Bill Gates: I absolutely support Nadella in dumping Xbox

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#101 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

Yeah MS will never drop the Xbox brand. Especially now, they want return return return on that investment.

#102 Posted by freedomfreak (41428 posts) -

Okay. So what's the big deal?

#103 Posted by Indicud (739 posts) -

Lems are such a sad bunch

#104 Edited by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

So much crying and aggressive lem damage control in this thread lol. It's funny to see all the lems come out of hiding to protect their precious Xbone lol. Dat desperation.

#105 Posted by lostrib (39145 posts) -

So...

"But Gates said he didn’t foresee either Bing, the company’s search engine division, or Xbox, its gaming division, as potential stand-alone companies because they are part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy"

#106 Edited by Salt_The_Fries (9317 posts) -

Salt_The_Fries: I absolutely support mods taking a dump on this dump of a thread.

#107 Posted by speedfog (3280 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

context to the story is not needed because everyone knows m$ doesnt like xbox, why else would they try converting it into tvbox? the writing is on the wall lems, hopefully m$ can fulfil their vision and burn their brand to the ground

I must say, you are by far the most intelligent person on SW. All hail the ghostwarrior786!

Just put that PS4 out of your ass...

#108 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (8532 posts) -

Sony is great! Get on your knees and worship the Sony Gods. The company by gamers, for gamers. LOL Hermits/Lemmings/Sheep

#109 Edited by lostrib (39145 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p said:

Sony is great! Get on your knees and worship the Sony Gods. The company by gamers, for gamers. LOL Hermits/Lemmings/Sheep

Yes, bow down and accept their rootkits

#110 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5503 posts) -

@speedfog said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

context to the story is not needed because everyone knows m$ doesnt like xbox, why else would they try converting it into tvbox? the writing is on the wall lems, hopefully m$ can fulfil their vision and burn their brand to the ground

I must say, you are by far the most intelligent person on SW. All hail the ghostwarrior786!

Just put that PS4 out of your ass...

'put that PS4' u mean 'pull that PS4'

thank you for making that grammar mistake on purpose so i that can showcase my intellectual prowess to those who doubted it

#111 Posted by killzowned24 (7345 posts) -

@lostrib said:

So...

"But Gates said he didn’t foresee either Bing, the company’s search engine division, or Xbox, its gaming division, as potential stand-alone companies because they are part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy"

Not potential cuz nobody would but that pos.

#112 Edited by R3FURBISHED (10657 posts) -

Charlie Munger, Berkshire’s vice chair and Buffett’s longtime business partner, was asked by Claman if he approved of redistributing wealth to decrease economic inequality.

The 90-year-old Munger, renowned for his candor, replied simply, “Not much.”

Buffett, asked the same question, said, “More than Charlie.”

Gates answered, “About the same as Warren.”

That's an interesting little back-and-forth there.

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TC, really? Come on, guy.

#113 Edited by Gue1 (10419 posts) -

the only reason the Xbox brand has lasted this long it's because of M$' deep pockets, so whoever buys this shite will only lose money.

#114 Posted by KittenNose (552 posts) -

Xbox does not have to make a dime to be an important part of MS's long term enterprise strategy. Pure speculation follows:

Bing, windows phone, Zune, and Xbox are all about interface. Lets say in five years you have to choose an enterprise operating system for the seven hundred computers in your school. All the options, for the most part, will accomplish the same thing. One however has the same or a similar GUI as the first/second most popular video game console in America. If you pick that one, most kids who sits down at the computer will be able to intuit how to use the machine with little guidance. Do you pick the one you will have to teach kids from the ground up, or the one they will be able to mostly figure out on their own?

In ten years you are making the same choice, only for an entry level office building like a call center. Do you pick the one that the average 18-23 year old has been using at home to play video games, and at school, or the one you will have to spend money training them to use?

Five years after that, you are doing the same for a more professional environment that caters to people in their late twenties and early thirties. Same question, same obvious answer.

Microsoft doesn't care about gaming. They care about every person in the developed world having a familiarity with their interface. Entertainment devices and home computers, tablets, and phones groom entire generations, making their enterprise software more and more attractive. Maybe the consumer branch makes little to no money. Maybe they even take a loss. It however entrenches their software deeper and deeper, because businesses do not have to teach people how to use a computer if they stick with MS products.

#115 Edited by lundy86_4 (43751 posts) -

This makes sense. As others have said, Gates appears to be showing support for the new CEO. Gates stated that he can't see them as standalone, due to being a part of MS' long-term strategy.

#116 Posted by tormentos (18881 posts) -

"Gates, the founder and former CEO of Microsoft, said he’s been helping new CEO Satya Nadella transition into his new leadership role and that he would support Nadella if the new CEO proposed a spinoff of one of Microsoft’s units.

But Gates said he didn’t foresee either Bing, the company’s search engine division, or Xbox, its gaming division, as potential stand-alone companies because they are part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy."

and that he would support Nadella if the new CEO proposed a spinoff of one of Microsoft’s units.

But Gates said he didn’t foresee either Bing, the company’s search engine division, or Xbox, its gaming division, as potential stand-alone companies because they are part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy."

and that he would support Nadella if the new CEO proposed a spinoff of one of Microsoft’s units.

The xbox one isn't going any where because is on MS long term plans,but if is gone Billgates is ok with it.

#117 Edited by stizzal13 (602 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

the only reason the Xbox brand has lasted this long it's because of M$' deep pockets, so whoever buys this shite will only lose money.

Maybe in the short-term, but I think that would largely be determined by the success of their (whoever bought it) strategy.

#118 Edited by tonitorsi (8489 posts) -

@ActicEdge said:

@tonitorsi said:

@ActicEdge said:

Did you actually read the article?

@tonitorsi said:

Lemmings are seen on System Wars again on full damage control mode.

And NeoGaf is down.

This is going to be a great day.

I did and its still funny to see over-reactions in both sides.

Gates believes Xbox and Bing are long-term strategies for the companies, but also flat out states he'll back whatever decisions the company takes in the future.

If Nadella wants to cut off the Xbox, there's pretty much not a darn thing Gates could do.

So why exactly are people over exaggerating what this means for the Xbox division? It's not going anywhere for the foreseeable future. That's pretty obvious. 10 years from now? Who knows but right now? It's a none issue. Or do you think otherwise?.

I definitely see the Bone sticking around for year 10, but you gotta admit its legitimately eye-opening how quickly the company sees cutting off units, especially for one such as Xbox One, viable after failing to generate the impact they were hoping it would make.

Its also interesting how the company places Bing and Xbox under the same "doom and gloomz " category and how both units seem to have become such hot topics behind closed doors. Perhaps compared to the success of PS4 and how Microsoft has been throwing the money-hats around... they somewhat find the One lacking?

They might have opted for "chunkier" results in return.

Or they could be over generalizing. It happens to companies too.

#119 Edited by WilliamRLBaker (28437 posts) -

Oh look morons, they just propagate every where don't they?

""Gates, the founder and former CEO of Microsoft, said he’s been helping new CEO Satya Nadella transition into his new leadership role and that he would support Nadella if the new CEO proposed a spinoff of one of Microsoft’s units.

But Gates said he didn’t foresee either Bing, the company’s search engine division, or Xbox, its gaming division, as potential stand-alone companies because they are part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy.""

I'm not seeing Bill Gates saying yeah go ahead spin off xbox we don't need it anymore.
God you sheen's are such idiots.

#120 Edited by blackace (21081 posts) -

@Locutus_Picard: This doesn't mean dumping the XBox you moron. lol!! He's talking about growing the brand in other directions. Nothing would happen to the XBox One. Cows are so stupid. This is actually good news as it would bring more people to the XBox brand.

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@I_can_haz said:

So much crying and aggressive lem damage control in this thread lol. It's funny to see all the lems come out of hiding to protect their precious Xbone lol. Dat desperation.

Kettle black. LOL!! Look in the mirror. Half your lips are on Sony's ass and the other half is on the PS4.

#121 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14686 posts) -

@blackace said:

@Locutus_Picard: This doesn't mean dumping the XBox you moron. lol!! He's talking about growing the brand in other directions. Nothing would happen to the XBox One. Cows are so stupid. This is actually good news as it would bring more people to the XBox brand.

Possibly more cable box integration, it is pretty exciting.

#122 Edited by kingtito (5083 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

the only reason the Xbox brand has lasted this long it's because of M$' deep pockets, so whoever buys this shite will only lose money.

Really? So selling 80+ million and selling more software than Sony doesn't mean anything? What does that say about Sony? You know, that company that LOST all of it's profits from the PS1 AND PS2 with the PS3. Is the ONLY reason the PS4 is still around because of the huge success of the PS1 and PS2?

Cows will be cows

#124 Posted by kingtito (5083 posts) -

@tormentos said:

"Gates, the founder and former CEO of Microsoft, said he’s been helping new CEO Satya Nadella transition into his new leadership role and that he would support Nadella if the new CEO proposed a spinoff of one of Microsoft’s units.

But Gates said he didn’t foresee either Bing, the company’s search engine division, or Xbox, its gaming division, as potential stand-alone companies because they are part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy."

and that he would support Nadella if the new CEO proposed a spinoff of one of Microsoft’s units.

But Gates said he didn’t foresee either Bing, the company’s search engine division, or Xbox, its gaming division, as potential stand-alone companies because they are part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy."

and that he would support Nadella if the new CEO proposed a spinoff of one of Microsoft’s units.

The xbox one isn't going any where because is on MS long term plans,but if is gone Billgates is ok with it.

You know cows are pathetic when one it's biggest supporters actually understood the link.

For once I have nothing to refute in a Tormentos post.

#125 Edited by aroxx_ab (10481 posts) -

You know xbox fail when people at MS dont want the crap themselves lol

#126 Edited by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

@kingtito said:

@tormentos said:

"Gates, the founder and former CEO of Microsoft, said he’s been helping new CEO Satya Nadella transition into his new leadership role and that he would support Nadella if the new CEO proposed a spinoff of one of Microsoft’s units.

But Gates said he didn’t foresee either Bing, the company’s search engine division, or Xbox, its gaming division, as potential stand-alone companies because they are part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy."

and that he would support Nadella if the new CEO proposed a spinoff of one of Microsoft’s units.

But Gates said he didn’t foresee either Bing, the company’s search engine division, or Xbox, its gaming division, as potential stand-alone companies because they are part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy."

and that he would support Nadella if the new CEO proposed a spinoff of one of Microsoft’s units.

The xbox one isn't going any where because is on MS long term plans,but if is gone Billgates is ok with it.

You know cows are pathetic when one it's biggest supporters actually understood the link.

For once I have nothing to refute in a Tormentos post.

Same here.

#127 Posted by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

@tonitorsi said:

I definitely see the Bone sticking around for year 10, but you gotta admit its legitimately eye-opening how quickly the company sees cutting off units, especially for one such as Xbox One, viable after failing to generate the impact they were hoping it would make.

Its also interesting how the company places Bing and Xbox under the same "doom and gloomz " category and how both units seem to have become such hot topics behind closed doors. Perhaps compared to the success of PS4 and how Microsoft has been throwing the money-hats around... they somewhat find the One lacking?

They might have opted for "chunkier" results in return.

Or they could be over generalizing. It happens to companies too.

They were talking about potentially dissolving the Xbox division before the Xbox1 even launched. In the immediate future they aren't going to be cutting shit, that's obvious. If you want my honest opinion, gaming is just not a high profit industry and not high stability and MS is better off investing elsewhere "but" at this point, there is zero reason to even consider selling it off. It'll do more damage than good to their reputation since Xbox is one of their only modern entertainment products that actually gained traction as a popular brand that can compete in the market (their issue was trying to push Kinect and non gaming entertainment . . . because they are idiots but that's another story entirely) which they consistently failed at with other products. I'm 100% sure the PS4 success is not related to this at all. The doom and gloom is pretty much none existent for right now at least.

#128 Edited by lostrib (39145 posts) -

@killzowned24 said:

@lostrib said:

So...

"But Gates said he didn’t foresee either Bing, the company’s search engine division, or Xbox, its gaming division, as potential stand-alone companies because they are part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy"

Not potential cuz nobody would but that pos.

I feel like there's a point here, but no idea what it's supposed to be

#129 Posted by LordQuorthon (5360 posts) -

@PonchoTaco said:
  • Terrible Topic Name
  • Fanboys didn't read
  • Fanboys claiming ownage

This is System Wars

Agreed. If they had read anything, they would be shocked at the notion of Bing being part of Microsoft's "long term plans." That's just weird!

#130 Edited by Daious (1688 posts) -

Jesus, a lot of name calling in this thread.

#132 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14686 posts) -

Gaf is still down, oh lawd.

#133 Edited by SrgtSaggy101 (1879 posts) -

@Dire_Weasel said:

I'm personally not going to read too much into this, it's just Bill Gates saying he'll support the new CEO's decisions, whatever they may be.

On the other hand the instant damage control from the Xbox Defense Force is pretty amazing. Keep up the good work, guys, I'm sure they'll be a big bonus at the end of the month for you.

hahahaha, teaching cows reading comprehension is damage controll. I'm not even a lemon, PC MASTERRACE FTW.

#134 Edited by cainetao11 (17999 posts) -

I like turtles

#135 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16987 posts) -

Your thread title makes it seem like a quote, yet I fail to see where he said dumping.

#136 Posted by Angry_Mushroom (707 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

Your thread title makes it seem like a quote, yet I fail to see where he said dumping.

Yeah, cause it wouldn't make for a good bait topic. OP fails to mention that Satya isn't even willing to spin off the Xbox Division. Basically... What I get from all this is, Bill Gates is basically willing to support Satya Nadella in just about anything that may come up.

@LordQuorthon said:

@PonchoTaco said:
  • Terrible Topic Name
  • Fanboys didn't read
  • Fanboys claiming ownage

This is System Wars

Agreed. If they had read anything, they would be shocked at the notion of Bing being part of Microsoft's "long term plans." That's just weird!

I'm not sure how people could have missed that. That idea has been around for years... then again some people are like investors. They fail to see the big picture and will gladly turn a short term gain for a long term loss.

#137 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16987 posts) -

@Angry_Mushroom said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

Your thread title makes it seem like a quote, yet I fail to see where he said dumping.

Yeah, cause it wouldn't make for a good bait topic. OP fails to mention that Satya isn't even willing to spin off the Xbox Division. Basically... What I get from all this is, Bill Gates is basically willing to support Satya Nadella in just about anything that may come up.

Yup.

Bill Gates: 'I'm just glad it's not Steve Ballmer'

#138 Edited by speedfog (3280 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@speedfog said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

context to the story is not needed because everyone knows m$ doesnt like xbox, why else would they try converting it into tvbox? the writing is on the wall lems, hopefully m$ can fulfil their vision and burn their brand to the ground

I must say, you are by far the most intelligent person on SW. All hail the ghostwarrior786!

Just put that PS4 out of your ass...

'put that PS4' u mean 'pull that PS4'

thank you for making that grammar mistake on purpose so i that can showcase my intellectual prowess to those who doubted it

First I'm not the from from America or England, second use capitals and put the "i" in a capital.

Now: 'Pull' that PS4 out your ass sir.

#139 Edited by tonitorsi (8489 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

Gaf is still down, oh lawd.

They don't wana taste the salt me thinks

#140 Posted by NFJSupreme (5380 posts) -

So it's safe to assume the TC reads at a kindergarten level?

#141 Edited by lamprey263 (24454 posts) -

we're taking the word of a reporter from a network that champions anti-intellectualism and who can't even spell spin off right

#142 Edited by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

@blackace said:

@Locutus_Picard: This doesn't mean dumping the XBox you moron. lol!! He's talking about growing the brand in other directions. Nothing would happen to the XBox One. Cows are so stupid. This is actually good news as it would bring more people to the XBox brand.

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@I_can_haz said:

So much crying and aggressive lem damage control in this thread lol. It's funny to see all the lems come out of hiding to protect their precious Xbone lol. Dat desperation.

Kettle black. LOL!! Look in the mirror. Half your lips are on Sony's ass and the other half is on the PS4.

I think you're referring to yourself. I'm not the one doing fanboy defense force like you.

Every day you're in SW, damage controlling for M$. It's a pity they don't pay you for all the overtime you put in lol.

I bet another NPD thread comes out we won't see your ass in there but anytime there's negative Xbone news we can always count on you to show up.

#143 Edited by tymeservesfate (2039 posts) -

whoa BOY...i almost thought this was going to be a bad day for Lems after reading the title. but then i read the OP, and link, and saw that title was weighted cow BS and felt a wave of relief.

really though...shouldnt the title of his thread have been changed by now. its misleading completely, its not even a direct quote from B Gates. and he was just showing support for the new CEO, saying that he supports him and any choices he makes. then continues on to say how Xbox is in MS LONG TERM plans.

#144 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14686 posts) -

@tymeservesfate said:

whoa BOY...i almost thought this was going to be a bad day for Lems after reading the title. but then i read the OP, and link, and saw that title was weighted cow BS and felt a wave of relief.

really though...shouldnt the title of his thread have been changed by now. its misleading completely, its not even a direct quote from B Gates. and he was just showing support for the new CEO, saying that he supports him and any choices he makes. then continues on to say how Xbox is in MS LONG TERM plans.

There's no need to take this place that seriously.

#145 Edited by vl4d_l3nin (971 posts) -

I guess cows don't know what long term strategy is.

Ironic considering the PS3's success was based on exactly that

#146 Posted by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@tymeservesfate said:

whoa BOY...i almost thought this was going to be a bad day for Lems after reading the title. but then i read the OP, and link, and saw that title was weighted cow BS and felt a wave of relief.

really though...shouldnt the title of his thread have been changed by now. its misleading completely, its not even a direct quote from B Gates. and he was just showing support for the new CEO, saying that he supports him and any choices he makes. then continues on to say how Xbox is in MS LONG TERM plans.

There's no need to take this place that seriously.

Lems like him take this place so seriously hence the reason they are so easy to troll lol.

#147 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14686 posts) -

@I_can_haz said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@tymeservesfate said:

whoa BOY...i almost thought this was going to be a bad day for Lems after reading the title. but then i read the OP, and link, and saw that title was weighted cow BS and felt a wave of relief.

really though...shouldnt the title of his thread have been changed by now. its misleading completely, its not even a direct quote from B Gates. and he was just showing support for the new CEO, saying that he supports him and any choices he makes. then continues on to say how Xbox is in MS LONG TERM plans.

There's no need to take this place that seriously.

Lems like him take this place so seriously hence the reason they are so easy to troll lol.

Preach.

#148 Posted by nyzma23 (933 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

the only reason the Xbox brand has lasted this long it's because of M$' deep pockets, so whoever buys this shite will only lose money.

talk about losing money sony also lose their ps1 and ps2 profit thanks to ps3 fiasco ,and now they started again from 0 with ps4

#149 Posted by uninspiredcup (9666 posts) -

Yep, get rid of that trash. Stop consoles ruining FPS. Bring back dtreamcast.

Win win.

#150 Edited by nini200 (9947 posts) -

And I reiterate my previous statement that I was ridiculed in the other thread on something similar to this for:

But but Xbox is Bill Gates' Baby. He'd NEVER do something like selling off Xbox... Yeah right Lol