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[GI]Leaving Microsoft "broke my heart"

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EA Sports president Peter Moore has spoken of his pain at quitting his former role as Xbox boss, revealing: "It broke my heart leaving Microsoft."

Moore opened up to GamesIndustry.biz during last week's Season Opener event at EA Canada in Vancouver. The erstwhile figurehead of Microsoft's console business, who left the Redmond giant just days after hosting its E3 2007 press conference, insisted his decision had nothing to do with the prospects of the Xbox business.

"I thoroughly enjoyed working at Microsoft, [but] there was a real yearning for getting back to what we as Brits living in America call home, which is the San Francisco Bay area," he said.

"And you get to the point in your life where you say, do I live where I work, or do I work where I live? For me, I would rather live in the Bay area - nothing against Seattle - and there's only really one job I would have taken to leave Xbox and that's president of EA Sports."
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I don't blame him on not wonting to live in Seattle. It's a butt hole of a town.

I go there from where i am in oregon often for family get-together's and party's. I always stumble across another situation that makes me hate that place more and more.

If this was his only reason for leaving MS, that would be totally justified IMO...

I'm sure his main reason for going to EA was the massive pay raise. To make himself seem more humble, he came up with the excuse that he feels more at home in the bay area...

Ether way, i feel he is trying to get publicity for whatever reason by saying he feels all emotional about leaving MS. Bad excuse to leave MS imo...
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I love Seattle, more then around here in the corn fields. Guess it's just personal preference.
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