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  • Microsoft changes Kinect Christmas forecast from 3 million to 5 million

    Microsoft has looked ahead to Christmas and has decided it will see 5 million Kinect units instead of the previously forecasted 3 million.

  • Kinect will sell for a profit, says Mattrick

    No loss-leading here.

  • Wired chronicles the “inside story” of Kinect from birth to impending release

    Kinect has been given its own biography of sorts, which chronicles the very beginnings of the idea for the tech and onward to its impending release.

  • Don Mattrick promoted to president of Interactive Entertainment at Microsoft

    Microsoft’s announced Don Mattrick as the new president of its Interactive Entertainment group.

  • Watch the moment 360 Slim gets revealed, Don Mattrick turns into Oprah

    If by some chance you missed the end of Microsoft’s press conference, needless to say there was a whole bunch of WTFs and more as Xbox 360 Slim was announced, don’t worry: we have you covered. Hit the break.

  • Report – Robbie Bach to leave Microsoft alongside J Allard [Update]

    Update: It’s official. Bach and Allard are to leave the company. Original: Kotaku‘s reporting that Robbie Bach, president of entertainment and devices of Microsoft, as well as one of the fathers of Xbox, will leave Microsoft this fall.

  • CES: New Project Natal video released

    Microsoft put out brand new Natal video at CES last night.

  • Spielberg ‘throws away’ current work to focus on ‘heart-breaking’ Natal

    Steven Spielberg has told the BBC that everything he’s working on with EA is now in the bin. Why? Because now he’s got Natal. “I’m currently making videogames through EA, and right now I’m so excited to be able to write for [Natal],” he said, talking alongside MS entertainment boss Don Mattrick after the Microsoft […]

  • Xbox 360 hits 30 million globally, 20 million “active” on Live

    Microsoft has confirmed the 30 million global unit milestone for Xbox 360. The company also said today that more than 20 million people are now actively using Xbox Live. “We’ve always been confident that Xbox 360 offers more entertainment value than any other console on the market, and these latest numbers show that consumers agree,” […]

  • BigPark acquired by Microsoft for game studios division

    Microsoft has announced its to acquire BigPark Inc, a company comprised of industry vets Wil Mozell, Erik Kiss, Hanno Lemke and Don Mattrick who created or had large roles in both Distinctive Software and EA Canada. BigPark’s founding team has over 80 years of collective experience in the game industry, having produced or overseen titles […]

  • 360 already has “memorable” MMO “experiences,” says MS

    Microsoft has responded to claims from Bill Roper that Don Mattrick isn’t a “fan” of the MMO genre by saying 360 is already creating “memorable” MMO experiences for its 17 million Live members. Cryptic design boss Roper told VG247 yesterday that he thought it unlikely Microsoft would announce a first-party MMO for 360 at E3, […]

  • First-party 360 MMO reveal unlikely for E3, says Roper

    Don Mattrick is unlikely to announce a Microsoft MMO for 360 at E3, Cryptic design director Bill Roper told VG247 in a phone interview today, as the Xbox boss isn’t a fan of the genre and doesn’t have the infrastructure to support a perpetual online 360 product. “I actually would be a little surprised,” he […]

  • Big three puff chests for E3, MS to “completely transform how people think about home entertainment”

    It’s so on. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have all said in this ESA press release that this year’s E3 is going to be a whopper, with Microsoft’s Don Mattrick saying the company’s showing this year is going to change the way people think of home entertainment. Forever. “Microsoft is gearing up for a big presence […]

  • Don Mattrick to keynote first GDC Canada

    Xbox super-boss Don Mattrick will keynote GDC Canada on May 12 in Vancouver, organiser Think Services confirmed today. His time on stage will focus on the Canadian games industry and how it’s evolving. “While it’s one thing to discuss the thriving game development field in Canada, it’s another thing entirely to have shaped the transformation […]

  • December NPD: 360 surpasses 28 million sold worldwide, says Microsoft

    Following December’s NPD results, Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox 360 has now sold 28 million units worldwide which the company says puts it ahead of the PlayStation 3 by 8 million units. “Our goal for 2008 was to reach new audiences by bringing ground-breaking games and entertainment to Xbox 360,” said Don Mattrick, Microsoft’s […]

  • Microsoft heralds NXE’s imminent “new era of entertainment”

    With the launch of New Xbox Experience tomorrow, Microsoft’s press released what it claims to be a “new era of entertainment” akin to the launch of the colour television. We’re about to enter a “bold new future,” apparently, one in which people can stream HD movies and “every experience is shared with friends and families, […]

  • Don Mattrick: I invented Avatars

    In an interview with OXM, Xbox boss Don Mattrick has claimed that he personally invented the concept of Avatars. In 1991. The section from the chat in full: DM: I’m claiming to have invented avatars! I did 4D Sports Boxing! Do you know what 4D Boxing was? Hey, you should be writing this! That was […]

  • Mattrick: “I’m not at a point where I can say we’re going to beat Nintendo”

    Speaking to BusinessWeek in the wake of yesterday’s US 360 price cuts, Xbox head Don Mattrick has conceded his console war probably involves coming second. “I’m not at a point where I can say we’re going to beat Nintendo,” he said, reiterating, “We will sell more consoles this generation than Sony.” There’s more through there, […]

  • Mattrick on 360 life-span: “There’s a lot of runway ahead”

    Speaking to Edge, Xbox boss Don Mattrick has yet again hinted that we’re going to be playing Xbox 360 for years to come, using the phrase “longer cycle” to describe the machine’s longevity and saying “there’s a lot of runway ahead” for the machine. “We’re seeing record levels of industry growth and success for our […]

  • Bungie president “certainly didn’t agree” with decision to postpone Halo E3 reveal

    Oh, fucking hell. Bungie’s Harold Ryan’s told Eurogamer that Don Mattrick’s idea that Bungie wasn’t miffed at being pulled from the Microsoft E3 conference is a load of bollocks. “Keeping things clean, I certainly didn’t agree with the decision to delay our news until sometime after E3,” said the developer’s boss. “Bungie is always concerned […]

  • Microsoft’s Mattrick: When I said we’d win, I meant it

    Speaking to Eurogamer at E3, Xbox boss Don Mattrick reiterated in capital letters his claim that Xbox 360 will win this console generation against PS3. “Yes, absolutely,” he said when asked if he meant 360 would beat PS3 on a global level. “It gets boring getting asked the same question from different people all the […]

  • Hirai calls out Mattrick on E3 generation win claim

    Speaking to MCV at E3, Sony boss Kaz Hirai’s questioned Xbox head Don Mattrick’s claim that Xbox 360 will outsell PS3 this generation, saying the American exec needs to clarify the statement. “The key word there is this ‘lifecycle’ or ‘this generation’,” said Hirai. “As you probably know, we’re working on a ten-year lifecycle, we’ve […]

  • Bungie laughed when Microsoft pulled E3 Halo reveal, says Mattrick

    Speaking to Eurogamer at E3, Xbox boss Don Mattrick said that Bungie head Harold Ryan laughed off the decision to not announce the developer’s new Halo game in the Xbox 360 press conference. “Sure they’re disappointed. Any software creator would be disappointed,” said Mattrick. “Harold just laughed and he said, ‘Boy, just a sign of […]

  • Hirai: We don’t do the consumer a disservice by ditching old consoles

    Kaz Harai has taken a side-swipe at Nintendo and Microsoft by saying they’ve done the consumer a disservice by getting rid of both GameCube and Xbox as soon as they released their next consoles. When asked who was winning the console wars by Eurogamer Hirai said: “I think that ‘winning’ and ‘won’ are two different […]

  • Mattrick: Live is a staggering accomplishment

    Speaking with GI at E3 yesterday, Xbox boss Don Mattrick said just how important its Live service is to the success and appeal of 360. “I think that being the company to build a gaming community, to do it globally, to have all the functionality that we have inside of that, is a pretty staggering […]

  • Bungie Halo game saved for more “dedicated event”

    Xbox boss Don Mattrick confirmed today that the expected Bungie Halo game announcement for E3 was stopped by Microsoft as the firm want to hold a solus event for the reveal. “We had an embarrassment of riches,” he said, talking of the firm’s E3 conference. “We felt we could do this game more justice with […]

  • New Halo game confirmed

    Xbox head of Business, Don Mattrick, has confirmed to MTV that Bungie’s new title is indeed a new Halo game. No direct quote is given, strangely, but Mattrick did apparently say that this is not the Peter Jackson venture: so it’s something completely new. This is rather at odds with the decision that Microsoft took […]

  • Mattrick: We will sell more consoles this generation than Sony

    Keynoting at this year’s Microfot E3 conference, Don Mattrick, MS senior vice president, announced that he was confident that the Xbox 360 will “outsell the PlayStation 3 this generation.” The announcement was made as he boasted that Xbox owners have spent over $1 billion on content and how 360 software outsold both Playstation 3 and […]

  • Microsoft claims 10 million US 360 sales, 12 million Live subs

    Microsoft has issued a statement saying 360 has hit 10 million sales in the US and, as a result, is likely to “win” this hardware generation. “History has shown us that the first company to reach 10 million in console sales wins the generation battle,” said senior Microsoft exec Don Mattrick. The firm also confirmed […]

  • Major Nelson clarifies Mattrick GTA comments

    Just to wrap up yesterday morning’s excitement, Major Nelson has added to Rockstar’s comment about the fact multiplay will be included in both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Grand Theft Auto IV. “In case there was any confusion about what Don Mattrick said being unique to Xbox 360 for GTA IV, he was […]