Monday, June 23, 2003

Microsoft Games Vice President Calls the Kettle Black

Microsoft Games Vice President Calls the Kettle Black
: "Peter Moore, the Microsoft corporate vice president responsible for Xbox, was speaking at a gaming summit in London this week when he suddenly unleashed a scathing attack on Nintendo's product strategy, concentrating especially on its best-selling GameBoy device. '[Handheld gaming] is a very solitary, time-killing activity,' he said, noting that Microsoft had no plans to enter this market. 'We believe that the future is the social element of gaming, and that's going to be done through a console, not through a handheld gaming device.' And who would know more about the gaming market than the man who loses $50 on every game machine he sells? After all, the Xbox isn't raking in the big bucks that the GameBoy is. Furthermore, someone should point out to Moore that gaming is the fastest-growing nonphone application for cell phones. Someone should force this guy to spend interminable hours alone on a plane, train, or bus. "

Yeah, MS will focus exclusively on multi-player, time-killing game activities, but apparently not any place/time/device...
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