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Fancast: Got a question for Major Nelson?

We hinted at having a special guest on this upcoming Xbox 360 Fancast, and as it turns out, it will be Larry Hryb a.k.a. Major Nelson. We're thrilled at the chance to have him on our show, especially considering some of the current events this week. So, since we're going to be there, he's going to be there, and you're going to be listening, we figured you should be involved. So, do you have any questions for the Xbox Live Director of Programming? Obviously, inquiries about upcoming demos or patches may be a little tedious, so we're looking for unique and/or well thought out questions. You can either leave them in a comment, or shoot us an email at fancast [at] xbox360fanboy [dot] com.

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1. when is the halo 3 beta coming out... ask that?
Or maybe something about the new halo 2 maps :-P

Posted at 3:35PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Mike

2. Another good question would be.
When is huxley... the 5k server... 100vs100 mmofps game from south korea... gonna get some news or a release date?

Posted at 3:41PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Mike

3. I'd like to know about future integration of the Xbox Live Vision Camera. There is nothing like playing Uno on XBLA...I'd love to see the camera be a standard feature in multiplayer pre-game lobbies from here on out.

Also, it'd be cool to have a full-screen camera mode (ie instead of just background effects, let us see the picture in full size!)...but now I'm just rambling.

Posted at 3:42PM on Mar 28th 2007 by The Lamonster

4. Is the old xbox 360 potentially capable of HDMI? can it be upgraded? etc etc

Posted at 3:42PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Justin

5. If PSHome were to actually become a success, would you ever consider designing a program similar to it? Or drop the annual subscription in favor of advertisements? (Mind you I don't mind paying $50 a year, that's pocket change for ANYONE)

Posted at 3:56PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Roy WArner

6. Justin, no it can not be upgraded to HDMI.

I would like to know why they are charging so much for the 120G HDD. When is Canada going to get the movie downloads and how come 12hr Xbox Live maintenance always takes 20 hours or more.

Really, why does a little maintenance upgrade always take hours longer than it should??

Posted at 3:59PM on Mar 28th 2007 by jc

7. Does the Elite output audio as multichannel linear PCM over the HDMI cable when it uses the HD DVD add on to play a DD+ or Dolby TrueHD audio track?

Currently, these audio tracks are downgraded to Dolby Digital 5.1 for output over the optical TOSLink connection because TOSLink can't handle the bandwidth of these audio streams. But HDMI audio can.

But does the 360?

Posted at 4:02PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Josh

8. @josh WTF DD+ TOSlink????

Well my question is:
If you where Bill Gates what would you do with the 360 platform and the compleet xbox franchise (games and hardware) to get more people to this platform? and just in general to make is all better?? Like would you buy 2Kgames?? and why....

And I just want to give you big props for all you have done for the xbox. How many people work on your site and the podcast?? If you are alone let me say WOW you give a lot of time to this platform you must really love games...

I hope this is not to long...

Posted at 4:18PM on Mar 28th 2007 by THA1icarus

9. Can you ask him if Microsoft has offically abandoned the $49.99 price point for first party xbox 360 games.

For example
Perfect Dark=49.99
Project Gothem Racing=49.99
Viva pinata= 49.99
Gears of War=59.99
Fable 2=?
Forza 2=?

Posted at 4:20PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Bangbang...

10. I'd also like to know if there is any timeline for the video marketplace in Canada? As well as any info on when the H3 beta is to be released.

Posted at 4:43PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Matt

11. Will the Elite come in White???

Posted at 4:49PM on Mar 28th 2007 by MikeUF

12. If games can host a lobby with mulitple people, why can't I have multiple people in my private chat?

Why not give me the option of just setting up a chat room fron the dashboard?

Also, I listen to games and voices via headphones. The problem is that even if I turn most games volume down to 1, it can still be hard to hear peoples voices. Can they up the gain on the voice volume when playing through the speakers? (I have it at maximum now)

Thank You!


Posted at 4:52PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Dave

13. Yes, why can't we have multiple people in private or video chat?
And how hard would it be to make the 360 itself up convert regular dvds?
And finally, why no camera in Texas Hold em?

Posted at 5:07PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Tarl

14. Question:
"The Elite, explain."

Just to see Microsofts view of how things are meant to be and go with the elite.

Posted at 5:13PM on Mar 28th 2007 by zourskittles

15. The 360 can upconvert DVDs... the PS3 can to, but does not because Sony needs to sell Blu Ray... and many customers can already barely tell the difference.

But I have to second the question of HDMI on the regular 360, and finally, I know you guys are supposed to ask, but there has been no say so far.. What's in store for the Spring Update? Or at least, is it going to be a big one like the Fall 06 update.

Posted at 5:20PM on Mar 28th 2007 by ShaleX

16. How about allowing families to have more then 1 live account, without having to pay another $50 a year. My Myseld, my wife and son. $150 a year, PS3 is so sounding not so expensive.

Posted at 5:40PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Ravenous

17. When is the Halo 3 beta coming out?

Posted at 5:44PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Mark

18. Three questions.

1. When is Microsoft going to allow user created content on the XBL Marketplace as they promised years ago?

2. When is Microsoft going to purchase Bungie's online lobby/party system and license it for a nominal fee to any developer developing an online multiplayer game for the XBox 360?

3. When is Microsoft going to make XBL and its friends list something that start to at least resemble an online community?

Posted at 5:56PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Pixelantes Anonymous

19. main question when will video marketplace come out in UK

what is his thoughts on how important exclusive titles are.

future plans for xbl???

Posted at 5:58PM on Mar 28th 2007 by tom j

20. Sordid, explicit, graphic details on the Spring Dashboard update.

And will users ever get the ability to customize each of the 4 dashboard blades individually?

Posted at 6:01PM on Mar 28th 2007 by zenprism

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