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Head of Xbox Live Announces His Departure

Dan McCulloch the head of Xbox Live, has just announced his departure from Xbox after 15 years of working with the company.

4d ago
shepherdzeMan3d ago

why all the dislike, I love Phil spencer, I think he will do a great job

HyperMoused5d ago ShowReplies(4)
TheColbertinator5d ago ShowReplies(6)
XxExacutionerxX5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

Goodjob the greatest network then and now for gamers to play with other gamers around the world. Xbox Live created the standard of online gameplay from Halo to Rainbow Six to Call of Duty.
Nothing comes close.

Sunny_D5d ago

Ehhhh. The dwindling numbers might say otherwise.

PyroMessiah865d ago

Actually Xbox live usage says otherwise. Did you also know the metric that "compared to the competition those with an Xbox play a greater number of games for longer?" True story.

angh5d ago

Isn't steam much larger network, with more users, games, and for free?

RazzerRedux5d ago

lol....last time I checked the standard was created by PC gaming and it is still free.

PyroMessiah864d ago

I'm sorry but you don't know much of the history of online console gaming at least if you discount what Halo 2 and Xbox did for gaming in general.

RazzerRedux4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

I'm not discounting anything. Creating innovation and creating "the standard" are not the same thing. Innovations on the standards created for online gaming were happening before Xbox was even a thing. So maybe you should educate yourself on history cuz it didn't start with Xbox.

XxExacutionerxX3d ago

Standard wasnt created on pc because is was too difficult to connect with other gamers back in 2001. If you were experienced, yes you could. Xbox Live made that very easy to do for any casual person who had a ethernet boardband connection. Online gaming was more of an underground thing until Xbox Live made it more popular.
Yes its free and still is but free doesn't mean better.

PyroMessiah863d ago

@RazzerRedux maybe you need to learn how to read because I didn't say it started with Xbox.

Xbox Live was revolutionary for it's time though and leaps and bounds beyond what Sony and Nintendo were doing.

RazzerRedux3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

"I didn't say it started with Xbox"

lol....but you were yapping about Halo 2 which I never "discounted" at all. So who needs to learn to read?

"Xbox Live was revolutionary for it's time though and leaps and bounds beyond what Sony and Nintendo were doing."

And you need to learn how to read since I wasn't comparing Xbox Live to Sony or Nintendo at all, now was I?

PyroMessiah862d ago

@RazzerRedux

1. 'Yapping' (is that your fave word?) about Halo 2 doesn't equal saying "it started with Xbox"

2. Just because I mentioned Sony and Nintendo doesn't mean I was saying you were comparing them companies. I was.

Pointless having a conversation with someone who can't argue his point without making 0 sense and adding their own assumptions. Quit 'yapping' yourself mate. Obviously just on the site to pick fights.

RazzerRedux2d ago

"Just because I mentioned Sony and Nintendo doesn't mean I was saying you were comparing them companies. I was."

Yeah....you keep wanting to compare consoles despite the fact that I'm clearly talking about online PC gaming. You are butthurt that I'm not providing all the accolades to Xbox. You'll have to get over it.

Yeah, yapping is my favorite word to describe idiotic rambling. You yapp a lot.

PyroMessiah861d 22h ago

@RazzerRedux

Good luck thinking GameSpy was the standard hahaha. Yes comparing consoles because low and behold its a Xbox article which is a console. Incase you didn't notice.

PyroMessiah861d 17h ago (Edited 1d 17h ago )

@RazerRedux

Reread our conversation from the start you sound like a condescending douche tbf. Your post history is mostly full of you picking fights. Laters , got no time for people like you.

RazzerRedux1d 17h ago (Edited 1d 16h ago )

lol....why don't you turn that critical gaze of yours at your own post history, little one. You want to find a condescending douche? All you need is a mirror.

And if you "got no time" for me.....stop responding, Einstein. But apparently you've got plenty of time. And you came after me with your condescending bullshit, not the other way around. You don't think much, do you?

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Games1st4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Xbox Live created the standard of playing for online and destroying smaller online communities.

cell9894d ago

PC is equal or better and it’s free. PS plus had to come in before they started giving away games for free with gold. They really pushed for micro transactions “horse armor” and there’s 0 play mode without a paywall. Even games like fort nite lol

FITSniper4d ago

Really? I know on PS you can play Fortnite without PS+. Microsoft has allowed a few games though to go through it's network without Gold. FFXI on 360 did it.

ocelot074d ago

@FITSniper

@cell989 is correct free to play games on Xbox require a XBL Gold subscription.

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DARK_WOLF4d ago

Xbox has onljne problems almost every week it seems. Gone way downhill to the point PSN is much better in my experience. Not counting reduced speeds during covid lockdowns ofcourse.

RazzerRedux3d ago

"Standard wasnt created on pc because is was too difficult to connect with other gamers back in 2001. "

Nonsense. I played tons of hours of multiplayer in the 90s. I was playing on online gaming communities such as MPlayer and GameSpy before Xbox Live was ever even a thing.

PyroMessiah863d ago

Apart from it isn't nonsense, he's talking about 'the standard' and GameSpy was never 'the standard' Xbox live DID revolutionize online console gaming however. Total revionist history from you and others.

RazzerRedux3d ago

"Xbox live DID revolutionize online console gaming"

lol....hilarious that you yapped at me about "learn to read". He isn't talking about "online *console* gaming" at all. He is claiming the "standard" was created for ALL online gaming with Xbox Live. I never said GameSpy was the "standard". GameSpy, MPlayer, and others were tools that made online gaming easier on PC as he claimed it was "too difficult". If you want to yapp on about "revisionist history" then start there.

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