Show 376: The one before the dashboard update and the Kinect launch


Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)  
Co-host : e (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)  
Co-Host: Stepto (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)

Xbox 101

Gadget talk and a few things more

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Links to some of the things mentioned in this episode:

Fallout: New Vegas

Fable III

Rock Band 3 
Kat dancing to Pokerface
Alien Anthology
Apocalypse Now

The Sound of Music
Kingston SSDNow V Series 


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  • excommodog

    Wow, excited for the Kinect, but the usb extension cable stretched around my console from the front port to the back to hook my wireless adapter back up to its designated location in the back of the the console is going to look a little ghetto…


  • juan cabrera

    Can’t wait for the update to go up for everyone! Let Laura know that it’s awesome! Updates like these are why we pay for Live! We definitely get our money’s worth =)


  • Tjoeb123

    So does that mean that the next update I receive for my console will be the final update?


  • Breed Evil

    can’t wait for the update since I did not get in the preview. hope the kinect lives up to everything.


  • o Jedi o Drk

    Very nice podcast, enjoy Fall update 2010.


  • CrazyCake

    Great show, can’t wait for kinect

    @Major Nelson do you think there will be enough kinects to be sold through Christmas you said there wasn’t enough to pre-order the standalone kinects like is kinect gonna be as low to get around the holidays like the Wii was when it first shipped?


  • P00K

    Major where’s the Live Top 20?

    I mean, it’s been over a month since the last one – we’ve never gone an entire month without you posting a list.



    What about connecting through the hddvd drive on the back port?


  • Shonk

    Great show this week!

    The xbox 101 this week was interesting
    regarding connecting kinect to the old design

    I hate clutter so the living room is wired as follows

    HD-Dvd drive straight into rear port
    2 port Hub on the back of the hd-dvd drive
    plugged into a 4 port belkin hub for memory sticks to go in

    When i get kinect i was planning on plugging it into the spare port
    on the back of the hd-dvd drive

    Is that going to be a problem?

    I dont want cables coming out from the front of the xbox really
    and dont plan on buying the new model for a few months


  • Zuree

    While I like listening to a lot of the “Insider” info, I think i like the “Bull Sessions” more and more each time I listen. Its very refreshing for us hardcore gamers to listen to folks in their jibber-jabber to each other and know, “They get it!” I don’t mean just Major Nelson either, you can tell they love what they do!

    P.S. The new audio leveling sounds a lot better!


  • CLaSik McLoVnYy

    When Do the Update Comes Out ???


  • Zuree says tomorrow! Nov. 1st I got an e-mail from Xbox LIVE saying that the update is mandatory to play online. It stated that Nov. 1st is the rollout also.


  • CLaSik McLoVnYy

    i Really… Interesting….


  • chiruno99

    How about instead Major, you tell us what happened to the so called, Inventory Blowout? Something I thought that was happening on a monthly basis but only happened twice.


  • Vulak Aerr

    I tried Kinect in a Best Buy in the UK on Friday. Really good fun. Can’t wait for next Wednesday. 🙂 I’ll be there at midnight!

    P.S. It still stinks that there’s such a US-centric bias to Xbox features. Like others, I’d like to see BBC iPlayer at least on here. Especially since it provides HD feeds.


  • GamingTailor

    Regarding who our “Wii Fit” girl will be, I recommend this video – 😉


  • wolfzero01

    great show. the only Kinect game I’m mildly interested in is Dance Central, but I can’t justify spending $150 just for that game.

    I did almost the exact same thing Stepto did in New Vegas but since I had been saving most of the time, I was able to revert to an earlier save.


  • xLoCk 0nx

    @Vulak Aerr: There are Best Buy stores in the UK!?!? Or did you mean an equivalent?


  • Zuree

    We have a couple Best Buy Stores in the United Kingdom plus an awesome partnership with Car Phone Warehouse as well. There are actual Best Buy stores in Thurrock, Bristol, Croydon, Derby, Liverpool, Merry Hill and Southampton.

    World Domination Baby!!


  • Vulak Aerr

    Yup yup. I went to the Southampton one (that’s actually a little way out of town). It’s got more console stuff than PC World. It’s not quite as comprehensive as Game but nice to have a look around. Also one of the only places in the country not to have sold out of Kinect (the other being Sainsbury’s I believe).


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