Don Mattrick first in what should be long line of Xbox Exec’s to bite the dust

DonMattrick4Well, that was fast. Don Mattrick the (former) President of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business division has been announced as the new CEO of Zynga. Congrats, I guess.  Mr. Mattrick was the genius behind telling anyone who didn’t have an internet connection to play on the new Xbox One to buy a 360.  He, and his cohorts had lots of these little gems spread out over what is known as the Dark Times at Microsoft, otherwise known as E3 2013. We all knew we would start to see some of these guys lose their jobs, I just didn’t expect it to be someone so high up and honestly so quickly. The Xbox One hasn’t even come out yet, but it looks like Microsoft didn’t want to wait until the end of this year before gently showing these guys the door. Thanks for the single greatest screw up in console history Don, you will be remembered.  Now, if I could only find where they buried all those Atari 2600 E.T. games….

 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/zynga-names-don-mattrick-chief-200000713.html

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