Father of XBox leaves Microsoft

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  1. Kelley_B

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    XBox's XBox technology officer has left Microsoft. This man was considered the person at Microsoft that made gamers believe in the XBox. You can read more about it in this article:
    http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103-888312.html
     
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    Wait 'til the fanboys get their teeth into this one... [​IMG]
    Anybody want to venture a guess as to what Blakley is gonna do with this new business venture?
    Jason
     
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    it seems to be a fine tradition at video game companies for this to happen within a year of a consoles release. Anyone remember Bernie Stolar at Sega?
     
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    Fanboy or not, I don't know how anyone could put a positive spin on this. It suggests a severe lack of internal confidence about the X-box's future. Sure, the console has taken a royal thumping overseas, but there's a number of interesting titles in development that may reverse the situation.
     
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    This isn't bad news - I just had my guess confirmed.
     
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    Gary, could you elaborate on that? You've made me curious...
     
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    Trespasser 2 coming to the Xbox, Gary? [​IMG]
     
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    Its sad news as Mr. Blackely always seemed a very positive person when I read his interviews. I wish him luck in his future ventures whatever they may be.
    As for the fanboys. Ken Lobb was a significant figure at Nintendo. When he left for Microsoft land I remember reading various forums proclaiming everything from the Gamecube going bye bye to interest in the Cube waning because of Lobb's departure. BAH! HOGWASH! Same thing will happen with this situation. I honestly don't care what the supposed "fanboys" think. Anyone who really has a vested interest in seeing any gaming machine die can for lack of a better phrase "Kiss my ARSE".
    "How do you like dem apples?" -Good Will hunting [​IMG]
     
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    Wouldn't it be funny if he joined Nintendo? This would totally offset the Lobb thing.
     
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    BrianB,
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    That was funny. I was about to write something similar (although not that clever.)
    Don't get me wrong, I love my Xbox, and I believe Mr.Blackley is probably a very competent guy. I just remember shelling out $50 for Trespasser back in the day. . .
    Talk about a development team that couldn't see the forest for the trees. "State-of-the-art physics!" they said. They left out the fact that it was coupled to one of the worst engines EVER and mind-numbingly boring gameplay.
     
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    To be honest, this is hardly /that/ big a deal, especially since I expect his new venture will be a software house dedicated to XBox games.
     
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    Wouldn't this be the RIGHT time for him to leave? I mean, he already did what he intended to do...oversaw the creation and design of the X-Box console. It's done, dusted, and on the shelves. Maybe he's just bored now and ready to move on to something more exciting...
     
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    BrianB,
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    That was funny. I was about to write something similar (although not that clever.)
    Don't get me wrong, I love my Xbox, and I believe Mr.Blackley is probably a very competent guy. I just remember shelling out $50 for Trespasser back in the day. . .
    Talk about a development team that couldn't see the forest for the trees. "State-of-the-art physics!" they said. They left out the fact that it was coupled to one of the worst engines EVER and mind-numbingly boring gameplay.
     
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    Well, apparently Seamus decided to discuss his future plans today on Gamespot.

    He's creating a new game house for Xbox games.
     
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    Looks like he got what he wanted, plenty of publicity.

    Let's hope he does come up with some good games.
     
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    Trespasser?
     
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