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Michael Leslie was an employee at Nintendo of America from 1997-2015, and member of the NOA Product Testing Department. A product tester for several years, Leslie became project coordinator in 2002 and managed quality assurance for first and second party game projects on handheld and home consoles, while coordinating with second-party developers and international departments of Nintendo. Leslie served in this role for Metroid Prime. He was also an NOA tester for Metroid: Zero Mission. Leslie continued to test games until 2008, when he became a supervisor. He left Nintendo in July 2015, and is currently a software test engineer at Experis, a partner of Microsoft.