Welcome to a very special edition of the Xbox Game Passengers podcast.
Typically, every other Wednesday, host Derek and a guest will dissect and discuss just one game available on Microsoft’s Game Pass service, which was chosen for them completely at random.
But... today isn't typical, and today isn't Wednesday. Host Derek and regular guest Mikaela have descended on Seattle for the annual PAX West convention. They've spent the day playing a ton of games — some beautiful, some intense, and some featuring impressive hardware, and are simply dying to talk about them.
The duo spent time with titles like Borderlands 3, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Gamedec, Liberated, MortalKombat 11 (on Google Stadia), Wanderlust, No Straight Roads, Death Stranding, LUNA The Shadow Dust. Derek also got some hands-on time with Panic Inc.'s upcoming Playdate console, and he neededto talk about that. They also hit up events for Cyberpunk 2077, and The Elder Scrolls Online, and share a few details about what was available at each.
Mostly, they just talk about how freaking cool PAX is, and also how Graveyard Keepermay just have the best booth.
If this episode isn't your thing, the show will be returning to its regularly scheduled programming on Wednesday, September 4th, when Mike returns to the show to chat about Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.But before then, tomorrow you'll see anotherPAX episode release, and a PAX developer interview special coming later in the week.
Also, as Derek details pretty early on, he has kind of lost his voice over the past few days, so thanks a ton for bearing with him as he struggles to talk!
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