Microsoft’s mistake

apparently, Microsoft passed on a pitch that Nintendo would pick up… forever changing the course of history and gaming

 

“Through my business connections, the first games person I got in touch with was [current Microsoft CEO] Steve Ballmer. I pitched this motion control device to him and he loved it. He set me up with the Xbox team in Redmond [Washington] for a second pitch and I remember how incredibly excited I was about it. Things were happening so fast.

“But the meeting went terribly. The attitude I got from them was that if they wanted to do motion control, they would do it themselves and make a better job of it. I mean, they were just rude. In fact, the meeting went so terribly that one of the executives came over to me afterwards and apologised on behalf of others. I remember him saying how this was not how Microsoft should be engaging with potential partners.”

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About Kenley Hall

Comic book writer, game journalist, and aspiring game developer. This handsome fellow is the geek of all trades. He loves comic books, manga, anime, sci-fi, fantasy, video games and everything inbetween. And is the founder of Journey Comics, and World 1 Level 1

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