Mini-Microsoft Cutting Room Floor

Monday, October 15, 2007

Lame piece of crap - New comment on Win-Win-Win-Win!.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Win-Win-Win-Win!":

>"bungie loves a certain kind of audience, and that audience tends to love -- or at leat own -- the 360. they likely don't give a rat's ass about you as a customer at this point."

I was using myself as a reference to one of millions like me who would buy . . .

But I think anybody in gaming understands that the 360 ecosystem is a significant and important one, aka competitions, gaming houses, Xbox live and on and on. So thats a full time job keeping the ecosystem fed. That is easy to understand even by me and I won't be buying a 360 ever.

But Dude, here's the deal: The Xbox is one piece of hardware, and a really really crappy one at that--don't even try to refute its record as a lame piece of crap hardware.

It would be like trying to force all the Indy 500 drivers to use one car built by the same manufacturer, but the car is so poorly designed it breaks down every five laps and the manufacturer is so inept that it gives the cars away at a loss thinking they will make back their money selling popcorn to the crowd.
But the cars do go fast.

Pretty boring stuff, suffocating to those who love to mod and build their own systems using the latest processor or graphics card. But if dad is trying to get his kid in the race, I am sure just buying one off the shelf solves the problem.

As for the Bungie coders, I doubt very very seriously they have any real interest in pegging themselves forever to that kind of incompetence. However if the console makers were driven to make products that all games would work on, say by some kind of governing ruleset for gaming competitions, then it would be an exciting and positive thing for gamers. Right now, its just luser hype.

(Just plain rubbed me the wrong way. I guess I must be grumpy.)


  • Talk about slimming down the company, why is HR so hush-hush about the CIO (Stuart Scott)going bye bye.

    Scott, for those who don't know, grew the IT org and turned a process heavy place into corp driven concrete. He brought in tons of process nazi’s from the outside (i.e. GE) and came up with the idea of “Solution Delivery” instead of product management as well as a hell of a huge marketing budget. In fact the VP leading that was brought in as a GM, and 3 months later she was a VP--- I smell a rat!

    Scott was slowly building a small empire of VP’s and GM’s who don’t really do much but slow the product groups down and now he’s gone, but no one will admit he’s gone, but he is. My team had several meetings in his building in the last few weeks and his directs (former directs?) all look scared as hell.

    LisaB-- do the right thing and let us know what the hell is going on as we rely on those IT folks, even if it is a crapload of bureaucratic nonesense..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 at 11:47 AM  

  • Well it's official. Scott is out as of Last Friday. The email we got from Kevin Turner, COO, called out: "that Stuart Scott’s employment with Microsoft has been terminated after an investigation for violation of company policies. "

    Gossip rules.It appears he had a fling with a former admin, who was suddenly promoted to Business Manager. He also had (according to gossip) a fling with a GM who after 3 months at MSFT was promoted to Vice President.

    A month ago one of them moved to the mid-west as she filed a harrasment suit. The other has been pushed aside and is more than likely weighing options.

    I wonder if his process Nazi's will let us get back to building sofware!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 6, 2007 at 7:45 PM  

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