July 3rd 2012 9:34 am PT

It’s Tuesday Morning…

…and right now Major’s on a plane somewhere over the Pacific. Without internet access. I’m pretty sure he said something about my keeping an eye on the blog while he’s gone, too.

Now, I don’t know about you but in my opinion “keeping an eye on the blog” means “talk about whatever you want”. I’m not quite sure that’s what Maj had in mind, but he’s on a plane without internet access right now.

Say hello to my dog Cthulhu:

Happy Cthulhu is happy.

He’s a Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler¬†mix, and he’s 80 pounds of solid muscle. He was a rescue, and he’s about 2.5 years old. There’s nothing in the world he loves more than fetching a tennis ball out of a lake, river, or ocean.

I’ve also got two cats, one of whom just turned 18 – but that’s another blog post.


Who else is looking forward to Spelunky on XBLA tomorrow? I haven’t played it yet, but it looks AWESOME.

Archive By e

  • http://twitter.com/rogXue Justin Forsythe

    aww, personally I was hoping for the Root Canal pic but this is cool to lol

  • mcmax3000

    I don’t know anything about Spelunky, but a lot of people seem to be super excited about it, so I’ll give the demo a shot at least. The last game I knew nothing about that everyone seemed to be excited about was Fez, and that went pretty well when I tried it out. I’ll be grabbing the new Penny Arcade game on XBLIG, and the Bellator MMA game on XBLA as soon as I get more Microsoft points.

  • http://twitter.com/EverettGresham Everett Gresham


  • http://twitter.com/MythicalWolf77 Mythical Wolf

    Who the f*ck are you?

  • Nathan

    That’s one cute pup!

  • http://twitter.com/fcviotto Fernando Coli Viotto

    Hello there! Nice dog!
    And btw you’re late to realease the Deal of the Week for this week. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobthemonkey Daniel Robinson

    Blog about BBQ!

  • http://twitter.com/asperkins Anthony Perkins

    E FTW. Something tells me Laura will be entrusted with access next time =D

  • http://twitter.com/fcviotto Fernando Coli Viotto

    Hello there! Nice dog!
    And btw, you’re late to release the Deal of the Week starting today

  • dfjdejulio

    E, here’s a request for the time you’re “keeping an eye on” the blog, considering that you’re actually an engineer — tell us something (about the XBox, Dashboard, Live, whatever) that Major Nelson would consider too geeky/techy/obscure to be of general interest.

    (Not trying to put Larry down here, but come on, he’s at the very least not the same *kind* of geek as you. Or Laura.)

    • Lee Rayson


    • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

      I’d love a story from the inside, of course only what you can talk about. :)

    • SomeRandomJerk

      Shove a sock in it nerd!

      • dfjdejulio

        Oh, I’m sorry, I would, but your mom’s already on her way home. It could take a while, as I’m not sure she has bus fare. Why, are your feet cold?

      • http://twitter.com/Jeverage Jeff K

        Are you real? Do people like you really exist? Have you finished middle school?

  • lagrew

    nice post e. I am sure major would approve ;) also nice job on passing him in gamerscore again :).

  • http://Panicgamer.com/ Jason

    You are fantastic.

  • http://twitter.com/ericcosta Eric Soares Costa

    Wow! An 18 year old cat. And I thought my 16 year was ancient (she’s a rescue too). Pictures, please. Oh, and Cthulhu looks cute, in an “ancient god who will bring the end to the world” kind of way.

  • http://twitter.com/daringone DaringOne

    Puppy talk!

  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    The cats were asked to be in the blog, but decided to something else. Like look out the window, eat a bug, sleep. Probably sleep.

  • http://twitter.com/MythicalWolf77 Mythical Wolf


  • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

    lol oooooohhh you’re in trrroooubbllleee :)

  • Lee Rayson

    I got a Husky, had him since a pup. anyone want him free to good home!!!

  • Desert_Crawler

    *ugh* Another repeat sa…wait, is this a staring contest?

  • http://twitter.com/AlbertConseil Alfalfa Conseil

    i couldnt relax for 5 min with a dog that size in my house, id be constantly worried that he snaps and tears me to shreds lol.
    still a cool dog.

    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      That’s not the only concern. These beasts excrete all sorts of fluids from several orifices. Yuk.

  • http://twitter.com/ENich1 E.Nich

    Hi e, I like your dog’s name.

  • http://twitter.com/RhinocerosKing Matt King

    Best post ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003976957614 Willy McBurgle

    best post this blog all year.

  • http://twitter.com/GeekesS Courtney

    Yayy! e take over!!! Your definition of “keeping an eye on the blog” is the same as mine so puppy talk away!!!!

  • Clattus

    …..so……what’s the deal of the week this week? ;)

  • http://twitter.com/sargonas J. Eckert

    Best. Post. EVER!

  • http://twitter.com/rflagg4l Harold Graunke

    good lookin dog.

  • Miyagi99

    Attempting to turn Major’s blog into Reddit, I see :)

  • Russell Gorall

    When you don’t have any games to talk about, just put up a picture of a dog.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003976957614 Willy McBurgle

      On that logic – we should have seen many dogs on this blog by now BWAHAHAHA!

  • http://twitter.com/TomSawyerPhD Tom Sawyer PhD

    Malignant Narcissism at its finest. E gets access to Major’s gaming blog and talks about himself . Ah, can you smell his insecurity?

  • spiralgray

    Looking forward to seeing the blog post about the cats.

  • http://twitter.com/CockneyCharmer Sean T

    I like E’s sense of humour…..TROLololololololololol

  • http://www.facebook.com/joris.springer Joris Springer

    Sometimes we need posts like this on a blog like this :), you can’t be working all the time after all. And as long as there are no Skylanders or Civ games involved I am sure Major Nelson will agree with this post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joris.springer Joris Springer

    And personally I have been missing puppy talk a bit so jeeey puppy!!! :)

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

    Wait. What is going on here? Dog pictures????

    If I see Skylander posts, I shall bust out the ban hammer.

    • Lee Rayson

      Lol your giving him ideas Major, though i would like to see e skylanders collection

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      Right, get the Pok√©mon cards…

  • http://twitter.com/DoctorRiviera Dr. Nick Riviera

    Good looking dog. I love dogs and cats because they can’t talk back and they love you for you not what you have or can do for them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500644254 Toby Smith

    what a handsome looking fella!

  • Adinnieken

    Nice pic of Cthulhu E. You can actually see the Rottweiler in his face.

  • http://twitter.com/Olimite Olimite

    Best post on here all year. Now we just need a customised Success Kid and you should get the job full time.

  • fried_egg

    Great idea! Get rid of the games on xbox and have a pets channel

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Lennerth/1131814884 Jason Lennerth