Xbox Live news - An interview with Beth Goza of Microsoft

During our recent visit to Microsoft headquarters, we had the pleasure of meeting with Beth Goza, Sr. Community Manager at Microsoft. Beth is one of the people in charge of PR for first-party Xbox Live titles on both Windows Phone and Windows 8, you see. She kindly agreed to an interview in which we discuss her favorite Windows Phone games, the ratio of casual to core games in the mobile lineup, Wordament, and other gaming topics. Check it out after the break!

Beth actually has a BA in Literature like yours truly, so right away we were able to communicate with the same language. You have no idea how embarrassing it can be to start an interview and find the other person only speaks Portuguese or something. Anyway, she also practices an interesting array of hobbies. On top of gaming (and of course, reading), Beth knits, solders (me too), and even built a MakerBot, the busy bee.

I really appreciate Beth’s hospitality, in addition to the other folks at Microsoft I met last week, including Ray Estrada and Richard Malsch. It was a great learning experience, seeing Windows Phone and Xbox Live from the other side of the fence, so to speak. We still have more news from the Seattle trip in store for you this week, so keep checking back, Windows Phone gamers!

License plate photo and background info courtesy of GeekWire.

Paul Acevedo

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!