August 30th 2009 11:29 pm PT

Show #330: Madden NFL 10, Beatles Rock Band and Felicia Day

Co-host : e (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)  
Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)
Interview: Ryan Ferwerda, Madden NFL 10 (21:22 – 38:09)
Interview: Josh Randall , Beatles Rock Band (38:10 – 58:41)
Interview: Felicia Day, The Guild (58:42 – 1:44:27)
Interview: Dan Maher, Xbox U.K (1:44:55 – 1:56:52)
Special Guest: Stephen Toulouse stops by to talk about Xbox LIVE Policy (1:56:52 – 2:13:49) 
Name The Game
Xbox 101
And much more

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Links to some of the things mentioned in this episode:
The Guild on Xbox LIVE Marketplace
The Guild – Do You Wanna Date My Avatar Video
Denon AVR3310CI 7.1-Channel Multi-Zone Receiver with Networking Capability and 1080p HDMI Connectivity
Garmin nĂ¼vi 765T


Podcast By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Spargo CXVII

    3 hours long right Major, well we’ll see about that…..

  • juanbrbnk

    Awesome show Major!


    Wow, now that’s a jam-packed show. You should call it Super-sized!

  • Deathstar79

    Where’s the special guest you mentioned on Twitter? :S


    lollip0p AND Felicia Day together in one show? You sure know how to make us happy, Major! :)

  • GuitarGuruXXX

    You spent more time with Felicia Day than Madden and Beatles Rock Band? She is a complete bore. That is 46 minutes saved thanks to fast forward.

  • Shadowed Ghost

    Better refer “lith’s crowd” to Stepto’s PET team, because THEY are SO rowdy ;)

  • Rayzilla69

    So glad there is a long show…car radio just went out so now I have listening material for a few days…Viva PAX!

  • Mcmax3000

    I so want to listen to this now but I have a five hour flight to Seattle for PAX on Thursday that this will help fill quite nicely.

  • Devinant

    Wow, 3 hours! Thanks Major, keep em’ coming! =)

  • KerrazY

    Longest show ever?

    Please, get Tim Schaffer on a future show.

  • Logic Squirrel

    Woah what is with all the referral / partner codes, i usually have that part stripped when following a link.

  • Greenskull

    Nice maj! Now when you gonna let me on your show?

    MVP Summit 2010? Huh? Huh? It was worth a try… :P

  • JoNIBoY4844

    Yet another show with the fakest laugh in fake radio *points @ e* Blah!!!

  • IconicSoulJA

    A lot of these “interviews” are more like advertisements for each game or discussed item. I just skip right passed them until I hear something interesting.

  • Treythalomew

    Listening to the Madden interview has me upset that I choose to buy Madden new this year. Ryan sounds so pompous about their success and that we should all be grateful that they added some features to the game. They make the only NFL video game and its sad that continually do the bare minimum to keep getting paid.

  • Atheist Primate

    Didn’t listen to the whole podcast, but most of it. My favorite guest was Mr Pointy Head. He and Super Kaylo does a great job for Inside Xbox Europe. Mr Pointy Head’s a funny man. Maybe they’ll answer one of my questions for SentUAMessage some time. Just gotta keep sending them messages, I guess.
    Have seen season 1 and 2 of The Guild on Xbox Live. Is season 3 also coming to the european Xbox Live?

  • drudaddy

    Wow 3 hrs, I guess like you said the show will be memorable.

  • davidkenobi

    I ‘ll need the entire week to listen this marathon podcast :)

    *Bad French Listener*

  • AL0IS

    A very big and interesting show, thanks Major. But this interview with Josh “you know” Randall… I just couldn’t listen to it to the end

  • Mushroom Jones

    Laura being a wrestling gets mentioned in passing with no real explanation? For shame gang!

  • Mushroom Jones

    Laura being a wrestler gets mentioned in passing with no real explanation? For shame gang!

  • lollip0p

    @Mushroom Jones

    Haha, I am not a wrestler; e happened to find a wikipedia entry about a wrestler named lollipop. No relation. ;)

  • DoItForTheLOLz

    I just had to say that I agree 100% with Major Nelson on the Ice issue. You sometimes are quite excessive with your gadgets, but this is one that more people need to agree with. As a person who only drinks water, Ice is this necessary evil I am constantly putting up with. There is nothing worse than can happen to water when Ice from a fridge has melted.

    I expect an update in the following weeks with a summary of your “Adventures with Ice”.

  • Since 1981

    That was fast: about 13 hours ago, someone created a Wikipedia page for lollip0p. It needs some Reliable Sources though. :)

  • CLB509

    e, I believe you mentioned something about a game of some sort on ESPN this Thursday night at 7:15pm? I think I might be watching that as well. :)

  • Turtle502

    Good show. Laura and Felicia are really smart…w00t! :)

    I thought the ice thing was funny. I too wash my ice if it smells…what this has to do with videogames….WHO KNOWS!


    Hey Major & lollip0p, just so you know, if the ice coming from your freezer’s icemaker is starting to taste kinda off, it’s most likely due to odors inside your freezer/refrigerator infiltrating it. Just put an open box of baking soda in your freezer and that should take care of it!

  • zxcoolbird

    She has her own page now look.

  • Rykin Poe

    This is seriously just too long this time Major. Luckily I couldn’t care less about Madden or Beatles Rock Band so I can trim 40 minutes off. Seriously though it can be tough fitting in a one hour podcast sometimes so almost three is really pushing it.

  • Halwende

    Great show Major – and yeah I’d certainly have given my left arm! ;)

  • Mushroom Jones

    @lollip0p – thanks for the info! I figured as much…

  • matrixman94

    Personally don’t like Lollipop added to the hosts..
    I prefer just e and Major.

  • Yukon Cornelius

    Can we please stop plugging Five Guys? It’s “ok”, but there’s so many better places closer to Redmond, such as Wibbley’s, Kidd Valley, or the Pumphouse (bar).

  • Chef4a

    when can we hear the major and E tell us about the new zune hd i think its going to be an awesome add on for the xbox i guess we will find out in a couple weeks. keep up the good work

  • Warrengonline

    Interesting blogcast. VERY interesting.

    Stripper bus = 8 foot tall vehicle with lazer lights and a pole, sounds like a neat ol time to me. Let’s go 75 mph and hold on to the pole and then come to a screeching halt on a lonely road.

    And ahh, kilts are awesome! No, I do not own one…. yet. I want a real one, but one, two (or a few) on NXE Avatar MarketPlace would be nice – leather, one in black, one in brown, one in white with black trim and one traditional one. :)

    I do not like ice in my drinks unless it is a Freezy, Frosty or Icee. Have you ever had ‘nasty ice’ (‘twangy’ my tongue – it’s NASTY! At home or in a restaurant)? If you haven’t when you do, you won’t forget it – I hardly trust ice I set in the tray myself – well, except for homemade smoothies. I rarely ‘wash’ my ice with luke warm water – melt a few layers – I feel like a raccoon at times.

    Videogames = use of energy = tiredness = rejuvenating refreshments. Ice is a part of refreshments. :)

  • BryceS

    Just listened to the show – very interesting and entertaining as always.

    However I do have a question relating to Stepto’s statement regarding banning people who do not obtain game legitimately. Can he please expand on that a little? He explained about the fact that people may pick up a game early when a shop breaks an embargo and that this is not an issue. However he went on to say “If somebody suddenly pops up in a location on the earth where we know discs haven’t reached retail, then we know you didn’t buy a legitimate copy – you’re not a legitimate customer – and we will take action” [2:05:44]

    Where I think there is need for clarification is in the area of personal imports. Many Xbox games are not regionally coded, so it would seem to be perfectly legitimate for somebody to import a game and play it in a region in which it is not yet released. For example many people here in the UK may have imported the region-free Ghostbusters due to Sony’s exclusivity deal.

    Can Stepto confirm that no banning would take place in this situation?

  • c333kay

    Wow talk about a bumper show, Larry! I liked the interview between you, lollip0p and Felicia Day (she seems really down to Earth).


    That sucks about the ram, at least your able to return it (typical Dell).

    Have you considered swapping it for a high-capacity flash drive/memory card for your Dell Mini and using ReadyBoost instead? (I’m sure you can use >1 in Windows 7).

    I don’t think I’ve ever washed my ice, lol : )