Phil Spencer Interview Analysis – Unlocked 438

Our Xbox crew analyzes what Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said during our interview with him on last week’s episode. We think he said a lot in his clever, indirect way… Plus: an Inside Xbox news recap, rumors about what Resident Evil 8 will be like, and at the very end you’ll hear our live as-it-happened reactions to the PS5’s DualSense controller reveal.

Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week’s episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, featuring an interview with Valve’s Robin Walker

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Expect More (Small) Movies to Bypass Theatrical for Disney Plus

Expect Disney to shift more movies initially slated for theatrical release to streaming debuts on Disney+ instead due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Disney executive chairman Bob Iger revealed that consumers should expect to see the company push more content (and earlier) to their digital platforms like Disney+ in light of the current global crisis. Iger’s comments come just days after the studio announced it had scrapped plans to release Artemis Fowl theatrically, opting to debut the film on Disney+ instead.

“There are some we’ve decided to put on Disney+. We already announced one, Artemis Fowl, that would have

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Star Wars Reveals 5 New Jedi From The High Republic

Though Lucasfilm teased some of the main characters that will be featured in the upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic publishing initiative when it was revealed in February, now they’ve fully pulled back the curtain on five brand new Jedi heroes on

The High Republic is an era of peace and prosperity when the Jedi were in their prime some 200 years before the events of the Skywalker Saga. “For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice,” Obi-Wan Kenobi told a young Luke Skywalker once upon a time. And now,

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Why Westworld’s Music Is Its Greatest Weapon

While the fourth episode of Westworld: Season 3 features some of the biggest reveals yet, that’s not the only reason fans are abuzz over the series’ latest installment. This episode also features composer Ramin Djawadi doing what he does best, sneaking in a new instrumental arrangement of a hit pop song. In this case, fans of The Weeknd will be pleased to hear a string quartet version of “Wicked Games” playing during the masquerade ball.

This is hardly the first iconic tune that’s been reinterpreted for the futuristic Westworld setting. The Season 3 trailer features an instrumental arrangement of

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It’s Official: The Super Mario LEGO Sets Are Launching This August

After an insider tip last week, LEGO has officially announced its Super Mario line will launch on 1st August. This will include the Mario Starter Course (59.99 USD/EUR), the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set (29.99 USD/EUR), and the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set (99.99 USD/EUR).

According to the official PR, you can now pre-order the LEGO Super Mario Adventures Mario Starter Course on the LEGO website and from select retailers around the world. Note: pre-orders don’t appear to be live yet.

fans will be able to begin exploring the fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe with the Adventures with

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Resident Evil 8 Will Release in 2021, Feature Significant Thematic Departures, Report Says

A first-person Resident Evil 8 will release sometime in 2021 for current and next gen consoles and will feature more “serious departures” from the mainline series, according to a new report from Video Game Chronicle.

VGC reports that they have verified the information provided by known Resident Evil leaker “Dusk Golem” on Twitter. That said, take the following information with a massive grain of salt, as previous reports from Dusk Golem on a “soft reboot” for Silent Hill were later squashed by Konami, so the track record thus far isn’t entirely perfect.

Golem stated on Twitter that

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