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October 11, 2019  

Episode 79 - Pr-EGX 2019

Yes, it's that time of year again. Albeit later than normal.

In the run up to the boys heading down to London to the yearly sweat-fest that is, EGX.


So who better to invite on, but podcast regular and London road-trip buddy Lee Loveridge to chat again.

The guys cover the new, but slightly threadbare details on the Playstation 5 and the Doom Eternal delay before chatting about what they've been playing and what they're excited to do in London at the weekend.

Join us net time for the boys recording from London Town!

September 27, 2019  

Episode 78 - Spanners Playing Gears (and Other Games)

You've heard us mock him before, you've heard us poke fun at him, and now you'll hear us do the same live and in person as `brooker's brother CJ joins the lads for their latest episode.

John guides the trio through all the news from this week's State of Play and Inside Xbox before jumping into a world of games the guys have played. Of course there's plenty of Gears 5 talk, John got into new FIFA, CJ went deep with the latest Ace Combat and Ark: Survival Evolved while Brooker finally got his horror fix with Man of Medan and Until Dawn.

It's a bumper episode filled with the usual nonsense. 


If you enjoyed him here, find CJ's shows on Soundcloud

The Tuesday Show

The Order of the Oddfellows

Petty Rage


September 13, 2019  

Episode 77 - Gears Keep Turning

Guess what we're talking about this week?

That's right. Even though neither of the guys are past the half way point of the game, it's all about Gears 5 this episode.

News... Gears 5, and Ghostwire, and Gears 5

What we've been playing? Gears 5.

I bet you can't guess our recommendation...

August 30, 2019  

Episode 76 - Walking Nowhere Interesting

Where is Norman Reedus going in the latest Death Stranding trailer?

And does anyone care anymore?

We don't even care enough to talk at length about it! But seeing as it appeared at Gamescom, we kind of had to talk about it. 

Mobile Games, Formula One and, err, film festival weekends. The guys have been busy

August 16, 2019  

Episode 75 - This Is A Games Podcast? Right?

Another Friday, another episode of the Character Unlock Podcast.

And we're back to our old selves and our regular old routine.

And by routine, we obviously mean talking nonsense about everything that ISN'T games. Including Chatting for far too long about wrestling, holidays, and whatever else may come up.

Because that's just what we do, right?

August 2, 2019  

Episode 74 - Time’s Not On Our Side

A cheeky quick episode this week. Brooker has had the audacity to go on holiday, so the guys got together to record an episode where they shoot the breeze for a bit and chat about games they wish they had the time and inclination to play.


July 19, 2019  

Episode 73 - Nothing New To Talk About

It's been a quiet couple of weeks. Busy lives and loads of gaming previously means the guys have had a relaxing, chilled out couple of weeks playing old favourites.

John has been hard at work practicing his Red Dead Redemption 2 fishing techniques. While Brooker has been perfecting his assassin moves in Hitman 2.

So they filled the time out with a chat about the newly announced Nintendo Switch Lite and... Movies.

July 5, 2019  

Episode 72 - Singing the Doom Song

I'm going to sing the Doom song now...

Yes, we are back. and once again, we are not a simple two-some. 

Because we've had a few nights of team togetherness on The Division 2, we've invited regular guest Lee Loveridge on again to chat all things Division and... Other stuff.

A threadbare news section leads into a meaty old game section. We talk Doom, The Division, Prey and a whole host of others. Lee has quite the back catalogue this time around.

Join us...

June 21, 2019  

Episode 71 - When is the Next E3?

Another year, another E3 has come and gone.

Come listen in to what the guys thought about the show. As usual, we talk way too long about mindless nonsense.

But that's half the fun, right?

June 7, 2019  

Episode 70 - PrE3 2019: Matt’s Back

It's the moooooooooost, wonderful time, of the yearrrrrrr!

No, it's not Christmas, but it is our favourite time of the year. It's E3. And for our annual pre-E3 chat, We've kicked John out of his throne for the week and invited RGDS' Matt Lambourne on to chat about everything we are looking forward to in this latest trip to LA.


We also chat the new Call of Duty, Death Stranding and the future of GAME on the UK high street.

It's a fun filled bumper episode.

If you want to hear more from Matt, find him at the Retro Gaming Discussion Show on all your favourite pod catchers.

Until next time...