June 28th 2013 3:29 pm PT

Show 482: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

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

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

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

Guests:

Interview: Morgan Gray, Creative Director on The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (29:09 - 41:02)

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Duration (approx): 01:05:30

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  • Guest

    Sony is just enjoying a Pre-Order win right now. Microsoft will get the
    War win in 2015…Just like Sony was enjoying a Pre-Order win with the
    PS3, but they didn’t win the War.

    • Dwight Power

      They sure as hell won the war. The PS3 surpassed the 360 in world wide sales, with one less year, and selling for a lot more.

      • roozbeh

        When there previous console had double amounts of units sold it had to be one very sad victory

        • Dwight Power

          Oh my GOODNESS HAHAHA you guys will find your way around anything right?

          Let me put it this way. No console will ever beat the PS2 in world wide sales. EVER.

          The universe aligned perfectly for Sony during the PS2. It will not happen again. On any console.

          • roozbeh

            Well thats the point they lost half of their fanbase. Thats why they lost

          • todd Wright

            dude you need to get laid

  • Guest

    First Comment….Sony is just enjoying a Pre-Order win right now. Microsoft will get the
    War win in 2015…Just like Sony was enjoying a Pre-Order win with the
    PS3, but they didn’t win the War.

    • Boss

      PS4 won’t even have cloud gaming until like 2015 worldwide and that’s just to steam PS3 games how boring if you’re playing last gen titles on a next gen console

      • Dylan

        Oh good god.

        The current generation of consoles could have Cloud gaming.
        Its been up to the developers to have it this whole time.

        • dibils

          yes but they would have to spend alot of money and time to set up the infrastructure. with the Xbox One release MS have everything set up and the devs just need to rent those servers

          and i would recommend every dev to use those servers cause anygame without “cloud” (dedicated servers) will stand out as terrible online experience in comparison.

      • Dwight Power

        HAHAHA. Every time I hear about the cloud, I can’t help but laugh.

    • Not_A_PC_Gamer

      You’re blinded by optimism if you think MS is going to win by the end of this generation.. They have clearly demonstrated that their primary demographic for Xbox One is Silver Spoon Fed Upper Middle Classed Americans who live in the suburbs. Combine this with their US Centric mentality and their lack of content for the rest of the world other than the U.S. and Canada.. you don’t have a winning forumla for global worldwide sales.

      Maybe you didn’t take notice of the sales of the 7th generation of consoles but Sony overtook 360 in total worldwide sales. Let’s not also forget about the 3rd console curse which up to this very day has been proven accurate 100% of the time.

      N64
      Sega Saturn
      PS3

      If I had to bet, my money is on Sony first and foremost.

    • StrikeSudden

      Eventually sony will have to crack down on all the hacked games and consoles. Online community miserable.

  • Joshua Guss

    We’re here to find-out more about the XBOX ONE. You wanna tell us about PlayStation games, join the PlayStation team!

    • Not_A_PC_Gamer

      I already did.

      • Joshua Guss

        What you’re talking about you already did? I’m talking about when you press play, the XBOX team talking about a PlayStation game.

        • Not_A_PC_Gamer

          You said and I quote, “You wanna tell us about Playstation games, join the Playstation team!”

          As I said, “I already did.” Meaning I have already rejoined the PSN and the Playstation family.

          Hope this clears things up.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      what does it matter? to me, this blog is a gamer blog.

  • Santiago

    Larry, please make possible xbox one in Colombia (South America.) on November, don’t make me wait.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      #dealwithit lol i will always remember that.

  • Boss

    I miss the old Rainbow Six Vegas 1 as well,

    I hope y’all give it away for free in August that would bring back some memories

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      of torture? lol that was a hard game to me back then. it was difficult and could make you, or me anyways, rage quit over and over on the harder settings.

  • Dennis Crosby

    this is how you know these guy are real gamers even tho they work for Microsoft the still play other consoles

    • RiseUp44

      I totally agree with this, I love that they are honest about playing other consoles.

  • RiseUp44

    Its not a zombie game. I get why people say this but they are just infected humans not undead zombies..lol..not being mean just trying to let people know whats up.

  • StrikeSudden

    The way windows phone handles your podcast is crazy. It is not user friendly. Still says download pending.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      ironic, that is very.

  • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

    Been listening for the past hour or so. The goodbye to David brought tears to my eyes. I closed them as soon as I realized what was about to happen. It really disturbs me to go from early 2006 when you first mentioned him and I learned of someone else who loves achievements as much as me (and many others) to tonight when you mention him for what is certainly last time ever. :(

    RIP David and thank you Major and e for all you did to help him connect with the Xbox team back in the day.

  • Dwight Power

    That’s a lot of games for subscribing to PlayStation Plus for just $49.99 a year. This got me wondering… just how much does that $49.99 get you in value? Now that I had all of the free games offered right before my very eyes, a little bit of lazy Googling and lazier mathematics through an Excel spreadsheet I whipped up gave me the answer I was looking for.

    Ready for this? In just one year of PlayStation Plus—all the free games pictured up top—are valued at roughly $1854.86.

    PS3 Retail Titles infamous 259.99LittleBigPlanet 259.99Ratchet and Clank: All for One59.99Borderlands59.99Resident Evil 559.99Just Cause 259.99Warhammer 40K Space Marine59.99Saints Row 259.99BioShock 259.99Darksiders59.99Vanquish59.99Spec Ops: The Line59.99Demons Souls59.99Sleeping Dogs59.99Guardians of Middle Earth49.99King of the Fighters XIII59.99Super Street Fighter IV39.99Disgaea 459.99The Walking Dead49.99 PS Vita Retail Titles Uncharted: Golden Abyss49.99Gravity Rush39.99WipeOut 204839.99Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus39.99BlazBlue Calamity Trigger II39.99 PSP Retail Titles Tekken 629.99Final Fantasy Tactics29.99Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny29.99Megal Man X Maverick Hunter29.99 PS3 Digital-Only PSN Titles Gotham City Imposters14.99Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light14.99Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown14.99Outland9.99Pac-Man Championship Edition DX9.99NFL Blitz4.99Rochard9.99The Cave14.99Labyrinth Legends14.99Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 109.99NBA Jam: On Fire Edition14.99Double Dragon Neon9.99Renegade Ops14.99Choplifter HD14.99Sideway: New York9.99Zombie Apocalypse9.99Hard Corps: Uprising14.99BloodRayne Betrayal14.99Scott Pilgrim Vs The World9.99PayDay: The Heist13.99Quantum Conundrum9.99Dungeon Defenders14.99Closure14.99Malicious9.99Joe Danger 214.99Anomaly: Warzone Earth9.99 PS Vita Digital-Only PSN Titles Germinator9.99Plants Vs Zombies10.49Chronovolt4.99Tales from Space: When Mutant Blobs Attack7.99Jet Set Radio9.99 Cross-Buy Digital-Only Titles Retro City Rampage14.99Knytt Underground14.99Zombie Tycoon II9.99Foosball 20127.99Pinball Arcade9.99

    GRAND TOTAL $1854.86

  • roozbeh

    Thank you major for the knuckles Dawson mention. It really made cry

    • Jonah Falcon

      I knew David personally. It was shocking.

      • ZappyKins

        Sorry for your loss. /peace

  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    they know that the average connection rate on the world is something around 2.64 MB, so i guess we will not need good internet to use the cloud, only a 500kbps connection should do it =)

    and about the dedicated servers… they will support it too =D

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      i read it was 1.5 – 1.75 mb was all we needed. i doubt that will be a problem seeing as the xbox 1 will play offline too so i am guessing those with slower connections won’t notice that aspect of the online experience. playing multiplayer is a different story all together.

  • david_hoyland

    Hey Major,

    Will it be possible to hook a Wii U up through the Xbox One’s HDMI input?

    Thanks

    • Glen Patrick

      its a hdmi input so anything that uses a hdmi lead will be able to be fed through

      • david_hoyland

        Probably although that wasn’t my complete question.

        The Wii U does LPCM 5.1 via HDMI. I wanted to know if it would be possible that the Xbox One could convert this to Dolby Digital and output via fibre optic.

        • Jeremy Filth

          Good Question, however Major will probably avoid the question all together, and answer a completely irrelevant question to somebody else.

          • david_hoyland

            Lol yes probably, Major Nelson doesn’t seem to post much on here at all.

            I imagine it would be technically possible but unlikely that MS would implement it. That’s my guess anyway :(

  • John Smith

    hey major will you get it through to microsoft that we want all of our digital items such as xbla titles to transfer to xbox one, i mean we aren’t going to be duped into buying em again, and all of our themes and avatar junk you’ve given and sold to us over the years would be great too…now if we could just get you to come in on saturday…mmmmkay

    • KrazyKrause

      You do realize that the Xbox One and the 360 are completely different architectures which means that everything coding wise and is completely different. So you expect them to be rebuilt for free. I hate to break it to you but don’t hold your breath for that to happen.

  • StrikeSudden

    Ign fires another salvo at xbox. Talking about the 1000s dollars of free games given on psn plus. Yet for free next month we get two very old tiltles we can get for little over 5 bucks at gamestop.

    • todd Wright

      what are you trying to say?

    • Dennis Crosby

      If you dont pay for psn plus you lose all those games

      • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

        why do you keep on paying for live then?

        • Dennis Crosby

          I pay for Xbox live because it offers the best online experience out of any consoles

          • Dwight Power

            Said someone who has never touched a PS3.

    • Guest

      I Always laugh aat PoS fanboys that claim they want ownership of their games, yet they praise PSN Plus where they don’t own anything. Paupers’ hypocrisy at its finest!

      • paul rolland

        I always laugh at Xbox fan boy that clam that ps+ isnt a good deal, sure you lose our free games if you don’t pay for plus but on gold you lose everything like party chat and being able to play online

        • StrikeSudden

          After 90 days of not paying you lose all your digital media rights. Since when is saying that something not good make it a fan boy. Developers giving the game free for PSN and charging xbox customers is an problem. Just take battlefield. They make all the fancy features for pc, but they need the xbox to make a profit. Taking advantage of xbox customers is wrong and Microsoft should get down to doing what they do best. Play hardball against all this.

    • Dwight Power

      Guess what guys? With all those games PS+ gives me access to, I don’t have time to go back and replay games. I have so many games downloaded that I don’t even have time to play them all.

      I literally just realized how awesome “The Cave” is because I had yet to touch it since I downloaded it.

      It’s that good on the PS+ side.

      You can tell me all about how the games aren’t mine, and I don’t care. I’m getting to play them and enjoy them for a year. That is enough time for me to get my money’s worth.

      I would rather have access to tons and tons of games for a year, then to have access to Assassin’s Creed 2 and Halo 3.

      And you guys also forget to mention you have a two week window to download them or they are gone forever,

      • boe2

        Well, I’ve been playing State of Decay trough this weekend while you spent all that time trolling this blog about how bad we have it.

        I think I can think of a way to free up some of your precious time so you can play those wonderful ps+ games :)

      • jose cuellar

        you back again. are you getting payed to do this because you are going through lot of trouble to post all this in every one of major’s blogs

  • roozbeh

    Its the same as ps so are you just bashingfor no reason

  • Santiago

    Thank’s that’s actually my only option, but it would be more easily if they sell it in Colombia, because it will be at launch day. If I import that, i have to wait for play battlefield 4 on xbox one one or two weeks. All my friends are from outside Colombia so they actually have the preorder so im alone at this time.

    • ZappyKins

      Perhaps time to visit the states? (Sorry, kidding, I hope you can get your console at launch.)

  • StrikeSudden

    They really need to share more info about what is really required for cloud computing. Info just seems to trickle and nothing really can be proven until release. With IGN being on full war footing against Microsoft how can anyone truly be sure that PS4 is going to preform as promised. All ps4 reviews are written as if the console is out and working as promised.

  • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

    Mshizz sucks!!!! Todds mom is fat!!!

    • roozbeh

      Great even more disrespect. If xbox is gonna lose u then good riddance

      • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

        Thats a cool story bro buut nah im smart enough to get out while its not out unlike you whos been trained to buy on conmmand your a mindless sheep they sure did train you well.

        • roozbeh

          So that gives you the right to mock people. Hell no. Your just plain dumb. Plus im not buying anything until all is transparent and known

          • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

            LOL transparent lmao btw todd started it im trolling him so yeah lol transparent lol im sure you have a perorder

          • roozbeh

            I dont care who started it u still cant swear at people. I dont even have a credit card so no preorder. Dont accuse me of lying.

          • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

            lol swearing when did i swear? So then why do you care who i mock if you dont care who stated it? lmao if it takes another 5 min to come up with something just stop your a fanboy who backing mshizz lol and all fanboys have the console preorder

          • roozbeh

            No Im not an ms fanboy for your information I was busy doing other thing. If you don’t take my word for not preordering then thats that I cant prove it so just dont believe the truth. If want someone to take you seriously dont say suck and someones mom Is fat. That is disrespect and not cool. Plus I said started not stated

          • BigBernard

            “You’re” just plain dumb…

          • roozbeh

            You are.

          • BigBernard

            Whoosh.

  • http://ronaldlocke.tumblr.com/ Ron Locke II

    the truth is i believe Microsoft did the right thing to see if they can draw out the “real” fans or the fake fans.. by saying this and backing out and losing a few reorders.. in the end result is Microsoft gets a better fan base who is willing to bet there money on Xbox instead of backing out at the last minute because there scared of Microsoft idea its better on Microsoft part to implant change and have a better customer base instead of people who are like “Microsoft is evil” we need to go to the other side.. instead of fans who are like OK this inst bad i still have hope with Microsoft and i do still hope with Microsoft if i had the money i would put money down but right now i don’t.. i will wait it for now but soon enough i will after hearing Microsoft is now backing out of digital only i am happy to say i am happy and sad at the same time.. i am almost wondering if Microsoft will implant a way so you can still buy digital if you like so you can play from the cloud and share with up to 10 of your friends and family if there signed in your gamer card..

  • FoamyHippo

    Crazy how Major and his wife worked out all those figures on how cost effective the pizza maker is! …. oh wait all the information was taken literally word for word from the website

  • Dwight Power

    Microsoft made a big deal of its new generous streak at E3, revealing Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2 would be given free to Xbox Live subscribers. It was hardly a drop in the ocean compared to PlayStation Plus, but Microsoft’s really settled the score for July — Defense Grid is free for all!

    Please excuse me while I bow toward Redmond as if t’were Mecca itself.

    The 2009 tower defense game follows Fable 3 in Microsoft’s new Games With Gold scheme, planned to offer two freebies a month. PS Plus, at the time of writing, offers Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Uncharted 3, Saint’s Row: The Third, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, LittleBigPlanet Karting, and more for free, plus several discounted games.

    On the bright side, you also get loads of advertisements with your Xbox Live gold subscription, so don’t say Microsoft never does anything for you. Sorry, did I say for you? I meant at you.

  • Dwight Power

    “Halo 3″ & “Assassin’s Creed 2″ were mentioned as part of the program – no date was given for their release.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Oh my goodness, BURN!

    I take back everything I said about you guys playing Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2. Because you guys have to wait until who knows when to get them! Probably a week before the Xbone launches.

  • Dwight Power

    “I believe the smartest thing to say is Sony is of course first to make money but the way in which they do it is to be consumer friendly, whereas MS doesn’t care.”

    One of the best comments I have read.

    • Jonah Falcon

      Consumer friendly? You mean like allowing hackers to steal credit card numbers and not tell people for a week? Or debuting “Can’t Class Action Sue Us!”? Or CD rootkits? Or fake movie critics?

      Of course, they’re so consumer friendly they’re going to do the same “can’t play online without subscription” than Microsoft debuted.

      • Matt Micronaut Ahern

        how about the PSP Go? it had everything the Sony fanboys bitched about the Xbox One originally, except it was worse.

  • RiseUp44

    What was the name of that Podcast they were talking about that they said is the best Video Game Podcast ever?? I have listened to last ep. again & must have missed it again..

 

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