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Xbox One: Angry Joe Vs Major Nelson Interview May Have Started Reversal [Video]

Angry Joe’s interview with Major Nelson may have kickstarted the Xbox One policy reversal.

The latest news about the Xbox One was the complete turnaround of Microsoft’s policy regarding DRM and online connections. One might assume that a previous video on YouTube may have started a chain reaction that caused the decision to be made.

In the YouTube video, internet celebrity Angry Joe had an interview with Microsoft executive Major Nelson and got a rather salty response, but it may have been the beginning of Microsoft’s recent decision concerning the 24-hour check-in.

The video begins with Angry Joe (Joe Vargas) sitting in his usual chair wearing a Superman shirt with the red logo on black. He says, “Hey guys, here it is, the Xbox One console interview with Major Nelson. I gotta say it is a little bit rough because it was basically an impromptu interview. … I definitely had a piece of paper, I was referring to your guys’ questions on that one. I don’t do that for any other interview, I definitely didn’t want to mess this one up.”

This was just the introduction to the infamous interview between Angry Joe and Major Nelson that may have started it all.

Angry Joe asked Major Nelson about the sharing policy and how ridiculous it was that you could only share a game once, eliminating the used game market almost entirely, and Major Nelson got a little defensive, saying that it wouldn’t really be a huge problem. This video is four days old, if that tells you anything.

Angry Joe’s final question in this video was about DRM, in which he asks about the users who don’t want it, to which Major Nelson responded by asking if he even cared about he “family plan.” Angry Joe then stated, “I know it’s very simple to disable the 24 hour check-in …,” when Major Nelson grabbed the microphone and cut him off.

Major Nelson asks, “Do you? Are you on the development team?” Angry Joe answered to the negative and Major Nelson added, “Okay, so I think that’s a little bold of you to say …”

Could this interview have been the starting point of Microsoft’s policy reversal? What do you think of Angry Joe’s interview with Major Nelson about the Xbox One?

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24 Responses to “Xbox One: Angry Joe Vs Major Nelson Interview May Have Started Reversal [Video]”

  1. Alex Rodriguez

    angry joe getting some credit. I showed everyone this interview when the xbox drm changed.

  2. Martin Hadouken Goudie

    I wouldn't go that far but he certainly isn't afraid to ask the tough questions.

  3. Tom Price

    Christ, Joe's actually becoming the superhero he's portrayed as in those cartoons.
    ANGRY JOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEE!

  4. Falcon D. Stormvoice

    I want to see what Angry Joe thinks after Microsoft simply disabled the 24 hour check in after he was condescended to by Major Nelson for saying they could simply disable the 24-hour check-in.

  5. Benjamin Averill

    Yea even though he was towing the company line, Major Nelson has some crow to eat.

  6. Zachary Gray

    Well Xbox tried to implement some bullshit so.. he had to do what he had to do. Gamers should be happy and he did what he needed to do.

  7. Callum Carr

    See his latest video, he just snickered and laughed at Nelson for saying one thing and then backflipping on the issue.

  8. Chuy Rodriguez

    I wouldn't call him a douchebag. Of course, he is rather impolite, lacks some seriousness and experience, and can't really control himself when angry. However, he is one of the very few who actually says what everyone wanted to say. Several people spoke their opinion on youtube, blogs, and the like. But very few actually showed their face IN FRONT OF MICROSOFT and told them what they thought.

  9. Alex Smith

    Great so I can blame this asshole for the reason why my digital games are now worthless after I'm done with them and I can no longer share them across the country?

    Thanks asshole!

  10. Zachary Clary

    Major Nelson didn't help the situation with his attitude. It was as if a Father was talking down to a disobedient child. Like how dare us for wanting to completely own our games… and how dare us for not instantly bowing down to the will of Microsoft. Good job outta Angry Joe for sticking up to those snobs and putting them in the hot seat. Angry Joe speaks his mind and I love his videos because of it His profanity and ranting is the political incorrectness that I love. Keep up the good wirk Joe!

  11. Lando Mockobee

    Also there is the one with Angry Joe and Geoff Keighley at the VGA's…and of course geoff is a big f***ing douche as usual.

  12. Zachary Clary

    Yeah Keighley is a douche for sure. A lot of people don't like Angry Joe and I don't give a rat's ass what they think. Joe is a guy that speaks his mind as he should. All the whiny overly sensitive politically correct liberal douchebags don't like that though. Angry Joe is a true gamer. He stands up for his fellow gamers and his interview with Major Nelson may very well have helped in getting Microsoft to get rid of the DRM BS they thought they could force upon us.