February 22nd 2013 4:47 pm PT

Show 468: Majestic Map Pack, Tomb Raider and more

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

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

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


In Studio Guest: Meagan Marie from Crystal Dynamics
Interview: Mike Clopper, Certain Affinity and Mike Ellis, 343: Halo 4 "Majestic Map Pack" (17:36 - 30:51)

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Duration (approx): 00:58:21

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

    online play should be free.

    • http://twitter.com/ResetReflect Rob Kent

      I agree if MS doesn’t change their gold/silver layout I’m jumping ship

      • http://twitter.com/_josHaas_ ɾosɥ ɥɐɐs

        If you’re going to “go to the dark side,” hopefully it’s for more than just that one trivial reason.

        • Peter

          They already are on the dark side… Microsoft is the sith.

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

          $60 a year isn’t trivial, even if you only bought xbl on sale for $35 a year, this gen alone you flushed half a next gen console down the toilet. MSRP of XBL gold is $60 a year, if you are like me and been here since the original xbox you would have lost $400+ which is about how much a 360 was at launch.

      • The Dukenator

        Silver accounts didn’t exist when Xbox Live first started.

    • The Dukenator

      Next xbox it’ll be.

      • http://twitter.com/damashedavenger kit walker


        • The Dukenator

          Cannot confirm. Major Nelson would know, but he wouldn’t say either.

    • RBranyan31

      Go ahead and switch. You do know that the PS4 is going to start charging for online play right? Read what Kotaku had to say (they’re been right about every other rumor.) “Orbis is also following the path first set by Xbox Live: our source says ‘most’ of the PS4’s online features will require a premium subscription to use.”

      • RBranyan31

        EDIT: Sorry for the multiple posts!

      • Russell Gorall

        Online play is free on PS3. Netflix, Youtube, etc., don’t require a sub on top of a sub to use with PS3.

        What PS4 does in the future is the future, Playstation Plus is currently killing Gold without even adding online play or stuff you already pay for (number one console for Netflix use).

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

        until they say otherwise Idon’t believe it.

        • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

          I’ve told you this before Curtis.. common sense and business sense would agree that the liklihood of this happening with PSN is pretty high man. How do you think they are going to support Gaikai’s cloud streaming and all these other host of features like remote play, sharing video clips etc?

    • http://www.facebook.com/robert.shmigelsky Robert William Shmigelsky

      not personally against it but not fond of playing for online either; casual gamer now and don’t see the point of having to pay to play Kinect Sports online

  • http://twitter.com/Nefty900 Neftali Rodriguez

    Hey Major, what’s the name of the song you used for the end of the podcast?

  • Russell Gorall

    Having a podcast that nobody listens to?

    That’s one approach.

    • http://www.facebook.com/georg.grossmaier Georg Grossmaier

      Butthurt PS fanboy is butthurt.

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

      Hmm…the metrics indicate otherwise. How many listeners to you have for your podcast Russell?

      • http://twitter.com/civicxchick H

        Haha, good job, Major!

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

        I saw his first comment and thought he decided to be a person and be a part of the discussion. And then…

      • Russell Gorall

        About as many actual listeners you have, Larry.

        Except mine don’t work for MS and download the thing forty times a piece.

        This is just one approach, and if you ever get a job in gaming you should blog about it.

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

          Can I have a link to your podcast? I very much would like to hear your show and the voice behind such compelling comments here on my blog.

          • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

            Some say he sounds like Peter Griffin and that he wears borats mankini under his clothes all we know is he is called Russell Gorall

        • http://ordinarygamer.co.uk/ Dan Etheridge

          I listen to this show, i’m not a friend or a Microsoft employee. In fact, i’m across the pond in another country! I sure as hell don’t listen to your podcast.

    • Scott Walker

      Or you could Google Russell Gorall and Wisconsin and use your mugshot as your profile photo.

      • Russell Gorall

        Or you could just go to a Facebook profile for Russell Gorall, or type in a Google search for “local bum snatchers”.

        Either way, Evan.

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

          Who is Evan?

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

      come on now.

  • Russell Gorall

    How many times are you going to post this?

  • Ales84

    Dear Major,it’s time to announce the next xbox and when you do I hope it’s very,very different from the leak of vgleaks otherwise for me is “jump out”.A GPU of 1,2 Tflops would be ridiculous for the end of 2013 the same for 8 GB DDR3.I expect a next xbox with high graphics performance as it was for the xbox 1 and 360.
    I hope you listened to Epic and Crytek and put into the xbox next a GPU of 2+ Tflops and 8 GB GDDR5.The right choice is to concentrate on a HW with high performance and new exclusive AAA for pad otherwise the next xbox will be a WiiU 2.
    The Kinect 2 does not affect users that has made the 360 ​​a success,the flop in sales of Fable the Journey and the majority of the games for kinect shows it very well.

  • http://twitter.com/rubernck21 Alex Smith

    I think you forgot a 3 on the link for the hard drive…looks like the content update is for 20 gig HDs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tjohnson2186 Taylor Johnson

    Hey Major, what do you think about the PS4’s specs? I think xbox has something up their sleeves ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/richie.laurence.9 Richie Laurence

      The Major has to watch what he says if he answered your question directly i can see the gaming headlines worldwide… eg Major nelson says ps4 stats suck or … Major melson says ps4 stats are amazing which then would be twisted out of all proportion.

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

        even if he knew the specs the NDA wouldn’t let him say it either way. all the rumors point toward the xbox being a bit weaker than ps4, but it doesn’t matter how strong the system is since MS hasn’t put out many games in the last 5 years.

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

          Don’t get caught up in specs. Pay attention to games and features. I love having two consoles – each does something different, and each have their proprietary games. PS4 will do some really neat things, and the next Xbox will do what it does. At this point, the law of diminishing returns says the technology will be very close when it comes to processors and graphics. It’s what you do with that technology that makes all the difference.

          • Russell Gorall

            Xbox fanboy is buttsmelled.

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

            you are right, though the ps3 is more powerful than 360 it is so hard to develop for few games actually look better on ps3, but with the new ps4 architecture that will change, the 360 has been moving more and more toward a casual console, with few games for gamers aside halo and gears, which are tired out now.

            The thing is, I, and almost everyone else who has supposed xbox the past decade, are gamers, we came over to xbox or the hardcore games like kotor, morrowind, and halo, 360 we got it because the original was so awesome, early titles like kameo were great, but somewhere around 2008 or so xbox started to dwindle in the game department and after kinect was announced pretty much stopped, when the old guard leaves there won’t be much left for MS, I don’t think casuals will adopt the next console.

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

        Sadly, you are right.

        • Russell Gorall

          Well, you Tweeted about it.

          You can only speculate on it when drunk?

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

            I’ll say this….I’ve been involved in events like that and Sony did a great job puling it off. The PS4 certainly looks like it has some promise, and I look forward to seeing how things progress.

          • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

            How does it look promising all I saw was tech demos(could been cgi) a controller and PlayStation Kinect. They didn’t even show what the console looks like and they said it could be backwards compatible not enough to say they done a good job

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

    highly doubt it’s true, I don’t think you will have to pay to play online, but maybe you will to use the share stuff, but get this, it will also probably be bundled into PSN+ which is light years ahead of XBL gold membership, with PSN+ you pay for bonus stuff, xbl gold you pay to play online. xbox fanboys need to get a grip, stop defending BS or the company won’t change. want better games on xbox? stand up and complain instead of saying “oh i’l just pay for online still and play multiplatform games”

  • Russell Gorall

    Launch a console with a 70% failure rate?

    That is one approach.

    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      By your activity posting that same 70% failure rate could be said about your employment?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tjohnson2186 Taylor Johnson

    yep, it’s like his job to log on every day to piss off major…. sounds boring to me

  • Adinnieken

    Major, the quality of your download podcast his….horrible. Every time I try to play the downloadable version I get a broken-up recording, but the stream works perfectly.

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

      Well considering it’s the same exact file, not sure how that is possible. How are you listening to the downloaded file?

      • Adinnieken

        I was afraid of that. I’m re-downloading it. Third times the charm, right?

  • http://twitter.com/shenryo Ezra Ramos

    Was their a Name the game on the show ?

    • Adinnieken

      No, when Laura entered the “studio” E and Larry were overcome by her stunning good looks and forgot all about Name the Game.

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Good show guys

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Haha I just had to look up his rap sheet, so he was arrested over domestic abuse (hits women) and disorderly conduct like running his mouth in public so he now does it online because the internet isn’t policed.
    Gotta love google

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

    I’m actually amazed that no one has commented on how ridiculously hot Meagan Marie is.