January 14th 2011 2:08 am PT

Show 384: CES, Cruises, Ducks, M&M’s and Eminem


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)

Name the Game
Xbox 101
and more….


Note: I’ve added the above show notes to the ID3 Lyrics data field. Check your device if this is supported

Links to some of the things mentioned in this episode:

Book of enforcement (many steptos) video

John Rodericks AMAZING performance of The Commander Thinks Aloud

John’s band’s website

Link to jonathans recap of jococruisecrazy which contains the flickr feed link





Do it yourself Sous Vide


Show Details: 

Duration (approx):


File size (approx) : 40.2
Format: MP3

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Note: This show was produced using improved audio processing techniques to even all of the levels out.
That means it should make it easier to hear all of our voices. Let me know in the comments what you think.

Podcast By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    nice surprise…10lbs of M&Ms would be a sight. Did you go Chocolate, Peanut, Peanut Butter, or Pretzel?

  • Spargo CXVII

    “The Commander Thinks Aloud” Get it @ Zune Marketplace. And Tigers Baby Tigers!!!!

  • Spargo CXVII

    Hey major, just finished listening the show, did you run out of tape????

  • Tjoeb123

    Did I miss a show? Or was the CES Keynote #383? On my iPod (in the iTunes Wi-Fi store), it’s showing Show 382 from Dec. 31, then CES (Jan 5), and soon this. (it’s not up yet BTW, though I’ll be patient!)

    @Spargo CXVII
    What do you mean “run out of tape”?

  • Since 1981

    Hey Major,

    I’ve been using Google’s “Listen” app on my Android phone to listen to your show, but it doesn’t show this newest episode. I tried to unsubscribe and re-subscribe to your podcast, but your Feedburner URL makes Listen say, “An unknown error occurred.” Did you change anything about your Podcast setup recently?

  • lewgiffard

    Cheers Major! However getting download errors on the feed in Zune PC?!

  • Spargo CXVII

    @ Tgoeb123 “run out of tape”? = just before e xbox 101, the show just ends….Major says It Hurts….. while using Listen now:
    Click the player below to stream this show to your browser and listen to the show:

  • Stepto

    I let Major know about the file being truncated. He’s in NYC right now so it probably wont be until tomorrow that it’s fixed.


  • AndrewTerry

    Anyone else having problems getting this week’s show?

    Even though this episode is listed in my iTunes feed, I get an error when I try to download it – “file not found on server”.

  • juan cabrera

    I thought E’s bile broke the audio equipment!

  • UNSCleric

    LOL at E’s stare killing the show.

  • Major Nelson

    Wow….not sure what happend there! As Stepto said, I am in NYC right now and I’ve got an event to do this morning…but I’ll go in later today and see where things went sideways. Those that are having problems: Is it JUST when you listen via the Flash Player? I downloaded it via the link and I got the full show.

    Edit: I just tried again and got the show up until e’s death stare. It may be my provider, so if a few more people could try that would be great. Thanks for helping track down the problem.

  • Atomicow

    I downloaded via iTunes and the file was truncated at the death stare

  • Thiago123

    Major: Just downloaded the MP3 directly and it’s still cut short at e’s death stare.

    @thevowel: It was a good game, but as an SEC man (Go Gators), I have to say I was rooting for Auburn. Just another notch in the SEC dominance belt: 7 out of 13 BCS titles, 7-0 in BCS title games, 5 different schools…just sayin’

  • Tjoeb123

    @Major Nelson
    “E’s death stare”….ha! Lol….

    I’m surprised that (according to his Twitter feed on the blog) you didn’t use Twitter to let him know.

  • Major Nelson

    Ok..try again. I uploaded a new version. Let me know how that works out.

  • TheUncommonCold

    Major it’s still short, now run time is 10 minutes short instead of 20.

  • Monhegan

    Major/e/stepto: can any/all clarify the whole 8 million connects sold statement. Does this mean sold to retailers or sold to customers? Gracias!

  • Monhegan

    wow, I just spelled Kinect as Connect. Ooops!

  • The Gh0sts

    how long is the show supposed to be?

  • The LaGREW

    yeap it stops for me at the death stare also major. Kinda ironic i think it ends there. I thought it worked when listening the first time !

  • juan cabrera

    Hey Major, this e death stare got me thinking… Xbox Live keeps updating it’s users with features YOU GUYS want like ESPN, Avatar Kinect, Hulu Plus. Those are great and all but why not ask the users what THEY want the team working on? It doesn’t have to be something in particular, but maybe a list of stuff the team is willing to work on and then have Xbox Live members vote on what they want first/most. Yeah, there are surveys, but only a small percentage actually take those surveys. It may even be something as simple as a poll on MajorNelson.com. =)

  • Tommybomb

    wow what a cliffhanger! Does e provide a proper Xbox 101 explanation? Does Major Nelson survive his death stare?? Will Stepto finally move to the third chair position??? Find out next time, on Xbox Live Major Nelson Radio!

  • Major Nelson

    OK, so iTunes should have it now. I’ve uploaded another version, and I get the full show when I download it via the link in my post.

    Those getting the short show: It may be a CDN issue. Can you try again?

  • MoonKnight

    looks like iTunes is showing the proper version since it is downloading now. Thanks for fixing this since the cliff hanger has been killing me lol

  • AFSplat

    I just downloaded from Zune at 1:17:09. Thanks Major.

  • Joecr

    On the Zune I deleted & re downloaded & I got 10 more minutes, but it is shorter & smaller than you said on the post. It is only 1:17:09 in length & is only 35.4 MB (37,141,114 bytes). Since you say it is 1:27:37 in length & 40.2 MB I’m guessing I’m now only missing the after show. Also if I try to go to the “Download the latest episode to your computer or preferred device” link it is hit or miss on downloading the file. When it did download the file it was the exact same size of the smaller file, but it is still shorter than the length you said the show is supposed to be.

  • SkyyPlum

    OK, Kinect has not sold 8 million, it has shipped 8 million. Major I understand you not knowing this but like Adam Sessler said, its the CEO’s job to know this and to make that kind of mistake during a keynote is inexcusable. That said, descent show.

  • SGT Benton

    Please Major, go back to just two of you for the podcast. I don’t dislike the people involved but all four of you together is more like an unruly classroom than a gaming podcast now :(