Matt Booty Welcomes Darrell Gallagher to the Microsoft Executive Leadership Team

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.”

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Vasto155d ago

Welcome to the team Darrell.

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stokedAF155d ago

Microsoft leadership is booty.

Eonjay155d ago

All they need now is to hire Double Entendre. Then the team will be complete.

lxeasy154d ago

Good addition to the team

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majiebeast155d ago

Ofcourse they hired the guy who wanted the dumb timed exclusive deal for Tomb Raider.

DarkVoyager155d ago (Edited 155d ago )

Prefect match for each other. Can’t wait to play Shadow of the Tomb Raider on PS4 day 1.

MattE155d ago (Edited 155d ago )

Why is it a perfect match?

DarkVoyager155d ago

“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.

MattE155d ago

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

DarkVoyager155d ago

“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“

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ImGumbyDammit155d ago (Edited 155d ago )

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.

dreue155d ago

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?

darthv72154d ago

“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.

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Christopher155d ago

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.

MattE155d ago

I don't get it, why was it dumb.. because it wasn't Sony signing the deal?

Christopher155d ago (Edited 155d ago )

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.

chaos-emeralds155d ago

Tomb raider has always looked better on xbox. Made sense.

bluefox755154d ago

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.

StormSnooper154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

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.

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OffRoadKing155d ago

I forgot about this Booty guy, lol that name.

Nitrowolf2155d ago

I read the start of that title differently the first time...

Fist4achin155d ago

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.

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