Just in under the wire, its the final show of 2008. Thanks for all your support through out the year. Were looking forward to a great 2009

This weeks show:
Co-host : e
We discuss the Holiday season
The great Seattle Blizzard of 2008
What were playing
Name the Game
Xbox 101
Much more

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Format:
52:59, 24.7 MB, (MP3)

Link dump (some of the things mentioned in this episode:

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0708469/trivia
http://www.cesweb.org/
http://kotaku.com/5118706/castle-crashers-with-major-nelson
https://majornelson.com/archive/2008/12/30/new-avatar-clothes-now-available.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomorra_(film)
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10010055-gomorra/

Content: Merv Griffin’s Crosswords
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: United States
Dash Text: Merv Griffin’s Crosswords™ combines over a thousand unique and challenging crossword puzzles with fast-paced game show action in an incredibly addictive and entertaining game for the whole family. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Its almost New Years, and that means some new Avatar clothes! As always, all clothing choices are free, and will remain available:

 

For the guys, we now have:

Pixel Art Hoodie
Rave Baseball Cap
Dark Purple Jeans
Green Skinny Fit Jeans
Pink Sweat Bands

The ladies have these new items available:

Green Chunky Ring
Red Chunky Ring
Yellow Fingerless Gloves
Blue Fingerless Gloves
Chunky Beaded Bracelet
Day-glo Zebra Print Pumps
Rave Baseball Cap

 

Remember: It is easy to tell what is new when you are in the avatar editor, just look for the gold star. Any item of clothing with a gold star is new since the last time you signed in.

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)

1    CoD: World at War
2    Halo 3
3    Gears of War 2
4    Call of Duty 4
5    Left 4 Dead
6    GTA IV
7    Guitar Hero World Tour
8    Fallout 3
9    Madden NFL 09
10    Fable II

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    Castle Crashers
2    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
3    A Kingdom for Keflings
4    Worms
5    UNO
6    Banjo-Kazooie
7    Puzzle Arcade
8    Bomberman Live
9    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
10   Portal: Still Alive

The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.

Original Xbox Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)

1    Halo 2
2    Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3    Fable
4    Counter-Strike
5    Conker: Live Reloaded
6    Call of Duty 3
7    Doom 3
8    Star Wars: Battlefront
9    Splinter Cell Chaos
10    Burnout 3

Top Community Games NEW! (Full Versions purchased)
1     Golden Royal Blackjack
2     Fireplace
3     Word Soup
4     Snowmans Dilemma
5     Weapon of Choice
6     CarneyVale Showtime
7     EZMuze Break and House edition
8     Johnny Platform’s Biscuit Romp
9     sin(Surfing)
10     Dr. Popper

These lists are based on global unique users connected to Xbox Live or in the case of Arcade and Community Games, full versions purchased during the week.

/ Larry Hryb / @majornelson

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Content:
“Space Truckin'”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Space Truckin'”–Deep Purple. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Hymn 43”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Hymn 43”–Jethro Tull. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.


Content:
“Funk #49”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Funk #49”–James Gang. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.


Content: “Take Back the City'”

Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Take Back the City'”–Snow Patrol. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.


Content: “Johnny” by Di-Rect
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Johnny” by Di-Rect downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit http://www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.


Content:
“Degenerated” by Backyard Babies
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Degenerated” by Backyard Babies downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit http://www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.


Content:
“Por La Boca Vive El Pez” by Fito & Fitipaldis
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Por La Boca Vive El Pez” by Fito & Fitipaldis downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit http://www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

It’s been a sucky week in terms of weather up here in Seattle but it looks like we’re finally out of the woods – for now. I wanted to let you know that I will not have a show this Sunday (Dec. 28) due to my personal schedule being pretty busy now that we’re beginning to thaw. I know that that makes two weeks in a row with out a show, but e and I plan to go in to the studio this week and record a rare mid-week show since we’re both anxious to record a show and finish up 2008 properly.