbox games such as Project Suerte from Certain Affinity, and games like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 hitting the big leagues.  SPONSOR: Grab 20% OFF and free shipping at MANSCAPED.COM with our "XB2" check-out code! Boxers, men's products, razors, and more! #ad
03:09:36
January 29, 2022
202: Xbox / Activision Blizzard fallout, Phil Spencer comments on Call of Duty, PlayStation responds
Another week in massive Xbox news! Jez and Rand discuss all the major happenings hitting Xbox this week, with more details on the Xbox / Activision situation, Call of Duty exclusivity, PlayStation's response, and much, much more!  SPONSOR: Xbox Two listeners get 20% OFF at http://manscaped.com with checkout code "XB2" - Tons of great men's products, gifts, and more. #ad
03:07:20
January 22, 2022
201: SPECIAL | Xbox buys ACTIVISION-BLIZZARD for $70 BILLION DOLLARS?
SPONSOR: Get 20% OFF and free worldwide shipping at MANSCAPED.com with our code: "XB2" in the checkout! http://manscaped.com #ad In this rare mid-week special, Rand and Jez set aside to discuss the massive Activision-Blizzard acquisition by Microsoft! 
02:03:54
January 19, 2022
200: Xbox surprising sales, Ubisoft+, Killer Instinct, game delays, Xbox One says byebye
SPONSOR: YOU get 20% off ALL Manscaped.com products with checkout code "XB2" (boxers, razors, trimmers, and much more!) #ad Rand and Jez are back for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss Xbox's surprising sales surge, Ubisoft+ and its possible inclusion in Xbox Game Pass, another wave of pandemic game delays, the death of Xbox One, and much more. 
03:11:05
January 15, 2022
199: Xbox 2022 plans, Xbox 2021 recap (with Colt and Dealer)
The final Xbox Two show of 2021 is here! This week, we're joined by YouTubers Colt Eastwood and Dealer Gaming to talk Xbox's big 2022 plans, recap 2021, and our hopes for Xbox in the future.  SPONSOR: Xbox Two listeners can grab 20% OFF and FREE worldwide shipping on everything @ MANSCAPED.COM! #ad
02:28:04
December 31, 2021
198: Xbox in 2022, Splinter Cell returns, Xbox Series S dominates?!
Jez and Rand dive into another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss the future of Xbox in 2022, the big Splinter Cell return, and Xbox Series S becoming Microsoft's secret weapon?! SPONSOR: Get 20% OFF + Free Shipping with promo code XB2 in the checkout at MANSCAPED.com!
02:54:45
December 21, 2021
197: Xbox's incredible 2021, Hellblade 2, The Game Awards, Halo Infinite reviews
This week, we're talking Xbox's incredible 2021, the mind-blowing Hellblade 2 trailer, The Game Awards in general, reactions and reviews to Halo Infinite, and much much more!  SPONSOR: Get 20% OFF all MANSCAPED products and Free Shipping with promo code XB2 at MANSCAPED.com! #ad 
03:01:50
December 12, 2021
Q&A 1: Xbox game recommendations, most anticipated future Xbox titles
Welcome to our first Q&A episode! If you visit TheXboxTwo.com, you can leave a voice message for Rand and myself, which we'll collect together and answer via a mini-podcast feed exclusive show at random intervals! Thanks to everybody for your support. This week's questions come from Hustle and Wacko630 (thank you!!), who want to know our top picks for games new Xbox owners should play, as well as what our most anticipated future Xbox games are. 
17:31
December 07, 2021
196: Xbox @ The Game Awards, Xbox handheld, PlayStation Game Pass?!
SPONSOR: The Xbox Two is powered by MANSCAPED.COM, Xbox Two listeners can grab 20% off in the checkout on all sorts of great grooming products. #ad  Join Rand and Jez for episode 199 of the Xbox Two Podcast! This week, we discuss Xbox possibilities at The Game Awards and surrounding drama about the show, we talk Xbox handheld questions and whether or not they should even make one, and the big news of the week, Sony, exploring its own Xbox Game Pass competitor. 
03:10:50
December 05, 2021
195: Halo Infinite multiplayer, Xbox in 2022, Dragon Age 4, Xbox wins Black Friday?
SPONSOR: Xbox Two listeners can get 20% OFF with code "XB2" on MANSCAPED.COM!  Join Jez and Rand for another fun-filled Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss Halo Infinite multiplayer and the criticisms surrounding it, we also banter about Dragon Age and the future of BioWare, improvements coming to Xbox in 2022, and much more. 
02:40:40
November 28, 2021
194: Halo Infinite multiplayer and campaign preview, Battlefield 2042, The Game Awards
SPONSOR: Xbox Two listeners can get 20% off MANSCAPED.COM purchases with the checkout code "XB2"! #ad Jez and Rand tackle another week of Xbox news! This week, we discuss the Xbox 20th anniversary show, Halo Infinite's multiplayer gameplay, our hands-on experiences with Halo Infinite's campaign, The Game Awards, and much more. 
03:25:06
November 20, 2021
193: Xbox 20th anniversary, Halo Infinite rumors, Project Midnight from Compulsion
This week, we discuss rumors about Halo Infinite dropping early, we discuss the Xbox 20th anniversary showcase, we talk Battlefield 2042, as well as the info about Project Midnight from Compulsion Games, and much, much more!  SPONSOR: Get 20% OFF and free worldwide shipping at MANSCAPED.com with our code: "XB2" in the checkout! http://manscaped.com #ad Jez and Rand tackle another week in Xbox game news! 
03:02:20
November 12, 2021
192: Xbox and Sega collab, Halo Infinite campaign, Forza Horizon 5 game of the year?
SPONSOR: Xbox Two listeners can get 20% off MANSCAPED.COM purchases with the checkout code "XB2"! Rand and Jez catch up for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss Halo Infinite's impending launch, Forza Horizon 5 and whether it deserves game of the year accolades, Xbox and Sega joining forces, NFTs, blockchain, and the "metaverse," and much, much more! 
03:33:30
November 06, 2021
191: Xbox Game Pass 'missed targets,' Project Shaolin, Xbox hits 20
Rand and Jez catch up on another week of Xbox Two goodness! This we, we discuss the news that Xbox Game Pass "missed targets," Project Shaolin rumors, Xbox's 20th anniversary, God of War and other PlayStation games heading to Windows, and much, much more! 
03:01:15
October 24, 2021
190: Avowed details, Xbox breaks 100K in Japan, Forza Horizon 5 gameplay preview
Sponsored by MANSCAPED: Xbox Two supporters get 20% OFF men's products, boxers, trimmers, and more with free shipping with promo code "XB2" at MANSCAPED.com! #ad  Jez and Rand discuss another week's worth of Xbox news! This week, we discuss Avowed gameplay footage Jez saw, alongside the news that Xbox Series X|S hit 100K units sold in Japan, far more quickly than the Xbox One. Rand talks Forza Horizon 5 gameplay, and we discuss the future of Xbox games and beyond. 
03:01:47
October 17, 2021
Xbox hits 20, PlayStation cloud strategy shift, Far Cry 6, Twitch hack, and more
Rand and Jez talk Xbox in another week of the Xbox Two show!  This week, we look at comments from PlayStation's Jim Ryan on expanding beyond the console. We hypothesize about what Xbox might do for its 20th anniversary. We discuss Far Cry 6 and "Ubisoft fatigue," as well as Gears of War "fatigue" and what TC can do to revitalize the franchise. We also discuss the Twitch hack, and much more! 
03:00:30
October 09, 2021
Xbox Series X in Japan, Hellblade II at The Game Awards, Xbox Game Pass @ 30 Million?
Jez and Rand tackle another week of Xbox news! This week, we talk about Xbox heading out to the Tokyo Game Show, the rumors of Hellblade II appearing at The Game Awards, Xbox Game Pass hitting "30 million" according to the CEO of Take Two, and much, much more! 
03:16:08
October 03, 2021
Halo Infinite multiplaye-rama, Crystal Dynamics x Perfect Dark?!
A light week in Xbox news culminates in a big discussion around Halo Infinite multiplayer beta, the meaning of the Crystal Dynamics Perfect Dark partnership, a history lesson with Jez and Rand, and much more! 
02:48:40
September 27, 2021
New leaked Xbox exclusives, super hero games, new Xbox console upgrades in 2022?!
Join Rand and Jez for another fun-filled Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss fresh acquisition rumors, the latest Xbox leaked codenames "Cobalt" and "Indus," super hero games and the PS5 showcase, the "rumors" of new Xbox console upgrades for 2022 (lol), and much more! 
03:18:25
September 18, 2021
Xbox @ Tokyo Game Show, PS5 $70 dollar games vs. Smart Delivery, Alan Wake Remastered
Jez and Rand tackle another week of Xbox and gaming news! We discuss Xbox's outing at the Tokyo Game Show, the PlayStation 5 "next-gen upgrade" path vs. Xbox's smart delivery, Alan Wake Remastered, Take Two Xbox partnership rumors, and much more. 
02:38:52
September 05, 2021
Xbox @ Gamescom, Halo Infinite 'concerns,' Psychonauts 2 GOTY material?
Rand and Jez strike up the podcast machine for another weekly Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss Gamescom, Halo Infinite news and concerns over its launch state, Psychonauts 2 and the future of Xbox Game Studios, that time Jez was in a weird cult, and much, much more. 
02:48:25
August 28, 2021
Halo Infinite co-op DELAYED, Xbox Game Pass "hurt" Outriders sales? Quake and exclusivity.
Rand and Jez discuss another big week in Xbox news!  This week, we tackle the big news that Halo Infinite will launch without any form of co-op or its Forge features. We discuss the narrative that Xbox Game Pass "hurt" Outriders sales, and thus, stopped dev People Can Fly getting royalties. We talk Quake remasters and what "legacy" exclusives mean for Xbox, and much more. 
02:43:50
August 21, 2021
Phil Spencer talks Xbox strategy, HADES on Xbox, Blue Box scam 'Abandoned'
Rand and Jez discuss another week in gaming in the latest Xbox Two show! This week, we tackle clickbait around Phil Spencer's comments on having a different strategy to Nintendo and Sony, we talk HADES hitting Xbox, the Blue Box scam game 'Abandoned', Hellblade graphical enhancements, GTA remake, and much more. 
02:11:00
August 15, 2021
Xbox Game Pass numbers, Back 4 Blood, EA 'not enough credit' claim, new Xbox event
Rand and Jez discuss a pretty slow week in Xbox news! EA claims they don't get enough credit for how they work with acquired studios, we discuss Back 4 Blood, Xbox Game Pass numbers and success, Back 4 Blood, and more! 
03:05:05
August 07, 2021
Xbox selling faster than ever, Halo Infinite, The Ascent, game delays
Rand and Jez suit up for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss the Xbox Series X|S sales figures, the big Halo Infinite preview, thoughts on The Ascent and Xbox Game Pass "quality," 2021 game delays, and much, much more! 
02:52:21
August 01, 2021
Psychonauts 2 and Death's Door, Dead Space, is EA turning good? Activision Blizzard lawsuit
Rand and Jez tackle this week's big Xbox and gaming news! We share our impressions of Psychonauts 2 and Death's Door, we discuss EA Play, Dead Space, and the idea that EA is turning over a new leaf (??), and also, the big lawsuit at Activision Blizzard, and the cowardice of CEO Bobby Kotick. 
02:32:00
July 26, 2021
Xbox making "risky" exclusives, Valve's Steam Deck, "easy mode" in games, and more
Rand and Jez gear up for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss Phil Spencer's recent comments to the media about building "risky" narrative games, Valve's handheld Steam Deck surprise, "easy mode" in games, and much, much more.  Intro and Superchats: 00:00 Steam Deck: 1:05:00 Phil Spencer, Xbox, and acquisitions: 1:28:00 Easy mode in games: 2:08:00 PlayStation x Netflix, and outro: 2:22:00 Follow Rand at @Rand_Al_Thor_19 on Twitter and YouTube, and Jez at WindowsCentral.com and @JezCorden! 
03:00:35
July 17, 2021
New Xbox acquisition rumors, Nintendo Switch OLED, PlayStation new studios, and the Kardashians (??!!)
Join Jez and Rand for episode 177 of the Xbox Two Podcast! This week, we discuss the latest Xbox acquisition rumors, the Switch OLED and the state of Nintendo, PlayStation acquisitions, and the Kardashians (...?) 
02:18:45
July 10, 2021
Hellblade II, Bethesda's Pete Hines addresses PlayStation fans, Xbox E3 2021 period best EVER?
Join Rand and guests for a post E3 analysis showcase! With Jez taken ill, Rand is joined by various Xbox community guests to talk all things Xbox E3, along with the post-E3 show featuring Parris from Gamertag Radio. The crew discuss Hellblade II's video doc, Bethesda's marketing chief Pete Hines addressing exclusivity to PlayStation fans over exclusivity, and much, much more!  Timestamps: Intro: 00:00:00 Xbox and Bethesda E3: 00:12:00 Pete Hines discusses exclusivity: 01:08:00 Xbox's extended E3 show: 01:18:00 Hellblade II: 01:34:00 Xbox Design Lab: 02:00:00 Everwild Rebooted: 02:06:00 Silent Hill conspiracy theories and outro: 02:23:00
02:51:30
June 20, 2021
Xbox WINS E3 2021, Starfield, Halo Infinite, and all the games hitting Game Pass
Rand and Jez gear up for a unique Tuesday show of the Xbox Two podcast! This week, again, it's all about E3! Xbox's blockbuster showcase gave us a glimpse at the future of the platform, and we discuss all of the games from Halo Infinite, to Forza, to Starfield, and beyond. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @JezCorden and @Rand_Al_Thor_19, and catch up with Rand on YouTube by searching for Rand Al Thor 19!  Timestamps:  Intro: 00:00 Xbox won't replace consoles with cloud: 21:00  Xbox showcase analysis: 35:00 Everwild rebooted: 2:20:00  Xbox's extended E3 show and acquisitions: 2:27:00 Q&A and outro: 2:46:00
03:00:09
June 16, 2021
Xbox Bethesda E3 2021 HUGE PREVIEW, Microsoft ALL IN On Gaming, Banjo, rumors, Battlefield 2042
🍤 Join Jez, Rand, and a range of guests for this week's special E3 2021 show preview! We're joined by Iron Lords Podcast' Lord Cognito, XboxERA's Shpeshal Nick, the one and only Timdog, and YouTuber ColtEastwood to discuss all things Xbox E3 2021.  We explore rumors of studio acquisitions, discuss Microsoft's media interviews with Phil Spencer and Satya Nadella, Banjo and nostalgia, Battlefield 2042 ditching the campaign, SHRIMPS, and MUCH more. 🍤
03:50:14
June 12, 2021
Xbox E3 2021 big rumors, more studio acquisitions? Mayo on fries?!
Jez and Rand get into another week's worth of Xbox news, ahead of the big E3 2021 event on June 13! This week, we discuss rumors about studio acquisitions, we talk announcements at the E3 show itself and discuss the culinary art of mayo on fries... 🤔
02:23:09
June 08, 2021
Xbox + Bethesda @ E3, Xbox and DRM, Xbox's marketing choices
Jez and Rand discuss another week of Xbox news! This week, we discuss Xbox and Bethesda at E3, Xbox's internet DRM check, Xbox's marketing practices, click bait and divisive journalism, and much more. 
03:10:10
May 29, 2021
Starfield, Xbox playing dirty, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, E3 2021
Jez and Rand discuss another week in Xbox news! This week, we gush over Mass Effect Legendary Edition and get nostalgic about how games were better back in the good ol' days. We discuss Starfield rumors and Xbox playing "dirty" in a world where exclusives are king, E3 2021 expectations, and much more. 
02:19:15
May 23, 2021
Xbox's 'mind blowing' IP, Omen from Arkane, The Coalition's future, 20 years of Xbox
Jez and Rand discuss another week's worth of Xbox news! This week, we discuss Project Omen rumors from Arkane Studios, Xbox exec teasing "mind blowing" new IP. E3 2021 possibilities, Coalition moving to Unreal Engine 5, Xbox working with Tencent, Xbox system update, 20 years of Xbox, Battlefield 6, new Starfield leaks, Ubisoft moving to F2P games, Resident Evil Village, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, and much more! And this week, Rand doesn't accidentally mute himself! 
03:10:15
May 16, 2021
New Xbox Series X exclusives, Starfield for 2021? Xbox Game Pass "concerns," Epic vs Apple
Join Rand and Jez for another ep of the Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss Resident Evil Village, the latest Xbox rumors, Starfield's potential 2021 launch date, Xbox Game Pass profit "concerns," the big Epic vs. Apple court case, and much more. 
03:34:51
May 08, 2021
Xbox Game Pass subscriber growth, Resident Evil Village contract drama, Metal Gear Solid rumors
Rand and Jez get together for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss the Xbox subscriber growth figures, Resident Evil Village's PlayStation marketing contract and what it means for Xbox, the rumors of a Metal Gear Solid remake, and much more. 
02:26:15
April 25, 2021
Xbox + Square Enix? The big Xbox rumor mill, Xbox exclusives getting delayed?
Are Xbox exclusives being delayed? Will Xbox buy Square Enix? What the hell is that 🌀 emoji? Jez and Rand dissect the week's big Xbox news for fun, and we're inviting you along for the ride! 
03:10:35
April 17, 2021
Xbox to work with Kojima? Xbox returns to E3 and the future of Xbox Global Publishing games
Rand and Jez gear up for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss rumors of Xbox going to work with Hideo Kojima of Metal Gear Solid fame, Xbox Global Publishing's future, Xbox's return to E3, rumors of turmoil at PlayStation's studios, and much more. 
02:58:40
April 11, 2021
Xbox Game Pass HUGE week, Outriders problems, Xbox Series X fridge, and more!
Jez and Rand discuss another week of big Xbox news. This week we talk Xbox Game Pass' future, Outriders' ongoing server problems, Alan Wake 2, Xbox's emphasis on backward compatibility vs. Sony and Nintendo, and much much more!
02:55:56
April 03, 2021
Xbox to buy DISCORD? ID@Xbox showcase, Xbox Live becomes Xbox network?
Jez and Rand tackle another week's Xbox news! This week, we talk about the big rumored Discord acquisition, the big Twitch/ID@Xbox indie showcase, and Microsoft's "de-branding" of Xbox Live to Xbox network. 
02:53:40
March 28, 2021
Xbox ID@Xbox March event, huge week for Game Pass, Persona for Xbox?
This week, Jez and Rand tackle the latest rumors, confirming the ID@Xbox March 26 event, all the big news for Xbox Game Pass, and those pesky whispers about Persona hitting Xbox in the future. 
02:55:25
March 20, 2021
The Big Bethesda Episode: The future of Xbox, Game Pass, Elder Scrolls etc. go exclusive
It finally happened! Microsoft and Bethesda joined forces, bringing twenty games to Xbox Game Pass, setting up for a future where Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, and many others go exclusive to Xbox platforms. Is the tide finally turning for Xbox? Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two show as we discuss the Big Bethesda future. 
02:46:10
March 14, 2021
Xbox March event? PlayStation games hitting Windows PC, Xbox Game Studios quality argument
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss rumors of an Xbox news event in March, PlayStation games hitting PC in greater volume, and whether or not Xbox Game Studios can reach "AAA" consistent quality (and do they even need to?). 
02:56:55
February 27, 2021
Xbox Series X upgrade boost, new Xbox Wireless Headset, Nintendo Direct, Bethesda event?
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, Rand and Jez argue about Nintendo Direct, we talk about the Bethesda deal and the possibility of an event, the new Xbox Wireless Headset, and the Series X FPS boost! 
02:47:20
February 21, 2021
Halo Infinite NOT coming to other platforms, Bethesda and the "Vault," Anthem's fate, Final Fantasy on Xbox?
Rand and Jez kick off another weekly Xbox Two show! On this week's episode, Jez and Rand talk about Little Nightmares 2, the future of Anthem being decided, Final Fantasy and Square Enix's support of Xbox, Bethesda's "Vault" subsidiary, Halo Infinite intrigue, and much more. 
02:38:40
February 13, 2021
New Xbox acquisitions and studios? Gearbox and market consolidation, PS5 exclusive hits Xbox
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss the "death" of Google Stadia and the future of game streaming, Gearbox joining Embracer Group, and what that might mean for future Xbox acquisitions, PS5 exclusive MLB hitting Xbox, Perfect Dark's game director leaving the team, and much more. 
02:49:16
February 06, 2021
Xbox Live Gold drama, Xbox free to play games become truly free
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss the drama surrounding Xbox Live Gold, and the fact-free to play games have now gone truly free. From Jez: "Apologies for some of the technical difficulties in this episode, will try to do better in the future."
01:44:25
January 24, 2021
Xbox nabs Indiana Jones? Star Wars drops EA, big tech hunts game studios
Rand and Jez gear up for another 2021 Xbox Two podcast show! This week, we discuss the new LucasFilm Games division, and the possibility that Machine Games' Indiana Jones goes exclusive (or not) to Xbox, we also talk Star Wars dropping EA, and big tech companies like Amazon, Google, and Tencent hunting for acquisitions. 
02:33:45
January 18, 2021
Xbox Series X 2021 surprises, 2021 games, Phil Spencer looks to the future
Jez and Rand drop the first Xbox Two podcast of 2021! This week, we discuss what Xbox will look like in 2021, react to Phil Spencer's comments on future plans comments, and much more. 
02:39:00
January 09, 2021
Cyberpunk 2077 fiasco, Perfect Dark details, Halo Infinite update, onwards to 2021!
Join Jez and Rand for the last Xbox Two podcast of 2020! This week, we discuss all the topics we missed while Rand was a bit ill, across The Game Awards, Perfect Dark's reveal and subsequent gameplay rumors, Halo Infinite's big development update, and much, much more! 
03:09:17
December 23, 2020
Xbox Series X performance update, PS5 impressions, Forza Horizon 5 in 2020?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss more of Rand's PlayStation 5 impressions, Perfect Dark / The Initiative game rumors, Microsoft acquires Smash.GG, Xbox Series X performance updates, "PS5 Pro" rumors, Jeff Grubb's Forza Horizon 5 rumors, God of War and Master Chief in Fortnite, Bioware news, and much more. 
02:43:40
December 06, 2020
Xbox Series X, PS5 power comparisons, Bethesda and exclusivity, The Game Awards nominees
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss Xbox Series X vs. PS5 power disparity comparisons, Bethesda game exclusivity, Game Awards nominees, and much more!  Timestamps: What we've been playing (00:00) | Square Enix "sold off" To Ubisoft (47:00) | Xbox supply issue, games delayed (59:00) | Games running better on PS5 (1:06:46) | Game Awards (1:24:00) | Bethesda game exclusivity (1:42:08) | PlayStation Game Pass? (2:04:47).
02:21:45
November 21, 2020
Xbox Series X/S "biggest launch," more Xbox game studios, PS5 impressions
It's launch week! Rand and Jez tackle this week's big next-gen questions, along with Rand's initial PS5 impressions, Microsoft's march to grab more Xbox game studios, and much more. 
02:29:05
November 14, 2020
Xbox Series X/S reviews, launch line-up woes, Xbox to buy Japanese studios?!
This week, Jez and Rand discuss their final Xbox Series X impressions, reactions to the Xbox Series S, the launch line-up and whether it actually matters, and the rumors of Xbox buying up Japanese studios! 
02:29:45
November 09, 2020
Xbox Series X unboxing, Full RDNA2, Halo Infinite, Cyberpunk 2077 delayed
Jez and Rand are back for another Xbox Two show! This week, we talk Xbox Series X unboxing videos, what full RDNA2 means for Xbox, Halo Infinite problems, and Cyberpunk 2077 getting delayed, and much more! 
02:35:33
October 31, 2020
Hands-on with Xbox Series X, Phil Spencer on Bethesda Xbox exclusives and Halo Infinite
Rand and Jez tackle this week's big Xbox topics in another episode of the Xbox Two! We talk hands-on impressions with the Xbox Series X, Bethesda games maybe going exclusive, Halo Infinite launching in parts, and more!
02:20:53
October 18, 2020
Xbox Series X "overheating" drama, PS5 teardown and back compat, Xbox "Power your Dreams" ad
Join Jez and Rand for yet another Xbox Two Podcast show! This week, we discuss the new Xbox ad "Power your Dreams," the fake news over the Xbox Series X overheating, and the PlayStation 5 teardown, alongside "screwgate!"
02:28:57
October 10, 2020
Xbox Series X hands-on impressions, Xbox vs. PS5, Starfield in 2021?
Rand and Jez discuss all the biggest gaming news of the week! Jez walks through our first hands-on impressions with the Xbox Series X, we talk Starfield leaks and rumors, and much, much more.
02:39:03
October 03, 2020
Xbox BUYS BETHESDA, and more?! Xbox Series S/X preorders, Bethesda games to PS5 or nah?
Rand and Jez tackle the biggest megaton of the year, with Microsoft buying up Bethesda and Zenimax Media itself. We also talk about our Xbox Series X/S preorder experiences, and whether or not DOOM, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and all the other juicy exclusives will go to PlayStation or not (spoiler: they won't).
02:36:44
September 26, 2020
Xbox Series X|S preorders, PS5 event and Jim Ryan lies, next-gen begins
Rand and Jez go in on this week's gaming news, including the PS5 event and the strange aftermath, the Xbox Series X|S preorders, games we've been playing, and much more.
02:40:03
September 19, 2020
Xbox Series S REVEALED, Xbox Series S|X launch date and price, EA going to Game Pass
Jez and Rand discuss one of the biggest news blowouts of the year, with the Xbox Series S "Lockhart" finally revealed, the price and launch date of both systems finally here, EA joining Xbox Game Pass, and much, much more!
02:18:57
September 12, 2020
Xbox Series X September "event"? Marvel Avengers, Xbox Series S leaks AGAIN
Jez and Rand talk the latest Xbox news once again! We talk about rumors of the Xbox Series X price reveal event in September, Marvel Avengers game, Xbox Series S "Lockhart" leaks AGAIN, and much more.
02:10:47
September 07, 2020
Xbox Series X, PS5 preorders, Halo Infinite drama, Perfect Dark, Wasteland 3
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two show! This week, we talk Xbox Series X gameplay and marketing, the continued lack of preordering, Halo Infinite drama, Perfect Dark rumors, Wasteland 3, and much more!
02:20:25
August 30, 2020
Xbox Series X price, Halo Infinite "issues," Battletoads review scores, Control next-gen upgrade
Join Rand and Jez for another epic Xbox Two podcast show. This week, we look rumors of a $599 Xbox Series X, rumors of dev problems at 343 Industries on Halo Infinite, Battletoads' review scores, paid next-gen upgrades, and much more!
02:40:45
August 22, 2020
Xbox Series S leaked, Halo Infinite delayed, Xbox Series X priced?
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss the Xbox Series S leaked controller, Halo Infinite's 2021 delay, the possibility of the Xbox Series X's price, and much more.
02:09:46
August 16, 2020
Xbox Series X, Series S "Lockhart," Apple blocks xCloud, Xbox Live Gold going free? TikTok?!
Join Jez and Rand for another big Xbox Two show! This week, we look at rumors of Xbox Series S "Lockhart" launching without a controller, Apple's anti-competitive behavior towards Project xCloud, Xbox Live Gold NOT going free, and much, much more!
02:33:57
August 08, 2020
Xbox Series X August event? Halo Infinite multiplayer goes free, WB Games
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two show! This week, we talk about the Xbox Series X launch event, Halo Infinite's multiplayer going free, the logistics of WB Games acquisition, Grounded, and much more.
02:31:56
August 01, 2020
Xbox Games Showcase review, Halo Infinite, Avowed, Fable, and more
Jez and Rand give their verdict on the big Xbox July 2020 Showcase, all of the games, and much more!
02:14:45
July 26, 2020
Xbox July games showcase countdown, Xbox Live Gold going away? Game Pass future and XCloud
This week we countdown some final predictions for the Xbox July games showcase, navigate Discord going down in the middle of the podcast, discuss the future of Xbox Live Gold, and what Xbox Game Pass Ultimate means for the future of Xbox.
02:29:12
July 18, 2020
Xbox Series X July Games Showcase teases, Xbox to buy more studios?
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss all the latest rumors about the Xbox July Games Showcase, rumors about more studio acquisitions from Microsoft, and the "outrage" over Microsoft's support for cross-gen games and smart delivery.
02:28:32
July 12, 2020
Xbox Series X July event dated, Xbox Series S "Lockhart," Fable, Perfect Dark, and more
Jez and Rand converge for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss the Xbox July event, the latest Lockhart rumors, Perfect Dark and Fable "Twitter accounts," and much more. Intro - 0:05 Topics - 5:51 What we've been playing - 7:47 Halo Infinite Spoilers From Toy Line - 27:05 July Event Date Discussion - 30:51 Rand Speaks About Fable & Perfect Dark - 39:50 Jez Info On Resolution 30 or 60fps Xbox Exclusive Medium - 1:05:05 Xbox Series S Lockhart - 1:07:32 Halo Multiplayer Free? - 1:18:41 Xbox Series S Holding Back Next Gen? - 1:20:21 2K On $70 Games For Next Gen - 1:22:21 Horizon Zero Dawn hits PC - 1:38:51 Sony Might Bidding To Buy Splash Damage - 1:45:43 Xbox Summer Games Fest Demos - 1:52:16 Show Ending Q & A Chat - 1:54:52 (Thanks to Hazzador for the timestamps!)
02:05:28
July 04, 2020
Phil Spencer talks Xbox Series X and PS5, Mixer dies, and Xbox Lockhart is real
This week, we discuss Phil Spencer's comments on next-gen consoles and the July event, the death of Mixer, mounting Lockhart evidence, and much more.
02:35:27
June 28, 2020
Xbox Series X price rumors, EA Play event, PS5 updates, and the July Xbox event
Join Jez and Rand for an extra looooooooooong Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss the latest console industry rumors, EA's "Play" event, the July Xbox showcase, and much, much, much more!
02:49:57
June 21, 2020
Reacting to the PlayStation 5 June event, and discussing Xbox's July event
This week, Rand and Jez discuss the PlayStation 5 blowout in June, and what it means for Microsoft's efforts in July's Xbox Series X gameplay showcase.
02:18:25
June 14, 2020
New Xbox Store, Xbox Series X updates, PS5 reveal event, Xbox Game Pass
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss the Xbox Store and the upcoming Xbox Series X UI, the PlayStation 5 reveal event delay, and much, much more.
02:21:11
June 06, 2020
Xbox Series X compatibility, PS5 showcase on June 4th, is Minecraft Dungeons good?
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two! This week, we talk Xbox Series X backward compatibility, whether Xbox should be worried about the PS5 event in June, and much, much more.
02:15:24
May 30, 2020
Xbox Series X Showcase post-mortem, PS5 Unreal Engine 5 demo and shifting narratives
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week we discuss the fallout from the Xbox Series X "Gameplay" showcase, the PlayStation 5 UE5 demo and Ghost of Tsushima reveal, and what Microsoft needs to do for July and the future!
02:16:27
May 16, 2020
Reacting to the May 7th 'Inside Xbox' Xbox Series X Showcase Event
Jez and Rand react to the May 7 "Inside Xbox" Xbox Series X gameplay showcase event, including all the games, and whether or not or was overhyped.
01:42:02
May 09, 2020
Xbox Series X gameplay event, Xbox Game Pass 10 million subs, and more
Jez and Rand talk the Xbox Series X gameplay event, Xbox Game Pass hitting 10 million subs and other financials, Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Gears Tactics, and much more!
02:27:22
May 03, 2020
Xbox Series X to get digital events? next-gen console pricing, Resident Evil 4 remake
Join Jez and Rand for another slightly drunken Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss Xbox Series X potential digital events and what could be shown, next-gen pricing and potential supply limitations, Resident Evil 4 and other remakes, and much more.
02:17:45
April 18, 2020
Xbox Series X upcoming game reveals? PS5 DualSense controller, Xbox SmartDelivery, and more!
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss upcoming Xbox Series X games, PS5's DualSense controller vs. the Xbox Series X controller, Xbox's SmartDelivery and whether games will try to sell themselves *twice* next-gen, and much much more.
02:16:16
April 11, 2020
Phil Spencer talks Xbox Series X vs. PS5, game delays, PS5 having issues?
**Apologies for the messy intro!** Jez and Rand talk Xbox again on the weekly Xbox Two show! This time, we discuss games being delayed due to the virus-that-shall-not-be-named, "rumors" of PS5 having "issues," and Xbox head Phil Spencer's recent big interview!
02:27:49
April 04, 2020
Xbox Series X misinformation, next-gen game delays, Xbox Series X code stolen?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two podcast show! This week, we discuss the huge amounts of Xbox Series X misinformation flying around, the possibility of next-gen game delays, tons of games we've been playing, and much, much more.
02:39:42
March 28, 2020
Xbox Series X vs. PS5 FULL BLOWOUT, NVMe speeds, next-gen features, DOOM Eternal
The Xbox Series X goes head to head with PS5! Finally, we have the full specs of both consoles, and we discuss what it all means for next-gen!
02:02:17
March 19, 2020
E3 2020 cancelled, Xbox digital event, Horizon Zero Dawn hits PC, Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Rand and Jez discuss the big E3 2020 cancellation, Microsoft's upcoming digital event, HZD and other games hitting PC, and much, much more!
02:00:15
March 12, 2020
GDC postponed, E3 next?! Final Fantasy VII and Ori 2, Xbox Series X marketing, and fake leaks
This week, Jez and Rand tackle the dreaded virus-that-shall-not-be-named sweeping the games industry, the deluge of "leaks" hitting the airwaves, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Xbox Series X marketing, and much more!
02:13:25
March 05, 2020
HUGE Xbox Series X specs drop, Coronavirus affects shows, Xbox smart delivery
Rand and Jez lay down another Xbox Two Podcast! This week, we discuss the massive Xbox Series X specs drop, Sony and others sidestepping tradeshows due to Coronavirus, Xbox Series X's smart delivery and next-gen features, and much, much more!
02:22:40
February 27, 2020
Xbox Series X vs. PS5 price, Phil Spencer on Xbox competition, Rod leaves Gears of War
Jez and Rand discuss the Xbox Series X and PS5 price, Bloomberg's PS5 "woes" report, Phil Spencer on Xbox competition, what Rod Fergusson leaving means for Gears of War, and much more.
02:27:37
February 16, 2020
Xbox Series X SSD speeds, Switch beats Xbox, The Initiative and Perfect Dark?
This week we discuss new Xbox Series X hardware rumors, Nintendo's massive resurgence, The Initiative and a possible Perfect Dark reboot, and much more!
02:10:07
February 02, 2020
Xbox Series X "no exclusives," Horizon Zero Dawn goes to PC, is E3 still important?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two Podcast show! This week, we talk about the whole "drama" revolving around Xbox Series X games also coming to Xbox One, Horizon Zero Dawn heading to PC (while Rand takes a victory lap or three), E3's so-called declining relevance, and much, much more.
01:59:30
January 16, 2020
Xbox Series X SoC and ports, PS5 logo "drama," Batman teased (again), and more
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we talk PS5 logo drama, Xbox Series X SoC and ports revealed, even MORE Batman teasing from Warner Bros, our most anticipated 2020 games, and much more!
02:02:09
January 10, 2020
Xbox Series X "AAA" games, PS5 at CES 2020, is Bethesda for Sale?
The Xbox Two Podcast is back and this week the guys will be talking about Mike Ybarra's comments on Xbox Series X massive power and AAA games situation from Xbox Game Studios, PS5 being revealed at CES 2020, another rumor popping up about PlayStation acquiring Bethesda and much more!
02:11:25
January 03, 2020
Xbox Series X revealed, PS5 and Xbox Series X launch lineups, game of the decade
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss the Xbox Series X reveal, the PS5 vs. Xbox Series X head to head, upcoming games, and our game(s) of the decade.
02:22:46
December 28, 2019
Xbox Scarlett power, MLB The Show on Xbox, Cyberpunk 2077 to Xbox Game Pass?
The Xbox Two Podcast is back and this week the guys will be talking about Xbox Scarlett: Xbox Anaconda and Xbox Lockhart INSANE Power, PlayStation putting MLB The Show on Xbox consoles, our predictions for the Game Awards and so much more!
02:10:49
December 13, 2019
Xbox Lockhart and Anaconda, Phil Spencer says no to VR, Rand plays Pokemon (LOL)
The Xbox Two Podcast is back and this week we talk about Xbox Lockhart returning from the "dead," Phil Spencer's comments about VR, Rand's thoughts on Pokemon (LOL), and much, much, much more!
02:37:16
December 06, 2019
Project xCloud "exclusives," The Game Awards "controversy," Google Stadia "launch"
The Xbox Two podcast is back and this week Rand and Jez will be talking about Xbox Scarlett, Project xCloud, The Game Awards controversy, Google Stadia's launch and so much more!
02:03:29
November 24, 2019
Inside Xbox X019 Reactions, Death Stranding, xCloud vs Stadia
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss all the epic news coming out of X019, Death Stranding, xCloud vs. Google Stadia, and much more!
02:07:06
November 17, 2019
Xbox Scarlett upgrade via All Access, Death Stranding to PC, Xbox Games with Gold sucks?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss Xbox Game Studios' future, Death Stranding hitting PC and review expectations, Xbox Games with Gold having weak games, and much more!
02:06:32
November 01, 2019
PS5 to beat Xbox Scarlett? Outer Worlds reaction, game delays, and more
It's time for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss rumors of PS5 being more powerful than Scarlett, the positive response to The Outer Worlds, Bethesda, Blizzard, and others screwing up, and big game delays!
02:19:12
October 26, 2019
Mike Ybarra says goodbye, PS5 vs. Scarlett reveals, Blizzard's China problems, and more
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! We bid farewell to Xbox CVP Mike Ybarra, discuss the marketing hype train for PS5 and Xbox Scarlett, Blizzard's run-in with the Chinese censors, and much, much more.
02:19:35
October 18, 2019
Xbox Scarlett rumors, X019 expectations, PlayStation Now, Shawn Layden laid off?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we talk about some wild Xbox Scarlett Kinecty-rumors, PlayStation Now becoming actually... good? Shawn Layden and troubles at Sony, and much, much more!
02:15:60
October 04, 2019
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare boycott, The Last Of Us 2, Xbox Game Studios future
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we talk about the drama surrounding Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Project xCloud, The Last of Us 2, Xbox Game Studios new IP, and much more.
02:27:31
September 27, 2019
Xbox changing investor info, Gears 5 "sales," Borderlands 3 thoughts
Join Jez and Rand for more Xbox and gaming chatter! This week, we talk about Xbox's changing investor info, Gears 5's "sales" and engagement, Borderlands 3 impressions, and much more.
01:55:06
September 21, 2019
Gears 5 Talk, Phil Spencer Plays Xbox Scarlett, Alan Wake in Control
Gears 5 Talk, Phil Spencer Plays Xbox Scarlett, Alan Wake in Control by Jez & Rand
02:10:27
September 14, 2019
Hands-on Gears 5 Campaign Preview Special!
This week is all about Gears 5! Join Jez and Rand for a special episode focusing on questions surrounding Gears 5's campaign, following a hands-on preview in Vancouver at The Coalition! :)
01:38:59
August 31, 2019
Xbox exclusives to STAY exclusive? Spider-mania, and Xbox mixed messaging
Jez and Rand SLAY another podcast this week, discussing such delights as Insomniac joining Sony, Xbox's messaging regarding exclusives, the Spider-man drama, and MUCH more!
01:52:27
August 23, 2019
EPISODE 100! Will Xbox go third-party?! Gamescom 2019 expectations, and more!
Join Jez and Rand for episode 100 of the Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss PS5 rumors, the possibility of Xbox going third-party publisher, and our Gamescom 2019 expectations.
02:01:11
August 19, 2019
Gears 5 goes gold, Ninja joins Mixer, Xbox single player game future
**Note: Apologies for audio hiccups in this episode, due to Google dropping Hangouts Live. We'll improve it for the next!!! Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week we discuss Gears 5 going gold, Ninja joining Mixer, Xbox single-player games, and much more!
02:03:44
August 11, 2019
Xbox One sales decline, Gears 5, is the console war over?
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two show! This week, we talk about the Xbox sales decline in the end-of-year financials, Gears 5 Versus Tech Test and the "controversial" smoking "ban," and the evolution of the console war.
02:09:25
July 23, 2019
PS5 vs. Scarlett games, Xbox and "hardcore" gamers, Alan Wake and Remedy
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we talk about Scarlett's potential games lineup vs. the PS5, whether or not Xbox cares about "hardcore" gamers, Alan Wake reverting back to Remedy Entertainment, and Gamer Girl bath water (??!!!)
02:00:45
July 04, 2019
Xbox E3 2019 Review, Xbox Project Scarlett vs PS5, Xbox Lockhart Gone?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we reflect on the ups and downs of Xbox E3 2019, Scarlett's power vs. the PlayStation 5, the "death" of Lockhart, and much more.
02:53:11
June 21, 2019
Xbox E3 2019 HYPE! Xbox Gamertag changes, 3 New Xbox IP at E3, and more!
Join Jez and Rand for another uber fun Xbox E3 show! The last podcast before E3, we look at all the latest rumors, the "14 XGS games" on the way, and some changes coming to Gamertags!
02:18:40
June 06, 2019
Xbox E3 2019 Preview, all Xbox exclusives going to Steam, Xbox Game Pass for PC
Join Jez and Rand for a big E3 pre-show! This week, we talk Xbox games hitting Steam, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and all of our E3 predictions!
02:13:06
May 31, 2019
Xbox E3 2019 "Leaks," Sony and Microsoft Partnership, is console gaming niche?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we hear more about E3 "leaks," Sony and Microsoft's big Azure partnership, and Sony's comments on console gaming being "niche." And much more!
01:59:50
May 24, 2019
Splinter Cell teaser (trololo), RAGE 2, Gears 5 info, importance of Xbox E3 2019
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss RAGE 2 and Plague Tale: Innocence, as well as the importance of E3, some Splinter Cell trolling, and much more.
02:16:36
May 16, 2019
Borderlands 3 "microtransactions," Xbox and Crytek rumors, next-gen secret sauce?
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss the Borderlands 3 microtransaction "drama," Crytek and other Xbox purchase "rumors," next-gen consoles "secret sauce" ... there's a lot of "stuff" in this podcast, my dudes.
01:58:31
May 04, 2019
Xbox "Anaconda" vs. PS5 power, Xbox's IP dedication, game dev crunch
Join Rand and Jez for another Xbox Two Podcast! This week, we talk about Xbox "leaks", Xbox Anaconda's power vs. PlayStation 5, Xbox's dedication to its IP, harsh developer working conditions, and much more!
02:11:10
April 26, 2019
Xbox One S All Digital Edition, PS5 officially revealed, Phil Spencer talks E3 2019
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week we talk about the new all-digital Xbox One, the PlayStation 5, comments on E3 2019, and much more.
02:07:06
April 22, 2019
Xbox E3 2019 "leaks," Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Does Sekiro need easy mode?
**NOTE: Apologies for the clicking sound on this episode, they should be gone in the next one!!** Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss the latest Xbox E3 2019 "leaks," the rumoured Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, the debate over Sekiro's difficulty, and much more.
02:26:56
April 14, 2019
Google Stadia streaming: Should Microsoft's Project xCloud be worried?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss Google's Stadia streaming platform, Epic Games vs. The World, streaming in general, and the future of gaming.
01:47:56
March 24, 2019
Halo MCC on PC and Steam, Xbox Live coming to mobile, Project xCloud "demo"
Join Jez and Rand for another *almost) weekly Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss Halo MCC hitting PC and Steam, Xbox Live coming to mobile devices, Microsoft's Project xCloud hopes, The Division 2, and much more.
02:12:51
March 15, 2019
Xbox hardware isn't going away, Anthem problems, Halo MCC on PC?
Jez and Rand discuss Anthem and its nightmare bugs, the future of Xbox hardware and how Project xCloud could affect things, and could Halo MCC really be coming to PC?
02:01:41
March 09, 2019
Xbox Game Pass on Switch? Xbox next-gen revealed at E3 2019? Anthem thoughts, and more!
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! Could Xbox Game Pass come to Nintendo Switch? Will the next-gen Xbox console hardware be revealed at E3 2019? Is Anthem as bad as people say? And more!
02:00:31
February 24, 2019
Crackdown 3, Anthem, Metro Exodus, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox First Party Future
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss Metro Exodus, Far Cry New Dawn, Anthem, and of course, Crackdown 3. We also discuss Xbox Game Pass and what it means for the future of Xbox first party games, and much more!
01:54:26
February 17, 2019
Xbox Game Studios, Apex Legends, Xbox games on Nintendo Switch?!
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we talk about Apex Legends, Xbox's new cross-platform SDK and what that means for Nintendo Switch and mobile, the Xbox Game Studios rebrand, and much more!
02:07:01
February 09, 2019
Latest Xbox next-gen rumors, Resident Evil 2, EA kills its Star Wars game
Join Jez and Rand for another belated Xbox Two show! This week we discuss the latest Xbox next-gen rumors, the monumental awesomeness that is Resident Evil 2, EA murdering its Star Wars project (AGAIN), and more Activision shenanigans.
02:09:39
January 28, 2019
Xbox in 2019, more devs ditch Steam, Bungie ditches Activision, and more!
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two podcast! This week we talk Randy Pitchford's lawsuit, Bungie quitting Activision, our Christmas gaming experiences, Xbox's 2019 future, devs ditching Steam, and more!
02:20:46
January 12, 2019
Next-gen Xbox 'Anaconda' and 'Lockhart,' PS4 games on other devices, wrapping up 2018
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! We begin wrapping up 2018 with more next-gen Xbox rumors, we discuss PlayStation Now and xCloud streaming future, Rand offers his thoughts on Below, and much more!
02:05:20
December 22, 2018
The Game Awards, Epic vs. Steam, Xbox Game Pass "on every device"?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss The Game Awards, the battle between Epic Games and Steam, Xbox Game Pass hitting "every device" and much more!
02:15:56
December 14, 2018
Jez is LATE, Podcast 76, Xbox studios with unlimited budgets?
Join Jez and Rand for a buggy 76th podcast episode! This week, we talk Fallout 76 drama, Xbox studios with UNLIMITED budgets, and much more!
02:04:21
December 05, 2018
PlayStation skips E3 2019, Fallout 76 fall out, discless Xbox One?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss PlayStation quitting E3 2019, Fallout 76 review bombs, Battlefield V, a discless Xbox One, and more!
01:56:20
November 24, 2018
Xbox X018 reactions, Crackdown 3 hands-on impressions, Obsidian and InXile join Xbox
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss X018, Microsoft's new studio acquisitions, Crackdown 3, Battlefield V, and much, much more!
01:52:26
November 12, 2018
Xbox X018 Overhyped? Red Dead Redemption 2, xCloud mobile controllers, and more!
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we gush over Red Dead Redemption 2, discuss Call of Duty Black Ops 4's microtransactions, xCloud's usability on mobile devices, and is XO18 being overhyped?
02:02:16
November 02, 2018
Xbox X018 Predictions, Xbox One X sales figures, Red Dead Redemption 2 devs overworked?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we discuss Xbox One X sales figures, Red Dead Redemption 2's labor controversy, Black Ops 4, X018 predictions, and much more.
02:18:41
October 26, 2018
Microsoft vs. Google game streaming, X0 2018 hype, Xbox to buy Obsidian?
Join Jez and Rand for another action packed Xbox Two! This week, we discuss Obsidian buyout rumors, xCloud vs. Google game streaming, and X0 2018!
01:57:41
October 12, 2018
Xbox vs Google, Phil Spencer on Crackdown 3, Assassin's Creed Odyssey
This week on Xbox Two, we discuss Phil Spencer's update on Crackdown 3, the joy of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Xbox vs. Google game streaming, and more!
02:03:36
October 09, 2018
X0 2018 Xbox event, PlayStation crossplay, Forza Horizon 4, Telltale shutdown
Join us for another Xbox Two show! Sorry for the lateness on this one. This week, we predict X0 2018 announcements, Sony's cross-play intervention, Telltale's shutdown, Forza Horizon 4, and much more!
01:56:57
October 02, 2018
Xbox Scarlett "Secret Sauce," Shadow of the Tomb Raider, CoD: Blackout vs PUBG
Join us for another Xbox Two podcast! Sorry for the lateness of uploading this one! This week, we talked about Xbox Scarlett's "secret sauce," Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and much more!
01:53:35
October 02, 2018
Cross-play drama, Spider-man dominates on PS4, Fable 4, Battlefield V
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two podcast! This week we discuss Spider-man and the #puddlegate controversy, Xbox's criticism of Sony's cross-play stance, Battlefield V beta, and more.
01:56:21
September 08, 2018
Gamescom 2018, Cyberpunk 2077, Xbox All Access, and more
Join Jez and Rand for a big Gamescom 2018 special. This week, we talk Cyberpunk 2077, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Xbox All Access, and much more.
01:47:16
August 27, 2018
Xbox maybe buying Obsidian, ex-IGN writer plagiarism, Fallout 76 skips Steam
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week we talk about IGN firing a writer for plagiarism, Fallout 76 skipping Steam, the rise of Discord, rumors of Microsoft buying Obsidian, and more!
02:14:01
August 14, 2018
Xbox Scarlett and Xbox game streaming, Pokemon, Forza removes loot boxes, and more
Rand and Jez discuss the last two weeks of Xbox news! We talk the "Scarlett" Xbox project, game streaming, Forza's ditching of loot boxes, World of Warcraft, and POKEMON?
02:12:06
August 06, 2018
More studios for Xbox, Crackdown 3 on its final stretch, Rand al Floor?
Join Jez and Rand for another amazing Xbox Two podcast show! This week we talk about Gamescom and rumors of further studio acquisitions, Crackdown 3's final developmental stretch, and much more.
02:13:41
July 23, 2018
Xbox Game Pass value, Yakuza on Xbox, what are the best Xbox exclusives?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week we discuss Yakuza and other Japanese games potentially hitting Xbox, the value of Xbox Game Pass, and our favorite Xbox exclusives.
02:11:15
July 14, 2018
Nier Automata love, PlayStation blocks Fallout 76 crossplay, Xbox "Scarlett" in 2019?
Join Jez and Rand for another action packed Xbox Two show! This week we talk about Nier Automata, PlayStation blocking Fallout 76 crossplay, the next Xbox console "Scarlett," and much more.
01:56:20
July 09, 2018
Xbox is in it to win it, State of Decay 2 hits 3 million players, Halo heads to TV
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two podcast! This week we discuss State of Decay 2's continued success, Microsoft's push to reach "2 billion" gamers, Halo's TV show, and much more.
02:15:36
July 02, 2018
Xbox loves Nintendo, State of Decay 2 tops sales charts, Sony hates cross-play?
Join Jez and Rand for another weekly Xbox Two podcast supershow! This week we discuss the controversy over Fortnite and crossplay. Nintendo and Xbox's joint-marketing campaign, State of Decay 2 defying expectations on the sales charts, and much more.
01:50:11
June 24, 2018
Xbox E3 2018 Review! 5 new studios, TONS of games, Xbox "Scarlett" and more!
Join Jez and Rand for another episode of the Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss E3 2018! Microsoft acquired FIVE new studios, revealed tons of games, and more. We also talk about our favorite games of the show, and the rumored Xbox "Scarlett" next-gen console.
02:49:56
June 17, 2018
Pre-E3 2018 show! Crackdown 3 delay official, Playground Games to join Xbox?
Rand and Jez discuss this week's Xbox One news! We talk E3 2018, the official Crackdown 3 delay, the possibility of Playground Games joining Xbox, and much more.
02:04:40
June 10, 2018
Xbox E3 2018 wishlist, PUBG vs. Fortnite, Crackdown 3 delayed to 2019?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week, we talk about the PUBG vs. Fortnite lawsuit, a possible Crackdown 3 delay, and our E3 2018 wishlist.
02:00:16
June 04, 2018
Will Xbox multiplayer go free? Battlefield V has WOMEN, PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox One 2 (lol?)
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two show! This week we talk Xbox Live multiplayer paywall, Battlefield V "drama," next gen consoles, more State of Decay 2, and much more!
01:55:55
May 25, 2018
Jez is LATE, State of Decay 2 impressions, E3 2018, Xbox adaptive controller
Welcome to the first Xbox ONE podcast, since Jez was late for like 8 minutes! After that, we discuss BossKey Studios shutdown, the state of State of Decay 2, E3 2018, the Xbox adaptive controller, and more!
01:41:41
May 19, 2018
A new Xbox "AAAA" game stuido, Walmart E3 game leaks, bad accent impressions
Join Jez and Rand for another weekly Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss the possible (probable) new Microsoft game studio, the Walmart E3 2018 game leaks, and much more!
01:38:24
May 12, 2018
Does Xbox need exclusives RIGHT NOW? State of Decay 2 co-op, God of War sales, and... Kinect
**Reupload due to epic fail by Jez.** Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two podcast! This week we talk about the importance of Xbox exclusives, God of War's epic sales, State of Decay 2's co-op systems, and... Rand gets a bit upset about Kinect (mature language warning!)
01:49:06
May 07, 2018
Moving beyond the Xbox One X, God of War and exclusive games, Discord on Xbox
Join Jez and Rand for the latest Xbox Two podcast! This week, we talk God of War and exclusive games, what lies in the future for Xbox, and Discord and other services on the way to the console.
01:45:05
April 29, 2018
Xbox E3 "leaks," #GameStruck4, Call of Duty no single player?
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two podcast! This week we discuss our personal 4 most important games, the rumored E3 Xbox "leaks," Call of Duty ditching its single player mode, and more!
02:07:60
April 21, 2018
New Xbox back compat games, Red Dead in 4K, future of Xbox, God of War reviews
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss favorite games, Xbox backwards compatibility, Red Dead Redemption in 4K, God of War PS4 reviews, and much much more!
01:36:05
April 13, 2018
When should the Xbox One "2" launch? Shadow of War loot crates killed, and Xbox One exclusives
Join Jez and Rand for another Xbox Two podcast! This week, we discuss the possible launch window for the next Xbox console, the death of Shadow of War's loot crates, the state of Xbox's exclusive game lineup, and much more!
01:45:11
April 07, 2018
Far Cry 5 is AWESOME, No Man's Sky for Xbox, Sea of Thieves' breaks records
Join Jez (@JezCorden) and Rand (@Rand_Al_Thor_19) for another Xbox Two podcast! This week we discuss No Man's Sky's intergalactic trip to Xbox, Far Cry 5's awesomeness, and Sea of Thieves' record breaking launch.
01:54:30
March 30, 2018
Sea of Thieves reviews, God of War and "mature" games, Microsoft looks beyond Xbox
Join Jez and Rand for another weekly Xbox and gaming podcast! This week we discuss Sea of Thieves' review scores, God of War and the Xbox lineup, and Microsoft's new cloud gaming division.
01:41:41
March 24, 2018
Xbox set for biggest E3 EVER? Discussing Xbox/PS4 cross-play, the new Xbox Inside show, and more!
Join Jez and Rand for another weekly gaming discussion! This week we talk Xbox/PS4 cross-play drama over Fortnite, Microsoft's E3 plans, and much more.
02:07:18
March 16, 2018
State of Decay 2 price point discussed, Nintendo Switch vs. Xbox, Surviving Mars previewed
State of Decay 2 price point discussed, Nintendo Switch vs. Xbox, Surviving Mars previewed by Jez & Rand
01:22:45
March 11, 2018
Sega Visits Microsoft, 360 Games Get X Enhanced, State of Decay 2 price error?
Join Jez (@JezCorden) and Rand (@Rand_al_Thor_19) for another weekly Xbox One podcast! This week, we're discussing Sega's visit to Microsoft, more 4K Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, that pesky State of Decay 2 "pricing error," and much more!
01:51:46
March 02, 2018
Gears of War 5 (or spin off) on the way? Phil Spencer at DICE, new Xbox features coming
Jez and Rand discuss the possibilities of Halo, Gears of War, and new ReCore games, Phil Spencer's passionate DICE speech, and Major Nelson's recent Xbox features tease!
01:42:46
February 23, 2018
Xbox E3 floor plan, Sea of Thieves news, next Xbox cloud powered?
This week, Rand and Jez discuss the controversy over Microsoft's E3 floor plan size (sigh), a huge amount of new Sea of Thieves info, the rumor of a next-gen, cloud-only Xbox console, and much, much more!
01:24:37
February 18, 2018