Gamescom 2013 – Lazygamer chats to Major Nelson


By Darryn Bonthuys on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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TEN HUT! Stand up straight new recruits, because the major is in the house. Or to be more specific, Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb, one of the public faces for Microsoft and Xbox. Our roving Energiser Bunny reporter Grant Hinds got to chat him, where they discussed fan feedback and growth in good ol’ South Africa. AT EASE!

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • Unavengedavo

    LOL… “You guys backed down”… Careful there Grant, you wouldn’t want to upset your sponsor :P

  • RinceThisandbacktoreality

    Nice one Grant!

  • RinceThisandbacktoreality

    LOL “You;ll be able to skype using Xbox One… My cell can do that…

    • Hammersteyn

      I have three devices that can do it yet I don’t.

      • RinceThisandbacktoreality

        Hahahah! Me too!

      • Pieter Kruger

        Translated to “Not one of my two friends have Skype.”

        • Hammersteyn

          Ouch two friends? Wow that cut deep. Guess I should go hang myself?

          • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

            Oi! What about your partner in crime?! That’s it, I will NOT be greasing the pole tonight.. 0-O Not THAT pole!

          • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

            O_O

          • Hammersteyn

            Bwahaha, not to much grease though. The one lady still has a broken collar bone from slipping of the pole.

    • CrasH

      You will be able to Skype… when its a full x86 platform…
      How about G+ and twiter and FB and all the rest.
      Nice how the Platform will be able to support a product they own??
      And i don’t care about any social media, just saying that its pointless saying it will support there own product. Wonder how people used to play together without it…

      • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

        I think Nelson did himself a disservice mentioning that. Plenty of other cool things to mention, I mean, it was like that was thrown in for the grannies to understand or something…

  • RinceThisandbacktoreality

    Gavin, what did you feed Grant before this? 0-O

    • TiMsTeR1033

      crack from a german hooker ;)

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      he is always like that… `i want to kill him

      • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

        Just as well I never joined your team. I sleep for 3 hours a night and run hotter than a nuke. He does have twitches though, I can work on that… LOVING the video updates, and am sending them forth to mates.

  • RinceThisandbacktoreality

    I did love the way it ended, nice one Grant, and nice one Major Nelson.

  • Hammersteyn

    1. Kinect? No one wants it. Exclude it already and sell the console cheaper.
    2. Skype? Good luck finding any one who cares about Skype.
    3. Cloud? You mean dedicated servers? The ones that cost a fortune to run and gets turned of as soon as they feel like it. XBOX gold account will at least keep the money rolling in even though you already paid for TitanFall.

    To quote a recent comment. XBOX is bestest!

    • RinceThisandbacktoreality
      • Hammersteyn

        LOL

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Surely that’s a violation of the warranty or terms of use?

        • RinceThisandbacktoreality

          Whatever it is, Foxhound will be voiding his warranty when he gets it :)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            like warm xbox pie?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            but his dick will get mangled in the airvents O_O thats just it!! Im a genius!!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            You’re assuming that Foxy has a member…

          • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

            Hahaha, well trolled sir Lenoir, well trolled

          • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

            Exactly like!

        • TiMsTeR1033

          he is cleaning the airvents man, gotta dig deep for dust!!!

          • Jonah Cash

            Hopefully for once that is NOT what she said…. (Couldn’t help myself)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            *shakes head*

          • Jonah Cash

            Laughs my ass off while you shake your head!! Just came back and laughed all over again!!!

    • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

      LOL

  • Kromas

    That was a super professional cut. :P

    • RinceThisandbacktoreality

      My thoughts too! Like they practised it ;)

  • No Longer SIR Twakkus

    So did you get Grant drunk?

    • Sageville

      I’d like to see them slip him a few Red-Bulls, more bang for buck imo.

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      the dude started drinking water… he’s weird

      • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

        Water or VAWTER?

  • Drizzt

    Major Nelson walked off to find out where South Africa was after that interview.

  • Nick de Bruyne

    What on earth is up with the video quality?

    • Brian Murphy

      Two videos were made, one for LG, the other for the NSA.

      trolololol

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      yeah we are struggling… uploading some now that I know are perfect so let’s see if something screws them up

  • Nick de Bruyne

    P.S: That’s maybe the most docile version of Grant I’ve ever seen. What did you guys hit him with an elephant tranquillised before you rolled the video?

    • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

      WTF? That’s him DOCILE? 0-o

      • http://www.youtube.com/koldfu5ion Devon Stanton

        True Story

        • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

          Makes me think of that squirrel in Over the Hedge

          • http://www.youtube.com/koldfu5ion Devon Stanton

            yeah he’s not allowed energy drinks either

          • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

            Time stops when he takes em and then when time resumes your pants are around your ankles?

    • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

      Heh, elephant tranqs. Lulz indeed

  • silverscorpio

    Someone give the old Major so that he can find South Africa. He has got no idea on the infrastructure of the internet here. Why will I want to waste bandwith on skype.

  • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

    Where is this Grant from? And why so few comments on something so god damn awesome?

    • Ricardo Harvey

      what was awesome about it, He said hi to South Afric but they still dont take us seriously though

      • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

        PR methinks

  • FoxHoundR – NO LONGER TROLLING

    XBOX FTW!!!!

  • FoxHoundR – NO LONGER TROLLING

    I WANT TO LICK HIS FEET

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