We had a great time last night recording our weekly GeekWire radio show and podcast in front of a live audience at the Microsoft Store in Seattle’s University Village, with our special guest, Larry Hryb, better known as Xbox Live’s Major Nelson.
Listen to the full show above. We talk about the top games for the holidays, the Xbox One’s competition with the PlayStation 4, the rise of eSports, and much more, including questions from the audience. Hryb also makes the case for me to finally upgrade from the Xbox 360 at home, and coaches my colleague John Cook through some of the challenges he’s facing with introducing video games at his own home.
We also ask about the challenge that Microsoft faces in mobile devices given Windows Phone’s low market share, and get Hryb’s take on how Minecraft is shaping the next generation of gamers.
And as a special bonus, in the final segment, we bring back our GeekWire Trivia Challenge, offering a chance for podcast and radio listeners to win an Xbox One and three games courtesy of Microsoft Store, the sponsor of this week’s podcast. Listen to the show above to hear the trivia question and details on how to enter, and tune in next week to find out the winner.
Also check out a video more pictures from last night’s event below.
Did you miss the event last night? We’ll be recording next week’s show at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square, with guest Panos Panay, head of engineering for Surface and other Microsoft devices. The event will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square, and you can register below. The first 15 people to arrive on the day of the event will be entered into a drawing for a Surface Book, courtesy of Microsoft.