April 26th 2013 2:46 pm PT

Show 474: #XboxReveal

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

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

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

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  • StaceyJK

    Ooh exciting hashtag… must listen.

  • tabicat

    I’m too lazy to listen to the whole podcast. Do they talk about the always-on requirement?

    • http://www.facebook.com/reder.brian2 Brian Reder

      No they don’t, They said very little information about the Xbox reveal.

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

        Much more info AFTER the 21st.

        • KesMonkey

          Why? What’s on the 21st?
          I kid.
          I just hope that you guys at MS realise that a console that REQUIRES an internet connection is doomed to fail.

          • Fred

            I’m hoping for something that isn’t just “more of the same”; something I can just turn on for everything: games, news, weather, TV, calendar, maybe more social activities; and a better marketplace that makes it easy to find stuff, and is personalized to me. Basically Amazon meets Netflix meets XBLA, with a hint of the apps I use everyday on my phone.

            …and I’m probably alone in this.

          • jlh

            You are definitely not alone because I have the same hopes for the new Xbox. They have come a long way with the 360 since launch and I expect that the Nextbox will be that one box that replaces all the others that I currently have connected to my televisions.

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

            I just want the next xbox to have games and free online. right now xbox doesn’t really have games, most of the games that are worth playing are on ps3.

          • InfernoShade

            So lets see, “news, weather, TV, calendar … social activities”. Then think about phones, tablets, and your cable box. If you want instant gratification looks like the NextBox will need to be always on. Get it?

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

          couldn’t you guys put out state of decay now so the wait wouldn’t be so bad? it seems all the good games come out after the announcement (state of decay, skyrim legendary edition) I mean… far cry blood dragon but it doesn’t seem like it will be a very long game

          • http://www.facebook.com/ABACAB72 Arik Cotton

            Just do what I’m going to do…play BioShock Infinite 1999 mode.

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

            i’m tried of bioshock tbh. I just want state of decay and a new elder scrolls or fallout. I haven’t played the skyrim DLC so when the legendary edition comes out it will be like a new game, but waiting till june is rough, this month is empty and games and other than dead island and defiance april wasn’t amazing either

        • ferrarimanf355

          Could you at least say something about the always-online rumor? That’s a pretty big dark cloud over the reveal.

          • Nick Peck

            I really hope they open the show with a Massive JOKE about it so I can laugh at everyone that thinks the system will melt down and stop working when and if your net connection is down. I love how most people have no clue as to what it really means, think DVR, how does your DVR record shows if it’s actually turned off? Common sense people.
            Everything about this will come out on the 21st so just wait until that show because they won’t say anything about anything until then. I would much rather they did it this month so I can start laughing at people but I have to wait another month :(

          • Mik3t

            Polygon have already mentioned that it will not be always on for games and will play used games, although a publisher can force it to be online

          • ferrarimanf355

            I wouldn’t mind if that’s the case. I’d just avoid the games that need to be online when there’s no reason for it.

        • TheJoker360

          Yeah Kinect, Apps, poor exclusives the list is endless.

          • Nick Peck

            can anyone ban this morons ip? ^

          • avi

            if you’re so against it already, why do you even comment here??

          • Mik3t

            His ps3 games are updating again he has a spare 30 mins while it does it

        • Mik3t

          I think the issue was the title looks like a xbox reveal podcast :-)

  • http://twitter.com/Fattieman Lord Fattieman

    Where are the show notes!?!

    I have to do that app password thing on my Microsoft Account…

  • fsdfg dsfds

    ad-box 720

    We have increased live prices #dealwithit

    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      hurr derp durr
      durr derp hurhrurr derp derp durr #derp

    • TheJoker360

      AppBox, NoGamesBox.

      • Nick Peck

        Then get the twitter/fb sharebutton 4, I mean launching with killzone 4… man, move based drum lame game… yikes… ps4. there I finally got the right name out.

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

          the minds of an xbox fanboy is shown in this post.

          killzone SF looked good, and the share button wasn’t even made a focus of the event it’s not like when xbox showed kinect and for 2 years it’s ALL the showed. then the “drum game” did you listen or just watch? if you listen they said you could make pretty much anything in the game and “even your own RPG” sounds better than every kinect game combined, oh and with all the game they showed only 1 even used the move… awesome for gamers.

          Then they had infamous look an exclusive, something xbox hasn’t seen much of. they also showed some indie developers talk about why they like the console and some tech demos… and guess what, it’s not even e3 which will probably have more exclusives.

          I can’t wait for the reply with “well they didn’t show the console” because obviously the way the console looks is 100% the most important part

    • slasaru

      Prices may increase for new xbox and will remain the same for 360

  • lagrew

    Right On, Lets do this!

    • BigBernard

      Let’s not.

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

      that’s going to be hard, but if MS does a a complete turn around from it’s current direction i’l be happy.

    • Nate Wells

      Fanboys are just as bad as the trolls. Very ironic.

      • lagrew

        i just love creating controversy lol..

  • TheJoker360

    Expect a whole loads of Apps and not many games. PS4 is going to win.

    • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

      Start doing something useful, kid – clean your room, make your bed, whatever…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonah-Falcon/525044162 Jonah Falcon

        And stop giving a dead guy a BJ, too.

    • Volitar Prime

      Unless things change what they have revealed so far about the PS4 is rather underwhelming. Let’s hope that the next Xbox has more going for it.

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

        if the ps4 showing was underwhelming to you I can’t imagine your opinion on the 360 the last 4 years, more exclusives shown in 1 show than xbox had in 4 years.

    • Mik3t

      The truth is thoug xbox usually does the services better, if the rumours are true nextbox video capture will be more inteligent and if you want ti to capture achievements being captures, headshots, hole in ones in golf etc. Where ps4 is all manual effort by the user

    • slasaru

      Ps4 is sharestation now with patented Shareshock controller
      No decent games were presented and no hardware as of yet

    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      Just checked your post history. I think I have a good idea of what/who your previous account was ;)

      • Jordan Mcdonald

        What happened to that guy? Did major actually ban someone? If so , bravo, encore!

  • http://twitter.com/realmusik100 Realmusik Recordz

    Great news … Great timing! Feels like Christmas to me.. The Xbox annoucement has me ready. Kool podcast. Lollipop has a beautiful voice by the way..lol. Is that the lady that did the xbox commercial ads with you major Nelson back before Xbox changed the theme and layout to the system?

  • Mik3t

    Im ready, roll on the 21st

  • http://www.facebook.com/vincent.magnani.9 Vincent Magnani

    nuove esclusive… nuovi ip

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonah-Falcon/525044162 Jonah Falcon

    Next gen Xbox has DVR. Woo!

    • Volitar Prime

      If it has one I’ll never use it. My cable company provides a whole house 6 tuner DVR setup which has features I’m sure the Xbox DVR won’t have.

  • JuanCabrera

    I know Major Nelson is going to be backstage doing his thing, but I wish HE would be the one hosting the press conference. Don Mattrick just doesn’t come off as sincere.

    • slasaru

      Yeah, major deserves leading this event

    • lagrew

      i dont really care who does it . lets just get it done !

    • https://twitter.com/boe2BE Beo2

      Don Mattrick is the biggest kn0b going. He is not a gamer.

    • arkhunter

      Yeah, I don’t know why they don’t get Larry out there. Laura was out there demoing Kinect for heaven sakes, why not Larry for Xbox?

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

    I heard the next Xbox will play video games. I’m so psyched!

    • Volitar Prime

      I hope that rumor is true!

  • D4niel

    On the pronunciation of “GIF”: http://www.olsenhome.com/gif/

    TL; DR: Sounds the same as the peanut butter.

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

    My thoughts on the GIF pronunciation: The first word is “Graphical.” Thus, GIF is not like “Jif” peanut butter, but “GIF” as in the word “give.”


    This is going to be awesome!


    Where are the show notes? I would be keen to check out info on the tinted windows?

  • thevowel

    I would rather have Marvel (X-Men!).

  • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

    Always-On? Consider me gone.

    • Nick Peck

      Hope you don’t have a DVR, that’s always on.

      “Durango will implement different power states so that it can always be powered on, but will draw minimal electricity when not in use. The console will be ready instantly when users want to play, and will always maintain a network connection so that console software and games are always current. With this “Always On, Always Connected” design, users will quickly and easily enjoy their connected entertainment experiences, with no waiting for the console to restart or install updates.”

      • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

        Nope. No DVR. Like Kit says though… not the same.

    • lagrew

      to me no big deal. my pc is always on it doesn’t affect me either way.

    • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

      Too be clear. If I can’t unplug the internet and still play all my games… I won’t be buying the next Xbox.

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

    wow ur a real nasty person huh? maybe thats why no-one wants to “debate” (get screamed at)


      No I’m actually a nice guy. I’m just sick of people on message board kids who run their mouth about what they believe to be facts and refuse to debate like normal human beings face to face or at the very least over the Mic.
      I wouldn’t be doing any screaming dude, I would be civil if anything. My point is though, nearly 98% of everyone I have ever disagreed with on a forum has yet to prove me wrong about squat over live. It’s almost as if this entire generation is so timid and guttless their only outlet to get their voices heard are these boards, blogs and comment sections.
      Catch any one of these turds face to face at E3, my local gamestop or over the mic, they clam up and run away with their tail between their legs. This is exactly my point.

  • https://twitter.com/boe2BE boe2

    He is a complete t0sser who does not do a good job at selling the Xbox name to the consumer.

  • JuanCabrera

    I also suggest referring to the “next-generation” consoles as the “eighth-generation” consoles. Since the seventh-gen consoles seem to be here for a while, it will be much less confusing.