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Upcoming CAGcast Guest: Nelson Rodriguez (Achievement Junkies/Msoft): Post questions!


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:22 AM

Nelson Rodriguez was the host of an very popular Xbox 360 podcast called Achievement Junkies who was hired (and later fired) by Microsoft to work in marketing. He's a very smart and entertaining guy and I'm sure he has a lot of interesting stuff to say about his unique experiences.

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#2 Jruth

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:37 AM

Why did you stop doing the achievement junkie's podcast?

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#3 Nibi

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 03:40 AM

What was it like growing up a gamer in the Bronx during the 1980's? Cheapy, can you relate to any of Nelson's experiences?
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#4 thenexus6

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:19 AM

Was he fired from microsoft? Hmm I didn't know that. He's still on inside xbox though right?

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#5 Energy Penguin

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:29 AM

How's Natalie?

#6 LiK

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:39 PM

Nelson, are you a true achievement junkie? Do you try to get every achievement in every game?

Also, do you really like Cheapy and Wombat? ;)
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#7 thorbahn3

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 10:09 PM

How many views did the inside xbox feature get when you were around and did the Xbox Vista upgrade change anything dramatically in the sales of any of the marketplaces i.e. gamer pics, themes, movies, etc?
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#8 Energy Penguin

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:53 AM

Why does MS keep the HDD pries so high when people need the hdd to buy dlc? I have had to pass on dlc, both games and add-ons because I have no hdd space. I have also held back on buying games, cause I'd rather install them to hdd, but i don't have the space. It seems counter-intuitive to me. They should be giving away those hdds.

#9 thenexus6

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:59 PM

Question:

Can you work your thing and get Inside Xbox US content on the UK version? Over here the UK Inside Xbox is freaking terrible.

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#10 Hired.Geek

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:37 PM

Nelson,

Is there any chance of reviving the Achievement Junkie Podcast? Maybe you can form a trio of Natalie, Nelson, and Chris Paladino.

Also what is the new business adventure you have started?

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#11 ThisIsDan

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:47 PM

What is the hardest/most satisfying achievement you have ever got.

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#12 BlackOut Justin

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:06 PM

what is hardest game in terms of achievments ?????

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#13 Nibi

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:47 PM

Why do you think the Wii is misunderstood?
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#14 Xavin

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:51 PM

What's your view on the "NXE"? Have you experienced the same problems as CheapyD?
How do you like being called "Minor" Nelson?

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#15 Nathan_Sama

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:01 PM

What do you think of Capcom charging $5 DLC for versus multiplayer on Resident Evil 5?
Do you think Capcom should have had it already in the game for free ,and would you buy it just to get a larger gamerscore?


#16 Conboy

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:40 PM

What have you been doing with yourself for the last several months? I have seen some post about a new venture, but no names or description. We miss the AJ podcasts, any chance on bringing them back?
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#17 Richlough

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 05:16 PM

How popular is the CAGcast at Microsoft ?[I know he's not there anymore]
What is the general opinion of CheapyD in the industry ?

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#18 weevles

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:36 PM

What was the story on his firing from Microsoft?
What projects is he currently working on?
What does he think of the evolution/shifting popularity of the various social networking sites?
What are the current marketing challenges facing the games industry right now?
What does he think about the big media hoopla surrounding the sales (or lack thereof) of GTA Chinatown Wars?

Also, how about a roundtable discussion on the rise of digital distribution and it's effects on gamers and the industry? We have XBLA, PSN, VC, DSi, and PSP2, what might happen in the next generation of consoles/game systems?

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#19 Briane

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:47 PM

Greetings from foggy olde London towne.

What's your opinion on whether the big three console manufacturers actually need to speak directly to the end consumers (i.e gamers) with their own blogs, podcasts, twitter feeds etc?

Do you believe that they are now content to get the message out through their PR agencies, marketing campaigns and big cheeses supplying quotes to corporately held specialist websites?

Is there an inherent risk in community outreach groups such as the former Gamerscoreblog going off-message?

Loved the AJ podcast - it was the first gamer podcast I listened to.

#20 BadKarma7

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 09:53 PM

What do you do for a living now?

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 11:04 PM

What is your stance on how the dominance of First-Person Shooter games (arguably led by the 360/Xbox Live) has defined this console generation? Do you think the industry as at a stronger stage (both financially and culturally) then during the 16-bit era?

#22 Pr0JectNymPh0!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:19 AM

I'm a follower of achievement junkie but I missed the part where they explain Natalie and Nelson's relationship to one another. Are they married or live-in partners? lol thanks.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:43 AM

Can Natalie come and stay at my house? Please?? :)

Honest question: Any hard feelings towards Microsoft at all?


#24 thenexus6

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:31 PM

Damn too late, I was going to ask who'd win in a fight. You are MAJOR Nelson.

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#25 SuxoR

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:57 AM

whens he coming back >.>

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#26 scrapple

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:01 PM

1. Why were you fired from Microsoft?
2. Is major nelson a tool?
3. How much food does Trixie eat a day?
4. While at microsoft, did you five finger anything?

#27 Thomas96

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:27 PM

Have your gaming habits changed since being fired from Microsoft?

What would Microsoft's response be should they find you working with Nintendo, or Sony?

whats next? [for nelson?]


Can you help Cheapy get a test / dev kit (360) so that Shipwreck can do his reviews?!
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#28 thenexus6

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:37 PM

Why are we posting a thread to a show which aired ages ago?

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