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Character Unlock: Life on the Horizon is Strange

Welcome back to our regularly scheduled programming.

After a mammoth E3 last week, the Character Unlock guys are back to doing what they do: playing video games and talking an unlimited amount of nonsense. This week is no different.

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Character Unlock: Switcheroo Two – Ninty’s Revenge

It’s finally here. The big day has come and gone, and Nintendo’s latest home console has arrived. Hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker have done everything in their power to avoid it.

Enter, stage left: Jack Woodcock.

The latest guest on the most shambolic of video game podcasts is Brooker’s long-time Killzone buddy, Jack. A life long Nintendo fan and buyer of all things new and Ninty, Jack is the perfect guy to drag away from the Mario maker’s latest hybrid console. He chats about the good and bad of the machine to try to convince a pair of old cynics why they should be buying the latest and greatest console that Nintendo have to offer. Whether or not he’s successful, you’ll just have to give it a listen.

Before that though, in the absence of anything big and juicy in the news department, the trio dig into what they’ve been playing with mentions of Ubisoft’s ridiculous open world parachute game Steep, further gushing over Sony’s Horizon: Zero Dawn and a lot of chat about the latest Zelda entry. Brooker even managed to keep the Mass Effect talk to a minimum.

Talking of Mass Effect, join us in a couple of weeks where John and a couple more hardcore fans come together to pick apart the Bioware franchise before giving us a rundown of the latest instalment.

Until then, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and be part of the conversation.

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Character Unlock: Viva La Vive

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Welcome to the thirteenth episode of Character Unlock, unlucky for some.

With little going on in the world of video games at the moment, hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker have opted to spend just over an hour chatting about stuff that is about to happen with the imminent release of the Nintendo Switch and the recently announced Xbox Game Pass, an Access style rental service for Microsoft’s console, before digging into an extended What We’ve Been Playing.

Having definitely found his comfort zone recently, John continues the tales of his journeys with Mass Effect and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege; whilst Brooker waxes lyrical about his short-lived fun times with full price PlayStation VR demo VR Worlds and reviews the first couple of hours of Horizon: Zero Dawn.

To top things off this week, John goes into detail about the time he spent with the HTC Vive, a Steam based Virtual Reality headset. Hear about the games he was playing and enjoying while Brooker grills him about the tech.

Join us in a couple of weeks with first-time guest Jack Woodcock, who’ll be giving us a detailed rundown on Nintendo’s latest console and its games. Until then, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with what we’re up to.

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Character Unlock: The Assassin’s Pod

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So begins 2017, the year that will almost certainly end with our hosts ruining the podcast completely because they refuse to stop talking about their big games once they come out. Wondering how much time the lads can actually spend talking about Mass Effect and Horizon: Zero Dawn? Stick with us this year and find out.

But back to the present; with the Failed Critics guys having a well deserved week off (have you heard their stuff from the back end of the year? We’re surprised Owen is still standing) we have decided to fill in the film flavoured hole that they’ve left this week. What better way to do that with rolling in an Assassin’s Creed special that ends with us chatting about (and spoiling) the latest video-game adaptation?

Fresh from their New Years Eve hangovers, hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker return to dissect the decade old stealth series and have invited Failed Critics regular and Assassin’s Creed super fan Brian Plank into our dark and dingy gaming basement to help us talk about the franchise that has moulded Ubisoft’s gaming model for nearly ten years.

Come spend some time with us as the boys enlighten you about their history with the Creed. What’s John’s favourite game in the series? Who is Brooker’s top Assassin? Is Brian a secret (American) psychopath? All this and more in our epic special.

Join us in a fortnight when we will… well, we don’t know. Join us in two weeks when there will be a podcast. About something. Shambolic as ever.

In the mean time, come find us on Twitter or Facebook (both @CharacterUnlock) and join in the conversation.

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