Andrew Rockett

Back in 1999, when Microsoft was first preparing to enter the console space, the company explored various means by which it could secure strong first-party software output, including what turned out to be a very one-sided interest in the computer giant trying to buy Nintendo. Nintendo was not compelled by Microsoft’s early advances, with the company’s former third-party relations director Kevil Bachus stating that Nintendo “just laughed their asses off” in a meeting to discuss a potential acquisition. Now, we have an all new look at some background from Microsoft’s ill-fated attempt to buy Nintendo. Through its newly launched Xbox […]

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