Andre Vrignaud, Microsoft Director of Game Platform Strategy, is making the leap to Amazon.com, sparking speculation about a new Amazon games initiative. "Can't really talk about details at this point, but it'll become pretty evident soon enough… and you all know where my passions lie," Vrignaud wrote.
From Vrignaud's blog: "I make this announcement with mixed emotions as I'm excited about where Microsoft is going in the next few years as they look to reinvent digital entertainment… but I'm also obviously very intrigued about what Amazon is looking to do. And add to that some of the smaller "intangible" benefits (such as a much shorter commute, dogs allowed at work, working in Seattle proper, etc.) it felt like the right time."