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Haunter Master
March 2nd, 2010, 11:42 AM
Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision, is murdering the gaming industry. He did it with Guitar Hero, releasing game after game until people were sick of it. Now he's fired the President of Infinity Ward! It's rumored that he did so because IW refused to make another Call of Duty game before 2010 ends. Activision must think that IW are pushovers, because after Activision purchased Blizzard, and they demanded WoW Cataclysm was released before 2010 and Blizzard basically said "Shove it up your ass Kotick, we're Blizzard, it'll be done when it's done."

I despise Bobby Kotick with a white hot burning passion! In an interview he even said that he got into the gaming industry to take the fun OUT of video games.

It's only a matter of time before Activision buys out your favorite game developer and crashes them into the ground.

Discuss.

Fox♠
March 2nd, 2010, 01:28 PM
Surely by Activision you mean Nintendo and by Bobby Kotick you mean shigeru miyamoto??

Yuoaman
March 2nd, 2010, 01:36 PM
Surely by Activision you mean Nintendo and by Bobby Kotick you mean shigeru miyamoto??

Oh you sly fox, you. ;)

But at least he released several great games in the past.

I'm not sure what to think about this Kotick guy, do you have a link to that interview you mentioned?

Jolene
March 2nd, 2010, 02:16 PM
The modern gaming market is already a depressing wilderness of gritty fratcore titles tailored toward closet sadists: the sick man of the entertainment industry. This guy is just speeding up the illness.

Haunter Master
March 2nd, 2010, 03:03 PM
Oh you sly fox, you. ;)

But at least he released several great games in the past.

I'm not sure what to think about this Kotick guy, do you have a link to that interview you mentioned?

I misspoke when I said he wanted to take the fun out of video games, he actually said "Take all the fun out of making video games." But in my eyes that's even worse! Happy developers make good games. Kotick is an a-hole, a world renowned a-hole.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/94711-Bobby-Kotick-Wants-to-Take-the-Fun-Out-of-Making-Games

Another interview:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/93689-Activision-CEO-Says-He-Would-Raise-Prices-Even-Higher

Just look at him, that evil smirk, those dead eyes.

Åzurε
March 2nd, 2010, 04:09 PM
Ahh, so he's the guy who ate Blizzard? This man is my new least-favorite figure in today's gaming world.
Needs moar retirement. Or death. With fire. >.>

Yuoaman
March 2nd, 2010, 04:09 PM
I misspoke when I said he wanted to take the fun out of video games, he actually said "Take all the fun out of making video games." But in my eyes that's even worse! Happy developers make good games. Kotick is an a-hole, a world renowned a-hole.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/94711-Bobby-Kotick-Wants-to-Take-the-Fun-Out-of-Making-Games

Another interview:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/93689-Activision-CEO-Says-He-Would-Raise-Prices-Even-Higher

Just look at him, that evil smirk, those dead eyes.

It's a wonder that Activision has any employees while working under a guy like that. At least I know one place I'll never accept a job. XD

yahiko
March 2nd, 2010, 05:25 PM
we must over throw him revolution!!

kohei
March 2nd, 2010, 09:22 PM
So he's what Wada is to Squeenix, right?

Interesting. Funny how people like this get to become the guys who pushes creators around.

donavannj
March 2nd, 2010, 09:53 PM
Meh, it could be worse... he did steer Activision out of bankruptcy, and several great titles probably would have never made it to us if he hadn't.

Ninja Caterpie
March 3rd, 2010, 12:04 AM
Meh, it could be worse... he did steer Activision out of bankruptcy, and several great titles probably would have never made it to us if he hadn't.

Many great titles aren't going to be made if he keeps going.

Tudsworth
March 3rd, 2010, 04:11 AM
Meh, it could be worse... he did steer Activision out of bankruptcy, and several great titles probably would have never made it to us if he hadn't.
Examples, please?

I mean, I can name -good- games that Activision have published since Kotick took over, but nothing I'd consider "great".

Akeraz
March 3rd, 2010, 06:37 AM
I hate activision in general.
They plan to make people pay online fees for the next Call of Duty game.
Well, they can say goodbye to the 360 playerbase.
I doubt anyone's gonna want to pay more money on top of their xbl subscription.

Fox♠
March 3rd, 2010, 11:13 AM
Personally I think he's a great boss, detirmined, hungry for success and motivated.

donavannj
March 3rd, 2010, 01:12 PM
Examples, please?

I mean, I can name -good- games that Activision have published since Kotick took over, but nothing I'd consider "great".

You do know he's been around Activision since 1991, right?

Though it seems most of the IP Activision has come across since the mid-90's is stuff where they didn't publish the original, but are publishing the second installment or later.

.Fenris
March 3rd, 2010, 07:57 PM
Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision, is murdering the gaming industry. He did it with Guitar Hero, releasing game after game until people were sick of it. Now he's fired the President of Infinity Ward! It's rumored that he did so because IW refused to make another Call of Duty game before 2010 ends. Activision must think that IW are pushovers, because after Activision purchased Blizzard, and they demanded WoW Cataclysm was released before 2010 and Blizzard basically said "Shove it up your ass Kotick, we're Blizzard, it'll be done when it's done."

I despise Bobby Kotick with a white hot burning passion! In an interview he even said that he got into the gaming industry to take the fun OUT of video games.

It's only a matter of time before Activision buys out your favorite game developer and crashes them into the ground.

Discuss.

Is this the same guy who sold that broken-in-half excuse of a game called MW2?

parallelzero
March 3rd, 2010, 08:00 PM
I thought the consumer was destroying video games? Or was I misinformed and this Bobby Kotick is the mastermind behind the entire scheme?

Cassino
March 4th, 2010, 09:09 AM
He strikes me as someone motivated solely by profit, who will accordingly pander to what the idiot majority demands rather than what people with real opinions would actually see favourably.
I can't really call this a bad thing since that's the corporate norm... but it's not good either.

SBaby
March 4th, 2010, 01:59 PM
If you're going to create a topic specifically to complain about the situation between Activision and Infinity Ward, wouldn't it be better to actually post a link (http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/702911/Security-Appears-Unannounced-At-Infinity-Ward-Studio-Heads-Missing-Staff-Freaked-Out-.html) to the article in question in the first post? And don't get me wrong. This topic was created because of that. We're not idiots here.

Anyway, it's like Tim Schafer said, 'Getting mad at Activision is like getting mad at an ape for throwing fecal matter. It's just how the beast communicates.'.

Personally, I really don't care because it's just one more step toward the gaming apocalypse that Moviebob mentioned on youtube. More fun for me.

Ninja Caterpie
March 4th, 2010, 10:00 PM
He strikes me as someone motivated solely by profit, who will accordingly pander to what the idiot majority demands rather than what people with real opinions would actually see favourably.
I can't really call this a bad thing since that's the corporate norm... but it's not good either.

Just because something's the norm doesn't mean it's good...

Calder
March 4th, 2010, 10:07 PM
Added to my murder list...cough...i said nothing

Cassino
March 5th, 2010, 01:31 AM
Just because something's the norm doesn't mean it's good...
but it's not good either.

Not to sound like I'm trying to be funny or anything... but I'm afraid I must advise against the partial reading of posts.

Ninja Caterpie
March 5th, 2010, 02:27 AM
Not to sound like I'm trying to be funny or anything... but I'm afraid I must advise against the partial reading of posts.

Alright, I'll reword that.

Just because something's the norm doesn't mean it can't be bad

Fox♠
March 6th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Alright, I'll reword that.

Just because something's the norm doesn't mean it can't be bad

Which is pretty much what Cassino said, did you by chance actually read his post?

And to be honest, do you honestly think it's any different at EA, SEGA, Nintendo, Sony etc etc?

donavannj
March 6th, 2010, 01:16 PM
And to be honest, do you honestly think it's any different at EA, SEGA, Nintendo, Sony etc etc?

This is an answer to your question directed at other users:

Activision isn't doing anything different from any other major publisher... except for this aversion they have to supporting new IP. That's really the only thing they are doing differently, but they've been doing that for years.

Ninja Caterpie
March 6th, 2010, 02:44 PM
Which is pretty much what Cassino said, did you by chance actually read his post?

Actually, yes I did.

"I can't really call this a bad thing since that's the corporate norm..."

Basically, that's say "because it's the corporate norm, it's not a bad thing".