Tagged: Larry Hryb

Custom Gamerpics Coming Before E3 2017

Xbox fans have been asking for a way to give some more personality and customization to how they look online and it’s coming soon.  During the official Xbox podcast, Major Nelson Radio, Larry Hryb said that team is looking to give players the ability to create custom gamerpics.  This feature, as per Xbox’s Mike Ybarra, is aimed for a release prior to E3 2017.  Unfortunately this won’t be part of the Creator’s Update that is rolling out now for Insider’s now.  There was a cause for delay for this feature possibly due to the unpredictability of what some inappropriate images … Read More »

New Gamer Pictures Added To Celebrate Xbox’s Birthday

In case you missed it, which is very unlikely as it’s been all over the internet, this week sees the original Xbox console celebrating its 15th birthday. Of course with the Xbox celebrating it’s 15th birthday that also means that a certain first person shooter is also 15 years old. That FPS is none other than the flagship title of the Xbox, Halo: Combat Evolved. To celebrate this auspicious occasion Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson, has confirmed that there will be some rather slick new gamer pictures added to the selection available to loyal gamers quite soon. Halo … Read More »

Recore Demo Now Available for a Limited Time

One of the most anticipated games for Xbox One is now available to try for free.  Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson, announced today on Twitter that Recore’s demo is now available for all to try.  The demo consists of the first 30 minutes of gameplay.  We haven’t heard how long it will be available so take advantage of it while you can.  Go ahead and check it out! Play the first 30 mins of @ReCoreGame on Xbox One & Windows 10 PCs with demo launching today https://t.co/eXqbyCMBvV pic.twitter.com/ybeKdt5Ibv — / Larry Hryb / + 1m (@majornelson) October 5, 2016 Have … Read More »

The Future Of Messaging is Now On Xbox One

Preview members have been introduced to a rather cool way to send messages on Xbox One with this most recent update.  We’ve all grown accustomed to the method of typing in messages through joysticks and buttons but some have purchased a chat pad to assist.  Now though, Xbox One users will have Emojis. Xbox’s Major Nelson put out an informative video on his Twitter account of how to take advantage on the new feature.  You can see the tweet below: Tip:This preview update adds Emoji support to the keyboard. To access, LT, LT. Press & hold A on one to … Read More »

One More Backwards Compatible Title Added Today

We’ve practically nailed this down to a fine science: every Thursday, at 5pm, your friend and our’s Larry Hryb, aka Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, will announce the next addition to the backwards compatibility program. Today is no exception, as the Major tweeted the following: Bomberman Battlefest is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQpic.twitter.com/fDVmbqZPjn — Larry Hryb @gamescom (@majornelson) August 18, 2016 Bomberman is a classic, and a welcome addition to the program; especially if you’re planning a drunken 4-player explosion-fest in the near future… That’s not a bad idea actually. How do you feel about this addition? Still … Read More »

Major Nelson Going Down Under as PAX Aus 2016 Keynote Speaker

Xbox’s Director of Programming, Larry Hryb – best-known to gamers by his handle, Major Nelson – will deliver the opening keynote address at Penny Arcade’s PAX Aus 2016. PAX is an annual event that’s been held all over the States; this is Australia’s first bite of the cherry, and to ensure it puts Melbourne on the map (as if it wasn’t there already), they’ve pulled in one of the biggest names in gaming. Billed as ‘Storytime with Major Nelson’, Hryb will kick-start the three-day event that’s become a must-see for gamers. Running between 4th-6th November 2016 at the Melbourne Exhibition … Read More »

Fresh Batch of Backwards Compatible Titles Coming Today

You were promised some kind of major announcement from the Major himself regarding backwards compatibility, and whilst it’s not what some people, us included, speculated on… It’s certainly a most welcome announcement. Taking to Twitter, as usual, Larry Hryb revealed that the latest Backwards Compatible games are as follows: Flashback Babel Rising Brain Challenge Left 4 Dead 1 Portal 2 Left 4 Dead and Portal 2 are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/U1gFmOS5mg — Larry Hryb ▶️ E3 (@majornelson) June 16, 2016 Also, Flashback, Babel Rising & Brain Challenge are coming to Xbox One Back Compat today … Read More »

Cortana Is Coming, But Not Just Yet

Bad news in one way but good in another You should all be aware of the huge dashboard update for Xbox One which is Windows 10 powered, we have been promised some great new features and one of the stand out ones is Cortana. We have been teased with various videos showing Cortana in action but it has been revealed it won’t be available until 2016, Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) has quoted the following: “Our plan is to add Cortana to the Xbox One experience preview later this year. From there, we’ll ensure that the experience is tuned for gamers … Read More »

Xbox One Power Supply Now Available

You have asked and Microsoft have listened Nobody likes it when their Xbox One develops a fault, especially when the console itself is ok. It seems like the power supply unit has been the cause of some problems and for some reason these were unavailable as a seperate item, until now as Major Nelson has got your back via his Reddit: Hey gang, I have an update on this. I have worked w/ the Support team and we’ve enabled the option to purchase additional Xbox One power supply units via https://myservice.xbox.com I have not had a chance to check it … Read More »

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