May 2nd 2010 11:40 pm PT

Show #358.5: Lost Planet 2 and Halo Reach Multiplayer Beta


Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)  
Co-host : e (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)  
Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)
Co-Host: Stepto (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)

Interview: Shawn Baxter, Lost Planet 2 (32:31 – 42:20)
Interview: Brian Jarrard, Halo Reach Multiplayer Beta (42:21 – 1:07:50)

Name the Game

Xbox 101 and more

Note: I’ve added the above show notes to the
ID3 Lyrics data field. If your device supports displaying lyrics, you’ll find this useful 

Links to some of the things mentioned in this episode:

Halo Reach / Halo Reach Limited Edition / Halo Reach Legendary Edition

Halo 3- ODST <—You’ll need this for the Halo Reach beta

Alan Wake 



Show Details: 

Duration (approx):


File size (approx) :

42.9 MB

Format: MP3

Subscribe directly using your preferred podcasting tool:

[iTunes] Subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes (MP3) Listen in iTunes? Submit a review
[Zune] Subscribe to the Podcast directly in Zune


Or, copy and paste this URL into a podcasting tool:
Listen now:

Click the player below to stream this show to your browser and listen to the show: 



Download Latest Episode->  Download the latest episode to your computer or preferred device


Email at Major – at Xbox – dot com with comments about the show.

Podcast By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Grubish360

    Great stuff.

  • NumberedJester

    Nice one Major, someting for me to listen to tonight.

  • Gonzo345

    Wow Nice debate! I’ll hear this one!

  • SteelCity Beast

    why 358.5?

  • AriesDog

    So anyone want to take bets if Halo 3 ODST will suddenly become the top ranked game for this week?

  • Saint TJ

    For some reason your show is nowhere to be found on Zune marketplace. Zero results from and the software itself.

  • a peeking duck

    That’s a nice thing you did for those Halo 2 hosting gamers.

  • Anonymous

    Do we really need to make bets on a sure thing?

  • a peeking duck

    And yes, the interrupting is always so damned annoying. Just let the others say their bit!!!!

  • Saint TJ

    The Left 4 Dead pic is pure gold. Props to Dan Wheeler.


    Good job Major, and everyone else who participates!

  • ZaZeeMan

    @Steelcity My bet is they are saving show #360 for the Natal/Slim announcements at E3. So maybe .5 increments until then?

  • CryptoElite

    Alan Wake coming this week? Major you freaked me out a bit there I had to check online release dates. :P

  • Spargo CXVII

    Can Two people play the Reach Beta on one Xbox????? Does anyone know????

  • EDfromRED

    Thanks again to the X Box powers-that-be, for the inclusion of USB flash memory. I can finally store my various dlc’s without having to constantly delete them due to memory concerns. I am now able to play more, since I only play games I install first. And can now purchase marketplace items without worry of what to erase to make space : )

  • Saint TJ

    @ Spargo Yup, I don’t remember what playlist was what, but for one or two of them you’ll be able to do 2 people and then there are other playlists you’ll be able to do 4. I believe it was all on the last weekly update.

  • Lord Of Blah

    I’m loving the F&F Beta. I’m a Warrant Officer and I also love the new systems implemented into the game.

    Too bad it’s only lasting for about 2 weeks more. :(

  • rogXue

    what was with the cut offs and the end of the show and after show. seemed like there was more but the audio just ends.

  • NEW P4TH

    Awesome awesome show Major, I really liked this weeks show. You had great interviews and the conversations were flat out funny. I cant wait for Alan Wake and the Halo Reach Beta

  • waitfortomorrow

    I WISH Alan Wake was coming this week. I thought the release date got moved up for a bit there. Reach tomorrow after classes.. time to listen to the rest of the podcast and sleep! Thanks Major & Co.!

  • Max Limitz

    Major Nelson, you need a sound check with your recordings, microphones and volume control!

    Lost Planet 2 interview: Shawn Baxter 63-71 dB and Major Nelson 75-81 dB.
    Halo Reach Multiplayer Beta interview: Brian Jarrard 72-76 dB and Major Nelson 74-86 dB.

    60 dB: normal conversation.
    80 dB: highway traffic at 80 m.
    90 dB: Jet aircraft at 300 m altitude.

  • r3dreck

    Anyone actually playing the Reach Beta, haven’t you had enough of Halo, Call of Duty, and Gears of War yet? I know I have… I refuse to buy anymore from the series.

  • Huddy72

    How about a meet and greet in London?

  • JoJoStarFire

    At what time does the Halo Reach Beta come out?

  • Atomicow

    Why did you link off to steve jobs’ thoughts on flash thing? I don’t remember hearing you talk about that. Did I doze off or something?

  • Chux

    He tweeted about the Jobs on Flash link earlier last week, might be why he linked it.

  • Spargo CXVII

    @ r3dreck….No, and your loss Sport.

  • I DLord I

    So… I still see that stupid “Welcome to the Beta” video and that is the only option. Does anyone know when exactly this thing is suppose to go live to the general public? I have been waiting since midnight last night and it is almost noon here and there is still no option to DL the beta. Any word on when we will actually be able to play this darn thing?

  • kingbet123

    Found this weeks podcast beyond enjoyable. Good interviews for Lost Planet 2 and Halo Reach.

  • Anonymous

    When do the ‘loyal Halo 2 fans’ get their Reach beta codes?

  • DarkGin87

    @Major – When will people be getting there promotion points and 1 month gold for buying the block/house party games ? seems a few people are wondering even me

  • Blue Thunder28

    @ r3dreck .. Never!! There can never ever be enough.. WHy you’re complaining about more of a VIDEO GAME is beyond me.. they are fun.. the more the better! Unless they turn the tiny EB Games in town into a giant labyrinth (rock band guitar hero) . lols

    Another great show Major. Reach Beta is absolutely amazing… super stoked for Alan Wake and Red Dead.

  • DMack CA

    Did anyone else think it was spelled H-Y-R-B until just now? I can’t believe I was mistaken for so many years

  • EXL Unit

    Thanks for the show. Also btw…thanks to you guys I’m now the proud owner of a Sodastream. Very cool and very nerdy thing. I love it!

  • yodasodayo

    @a mad pigeon Good question. I got the same email and still no code! But I also have the ODST disk so I can still play the beta. But I have 2 Xbox 360 consoles and I would like to have the beta on both of them.

  • Defy1ng Grav1ty

    To be honest, Larry, not your best show. As mentioned before the levels were really bad on the interviews.

    Also, the interview with Shawn Baxter was not so good. You sounded like you were not at all interested and were just saying “And what about X” where X was the next item on the list of things you had agreed to talk about. Usually you’re able to make the interview flow better…the other one was a step up, but you are obviously interested in Halo games.

  • The Gh0sts

    e, you think COD4 on veteran is bad try COD3 and COD W@W on veteran!