Major Nelson. For those of you old enough, NO, not that Major Nelson of 1960′s Sidney Sheldon series I Dream of Jeannie (although there is a tech-related connection) - but rather Microsoft’s Larry Hryb of Xbox Live fame and gamertag Major Nelson – is in Australia now as a VIP guest and judge at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup (more on this soon). Major Nelson IS Microsoft royalty. As the Director of Programming for Xbox LIVE, Podcast guru, part of the team behind Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, Xbox Achievements, Kinect for XBOX and more – Major Nelson is to Xbox Live and gaming what Joe Belfiore and Ben the PC Guy are to Windows Phone!
Here’s your chance to put that question you always wanted answered on Xbox Live and Xbox for Windows Phone to Major Nelson, as WPDownUnder interviews him next week!
In just a few days, WPDownUnder will be catching up with Major Nelson – and now you have the chance to submit us your ideal question for him. WPDU will be taking our favourite reader-submitted questions and including them in our conversation with Larry. Have a nagging question on Xbox LIVE implementation to Windows Phone? Interested to know more on Smartglass Gaming across Xbox console to Surface to phone with Windows 8 and WP8? Or do you just want to know what Major Nelson’s favourite game is for Windows Phone?
We can’t guarantee that your question will make it into our limited time with Major Nelson – and of course, he probably won’t be able to talk about any info as yet “un-released” by Microsoft on future platform releases….but we are sure our readers have some diverse and interesting topics they might like to raise with him! So – at the end of this post, please use the Disqus comments system to add your question. Other users can also get behind any questions they think are great by using the voting system to +1 that question. Tomorrow night (Sunday AEST) we will select the best few (not necessarily the highest voted) – and see how many we can include in our interview with Major Nelson.
To help you out, here’s a couple of awesome YouTube vids which give some background on Major Nelson as well as show of the amazing Xbox campus at Microsoft Redmond where Larry does his stuff!
2011 Career Profile Interview with Major Nelson:
2010 MS Xbox Campus Tour with Major Nelson:
Get cracking – you only have a day and a half to get your questions to me!