In 2014, Satya Nadella ordered 18,000 people to be laid off. Mostly from Nokia (which kind of made sense, but as opposed to re-purposing them or changing their role, they got laid off). So let’s say the average was $100,000 a year. That’s 1.8 billion dollars in a year. Following year, Nadella made $18.3mil, that’s 183… Read more
Spot on. I’ve seen this time and time again. New exec comes, the first thing they do is “restructure” because the old way was simply not working. Midst the chaos, knowledge is lost, layoffs (“making the company lean”), any dip is then explained by workers “adjusting to their new roles” which weren’t an issue before.… Read more
“While recognising the need to retain top executives”
This isn’t a need. It’s the biggest lie in the corporate universe, in fact.
The difference between a “top executive” and “other executives” is literally a lottery pull. The vast majority of them are staggeringly incompetent or ineffectual people that just ride… Read more
Sony has both PS+ (Games with Gold except Sony did it about 3 years before Microsoft) and PlayStation Now (GamePass except Sony started it also 3 years sooner than Microsoft) which, just like Xbox, supports PC streaming unless I’m missing something Sony has effectively the same offerings. Read more
I’m not necessarily saying they need to just drop it forever, but after Reach MS should have let it hibernate for a while, drop Chief completely, cultivate a bunch of new ideas, take pitches from other teams, and really try and reinvent what Halo could be going forward instead of just trying to recreate what Bungie… Read more
Sony delayed all of their major launches by at least a couple months this year, and thats for games that only had to spend the last 2 months of their development cycle in Covid. They absolutely slipped timelines because of this. My guess is that Ratchet and Clank was probably originally lined up to be a launch title… Read more
I think yes and I also think no. It’s undeniable that the pandemic has impacted practically every industry negatively, but I do think Halo Infinite’s development has been suffering from other internal factors. Regardless, I’ve never been so happy to see a game delayed.
Listen, I don’t want to come off as an asshole here. There’s no doubt in my mind that there are a ton of wonderful, immensely talented people at 343and I wish them nothing but the absolute best...but there’s no real nice way of saying this, so I’ll just say it...
343 was a mistake and MS should have let Halo go after… Read more
also, the creative director left midway through. Besides COVID, I guess things weren’t great for 343, seeing this was the launch game of the new Xbox.
There were myths of a creature that drank the blood of livestock (particularly goats and chickens) going back to the 70's, but it was never really given an appearance. A researcher noticed the similarities between the appearance of the Chupacabra and SIL, plus how the timing of the first sighting coincided with the… Read more