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About Gamerscore Blog

This blog is written by employees of Microsoft. 

  • Tony Hynes (Bastelyon), Online Community Lead Mgr, Xbox Global Mktg
  • Cesar Menendez (cesarisok), Online Community Mgr, Xbox Global Mktg
  • John Porcaro (stalalem), Group Mgr, PR & Communications, Xbox Global Mktg
  • Michael Wolf, PR Manager, Xbox Live and Games for Windows, Xbox Global Mktg

Even though we do our best to make sure this information is accurate, the views and expressed by each employee are their own, and may not reflect the position of the company. 

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    If You Could Spend a Day With Robbie and Peter...

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    So what happens at a day-long Sales & Marketing Summit? Most of you can go ahead and take a snooze, but if you care… J The day started with Peter Moore kicking off the meeting to a room full of employees from around the world. In fact, I’d guess...
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    How Long is Too Long to Wait?

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    Interesting article by David Walker, at eHome Upgrade , called “ Could the Playstation 3 Kill Sony ?”. Some of the article is based on rumors and speculation (for that matter, isn't every article about the PS3?), but it poses some interesting questions...
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    Who Says All The Beautiful People are in PR?

    Kotaku, that's who. Jen sits two doors down the hall. Our team has its share of "beauties" to go with all us "geeks." “HOT” Mystery Gamer on Live Tonight “HOT” Mystery Gamer on Live Tonight --> TriXie says Microsoft has a “hot...
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    HED Cup All Stars

    Xbox and games employees from sales and marketing are at a planning meeting this week, to hear from the management and product teams as we prepare for next holiday (and beyond). To kick things off, we held our third annual worldwide soccer/football tournament...
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    Video Games Keep the Brain from. . . uh. . . I forget

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    The Globe and Mail recently posted an article that says playing Video Games, like being bilingual, protects young people against cognitive decline. The way it works: gamers are better than non-gamers at shutting out distractions to focus on a task. The...
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    Creating an Xbox Live Arcade Game

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    Brian Crecente at Rocky Mountain News (and of course, Kotaku ) does a quick, but interesting interview with Bizarre Creations , the creators of Geometry Wars (not to mention PGR3...). If you're curious about what it takes to build a game like GeoWars...
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    Studio Manager Chris Early on Casual Games

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    Vladimir Cole at Joystiq publishes an in-depth "Interview with Chris Early, Studio Manager for Microsoft Casual Games Group ." Definitely worth a read! From the interview, Chris explains his thoughts about what his studio is all about: "Our thought...
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    My Nephew Kevin Jumped In...

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    Just got an email from my nephew. He's been asking about the best way to get an Xbox 360. A lot of folks (even internally) have been using the tool on http://untitlednet.com . It worked for Kevin (gamertag= Pain Bringer 9 )... Great... One more entry...
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    Industry Execs Debate the Future of Online Games

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    Wednesday night, Peter Moore spoke at the Churchill Club. Brendan Sinclair from Gamespot was there to do a thorough report called " Industry Icons Get Connected ", and to take it a step further, Gamespot posts a video of the event. Worth watching! ...
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    Wait'll You See the Tetris Movie (Part Deux)

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    A while ago, I wrote about my love/need for narrative in video games . Not everyone agrees. For those somewhat unfamiliar with the topic, let me sum up. There are two schools of thought here: keep story in, or. . . wait for it. . . wait for it. . . ....
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    Moore at D.I.C.E.: Microsoft Must Drive PC Game Sales

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    Lots of coverage on the goings-on at DICE . I’m waiting for some more info from our folks down in Las Vegas. BTW, Jade Empire scored two of the Interactive Achievement Awards last night, for RPG of the Year, and Outstanding Character Performance, Female...
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    24 Xbox Marathon

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    With all of the excitement of Xbox 360, Xbox MVP Jonathan Cragle reminds us to not forget our roots. Jonathan will be hosting a 24 hour Xbox marathon starting at 2pm (PST) on Sunday February 12 th . He will be conducting this annual event with his original...
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    BusinessWeek on PS3 and Kutaragi

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    I just saw that BusinessWeek has posted a new story about Sony’s PS3 business, "This PlayStation May Play Too Much ", by Tokyo-based Kenji Hall. Accompanying the story is an article called " Can Sony's Kutaragi Score Big? ". The articles recognizes...
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    Peter Jackson Visits Bungie Studios

    Speaking of Bungie, I just saw this post on Bungie.net , your source for all things Halo. Peter Jackson came to visit the studio to check up on the upcoming Halo movie. Read Frankie's story , and see a photo of Peter and the Bungie crew...
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    Halo 2 Coming to Windows Vista

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    “Halo 2” is making its PC debut on the Windows Vista platform. The game will have both the single-player campaign and multiplayer experience of the original, as well as the additional maps offered in the “Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack.” Gamers will also...
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    Gears developer on Original Content

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    Our friend CliffyB , ( Gears of War game designer at Epic Games) jumps into the conversation as he blogs about whether gamers really want entirely original content. There seems to be a bit of a resurgence of classic games; and in this industry, sequels...
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    Peter Moore to Spotlight Games for Windows at DICE

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    On Friday, Peter Moore speaks at this week's DICE (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain). His topic? “ Microsoft, the Changing World of PC Games .” I’ll try to get hold of notes from the presentation. Kotaku points out that the show also features...
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    Xbox, Sony, TWN, and Ubisoft Execs on "The Era of Connected Gaming"

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    If you're in San Jose tomorrow, you might stop by an event held by the Churchill Club . Xbox boss Peter Moore is on a panel with Raph Koster, Chief Creative Officer at Sony Online Entertainment, along with Lars Buttler, CEO at TWN, and Laurent Detoc,...
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    Happy Sappy Delusion Syndrome

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    Lots of commentary today in forums, news sites, and blogs, on the comments made by Greg Canessa, reported as "trash talking". I'm probably just cranky because of the officials in yesterday's SuperBowl, but I feel a rant coming on... I have to admit...
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    J Allard at eg: Games Designed by Players

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    Yesterday J Allard joined Jon Stewart, Naomi Judd, Bill Nye, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quincy Jones, Will Wright, and a host of luminaries in the entertainment and technical worlds, at a conference called eg , the Entertainment Gathering . Cnet’s John Borland...
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    Bienvenidos a Xbox 360 en Mexico, Columbia

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    Una cosa que derrepente no saben es que yo naci en Peru. Bueno, queria traducir la informacion del evento, por Bastelyon . Para todos nuestros amigos que hablan espanol. En actualidad, Agustin lo escribio en espanol. Bueno, amigos, acqui tienen lo original...
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    Xbox 360 Launches in Mexico and Colombia!

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    To the joy of many of our Xbox fans down south, the Xbox 360 launched in Mexico and Colombia yesterday. There was a small yet lively launch party that took place at Condesa located in Mexico City . One of our Xbox MVPs " ACDBulls " was there to provide...
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    Rise of Legends website Goes Live

    If you're a fan of Rise of Nations , there's a new "official" site set up for the upcoming “ Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends ”, that will include backstories of the different races, game trailers, videos, screenshots and other stuff as we lead up to...
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    Welcome, Wilkommen, Bienvenido...

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    A shout out to some members of the Xbox dev team, who just started up a new blog . Like ours, I expect it to evolve as new members get accounts and make posts. So, who are these guys? Welcome to the Xbox Team blog! Now that Xbox 360 has been out...
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