March 14th 2014 3:59 pm PT

MNR 503: Titanfall

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

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

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

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


Interview: Special Guests from Respawn - Jon Shiring, Engineer and Drew McCoy, MFP (27:59-55:17)

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  • Mitchell Hall

    I’ve been having an absolute blast with titanfall. I have never been the type of gamer who spends hours on end playing multiplayer fps or multiplayer anything really. I’m more of a sucker for anything story driven… but I’ve gotta say this game is so addictive and fun. I love how fast paced it Is. It’s like 2 completely different games when playing as a pilot and as a titan. Can’t say enough good things about this game.

    • Ash2X

      Absolutely – I have small connection issues which need to be solved (I live in Germany and the only server here seems to be in the southern Parts,while I live in the nothern End,which means a letency of 50 ms) but aside from that almost everything about the Game is well done – and I don´t know why.It just works.

      • evilfangs .

        I think you should take them pings on the servers with a grain of salt, on my server which is of 22-30 ping I see a lot of Americans on it. The server is based in Dublin so it’s strange how Americans are playing on a English / Northern European server then the ones they have in they own country.

        I guess they do it because although they can get 3/4 bars they ping is so high that it makes them lag so much and harder to kill.

        • Ash2X

          Yeah…it´s the same Problem with every other game which lets you choose servers (around 10 pm it´s getting A LOT worse) – it ruined BF3 for me back then,as well as BF4.In Bad Company 2 everything was fine…it chose for you and we only had issues in 1 of 25 Games.

  • Matt Honan

    Major – 14:55 “I love bees.” More Halo buzz?

  • Time Will

    I want my halo for my xbox one

  • Michael S.

    792p LOL I’m impressed Microsoft you pulled an additional 22p power out of your console for TF.

    • MrUgly


    • yassine db

      Wow, you really need to attend school more often, or at least go back to school. Basic mathematics 792-720 = ??

    • Ash2X

      Let me think what´s more disgusting…your bad math oder that you think Titanfall was made by MS…

      • evilfangs .

        MATHS! God that really grinds my gears lol.

  • Luke MaPi

    This topic was posted yesterday on the official Xbox forum … and it’s been deleted … thanks Microsoft!!)

    The 360 was the best console of all time, in all aspects …

    …the Xbox One it’s quite another thing.

    I have it from Day One, I haven’t played anything; a little bit because I love the XBLA and there is nothing here, a little bit because, given the contingency, I wanted to wait for second-hand games.

    The fact is that with each passing day, I’m first disillusioned, disaffected, and, at the end, I realize that I hate it …it has a dashboard that is orrible. Xbox One is bad aesthetically. It’s do not give anything to Gold member

    Then I see around that there aren’t Ps4 in shop for weeks (if not with the dropper), the stacks of One have never been exhausted, in a Media World store I’ve seen yet the Day One Edition with Fifa 14! and this makes me think … “I’m not the only one who thinks so”, and that will be a market flop

    A month ago I have taken my first PS3 (much used, very cheap price), a subscription PSN Plus and away we go:

    The controller sucks (and I knew)

    the graphics are much worse (I checked with “Brothers” that I already had on 360 … there is no comparison)

    there is not the Avatar (damn)

    but the trophies give me a lot more satisfaction (good things are to be imitated dear MS. Sony has copied the achievements, you had to copy the trophies for the Xbox One)

    PSN Plus offers extraordinarily best games of Live Gold (damn you misers)

    I changed the very small 40GB with a 750GB for just 59 € (other than owner’s HD, at insane prices)

    The Ps3 I do not like how I like the 360 (although Guacamolee is an Arcade game fabulous … the first PSN Plus that I downloaded) but it is not disappointing as I thought … and then … I made the great step

    I bought the Ps4 .. and that music!!

    the user interface is intuitive, clean and easy (with One I go crazy to find the Demos or remember “how you do it, what to do”)

    the controller is clearly improved and high-level (but 360’s controller it’s still better)

    the game gift in March “Dead Nation” is a masterpiece, from which I struggle to break away

    So, that being said, after nine years … XBOX GOODBYE …the customers, after having had them, you have to know how to keep them!

    Who has done my own choice, if he wants, you can add me (Ps3 and Ps4) … nick is the same as the 360: Luke MaPi (or Luke_MaPi)

    • Ash2X

      I feel a bit sorry for you – you didn´t see the start of the PS3/360-Generation. There a only a bit less games but those have a much higher Quality.You really seem to think you get more if you get a PS4 wich has even less releases.

      Of course – PSN+ gives you Minigames for free on PS4 which has perviosly released on the PS3 or PS Vita-Games…but at the cost of a solid working Online-Network.If you only play offline that might be ok,but it isn´t a price I want to pay,because it affects me in almost every game.

      Yes, the One and the PS4 have a both issues they really need to fix – a System-Music and Videoplayer is more then needed.
      But it´s a common Problem,and as long as both,Sony and MS don´t add anything even switching the System whouldn´t change a thing….and both loose a major opportunity to sell the new consoles the 360/PS3 Customers who whould still need to use the old Systems to watch Videos or hear Music from a USB-Device.

    • Senses Failed

      Xbox 360 rocks. Check
      PS3 sucks. Check
      Xbox One flop.. Well i quite like it!

      • paul rolland

        Like to know why you think the ps3 sucks, Wish there were less fan boys and more gamers on here, then we could have real talks about video games

        • infinitecognizance

          I’ve never owned a PS3, but I think I’m going to get one and then a PS4 if anything at all this gen. For me it was all about the controller. I love my 360, but xbone is just the opposite of what I want in a console. There’s never been a better time to own a 360 though IMO.

    • Does Not Equal

      Then why post it here?

      • Luke MaPi

        Because the screams of pain should not be deleted

        • ImTheMetalLord

          Wahhhhh!!! Cry Baby!

      • kvfive

        Granted he’s not worded his statement that well but most of what he’s saying is correct. The Xbone is a step backwards from the 360. I think if M$ offered some kinda amnesty for a return of XB1’s from dissatisfied customers (refunds in full) they’d have people queuing at stores…. Me included !

      • llortretsam

        Well he did say that the 360 was “the best console of all time” and guess what is often posted about on this blog… the Xbox 360…

        • Does Not Equal

          My question was in response to his first sentence.

  • Charles

    Titanfall is a lot of fun. It really is. I’m a huge Halo fan that plays some Call of Duty. But Titanfall is great. It keeps me interested. I can pilot a Titan, and then hop out to shoot someone rodeoing it, and then hop back in. There is wall running and burn cards. The maps are well done. They have plenty of big open areas for the Titans to run around in while Pilots have plenty of hiding areas inside of buildings. And it can also be fun to put the Titans to follow you around. It’s also cool how at the end of each match they have a ship to evacuate. And everyone gets a Titan not just the best players. I could say more but to say it simply it’s just fun. And that’s what matters.

    • evilfangs .

      Only thing I dislike about Titanfall is the lack of guns.

      • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

        to me, it was the lack of strategy

        • llortretsam

          A single player campaign would had been nice.

        • evilfangs .

          It’s a fast paced first person shooter, what strategy do you want out of that?

          • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

            i had expectation before the beta =) When they were talking that you could get in and out of the titan because some path were not accessible and they are talking about domination mode where you have to defend and they were showing videos that had some sign of strategic gameplay. On a 6v6 game it was really possible. Look at ghost recon future soldier, despite the very bad online experience, the game mechanic was amazingly good.

            Titanfall is fun, it’s great, but to me, it’s another run and gun where speed/latency make too much of a difference and i tend to not to get attracted to those game like i use to

  • Senses Failed

    Just picked up an xbox one stereo headset, how the hell did your QA team allow this to be released, i followed instructions to upfate the controller and the headset hisses and crackles. Noone there noticed that before shipping yet i notice it within seconds!?
    Absolutely shocking

    • evilfangs .

      Did you update the controller with the headset plugged in?

      • Senses Failed

        Yup i did everything to the letter with the ms instructions on my ipad nearby

        • Magnus Mad Krantz

          If it hisses and crackles? The you need to update you Xbox One controller. One for Titanfall and One for the headset.

          • Senses Failed

            It is updated to the point where it tells me “this controller has already been updated” it still cracks and hisses

  • Michael Hughes

    Major – hope you can help? I live in the UK and I’m yet to receive the March update. I’ve purchased Titan Fall and I can’t hear any other players on my headset. Please can you let me know when the update as I’ve received emails from Xbox saying it is available. Many thanks (The Cleaner 23)

    • evilfangs .

      Are you sure you haven’t received the March update? What system OS are you on? ( It’s in settings )

      What headset are you using, did you update your controller?

      • Michael Hughes

        Hi,thanks for the quick response.

        I’ve just checked and I’m on 6.2.10698.0.

        This seems to be the latest update, but I have not personally accepted an update. If I’m on the latest update? How to I set the volume up increments?

        I’m using the Xbox headset that I received with the console.

        Thanks in advance , Mike.

        • evilfangs .

          Yea that is the latest OS you’re on. Maybe you was in the beta preview for the March update.

          By volume increments I guess you’re talking about turning your TV volume up and down by your Kinect? If so that is in “settings > TV and one guide > Troubleshooting > Audio > Volume change”.

          Are your privacy settings set up so you can communicate?
          They’re in “Settings > Privacy and online safety > ( select which one you use, Child, Teen, Adult, Custom ) > Communicate with voice and text” It should be on “everybody”.

    • Michael Hughes

      Thank you very much for the help. I really don’t know how I missed the update being installed. Anyway, thanks again!!!


  • Beano

    Instead of Titanfall, it should be called “Over-Hyped Shooting Game #67″

    • ImTheMetalLord

      Says the person who never played the game.

      • ryder4life22187

        So what your saying is if you don’t like or bash it then you obviously never played it. I lost interest in the game as soon as they said there wouldn’t be a single player campaign.

        • ImTheMetalLord

          To each their own. I was being sarcastic.

          • infinitecognizance

            Dude, what is your picture? Slash lol? I hope not. You can’t really be the metal lord and like Slash.

          • ImTheMetalLord

            LOL no. It’s actually a gamer pic I unlocked on the 360 but I don’t remember the game since it was over 6 years ago.

        • evilfangs .

          The single player elements that are within the online game play are a decent change from the same old boring single player campaign.

  • ryder4life22187

    Dungeon Defenders is free already for those who haven’t checked yet.

  • Nathanzz

    Any idea why my Xbox One keeps losing the store/pins, even though it says the network connection is fine and is logged in to Live? A bug introduced in the last update?

    • Ash2X

      Had it before (just once or twice,I don´t use them that much) and they got back after a restart or starting a Game…I don´t remember exactly,but they are coming back ^^

    • Lucky13X

      Have had the same issue myself

  • Jack Sil

    This show suppose to be 503 right?

  • Magnus Mad Krantz

    I got a problem. It is the email that I dont understand. The “name the game”. [email protected] is easy but is it [email protected] om what? I cant hear what Lollipop is saying? And I did try with [email protected].

  • infinitecognizance

    Dungeon Defenders is great, but I hope next months games with gold are a little better. CivRev is OK, but not my cup of tea and probably not 98% of other people’s either.

  • Lenonn

    Would love to hear if One versions of any Arcade games are coming. Awaiting The Walking Dead and Sam & Max games on the newer system.

    • evilfangs .

      Would need the developers to re-make the game I believe, as you can’t just straight port the game from 360 to X1?

      • Lenonn

        Exactly. But in a perfect world, they’d do this.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    this game is good but doesn’t blow me away. i maybe burnt out on fps so yeah. i think it is good even though it takes a while to get into matches sometimes.

  • Cookies!

    I know its too early, but when is deal of the week gunna be up?

  • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

    Anybody having issues with voice chat? I got the new headset adapter,
    did the update to my controller hooked up my A50’s (game audio is
    excellent), adjusted chat balance on the adapter and my headphone and
    I’m having issues with voice chat. I start a party and chat with my
    friend but it starts up all crackly. Once we launch a game the volume of
    the chat dips really low and there is still static. Sometimes the issue
    seems to correct itself though. It’s very strange. Is anybody else
    having similar issues?

    It would just be really nice if MS could make something that, “just works”.

    • otherZinc


      The game is nice, however, will there be a
      Horde Mode type feature added?

      Horde Mode would be great, I’m not into online all the time anymore. I loce the co-op mode of games today, especially shooters.

  • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Awh come on! I wasn’t complaining just making it aware about the volume :P

  • SabzilaTV

    A 10 year old game engine and only running at 792p with lag, screen tear and major frame drops so my question is when will xbox really release a next gen console?

  • jagostoni

    Anyone else have problems hearing Laura on the last few podcasts?

    • jagostoni

      Never mind :( just got covered in this very podcast … Haha