Zynga just sent a press release officially confirming the rumor reported on earlier today. Former Interactive Entertainment Business President Don Mattrick has left Microsoft and is joining Zynga as CEO
The only thing that comes to mind. http://img825.imageshack.us...
Your comment, the amount of agrees, and the fact that you haven't been labeled as a huge fanboy and a troll, shows what is wrong with this site, Everytime I see your name around N4G, I see comments bashing Microsoft.
to be fair, he's bashing Zynga too.
Is my comment wrong tho? 1)Xbox has been a PR nightmare and the entire brand has been tarnished because of it 2) Don is leaving to join Zynga 3 Zynga is a business nightmare right now All of these are facts.And somehow, i'm a fanboy for that? I think you need to relax a bit, my man.Any comment i see from you is always rabidly attacking anyone who even remotely says anything but praise for microsoft.
DayZ is a troll who is having affair with one of the mods in this site to not get his comments removed.
your disagrees prove your point in so many ways... smh. This site is ridiculous sometimes.
cry more troll. welcome to 2006 only now the tables have turned. only difference is back then ps3 gamers didn't whine like you 360 fangirls.
Well if you Xbone guys have any funny pics about PS4 or any valid reason as to why anyone would want xbone then speak up. I haven't heard any and it's pretty hard to find something to bash the PS4 on....so yes it'd be trolling and fanboyism on your guys parts.
A fanboy isn't always wrongs. This time it's pretty true. Especially with zynga, who has just laid of tons of employees. Microsoft isn't sinking yet, but if they keep going they way they are. They won't be in the console gaming market for long.
Oh come on, Virus... you act as if you have to be a fanboy to bash MS. They have made it pretty easy lately. I think it is all well deserved. People should have started when they released the 360 with the RROD.
Don't see what you're so mad about. The picture was pretty funny.
Shouldn't the Zynga ship be about sunken compared to MS's ship?
Microsoft (game) STUDIOS. Not Microsoft as a whole.
OMG it was Microsoft (game) Studios ship who knew? /s BTW, I was too lazy/just didn't care to type all of that out, so I said "MS's ship" instead.
BRING BACK PETER MOORE!!!!!!!!
I kinda agree, but I think Moore is happy where he is now.
Wonder why he decided to jump ships.
This has been in talks for months. Some want to relate this to all the Xbox One controversy but I doubt that was the reason. We see people leave all the time like Phil Harrison from Sony. Nintendo needs to restructure itself too and Kaz Hirai seems to be doing a good job so far turning Sony around. Don was a nice guy but wasn't a very good PR guy for the Xbox. Marc Whitten, Nancy Tellem, Yusuf Mehdi, Phil Harrison or Phil Spencer could be the replacement. I'd like they them to go with either Yusuf Mehdi or a woman, Nancy Tellem.
TV, TV, TV ...watercooler!
Nancy Tellem made me want to puke at E3* *like most of the rest of the MS E3 staff, she came across more like a politician than anything to do with entertainment.
Because all the rats jump off a ship when it's sinking!!!!!!
Microsoft (Xbox department) is a sinking ship??? Lol this site is the gift that's keeps on giving.
Most probably a matter of money, as usual. Go where they pay you more.
Im guessing it wasnt so much as jumped ship as it was kicked off the ship.
He seemed frustrated. That comment about if you don't have an Internet connection we have a product for you called a 360 was priceless. Sign of a guy who is fed up.
MS needs to let Phil Harrison take over the Xbox brand
Disagree. Phil is the executive that got the used game fee fiasco rolling. They need to find someone a little more on the loop and in touch with the gaming community.
Phil was only doing what he was told since he answered to Don and company...The X1 used game and other policies were in place way before Phil even started working for Microsoft..Did you really expect Phil to come out and disagree with his bosses?Harrison has done a ton of good things while working for Sony.
Secret Agent Phil?
Phil Harrison is a double Agent.
And we thought R* was talking about a game...
Man, some good news for MS for once. Nice change of pace
I think he will be fine. http://virtualglobetrotting...
I'd prefer Microsoft money instead of a company that's been on the decline for sometime now.
Wow! Just... wow!
OMG. His house is crazy huge.
LOL That's like a youtube comment. When something negative happens to a certain person, people like to bring up how rich they are how big their house is. :/ This isn't about how big his house is, it's about one of the major faces for MS and the xbox brand moving on.
that's your money right there under those trees.
the rich bastard ...
Pfffft. No pool? Pass. ;)
:( Don was a great MS PR man in turning the Xbox brand into a powerhouse from 2007-2013. Wish him the best. It is a great loss and whatever you do MS, do not promote Phil Harrison as the new Xbox leader. That man still work for Sony. I bet. I recommend J Allurd. Edit: Forgot to add /S at the end. :)
Did you really just say that?
Lol... i was thinking "not sure if troll" until I saw the last line :D
Guess this guy is truly all about making bad decisions. Zynga..really?
where do you work? and how much do you get paid? oh shut it. the man makes way more money than you
He had it made at Microsoft. Taking over Zynga doesn't sound like it was the most optimal choice considering they've been dropping their employees left and right and have been on a decline for years. If he can turn that company around then good for him. We'll probably never know if Microsoft actually forced him out or if he left on his own. All in all, I would have preferred to stay with Microsoft than working for Zynga.
Ryan Lochte has a sh!t-ton more money than I do. Doesn't make him any less of a mongoloid. I bet a contract killer has more money than I do too... guess that makes him better than me.
Okay. But don't think this is gonna make anything better really, apart from less crappy PR. @Transporter47, He jumped ship because he gave up on the Xbox One
Another Positive Post E3 for the Xbox corner! Me likey.
Whether it's positive or not will depend on the successor. If the rumor that Steve Ballmer will hold the reins directly for a while it's true, that's not positive at all.
That's where he belongs. In a casual/facebook, free-to-play games environment with businessmen who love microtransactions and subscriptions, but don't know what games even are. Zynga's dying anyway.
Dude had his foot out the door when he was doing all that awful PR? Even Matrick doesn't believe the s*** he pushed at E3. Anyway, a positive step for MS. That nuclear sub bit will stick with them for years but at least the man that said it is gone.
it would be awesome for someone to reach him now and make him comment on the xbox brand again...
Most execs cannot comment or steal employees for a certain period after leaving the company. I suspect MSGS is no different.
ooh that sucks.. =(
hahahaha what an idiot.
LOL this is funny everytime I see it. Glad im a PS3/4 gamer and hated XBOX since the era of RROD
He will now know what its like to live on a nuclear sub!!!
Agent Phil for head of Xbox. http://images.wikia.com/bat...
Haha, imagine Phil Harrison got promoted. First day on the job, OK we will bring DRM back, make games $70, 12 hour mandatory online check, and your frined got to be on your friendlist at least a year before they can share game with you. Hahaha. I totally see it happening now.
That policy was in place way before Phil even joined Microsoft...Harrison is real in touch with the gaming community/talented developers look at all the smart deals he came up with while at Sony.
Are you effin kidding me? Talk about planting the bomb and jumping ship. Great news though. Now all we need are Phil Spencer and Major Douchebag to admit defeat and leave. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Eh, Major nelson is one of the few decent people around there...
well this can only lead to better things for the xbox brand
No hattrick for the Mattrick.
That's huge. Also the fact that Micosoft is on the verge of a total executive overhaul.
Damn, I work at Zynga so this is huge news. Going to be very interesting to see which direction he decides to take the company. Hopefully this means my stock will be worth something haha