February 13th 2012 9:52 am PT

e, Stepto and I try our first Hangout On Air

We tried a Hangout On Air yesterday. Below is the archive of the full hour and sixteen minutes. Not sure how often we’ll do this. It certainly won’t replace the podcast, but it may be perfect for those weeks when we can’t all get together in the same place. Tell us what you think in the comments

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Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Was glad to be part of it watching it live yesterday, do it more often =)

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Was glad to be part of it watching it live yesterday, do it more often =)

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t get to see it live, but a “video podcast” was something I wanted for a long time. Get Laura in and do this more often. Maybe do one simultaneously with the podcast recording so when you are showing each other things, we can see them too. This Hangout thing is just awesome. Definitely do more!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/tattoosbybayman Bayman Steven

    Major…I realize that this is off topic, but I recently got back into Game Room.  Where is the support?  Freezing issues suck….as I’ve spent a good amount on games.  New games?  I think MS is really dropping the ball on this one.  

  • http://www.lunarshards.com/ Frei Casull

    I’m curious, how did you record the video podcast? Been wanting to use G+ Hangouts for a while for recordings but haven’t found the right software to record the stream.

    • Anonymous

      YouTube hosts the stream somehow.

  • http://twitter.com/Roenik Roenik Newell

    I’ve seen a few podcasts put together from Avatar Kinect.  Hilarity ensued.  You guys should give it a try :)

  • Steve Peet

    Excellent, I am an dvocate of G+ but nobody over here seems that intereste din using it.
    Delicate Sound (UK)

  • DJ Mantis

    Love it! I would love to see you guys do this on occasion.

  • http://twitter.com/AnXboxDude Xbox Dude

    Dammit stars!!! 

  • Lee Rayson

    Loved the Hangout, Major you should atleast do it once a month and get Laura in on it too.

    I thought E might of showed off his skylanders collection

    I found it more fun than the Podcast so it be nice to have both

    • Anonymous

      I agree, I too thought this was more fun.

  • http://twitter.com/AnXboxDude Xbox Dude

    That DirectTV USB stick is amazing.

  • Anonymous

    “oh god, its a gaming one”   Awesome!

  • Anonymous

    This was a good idea. I think you guys should do this in addition to the podcast. Have the regular podcast every week about gaming and then have this every once in awhile talking about anything and everything. Keep up the good work Major!

  • http://www.tjmarsh.com TJ Marsh

    i think this should make up that stepto cant make it to podcast. always good to see how stepto is doing along with the rest of you.

  • http://twitter.com/phreak09 Steve Drew


  • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

    Social mediazz11!!!
    Neat. Does it automatically select the main video feed based on talking? Pretty good if so.

  • Anonymous

    I love this. It’ll allow us to keep Stepto in the “family” while he pursues his dreams outside of Microsoft. Laura needs to be in on this too if she can. Just doing this once a month or so when your schedules permit I think would be great.

    The thing I love about the podcast the most is the interplay between all of you. I have no doubt that’ll still happen on the podcast because E and Laura aren’t going anywhere but all of you together with Stepto makes it that much better.

  • Anonymous

    I like the way you did this show, also remember you can get a mp3 version from the video so you can post it as a podcast aswel

  • The Gh0sts

    why is e not wearing anything oregon?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674106424 Devon Edwards

    Welcome to the dark side (Google), Larry!  We have cookies!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stuntz0rZ Scott Zmolek

     Running at night is not that bad. Afraid of the bogeyman?

  • http://twitter.com/omaralvarez omar alvarez

    Enjoyed that. Wondering if video streaming for the podcast is in the future.

  • Anonymous

    Larry, you need to do something about the feedback on your end.  It’s annoying.  I don’t know if your volume is too loud, or if your speakers are active when your headphones are plugged in, but fix it. :)

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

      I think what you were hearing was bleed through on Stepto’s end.

  • http://twitter.com/TRIPTHEKING Brandon Hanson

    I was thinking that this could be the start of the Axiom epidemic from WALL-E

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias Olivera

    Where’s the Mass Effect 3 demo entry?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

      I want to know this too, because Major commented saying he was going to look into why some people got an xbox system update yesterday. 

  • http://twitter.com/cpucrash0 cpucrash0

    isn’t it kind of weird. google is the competition to Microsoft bing and they are using google+. Doesn’t MS own skype? couldn’t they do a skype group video chat. just saying. oh well

  • http://twitter.com/Bubble_Rocker BubbleRocka

    Hey Major, What Mic were you showing to the screen? What model?

  • http://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo0ose Ross Watkins

    Loved it Major, Stepto, E…do it again soon!

  • Richard A. Galarza

    This is just fantastic! God, WHY did Stepto decide to leave?? Well, he better have the time of his life for what he’s putting us through :)

  • http://twitter.com/aka_Scratch Scratch

    It’s amazing how well that cuts back and forth to whomever is speaking.

  • http://twitter.com/FoxClass Eric J

    Excellent!  Enjoyed the whole show!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Brown/1791369783 Matthew Brown

    i would like to see Laura get in on this it would be cool to see this like once a month or when time permits