Xbox Central Podcast Episode 36: Xbox One X appeal, Windows Store struggles, summer sales

Xbox One X CPU
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The Xbox Central Podcast (formerly OneCast) is Windows Central's leading Xbox podcast, covering all things related to Microsoft's gaming platform. Hosted by Jez Corden and Matt Brown of our Xbox team, Xbox Central is the best place for industry analysis, exclusive scoops and hands-on impressions of today's latest titles. After a short break, the latest episode is now available through major podcast distribution services, taking a deeper dive into the Xbox One X's appeal and the current state of the Windows Store for gamers.

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This week's hosts

This week's discussions

  • 00:00:00 - Ghost Recon: Wildlands, This War of Mine and more
  • 00:18:20 - Ultimate Game Sale deals
  • 00:33:15 - Original Xbox backward compatibility
  • 00:36:20 - Xbox One X appeal
  • 00:53:40 - The current state of the Windows Store, and what's to come

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Matt Brown is 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.

  • Thanks for listening guys! Apologies for our absence in recent months. We're now back to a weekly schedule and after fixing some RSS issues (caused by a rogue emoji), we're on track! Make sure to let us know if you're interested in us discussing a certain topic!
  • Glad to have you back! There's a bit of noise bleed whenever you're speaking, like your audio may also be coming through Jez's mic. I had to pause several times to make sure my headphones weren't picking up interference.
  • Nearly deleted my subscription. Thought you'd quit. Switched to IGN UK's to hear brits talking xbox. Deleted after 2 minutes and about 20 utterances of the word F#!?! The yanks IGN is OK, prefer you fella's though!
  • Jez's concept for games in the Windows Store is a pretty smart strategy for developing it into a competitive platform. I hope Microsoft will listen to him.