In an interview with The New York Times, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed the naming of Microsoft's Xbox and Zune products:
"When it came time to name Xbox, there was certainly a class of people who wanted to have Microsoft and/or Windows more prominent. They all lost. And it was a wise choice."
"We’re delighted to share that MobyGames, the authoritative online video game database resource, turns 25 today. Since its founding, MobyGames has been on a mission to meticulously catalog all relevant information about video games and the individuals or organizations behind them, and, of course, the instantly recognizable whale mascot. Please join the community, the MobyGames team, and Atari in celebrating this milestone." - MobyGames.
I got to sit down with Pavel Malakhov & Evgeniy Mikhailov, two of the developers behind the sixth League of Legends Story standalone game, Bandle Tale.