I was perusing Sports by Brooks late last night, as is my wont, and came across this item: "The NEW YORK TIMES reports EA Sports will provide new President Peter Moore with "relocation-related expenses" from Redmond, Washington, to Redwood City, California. The move will cost the company $330,000. Moore, a former Microsoft executive, also received a $1.5M signing bonus from the company." Ha! I once made that exact relocation — Redmond to Redwood City — for about a hundred bucks. Of course, I didn't have nearly as many leather-bound books.
Moore was corporate vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft, the latter name which always brings a smile to my face. That's because every time there was a job opening at Entertainment and Devices, there would be this mass exodus from all other buildings on the Redmond campus (including MSNBC, where I worked), and a mad scramble for applications. "I get to test video games all day? Cool!"
Anyway, welcome to Redwood City, Peter Moore. I have stolen your garden gnomes, and am outside of your office window right now, performing a little play with them.
EA Confirms Moore's New Job [Kotaku]