Video: Major Nelson invades the Microsoft store in Boston with playable Xbox One demos
Authored by Rob Newberry
You have to hand it to Microsoft – they seem to be working around the clock to build on their existing fan base and work themselves out of that perceived deficit that is also known as the Xbox One. From complete reversals of policies and revamping existing protocols, Microsoft have been doing everything they can to change the perception that seemed as hard as a coffin nail just a few months ago when they launched their next-gen console against Sony’s PS4.
One of the champions in the fight against the dismal tide of opinion has consistently been their Xbox Live Director of Programming – Larry Hryb, better known by his gamertag – Major Nelson. Hryb’s latest sortie was to “invade” the Microsoft store in Boston and show off the Xbox One with playable demos and from the video we’ve linked to below, it appears as if it was a huge success.
In the video you can see Hryb shaking just about everyone’s hands as they walk in, pose for pictures and genuinely act as the ambassador Microsoft so desperately needs right now. Customers and fans playing the games seem pretty pleased with the demos and from what we can see in the video – they do look pretty good.
There’s nothing much else to add regarding the video, there is no dialogue to speak of (unless you can read lips), but there’s plenty of glad-handing and footage of upcoming titles like Forza and Killer Instinct.
The P.E. Perspective: I’ve never been a fan of Major Nelson, but you have to admire a guy who seems to genuinely care about the customers enough to shake everyone’s hand and work around the clock at promoting the Xbox One. Oh, and if you are sick of the vitriol that surrounds the next-gen console war, then spare yourself the angst and don’t read the comments – it will only make you more frustrated.
P.S. LOL at Hryb’s face at 1:47.