Shane Kim, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, is unflappable. No matter how many times you bring up uncomfortable situations, he remains calm and collected.
And with Sony making inroads in Europe and Nintendo ready to overtake Microsoft's North American userbase this year with Wii, Kim has a great many challenges on his plate as the head of Microsoft's software development. Casual games are taking over, but Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, for better or worse, is still the Halo box.
Wired.com spoke with Shane Kim at DICE, covering topics from the company's plan for Europe to checking in with first-party games like Too Human and Alan Wake.
And somebody mentions Gears of War 2. (Hint: It wasn't Shane.)