December 6th 2010 1:02 am PT

Show 379: Halo: Reach Noble Map pack, Kinect hits 2.5 m and more


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: Bungie’s Derek Carroll & Eric Osborne on the Halo: Reach – Noble Map Pack (54:43 – 1:13:10)
Name the Game
Xbox 101
and more….
PLUS: We play Mad Scientist. Hear how that turns out.

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Links to some of the things mentioned in this episode:

Kinect sells 2.5 Million in first 25 days

Preview of Noble Map Pack at

Halo: Reach – Noble Map Pack

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Your Shape Fitness Evolved


I Bookified My Blogerations!

Gunnar Glasses

Mad Scientist University


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File size (approx) : 60.2
Format: MP3

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Podcast By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Tjoeb123

    Not on iTunes?

  • Major Nelson

    It’s in the iTunes feed


    So yea, it should be there.

  • Anonymous

    It hasn’t shown up yet.

  • Bstew

    Nope, not showing up in itunes again.

  • Major Nelson

    Well, I’ve done everything on my end.

    It’s up to the iTunes gods now.

  • Anonymous

    @ major nelson I know right?!

  • Shonk

    Ive been wanting a Xbox 360s since the release
    but couldnt justify getting one just for the sake of
    having a quiet xbox when i have a perfectly good
    Super Elite anyway friday i gave in and picked one up

    Microsoft have made good progress with the console
    its quieter than the old machines still not great but better

    But didnt think of the psu at all my old psu’s where totally silent
    The xbox 360 slim psu is like a jet turbine and atleast 3x as loud as the console

    What gives Major the PSU is driving me crazy

    Here’s a recording

    Just about to listen to the show!!
    hope its a good one

  • Vice Destroyer

    @Shonk How bizarre. I watched your video and that is not normal. Since it is still under warranty, I would get that changed. My power brick hums, but it is not audible to me when sitting about 6 feet away from it.

  • The Gh0sts

    i want a pair of those gunnar glasses but no one in australia has them :(

  • Joecr

    For the m4b format that you mentioned on twitter, remember that you have been featured in the Zune marketplace several times. You should also consider those of us that have bought Zunes & listen through them. I haven’t check if they can play a m4b file or not, but because it is a podcast it has chapters added to it some how in the software & on the Zunes as well. At the time I write this post you are in the “we recommend – audio” in the Zune marketplace.

  • QualityJeverage

    I gotta call e out on this one. Total gamer embarassment.

    Deus Ex is pronounced “Day-uss Ex”, not “Dooze Ex”. Come on e, you’re representing us!

  • SkyyPlum

    I’m so sick about hearing how many Kinects have been sold, I hate how MS and others are selling it. I’ve bought 3 360’s over the years, have a slim now but if I want Kinect I have to buy another console or 2 unwanted games during the holidays. But after the holidays they will be sold seperately, at least thats what I’ve been told. Now, this is BS at its highest. Screw the loyal gamers and just try to bring in a new base of customers. MS, next time I buy an MS product why don’t you just send a message to my gamertag with a big FU. So pissed.

  • An Xbox God

    Downloading the show right now. Can’t wait to listen to it later! And tell e GO DUCKS!

  • juan cabrera

    Great show Major but what’s up with the wheezing laugh you do. It’s not a complaint or anything it just sounds painful whenever you laugh like that. =)

  • juan cabrera

    Great show Major but what’s up with the wheezing laugh you do. It’s not a complaint or anything it just sounds painful whenever you laugh like that. =)

  • MongooseMuffin

    I notice that there is not a link to 4chan in the show notes, for better or for worse

  • Vulak Aerr

    Great show but…

    Seriously, you guys need to give the AC Brotherhood multiplayer a good look. It’s such a breath of fresh air compared to the other stuff you’re all playing. :)

  • The Gh0sts

    @juan think of it as major’s thing! LOL

    btw that mad scientist university game was so much fun. e, you need to change it up again!