November 5th 2013 6:20 pm PT

Next Stop: Phoenix

I head back on the road later this week, this time my destination is Phoenix for the Area One event which starts this Thursday November 8th and run through Sunday, November 10th.  If you want to get hands on with Xbox One and some of the games before launch, this is your chance.

PLUS: We will have a limited number of Day One Edition pre-orders on-site available why the last.

The Phoenix Area One will be at Scottsdale Studios, 9445 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Below are the times of Area One..remember admission free and on a first come, first serve and due to the content available for play, you must be over 18 to attend.

Date   Times
Thu 07-Nov-13 (2) sessions:  2pm – 6pm, 7pm – 11pm
Fri 08-Nov-13   (3) sessions: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm, 7pm – 12am
Sat 09-Nov-13   (3) sessions: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm, 7pm – 12am
Sun 10-Nov-13   (3) sessions:  10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm, 6pm – 9pm 

I’ll be there on Saturday from 12n-4p if you want to say hello.

BUT: Drop by the Gamestop #3674 at The Tempe Marketplace this Friday November 8th at 4pm, I’ll be there with a limited number of VIP passes that will allow you to walk past the lines and directly into Area One.
Get to Gamestop early if you want in on this action.

Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • ungeheier

    What do the VIP passes get you? Tempe is quite a drive for me.

    • Death Dealer

      They let you skip the waiting lines, or at least make you take place in a much shorter one of a few other people with VIP passes.

  • Andre Luiz Vandoni Lima

    Hello Major, My name is Andre and I am from Brazil. I pre ordered My Day one Edition of Xbox one and I would like to know is if I play my DVDs it will be able to upscaling too?
    Thank you and counting the days for have t on my hands.

    • usrev

      most likely, most TV’s with built in DVD players upscale dvds as well iirc.

      though not 100% sure.

      • Andre Luiz Vandoni Lima

        Thanks my friend.

    • Death Dealer

      Yes, same as the Xbox 360.

  • usrev

    major do they ever give you a break?

    • Swat

      I doubt he cares as he makes thousands.

      • tabicat

        Thousands? Does that mean he’s one of the Microsoft Thousandairs?

  • roozbeh, again

    Thanks for the free Killer instinct code.

    Finally I get some sort of reward in my life.

  • Kade

    See you there, Major Nelson. Not too much longer until next-gen becomes current, and I’ll be sure to follow you on Xbox One’s friend system. Midnight launch is going to be awesome at the Scottsdale Microsoft Store!

    • ungeheier

      It was pretty fun for the Kinect launch. It’s a great store in a nice mall.

  • JamaIn4no

    yeah same here. cant really stop by fashion square either to test out the system cause of work. oh well, when it hits home ill enjoy it on my time. can’t wait