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Don Mattrick’s Replacement is… Everyone And No One

This morning the reorganization of software giant Microsoft became official in an all-company email sent out by the company’s current head, Steve Ballmer.

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AngelicIceDiamond1115d ago

Hire somebody that games, and cares about gaming.

Its simple.

Godmars2901115d ago

But what about TV? And sports? And TV? And TV?

Never understood how MS can't seem to find a balance between multimedia device and game system.

Though that would likely involve giving out something that's actually "free". Think more about their customers rather than their own bottom line.

JBSleek1114d ago

That's stupid lets disregard hard work or business degrees or whatever just hire a gamer...

Don was a gamer as well. It doesnt matter who you hire this is MS vision of Xbox as a service not just hardware.

The hire is good. She knows how to work you don't need a gamer to run the hardware division of your company...

dedicatedtogamers1114d ago

Microsoft's focus isn't games. Sometimes people forget that the Xbox division is a tiny blip compared to Microsoft's other products. Since Microsoft's breadwinners are being encroached upon from all sides, it's far more likely (and makes far more business sense) for Microsoft to leverage Xbox One to fight Apple and Google.

EXVirtual1115d ago (Edited 1115d ago )

I knew it. Me and a bunch of others knew that MS would give the position to someone who doesn't care about games. Xbox: Multimedia E3 2014. I wanna see Steve do his thing in 2014 at E3. Man that would be funny. Especially in 1080p.

MysticStrummer1115d ago

The resume of this replacement just gives more ammo to the people who say One's primary focus isn't games.

kingdip901115d ago

http://kotaku.com/big-micro...
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Their new mission statement says it all... they want your pc, windows phone and xbox one all connected to the same cloud of shared information. So lets say I buy into microsoft products and own all 3. Microsoft cloud would not only know what I'm searching for online and my interests it will be able to recognise my face via kinect and know exactly where I am and when via cell gps. This sounds like a paranoid persons nightmare!!! No wonder advertising will be so prevalent on xbox. The data they have to analize is insane they will know you better than you do

FateoftheGame1115d ago (Edited 1115d ago )

It's not just Julia Larson-Green, however, as implied in other articles. This article points out that Xbox One management has been split up into three divisions. Terry Myerson and Tony Bates are the two names in addition to Larson-Green that people should be looking at.

AngelicIceDiamond1115d ago

I got the information late about Julia Larson being the head of the Xbox division.

And she knows NOTHING about gaming.

Xbox is doomed now imo.

Hopefully MS has a decent run with Xbox at least.

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