GamesBeat's Dean Takahashi writes the inside story on how Zynga hired Microsoft's Don Mattrick.
Still seems so strange to me.
Bing is a constant in Mattrick's life.
So it seems like Mattrick wasn't pushed out after all.
Don Mattrick actually did pretty well for himself jumping ship before Ms's re-organization. Looking at Zynga's package, maybe he didn't want to take on more while being paid less. http://www.seattlepi.com/te... Now, all he has to do is prop up Zynga and wait till someone buy them..more money will come to him. People forget, it's very rare a hardcore gamer with a business degree and plenty of achievements/trophies that is selected to be a head spokesperson for the console business. "Reggie Fils-Anime" turned around Pizza Hut and a lot of other business that operate in totally different markets before coming to Nintendo. Very good Marketing and Sales gurus with some other high qualifications can get these jobs. A lot of times, you have to align yourself with the companies message/vision and be able to present that while having some input but not all input.
Maybe we can get now finally rid of the cancer that is Zynga.
i know 2 Xbot that going to miss him so much No Limit and FAKE ninja :(....it will be ooooook you guys. your uncle Don will miss you to.
Great read. I knew he wasn't forced out like many had proclaimed. Com on, he took over as president of Xbox in 2007 and took the 10 million unit sold and 10 million Xbox live subscribers to the height of 80 million unit sold and 48 million Live subscribers it is today. A little PR misteps 6 months before launch and you think Steve ballmer would fire a guy like that without warning? Hope he does well and turn Zynga around.
A little PR missteps? He was responsible for the Xbone and that was more then a little PR misstep with its online DRM, misinformation, bad unveal event and comments like "just buy the 360 if you don't have internet". I still think he was asked to leave earlier so they can start fixing what he screwed up quietly. And how can you hope he turns Zynga around? That company is a disgrace to gaming ripping off other products and not having any kind of original content and just copy and pasting what other companies did before.
Its little because nobody will care come November. We are a short memory society. He wasn't asked to leave lol. He was getting a promotion but wasn't big enough for him so he took 50 million job. I would do the same thing for that money.
Zynga is a disgusting company that needs to be wiped from existence.
Once again, seriously over paid CEO's...
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