Redmond, WA (PRWEB) July 02, 2012
Gaming And Entertainment Mobile Systems (GAEMS, inc.) the leading design and manufacturing firm for portable entertainment console experiences, announced today that it has hired Stephen “Stepto” Toulouse, to the newly created position of Director of Operations and Product Management. In his new position, Toulouse will be responsible for the GAEMS operational management as well as product management for the company for current and future projects.
Stepto is a life-long gamer and brings nearly two decades of experience in the technology industry. Most recently he served for many years as the Director of Policy and Enforcement for Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE service, and is well known and respected across a large segment of the gaming community ranging from consumers to partners and developers. In addition to being a senior project management specialist, Toulouse is also an online community and social media expert who is passionate about the intersection of gaming as a social experience, and working on products that give gamers new experiences wherever they may be.
“One day after the launch of the Xbox 360, I had to leave for two weeks on a business trip.” said Toulouse, “There it was, the hottest piece of gaming hardware, lying dormant at home for me. I wish desperately I could go back in time and hand myself a GAEMS Sentry to take with me on that trip. I really believe in the products GAEMS are developing and am excited to help them bring them to market.”
"Stephen brings a wealth of experience to our family. With him in place I'm more confident than ever about our ability to get our exciting future products into the hands of gamers everywhere," said Dean Mercier, CEO of GAEMS.
"Having worked with Stepto in his previous role at Xbox," remarked John Smith, GAEMS' Vice President of Marketing, "I know he brings passion and rigor to anything he's involved with. I'm very excited for him in this new role and what it means for the future of GAEMS."
GAEMS first device, the G155 self-contained personal gaming and entertainment environment, was initially shown at E3 2011, and received critical acclaim from media outlets such as Associated Press, USA Today, and IGN.com. Additionally, the G155 was selected by the Wired.com and Maxim.com 2011 annual holiday buyer’s guides as a recommended gift for gamers.
GAEMS recently partnered with Microsoft to unveil the new G155 Sentry, a Microsoft-licensed device that provides individuals and families with a completely customizable personal entertainment solution to enjoy games, DVDs or even stream media like Netflix*, HULU* or YouTube* anytime and just about anywhere. The Sentry and an Xbox 360 lets anyone transform any space into their own Personal Gaming Environment™ (PGE™).
“I’m super excited about joining GAEMS,” commented Toulouse, “I’ve spent a large part of my life in a corporate environment working on software projects. The opportunity to apply my skills and work in a startup environment on a hardware product that I believe in was simply too good to pass up. I greatly look forward to helping make GAEMS products even more successful.”
GAEMS, Inc is changing the way gamers around the world stay connected to their favorite console, friends, and games. By creating an entirely new category in consumer electronics, GAEMS has taken everything needed for an ultimate gaming experience, and made it portable. A company created by dedicated gamers, for gamers. Assembling a team of industry professionals with a passion for gaming, GAEMS will always design and manufacture products that place gamers first. Our mission is to provide the highest quality personal gaming and entertainment experience to gamers around the world. You can find out more about GAEMS at our website at http://projectgames.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/projectgaems