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Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 14:06 GMT
Microsoft wanted to buy Sega at one point, according to former Microsoft exec and this week’s chief bean-spiller Joachim Kempin. Bill Gates clubbed the idea to death after he deemed that Sega lacked ‘muscle’ to help it defeat Sony in the console arms race.
Fri, Aug 05, 2011 | 13:45 BST
With the Xbox project finally greenlit, the Microsoft team prepared to show it to the world. Patrick Garratt tells the story of the GDC and CES Bill Gates reveals and why you were nearly playing the “Microsoft 11X”.
Fri, Jan 15, 2010 | 02:14 GMT
Rumors abounding for years state that at one time, Microsoft planned to buy SEGA. Being gamers, most of you have heard this rumor.
What you may not have heard, though, was that at one time, SEGA wanted its Dreamcast games to be compatible with the original Xbox.
Tue, Dec 01, 2009 | 08:35 GMT
Lawsuit legend Erik Estavillo – who recently decided to subpoena Winona Ryder and Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore in a WoW case – is now planning to subpoena Bill Gates in a RROD suit he filed earlier this month.
The subpoena instructs Gates to bring “documents pertaining to the true and relative number of actual Xbox 360 units that have been fixed by Microsoft over the past 3 years.”
Should be exciting. More on GP.
Wed, Jul 15, 2009 | 15:20 BST
Bill Gates has told CNET that Natal’s not just for Xbox 360 or games only, but for “media consumption as a whole”, which means it can be used with Windows as well.
“Both the Xbox guys and the Windows guys latched onto that and now even since they latched onto it the idea of how it can be used in the office is getting much more concrete, and is pretty exciting,” he said.
“Using your body to control devices makes a lot of sense. I think the value is as great for if you’re in the home, as you want to manage your movies, music, home system type stuff, it’s very cool there, and I think there’s incredible value as we use that in the office connected to a Windows PC.
“So Microsoft research and the product groups have a lot going on there, because you can use the cost reduction that will take place over the years to say, why shouldn’t that be in most office environments.”
Guess this means that, eventually, Sally receptionist will be virtually filing documents in the future.
Thu, May 08, 2008 | 11:01 BST
According to this Kotaku report, Microsoft’s Bill Gates reckons Xbox 360′s saving grace in Japan will be Live.
“Product share varies from country to country,” he said in a Mainichi story.
“In the US and the UK, the share [of Xbox 360] is high, but besides Japan, there are other areas we haven’t penetrated. From now on, I think the breakthrough’s going to be the online service, and you’ll be surprised if you look at that.”
We’re saying nothing.