#OneCast Ep 5: Jason Ward on Windows Mobile, The Division's map size, our gaming origins

The latest episode of the OneCast is now available for download and streaming via major podcast distribution platforms. This week we were joined by Windows Central's Jason Ward, to discuss Microsoft's mobile strategy and where Windows 10 Mobile is headed. This was followed by our impressions on a range of recent and upcoming releases including Unravel, Cobalt and the Motiga's troubled MOBA, Gigantic. During the show, the news broke of Red Dead Redemption's arrival on Xbox One, where we shared our thoughts on the recent additions to the Xbox One's backward compatibility lineup.

This week's episode is available from the following sources:

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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 - "Is Windows Phone Dead?" with Jason Ward
  • 00:46:00 - Unravel, Catherine, Cobalt and Gigantic
  • 01:24:00 - The Division's map size and advanced graphical settings on consoles
  • 01:35:50 - DOOM concerns after recent trailer
  • 01:44:00 - Mirror's Edge Catalyst's story trailer
  • 01:52:20 - Red Dead Redemption appears for backward compatibility
  • 01:58:32 - Ask OneCast: "What game got you into gaming?"

This week's hosts

Every week we'll be discussing an Xbox or Microsoft-related hypothetical question from the audience, so make sure to submit them via our Twitter accounts (@MSFTY and @mattjbrown) using the #OneCast hashtag, via email, or in the comments below!

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.

  • Legit,
  • Your avatar makes me want to install Warcraft 3!
  • That game never gets old...
  • I'm not a fan of RTS usually, but the story/world is so epic.
  • Yeah!!!
  • great thanks loving the podcast but its quite lenghthly.
  • Thanks for listening mate, yeah we're trying to shorten it, covering both Windows / Phone and Xbox / gaming is proving difficult, haha, every week we sit down and say "no more than 1.5 hours" but it always goes over.
  • Yay, found it on Podcast Lounge now, thanks!
  • Awesome, do let us know what you think. :)
  • I'm getting a HUGE amount of bass from Jason Ward. Had to use an equaliser to be able to make out a lot of what he was saying.
  • Sorry about that, will try and limit that in the future.
  • Jez thanks for having Jason Ward as your guest! I have been in the Tech industry, following trends and studying developing technology for 20 years. I have read article after article of doom and gloom and mindless click bait about Microsoft's Windows phone death and failure. Jason Ward is one of a handful of authors that understands the paradigm shift occurring with the implementation of Win10 as a delivered platform regardless of device! Thank you Jason for your intelligent editorial!
  • Thanks for listening matey. I agree with Jason's assessment of W10M too, we just need to wait and see how it pans out at this point I guess. :)
  • Meh. What about #AskDanWindows ?!
  • Okay, this one's on me. I missed the last episode.
    But since #AskDanWindows has become the defacto standard for intelligent and poignant analysis of Windows et al. I would appreciate if the Windows Central team could step up the regularity of episodes.
  • I listen via the Windows 10 Mobile Podcast app and this weeks episode was only 6 minutes long - it cut off. Was it a problem with the feed or my device?
    I don't agree with people saying it's too long, I love the discussion about mobile, strategy and games!