June 21st 2009 11:38 pm PT

Show #323: E3 2009 and Iraq

This week’s show:
Co-host : e
E3
My trip to Iraq
More E3

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Format:
1:13:22, 33.6 MB, (MP3)

Link dump (some of the things mentioned in this episode:
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/projectnatal/
http://blogs.msdn.com/iroqbaghdad/default.aspx
http://www.yotel.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/majornelson/sets/72157619688412793/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/majornelson/sets/72157619768373672/
http://marketplace.xbox.com/games/offers/00000001-0000-4000-8000-0000584108a4

 

 

Podcast By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • WoolyMammoth27

    Been looking forward to this, good to have you back Major ;)

  • Spargo CXVII

    Show Time…Thanks Major…You too e

  • Louie

    Where is the weekly activity?

  • IconicSoulJA

    Finally! Thanks.

  • Major Nelson

    It’s good to be back. You’ll hear that the Jet Lag has an impact on this weeks show, as it does not have any of the normal features. It was either that or no show this week :)

    Weekly activity back next week.

  • NavComm81

    Never listened to your show, but since it has info about your trip, I’m gonna check it out! :)

  • Arsenic13

    Wheres the little audio bar so i can simply stream it?

  • Tjoeb123

    Street Fighter II…hmm…is there a code this week? (looks – or rather listens – for a code)

  • darthbob100

    Thanks for making the guide faster.

  • xMAx Sadistik

    I will be listening to this tomorrow, Major! It’s great to have you back!

  • II W4RLORD II

    I always knew you would come through Major because you my friend, are the man!

  • TaygetaVendetta

    Great show, Major . Loved hear about your experience in Iraq. Also you saved my head from exploding by mentioning this week’s Arcade release. NEVER FORGET IT AGAIN! :)

  • IconicSoulJA

    So did you defer from calling yourself “Major” Nelson while there?

  • Mikro

    The link dump links posted other than flicter aren’t working ones a server error the Natal not found

  • Drunk Ste

    I’m surprised they’re sticking with “Garou” for the XBLA release of Mark of the Wolves, I thought they would rename it “Fatal Fury” like they did with the Dreamcast version. I’ll be surprised if anyone who isn’t a hardcore fighting fan realises it’s a Fatal Fury game.

  • RudyPants

    Great show Major. It was great to hear about your experiences in Iraq. Sounds like you had a blast (and slept through others).

  • TaygetaVendetta

    @Drunk Ste – Not that many people would recognize it even if it was named Fatal Fury, the series wasn’t popular in the US. All hardcore fighting fans already know what it is and will be picking it up Wednesday and I’m sure all the pictures/ads of the game on Marketplace will feature Terry Bogard prominently, so the rest of the people will catch on from that.

  • II W4RLORD II

    Major Nelson___
    A side affect from staying in a war zone ___Mania , may you treat us all like humans still and have patience in everything that we fail in.

  • XxGiZzmOxX

    Great Show Major!

  • Drunk Ste

    @TaygetaVendetta – True but the earlier games in the Fatal Fury series were ported to the Mega Drive/Genesis and SNES in the early 90’s during the success of Street Fighter 2. Some gamers actually remember the name but only the SNK fans know what Garou is.

  • XxLightkunxX

    Uhm…not to rain on your parade Major but..people have kinda stopped talking about E3 now.

  • a peeking duck

    Haha, they talked about the laggy guide. :P

  • Vasilii Zaytsev

    Fix the Gui- oh, wait…

    FINALLY! Hope it comes ASAP, can’t stand it right now…

  • a peeking duck

    It probably won’t be out until after summer. :P Probably in the Autumn or just before Christmas.

  • Vice Destroyer

    Great show. But I just need to point one thing out. As a frequent flyer and a Londoner, travelling between the different terminals only takes 40 minutes if you decide to drive between them. And that is not advised, especially since there is the Heathrow Express and also the subway, or as we brits like to call it, The Tube.

    You are more likely to lose your luggage in Terminal 5, than spend 40 minutes travelling if you use the dedicated transport options available to you.
    :)

    Glad you had a great trip, Major. Welcome back.

  • Anonymous

    jet lag ? oh how about fixing the dashboard lag.

  • XxGiZzmOxX

    They wont fix the dashboard lag. they will only speed it up. speeding the dashboard up wont fix the lag.

  • Teh Samuel

    MAN! No after show? LOL I waited 3 mintutes with silence going “start already Larry” then I checked my iTunes you caught me off guard Larry!

  • Anonymous

    Hahaha, the intro was freaking awesome, Major! Crackdown menu music FTW haha!

  • MeS FEAR

    nice to have you back major…missing the xbox live activity lists…hope that u can cache some time to post it :) great show!

  • Captain Bluey

    Great show as always – thanks.

    One thing I wanted to ask about the show is the sound levels. Maybe its my hearing? But Major you sound a lot stronger and clearer than e. Often I had to turn up the volume just to hear what e was saying. And the music at the end was way louder than the rest of the podcast. I’ve noticed this happen before as well – varying sound levels. But a great podcast in any event.

  • Enkeixpress

    Finally, Yes please make the dashboard alot quicker..

    Xbox 360 is such a powerful system so it should be no problem =)

  • zxcoolbird

    So much more to talk about now!!!!

  • Warrengonline

    Tusken Raiders, funny bit. With Crackdown 2 well on its way, are we going to see a worldwide advertisement – with numbered orbs in tv (game) commercials, web ads, tv programs etc?

    As for Crackdown 2 “grappling hook, grappling hook, grappling hook” (under my breath) oh and a remote controlled explosion device(s).

    Good show, good show. The Crackdown music is a bit unfair as it makes me feel bad for playing other games when I have work to be done and orbs to be found.

  • a peeking duck

    Big Guino: good job listening to the show! Here’s your cookie.

  • Secluded Ghost

    IT’S NOT THE GUIDE THAT’S SLOW. IT’S MARKETPLACE. THE REASON BEING IT CHECKS YOUR DOWNLOAD HISTORY EVERY TIME YOU GO IN THERE. MAYBE SOME HAVE SLOW GUIDES BUT THE ISSUE MOST PEOPLE ARE REFERRING TO IS THE MARKETPLACE AND THEY DON’T KNOW ANY BETTER SO THEY SAY IT’S THE GUIDE. BY THE WAY I’M NOT YELLING I JUST WANT THIS TO BE READ SO THE TEAM MIGHT GET WIND THAT IT’S NOT THE GUIDE…IT’S MARKETPLACE!!!

  • Chessman UK

    Great show guys, great to have you back! Will you be showing the I-ROQ stuff on the UK Marketplace too??

  • peachy001

    Major, on the cast you said John and Ringo (17:50) walked past you. Now that would have been seriously impressive, would even have upstaged Natal. Credit to MS for the E3 a But hell, glad to have you back and podcasting again.

  • peachy001

    The Sky thing is a good idea, but I would have preferred Freesat.

  • Computerdude103

    Wow Major sounds like you had a great trip!!! I’m jealous!

  • SITH LORD Hood

    John and Ringo??? Hmm maybe in 1980. I think you mean Sir Paul

  • Goodeye84

    Awesome that they finally realize there is lag in the dashboard. But in True MS style instead of fixing it (or releasing a fix they probably already made now) they will hold onto it once they deem fit.

    And if you have no idea what I am talking about just remember all those security updates that you get for windows monthly most of those are done and ready LONG before they release.

  • Warrengonline

    @Secluded Ghost
    It’s little bit of everything, it all depends on who you are asking. Me, I know it is both of those plus my games on my HD. Those png files are big and should NOT be over 80KB when possible. I guess that is why I agree we should have options to how we want ‘our’ dashboard, NXE, user interface to look. At times, I wish mine was ‘text only’, although I am a graphics “Ooh look at that!” type. But for speed and efficiency, text only would be very nice. Adjusting font size, removing some things (any channel you want, as many as you want, leaving at least one). Something like rocketdock (http://rocketdock.com) would be awesome, if possible. I’m really surprise a ‘web design’ approach has not been initiated, but then here comes NXE 2.00.a. After playing the PS3 extensively, NXE totally rules. The ONLY thing Wii has over NXE is their News Channel, I rarely read ‘world news’, but the Wii makes it VERY interesting with the gui. Sony has something similar, but it is not fun at all and you’re better off just going to your PC (my personal opinion). Hmmm…. (I took a wrong turn). I think the new NXE update is going to fix a lot of things.

  • davidkenobi

    Good to hear you Major, thanks for the show and hot impressions. I just have a strange feeling regarding the dashboard updates. You said last year that with the NXE, the xboxlive will be much more easier to update and that players will not have to wait one or two moment in the year for improvements but 6 month later that ‘s not (or it does not seem) to be the reality.

  • micturator

    I guess the guide quickening is good. But could something be done about fixing the 360 controller d-pad? Is Mad Catz going to do it?
    All that needs to be done is to remove the plastic inside the hole that the pad bumps up against when pressed. If you guys made a good d-pad for fighting games, there would quite a large number of people who would go out and buy it. If you believe this d-pad issue isn’t true, just go to youtube and search for “360 d-pad problem”. I certainly hope this is addressed in time for Tekken 6.

  • Hatchetforce

    Maybe you should interview Don Mattrick considering some of his recent comments:

    http://twitter.com/DonMattrick

    Not that this is the real Don Mattrick but having some clown spouting off things in the name of Microsoft and the Xbox community is bad business.

 
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