More than a decade ago, Alex St. John predicted the success of World of Warcraft. He didn't call it by its name, nor did he refer to MMOs-the monikers hadn't been invented yet. He prophesized that, with the burgeoning popularity of the Internet among household PC users, the future of gaming lay in expansive online communities with millions of players.
Say what you will about St. John, but the famously expressive engineer knows how to make a point. In part 1 of extreme exclusive interview, he blasted Intel for pushing its inferior onboard graphics technology to OEMs. He insisted that fighting piracy is the main reason for the existence of gaming consoles, and he talked up the convergence of the GPU and the CPU as the next big thing in gaming.