#OneCast Ep 17: Call of Duty controversies, Overwatch vs. Battleborn, E3 surprises

The latest episode of our Xbox and Microsoft podcast, the #OneCast, is now available and accessible through major podcast distribution services. On this week's episode of the show discuss our past week of gaming, the controversy surrounding Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's reveal trailer, and Microsoft's potential E3 2016 announcements.

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OneCast is our Xbox and Microsoft podcast, hosted by the staff of Windows Central. A new episode of the OneCast is recorded each week, with topics surrounding Microsoft news and the gaming industry.

This week's discussions

  • 00:00:00 - Ask #OneCast winner for April 2016
  • 00:02:24 - SUPERHOT
  • 00:08:00 - Call of Duty 4 memories
  • 00:12:35 - Battleborn vs Overwatch
  • 00:40:30 - DOOM and content censorship
  • 00:48:20 - Battlefield 1 vs Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • 01:25:55 - Ask #OneCast: E3 surprises on par with backward compatibility

This week's hosts

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Every week we'll be discussing an Xbox or Microsoft-related question from the audience, so make sure to submit them via our Twitter accounts (@mattjbrown and @JezCorden) using the #OneCast hashtag, via email, or in the comments below. If we select your question you'll have a chance at winning a free game at the end of the month!

Further reading on this week's topics

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

  • Good to see you guys back, be tubing in on Monday morning on my way to work.
  • Can someone please get jez a new mic and then make sure the levels are adjusted properly in the final mixdown? It's like constantly switching between AM and FM radio when you guys chat! I really like the show otherwise, even with the prattling's!
  • Sorry about the issues! Jez is currently moving country, so the mic quality on Jez's end was lower than usual. All fixed come next week!
  • Aye, am sorry about that. Ordered a new mic from Amazon. (Left my good mic in Germany... #fail!)
  • I have a theory that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare went with space because of battlefront not going that route and everyone complaining about it, even though it was a good idea, its an idea that was a little too late and may have done more damage than good, although i do think everyone is hating just for the fun of it, becuase we have only seen a trailer and nothing of the game at all. My question for the next episode is how much influence do you think all this negativity on COD will force a change in the game, and in general do you think the negativity forces a change in the direction the developers will take with other games?
  • Another decent episode. Gotta dispute the free gold for Xbox One though. I would prefer they keep the fees, and let the revenue subsidise better hardware for the next generation. If MS could offset some of the hardware cost, we could actually end up with a better spec machine. Everyone wins.