A potential gaming push by Amazon.com gets a big boost, as Microsoft's director of game platform strategy Andre Vrignaud takes on a new role with the online retailer, and he's "very intrigued about what Amazon is looking to do."
J Allard may have left Microsoft, leaving us heartbroken in his wake, but he leaves with some solid advice for the lumbering giant of the electronics world.
Microsoft has a storied history of losing some of its biggest and most recognizable Xbox executives, the suits who manned the company's E3 and CES keynotes. Today, two more names joined that growing list, Robbie Bach and J Allard.
The departure of two key men involved in the Xbox 360 from Microsoft won't cause major changes in the Xbox division, a source close to Microsoft told Kotaku today. But the timing of the next steps for the Xbox brand was a factor.
It's official. Our most beloved Microsoft exec, James "J" Allard, is leaving Microsoft after 19 years. The Boston University grad tasked with injecting cool into the Xbox, Xbox 360 and Zune is moving on, leaving us with fond, hoodie-filled memories
Sources have confirmed to Kotaku that both Robbie Bach, the current head of all things entertainment for Microsoft, and J. Allard, one of the top men behind the Xbox and Xbox 360, are leaving Microsoft.