Q&A: Moore debuts at EA's GameShow

GameSpot finds out how the 360's onetime biggest backer is settling into his new gig as the head of the world's biggest multiplatform label.

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--"That's what I call a s***-eating grin."

That was just one of the throwaway lines Peter Moore threw out today in his first public appearance as president of EA Sports at Electronic Arts' Studio Showcase, as he poked fun at a stock photo of himself. However, the line perfectly encapsulated the executive's attitude as he starts afresh in a senior executive slot at yet another gaming powerhouse.

Yeah, that grin.

Moore's new gig comes after four years of helping promote Microsoft's gaming efforts on the PC, Xbox, and Xbox 360. Just days before he resigned from Microsoft, he emceed its press briefing at the E3 Media & Business Summit. An entire section of Microsoft's event was dedicated to EA Sports titles, with Moore loudly touting the fact that EA Sports' Madden NFL 08 ran at 60 fps on the 360, while only 30 fps on the PlayStation 3.

However, less than two months later, there Moore was--onstage, touting games made for "my new favorite console," the PS3. Shortly after he committed heresy in many Microsoft loyalists' eyes by holding a Sixaxis controller aloft proudly, he did it again, wielding the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. "And now here's my other favorite console," he said, to boisterous laughter from the audience.

The only sore point in Moore's presentation was a jarring audio-mix glitch during a demo of EA GameShow, a forthcoming sports trivia game being developed by EA Tiburon. Set for release this fall, GameShow will be a free PC download that will allow players to pit their sports knowledge against others nationwide for prizes. Questions will be posed via text, video clips, and a live DJ operating from EA's Tiburon studios.

Indeed, Moore himself was a walking, talking sports trivia jukebox. Even though he reminded the crowd of his love for what the rest of the world calls football--soccer--many of his comments were designed to display his vast knowledge of American football. While promoting the arcade-style pigskin game NFL Tour, he made reference to the so-called "Madden curse."

"Athletes love to be on the cover of our game, despite what you think of the curse," he said, before joking, "Well, it doesn't stop them from cashing the checks, does it?"

Moore's humor belied the fact that he seemed completely at ease promoting the products of his former rivals. Though it was a position he was in at Microsoft, having worked at Sega during the tail end of the Genesis era, the rancor of the current three-way conflict would be difficult for many to leave behind. But when speaking with GameSpot this week, Moore appeared as relaxed and unflappable as ever.

GameSpot: I'm sure you've been asked this question before, and you'll probably be asked it again. After being a passionate advocate for the Xbox for so long, now you find yourself in the position of working with your former rivals. How does that feel?

Peter Moore: In the new role that I'm in, you can take a very different perspective on the values and the attributes of each platform. And I can see, with both the Wii and the PS3, areas that we can take advantage of that the Xbox 360 doesn't have. It's the same with the power of the Xbox 360, particularly when I think of Xbox Live and the great work together that EA and Microsoft have done in the past.

But, no, I know exactly what my job is, and I intend to completely execute against those job responsibilities. And that's going to mean working very aggressively with all three console holders, and also looking at all the other platforms, whether it's the PC or the portables, and what have you. So, no, don't worry about me.

GS: So, now that you no longer work at Microsoft, I can ask this question: What's your personal take on the console wars?

PM: Well, I think it's still early days. We're heading to an incredibly interesting holiday. And I'll stand by my statement that [EA Sports] has got the greatest lineup of games the industry has coming into this holiday. It began with the shipping of NCAA Football and it's continued more recently with Madden and Tiger.

As for console wars--I think we're still in the console skirmishes. We're in the single-digit millions, and in the case of 360, maybe in the 10 millions. But in a platform cycle that I think everybody's expectations is in the hundreds of millions, it's still early.

GS: Now, you mentioned Madden. There was a bit of controversy recently surrounding how it ran at 60 FPS on the 360 and at 30 fps on the PlayStation 3...

PM: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

GS: The official explanation was that the EA Sports developers hadn't had enough time with the PS3 dev kit. Do you foresee this problem going away with Madden 09?

PM: Well, I see it going away with NBA Live 08. I think that we had a little bit of a mea culpa, but we're getting up to speed on the platform. But that's in the past. And beginning with NBA, we're going to see PS3 titles from EA Sports running at 60 frames a second. So all of that'll be forgotten by the holiday.

GS: Do you think this is an example of the pitfalls of multiplatform development; how is EA Sports kind of overcoming that?

PM: You'll see it running at 60 frames on PS3. Once the consumer gets that in their hands, the Madden issue will become ancient history. I think you look at any development cycle, and when you've had the hardware as long as the studios have for 360 in relation to what they had for PS3, you've got this normal chronology of getting your hands on the hardware a year later. It's a little bit of a hangover from that. But that's behind us now. By the time we get to November and NBA Live ships--all gone.

GS: Now, speaking of NBA Live, I know Madden on the Wii was one of the best-reviewed non-Nintendo sports games for the Wii because it was built from the ground up for the platform. Are you taking a similar approach with NBA?

PM: I don't know if you've had the opportunity yet to utilize Family Play and Madden, but it's looking at that consumer, maybe in a slightly different way in which you can utilize the Wii controller. You can disconnect the Nunchuk for easier play for older people. That two-handed thing is not as easy as it may seem to a lot of people, myself included.

So Family Play is simply focusing on the Wii Remote and letting the CPU do a lot of the work for you. We're looking at Wii consumers in a different way than we would the Xbox 360 and the PS3 consumers, and tailoring the experience to them. At the same time, they can have a much fuller experience by simply having both the Nunchuk and the remote in their hand.

GS: One trend a lot of analysts are talking about is how first-party games from companies such as your former employer and Nintendo are selling better than third-party titles. How is EA in general and EA Sports in particular working to buck that trend?

PM: Well, I think BioShock is about to change what you just said. I'll be correcting you pretty quickly when we see the August NPD numbers. Still, I think [third parties] have a challenge. I think all of the platform holders look at balancing out what they need to do to drive innovation at a first-party level, and that's always been the role of the platform holder--to go places that maybe a third party doesn't want to do.

In our case, I see ourselves as the first-party sports brand on all three platforms. I know we compete with Wii Sports, and Sony has first-party sports games. Microsoft doesn't. But, boy, when people think about sports on any of those three platforms, I think they think about EA before they would think about the platform-holder sports experiences.

So, it's our job to be the first-party sports publisher on all three platforms, even though we're a third party. And I think EA Sports has done that very, very well over the years, even going back even to Sega, to the Genesis days. EA Sports was a powerhouse on that platform.

GS: Now, EA Sports has secured exclusivity for every kind of football, short of fictional and Canadian leagues, for years to come. But one of the worries people have is that with EA's football monopoly, for lack of a better term, the genre might stagnate.

PM: Yeah, but that hasn't happened. This year, you've seen the best Madden review scores in, what, the last four years? Now, having come from Microsoft, the M-word will not come out of my mouth. I will say the ability for us to be able to continue to actually excite the consumer is not based on having an exclusive deal with the NFL--it is in really innovating the game experience. Otherwise, they'll simply shrug their shoulders and turn their back if we don't push their buttons.

But it's a criticism I'm well aware of. It's a criticism I heard a lot a couple of years ago when the deal was done. I hear less of it nowadays. If the product stands up, and the product is competitive, and the product innovates every year, our consumer says, "This is a great Madden." Then, I think we're doing our end of the job and continue to keep the experience fresh.

GS: Now, another criticism leveled at EA Sports is that you're overextended the NFL license. You've got Madden, NFL Coach, NFL Street, and now NFL Tour. How much is too much?

PM: I'm not even sure if it's enough yet. I think that this country's appetite for the National Football League is boundless. When I look at sports brands around the world, I look at the National Football League as one of the premier sports brands. At the same time, our partnership with ESPN continues to push us, and we push them as regards the boundaries of which we want to take the experience as a way that sports is broadcast and the way that sports is played in a virtual sense.

So, I think there are still a lot of people that haven't played an NFL video game yet because we haven't actually tapped into an interest. And maybe you can point to the Wii Fit as something that we're still getting the hang of. And I think that's an untapped opportunity of bringing an NFL experience in many different ways.

So, I don't think, in any way, that we're overstretching our license. In fact, I think there are still opportunities for us to look at ways of bringing the NFL experience to more and more people that currently wouldn't actually go out and buy a full-blown copy of Madden.

GS: You mentioned the Wii Fit board. With that, you could have NFL Training Camp, where the coach works you out...

PM: [Laughs politely but not especially enthusiastically.] Yes, there are many different ways that I think we can bring the NFL license to life.

GS: Okay, going back to the three-way console war. If you were running Sony, what would you do to pull the PlayStation 3 out of third place?

PM: Well, I think all three platforms still have a lot of work to do ahead of them. You could argue that the Xbox 360 has got to get more mass market more quickly, and that the Nintendo Wii has got to be able to get into some deeper experiences with more hardcore consumers. The PS3 has got to, at some point, get its pricing in order. I think all consumers still see, whether we like it or not, that price is still a barrier to purchase. I'm hopeful that, as we've seen from Sony over the past 10 to 15 years, they understand what they need to do to start getting down to the mass market. And I'm hopeful and optimistic that they will execute against that in the not-too-distant future.

GS: Do you see the Wii as pulling ahead in the long term?

PM: Well, the one thing I will say is that I'm happy to see the three platforms really develop a point of view of who their consumer is, what their positioning is. And I think that allows the consumer to make a conscious decision. What would be the worst is if all three consoles were identical in price point and experience. I think very quickly, then, one, if not both the number two and number three [consoles], would fall off.

But what I'm happy to see is the Xbox 360, the Nintendo Wii, and the Sony PlayStation 3 have a very distinctive personality, very distinctive proposition to the consumer. It's going to be up to the consumer on whether that's the games they have, the price point they have, the level of connectivity, the first-party exclusives, the third-party exclusives, all of those things. I think consumers look at and make a conscious decision to buy one, both, or all three. I am infamous for the "Wii60" concept, and I still believe in that we're going to see a tremendous amount of multiplatform ownership in homes because of that distinctive experience. I hope the PS3 comes to play in that as well.

I also think that we're about to enter a very interesting and a very dynamic part of the industry, where the battle lines are being drawn with a tremendous lineup of games. It's going to be a phenomenally interesting holiday even though, unfortunately, Grand Theft Auto IV has backed out. All three platforms, as I just mentioned, offer different propositions to the consumer whether it's price, whether it's connectivity, whether it's the experience of the Wii Remote, in particular. It's our job at EA to be able to tailor our game experiences to whatever that consumer wants. So, I think it's going to be a fascinating holiday, and I think it's going to be a great holiday for the industry.

GS: You think so?

PM: Oh, yeah.

GS: You don't think that it's overcrowded, that there's just too much coming out?

PM: I'd rather have that than the opposite, I really would. I think the cream rises to the top. I've seen these holidays before. I think, overall, a lot of people are going to be going into stores to pick up one game, and it's my experience that they typically pick up another, or look at some value-priced opportunities to pick up an accessory or two. There's nothing wrong with a lot of people being puzzled about where to spend their money, believe me.

Discussion

216 comments
mchotdoggy
mchotdoggy

(People are still talking about Peter Moore? Who cares about Peter Moore, he's a has been, hypocrite, money whore.) He has done more than you? How much do you earn a year? What have you acomplished In Your Life? ..... Not much i guess.

Bloodhawk_DX
Bloodhawk_DX

People are still talking about Peter Moore? Who cares about Peter Moore, he's a has been, hypocrite, money whore.

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

"Peter Moore--- Who Cares? EA Sports --- Who Cares? Good Madden / Bad Madden / Upgraded Madden -- Who Cares? 60FPS / 30 FPS -- Who Cares? September 25, Halo 3 - Thats what i'm talking about Right now all other game news is Garbage" *collective chant* "Hu-rah!"

mc2much
mc2much

Peter Moore is sort of a trator as people say, but he is doing his job and he said he would have to talk about the other consoles, but to say the xbox 360 controller lacks what the wii and ps3 controller has, it is shocking he obously knew it would be a good idea to include a motion control of some sort and he did absolute nothing about bringing some out similar. SHAME ON YOU PETER MOORE! Bring on Don Mattrick!

jkocher
jkocher

"Peter Moore--- Who Cares? EA Sports --- Who Cares? Good Madden / Bad Madden / Upgraded Madden -- Who Cares? 60FPS / 30 FPS -- Who Cares? September 25, Halo 3 - Thats what i'm talking about Right now all other game news is Garbage" hahahahaha

gsf
gsf

THE DEVIL!!!!

_Cab0ose87_
_Cab0ose87_

"Peter Moore is a Traitor"- No, No he's not. He's a business man... this is NOT the first time something like this has happened so calm down. Anyone Remember RareWare being bought by MS? i suppose they are traitors too because they wanted ensure a future for themselves. Its all about the Money. Thats what business usually entails.

Username289
Username289

LMAO. Its funny how Peter Moore backstabs MS. Watch next he is gonna tattoo Maddens picture on his butt or something. Its all about the money.

Crazy_Assassin
Crazy_Assassin

Peter Moore--- Who Cares? EA Sports --- Who Cares? Good Madden / Bad Madden / Upgraded Madden -- Who Cares? 60FPS / 30 FPS -- Who Cares? September 25, Halo 3 - Thats what i'm talking about Right now all other game news is Garbage

GrimBee
GrimBee

Well - its clear that Moore is a good worker! You can see why he gets to where he has gotten, he could basically sell anything... which is unfortunate for some people - I thought of Moore as a figure-head of the 360. And his statements out-shined anything that Kaz Hirai came up with, because at least some of it held some ground! Moore should be great in EA, but really - EA sports are so up in the liscences that they will rarely try out anything drastically new. I take my hat off to them for doing Mii football, but when it comes to the 360 and ps3 - with all that untapped power, I think they will be thinking too much on how the players look and move than how differently the game plays.. I loved games like Desert Strike back in the day - but seriously now, when will a classic like that come out of EA's showroom? Football, Basketball can only go as far as the playing field lets them. Moore, i think, has the sort of personality to front newer and more fresh kinds of games. Being stuck at promoting sports is one thing, but making a big thing out of minor updates is a bit crap. I enjoyed listening to what he had to say about the different kinds of games on the 360 - but seriously I can only hear so much about sports because its all been done before SO many times. As he said - the GENESIS was EA's big success - but they haven't really changed since then. At least EA isn't offering crap like Sega has been for the last few years... (don't worry, my rant will be over soon). I will be glad when EA take new steps with their sports games. Its all good trying to create sport on a console like it is in real life, but when you start moaning about frames per second - you have to consider how uninspiring the game is. What I mean is - if you have something entertaining, it wont matter the FPS or the clarity of the image - if it rocks as it is, then it rocks. Upping slight details and things like that is great, but I REALLY HATE how the sports games become out-dated each year... It truely says alot doesn't it. I mean- one year Moore will try to promote the newest EA sports title like its the best thing ever... then, next year he will say that this one is not as good and the NEW one is even better. I like alot of Ea sports games, but I just don't like how the last one was replaced for a simple case of some new players, shirts and graphics. I guess I don't like EA's disposable attitude thats all. At least when moore was fronting the 360 - it seemed like he was really trying to do good. But when you are selling something which is to be updated in fewer than 9 months down the line, ready to replace the one you just sold... You don't see people ignoring Metroid Prime 1 and 2 because of Metroid 3 - people appreciate each one because they all fit cohesively. The thing about EA games is that the next one replaces the last one, permanently. You never hear people having fifa 05 and fifa 08 in the same collection - usually stores are filled with ALL the older fifa games, because "the new one is out". I just don't like their disposable attitude towards sports titles. Its like MGS4 - everyone waiting is for MGS4, but if Hideo made a subtle remake to it (like subsistence) - offering the same story but some extra bits -- thats ok for a fan of the series -- but if he did a subsistence of the same MGS game EVERY YEAR.. you would just get fed up of it.

HotRod2142
HotRod2142

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godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I could care less if John Madden was MSs exec. as long as the games are great.

EnigmaticBeauty
EnigmaticBeauty

Company execs have only one loyalty... to whom ever is paying their salary. When he was working for Microsoft, he was loyal to the 360... now working for EA who support all consoles, he has to support all consoles lol. Loyalty is where the money lies.

dmdavenport
dmdavenport

Here's a question GS should have asked Moore: GS: Peter, while you unabashedly promoted the Xbox 360 you were well aware of the extraordinary failure rate for the console. How could you, in good conscience, continue to market the 360 as being the next generation console when you knew it was defective? What would you say to 360 owners now, who believed what you said, since they have experienced one of the worst product launches in the history of the electronics industry? And why did you choose to leave Microsoft just as the problems were being publicized?

wiljas
wiljas

Moore did a great interview. I think this is one of the first times I have not heard him ranting about his product and ripping on another. maybe it's the change of scenery or lack or PR pressure moving to another company. He praises everything and is more constructive. I think moore was Microsofts PR guy and the xbox360 although a good system was a PR nightmare. I am sure Moore was looking to get away from the stress of explaining the hardware failures that he knew was comming. But I hope he does well at EA. He sounds like he is ready to push the sports games past what they have done the past few years.

GohanSSJZ
GohanSSJZ

Nice interview, i'm not that familiar with him, infact the first time i knew about him was at the recent E3. What i like about what he's saying that even though he works for EA, and he has to be careful about his words (if he ain't then he would get fired, simple as that, it comes with the job), that he still mentions other great games like Bioshock and GTA 4 which is made by TakeTwo, which are also their biggest rivals concerning the sport games, and that's something i can appreciate, a guy like that giving credit to great games of their rivals, and frankly that's how it should be, just because you work for 1 company, doesn't mean you can't appreciate someone elses work.

BradConrad
BradConrad

@dmdavenport: 1) Do you have any evidence to prove that he left Microsoft because he thought Microsoft was going to fire him. If so post it. You have no clue. Seriously. That is just your opinion... and a bad one at that. 2) Also the hardware issues have nothing to do with PM wanting the 360 ready to go for a certain date. IF MS HADN'T RELEASED IT BEFORE THE COMPETITION THEY WOULD HAVE LOST A HUGE ADVANTAGE. But seriously the problem with hardware CAN'T be blamed on PM. The guy doesn't touch an assembly line... nor does he make the final call on the parts that go into it. Moore was hired to sell a system... which he did. The Xbox 360 had an excellent launch besides the hardware issues... which can't be blamed on Moore. He didn't manufacture the 360. Overall, PM helped Microsft A LOT with his experience, personality and overall salesmanship skills... now EA needs him. That's why they got him.

dmdavenport
dmdavenport

Why did Moore - who represented the 360 more than anyone at MS, find it convenient to leave just as the greatest suite of games ( Bioshock, Halo 3, Mass Effect etc.) for the 360 were about to be released? Because MS was going to can his **s for the royal screw-up he did on rushing the 360 into production. Because of him there are thousands of 360 owners who's consoles have failed - again and again. He couldn't take the heat so he got out of the kitchen. The guy has no shame.

BradConrad
BradConrad

@dmdavenport: You call me out for kissing Moore's ass? Look at the board. Most people love Moore not because of MS but because of his personality... the fact he does a great job wherever he goes. That is why I called you out. You were bashing Moore for no good reason so I called your BS and all you could do was call me a fanboy... of Sony. LOL. Yes I am a fan of Sony but no fanboy. Nothing against MS or PM. Anywho... the people have spoken and rated the BS that came from your fingertips. Please refrain from spewing more BS.

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

EA is sitting in a good place, all there games are ok, a few get great reviews, but have you played C&C 3, please. a number of glitches aside it didn't compare to COH or SUpcom. i never understood the praise, i found it very boring and still unpolished, for such a studio their products should be like looking at a spot light, not a candle. they fail to utilized the money and size of their corporation to create earth shatering games. instead they strive to make money on franchises, not on quality. look at the NFS series when was the last time it deffined the genre of racing. and wasn't a rip off, charging you extra to unlock all the cars on your disk. they seem to successfully kill every franchise they buy, battlefield, command and conquer, NFS, and certian movie franchises, LOTR.

McGregor
McGregor

Peter Moore is one of the most entertaining people in the industry. I'll give him that. but i have to agree with ghsacidman EA sports was stagnent years ago, it's what happens when a company owns all the rights to a product; it has no competition, and nothing forcing the series to innovate. I wasn't even aware of the 2D textures on the trees in Tiger. That right there says that they don't care. games that are succeeding are going that extra mile, whether they need to or not. 3D courses is all tiger can have going for it. character models could even be slightly better than last gen and no one would even notice, but sloppy terrain and it's just another "rehash" to every person who purchases it. EA can do better than this, i know it, but to me they aren't much better than the large corporations who charge just as much money as the next guy, for an inferior product.

Dwaaskie
Dwaaskie

xAngelxDustx: I HATE peter moore uhm arguments please I love Peter Moore because he is really funny and sells everything he touches

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

Sports games suck! EA Sports started getting stagnent years ago. I sure hope the graphics in the new Tiger are better then in it's demo cause... that game looks like crap. 2D textures on trees? It's a golf game, and they couldn't make tree's with individual leaves like Crysis? It's not like Tiger is such a HUGE game they couldn't make tree's sway with the wind.

Lauryn2000
Lauryn2000

MVP Salesperson or Sale Representative You put him anywhere and he can sell it...kudos to Peter Moore :P

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

This guy can waffle. Maybe he just likes the sound of his own voice. It will be interesting to see what happens with EA, sports or otherwise. Still churning out the same old rubbish. When will they stop releasing updates to games. Tiger Woods 08 just released 6 months after Tiger Wood 07. Mr Moore, let the grass grow on the golf course before you release anyMORE golf games. Sheesh! I would say this though...He knows how to sweet talk, or maybe that should be how to kiss major ass. EA were alot better in the good old days, they published many good games such as Syndicate, Theme Park, Desert Strike etc...

dev_ron
dev_ron

Thnak GS, this has to come out and you brought it to us. what else i can say being a EA's fan

lesotheron
lesotheron

I love this guy! Peter Moore is the ultimate salesperson. He owes no allegiance to anyone but the person signing his paycheck. He can find something good to say about everyone he works with. And above all, he doesn't "switch" sides when he starts working with the competitors. He still loves the 360, but now he's in a position where he needs to show the bright sides of the Wii and the PS3. Needless to say, anyone who takes Peter Moore's opinion without doing their research may only be getting half the story, the half that makes his employers look good. Every company needs to get their hands on Peter Moore (Hell, at one point in time or another, most of them already have).

fax555241
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gsf
gsf

THE DEVIL!!!!

XturnalS
XturnalS

oh and HK-47 M4, Of course they wont fanboys to fight, why? Because that allows for more users to visit the site, which advertisers see, and thus post ads on the site which generates revenue for GS. Plus its kinda fun to sit back and watch two (or three) sides argue about something when for the most part absolutely no one's mind will suddenly change and say "hey they're right, the ps3 is better." or "the 360 is so much better then my ps3."

XturnalS
XturnalS

its very clear that u misinterpeted my first comment, so im going to break it down; hold ur hand as u cross the street. My point was that Moore hasnt done a 180 degree turn, and that he must now take an unbiased approach towards the console wars because of his new position with EA. He may or may not care about any ot them. That was they point I was making, to point out the error of some many ppls thinking that he would somehow at his new job with a THIRD-party dev. be in favor of one system over another. So its not incoherent, U just can't decipher my logic.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

That is a crazy comment Pudgieluv. Do you honestly think MS is going to let the 360 fail. I think not. They have the $$ to fix any problems or mishaps and currently have the best lineup of games.Quit hating.

HotRod2142
HotRod2142

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Pudgieluv
Pudgieluv

....... Its amazing how fast peter moore has changed his tone (smiles sarcastically). He mention wii/60. and he hopes the playstaiton get into that field.. peter moore now knows which system has moore power.. and I think hes loading in his pants about how much the 360 doesnt have for the long run.. he knows this.. 360 sales are falling.. why do u think he quit.. do u think micropoop didnt pay him enough.. lol.. I bet they did.. he just know its better to be with ea cuzz u wont loose

HotRod2142
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khallaian
khallaian

@HotRod2142 That's an incredibly misinformed position to take. Whether Moore is personally biased, he clearly was equally pandering to all three consoles, and rather well I might add. I didn't find anything "corporate-y" in the way he spoke. Also, 360 is great hardware, just like the Wii, PS3, and most consoles that came before them. I'd be really surprised if you weren't happy having a 360 in addition to your other consoles with the great exclusive games that are out for it. Grow up, act your age (14, 15 maybe) this isn't a war.

randy120
randy120

You guys give Peter Moore too much credit. He is just another high paid executive type. EA offered him a better deal so he took it. Microsoft put him in the position to get the job at EA. He did not single handedly get the PS3 Madden to play at 30FPS, and decide Xbox 360 would get most of the current development in his first month at EA. He is looking out for the people who sign his paycheck.

HotRod2142
HotRod2142

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gmayronne
gmayronne

bet some fanboy will set his house on fire for this.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Wait... he gave up his job at Microsoft for a job at EA Sports, not all of EA? Lame, I say, lame! Only EA Sports? Microsoft makes more money with Halo then with EA Sports! What Moore should've done is wait until after Halo came out to go to EA Sports. He would've had A LOT more money.

HK-47-M4
HK-47-M4

I find it amusing that Moore is now touting stuff on the Wii and PS3, expecially after that Wii60 thing he said. But anyway, he does do his job well I agree. I'm glad to see that they will now make their future games 60FPS on both the 360 and PS3. Maybe Moore can help EA turn around from the crud they have released in the past few years. Although I am glad he is being fair and unbiased as he should be, since many were speculating that he would favor the 360. But Gamespot, not to start a flamewar or anything, but that console war comment was really unessecary(sp), It's almost like Gamespot wants to see the fanboys fight.

rav44
rav44

i wish each console had the EXACT same games, abd max out every console using every feature.