Show #344: VGA’s, GH Van Halen, Borderlands and Splinter Cell Conviction


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: Stepto (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter

Special Guest: Aaron Greenberg (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter

Interview: Geoff Keighley, 2009 Spike TV Videogame Awards ( 38:12 – 56:56)
Interview: Rod Moye, Guitar Hero Van Halen ( 56:57 – 1:05:03)
Interview: Paul Helquist, Borderlands DLC ( 1:05:03  – 1:12:44)
Interview: Patrick Redding, Splinter Cell Conviction ( 1:12:44 – 1:30:28)
Name The Game
Xbox 101
And much more

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Links to some of the things mentioned in this episode:
Guitar Hero Van Halen

Zombie Island for Borderlands
Splinter Cell Conviction
Splinter Cell Conviction on Xbox LIVE Marketplace
Dec. 21-27 Deal of the week: Shadow Complex

Bonus: Here is a behind the scenes photo of this recording session 


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  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the show Major!


  • Glenn ZA

    Thank you all for the early morning recording!
    Merry Christmas to you and your Families!

    😉 😎


  • Megamatman

    Thanks Major. I like the new format of the blog post too, even though I was a little confused at first!


  • Megamatman

    oh! and Merry Christmas everyone!


  • Tjoeb123

    This is quite a surprise – I didn’t expect to see a normal show in the middle of the week.


  • Major Nelson

    Yea, I changed up the format of the show posts. Let me know what you think of it or the show. Have a great Holiday everyone. 


  • ptuco

    Christmas wish – would love to see Christmas NiGHTS for XBLA. Make it happen Major!


  • a peeking duck

    lol poor Aaron. 🙂


  • mchiefvs360

    Thanks and Merry Christmas.


  • Timmy458

    Great show Major!; liked the part where you guys made fun of Greenberg. Merry Christmas to you all.


  • Spargo CXVII

    Feliz Navida, Everyone.


  • ZybaMan

    Great podcast and happy holidays.
    I just wanna comment on that deal today. How can you guys lie about a free theme that’s supposed to be a nice gesture to the community?


  • BLa5ter NZ

    Great show, a little peeved about the splinter cell news in that there will be no spy vs merc, since that was the best feature.


  • XandizitxU

    Major, great show, have a nice christmas and happy new year. But today I was dissapointed, the Theme offer on LIVE for the countdown was said Premium, but it was a normal theme, with the default friends.

    Thanks again!


  • ushman360

    I agree with you Major, Mark Hamill should of won hands down. On a side note thanks for the laugh


  • MisterBigMack

    great show….hilarious with greenburg……..e is hilarious quoting sylvester lol


  • Hekate180

    I listened to this today at work and was getting very strange looks for cackling into my mp3 player.
    chock full of funny as always, I love the off the wall humor and the more shows you listen to and little in jokes you start to get the better it becomes…


  • Ark Hunter

    Maybe you cover this in the show but what was that music at the beginning?


  • TheJaxx5

    I’m thinking the opening song might be by M-Klome, but not sure, sounds like it though.


  • CryptoElite

    Most fun Major Nelson podcast in quite some time. Very entertaining!


  • CyberKnight

    What version of the G4WL client is e talking about? I just downloaded it, and it definitely does *not* let you send/receive messages, text *or* voice. The G4WL client is just a browser for the marketplace and your downloads and account.

    You have to launch an actual *game* to get access to your friends list (which works so long as your PC can handle it…).


  • Deathstar79

    Opening song was off the Assassin’s Creed II soundtrack, people.


  • NEW P4TH

    Great show Major, truly a classic one in my eyes. Ive probably listened to this how more than 5 times now. Bringing Aaron Greenberg was a fantastic idea especially when he had that retainer. The Conviction interview was good too. Hope to hear more from Aaron soon, cant wait for CES.



    Well no spies vs mercs have really killed the new splinter cell for me and my friends. That 6 hour co-op will not give the same replay value as the other splinter cells . Its been downgraded to a rent for us.


  • Barb130

    I am having the same problem as CyberKnight. I don’t have any of the access that E talked about. What’s up with that?


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