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Microsoft has promoted executive Don Mattrick to "president" of its Interactive Entertainment Business, which includes the company's Xbox business, as well as its PC and mobile gaming efforts. Previously, Mattrick was labeled a "senior vice president," though his responsibilities have not appeared t...

October 1st 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Xbox department head Robbie Bach and "Chief Experience Officer" J Allard (considered by some to be the father of the Xbox) will be ending employment with Microsoft this fall, according to an internal memo sent from company head Steve Ballmer and acquired by TechFlash. Allard will stay on in some fo...

May 25th 2010 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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A quick public service announcement to any and all tipsters sending us links to Don Mattrick's official Twitter account: It's fake. Sure, it would have been nice to reveal new Halo: Reach related details, but the only news out of the Twitter account is that there is no news at all. Really, we're n...

June 27th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Much has been said and written of the coming marriage of gaming consoles and MMOs, but like all lengthy engagements, if it drags on too long people begin to doubt it'll ever happen. When we do hear industry rumblings of a massively multiplayer online game coming to a console, it's generally about Pl...

May 1st 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Don Mattrick, head of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division, and Victor Lucas, creator and co-host of The Electric Playground will give a keynote address at GDC Canada this year. The keynote is entitled "The Evolution of the Canadian Game Industry: A Conversation with Don Mattrick" and will...

February 24th 2009 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Is the Xbox 360 vessel struggling to stay afloat in the murky waters of the console race? Well, not quite, but Microsoft bigwig Don Mattrick doesn't sound convinced that his company will reclaim first place from the Wii. "I'm not at a point where I can say we're going to beat Nintendo," he told Bus...

September 5th 2008 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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OK, fanboys, before you hit that spittle-flecked "post comment" button after just reading that inflammatory headline question, hear us out. We're not just idly speculating here -- we're basing our query on an unusually frank quote from Microsoft Senior Vice President of Interactive Entertainment Bu...

September 5th 2008 at 3:50pm 0 Comments
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It's a case of "he said, he said" in the latest chapter of Bungiegate. This time around, the news centers on a comment made by Xbox senior VP Don Mattrick regarding Bungie president Harold Ryan's reaction to being told his company's new Halo game announcement was being struck from Microsoft's pre-E...

July 24th 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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The saga of Bungie v. Microsoft in The Case of the Missing Haloes continues. The L.A. Times spoke with Xbox senior VP Don Mattrick regarding the omission of Bungie's announcement from its Monday press conference. Mattrick told the writers that Microsoft decided to nix the reveal during the show to "...

July 17th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Maybe all the drama revolving the Bungie announcement and subsequent postponement wasn't worth the headache.In an interview with MTV Multiplayer blog Microsoft's head of Xbox Don Mattrick confirmed that Bungie is working on a new Halo title. Mattrick told MTV that Bungie's next title wasn't reveale...

July 16th 2008 at 6:02am 0 Comments