Another one bites the dust...Steve Ballmer to retire in 12 months

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2 years ago#1
First Don Mattrick now steve hmmmmm


http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/08/23/microsoft-ballmer-to-retire/2691449/
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2 years ago#2
He has essentially nothing to do with the Xbox brand.
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2 years ago#3
SunDevil77 posted...
He has essentially nothing to do with the Xbox brand.


Um..... No?

Decisions like the DRM nonsense and the product as a whole don't go without his approval. He might be the CEO with a lot of choices to make but he also has the say on things that are major like that.
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2 years ago#4
SunDevil77 posted...
He has essentially nothing to do with the Xbox brand.


Sure he doesn't and this was before Julie-Larson Green was selected by Ballmer

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/125613-Microsoft-CEO-Steve-Ballmer-Takes-Control-Of-Xbox-Division

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/07/24/julie-larson-green-and-the-misogyny-of-gaming.html
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2 years ago#5
SunDevil77 posted...
He has essentially nothing to do with the Xbox brand.


He's the CEO head of anything M$ stop lying to yourself. You don't sleep? how you manage to get first post on nearly every topic? keep hitting that refresh button gonna go play last of us and come back in 12 hours to see what you have to say.
2 years ago#6
SunDevil77 posted...
He has essentially nothing to do with the Xbox brand.


Not saying the xbox issues are the sole reason for this. Thing is everything has to be run by him for some sort of approval. Any CEO worth their salt is not going to just let a division have free reign on spending 1 billion how ever they please.

But again I don`t feel this is solely related to the xbox either more the whole thing from Windows 8 to the Surface not being received well.
2 years ago#7
L96A1BOSS posted...
SunDevil77 posted...
He has essentially nothing to do with the Xbox brand.


He's the CEO head of anything M$ stop lying to yourself. You don't sleep? how you manage to get first post on nearly every topic? keep hitting that refresh button gonna go play last of us and come back in 12 hours to see what you have to say.


I think you need to get out, son.

And you guys are misunderstanding what I meant. He may pick the people that work on the Xbox, but he doesn't directly do anything for it.
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2 years ago#8
tokenblackguy23 posted...

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/125613-Microsoft-CEO-Steve-Ballmer-Takes-Control-Of-Xbox-Division


Okay, that was what...a month?
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2 years ago#9
Don Mattrick was forced out after E3. Steve Ballmer is almost 60 and has made billions of dollars. Him retiring has nothing to do with the Xbox One.
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2 years ago#10
SunDevil77 posted...
tokenblackguy23 posted...

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/125613-Microsoft-CEO-Steve-Ballmer-Takes-Control-Of-Xbox-Division


Okay, that was what...a month?



Yes but do we really need to count the number of 180's Microsoft performed within a month? I have my Xbox One pre-ordered with 9 games paid off but for Microsoft to announce two big fish especially your CEO is considered breaking news.
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