Xbox Developer Dead in Murder-Suicide

Very sad news from Redmond, Wash. Melissa Batten, 36, a software development engineer in Microsoft's Xbox division, was murdered by her estranged husband, who then shot himself to death, earlier this week.

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cloudman4316d ago ShowReplies(12)
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predator4316d ago

my heart goes out for her family

Genesis54316d ago

A very tragic and sad event. My most sincerest and heart felt sympathies to her family.

MrSwede4316d ago

Can't believe someone actually disagreed with you, predator.

My condolences to the family.

sumfood4u4315d ago

Sick people an their comments need to be Banned & show a little Respect for the Dead!

Mr BlueScreen4315d ago

It is a said day in the gaming world when a developer is killed or gone in some why. No madder if they are a Xbox developer, Xbox fan, PlayStation developer or PlayStation fan, they are still human and still a person. When a person is killed or murdered they should be honored no matter if they are good or bad because the fact is they developed games for you to enjoy nothing more nothing less.

I feel really bad for his and her family.

juuken4315d ago (Edited 4315d ago )

My heart goes out as well.

And cloud...whatever you said up there...I'm sure it was not only stupid but pathetic. I may support Sony and the PS3 but at least I can recognize when a life is lost. Regardless of where this woman worked, she is a human being and didn't deserve something like this happening to her. I hope your account gets banned, along with LightningPS3. If you guys are going to be insensitive pricks, then at least have the decency to stay out of the thread.

I pray that God may heal her family and give them the health and strength to keep strong in the time of tragedy.

solidt124315d ago

Very tragic. It seems like everyday i turn on the news there is a sad story like this. If its that bad that you are thinking about killing some one. Please leave the relationship.

Pr3-M3d_G4M3R4315d ago (Edited 4315d ago )

It's so unfortunate with murder-suicide. It is never the other way around where the murderer takes his/her own life before taking an innocent victim, I hate it. People dont understand or respect the complexity and fragility of the human body and mind, this man should have searched for help. Everyone only has one life and to have it stolen by someone else is the ultimate waste. IF anyone ever feels depressed or hopeless, please seek help there is always a way to help with medicine or other and there is always someone to listen just put the effort to find that person..

To those idiots who are saying pathetic fanboy sh!t just to stir up some heat, STFU!!!! And remember than any tragedy like this can happen to anyone. If it were to happen to you or someone you know you would feel different. People have no idea of sympathy and empathy

iamtehpwn4315d ago (Edited 4315d ago )

For one die like this is simply tragic.
Poor woman, I feel for her and her family.

Hagaf224315d ago

a sad loss to the industry, may she rest in peace.

NegativeCreep4274315d ago (Edited 4315d ago )

It is just sad that some A-hole like this woman's ex-husband (which of course I assume she was soon going to divorce him) was psycotic enough to go and kill this woman and then take the coward's way out by killing himself.

I know some people here don't show ANY kind of regard or respect for people like her who are brutally murdered for petty reasons (I couldn't read the first comment because it was deleted by the time I got to it, but by the responses it seems like it was pretty heartless), but it surprises me in the way that they at least don't think of this act like if it was their mother, or their sister, or even one of their friends.

Anyways, she was killed unfortunately by some chicken s**t A-hole, and best regards and god bless to her family and friends.

Megatron084315d ago

Thats really sad to hear.

It also really that anyone would disagree with predator

ape0074315d ago (Edited 4315d ago )

you see guys now that fanboyism is a desaes and they should get medication needed,I can't believe how thes fanbys react to a tragedy this way

they should't deserve to only get banned from n4g they deserve to die

these guys with these brains can damage the society(am not kidding)

a massage to all fanboys:get a life

I wouldn't believe anyday that fanboyism will reach this level

do you guys worship that piece of plastic


prunchess4315d ago

A young and beautiful woman. What a waste. May she rest in piece.

iamtehpwn4315d ago

Seriously...o.O Whoever disagreed with me for feeling bad for someone who died, you are sick.

Pr3-M3d_G4M3R4315d ago

People disagree with you because they are idiots. Dont worry I agree with what you said and I gave you bubbles for speaking the truth

yesah4315d ago

her husband was a coward. Couldnt he have gone out of this world without killng someone in the process? hope he rots in hell. This is an sad day, i truly feel sorry for her and her family, may they find peace in the comfort of time.

ape0074315d ago (Edited 4315d ago )

I feel you man

thank you for your comment

anyone disagrees with you has no love,no religion,no respect,just like animals( oh my,sorry sorry animal are much,much better than them animals have heart,soul,feelings),they just live for doing stupid things,let me tell you lifeless human beings,you absolutely have no life

and again thank you


keep commenting more

we want more people like you my friend to end this disease.

and if you don't like it fanboys GO TO HELL

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Zerodin4316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )

Sonydroids were all over that story about the woman who died trying to get a Wii for her kids.

Oh and how about in the gamerzone.
But I can't feel bad. She was an XBOX person after all.

I'm a Playstation person."
Sonydroids are the best!

user8586214316d ago

i think the racist bots are more likely to make fun bout death

butterfinger4316d ago

and you were the first to disrespect this tragedy in the Open Zone, Zerodin. You are pathetic.

AngryTypingGuy4315d ago

Waseem, Sony is the racist company, in case you didn't know. Drop it.

Skerj4315d ago


I suppose people keep forgetting this one was posted up as well. Both chicks were on the offensive, everyone just ONLY saw the one you posted and got all bent out of shape.

Lionsguard4315d ago

You know its ironic that you're the one who is instigating it Zero since you 're so quick to make two posts screaming out for them to attack. so how you you just shut the f up already ffs.

juuken4315d ago

I love how you judge all *Sony droids*. I'm sorry but I wasn't parading around when this occurred.

Once again, grow the f*ck up. This is why you're on my ignore list.

JasonPC360PS3Wii4315d ago

Seek help https://www.tworivershospit... there is always someone who goes to low, and consoles have nothing to do with it. They are just f-ed up in the head, and on an anonymous forum, they can let their demons loose. I'm all for kidding, joking, and getting people rilled up but there is an "all stop" button with things like this.

pixelsword4315d ago

I've never seen that other pic... they were bending it out of shape to make it look like some racist stuff when it was just twoo hot girls jacking each other up.

now I'm not as much ticked-off at that ad as I am horny.

morganfell4315d ago

Sony is a racist company? That is the most idiotic thing I have heard yet. That definitely warrants the ignore button. After that there is nothing an idiot like could say that is even worth reading regardless if it is something with which I agree.

AngryTypingGuy4315d ago

Skerj, I have to admit, I never even knew that other picture existed. You're right, that is the only pic anyone ever saw, because of the media. That just goes to show how the media is eager to stir the pot and keep a story going. It disgusts me.

If the media told us the whole story each time instead of cherrypicking facts, half of these news stories would be one and done. That's why they don't do it.

t1mb3r7and4315d ago

Here's one thing i advise you, learn to understand that consoles are not the only thing that matter, idiot.People have lives, unlike you, and a life has been snatched from this world.

Me heart goes out to the family.

Old Snake4315d ago

Well this is what happens when people approve sh!t stories that are really un-related to gaming. This is a serious topic and the fact that people argue over it is pointless. It should never have been approved in the first place. No one knew who this lady was before this happened. Let her r.i.p.

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