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  • Every EA game to have "online component" in FY11

    Don’t have the internet? Captain EA says you’re a fool, sucker. Every game the publisher brings to market in its next financial year will have connected functionality, the firm said last night.

    11 years ago
  • EA confirms EA Sports Active release for "multiple platforms"

    EA’s confirmed its bringing EA Sports Active off Wii and onto other hardware this Christmas.

    11 years ago
  • John Schappert leaves Microsoft, goes back to Electronic Arts

    John Schappert has left Microsoft to return to EA as its new COO, beginning July 14.Replacing John Pleasants, who left EA to pursue other interests, Schappert began his stint at the company as a software engineer in 1991 before moving on to Microsoft, where he is credited with the launch of Xbox 360’s online services […]

    12 years ago
  • Schappert: We've got the best games and all the franchises on Xbox 360

    Corporate vice president of Xbox Live, John Schappert has told the BBC that now the Metal Gear franchise is heading to Xbox 360, the company now has “all the franchises” and “the best games.”“The Metal Gear Solid franchise was the last franchise that we were really truly looking to get on board,” he said“We’ve got […]

    12 years ago
  • Live provides alternative way to market for smaller games, says Schappert

    Speaking to MCV, Xbox Live boss John Schappert has said that New Xbox Experience will offer up a retail space that traditional brick and mortar sellers can’t provide.“There are games coming that would not get the space at retail, and that’s a big part of why we’re refreshing the system,” he said.“We want to widen […]

    12 years ago
  • Schappert: 360 has the power to run MGS4

    Scooparama. MCV’s posted a quote from Xbox Live boss John Schappert saying 360 has enough grunt to handle MGS4.“I can’t speak on behalf of Konami, but I can shed more light on the fact that we definitely have the power to run MGS4,” he said.“I’m certainly in the fan club that would love to see […]

    12 years ago
  • Hirai - We're not "recession-proof"

    Speaking to the Wall Street Journal at TGS, PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai has issued a note of caution to recent quotes saying the games trade will easily ride the wave of global recession, but has said it will be more resilient than standard manufacturing industries.“I wouldn’t go so far as to say we’re recession-proof, but […]

    12 years ago
  • TGS: XBLA de-listing deferred, says Schappert

    According to this IGN story, Xbox Live boss John Schappert said at TGS today that there aren’t any plans to remove badly performing titles from Live itself.If you recall, Microsoft said in May that XBLA games that were either selling poorly or had received bad review scores would be removed from Live.“We have no immediate […]

    12 years ago
  • "I don't know" when GTA IV DLC is out, says Xbox Live boss

    Oh dear. Xbox Live boss John Schappert, speaking to Eurogamer in Tokyo, has claimed that the release date for GTA IV’s DLC is a mystery to him.“Frankly, I don’t know,” he said. “Rockstar are the people to ask for that.”Yeah. Supposed to be autumn, isn’t it?“I hope as a gamer, just like I’m sure you […]

    12 years ago
  • TGS: "Riled" Schappert goes on offensive against "innovation criticism"

    Xbox Live boss John Schappert has reacted sternly to accusations that Microsoft is a follower as opposed to a leader in the console innovation space, saying he finds the notion “ironic” and that he gets “riled” by the idea.“The innovation criticism is almost ironic to me,” he told Eurogamer. “You’ve got the Xbox, which is […]

    12 years ago
  • Microsoft raising Xbox 360 forecasts in Japan

    Speaking to Reuters in Tokyo today, Xbox Live boss John Schappert has confirmed that Microsoft is raising its 360 hardware forecasts in Japan.“We’ve done better than we forecast. We are finding that we have a shortage of hardware,” he said.“We are raising our forecast” for Xbox 360 hardware shipments to Japan, he added, though he […]

    12 years ago
  • Xbox Live membership hits 14 million

    Microsoft just confirmed that Xbox Live membership has now hit 14 million.Xbox Live boss John Schappert confirmed the figure in his TGS keynote.Also confirmed tonight was the release of New Xbox Experience for November 19.For all the news from the keynote, hit this.

    12 years ago
  • Xbox 360 is the best platform for Japanese publishers, says Schappert

    Speaking at TGS08, Microsoft’s John Schappert has said that “Xbox 360 is the best platform for Japanese publishers.”On the subject of sales he added: “By the end of this holiday, we estimate total worldwide spending, on games developed in Japan, will top $1 billion dollars on Xbox 360.”More from the Microsoft keynote as it happens.By […]

    12 years ago
  • TGS08 - Microsoft keynote begins at 4.00am UK time

    Microsoft exec John Schappert is about to take to the stage at Tokyo Game Show to deliver his keynote. There’s about 15 minutes to go. We’ll be bringing you all the news as it happens. We’re expecting big bangs from the firm, including a first proper look at Bungie’s next Halo game. Don’t go changing.

    12 years ago
  • Microsoft's Schappert to keynote TGS

    According to this Destructoid piece, Microsoft’s John Schappert is to keynote TGS. From the story:The keynote will be hosted by Microsoft Corporate Vice President of LIVE, Software and Sales, John Schappert on Thursday, October 9 at noon. Called “A Canvas for the World,” Schappert will focus “at how Xbox 360 will bring more people together […]

    12 years ago
  • Microsoft’s letter to PC gamers is full of sunshine and rainbows

    You know what? The PC as a gaming platform is doing great! John Schappert, Microsoft’s VP of Live and Software Services, told us so in an open letter released today.And it’s no thanks to Steam or WoW or The Sims. No, Games For Windows, the proverbial lone soldier, has single-handedly revived the PC. Why no, […]

    13 years ago
  • GDC: 18 million 360s sold worldwide, says Schappert

    In this interview, Microsoft’s John Schappert has claimed that more than 18 million Xbox 360s have now been sold worldwide.“I think that we’ve sold 18 million, the last time I’ve checked,” he said. “18 million hardware units worldwide.”In a wide-ranging chat, Schappert also talks about the speed at which Microsoft has reached 10 million Live […]

    13 years ago
  • GDC: "Downloadable content has come of age", says Microsoft's John Schappert

    Speaking to videogaming247 after his Wednesday GDC keynote, John Schappert – “Corporate Vice President LIVE, Software and Services for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft” – said that he believes downloadable content is now an accepted part of the gamer experience, and a precursor to the advent of “community gaming”.“No, not in any way,” he […]

    13 years ago
  • GDC: Microsoft keynote round-up - all the news in one place

    In case you missed anything, or you weren’t hardcore enough to be watching videogaming news on the internet yesterday evening, here’s a round-up of everything Microsoft-related that happened during and after John Schappert’s keynote yesterday. Obviously, Gears of War 2 is the story of the show, now pegged with a November release date for Xbox […]

    13 years ago
  • GDC: Microsoft keynote audio online now

    Here. The whole thing’s been posted as a 72-minute MP3. Demand appears to be high at the moment, so don’t be surprised if you have to wait a while.

    13 years ago

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