Show #303: The final show of 2008

Just in under the wire, its the final show of 2008. Thanks for all your support through out the year. Were looking forward to a great 2009

This weeks show:
Co-host : e
We discuss the Holiday season
The great Seattle Blizzard of 2008
What were playing
Name the Game
Xbox 101
Much more

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Format:
52:59, 24.7 MB, (MP3)

Link dump (some of the things mentioned in this episode:

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0708469/trivia
http://www.cesweb.org/
http://kotaku.com/5118706/castle-crashers-with-major-nelson
http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/12/30/new-avatar-clothes-now-available.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomorra_(film)
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10010055-gomorra/

Arcade: Merv Griffin’s Crosswords

Content: Merv Griffin’s Crosswords
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: United States
Dash Text: Merv Griffin’s Crosswords™ combines over a thousand unique and challenging crossword puzzles with fast-paced game show action in an incredibly addictive and entertaining game for the whole family. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

New Avatar clothes now available

 

Its almost New Years, and that means some new Avatar clothes! As always, all clothing choices are free, and will remain available:

 

For the guys, we now have:

Pixel Art Hoodie
Rave Baseball Cap
Dark Purple Jeans
Green Skinny Fit Jeans
Pink Sweat Bands

The ladies have these new items available:

Green Chunky Ring
Red Chunky Ring
Yellow Fingerless Gloves
Blue Fingerless Gloves
Chunky Beaded Bracelet
Day-glo Zebra Print Pumps
Rave Baseball Cap

 

Remember: It is easy to tell what is new when you are in the avatar editor, just look for the gold star. Any item of clothing with a gold star is new since the last time you signed in.

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ICYMI: At #Minecon2015 the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta was announced. Details from @bopogamel in this post mjr.mn/1gggKj9

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Looks like @XboxP3 @aarongreenberg & everyone else is having a great time at #Minecon2015 mjr.mn/1GVwTjn

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Happy Independence Day and 239th Birthday America πŸŽ†mjr.mn/1JDACJh

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Announcing Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta mjr.mn/1gggKj9 http://t.co/GX6Gxwdedk

LIVE Activity for week of December 22nd

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)

1    CoD: World at War
2    Halo 3
3    Gears of War 2
4    Call of Duty 4
5    Left 4 Dead
6    GTA IV
7    Guitar Hero World Tour
8    Fallout 3
9    Madden NFL 09
10    Fable II

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    Castle Crashers
2    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
3    A Kingdom for Keflings
4    Worms
5    UNO
6    Banjo-Kazooie
7    Puzzle Arcade
8    Bomberman Live
9    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
10   Portal: Still Alive

The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.

Original Xbox Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)

1    Halo 2
2    Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3    Fable
4    Counter-Strike
5    Conker: Live Reloaded
6    Call of Duty 3
7    Doom 3
8    Star Wars: Battlefront
9    Splinter Cell Chaos
10    Burnout 3

Top Community Games NEW! (Full Versions purchased)
1     Golden Royal Blackjack
2     Fireplace
3     Word Soup
4     Snowmans Dilemma
5     Weapon of Choice
6     CarneyVale Showtime
7     EZMuze Break and House edition
8     Johnny Platform’s Biscuit Romp
9     sin(Surfing)
10     Dr. Popper

These lists are based on global unique users connected to Xbox Live or in the case of Arcade and Community Games, full versions purchased during the week.

Rock Band: Deep Purple, Jethro Tull and more


Content:
“Space Truckin'”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Space Truckin'”–Deep Purple. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Hymn 43″
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Hymn 43″–Jethro Tull. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.


Content:
“Funk #49″
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Funk #49″–James Gang. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.


Content: “Take Back the City'”

Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Take Back the City'”–Snow Patrol. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Guitar Hero World Tour: Various Tracks


Content: “Johnny” by Di-Rect
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Johnny” by Di-Rect downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit http://www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.


Content:
“Degenerated” by Backyard Babies
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Degenerated” by Backyard Babies downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit http://www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.


Content:
“Por La Boca Vive El Pez” by Fito & Fitipaldis
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Por La Boca Vive El Pez” by Fito & Fitipaldis downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit http://www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Show Schedule (no show this week)

It’s been a sucky week in terms of weather up here in Seattle but it looks like we’re finally out of the woods – for now. I wanted to let you know that I will not have a show this Sunday (Dec. 28) due to my personal schedule being pretty busy now that we’re beginning to thaw. I know that that makes two weeks in a row with out a show, but e and I plan to go in to the studio this week and record a rare mid-week show since we’re both anxious to record a show and finish up 2008 properly.

 

Arcade: Puzzle Arcade

Content: Puzzle Arcade
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text: Puzzle Arcade – the online jigsaw game with a twist! Multiple ways to play, loads of cool features and endless possibilities. Download the full version to experience Xbox LIVE Vision Camera support, multiplayer modes and access to downloadable content. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.