Microsoft's Major Nelson doing something at E3 that's never been done before [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] Major Nelson now says, "I was referring to something I will be doing...a little side project"

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[UPDATE] Major Nelson has clarified his comments in a post on Reddit.

"OK. Let's step back a bit. In the podcast, I said I was doing something never done before. When I said 'we' it was in the context of the podcast...not the overall Xbox business. Sure there are some announcements for E3 but I don't know everything that we (Xbox business) are announcing."

He also says on Twitter that, "I was referring to something I will be doing...a little side project."

We have updated the headline of this story to reflect Hryb's comments. The original story is below.

Microsoft will do something at E3 2014 that has never been done in the history of the show, according to Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, who is director of programming for Xbox.

"It's going to be the first time this has ever been done at E3. Ever," Hryb said during the latest episode of his weekly podcast.

Unfortunately, there's no other details to go on right now. It's unclear if whatever Hryb is referring to here will happen at Microsoft's press conference on June 9 or sometime later during the show, which runs through June 12. Hryb says details on this, as well as the previously announced Xbox E3 community events, will come in the days and weeks ahead.

Microsoft must be aiming high because some impressively wild things have happened at E3 before. In 2006, Activision installed a massive half-pipe on the show floor for Tony Hawk to do tricks on, and in 2010, the publisher threw a megaconcert at the Staples Center with acts like Deadmau5, Eminem, Soundgarden, Jane's Addiction, and Usher.

What Microsoft has in store for E3 2014 remains a mystery, but our interest is certainly piqued.

What we do know about Microsoft's presence at E3 2014 next month is that, in Microsoft's words, it will be all about the games. That's why, according to Microsoft, they decided to announce the $399 Xbox One and various Xbox Live Gold benefits for Xbox One and Xbox 360 last week and not during their press conference.

For more about E3 2014, be sure to check out GameSpot's roundup of everything you need to know about this year's show.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Discussion

984 comments
Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

I don't mind Mjr. Nelson so much. I just can't stand these stupid teeny-bopper pretty faced b*tches they get to pull in the male 16-34 demographic.

You can just tell by listening to them that they don't really play video games. They're just failed shallow-runway models dressed like a Hot Topic mannequin reading queue cards.

Furwings
Furwings

I'm super excited for E3 this year. Now that the whole hardware hype of the next-gen systems is behind us, this year's show will be all about the games.


Currently I own the Wii U and PS4. I will eventually also own the XB One as well because I always buy them all. I like owning all the systems so I can play any game on any of them.


Sony:

(1) The Last Guardian

(2) Uncharted 4

(3) The Order 1886

(4) Project Morpheus


Plus rumored new games from Guerilla, Santa Monica, Ninja Theory, and more


Microsoft:

(1) Halo 5

(2) Halo 2 Anniversary)

(3) Quantum Break

(4) Gears of War


Plus rumors of more exclusives, including non-Kinect Rare games which is exciting!


Nintendo:

(1) Zelda U

(2) Smash Bros

(3) Hyrule Warriors

(4) X


Plus rumors of a new Metroid, StarFox, F-Zero and more (hope so!)


Multiplatform:

(1) Batman Arkham Knight

(2) Dragon Age Inquisition

(3) Witcher III Wild Hunt

(4) NHL 15

(5) Destiny

(6) Alien Isolation

(7) Final Fantasy IV

(8) Mass Effect 4

(9) Star Wars Battlefront

(10) Lords of the Fallen


And many more including rumors of Fallout 4, etc.


One thing I can predict 100% is that I'm not going to get much work done during E3 week!

cboye18
cboye18

Breaking the Xbrick with his head?

cnx2022
cnx2022

That DRM is back, the newly kinectless console won't work without Kinect after all, and you must obligation ally have the console always connected, and you will continue to pay Gold for Netflix.

That MS is ready to slam that big fat gorilla d I c K  all the way up those stupid X-bots! I mean ,why not. They were the ones who made paying for online gaming popular were the not? They were the stupid dim wits who told MS it was OK to be charged for internet services they were already being charged for, no? Aside from the little things, like changing profile name, party chats, 46 million d i c k heads told MS yes, WE wILL pay for online gaming, yes we will pay for services we are already paying for.


With stupid customers like that, why wouldn't you try to stick them one more time? =)


Where else did SONY get that idea from?


SONY: 46 million dimwits are paying for oline gaming, and services they are already paying for. 

SONY: What???????? Copy and paste that formula...copy and paste!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kryotech
kryotech

These comments are the reason that I read gamespot, I laughed so hard.....

EPaul
EPaul

He's been hyping up their presser very hard lately hope they dont under-delivered in june

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Spoiler Alert:


Phil Spencer will present the entire E3 conference using his twitter feed....


(o_O)


*shudder*


Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

Ohh C'mon! Getting me all excited for nothing :D

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

How unexciting you are MS. What some form of entertaintment?

Dieknochenblume
Dieknochenblume

"We have been working for Sony all along. It worked."

hkymike
hkymike

All talk.....Sony for the win

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

He's going to change his Gamertag in front of all of us to Minor Nelson.....

rob19ny
rob19ny

I thought it was going to be murder, but I remembered Sony did that last year.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Major Nelson will finally show us how to blend with the X.bone.

jmeyer2039
jmeyer2039

A live orchestra secretly armed with crossbows to slaughter the audience at Hryb's signal while he goes to whisper "Yoshida-san sends his regards" in Phil Spencer's ear before stabbing him in the gut?

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

An ACTUAL LIVE GAME DEMO?!?   Say it isn't so!


mbounce88
mbounce88

How freaking lame.. You just lost cred.. Who cares about Larry freaking Hyrb prob doesnt even play games.

phillywarrior
phillywarrior

silly Microsoft, stop trying to hard. Instead of thinking of ways to impress us, how about you take the time and spend it on showing new games, and now blowing another E3.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

He will grab Cortana's @ss at E3. :-P

xhawk27
xhawk27

He will be in 3D Hologram! 



Forcecaster
Forcecaster

And I thought one nonsense article with Hryb was enough for the day.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Hahahahahaha. This is the most all encompassing MSspot advertisement to date. Hilarious!!

fkguy300
fkguy300

Oh My God. We just hit 1000 comments guys. I'd like to first and formost thank God, without him, non of this could be possible, I'd like to thank all my Sponsors and lastly I'd like to thank 'Enough of This' without his dedication to the cause, I had my doubts.


Love you all.

Shadowcreeper31
Shadowcreeper31

@cnx2022  Primates actually have some of the smallest d I c K lengths in proportion to body size than most animals. True story.

cboye18
cboye18

Sony mandating a subscription fee for online play is the reason why I won't get the PS4. Why would I ever pay for online if PC can play for free, with better graphics too? Sony can go screw themselves along with M$, I'm going Nintendo.

homey_d_clown
homey_d_clown

@kryotech

I agree, I know Fanboys can sometimes take things too far. The best ones are when this was first released.

skiggy34
skiggy34

@hkymike  Sony needs to come big to E3 because last year Sony wasn't sh1t! I own a ps4 and xbox one and if Sony thinks they are going to show me a bunch of games that are coming to both Xbox One and PS4 again, Im selling my ps4..  Last year everyone though Sonys show was so great because Tretton dissed MS at the end which held NO Value towards the games that will be present on PS4,,,  I dont want to see The Order, I dont want to see TLOU and I'm open to see SOME of Uncharted 4. They need to remind me why I bought a PS4..

skiggy34
skiggy34

@phillywarrior  What the hell are you talking about???  Did you watch last years E3????  I think you are getting confused with the reveal of the xbox one.. MS showed ALL games last year!!  All Exclusives for the most part too!!  Not like Sony that showed Killzone and multi plats....

skiggy34
skiggy34

@three_89  Well I think its possible that they may release the Halo collection at E3 along with the $399 console.....  Its not hard to update past games. Shoot imagine if they bundled the 399.00 console with Halo Collection??

enoughofthis
enoughofthis

@fkguy300  no problem man, thanks for noticing my efforts.


Thank god for sure without him i would never existed and been able to full fill my destiny 

jecomans
jecomans

@psychicelf14  The epic tussle between Gates of Heaven and Lord Gaben is one no mortal being could watch, and survive. 

mr_nee
mr_nee

@skiggy34 @isshiah  I beleive the right phrase is #dealwithit not #getoverit

fkguy300
fkguy300

I still have some cookies left. You want some?