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Spaztic
04-04-2002, 11:48 AM
I found a interesting article I found it probably means nothing but it kinda raised my concern on the success on the xbox! I think alot of companys are out to get Microsoft! It is to bad if the xbox dosn't make it because it will drown out all innovation!

Microsoft CEO Rick Belluzo, the man responsible alongside J Allard for launching Xbox around the world, has, to the surprise of the games industry, throw in the metaphorical towel of gaming retirement and resigned from his post.

Belluzo, responsible for numerous other Microsoft initiatives including MSN Messenger, helped to ensure a successful Xbox US launch, as well as aided in the machine’s release in Europe, Australia and Japan.

No specific reason for his departure was given, although current industry speculation points the finger at the relatively poor performance of the console in Japan and Europe. Currently Japanese retailers are selling six times more GameCubes than Xboxes, and - rather more embarassingly, last week Xbox sold just 4000 units compared to PS2's 100,000.

While Belluzo will apparently remain at Microsoft until September in a bid to ease his successor into his role, it is uncertain whether there is anyone who can reverse the system's fortunes - in Japan at least. According to Makoto Suzuki at chuo Mitsui Asset Management Co., "Investors already think Xbox is irrelevant in the Japanese market. Sony is now the maker of choice among owners of home use game consoles."

We’ll bring you more as we get it.

Link 2 Article (http://www.gameswire.com/News.asp)

What do you all feel about this?

JJaX
04-04-2002, 11:50 AM
Bill gates hired a Hit on him. Now hes running away.

Run AwaY RuN aWaY!!!

http://a1482.g.akamai.net/7/1482/2597/0003/www.southparkstudios.com/img/content/news/756a.gif

WHo Wants To FighT!

Ninja Scroll
04-04-2002, 11:52 AM
The reason so many companies **cough**AOL Time Warner**cough** are out to get and try and destroy Microsofts empire is because they are the number 1 software company and everyone want to knock off the top dog.
I dont feel this will have any effects on the Xbox but you never know what happens behind da executive doors.
But no worries in my opinion.:)

Wu3000
04-04-2002, 11:55 AM
man he just wore out his welcome. he did what he could and now hes being replaced. sucks being apart of a reveloution and thengetting booted, oh well xbox lives on.
as long as bill stays itll be ok

wu

JJaX
04-04-2002, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Wu3000
man he just wore out his welcome. he did what he could and now hes being replaced. sucks being apart of a reveloution and thengetting booted, oh well xbox lives on.
as long as bill stays itll be ok

wu

Im sure he left onhis own terms....

l Maximus l
04-04-2002, 12:55 PM
It's just business. He was probably only interested in launching the XBox in those countries...and, now that it's done, he's probably looking for a new opportunity. I see this kind of stuff every single day. I'm a Partner for an Executive Recruiting Firm...this is quite common.

Will this effect the success of the XBox? Not at all....there's always someone better to take his role.

X-Factor
04-04-2002, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by Maximus
I'm a Partner for an Executive Recruiting FirmThen how the hell are you on XBA all time? I mean, everytime I get on here, you're on. Just doesn't seem like a partner for a Firm could spend half his life on XBA forums, you know?

JJaX
04-04-2002, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by X-Factor
Then how the hell are you on XBA all time? I mean, everytime I get on here, you're on. Just doesn't seem like a partner for a Firm could spend half his life on XBA forums, you know?

sitting at a desk in a home office with Iexplorer open isnt that difficult.

DZNUTZ
04-04-2002, 01:08 PM
maybe his position is the reason he CAN be on here often....its not like hes' bizy flipping burgers x-factor.

l Maximus l
04-04-2002, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by JJaX


sitting at a desk in a home office with Iexplorer open isnt that difficult.

Exactly the case. When I'm not recruiting candidates or sharing dialogue with my client companies, I drop a few posts in the forums. Believe it or not, I get a ton of work done...it's all about time management :)

JJaX
04-04-2002, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by DZNUTZ
maybe his position is the reason he CAN be on here often....its not like hes' bizy flipping burgers x-factor.

Luckly at the Mickey D's i work at i got a Pentuim 4 at my terminal, So in between droppin Fries and taking orders im on XBA. :D

X-Factor
04-04-2002, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by Maximus


Exactly the case. When I'm not recruiting candidates or sharing dialogue with my client companies, I drop a few posts in the forums. Believe it or not, I get a ton of work done...it's all about time management :) Oh really, Max? You drop a few posts each day?? I just read your profile, Maxy, more like 26.02 posts a day...;)

Ninja Scroll
04-04-2002, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by Maximus


Will this effect the success of the XBox? Not at all....there's always someone better to take his role.


LIKE ME!? :D

l Maximus l
04-04-2002, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by X-Factor
Oh really, Max? You drop a few posts each day?? I just read your profile, Maxy, more like 26.02 posts a day...;)

A few posts in between calls ;) Hey, 26 posts per day isn't all that impressive considering that I'm here for 9 hours every day!!! :D

Ninja Scroll
04-04-2002, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by X-Factor
Oh really, Max? You drop a few posts each day?? I just read your profile, Maxy, more like 26.02 posts a day...;)

LMAO!!! Good one X-Factor! waximus has more time on his hands at work than Ninja does!:D

Ninja Scroll
04-04-2002, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by Maximus


A few posts in between calls ;) Hey, 26 posts per day isn't all that impressive considering that I'm here for 9 hours every day!!! :D



Yeah right!:rolleyes: You must be on lunch break 8 & a half of those hours junior!:D

JJaX
04-04-2002, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by Ninja Scroll




Yeah right!:rolleyes: You must be on lunch break 8 & a half of those hours junior!:D

Actually he's looking for Snuff Porno on the net.

(8mm)

l Maximus l
04-04-2002, 01:34 PM
Okay okay okay....let's stop bashing "Maximus" now. Trust me, I get A LOT of work done. :)

Crazy Joe
04-04-2002, 01:35 PM
I am sure someone else capable of the position will take this guys place. We shouldn't have too much to worry about.

And JJax, that snuff thing took it to the next level man. Max, take his ass out!!

JJaX
04-04-2002, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by Gortholomew
I am sure someone else capable of the position will take this guys place. We shouldn't have too much to worry about.

And JJax, that snuff thing took it to the next level man. Max, take his ass out!!

BWHAHAHAAH he knows im joking!!

Fact: The machine from 8mm is based on Maximus!

BawhahhaAHAh

l Maximus l
04-04-2002, 01:40 PM
JJaX...you might want to keep it down, man...otherwise I will have to toss you on the burning tables again :D

DZNUTZ
04-04-2002, 01:49 PM
-dznutz walks up and takes the kick me sign off max's back-
from MVM(most valuable member) to punching bag in a matter of weeks.....what is this?....the rebutle to the maximus appreciation thread?

JJaX
04-04-2002, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by Maximus
JJaX...you might want to keep it down, man...otherwise I will have to toss you on the burning tables again :D

Please Homey, Thats you gettin powerbombed in my Siggy.....

Your not match!

*JJaX Flexes*

l Maximus l
04-04-2002, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by JJaX
Your not match!


!?!? :confused: ?!?!

I think that dive into the tables knocked a few screws loose ;)

Ninja Scroll
04-04-2002, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by Maximus
JJaX...you might want to keep it down, man...otherwise I will have to toss you on the burning tables again :D

You hear dat Jjax, you better get off of waxy cause he just said he's gonna get you on a table and toss your salad!!!!:confused:


ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!:D

Waximus, you sick freak you!:o

JJaX
04-04-2002, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by Ninja Scroll


You hear dat Jjax, you better get off of waxy cause he just said he's gonna get you on a table and toss your salad!!!!:confused:


ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!:D

Waximus, you sick freak you!:o

**JJaX Round houses Ninja**

That should knock your sick fantasys out of your head...... :D