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barneystinson69 said:

I'll give Spencer the benifit of the doubt till this E3. If he has nothing this year, then things will not improve. Peter Moore was definently the best head of the Xbox division, but now he works for EA. Yes, the best head of Xbox works for EA, take that in for just a moment...

He's actually about to leave EA to manage a soccer/football team. It sucks to see him leave gaming Peter, please come back to Xbox and save us from Phil Spencer!!!



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shikamaru317 said:
barneystinson69 said:

I'll give Spencer the benifit of the doubt till this E3. If he has nothing this year, then things will not improve. Peter Moore was definently the best head of the Xbox division, but now he works for EA. Yes, the best head of Xbox works for EA, take that in for just a moment...

He's actually about to leave EA to manage a soccer/football team. It sucks to see him leave gaming Peter, please come back to Xbox and save us from Phil Spencer!!!

I remember reading about that a few months back. Almost forgot, I mean the guy was like the face of EA for years. Who is the current CEO of EA?



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

Mattrick did what he was told, just a puppet to the guy upstairs. He never caused the mess.
Phil is also a puppet, but fortunate that the guy upstairs changed things.

Love scapegoating, pathetic though.



konnichiwa said:
JRPGfan said:

^ this.

Who was the guy before Don Mattrick then? the guy responcible for Xb360 and how many jrpgs ect it got?

Is he still around at MS? get him back at the helm of the ship for xbox two?

Peter Moore.

Don Mattrick did not bring that many games he just made some franchises also available on xbox;...

Anybody else think Peter Moore looks like the Devil? Like he could be reasonably cast as the prince of darkness in a movie?





Anyways, Moore oversaw, and by some peoples estimate, greenlit the RROD castastrophy, knowing there was an issue, and still going forward with the hardware as it was. The most infamous Xbox event ever. I lost respect for him in how that situation was handled. For an extended period (close to 2 years), there was a lot of blustery hoo-blah, denial and inaction. They eventually made good, but still.....





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barneystinson69 said:
shikamaru317 said:

He's actually about to leave EA to manage a soccer/football team. It sucks to see him leave gaming Peter, please come back to Xbox and save us from Phil Spencer!!!

I remember reading about that a few months back. Almost forgot, I mean the guy was like the face of EA for years. Who is the current CEO of EA?

Andrew Wilson, has been since 2013. But like you said, Peter Moore was the face of the company. He was the one who was out on stage at most of the press conferences. Peter Moore always was good on stage, loved his Xbox E3's with the tattoos. 



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shikamaru317 said:
barneystinson69 said:

I remember reading about that a few months back. Almost forgot, I mean the guy was like the face of EA for years. Who is the current CEO of EA?

Andrew Wilson, has been since 2013. But like you said, Peter Moore was the face of the company. He was the one who was out on stage at most of the press conferences. Peter Moore always was good on stage. Loved his Xbox E3's with the tattoos. 

E3 2006 with GTA IV, and E3 2003 (or was it 2004?) for Halo 2. I tell you, no "executive" today would be willing to put a tattoo on himself to announce a game. Those were the days...



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

Don Mattrcik was not the brightest CEO, was he ?



barneystinson69 said:
shikamaru317 said:

Andrew Wilson, has been since 2013. But like you said, Peter Moore was the face of the company. He was the one who was out on stage at most of the press conferences. Peter Moore always was good on stage. Loved his Xbox E3's with the tattoos. 

E3 2006 with GTA IV, and E3 2003 (or was it 2004?) for Halo 2. I tell you, no "executive" today would be willing to put a tattoo on himself to announce a game. Those were the days...

googled it...



Number of days to reach 50M from 40M : 198 days
Number of days to reach 60M from 50M : 187 days
Number of days to reach 70M from 60M : 175 days
Number of days to reach 80M from 70M : 227 days

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Honestly, I don't know. Spencer is more camera-friendly, but hasn't done anything, really, to build up Microsoft's first-party studios. He probably wants to, but Microsoft doesn't want to throw a lot of money at a business line that's minor in the grand scheme of things.

Mattrick presided over some pretty lousy years for Xbox: 2010-2013. Looking back, 2010 seems to be the end of an era -- the last great Halo game and the introduction of Kinect, which would go on to hamstring the XOne launch.

Frankly, I don't think it really matters who the face of Xbox is. The glory years on 360 are gone and probably lost forever. Microsoft will continue to monetize evergreen series like Halo, Gears, and Forza, and continue to make money off subscriptions, controllers, and micro-transactions, but it won't invest the time and money into the Xbox ecosystem necessary for a true contender in the console space.



Veknoid_Outcast said:

Honestly, I don't know. Spencer is more camera-friendly, but hasn't done anything, really, to build up Microsoft's first-party studios. He probably wants to, but Microsoft doesn't want to throw a lot of money at a business line that's minor in the grand scheme of things.

Mattrick presided over some pretty lousy years for Xbox: 2010-2013. Looking back, 2010 seems to be the end of an era -- the last great Halo game and the introduction of Kinect, which would go on to hamstring the XOne launch.

Frankly, I don't think it really matters who the face of Xbox is. The glory years on 360 are gone and probably lost forever. Microsoft will continue to monetize evergreen series like Halo, Gears, and Forza, and continue to make money off subscriptions, controllers, and micro-transactions, but it won't invest the time and money into the Xbox ecosystem necessary for a true contender in the console space.

There is very little Spencer can do, the damage has already been done by Don to a degree that it will take a miracle to make xbox1 compete with PS4. The other possibilty is, of course, that Sony does something REALLY STUPID that would give xbox a chance to get back in competition but this is highly unlikey as they seem to have learned a painful lesson from PS3.