Gates absolutely supports an Xbox Gaming spinoff

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By GaryOPA on May 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM
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    But division is 'not as obvious as you might think'

    Gates as second-largest shareholder of Microsoft, absolutely supports the new CEO if it wants to spinoff the 'Xbox' division, but he points out in his interview with Fox it is not as easy as you think

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    Bill Gates was very open on his thoughts of 'spinning' off the Xbox Gaming side of company he founded, as he gave an interview with Fox over the changes his company is going thru now as the new CEO takes his old Microsoft company into new directions and is working hard to rebuild their Empire in the ever-changing landscape of technology frontier.

    So what do you think, could Microsoft figure out a way to spinoff 'Xbox' gaming side of company while still keeping 'Windows PC and Mobile Gaming' intact, or would some all 'gaming type company be somehow created, and do you think the new CEO is actually thinking about this, as so far his own thoughts on Microsoft is that it should get back to its business roots and focus on new frontier called Cloud-Computing, so that might mean in long road ahead spinning off 'Xbox' would be in cards so that Microsoft can be totally 'Business/Cloud' focused.

    NEWS SOURCE: Gates would support Xbox spinoff, but division is 'not as obvious as you might think' (via) PolyGon
     

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      Xbox One is already cloud focused, so I don't see the incompatibility.
       
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      please remind me what "Windows PC and Mobile Gaming" they are talking about?

      the last MS game for PC i remember is Halo 2...
       
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      and now comes the 180 as ms deny it...

      source: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/...-separating-xbox-divison.html#~oDtxiLulh82tSB
       
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      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_games_published_by_Microsoft_Studios

      PC GAMES

      1990
      Microsoft Entertainment Pack

      1994
      Gahan Wilson's The Ultimate Haunted House
      Microsoft Space Simulator

      1995
      Hover!
      Microsoft Golf

      1996
      Close Combat
      Deadly Tide
      Fury3
      F! Zone
      Gex (now by Eidos)
      Hellbender
      Microsoft Flight Simulator '95
      Microsoft Beyond the Limit: Ultimate Climb
      Microsoft Chess
      Microsoft Golf Version 3.0
      Microsoft Soccer
      Monster Truck Madness
      Nickelodeon 3D Movie Maker
      The Neverhood Chronicles (distribution only)

      1997
      Age of Empires
      Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far
      The Condemned
      Fighter Ace
      Microsoft Flight Simulator '98
      Microsoft CART Precision Racing
      Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection
      Return of Arcade Anniversary Edition

      1998
      Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
      Close Combat III: The Russian Front
      Monster Truck Madness 2
      Motocross Madness
      Microsoft Pinball Arcade
      Microsoft Golf 1998 Edition
      Microsoft Baseball 3D
      NBA Full Court Press
      NFL Fever 2000
      Outwars
      Spider Solitaire'
      UltraCorps
      Urban Assault'

      1999
      Age of Empires: Gold Edition
      Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
      Asheron's Call
      Links Extreme
      Links LS 99
      Links LS 2000
      Microsoft Baseball 2000
      Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000
      Midtown Madness
      NBA Inside Drive 2000
      NFL Fever 2000
      Pandora's Box

      2000
      Age of Empires II: The Conquerors
      Allegiance
      Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater
      Crimson Skies
      Links LS Classic
      Metal Gear Solid
      MechWarrior 4: Vengeance
      Midtown Madness 2
      Microsoft A.I.Puzzler
      Microsoft Baseball 2001
      Microsoft Classic Board Games
      Microsoft International Soccer 2000
      Motocross Madness 2
      Starlancer

      2001
      Ashron's Call: Dark Majesty
      Bicycle Board Games
      Bicycle Card Games
      Bicycle Casino Games
      Links Championship Edition
      MechCommander 2
      MechWarrior 4: Black Knight
      Microsoft Train Simulator
      Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
      Zoo Tycoon

      2002
      Age of Mythology
      Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings
      Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe
      Dungeon Siege (Gas Powered Games)
      Links 2003
      Links 2003 Championship Courses
      MechCollection
      MechWarrior 4: Clan Mech Pak
      MechWarrior 4: Inner Sphere Mech Pack
      MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries
      Rallisport Challenge
      Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs
      Zoo Tycoon: Marine Mania

      2003
      Age of Mythology: The Titans
      Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna (Gas Powered Games)
      Freelancer
      Halo: Combat Evolved
      Impossible Creatures
      Kings & Myths: The Age Collection
      Links 2003: Championship Courses
      Links Championship Edition
      Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
      Rise of Nations
      Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection

      2004
      Age of Mythology Gold Edition
      London and South East (Europe Only)
      Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots
      Zoo Tycoon 2

      2005
      Age of Empires III
      Age of Empires III Collector's Edition
      Dungeon Siege II (Gas Powered Games)
      Fable: The Lost Chapters
      Hexic Deluxe
      Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species

      2006
      Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs
      Microsoft Flight Simulator X
      Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
      Uno
      Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure
      Zoo Tycoon 2: Dino Danger Pack
      Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania
      Zoo Tycoon 2: Zookeeper Collection

      2007
      Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
      Gears of War for Windows
      Halo 2 for Windows Vista
      Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Acceleration
      Viva PiƱata
      Shadowrun
      Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals

      2009
      Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom
      Osmos
      Tinker
      Where's Waldo?: The Fantastic Journey
      World of Goo

      2010
      CarneyVale: Showtime
      Game Room
      A World of Keflings

      2011
      Age of Empires Online
      Fable III

      2012
      Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
      Iron Brigade
      Toy Soldiers

      2013
      Ms. Splosion Man

      2014
      Titanfall

      STEAM

      2011
      Fable The Lost Chapters
      Fable III

      2012
      Age of Empires III: Complete Edition
      Age of Empires Online
      Deadlight
      Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
      Iron Brigade
      Mark of the Ninja
      Microsoft Flight
      Toy Soldiers

      2013
      Age of Empires II HD + The Conquerors
      Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten
      Dust: An Elysian Tail
      Ms. Splosion Man
      Pinball FX 2
      The Harvest
      State of Decay

      2014
      Age of Mythology: Extended Edition
      LocoCycle
      Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
      Halo: Spartan Assault
       
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      You are now in realization that Mr. Gates has been slowly selling all his shares in MicroSoft, ever since he left MicroSoft, and is apparently continuing to do so. At the rate in which he has sold these Stocks. He will have sold his last Single Stock in the Company by 2018.

      You are now also aware that Steve Ballmer is the single largest *note I said "single" (hes actually the third overall) Stock Holder in MicroSoft TODAY!

      So yeah I get the feeling Mr. Gates really doesn't give a sh-- anymore, and has take on a role in his former company as a yes man.
       
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      Correct!

      Or you could sum it up as 'Captain is Leaving The Sinking Ship'

      Better cash out now, but Microsoft shares are worthless.

      And he is selling them slowly as not to cause a stock panic if he dumped it all at once, taking 4 years to sell the shares gets his most value for his money.
       
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      Blame Windows 8 for the retarded deviation towards the Windows APP/Mobile client experience, and away from the core Windows PC administrator experience. Taking control away from the user.

      That's the only thing I don't like about Microsoft now.
       
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      That... And their new mantra of "Mobile-first", "Cloud-first"....
      Seems to me that some people in Redmond have forgotten on which side their Bread was buttered on...
       

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