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The world of Xbox as seen by adults with full time jobs The Xboxcast happens to be 4 people talking about the world of Xbox while managing to have full time jobs. Based in the sleepy town of Napier, New Zealand, The Xboxcast is made up of Kyle (South African), Simone (Kiwi-South African), Lee (English) and Paul (Full Kiwi).

The world of Xbox as seen by adults with full time jobs The Xboxcast happens to be 4 people talking about the world of Xbox while managing to have full time jobs. Based in the sleepy town of Napier, New Zealand, The Xboxcast is made up of Kyle (South African), Simone (Kiwi-South African), Lee (English) and Paul (Full Kiwi).
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The world of Xbox as seen by adults with full time jobs The Xboxcast happens to be 4 people talking about the world of Xbox while managing to have full time jobs. Based in the sleepy town of Napier, New Zealand, The Xboxcast is made up of Kyle (South African), Simone (Kiwi-South African), Lee (English) and Paul (Full Kiwi).








A Conversation With Marc

Joining us today is Marc from Red Scar Publishing which is publishing a tabletop RPG and a board game called Devil's Run - Mad Max meets dice rolling. And he has even won an ENnie! We are in the presence of greatness. We get hyped about The Outer Worlds, and other Game Awards announcements, before putting Marc on the spot and asking him all the odd and strange questions. From getting Marc to explain a lot about Devil's Run and why its set up to use a 2d20 system. But our questions don't...


#240: The Xboxcast's Game Awards For 2018

Its the last official episode for The Xboxcast, and since everyone else is doing it, we will do it too! Presenting The Xboxcast's Game Awards for 2018. How exciting is this? Answer: its very exciting. Like any typical award show, the categories are made up and the points don't matter. With that in mind we don't have a clear winner or loser, or even nominations. We go purely by personal preference. Because that way, we can't be wrong! Its a complete win-win situation. The categories we...


#239: Some Fish Are Copyrighted

We have a podcast, and we think its awesome. Spyro is back, in a fantastic remaster, and Simone has gone all hands on with it! Does he fly the same? Is he the same colour? Whats the airspeed of an unlaiden swallow? She knows the answers to all these and more! Lee tries his hand at Ducati 90th Anniversary and finds two wheels less impressive than four, while Kyle tries to stream The Solus Project and have it fail misseribly (but its still up if you want to see what went wrong!) Lee was...


#238: All Our Bases In Different Places

With the internet having a meltdown, and everyone else suffering from the fallout, we have arrived to bring some much needed perspective into your lives. Nothing is as bad as it seems, not even Lee's face. Simone is away, so what better time to rope Paul on and have him tell us about Fallout 76. From what he thinks, to how hes found some bugs and even some cool environmental storytelling - Paul does a great job of making Fallout 76 sound like it belongs in the fallout universe. Remember...


#237: XO18 eXcitement!

Do you like the new news, like Lee likes the nu-news? Well you're in luck! This episode is news from start to finish. Everything Xbox announced at XO18 is discussed and dissected by our panel of judges - those being Kyle and Lee of course. XO18 took place in Mexico City and was chockfull of announcements - from new studios joining the Microsoft family, to updates and expansions for existing games, and even a bucket load of games coming to Game Pass. We even take a deepish dive into...


#236: A Victim Of Winning $1,00,000

And now for something, completely the same. Exactly the same, except Lee has decided to play *all* the games! From Battlefield 1 to Fallout 4, Gears of War to Fallout 76. And almost everything in-between. We hear Lee's trepidation at Fallout 76, and who can blame him? Kyle wonders how Sea of Thieves remains so vague with their quest giving, but still gets so excited about Gears of War 4. For new games, we get a Grip on Hitman 2, MechaNika and Scalextrix. So many new games this week!...


#235: All Those Murders Were Accidents

Better late than never, right? This is out Shocktober But For Realsies episode. Or at least it would have been, if the game devs decided to come out and play. In stead, its a pretty normal week with only two 'scary' games launching, and most Halloween themed things taking place in games... Joined by our spare warm corpse, Jeremy (due to Lee being slack), Simone is back at Red Dead Redemption (the first one) and she entertains us with some fantastic stories. And Kyle has a horror story...


#234: My Gun Is My Passport

Simone's inner cowboy has come out, and his name - John Marston. Thats right - Read Dead Redemption 2 has come out, so we're celebrating the best way working gamers do - by playing through our backlog. It just happens that Red Dead Redemption is the one Simone is enjoying at the moment! And since we're so close to Halloween, we have a very normal Shocktober Episode for you here. To keep with the theme (and because as the memo writer, he's the only one to get the memo...) Kyle played...


#233: The Xboxcast & Jeremy

Simone is being slack. So lets talk to Jeremy! And what should we talk about? I am glad you asked. Forza Horizon 4! Its not like any other games exist right about now... We dive into some cool Forza stats, and spend way to long going on about the drifitng and the sound of crashing into the walls. Its great! And then as per usual, its new games, some gaming news - like For Honor getting a really pretty graphics update - and giving Jeremy a very hard time. But don't worry. He gives...


#232: WARFACE!

In case you haven't heard, Warface is coming to Xbox One... After coming to Xbox 360 in 2013. Its ok, we don't understand either. Simone is still Red Deading it up, Lee has finished the Forsaken story, and all three of us are still only slightly obsessed with Forza Horizon 4. Call of Duty: Black Ops Quadruple I is here to crush what remains of PUBG, and it brings a heap of ID@Xbox friends along. There really is something for everyone this week. What has really gotten us excited this...


#231: The Xboxcar's Forzathon

With the smell of petrol in the air, and the arrival of cars that cost more than your house, we can safely assume its Forza season! Thats right, Forza Horizon 4 has arrived, and its even on GamePass on Day 1! You have no excuse for not playing it. In this very special normal episode, join Kyle and Lee as they talk about their experience in what is the arguably the best racing game ever made. Did they enjoy it? What was good? What was great? And what blew the doors off? This is our...


#230: A Lack Of Leather Pants

No more fancy intros. Nothing different about the hosts. This is a 100% normal episode. There is nothing to be afraid of. Have you heard of Abzu? Well you will now. Its on GamePass so you have no excuse for not playing. On a completely unrelated note, guess what Kyle has been playing? Lee, of course has been playing Destiny 2 Forsaken - shout out to Northstar for adopting us into their clan! This week we have a ton of games that will, have, or are about to launch. Dakar 18, Fifa 19,...


#229: Just Ignore My Hands

Are you ready for some news? Because thats all we're doing in this one! Oh, and Lee has played a little indie game, not sure you'll ever hear of it - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4! Final Fantasy's are coming to Xbox, and we couldn't be happier! If you ask us, its about time. We can't wait to dive into 7, 9 and 10 all over again. Sorry 8, but you're a bit late to this party. PUBG was broken, and then fixed, and then fixed some more in what turns out to be a rollercoaster of emotions. Alexa...


#228: Do Dinosaurs Eat Brussel Sprouts?

Do dinosaurs eat brussel sprouts? We try to find out! Simone is having a hard time with driving a horse and shooting the bad guys in Red Dead Redemption. And dating more pigeons. These two might be related... Kyle is getting absorbed into Gears of War 4 and has managed to convince Lee to play too. No seriously, check out our YouTube! And everyone is still being amazed at the beauty of Star Wars Battlefront 2. In the news, PUBG gets achievements, Forza Horizon 4 releases its...


#227: Xbox Axe(cess)

Do you want to learn all about tupperware parties? Do you even know what a tupperware party is? Well, you're in luck - our special guest Jeremy is here to explain everything you need to know about them. From how to get started, to what you need, to even what tupper really is. You don't want to miss this one! With Simone being away, we take the time to reflect on the lull of news by talking about Xbox All Access! It's real, it's a thing, and no, Phil will not come to your house if you buy...


#226: Gamescom Hype Train 2018

We're back! And Just in time to get on the Gamescom Hype Train for this year. Gamescom happened this week in Germany! And were pretty sure you aren't tired of hearing about it yet. There is a ton of news to get through. From PUBG controllers to Battlefield V Special Edition Xbox One X's and everything in between. Sea of Thieves gets an expansion, State of Decay 2 gets an expansion, PUBG gets a release date and Hunt: Showdown pops up on our radars. We have the freshest Xbox news, shipped...


#225: The 50th Episode

This here is a very special episode. For you see, its our 50th episode ever! What? We never did any beta episodes. No idea what you're talking about. Anyways! This time we start off a bitt differently. The format is undergoing a revision, so please let us know what you think. Kyle plays Sea of Thieves, becomes a drug addict in Fallout 4 and tells some really awesome jokes. Simone talks to us about Quantum Break and the amazing end boss fight. Lee... Lee has been driving cars. Not real...


#224: Soggy Milo

And out of nowhere, a normal episode appears! But how can you be normal with this bunch? Since we're back with your regularly scheduled episode, Lee comes at us with news, nuus, and knews... So much news! Xbox Scarlett and its streaming capabilities, Microsoft hitting $10 Billion with is gaming division, Shadow of War removing microtransactions, QuakeCON coming u, Destiny 2 news and... Fortnite took up 20% of all internet traffic in New Zealand? Say what? For new games, we have a big...


#223: The Xboxcast's One Year Anniversary Episode

A year ago, we came together to talk about games. Who would have thought we'd still be doing this? Not us, thats who! But here we are, officially one year old! And what better way to celebrate, than to eat cake while trying talk... Well that and have a look back at our very first episode - Episode Numero Uno. From the news of yesteryear, to what we were playing back then and then even a bit of introspection where Kyle asks everyone how happy they are to be seeing his face every week,...


#222: Lee's Return To Normal

Lee is back, and so normal programing can resume! We have beta news for Skull & Bones, Fishing Sim World news and get your Warface on, because its coming to Xbox. For new releases, Minecraft on the Switch is making big waves with the aquatic update and Simone catches us up on all the games we missed that you should care about. Give us a listen, share and like and tell your friends. And don't forget to join our Xbox Live Club to keep up to speed with our gaming (or lack there of)....