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Exec overhaul complete as more bosses leave Zynga

Zynga’s senior VP of mobile Travis Boatman, head of acquisitions Terence Fung and studio president Steve Chiang have all left the company. As reported byVenturebeat, the departures mark a complete shake-up of the management team since theappointment of Don Mattrick as CEOnearly a year ago. Fung has now joined mobile …

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EA "back to square one" in CEO search after Mattrick’s Zynga switch

Michael Pachter has claimed that recently departed Xbox boss Don Mattrick was the No.1 choice for the vacant CEO role at EA. Mattrick’s decision to join Zynga, then, has left EA in what can technically be described as a pickle”. "Now that Mr. Mattrick has taken the job at Zynga, …

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Mattrick could pocket $50m from Zynga switch

Former Xbox boss Don Mattrick could earn in the region of $50m from new employer Zynga. Reuters reports that the exec will in his first year receive a base salary of $1m as well as a joining on cash bonus of $5m and a $2m 2012 bonus – the latter …

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Zynga snares Xbox boss Mattrick as CEO

Zynga has confirmed that it has hired Xbox boss Don Mattrick as its new CEO. Mattrick joins the firm next week on Monday, July 8th. He takes the CEO role from Mark Pincus, the founder of Zynga – but Pincus (pictured above right with Mattrick) will remain deeply involved in …

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Mattrick: Xbox one is "over-delivering value"

Xbox boss Don Mattrick has argued that, even at 429, the Xbox One is over-delivering value”. "It’s a lower number than some of the analysts had forecasted," Mattrick told Bloomberg TV (as spotted by Joystiq) of the machine’s RRP. "We’re over-delivering value against other choices, I think, consumers can get. …

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"We have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity, it’s called Xbox 360"

The public reaction to Xbox One’s online requirements is not realistic, Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business boss Don Mattrick has argued. Speaking in a video interview with Gametrailers (as transcribed by Spong) an somewhat flustered looking Mattrick cautiously argued that the online reaction had been unrealistic. "The average internet connection is …

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Microsoft: "If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards"

Clearly unsatisfied with the amount of negative press it has already attracted in the last 48 hours, Microsoft has moved to increase it. Presumably that wasn’t Don Mattrick’s intention when he told The Wall Street Journal that if you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards” but then how could he have …

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Microsoft wont ditch the joypad

The industry’s move to embrace motion control does not mean the end of the traditional joypad, Microsoft has asserted. E3 was defined by both Sony and Microsoft’s demonstrations of their new motion-based control options, but neither firm looks set to follow the Wii and ditch the joypad as their primary …

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Mattrick: I cant say were going to beat Nintendo

Following the Xbox 360 price drops announced by Microsoft for both Japan and North America , the firm’s VP of Interactive Entertainment Business Don Mattrick has spoken of his console’s chances of besting the competition this generation. Speaking to BusinessWeek, Mattrick admitted I’m not at a point where I can …

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Microsoft: Rivals have been slacking off

Don Mattrick has told MCV he is confident that Microsoft ‘won’ E3 this year – and has even accused Sony and Nintendo of slacking off over the past year. In assessing his rivals’ E3 conferences, he said: I think we got more than 12 months’ work done, and others went …

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