It seems that Bill Gates' departure was just the beginning, as at least 5 top Microsoft executives are riding off into the sunset.
Jump out and PLAY B3YOND
Windows Vista,Xbox 3FIXME,Micro$oft Zune,HD DVDead,Xbox Live.
For EACH leaving Executive,there is corresponding FLOP they take with them.Vista is full of CRASHES and BUGS,3FIXME requires a Fire EXTINGUISHER and Wet TOWELS to work for a WEEK,Zune ZUCKS,HD DVD is DEAD, and Xbox Live is UNSTABLE and UNRELIABLE.
The only solution for Xbots?Jump OUT and Play B3YOND
That's when any smart executive leaves a company when they know a valley is coming.
1. You look good because you can brag that you helped the company to it's pinnacle.
2. You look good because you can brag that the company went south after your departure.
There have been a lot of fishy things going on with MS lately especially with Xbox 360 focus. It seems since last summer that they're almost planning an exit strategy from the console market.
Inexplicable things have been going on.
Peter Moore - Leaving
RROD - costs 1.3 billion
Bungie - Leaving
Bizzare - Leaving
Tokyo Game Show - Terrible Showing
CES - Nothing announced
Xbox live - Non repaired problems for a month
Bill Gates - Leaving
Robbie Bach - Selling his Microsoft shares
X07 game event - Canceled
2007 Game lineup - Poor
They just don't seem to have the fire or innovation that they've had in the past. Either they're bowing out or already focusing on the Xbox 720. Who knows I'm probably wrong they're probably just resting on their laurels. They just haven't said or announced anything new or exciting for months now. (My bad I forgot they announced Scene it)
I dont think bill gates is leaving because of the Xbox. Maybe its because hes been there more then 30 years?
BG is leaving to devote more time to his charitable foundation he and his wife started.
if you mean "been there more than 30 years" as in "created the entire empire"...then I guess...
Gates departure isn't too suprising, given his philanthropy stuff...but the rest leaving is a little strange...
you have to admit...it definitely hasn't been a normal past 6 months at MS...RRoD issues...very standoff'ish on the failing HD DVD with stuff like "well...it wasn't the future anyway"...and lots of top tier peeps leaving...
Vista is still a mess market wise...the Xbox line, despite what many argue as the best lineup in history, still showed little growth over 2006...with no better foreign territory penetration than before...windows live as a subscribed service isn't black yet (apparently MS thought it would take off like XBL)...
oh well...MS isn't going anywhere...it just might be a year where they didn't have insane profits though...who knows...
"Jump out and PLAY B3YOND"
What is it exactly you're playing beyond again? I don't know how anyone can think that the 360 is a failure. For a failure, it sure has captured a good portion of the market place and gotten a lot of PS2ers to jump ship. How will you judge the success of the PS3? There is a chance that the PS3 will "win" this generation...however they will have lost a big chunk of the market share that they once had with the PS2. It's inevitable.
By the way, it's now 2008, and multiformat games STILL look better on the 360. What year will you have to "Play B3yond" for the PS3 to blow away anything the 360 can do?
As far as Microsoft goes, it is and will continue to be just fine.
xbug 3rd60 the Titanic of 2008.
Poor 2007 Game lineup???
i've never seen people that's so bias and doesn't even know what the hell is going on.first to all the people that's saying gates left because of the 360,hell the truth is that gates been saying this was his last year for years now and the people that say different is just dummies. not only did he said he was leaving this year years ago but he's not leaving completly,he will still have say so in microsoft.
the reason that gates is leaving is because him and his wife want to donate more time to their charities.unlike the president of sony,gates donated most of his money and time to people that need help and that should show what kind of man he is and the people that call him names are just jealouse a**holes who will never donate the money that gates had even if they were worth twice as much,they would do just what the president of sony does,they will pocket as much as they can and screw the poor people.
unlike bias ps3 fans,i'll admit that the ps3 is a good system,even if i hate sony and would never buy a ps3(i buy american as much as i can to support my country not japan).the truth is that the 360 out sold the ps3 in december and outselling the ps3 so far this month.
i don't like the wii either but it's in the best position out of all three systems because they are making profits already and they deserve to be in first place because they had a smart plan.the 360 is in second place and it deserve to be where it's at,it made a profit last year for the first time and the 360 is still selling well.i think that the ps3 isn't any where where sony thought it would be,hell sony thought that they would be in first place from the beginning but people are starting to get tired of sony arrogance.
ps3 fans want admit it but the ps3 want have a bigger percentage of systems sold like they used to.like i said before i hate sony and i will never buy a ps3 but unlike bias ps3 fans i give credit where credit is due.after it's all said and done i think that the final listing will be the ps3 first,the 360 second and the wii last but the ps3 want win by a lot.the ps3 and 360 will run neck and neck but i think that as time goes by the wii will just fade away because people will want the games that the ps3 and 360 have.
ps3 fans can say what they want but the 360 is a damn good system to and it was a smart move when they didn't put a br or hd dvd drive in it so they could keep it cheap and it worked,hell the only reason that sony put br in the ps3 was because they figured that if they did then they could get more br players in homes before hd dvd did not for games and it was a smart move because it won the format war for them.
the truth is that so far out of all the games that came out %99 of them only used 1 disc and the majority of games that they are talking about that's coming out in the next 2 years will use just 1 disc to.i'm not saying that some games want use more then 1 disc but %98 of the games that's out now and coming out in the next 2 years will use just 1 disc.
i know that ps3 fans want give credit to anything unless it has something to do with sony but microsoft had a smart plan and it worked.microsoft knew when they were getting ready to release the 360 that games want really need a br or hd dvd drive for another 4 to 6 years and by the way it look they were right.microsoft figured that since games don't really need br or hd they would just put a dvd-9 drive in so they could keep it cheap so they could sell more and it worked.they figured that games wouldn't need the new drives for at least another 5 years and they were right.ps3 fans could say what they want but the factssay that games don't need br or hd because %98 of games use just 1 disc on a dvd-9 drive.
microsoft figured that br or hd dvd want be needed for games for another 5 to 6 years and then when that time comes it will be ready for a new xbox because they said that the 360 will last 5 to 6 years and no longer.when they release the new xbox it will have a br drive and they will still beable to sell it for $400 or cheaper and when they release the new xbox it will be alot more powerful then the ps3 because it will be made about 5 years latter and the people that said it's not true need to have their heads xrayed.the new xbox will sell a lot more units because it will have no competition because if ps3 fans belive what sony said then sony want release another ps for another 10 years,hell just after 5 years the ps3 will be outdated.name me one electronic product that wasn't outdated in 5 years,you want because every one was out dated in 5 years or less and no mater what sony says they can't change that.
yay I fit in :)
haha 6 disagrees...
I guess some think you don't fit in...
funny comment though...
LMAO! that was funny, sure we dont want xbots to be on psn but i think we should give them mercy for the last chance, if they bad mouth ps3 again then thats it, we will mark them at xbots and make a petition for sony not to sell them the playbeyond ps3!!
so xbots watch ur mouths!!! any slip can cost u 6 years of not excessing the ultimate fun playing beyond!
sorry but u r stupid!! that was suppose to be a joke, who would be that insane to think that way?? maybe xbots but that aint me, since u believe what i wrote it shows u come from that same background!!ps3 is for every body and no one has the right to say other wise and any body can change his opinion specially when ur console is getting a$$ kicked!!
to those who took my bubble away i wold say stick it up ur @$$eS, i need only 1 bubble to shut u up!! i rarely use more than 1 bubble!
That's the stupidest thing I've read all day. You're a fanboy. That means you're just as bad as an "Xbot." If Xbots were to run rampant on PSN, you wouldn't even know it. You all act the same.
i like how they try to show this as a major problem, ya cause MS didn't have their biggest year last year, and their stock is at an all time high
stock will go down due to this happening? The company might be fine in the long run but, this type of stuff makes investors screwy.
let the trolls have their fun :D
edit: No I didnt read his profile, its certainly gaming news, but the people who will likely end up commenting on this are the people who care more about a company failing then what they provide gaming wise. You can see this trend already.....
Have you taken the time to look at the contributor's profile?
Do you see what he owns (impressive, I might add).
Anything BUT a troll.
Are the people that are leaving doing so because they want to, or are they being asked to?
Is there a sinister reason behind them leaving?
Is this just coincidence?
I guess we'll never know.
I just report what I find interesting, I couldn't care less what company it's about.
And thanks for the compliment about my collection, it may be sold in the near future =( Damn student loans...
what!? ahhhhhhhhh ahahahahaha!
dude... do you own microsoft shares? Sony shares for that matter?
kid.. just shut up... play games.... and yes... I also own Sony shares.... Since the announcement of blu-ray...
I own various big game publishers shares too... like EA....
You freaken people should try doing the same instead of trying flame every xbox 360 bla bla bla... you have no Idea the knowledge value we have when it comes to investing in the game industry... we know in advance which game is going to come out for who and which company is panning to buy what studio... i.e. which shares do you think I am going to buy when Metal Gear is released.... or when Gears 2 is released...
I may be bias when it comes to playing games but when it comes monero! $$$$, mula! I let you fight over that... and no.. microsoft shares arent in trouble... uhhh.. no... ehhh no... lol.
as matter of fact microsoft shares are up today... muahahaha!
things like this happen all the time. Its nothing to shout about really. An example is if a manager leaves a football club many of his backroom staff will do the same and may even follow their manager to their next appointment if permitted. Out with the old and in with the new. Happens all the time
This is what you call pwnage:
"The stock price peaked in 1999 at around US $119 (US $60.928 adjusting for splits)."
So obviously the stock is not at an all-time high. In fact it is trading at 33.39 which is $86 dollars BELOW its all-time high.
Now Nintendo on the other hand....
Damn I should have bought the stock right before the Wii came out!!!
EDIT: Who the hell disagrees with facts? LOL
haha yeah, wtf?...bladestar claims to own shares of MS...yet is unaware that pretty much every major US company that was around before 9/11 is still lower than it was then...
Sony on the otherhand just saw a 4% increase in share value with the BD market shift...and is a potential gold mine if HD penetration keeps its exponential increase going...as well as if PS3 momemtum keeps building...
buy Sony...sell MS...for the time being anyway...
Jump out and PLAY B3YOND. LOL.
But these 'Jumpers" are taking A$$ loads of stock Money with them on the way out~
Why did I expect fanboy posts? Do you know this has nothing to do with the Xbox360? I don't like Microsoft either but this time I have to defend them
It's a little known fact that Bill Gates has been learning Japanese culture and language for many years. After he leaves Microsoft, he plans to take a seat in the Board of Directors for Sony Corporation Japan.
haha that would be great...
and ol' Ken Kutaragi will step in as chairman of MS...
probably the funniest corporate situation of all time...
Gates as the head of any eastern company would likely be a failure, western business is different to eastern business.
haha, ya that would be completely ironic yet hilarious at the same time. Dilemmas dilemmas for the fan base.
not one mention of the 360, and the fanboys are all over this article like a fat kid on a smartie!!!
makes me wonder?
losing faith are we? don't blame ya- mac is increasing in popularity and the ps3 is going to kill the 360
its the same corruption and greed that got you to the top that is going to send you crashing down
I wonder if Zhuk, bloodmask, the mart, POG, and the round peg to be Microsoft's next execs.!!!!!
All fanboyism aside, I admit, Microsoft makes good (not great) products, even if they're not innovative, but they still make good products nontheless. If they put their time and money into manufacturing great products and products that last, they would have way more backers and followers. But I don't like their business tactics. The way they handle their business is unethical. Maybe those execs, including Bill, are realizing that Microsoft is going down hill and will continue to go downhill, so that's why they left.
Mr. Moore saw the "light" some time ago, and he was corporate V.P.
Another powerfully stupid post by maddens. You do realize that 95% of all home computers have windows on them right? You also realize that 98% of all corporations use exchange server right? I take it you don’t even know what exchange is but let’s just say it is important to business. What was the general concern of most iphone business users? Integration with exchange oddly enough. You do realize that office 03 is the business standard and even Mac has office right? MS has zero to be worried about. I am not a fan of their corporate tactics but I don’t have an your emotional connect to an inanimate object clouding you view from reality like maddens and they playbeyond kids do.
What OS do the Sony viao computers ship with again? Even Sony seems to cater to the MS dominance in the computing market. Shouldn’t you fanboy single system owners be following suit to your loving overlord that so kindly takes care of you. Can I get a show of hands from the play beyond guys that are typing your post on a computer with an MS operating system on it. I know you all use linux, os-x or your ps3 to type. RIIIIIIIIGHT I am buying it.
I hope the ownage I laid upon you a couple days ago has gotten you to put me on ignore maddens because I don’t want you to get a complex from me constantly laying shame upon you fanboy. Maybe you should write another letter like the one you wrote to EA about madden for the ps3. This time though write it to N4G and ask them to shield you from your own stupidity by riding us of you and your ilk (the mart, jin, nasim, zuhk and all the other non-gamer fanboys).
Give me your address and I can mail you some tissues.
Tuck tail and run little boy.
Nice rant tough guy....
So in order to stop the blatently pathetic posts on here, you're gonna write a post personally insulting another memeber for pointing out that Mr Mooore left late last year?
Are you on crack? His post was not in least offensive, but your personally abusive tirade IS offensive.
Far from making yourself look clever, you are infact making yourself seem like the infantile keyboard warrior you are.
There's plenty of ridicuolous trolling fanboyposts all over the site, if you really want to give yourself a hard-on over how clever you are, why don't you go and insult a post thats worthy of it, and save your spite for a post that actually deserves it.
I found that rant (that I had to take off ignore) profoundly entertaining to say the least. If a few words in my post can conjure up such "emotion" from someone like him/her, I'd better keep it to just a couple of sentences from now on. This chap might end up in the asylum or emergency room.
-- "Give me your address and I can mail you some tissues." --
Ummm...ok...lol WOW, just wow. 8D
Oooooh someones angry..... GGRRRR!!!
Maddens and I have some history:). My post was also directed at the playbeyond kids. If you were aware of the history of maddens and I you would understand why I said what I said. He is like "the mart" and nasim; a fanboy deluxe that seriously drags this site down. He started the trash talking long ago. I don’t give crap to people that make educated post. Go read his post and get back to me. The “moore jumping shipping because he saw the light was infact a stupid post. He didn’t "see the light" he got offered a better paying job.
"So in order to stop the blatently pathetic posts on here, you're gonna write a post personally insulting another memeber for pointing out that Mr Mooore left late last year"
Uhh you just did the exact same thing without knowing the whole story of my relationship with maddens?!?!?! Way to be a hypocrite.
Since you insulted me I will bite back. Here is some wit for you (I have a wit boner right now from it); why not use your superior intellect to hit the spell check button? Diagram attached for your pleasure.
"give yourself a hard-on over how clever you are, why don't you go and insult a post that’s worthy of it, and save your spite for a post that actually deserves it." Again maddens does deserve it. Go read his tear jerking letter to EA and you will understand. Anyone who writes a poor me letter to a mega corp. like EA is just sad and pathetic. SO what madden, it was better on 360. Cry me a river and then get over it. I remember Final fight on Sega cd was much better than the super nes version. Did I cry and write a letter? No I bought it for Sega cd like any rational person would. Ohh wait but fan boys are not rational.
"emotion" Nice try maddens but i just like making fun of idiots. Great try though, A for effort. Better luck next time.
Tit why dont you click on maddens profile before you speak up next time. He is ignored by 61 users. 61!!! Obviously he has been saying something wrong.
not everyone has to agree, and having different opinions to you doesnt mean they're WRONG or FANBOYS or whatever, if you dont like Maddens comments ignore him, easy. Also, moaning at tintin? hes probably one of the less biased, helpful people on here.
its just a gaming website dude, its not really a big deal is it.
here, watch this and smile : )
EDIT: Virus, yeah dude, ill admit hes biased, but if you already know this and expect if from his comments, why bother reading them? remember, this time you jumped on him. Eitherway, i believe everyone is entitled to their opinion, no matter how wild some of them are. Dont let people get to you (i say that but it happens to the best of us sometimes, im not trying to judge you or anything here by the way)
Mighty I have respect for the post that you make on this site so I am not going to fight with you. I don’t think that those who don’t agree with me are fanboys. I think people that type playbeyond, or gaystation are fanboys. Can you honestly tell me that maddens is not a fanboy? You would have to be blind to say he is not.
Lol VirusE, you're such a FA6. Quit trying to act like a tough guy, you're coming off as a little crying b!tch. All he stated was a joke, and now you have to personally attack him to boost your ego. Check yourself before you wreck your youself. Get laid, we all know you haven't had d!ck since your mom left.
Bwah ha ha ha ha ha.
Great post, thanks red ring. Way "try" and look like a tuff "kid".
you've got some serious issues dude. You should get that virus looked at or something. Funny when I logged on this morning I had 56 ignores, but now (4 hours later), I have 61. Been using your aliases hmmm...? Why are you so interested in what I do or say?
Take a look in the mirror and back away from the keyboard lad. You're a little too attached right now.
95% windows? lololololololololololololol more like 70% now and NO on the Server part MOST if not all
soon will be useing Linux and or Apples servers.
80% of a of Japans big biz Dropped M$ servers like rock and use Now Linux silly. and europe and us is following. and its like 50% US use M$ exchange rest use Linux or Apple.
Last checked Apple Safari is most used in Asia now like 50%+ world is following.
Time to go back to your 1999 Charts and look at how they have changed M$ is NOT the king anymore
mabey on a small country but not the world anymore.
and only reason M$ is in most of the world its cuz it been Pirated prez Chofiz(sp) said to bill last summer
'If it wasnt for Pirated windows Most of South America would be bihind still' bill didnt take nice to the pirated part look it up.
so yea free = not by choice that windows is in everything.
edit: virusE said'You also realize that 98% of all corporations use exchange server right?' thats not a server...... seems like it. and u must only read MS news u fail again at the 91%
its 70% , and yes u proved u blindly belive what MS tell u from a M$ news post..... silly M$ boy
but in the end u will still say what u belive and i wont care cuz it like Religon i cant tell u your wrong.
Aliases? Come on now, that is goofy. I have never had low bubbles so why would I need aliases? Why would I not use said aliases to give myself agrees or to back myself up? Answer the question please? Tell me who else I post as. Go read every post I have ever made and tell me if any name keeps popping up all the time in the same post as me? I don’t even have you on ignore! See the image I have attached. I can put you on ignore if you would like and it will go up to 62 if you want. Please at least answer the question I have just present you.
You are grasping for straws. Why not write a letter the admin and have him scan for other using my ip?
Pain i was wrong i am sorry. It is not 95%. It is 91.8 as of december and just in case you missed what i said. I never said anything about servers. Nice try though.
"Microsoft Corp.'s Windows still loomed large on the operating system landscape during December. But its market share of 91.8% was down from November's 92.4%. Since 2007's start, Windows has lost slightly more than 2% market share, reported Net Applications."
calm down ev r ee bo dee. Its not important. im sure theres a game we can kill each other on, lol. Whens the us update, the uk one was a bit dudd
VirusE, I don't know who pissed in your Wheaties this morning bro, but you are on a serious bent this morning toward what?: I have no idea.
This thread has turned a little too ((((serious)))) and fatiguing for my taste. Take a chill pill dude. As for me, It's WarHawk time.
A few nights ago I gave a big F*CK YOU to Microsoft, and I switched to Ubuntu Linux 7.1
It is incredibly superior in every way. Performance, reliability, built-in features....
Microsoft needs to take a lesson from the open-source people.
OS X, Unix, Linux....soon will become the world norm as people begin to fight against and rebel against large monopolistic corporations.
I guarantee you that Microsoft's claim on the PC market is much less than 95%. Assuredly so with Apple's incredible rise in the last 2 or 3 years.
Also, Linux has received an incredible user-friendly face-lift, so expect that to rise in popularity.
And lastly, for god's sake VirusE....take the plug outta your ass so when you sh!t, it doesn't come out your mouth and into n4g.
have sumadat instead
which tells me he's just a jealous hater. jump out and play beyond kid.
Getting attached to Microsoft is like going steady with the corner crackwhore, sooner or later she's gonna steal from ya and eventually make you sick.
I wouldn't worry too much.
Yeah, why is that in there? But there are lots of games I had forgotten about, both multi and exclusive. Lots of games for everyone. The 360 has lots of games coming out in 2008...wether you like it or not. I can see from all the 'disagrees' that some find it hard to accept.
goodbye Vista, hello Linux? :)
wherever you are
I believe that MS will go on...
++++bubbles for makeing me laugh till i cried and bringing fun to this website instead of fanboy fuel
Bubble's J.C. Thanks for cracking me up at work.
Look, I'm as much against the whole troll/fanboy flame wars as the next guy but the sony fans posting on this page seem to be displaying some pretty mindless advertisement regurgitation.
Count the number of "Jump Outs" and "Play Beyonds" on this page. It's like hearing "Brains" in a zombie movie. Come on people. Raise your heads up. Think for yourselves. Stop being a media tool.
And before any Xbox fan starts to Rah Rah about this, you're just as guilty. You're all tools.
Leather it is good to see someone with brains posting here. Play games eff systems.
Without Gates they are nothing..
I'm waiting for chad warden to approve this.
But still with Vista sucking and the 360's best possibly in the past ( I say *possibly*) there may be a dark reason for leaving. It could be nothing though. Only the higher-ups in the company really know and honestly it doesn't affect me one bit.
LOL... i never knew so many "gamers" were interested in Stock?