That time Microsoft tried to buy Nintendo

“They just laughed their asses off. Like, imagine an hour of somebody just laughing at you. That was kind of how that meeting went.”

– Kevin Bachus, the former director of third-party relations for Microsoft’s Xbox unit, recalling (for the 20th anniversary look-back at Xbox) the time when Steve Ballmer sent a team to see about acquiring Nintendo.

via M.G Siegler’s Happy Hour email