Submitted by Abriael 735d ago | news

Major Nelson: "The Community Helped Make Xbox One Better", Turns "Francis" into an Xbox One Believer

Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb flew directly to YouTube user’s boogie2988 home carrying an Xbox One to give the comedian that plays the part of popular character “Francis” an early taste of the console.

He also said that the community helped in improving the console. (Larry Hryb, Xbox One)

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RytGear   735d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(23)
eternal1973  +   735d ago | Well said
I'm sure a large payoff and a free console and games probably had more to do with it
rela82me  +   735d ago | Well said
Francis is actually well respected, and avidly against the X1 for months now. Free swag isn't enough to influence this guy. He also brought up a lot of tough questions and didn't go easy on him. Mad respect Boogie.
Pixelgate  +   735d ago
Francis is a character. Not a real person.
Irishguy95  +   735d ago
Boogie is Pixelgate. In fact, im not even going to explain. Maybe you know already. If not then go and find out. Boogie is very well respected. Francis is just a funny little Skit he does. Boogie himself is an Epic person(in both personality and proportion)
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   735d ago
He already put his PS4 vs Xbox One final decision video out... And had choosen a PS4.

Funny thing is how he actually acknowledge he was all cosy with not just MS and Sony but everyone in the industry he could met just to make contacts (he touchs on getting free stuff too), but he can't just play it lightly with companies and all... So he proceed to burn those bridges for the sake of integrity!

Boogie is an awesome guy. Gaming journalists should learn a thing or two there.
Anarki  +   734d ago
I remember laughing at Major Nelson when he swore to us that Microsoft couldn't reverse the DRM on XBOne then the next day they reversed the DRM policies.
Godmars290  +   734d ago
Still, hard to badmouth a product when its key spokesmen is sitting right next to you.

Nevermind that Nelson has proven that he'll say whatever is needed to sell the XB1 whether its true or not.
LonDonE  +   734d ago
@major nelson liar snake like p.r guy
WOW what a load of b.s

Sony forced Microsoft to change the x1 policy plain and simple! the ps4 pre orders were destroying x1! why any one would believe that Microsoft changed it because they were listening to the gamers is STUPID! if they listened and cared about the gamers then they would have seen the months of shit and online melt down that was going on just from the unconfirmed rumours that x1 had all the drm,online check in etc

And even after them seeing people are not happy, they still tried to force it on us!
And because Sony didn't follow suit they were forced to do a 180! plain and simple!

Any xbox fan boy who is deluding himself into thinking it was because of the gamers out cry is just naive and stupid! do the math!

MS announces disgusting policies,people go crazy! PS4 announces existing model, Ps4 pre orders destroy x1, gamers go crazy, melt down ensues, Microsoft back peddles SIMPLE!
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Blaze929  +   735d ago
smh, because maybe the Xbox One can't be that amazing huh? Dropped your tin foil hat bro. He was also at the Sony event and recieved way more free swag.

This was a great video. Can't get more legit than this. Don't take that away because you're hating.
FlameBaitGod  +   734d ago
Maybe people wouldn't have tin foil hats if companies wouldn't have been caught receiving gift baskets from MS, companies lying about which version was better, companies caught switching videos, review sites caught lying. You should know this :), you have been here on N4G long enough to see all of this ^_^
-Foxtrot  +   735d ago
So true man...free swag can make a guy do anything in this industry

I mean would anyone say "No I don't believe you" after the guy did an interview for your Youtube channel. I don't think so....you would probably end it on a light note and say "Gee Whiz Mr Nelson you've convinced me alright" while keeping your fingers crossed behind your back.
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Nexus38  +   735d ago
jeez this site is riddled with biased fanboys, if you have watched atleast 5 of boogies videos you can tell this guy is honest, ive watched him for a couple years and he is the most unbiased, honest youtubers out there obviously he's going to treat major nelson with respect would you start insulting him to his face? no you wouldnt, free stuff is alot and will influence most people to say good stuff, but not boogie i guarantee you free stuff, anything, will not influence this guy one way or another, stop being so afraid that the xbox one isnt as bad as all you people make it out to be, (oh and for all your curiosity i own a ps4 and prefer sony much more to microsoft but one thing i am not is unfair, or biased)
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starchild  +   735d ago
We need more people like you. It's funny because I do most of my gaming on PC, and if anything, for consoles I prefer the PS4 and PS3, but the Sony fanboys on this site still seem to think I'm an Xbox fanboy simply because I try to be fair and to stand up for common sense.
mcstorm  +   734d ago
Well said. I have to give it to this guy for coming out and saying he was proved wrong by Microsoft. Yes the xbox one will not be perfect when it comes out but the PS4 was not perfect the same with the WiiU, 360 and ps3 before it.

This site has been way over the top for the last few months with PS fan boys but from what I have seen so far Microsoft have done a great job in delivering the console people wanted but also keeping some of the things they set out to do at the beginning with it.

No if you got a WiiU, PS4 or Xbox one we should all be able to stand up and say we bought the right console as they all have must own games and deliver what we want from them.
worldwidegaming  +   735d ago
Lets look at his comments for the next year.
If we see him doing a complete 180 then we know
for sure how much it was (sign on the dotted line then bend over! it says so in the contract... OK!)
Persistantthug  +   734d ago
Just out of curiosity,

How much money per month do you guys think he earns from youtube?
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KiLLeRCLaM  +   734d ago
http://www.youtube.com/watc... Francis final verdict ps4 vs xbox
Stryfeno2  +   735d ago
kennyg3739  +   735d ago
If Francis is a believer, I'm a believer
lawgone   734d ago | Immature | show
GiantEnemyCrab   735d ago | Immature | show | Replies(4)
Dark11  +   735d ago
I think Larry is cool guy.
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TheFallenAngel  +   735d ago
Larry is just like francis, a character lol.
Convas  +   735d ago
Not good enough for this site. You need to state that you'd like to assault him physically to get the approval of the crowd here.
NAG  +   735d ago
Yeah, this site hasn't changed one bit... think it's actually worst! Pretty pathetic to say the least...
Maxor  +   734d ago
N4G is the cesspool of humanity.
ElementX   735d ago | Immature | show | Replies(1)
LOGICWINS  +   735d ago
Francis? Acting and speaking like a rational human being?

Well damn lol.
Abriael  +   735d ago
Haha Francis is actually a quite cool dude when he doesn't play "Francis" :D
casualbyron  +   735d ago
Isit me or does Major Nelson look like they guy that played Mclovin? Maybe an older version...
MasterCornholio  +   735d ago
And this was before


Skip to 3:30 for hilarity
Majin-vegeta  +   735d ago
Damn it you beat me too it xD
WeAreLegion  +   735d ago
I hate him for eating Chic-fil-A. I don't have one around here. :/
Dlacy13g  +   735d ago
Now this says a lot. I honestly was convinced there was nothing MS could do with X1 to get Francis to be even "ok" with it.

edit: I also as I am watching this gotta say this move by MS to come to Francis and let him experience it is SMART.
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BattleTorn  +   735d ago
I don't care what anyone says.

He flew, and came to his house!

That's so awesome!!!!
timotim  +   735d ago
Go Major! Converting them one house at a time haha.
mrpsychoticstalker  +   735d ago
Coming up next, major nelson flying to Sony's chairman house and giving him an xb1. I will pay to see that one.
the worst   735d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
Vengeance1138   735d ago | Trolling | show
TXIDarkAvenger  +   735d ago

Why do people hate Major Nelson? Because he's associated with Xbox? The guy is just trying to do his job, he's not going to bash his own system, he's going to defend the decisions MS made obviously because that's his job. Just look at this video, this guy seems pretty down to earth and you guys just hate on him. I doubt any of you have even met him. Hopefully this video also brings insight that you should actually play the Xbox One instead of making dumb comments.
Omegasyde  +   735d ago
i don't mind him but he is often misinformed...


Nelson: You can't flip a switch to turn of DRM.
2 days layer No more DRM for xbone
Grown Folks Talk  +   735d ago
2 days later the DECISION was made. The DRM wasn't removed 2 days later.
N4Flamers  +   734d ago
I actually do not like him. I've seen plenty of interviews where he comes across as a cocky arrogant jerk. Like the angry Joe interview. Defending your company is one thing but misinformed the public is another. He's just part of this crappy MS marketing veneer that has actually made things worse for the xb1. I was hoping he would be removed along with Don Mattrick. Forgive me if I misspelled that.
jhorner13  +   734d ago
He wasn't lying. They did not simply flip a switch. Much of the console core os and functions had to be reworked to remove drm. While they did remove it, it was much harder than flipping a switch. I will say to this day that I wanted the original drm policies. It would have lead to some amazing things.
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HappyWithOneBubble  +   735d ago
Francis getting checks from Sony and MS. He's a good guy. He's living the dream most gamers wish to have.
ElementX  +   735d ago
Unfortunately an early death due to health reasons will probably end his dream prematurely.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   735d ago
You need to watch what you say because he might live longer than you. Only God knows his future not you.
thisismyaccount  +   735d ago
Looks like they had somewhat "tense" moment... when boogie mentioned his "big boned body". What did Nelson say ? Too early for what? ~2min


Major Nelson : "I was upset, because you were upset...."
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harrisk954  +   735d ago
It's funny that Boogie2988 a/k/a Francis was at the Sony Release party. Sony flew him out to NY and put him up in a hotel... You know why? Because apparently Shuhei Yoshida is a huge fan of his and contacted him about coming to the release party. It is also funny that because Sony had him, MS is all of a sudden courting him, as well. He has become like "Joe the Plumber" from the McCain/Palin rallies here in the U.S.!

Honestly, I love his videos and subscribe to his channel on YouTube, but this makes him look a little like a shill. After receiving all of the free stuff from MS, I can't wait to see if he is as critical of the XB1 as he was before.
Omegasyde  +   735d ago
I agree. He is a shill to whomever buys him stuff.
XboxFun  +   735d ago
So he wasn't a shill when Sony hooked him up with a free flight, free room and invitation to a Sony party? All that made him more credible when talking about the PS4?

And yet MS does the same and your worried about him playing up the Xbox One???

And I doubt Shuhei even knew about this guy as well as a being a huge fan as you claim.
harrisk954  +   735d ago
@Xbox Fun.

Don't misunderstand me. My problem is that Boogie *seems* to be a shill for whoever is rewarding him. I watch his youtube channel and he definitely leans Sony. Also, he has been fairly critical of the XB1. The fact is that he seems to be so enamored with this new "celebrity" that he experiencing. It is really hard to turn down "swag" and the fact that he appears to be sucking up to MS calls his opinions into question.

Had he been a MS proponent from the beginning or been equally supportive or critical of both systems before, I would look at this a little different.
Stryfeno2  +   735d ago
Great video...When Boogie got the PS4 from Sony, why didn't I see that much hate? Hypocrites!
jazmac  +   735d ago
I love how nelson says that xbox 360 was one of the most successful consoles of the last generation, I mean there's only 2 other main competitors to microsoft in the console market Sony and Nintendo and xbox 360 comes last in that regard.
Veneno  +   735d ago
I know. All the xbox doublespeak from Microsoft and it's slaves really irritates me.
windblowsagain  +   735d ago
Why do people like watching this fat dude?
HappyWithOneBubble  +   735d ago
Because he's entertaining and a good hearted person. People like you don't see that because you judge people by their weight.
btk  +   735d ago
Because he is a real gamer... and he is funny.
Who would I believe? Major Nelson and the MS PR team who lies through their teeth and spins every fact beyond recognition, or a real gamer who has no vested interest?

Some of Francis videos about how he worked through poverty is really inspiring.
GEO9875  +   735d ago
I agree, i cant find this guy funny at all, but oh well, fanboys gonna keep defending him like a god
Pogue1906  +   735d ago
If the major came to your house, XB1 in hand, you'll be like "Dude, this console is BAD ASS" i prefer MS over Sony now.
Nintenja  +   735d ago
Hater are just made because they work at WalMart and want his job. :p
Hicken  +   734d ago
No... probably not.

I'm curious about this community. Is it the same one that tossed racial slurs at me every time I got online? Cuz if so, I'm not to enthused about how they might have "improved" the XB1.
ipach  +   735d ago
the larry vs francis video is priceless. nice work microsoft! congrats boogie!
Skynetone  +   735d ago
he's so dame boring

this is how Kinect works, isn't it great, did you see how quick that channel changed, no I missed it sorry, did you just change the channel. doesn't forza look wonderful, I guess so, don't the cars look pretty, I guess so, don't you think life is wonderful with Kinect, pass the dame controller you p+++k
PSNrandom15  +   735d ago
Yo major btch I am still waiting on your ps4 vs Xbone essay explaining how powerful the xbone is.
btk  +   735d ago
Good going Francis...
Clearly Sony and MS takes notice of consumer advocates like Francis. Keep it up.
Naga  +   735d ago
That was a heck of a video. Genuine praise, appreciation, and respect. We need more of this all around.
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