Scene Magazine - Spring 2009
Scene Magazine is a quarterly publication of Pacific Lutheran University.
alumni profiles Pete Parsons’ meteoric career trajectory is founded on what he finds ‘awesome’ 26 PLU SCENE SPRING 2009 > ALUMNI PROFILES I t’d be easy to say that PLU graduate Pete Parsons ’89, over his career, has found himself in the right place at the right time. He was on the Xbox development team when there were fewer than a dozen people working on the project. He was product manager for some of the early groundbreaking video games like Flight Simulator and Age of Empires. He had a hand in the “Where the Hell is Matt?” video going viral. Oh, and by the way, he also led the development team of Halo 2 and Halo 3 – also known as The Greatest Video Games in the World. To say that Pete Parsons has been in the right place wouldn’t quite be accurate. He’s been making it the right place. It has always been an essential part of his core philosophy. “I always ask myself ‘What would be