Show #319: Gel, Gamerscore Reset and Fight Night Round 4

This week’s show:
Co-host : e
Interview: Jacob Van Wingen and Don Wurster, Gel   (13:45 – 29:15)
Interview: Stephen Toulouse, Xbox LIVE Policy and Enforcement (29:16–45:50)
Interview: Mike Mahar, Fight Night Round 4 (45:51 – 1:02:29)
Xbox 101
Much more…

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Format:
1:27:38, 40.1 MB, (MP3)

Link dump (some of the things mentioned in this episode:
http://www.gastronautstudios.com
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/g/gelxboxlivearcade/  
http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile.aspx?pp=0&GamerTag=Stepto
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/legal/LiveTOU.htm
https://majornelson.com/archive/2009/04/28/gears-of-war-2-achievement-hacking-banning-has-begun.aspx

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/f/fightnightround4/  
Flip UltraHD Camcorder, 120 Minutes (White)
Canon Powershot SD990IS 14.7MP Digital Camera with 3.7x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)
http://www.turbochef.com/
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/b/bcrearmedxboxlivearcade/

 

Comments

  • George Locust

    whoa first yeah

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  • Monster Warfare

    Something to do in Study Hall tomorrow. Can’t wait for Stepto, always a good time with him.

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  • threeleggedcow

    No mention of the laggy guide? Way to avoid what people really want to hear…

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  • George Locust

    The achievements that gave you the odd number in your gamerscore (30061)was from marathon:durandal the two achievements were SEVEN AND BIGGER GUNS NEARBY.You can even out your gamerscore if you go and kill a zombie in zombie wranglers.

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  • XxLightkunxX

    Hey Major? You sure do love having these shows…but guess what?

    Mention, or at least acknowledge JUST ONCE that you and your so-called team plan to fix the fucking guide. For fuck’s sake it’s ridiculous. We’re NOT going to stop addressing it until you finally do so yourself.

    Do something about it.

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  • OutwarLackey123

    Whoa whoa whoa. e signed up for Twitter? I must find him and follow!

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  • TaygetaVendetta

    lol @ Stepto ragging on Avatar while having Hannah on his card.

    Good show as usual.

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  • George Locust

    @ XxlightkunxX
    major nelson actually mentioned the guides being slow and laggy a couple shows ago and he said the xbox team was fixing.

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  • Monster Warfare

    Peopl need to chill about the Dashboard, the Team is working hard. I would like to see you guys fix it.

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  • Sneeches

    sweet:P

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  • a peeking duck

    I seriously seriously seriously seriously hate this west coastism of constantly saying “so.”

    I will never ever work in silicon valley because everyone friggin’ talks like that.

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  • a peeking duck
  • Vasilii Zaytsev

    When are you going to address the Guide issues? Come on!

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  • IconicSoulJA

    I think I found e’s twitter but his secret is safe with me😉

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  • clarky456
  • Crimson Killa 5

    The 1 Achievement point will probably be Forza 2

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  • NightStalker666

    e was right Major😀

    We went ahead and found out why you had that 61 points at the end of your name.

    http://www.trueachievements.com/newsitem.aspx?newsitemid=455

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  • Jays0n24

    I think you forgot to announce the winner of last weeks Name the Game, Major :]

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  • BulldogK9

    Jays0n24 is correct.

    On an unrelated note: Thanks for getting rid of the bleeps with Stepto.

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  • oO MG81 Oo

    Laggy NXE needs acknowledged and addressed.

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  • Neo X5

    Geez…when is everyone going to stop flooding every post with “fix the laggy guide”, “still not going to address the laggy guide”, “fix the f****ing guide”….

    I wonder how full your harddrives are? Mine was down to 8.5GB (lots of “installed” games) and I cleaned it up and now have about 92.5GB free and the guide is much faster and doesn’t freeze during games and my friends and recently played lists load faster. My arcade games even seem faster.

    I think it has to do with how they are indexing on the hard drive but then again I don’t work for the xbox team nor design team but I will tell you one thing I would try looking at your available space.

    Give it shot…

    Otherwise grin and bear it or just stop playing until they release a fix. Spamming every post isn’t going to help, if there is a problem they are aware of it. Trolling every post isn’t going to help.

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  • oO MG81 Oo

    @Neo X5
    People will stop going on about it when Microsoft bother their lazy ar$es to fix it or at the very least acknowledge the problem. The lack of customer support on this is a total joke!.

    And presuming your fix worked (which it doesn’t for me), what is the point in buying or having a 120gb hard drive if you have to keep it empty??.

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  • Anonymous

    @oO MG81 Oo

    “what is the point in buying or having a 120gb hard drive if you have to keep it empty??.”

    EXACTLY!

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  • CyberKnight

    *snerk*
    Stepto: “The first thing we’re going to do is shrink it.” I suppose that’s one way to fix the problem of enlarged Oregons. 😀

    I still have to wonder why “Linux” is filtered out as a dirty word though.

    And I wonder why people with all achievements for Halo 3 (including the ones for maps that aren’t even released yet) aren’t filtered out automatically. That one should be an insta-kill. 😕

    I’d love to sit with Stepto as he works for a day, though. Sounds like he has a very interesting job. :)

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  • Robschach

    Why is it not possible for us to remove gamerscore from our own profiles? Surely we could remove all save game files and remove achievements. Now most would wonder why you would want to do that but mainly for games you start or try but will never get around to playing. I would rather they not show up as part of my gamerscore if i didnt want them, Instead of just being able to remove 0 Gamerscore games.

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