June 28th 2011 4:44 pm PT

What’s up with my Twitter picture?

Last week I decided to update my Twitter profile with a new picture. Little did I know it would cause a great deal of confusion and concern, but then I realized posting a photo of yourself on fire with no context will do that .

Let me use this post to bring everyone up to speed.

First you’ll need to watch the below video, which I did for Inside Xbox for the release of the Xbox LIVE Arcade game Splosion Man.

As you saw, I was set on fire for the video. None of that was CG or Photoshop.

Now, and I can’t stress this enough, it was a carefully controlled stunt done specifically for this video. Using the top stunt coordinators in the Northwest, the entire video was shot under the strictest of safety precautions.

Now that you’ve seen the video above, here for the first time, are some behind the scenes photos that show what went into the setting up of the flaming shot.

So, as you can see the picture of me with my hair on fire was part of a stunt. That’s it. Plain and simple.

No one was hurt, burned or damaged. But I got a nice Twitter profile picture out of it.

Random By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/NBAKirkland NBA Kirkland (Nick)

    Cool!  I’m gonna go try this right now!  Thanks Larry!

    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      ಠ_ಠ

      • http://twitter.com/Amolain 夢を見られた・・・ :)

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        ಠ_ರೃ

    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      ಠ_ಠ

  • http://twitter.com/CameronSolu Cameron Solu

    Disappointed to learn you used a stuntman to jump off the building… c’mon, Larry. It’s not like you had to fall into a pit of clowns or anything!

  • http://twitter.com/BurkusCat Ronan Burke

    Wait, I thought splosion man came out ages ago? Why are you only changing your picture now?

    • http://twitter.com/The_Dukenator Mark

      Considering that Ms. Splosion comes out next month, why not?

  • http://twitter.com/BurkusCat Ronan Burke

    Just weird that if you had a picture of you being set on fire and you were going to use it as a profile pic, you would do it as soon as you could get to a computer.

  • http://openid.aol.com/mode7overworld Cam

    I wonder what the younger-you might have said if somebody told him that he’d eventually have a job in which he got paid to talk about and play video games and, on at least one occasion, light himself on fire.

    If you need somebody to cover for you when you retire, let me know. 

    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      I don’t think the younger me would believe it. At all. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/meatlobster Crunchy Lobster

    Guess someone gave him lemons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000116667790 Kanishk Bhandari

    nice vid

  • http://twitter.com/StrikeSudden XboxLiveStrikeSudden

    Cool….My vote is still on Crazzy Larry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joaosimpson João Mota

    seriously avatar awards? Those that were suposed to be in every other game, but that only come rarely?

    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      No, they were never announced as somethng that woudl be in every game. It is up to the game developer to add them into the game. It’s purely at their discretion

  • http://twitter.com/awesomeTato Tato Camargo

    is L waiting for a friend ?

  • http://twitter.com/DiceZero Dice

    Nice I have both shirts and other awards from Fable 3.

  • http://twitter.com/DiceZero Dice

    Nice I have both shirts and other awards from Fable 3.

  • http://twitter.com/DiceZero Dice

    Nice I have both shirts and other awards from Fable 3.

  • Jamie ODell

    I always thought it would be nice for the gaming companies to include a Theme and an Avatar Item when you go out and purchase a $60 game. Makes the games look more enticing. But they don’t. 

  • Jamie ODell

    I always thought it would be nice for the gaming companies to include a Theme and an Avatar Item when you go out and purchase a $60 game. Makes the games look more enticing. But they don’t. 

  • Anonymous

    O.o i love that game 

  • Anonymous

    When will they release Burger Time? Are they planning to release Skip-Bo for XBox Live?

  • Anonymous

    When will they release Burger Time? Are they planning to release Skip-Bo for XBox Live?

  • http://twitter.com/iphonefarted iPhone Farts

    whats this a commercial for? that was awkward….

 

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