15 amazing photos of Microsoft's Don Mattrick never changing his facial expression

If you've ever seen Microsoft's Don Mattrick present the Xbox press conference at E3, you'll know that he's possibly the smiliest man in the games industry. Seriously, if he knows there's a camera around, he's smiling. There may be an obvious reason for it, there may not, but boy does he look happy at all times. He's a trooper. His face must be in agony.

Honestly. Don Mattric never changes facial expression. I spent hours the other day trying to find a picture in which is isn't smiling, and I honestly couldn't. So instead I've collated 15 different same-faced photos to prove my findings. 

Above: Oh hey guys!

Above: My name's Don, and I just really enjoy smiling on photos

Above: I discovered a while ago that my favourite smile is the vague, slightly vacant smile

Above: And now I do it in every photo, even ones where I weirdly look a bit older than usual

Above: And ones where I'm a bit blurry! No siree, I don't mind those at all!

Above: I really like radio-mics. They always make me do that smile. Whether I'm being photographed or not

Above: God, sometimes just THINKING about radio-mics makes me break out into a GREAT BIG VACANT GRIN!

Above: I also really like smiling with my hands on my hips, as you can see from these last two photos

Above: But I can't keep my hands on my hips all the time. Boy, it sure is tiring. But I always have enough energy to keep smiling vaguely, so that's okay 

Above: I can even do it from slightly different angles. Though sometimes that makes me a little more self conscious and I get to looking a little awkward

Above: Haha, yeah, you're right! That last angle was a good one, wasn't it?

Above: Aha! I can do the smile at different distances too!

Above: Aw, big groups of people do make me smile

Above: Hyuk! Sometimes meeting famous people makes me so excited that I almost change my facial expression! But I don't

Above: LOL! Hold up guys! It's not true! I didn't!

Above: But it's not all smiling. Sometimes, when I'm alone, I like to smoulder

Want more photos of games industry execs being far more entertaining than they should be? Check out last week's gallery of the 42 best and weirdest photos of Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto being brilliantly odd.


  • Fraught - February 11, 2012 5:28 a.m.

    Someone should do a similar article, only about Cundy.
  • bgsmith330 - February 10, 2012 4:14 p.m.

    Wow, those faces are all really similar. It's almost like it's the same guy or something...
  • RedHarlow - February 10, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    Slow news day around the Gamesradar office, is it?
  • ManPuddin - February 10, 2012 8:34 a.m.

    He's like a male Olivia Munn with that range.
  • asspills - February 10, 2012 8:13 a.m.

    Easily one of the funniest shitting articles Ive read on here!! DO MORE SHIT LIKE THIS!!! NOT EVERY ARTICLE HAS TO BE GAME NEWS OR TOP 7s!! They dont even need a premise!
  • ColinKapow - February 10, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    Well I enjoyed it, a nice little chuckle while I was on the toilet. Cheers Dave
  • The_Ouroboros - February 10, 2012 5 a.m.

    Never let him babysit.
  • BottleBank - February 10, 2012 4:19 a.m.

    Preferred the Miyamoto feature. In all honesty this just seems like pointless space filler. Yours, Mon Dattrick
  • asspills - February 10, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    Shut the fuck up
  • c-c-c-combo breaker - February 10, 2012 1:27 p.m.

    Now, if you had posted a phrase like this: 'Excuse me dear sir, I believe you should brew yourself a nice cup of shut the fuck up.' It might have made yourself look like a typical gamesradar funny guy. That just made you look like a butthurt 13 year old kid.
  • FAC51 - February 10, 2012 4:16 a.m.

    Idea for a future Top 7 - The 7 Worst, Most Pointless, Inane Gamesradar Articles Ever Written. The number one spot's just picked itself.
  • Errrrbo - February 10, 2012 7:58 a.m.

    You knew exactly what you were getting yourself into when you clicked on the article.
  • babyface - February 10, 2012 9:08 a.m.

  • KidKatana - February 10, 2012 4:12 a.m.

    Oh he's Canadian...I thought his teeth looked suspiciously British for a man named Don.
  • Mezolitik - February 10, 2012 4:03 a.m.

    He absorbed all my happiness. Now I'm sad.
  • StrayGator - February 10, 2012 4 a.m.

    "Disturbed" doesn't begin to convey what I think about it. It'd be more along the lines of "Horrified".

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