Matt Booty writes: “I'm thrilled to welcome Darrell Gallagher @DGallagher_LA to the Microsoft Studios executive leadership team. Excited to share more at E3.”
Welcome to the team Darrell.
Microsoft leadership is booty.
All they need now is to hire Double Entendre. Then the team will be complete.
Good addition to the team
Ofcourse they hired the guy who wanted the dumb timed exclusive deal for Tomb Raider.
Prefect match for each other. Can’t wait to play Shadow of the Tomb Raider on PS4 day 1.
Why is it a perfect match?
“Why is it a perfect match?“ The fact this guy is the one who signed timed exclusivity deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One then got fired by Crystal Dynamics is now working at Microsoft.
And? Lol. So MS can't sign timed exclusive deals? The only reason Tomb Raider was exclusive to PlayStation back in the 90s was because they paid to keep it off other platforms.. at least the game came to PS after 1 year
“And? Lol. So MS can't sign timed exclusive deals?“ Doesn’t help the fact Phil is hypocritical. “Xbox boss Phil Spencer says he’s “not a fan” of marketing deals with console exclusive content“
@DarkVoyager Not being a fan of something does not mean not having to do it. A kid may not like doing homework but doing is part of going to school process and can make most more successful students. To that point marketing agreements are not something Phil likes and finds them distracting however if your main competitor is doing it and grabbing up all the third party marketing rights, like Sony has done these last few years, then yes you can be like Phil and not like the behavior but also find it a necessary evil, and like doing that hated homework, will make you more successful.
And you belive in Phill and xbox dovosion? Lol talking about time exclusive stuff but you guys that live xbox never mention where are the new games?
“Xbox boss Phil Spencer says he’s “not a fan” of marketing deals with console exclusive content“ You do know that a whole game is not the same as "content"... right? When I see that comment I think of the Destiny situation. A game that came to both but one had exclusive content. What MS did was simply get a release ahead of the competition. They did not prohibit the competition from getting the game or even getting a better version of the game. Sony, on the other hand, has a history of cutting off games from going to other platforms, much like Nintendo (of old) used to do. At least when MS makes a deal like this, it still ends up coming out to those who wait.
I have to admit, when I read this I questioned if it was that exact person but didn't have time to investigate. I'm certain he deserves the job for his experience and skills, but there is some humor to be noted in this.
I don't get it, why was it dumb.. because it wasn't Sony signing the deal?
It was a bad move for Square, not for Microsoft. They sold copies, but they also annoyed and ignored their dominant base on PlayStation which resulted in less than expected and worse than the first. Microsoft won out big here. Want to criticize Microsoft for bad deals, look at the AC Unity marketing deal.
Tomb raider has always looked better on xbox. Made sense.
It was dumb, because it sold poorly on Xbox. The PS4 version outsold the X1 version despite being released a year later, lol. I don't know how much they paid for the deal, but I can't imagine it was worth it.
The guy was on the other side and his deal with MS was a disaster for Square Enix because the game flopped compared to expectations. And any idiot would have known that Tomb Raider had a history with PS gamers.
I forgot about this Booty guy, lol that name.
I read the start of that title differently the first time...
Don't care who they bring in, but they'll be in my favor if they have the vision and drive to bring in more games to the table.
A Gallagher? That's shameless
love that show
They need Don Mattrick To Make Xbox Great Again.... I lolled @ PHIL_SPENCERS_NOSE. ****ing hilarious.
Too funny... https://twitter.com/4k30com... There’s quite some humor to this whole situation. Lol
Even though Don Mattrick was part of the controversial Xbone "DRM" "TV, TV, TV, Car, Games, TV, TV" "deal with it." In the end, he helped bring in more games to the table.
“Even though Don Mattrick was part of the controversial Xbone "DRM" "TV, TV, TV, Car, Games, TV, TV" "deal with it." In the end, he helped bring in more games to the table.“ Exactly. At least Xbox had exclusives, games weren't cancelled, and studios shut down. As much as I hate to say it I’d much rather have Mattrick over Phil.
Finally something's moving
I’d have to change my name if my last name was booty 😂😭🤣
I'll change my name to First Name: Callof, Last Name: Booty
This guy was basically fired by square but to provide some dignity they let him resign He signed the dumbest deal for an exclusive for only 10 million to pass up on a huge install base of ps4 Tomb raider reboot selling 8 million wasn't enough for square so they can't be happy about the fact the sequel sold considerably less This hiring pretty much means perfect match because this guy loves Xbox and I can see ms going after timed exclusive deals What Ms needs is to invest heavily on its studios and prepare for next Xbox. This Gen is over no need to spend millions on timed exclusives that won't eliminate the lead that ps4 has on Xbox one
When Booty welcomes you, you’re in good company
This guy must have had it tough in High School
Matt or datt?
Ohhh snap! More E3 hints being dropped! Xbox's E3 this year is going to be crazy!
Interesting let we what he will offer during E3
I saw the thumb nail, said to myself that guy looks like someone who would work for Microsoft, and sure enough.... They all just have this odd smirk on their faces
Matt Booty: "I'm thrilled to welcome Darrell Gallagher @DGallagher_LA to the Microsoft Studios executive leadership team. Excited to share more at E3." Darrell Gallagher: "Excited to be part of the team! Good things to come #E32018" guess we have to wait and see
Came here for the "Booty" comments.
Oh good, another out of touch geriatric.
Booty huh? Do the jokes just write themselves?
Matt booty welcomes more booty
Microsoft didn't eat their Bootios! Their straight booty!
Darrell Gallagher from Crystal Dynamic? Nice :)
Is this the guy that wouldn't let Cory Barlog make Tomb Raider one continuous cut like the new God of War?
A good hire potentially ... just a matter of what/how influential his role will be internally.
Darrell’s got the Booty.
I’m sorry Mr Booty. I can’t take you seriously cuz your name is Mr. Booty.
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