January 4th 2013 3:59 pm PT

Show 462: Our favorite games of 2012. Plus Adam Sessler drops by

Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)

Co-host : e (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)

Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)


Interview: Adam Sessler, His new Revision 3 gig and CES 2013 coverage (29:54 - 43:15)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/senses.failed.568 Senses Failed

    Yay, new show. Happy new year boys and girl :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

    Adam should ask major why PSN+ is so much better then xbox gold.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ReprovedReaper André Svensson

      no need to ask that by now everyone should know it is because the free games.

      However it is also important to note that the free games are the only selling point of PSN+ and without it there would be no reason to pay for PSN+

      Xbox Live gold don’t need to offer free games because there already is a selling point to Xbox Live gold.

      I do prefer how Sony makes you pay for their service but I am always will be a Xbox gamer in the end

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        there is no selling point to xbox gold though, people are paying to play online which PC, Ps3, wii and wii-u offers for free. if next gen they don’t have playing online for free they won’t survive.

        • http://www.facebook.com/ReprovedReaper André Svensson

          the selling point of Xbox Live Gold is being able to play with other people online….
          “If you want to play games oniline you have to subscribe to our service” – that’s the selling point

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            wii is free online,
            wii-u is free online ,
            ps3 is free online,
            PC is free online.
            360 is NOT free online.

    • http://twitter.com/StrikeSudden StrikeSudden

      Dont think he could have though of that. Sounded high on the show.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        I think adam gets a bit to excited about games when he talks about them.

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

    Farming Simulator 2013. Literally one of my favourite games of last year, and yes, it sounded as ridiculous to me as it does to you. I have put a STUPID amount of time into that game though.

    I do remember reading that a PS3 and Xbox 360 release is planned, but I don’t know how wide a release that’ll be, if it does happen.

    Fun tidbit: At some point, by some metric, it had sold more copies than Medal of Honor Warfighter.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      wait, farming sim is coming to console? This is awesome, we haven’t had many sim games on console to begin with so i’l take any halfway decent game.

    • http://twitter.com/StrikeSudden StrikeSudden

      Growing up in farming country and being on a tractor by age 10. Not my idea of fun. That said driving farm equip in real life is fun. So I get it.

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

    I don’t want to start a confrontation here, but, what exactly is the problem with games that have you kill animals in a combat context?

    I’m not talking about hunting games, which are another issue entirely. I’m talking about something like, say, Call of Duty 4, which had attack dogs and such. It’s not as though you’re hunting these animals for pleasure or sport. They are a very clear, mortal threat, and you’re acting in defense.

    It’s not that I think that’s ok in the real world, but in a game, what makes it WORSE than shooting other humans?

    • Lee Rayson

      IT could because e got his dog from a rescue centre( if I remember correct) so he dislikes cruelty to all animals which is fair

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

        Absolutely! It’s not my intention to appear to be in favour of animal cruelty. I’m not in favour of human cruelty either.

        What I’m trying to figure out is the thinking that depicting one is more objectionable than depicting the other, particularly when the violence is occurring in a clear life-or-death context.

        I have incredible respect for e and his animals, and I understand his personal sensitivities here. I just think there’s a good discussion to be had on the subject as well.

        • thevowel

          You nailed it with “personal sensitivities”. It really bothers *me* to play games where I have to kill animals, especially dogs.

          That doesn’t mean that I don’t think there should be games where that happens. I just might not play them because of it.

    • http://twitter.com/StrikeSudden StrikeSudden

      I see your point. I do however have a hard time killing dogs in game. Just something inside me that does not want to kill a dog. I do think that e is going to far. Everyone goes into hush mode when he brings it up. On the other hand he got the game for his son. So he does not seem to be forcing his view. However rating a game on that basis is not fair. Games are supposed to be about what we do not do in the real world. Lets also talk how e tries to make lolli rethink her position on a game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      there is no issue, there is no issue with doing ANYTHING in a video game because it’s a video game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

      Exactly. Shooters typically involve killing people – and I think games this year went a bit too far. Black Ops II had some killing animations that were simply uncalled for. It added nothing to the game. But no one is saying a word. Yet in Far Cry 3 there are many people up in arms about killing endangered species. Very hypocritical, methinks.

    • kingcrusher

      People still don’t understand that a video game is just that, a game. They see some blood, an animal being treated bad, a woman being treated bad, an alien being treated bad, whatever the case may be and they go off as though it’s being done in real life. How about we go off on anyone who plays monopoly for evicting the others from the game when they can’t pay the rent! Or how about people who play Risk and kill everyone else in the world so they can dominate! lol

  • http://twitter.com/StrikeSudden StrikeSudden

    Adam is horrible. Leo leport should have fired him right off. Now he is attaching himself to Lary. Fire him Lary.

  • http://twitter.com/Chriscorrick007 Christopher corrick

    Yay coffee, toast and major nelson and co. Great way to start a weekend

    • http://www.facebook.com/blueonblack Eric Rhoades

      …and a boner too right? Kill yourself.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

        Please pull this comment, Larry. Let’s not encourage this type of behavior.

        • http://www.facebook.com/blueonblack Eric Rhoades

          Quit your whining.

          • Lee Rayson

            Practice what you preach

        • http://www.facebook.com/chomskyknows Marcus Roof

          I gave him a pass because he spelled “too” correctly…

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

          Did not have to the down votes too care of it..

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

            Awesome. Thank you, Major.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bc-Wendel/100001405486130 B.c. Wendel

        Could you take your own advice?

    • http://twitter.com/StrikeSudden StrikeSudden

      Nothing better than the first show of the year.

  • Lee Rayson

    Funny show to start the new year, Major does your wife dislike you so much she lets you out the house wearing and LED top, there safety clothing then there your jumper :P you may cause car crashes by people turning to look at you. Can you put a link off so we can see it?
    Great show guys

  • http://www.facebook.com/blueonblack Eric Rhoades

    Adam Sessler? Since when do the unemployed get to be on this website?

    • http://twitter.com/StrikeSudden StrikeSudden

      I never liked him. Never liked his reviews. I think he was part of the fall of leo leport. So many other at tech tv could have made G4 the greatest thing ever. I am sad to see him here. How did major get snowed by this guy. So many others so much more qualified for this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

      I’m pretty sure he’s not on this website, but I do think he’s on the podcast.

      • http://www.facebook.com/blueonblack Eric Rhoades

        I’m pretty sure you’re also unemployed.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

          I’m not surprised. Being wrong clearly is your forte.

        • Lee Rayson

          An what do you do for a living that makes you judge people to think there unemployed? some dead end job at a fast food chain perhaps?

    • Russell Gorall

      He works for Revision 3.

  • http://twitter.com/StrikeSudden StrikeSudden

    How about a whole show on girl gamers and how far girl gaming has come. Bring in some of the biggest girl gamers out there and let lolli interview with you. I still think it has a way to go. Even lolli gets her view on fav games dissected way more than it should by her male counterparts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ReprovedReaper André Svensson

    you can download the game and play it for free as long as you are a PSN+ subscriber so don’t pay for the games you pay for the PSN+ service. I don’t think I said anything about owning the game themselves and I’m aware of the limitations

  • freedom man

    Good podcast, I like Adam sessler more of him please! Will be looking at the stream on the 8th and maybe you should do more of the live streaming Xbox TV is a go

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

    you don’t own anything on xbox either because you have to pay to play online which is an important part of many games, you can’t access half of most games for 360 without spending $60 a year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

    E: You work at Microsoft. You can’t find one person there that may have an idea on how to hack your dryer? Because if that person isn’t at MIcrosoft, then all hope is lost…

    • thevowel

      I’m not willing to offer up my brand new washer/dryer for someone to experiment on. I’m looking for a pre-existing hack :).

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

        10-4. I get it. Just seemed to be some underlying irony there. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

    Contest Idea: Write the lyrics to E’s dryer song! Read the finalists on the show and have listeners vote. Let’s do this.

    • BigBernard

      No, let’s not.

  • http://twitter.com/TheATCraiger Aaron Craig

    I am very much looking forward to Gears of War Judgement as it comes out on my birthday. I’ve loved all of the other games and am quite excited to hear it’s going to be continued on!

  • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt Miller

    I cant wait to see how the kinect innovates with more fitness and dance games. Innovation right there people.

  • http://twitter.com/SeraphTC SeraphTC

    Serious comments on here regarding this podcast, and interesting points being raised/discussed. I’ve not listened to the whole thing yet, so I’m going to be a little more lighthearted.

    ‘I’ve got a tree in my bucket’ has to be the first new euphemism of the year for me ;)

    Usage: ‘Get out of the bathroom! I’ve got a tree in my bucket!’

  • kingcrusher

    Curtis, you seem to spend a lot of time complaining about paying for XBox live. Is that your hobby? I thought you were in love with your PS3? Why don’t you go play it.
    It’s very tiresome reading your comments over and over and over about the same thing when you really make a lame point. The whole “you lose your game if you’re not on xbox live” debate is dumb. You can still play your game. Which is something that your “free” psn games won’t let you do once your sub runs out.
    So you can pay to be on the PSN and keep your games and play them online, or you can pay to be on XBox live and keep your games and play them online. Not much difference other than XBox has a superior matchmaking setup and superior connection when compared to PSN. So just.. hush.

  • Quaranj

    Sessler is the man! I haven’t always agreed with his choice of games, but his soapbox rants usually hit home and said things that needed to be said. I’m glad that he’s still part of the gaming world.

  • http://twitter.com/StudioBenKnight Ben Knight

    “ride all over you” …uh

  • John Gregory

    Any news on the upcoming deals of the week? I miss those post. The irony is, last 2 weeks they had games at 200 pts which is amazing and yet no post on them. Last year had horrible deals and those got posted

  • Z4M0

    I’m amazed at how we are not getting official info on upcoming deals of the week this year. Fortunatedly, others do microsoft’s job better.

    This week it seems to be Axel & pixel and Misadventures of P. Winterbottom down to 200 msp each (75% off) leedmees at 400 msp (50% off) and bioshock 2 DLC / borderlands 1 DLC at 50% off. + 50% off on Ghost recon FS DLC (those last ones being the only gold exclusive deals)

    Looks like microsoft is eager to piss off users again (at least not letting them know what to expect (but cr@p) from them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ReeferSutherlnd Stank Beard

      New scratch and match offers are Scary Girl-400msp, Pool Nation-400msp, and Swarm-160msp

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      PSN+ already gave borderlands 1 free and DLC for like half off a few months ago :| and they just got megaman 8 and 9 ( or it’s 9 and 10 i forget) for free… Gold membership is such a cr@p deal in light of PSN+, the free Wii-u online, and how cheap games are on PC.

  • Russell Gorall

    Watching the CES coverage I have to ask…

    Why show amazing things that have nothing to do with Microsoft when all anyone wants is a blip about the next gen?

  • freedom man

    Major, am watching CEs coverage replay over Xbox live amazing more of this please
    PS pleas have more Adam sessler :-)

  • djnealb

    I love listening to Adam Sessler. I always get the feeling that his brain is working about 5x faster than his mouth, which is why he talks so quickly and will sometimes stutter/trip over his words. Plus he’s incredibly intelligent. He’s the kind of person that would say “malevolence” when most others (including myself) would just say “evil”.

  • djnealb

    Yes. Heaven forbid he express his OPINION on his favorite piece of interactive entertainment (read: GAME) from last year. Clearly anybody who doesn’t think that the latest “Call of Battle: Space Marine part 40: Shoot More Shit” is deserving of the lowest status of humanity and deserves to be put out of their misery for the benefit of themselves and the rest of mankind.

    In other words: Grow up.


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