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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...

May 24, 2019  

Episode 69 - Third Time Lucky

Here we are again. Another week, another podcast.

This week is a good short one, the pre-E3 news drought and our esteemed hosts being the busy bees they are, there's very little to chat about this week.

But as is, the guys chat the newly formed Playstation Productions, more news on Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and... Clancy Brown?

Brooker dusted off Ghost Recon: Wildlands... Again. Will he finish it or quit again, nobody knows. Elsewhere, John joins Brooker in the Bolivian landscape and plays Games with Gold's latest addition The Golf Club.


Join us in a couple of weeks for our regular Pre-E3 episode.

May 10, 2019  

Episode 68 - Randy for the News

Back to normal this week. Out is our favourite guest and returning is our favourite host.

Sadly, John's absence included him actually doing stuff and not playing games. And Brooker wasn't an awful lot better.

Luckily, it's a news heavy week and everything from Randy Pitchford being a douche to upcoming film adaptations of Sonic and Saint's Row are up for discussion.

Brooker got a few hours in on zombie-biker-romp Days Gone and John hit the Battlefield V co-op hard though. so it's not all doom and gloom

April 26, 2019  

Episode 67 - Imposter Syndrome

Ladies and gentlemen, a new player has entered!

Ok, maybe not "new", but keeping John's seat warm while he's off on a dogging holiday is our good mate Lee Loveridge. 

Lee joins brooker this week to talk the PS5, the Xbox One SAD and the Capcom Home Arcade. With Far Cry 5, Nier: Automata, Mortal Kombat 11 and The Division all played this week and we've got loads to say about all of them.

It's all fun this week as the guys go all in on what they're playing, what they're going to play and what they get on their high horses about. Come join us