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Nite Two at E3 2018: Phil Spencer of Microsoft!

Join Jeff and Phil as they discuss the future of Microsoft in games, making games more accessible, and why HDR is so confusing.

The eternal battle between Giant Bomb and the Electronic Three rages on.

Jun. 13 2018

Cast: Jeff

Posted by: Abby

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I always look forward to Annual E3 Phil interview.

Phil's closing segment forever lost

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Phil was great as always but will we ever see the real ending?

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The best part of E3, every year. Thanks so much for these.

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Great he still comes on, hard to not like the guy.

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He seems to genuinely love gaming and it's enjoyable to hear him speak each year.

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This is always the interview I look forward to most. Thank you Jeff, and thank you Phil for taking the time to chat.

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Too bad about that ending, but this really was just a hell of an interview. Great job, Jeff. Hope you guys get Phil back again next year.

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Dont be fooled. The feed was cut off right after Phil said they aren't working on Viva Pinata. Clearly Brad has him locked up in some closet until Phil agrees to bring more fudgehogs into the world.

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I really love these interviews each year. It might be my favorite part of E3.

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whoo! im looking forward to this. jeff & Phil is a great combo!

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Man, Jeff is such a good interviewer. I look forward to this every year.

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Something happened.

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Sooo... A rando / forced Microsoft update cutoff the end of the Phil Spencer interview (HelloFellowTeens)???

So Poetic.

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Great interview!

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Great interview Jeff. Love seeing Phil talk about the business.

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It really sucks that the end of this was cut off. It Seemed like Phil was speaking from the heart and would have been a really nice ending to the show. Phil seems to be a really nice guy and is doing the best job he can after being dealt a bad hand to start with. The rest of the chat was really good as well. This segment is always a highlight for me at E3.

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Guys, Phil gave Jeff the secrets of immortality at the end of the interview and he is selfishly hoarding it for himself. Do not let Jeff's crimes go unanswered! Demand the truth! Show the footage!

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Always a highlight of E3. Thanks GB!

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Phil Spencer seems like such a good dude. His combination of humor, humility and honesty makes these interviews second to none. I get the impression that he trusts this audience enough to throw aside the marketing mumbojumbo and just level with us, and for that I salute him.

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Maaan, I was hoping the end would of been caught on the recording.

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Great interview. Could something like this be done outside of e3? I would watch that.

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damn, it's crazy at the end there how Phil said Master Chief is coming to Smash Bros., sucks that y'all missed it.

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my favorite part... "Why is everyone laughing?..."

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Great interview Jeff, and Phil seems like a cool dude

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Probably the only one of these i will watch this year. And of course if Lanning is on.

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This interview has become the highlight of E3 for me. Phil seems like a genuinely honest, amazing person who really understands what games are all about and is in a position to make meaningful difference in this industry. I wish him all the best.

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Glad they keep getting Phill every year, he seems to be a great person and his interview is always one of my favorite E3 segments. I'm a Playstation player, but I could hear Jeff and Phill talk about the future of the Xbox and videogames in general for hours.

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Oh no, the end got cut off locally as well?

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Phil doesn't like timed skins but he was in charge when they bought timed exclusivity for Tomb Raider. He hangs a lamp shade on it but it wasn't his predecessor doing things he's somewhat against right now.

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Phil alone is starting to sell me on an Xbox One X....even though I have a gtx 1080 and PS4 Pro....he just seems like a genuine dude who loves video games. Was sort of hoping for a white model announcement.

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The interview cut off when Phil was saying they he loves Giant Bomb so much that Microsoft is planning to secretly acquire them from CBSi. Windows 10 is complicit in this act.

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Phil doesn't like timed skins but he was in charge when they bought timed exclusivity for Tomb Raider. He hangs a lamp shade on it but it wasn't his predecessor doing things he's somewhat against right now.

They didn't "buy" exclusivity. they helped fund the game and still allowed it to come out on other platforms. Squeenix has had insane sales expectations and Tomb Raider didn't meet them, so that game's development was in trouble because of that.

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My favorite part of this year's interview is that he's clearly aware the internet is going to pick apart and dissect every little thing he says and/or bring up something he said in the past so he just constantly gets out in front of it by pointing out that exact thing.

This is a man who has been tempered in the fires of the cesspool that is social media and it shows lol. Good on him haha. And good on Jeff as always for killing it. Another great interview.

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Phil Spencer is not going to make me buy an xbox, but I wish him well on his endeavours.

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I would buy an xbox just your this man's interviews on giantbomb

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Nobody gets it done like Jeff. Nobody.

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Damn... just when he was going to announce the acquisition of BioWare. Oh well will wait for the official press release.

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Damn... just when he was going to announce the acquisition of BioWare. Oh well will wait for the official press release.

I lip read the last frame as "Obsidian" :)

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So will we get a name and shame next year on which CBSi employee kicked the video cable out there at the end?

Betting it was Dan with his small bladder syndrome running to the bathroom.

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Why dont GB folks use Linux for their OSs and actually have a production environment as opposed to Windows? Im all for Windows, it just seems like they would be able to do more with Linux and be more stable.

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Great interview, the industry needs more people in high up positions who are as open and honest as Phil Spencer.

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Just love hearing Phil speak, makes me want to plug in my Xbox One again. I really do believe he just wants all games all game makers to succeed

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Just love hearing Phil speak, makes me want to plug in my Xbox One again. I really do believe he just wants all games all game makers to succeed

Seconded. He's a very likeable dude - been so for years too!

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As always, a delight of an interview to watch. Couldn't agree with Phil more about the cross platform thingie. Easy to understand the business reasons, but man, such a bummer.

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Phil gently tossing the Gears team under the bus about that Funco game is the highlight of this interview. "Look man, those guys are way into the idea, I dunno..."

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Phil is a class act. Always enjoy these interviews.

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GB Unarchived, shows us the truth about Phil's ending!

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I'd love to see the ending, he was about to say such nice things :(.

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Always one of the best interviews of the show. Phil seems like a real genuine good dude. Great job by Jeff as well!

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Is it possible the cut ending will be on the nite 2 podcast or is the audio captured from the same machine which rebooted ?