January 25th 2009 9:01 pm PT

Show #306 : Felicia Day, RE5 and enforcement on Xbox LIVE

This week’s show:
Co-host : e
Interview: Felicia Day, The Guild (23:37–41:30)
Interview: Chris KramerRE5 Demo (41:31–56:42)
Interview: Stephen Toulouse, Xbox LIVE Policy Manager (56:43–1:33:04)
Name the Game
Xbox 101
Much more…

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Podcast By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson


    Um…Whats PDZ I don’t know what game are they talking about?

  • Warrengonline

    “I agree with CyberKinght, i would not know what to say. Anyways its a win lose statement, no matter what you say someone is going to get mad.”

    Hmmm, I’m not usually offended such, but the comment was ‘disturbing’, but not as racist or derogatory. It was more “whatever” that shocked me and got my attention. “COD4 is a good first person shooter action-packed game. Ensemble Studio or whatever… did a great job.” – bad analogy, but get the point? It’s really not what you say, its HOW you say it. Adlib is awesome, but when referring to something that is different, such as Obama, “First Black American…” would have fit nicely. Or safer and unsure “He is the First Non-Caucasian…” (emphasis on ‘first’). This is reminding me of Coming to America and the Rocky Marciano skit.

    Also, ‘Colored’ and ‘Negro’ are still legally accepted words today – my family (black) still uses those words in daily conversations (my dad is 81 years old – ‘over yonder’ are words you really need to know the distance :) ). “That colored boy…” is normally used a lot. I don’t care for either, but I’m not offended by it.

    It’s just e added the “whatever” at the end. “…which ever ethnic selection you choose…” (said jokingly) would have cleaned that right up. Cliffy B. does a great job in Dev vids with Cole and Dom. Sad, it’s 2009 and this subject still stains some relations. “Obama, the new guy in town.”

    Felicia Day was crazy fun. Wish there were more exactly like her – laid back, but definitely not boring.

  • Tirkon

    I’m a person, you’re a person. Let’s stop this never ending obsession with color or nationality. In that case, maybe it was racist to say that the most recent election was historic, for the resons that are being implied, but can’t be spoken about because that would be tabou.

  • tyrone hawk

    I nomminate Battlefield for the community playdate. It’s a great multiplayer game, and based on the ammount of people you want to set up, it will be better.

    A quick question based on the same game: how come it does not appear on the front page of your game library? I mean, the last 3 games you played appear on that page as the boxes they come in, but Battlefield appears blank. Anyone else has seen this?

    Good show, take care.-

  • tyrone hawk

    Sorry Tomcats, Marvel sucks. DC is way much better (WW Hulk? major disapointment. Sinestro Wars? ROCKS!!!)

  • Duckz1628

    Please Please Please have a Battlefield 2 MC community date! I love that game and would be estatic if there was more live activity generated by a community day.

  • *****weazle

    thanks for the list of words that i cant use Major, who would know that **** was considered offensive, the gamertag that i payed for was *****weazle, and everybody knows that ***** is bad but now i know i cant use ****, ***, **** or ****monkey. well that is Sofa King great

  • Defy1ng Grav1ty

    Enjoyed the podcast. As a techie, I especially liked the part with Stephen Toulouse. However, I don’t think that the censored discussion of inappropriate gamertags adds to the value of the show. I find it to be in poor taste.

  • willwgp

    Felicia Day’s “The Guild” is incredible. God she is the only reason I get on XBL, JUST to see her next show. I’m so glad it’s free and sponsored by Sprint!

  • NBA Kirkland

    Major, why didn’t you ask Felicia her gamertag like you do almost everyone else? Did she say ahead of time she didn’t want to give it out?

  • Computerdude103

    Lol at how “major nelson is an audio b****” goes unedited but we can’t hear the banned words from stepto. It doesn’t matter, the bleeps are hilarious.

    And at Anon11/tabicat:
    I believe the show is done on their own time, and funded with their own money, so your complaints will be fruitless. It’s like blaming the school I go to for a crime I commit over Christmas break. And even if those comments were made on company time/money, I don’t see how they were racist. It’s no secret that e and Major Nelson support Obama, and E had a pause in there before he said “black.” He was legitimately unsure what to say there, and if he had said “African American” we’d probably have crazy conservatives here complaining that they are too politically correct (Ok, maybe not but you get my point). Anyways guys don’t sweat it…

  • Computerdude103

    As a side note, does anybody have a link to download the podcast Stepto was in last year? I searched stepto on this site and could only find this podcast.


    I would love to here that show to, or at least the part where Stepto is in. I wish he would come one more often, then once a year.

  • Big Mac 1975

    What website are they talking about for the 1000 pictures into 1 of the inauguration? Photocent?

  • Mark

    Loved the show – Liked the part about the cheaters and how they are dealt with.

  • Warrengonline

    @Anon 23
    The website they are talking about is located at: http://photosynth.net/inauguration.aspx
    You need to install Silverlight to view it. I hope that helps.