Posts Tagged ‘Major Nelson’

Episode 92: The Pitchford Factor

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Episode 92: The Pitchford Factor

– In this episode, AsphaltRanger gives us a run down on PAX East.  Spark goes into details on why Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel might not be a buy.  And JediChric tells us why Fucking Matt Damon was the best thing that he’s seen Sarah Silverman do.  All that and plenty more.

Introducing: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/07/rumor-borderlands-sequel-called-the-pre-sequel/?ncid=rss_truncated
Only Coming to Xbox 360 and PS3
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/borderlands-the-pre-sequel-sticking-to-pc-older-consoles/
(Because of the larger install base and it has nothing to do with being cheaper to develop or they just happened to have a lot of cut footage that would cost them next to nothing to produce and charge $60 for)
More Free DLC for Plants Vs. Zombie: Garden Warfare
http://kotaku.com/the-plants-vs-zombies-war-goes-west-with-more-free-dlc-1563363903
Titanfall’s First DLC Announced
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/12/titanfalls-first-dlc-pack-expedition-due-in-may/?ncid=rss_truncated
Titanfall Almost Never Was
http://kotaku.com/titanfall-was-almost-destroyed-by-lawsuits-1563797787
Disney Infinity 2 Coming This August Featuring Marvel Hero’s
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/17/disney-infinity-2-0-arrives-this-august-with-marvel-heroes/?ncid=rss_truncated
The Amazing Spiderman 2 Will Not Come to Xbox One
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/17/the-amazing-spider-man-2-wont-swing-onto-xbox-one-at-launch/?ncid=rss_truncated
http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/239ijv/activision_confirmed_revising_our_release_plans/cgv1alh
PS4 Update Features Pre-Order Pre-Loads
http://kotaku.com/upcoming-ps4-update-introduces-beefy-video-editor-pre-1564164761
Major Nelson: External Storage ‘Coming Soon’
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/04/major-nelson-xbox-one-getting-external-data-storage-support-so/?ncid=rss_truncated
5-Year-Old Exposes Security Flaw, Microsoft Fixes It
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/microsoft-plugs-xbox-one-security-hole-discovered-by-five-year-old/
Microsoft Has Big Plans for Xbox TV
http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/7/5589958/microsoft-turns-to-seth-green-sarah-silverman-michael-cera-for-xbox
Nintendo Had A Chance At An Exclusivity Deal with Skylanders
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/17/nintendo-turned-down-skylanders-exclusivity-deal/?ncid=rss_truncated
Chris Roberts, the Star Citizen Founder: We Won’t Be Bought
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/06/chris-roberts-reacts-to-facebook-oculus-acquisition-says-star-citizen-wont-be-bought/?ncid=rss_truncated
EA Won’t Let the GameSpy’s Closure Turn Off Old Battlefield MP Games (Twilight Zone Alert)
http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/10/ea-saving-battlefield-multiplayer/
Hope for EA?
http://www.reddit.com/r/gamernews/comments/22rduh/ea_wont_let_a_server_shutdown_turn_out_the_lights/cgppnrk
 

Episode 73: One Stereo Mono Earbud

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Episode 73: One Stereo Mono Earbud

– We have add a fourth for one week as we discuss the Xbox One and the One-Eighty that the PR department did to try and convince people to buy an Xbox One.  We also talk about the Geezer Forza Touring League with special…okay, not so special Goldwater64.

Microsoft Does a 180 on DRM, Also Nixes Family Sharing
http://kotaku.com/microsoft-is-removing-xbox-one-drm-514390310
Family Sharing Is Just a Timed Demo
http://www.heyuguysgaming.com/news/12507/heartbroken-xbox-one-employee-lets-rip-must-read
False
http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-lets-you-share-your-games-with-up-to-10-famil-511767763
https://twitter.com/notwen/status/348092374842474497
http://i.imgur.com/sUhenuw.jpg
Microsoft Trying to “Muffle” Don Mattrick
http://gamingbolt.com/major-nelson-addresses-drm-concerns-silencing-don-mattrick-and-how-ps4-isnt-a-threat#y5v8Fp3Z6xSPoDGK.99
Borderlands 2 On The Ouya?
http://www.androidcentral.com/nvidia-grid-shows-you-can-play-borderlands-2-ouya
Crackdown Will Return With The Right Time/Right Dev’s
http://uk.gamespot.com/news/crackdown-will-return-with-the-right-team-and-time-microsoft-says-6410346
More TC: The Division Info
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/19/the-division-has-classless-characters-second-screen-detailed/
How Titanfall Will Use the Cloud
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/24/titanfall-dev-explains-why-its-using-xbox-live-cloud/
Asteroid Tracking Via The Cloud
http://www.oxm.co.uk/56414/microsoft-xbox-ones-infinite-cloud-power-can-track-330000-asteroids-in-space/
More cloud stuff
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/01/31/microsofts-1-billion-roofless-data-center/
Xbox One and a Hypervisor:
http://www.giantbomb.com/xbox-one/3045-145/forums/why-does-the-xbox-one-have-a-hypervisor-and-what-i-1437760/
And a whole bunch more – that is, why Spark is so excited about the tech behind the Xbox One:
http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/1gsrf5/how_developers_use_the_cloud_and_halo_will_have_a/
Win 8 apps coming to Xbox One?
http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/6/27/4470658/xbox-one-windows-8-apps-build-2013
Microsoft To Stop Charging Developer to Patch Games
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/27/microsoft-reportedly-drops-xbla-developer-patch-fees/
New Microsoft Patent
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/27/microsoft-patent-remakes-running-concurrent-engines-for-old-ne/
 

Episode 70: ONE Giant PR Disaster

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Episode 70: ONE Giant PR Disaster

– In this episode, Spark, Ranger and Jedi talk about Microsoft’s new console, the Xbox One.  We also talk about the completely miserable way that Microsoft has handled the announcement and what we think they owe to gamers.

The Used Games Issue
http://kotaku.com/the-xbox-is-not-always-online-but-seems-to-block-used-509077987
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-may-require-game-installs-close-out-used-game-market/
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/408116/microsoft-xbox-one-pre-owned-plans-consistent-with-way-the-world-works/
No Backwards Compatibility
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-not-backwards-compatible-with-360-discs-xbla-purchases
500GB HD With Option for USB Hard Drives
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-uses-non-removable-hard-drive-supports-external-usb-st
NFL Games On Xbox One
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-features-nfl-live-broadcasts-smartglass-fantasy-footba
Friends List Expands to 1000
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-supports-1000-friends
Xbox Q&A
http://www.original-gamer.com/article/5594-Microsoft-designing-way-to-trade-and-resell-games-for-Xbox-One
Live Family Plans Making a Come-Back
http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/22/4354700/xbox-one-xbox-live-gold-family-support
Help Fox News!
http://kotaku.com/only-fox-news-can-save-us-from-the-tyranny-of-xbox-one-509331243
Francis Likes the New Xbox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyD1VlQdj2s&feature=youtu.be
***Mattrick Angers Gamers and JediChric***
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/22/don-mattrick-if-youre-backwards-compatible-youre-really-bac/

 

 

Open Letter to Major Nelson

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Dear Major Nelson,

I would like to consider you a friend and with that, I have to say that every single one of my die hard Xbox friends is disappointed to say the least when it comes to the One. Not a single person I know, who has an Xbox 360, is thinking about upgrading to the One. I’m not going so far as to say its going to be a failure, but right now, I can’t imagine how its going to succeed.

The once every 24 hour internet check, the focus on adding ANOTHER box to our media center, no backwards compatibility, and the focus of game installations to the HD are a bit much to take right now.  I, a loyal Xbox user since the original, am thinking of skipping this next generation myself.  I’ve spent countless hours playing, getting achievements and having fun with my friends, and that now seems to be coming to an end.

Why is everyone at Microsoft ignoring the gamers?  We are the ones that will buy the console’s first and get them into the house.  We were the ones that made the Xbox 360 the media powerhouse that it is now.  Without us, it’s going to be a VERY hard sell on the mom’s and dad’s of the world that don’t have (guessing) $500 to plunk down on an extra media device.

Let’s not forget the countless number of gamers that will not be able to connect to the internet and therefore not be able to play due to the once every 24 hours internet check.  I have a friend who is now retired from the Army after 15 years of service.  He was deployed to Afghanistan  Iraq and the Balkans and if he had an Xbox One, then he would have never had a fun outlet during those stressful days.

How about an always on Kinect.  There are lives and privacy issues that are being brought up all the time over the internet these days.  Even though promises are made, no internet traffic is safe from breach or miss-use.  There are serious privacy issue’s that need to be addressed.

The lack of backwards compatibility is extremely hurtful to a lot of gamers.  And I don’t care how backwards Don Mattrick thinks devices are, I’ve spent thousands of dollars on my gaming collection (both disc based and XBLA) and I will no longer be able to play those games when I purchase a One.

Speaking of Don Mattrick, since when it is a good thing to call your consumers that we don’t know what is good for us?  Apple got away with that…for a while.  Microsoft is not Apple, and we decide what we want from our entertainment and games. We are the ones that will be paying hard earned money for this device.  Let us decide.

I really think that the Xbox One is the wrong direction that Microsoft is taking, and I really hope you decide to change it.

I hope I am listening to you a year from now.


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