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Activision's Kotick: I'd Raise Game Prices Even More

Activision raised a lot of eyebrows last month with the revelation that Modern Warfare 2 will cost £55, but it's not enough for the company's CEO, Bobby Kotick. He wants all your money.

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Traveler2939d ago

That's some gall. Is he trying to make people upset at Activision?

poindat2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

Activision sure is on a slippery slope... I really hope that nobody with any common sense supports these ridiculous prices.

You can praise MW2 all you want, but there was no reason for the UK price hike, and I can't understand why anyone would want to put down $149 for the game, even if it is the special edition.

KionicWarlord2222939d ago

He already did with these game delays...

Yi-Long2939d ago

... in a time where there are so many games coming out that are great, and deserve our money, he raises the prices(!)

Tony Hawk will flop. No doubt about it.

Modern Warfare 2 might be the greatest game of all time. Who knows. I sure won't find out untill it's 20-30 bucks a few years from now, or when I might download it instead of buying it. I sure as hell aren't gonna pay more than 50 bucks (euro) for a game.

This guy is just a complete clueless idiot.
Thank 'God' Brutal Legend has been snatched up by EA after being dropped by Activision, so I can just spend my money on that when it comes out.

Hellsvacancy2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

Whether its Activision or any other developer UNLESS i knew the game woz gonna b worth EVERY penny (Heavy Rain + Final Fantasy Versus) - I doubt Modern Warfare 2's even gonna b worth the rental price im gonna pay (7.99 a month) if i had a 360 i would find a torrent 4 it Activision aint gettin my ££££'s unless they cum-up wid da goods

Carl14122939d ago

WOW indeed.

What a greedy ******. I hate this guy

stevenhiggster2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

As much as I was looking forward to MW2 there's no way I'll be giving Activision 1penny! If I do ever decide to get the game then it'll be pre owned to make sure Activision get nothing from me.

Headshot812939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

We'll find out once MW2 drops, they'll regret their ps3 threats and price hikes on all platforms! The economy is rough, , and if activision wants to screw us in our time of need , we'll make sure we'll screw them and pass over their sh!t product, better believe that!They try to take our money, we'll hit'em where it counts,their checkbook!
p.s.- better release a demo too, gamers don't want to end up buying an overpriced "add on content".(BTW-im not buying it either way)

(Holy sh!t,bubbles?)

sunnygrg2939d ago

If this guy stays at Activision, I will never buy an Activision game New.
He is pissin' everybody left and right, and he is actually trying.

JL2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

Wow. As if I needed any more reason, I officially hate this guy now. I hope that they kick his a$$ to the curb or something. I think this dude has gone well beyond the limit at this point. I really wish somebody would step in and take Activision down a notch (or ten). I will NOT be supporting them with any of my money until they straighten up. If Infinity Ward has to suffer as well, then so be it (especially since I haven't even seen them step up to at least protest against Activision or anything yet, which by default just makes it appear they agree with Activision on some level). I'd be happy if everybody boycotts all of Activision's games. They're going to seriously end up ruining things for gamers, I fear, if they continue to go unchecked. Hell, they're already bending over our UK brothers. Seriously, nothing but contempt for them at this point...and anybody associated with them.

Edit: @Hell below
Of course man, we're all gamers here. Everyone will have their differences at one point or another, but in the end we're all the same...just gamers. Gotta stick together. From here in the US to there in UK to over in Japan...mess with one of us, you're messing with all of us essentially. It truly sucks for y'all though as you seem to be getting it stuck to you harder than anybody else right now.

Hellsvacancy2939d ago

Bubbles 2 u dude 4 referin 2 us here in the uk as brothers :-)

Syronicus2939d ago

This guy officially wins the "Douche-Bag of the Year" Award for 2k9.

Rainstorm812939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

If anyone need to be boycotted its Bobby Kotick and his recent practices at activision. "id raise prices even more"???? I guess his rant against sony was for nothing because he clearly doesnt have gamers in mind.

Everyone needs to pass on BUYING CoD MW2, Only then will activision (Douchebag Kotick) understand that you cant milk every penny from gamers.

MW2 will be a great FPS, but with Halo ODST and Killzone 2 people can get their FPS fix else where and not be robbed by Activision. 10 bucks for the wolverine war room DLC (preorder extra) we shouldve known this was coming.

Genesis52939d ago

I don't buy Activision games as it is now. This guy isn't doing anything to win me over that's for sure.

SixTwoTwo2939d ago

What a jack***. Activision won't be getting my money for MW2. I'll be doing what the above poster suggested and get it preowned. And to anyone who like me, just has to have MW2 in November please buy it used. Don't give this douche your hard earned cash. F*** you Activision you're not getting any of my cash.

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Megaton2939d ago

I already decided to buy MW2 used based on this assclown's earlier douchebaggery. This just sets it in stone. I'm never buying anything new from Activision ever again, and I'm advising all my friends to do the same.

II Necroplasm II2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

Also saying that type of stuff in a recession just shows what a careless human he is.
See you in hell Robert Kotick lol

The Wood2939d ago

i hope im strong enough to by MW2 preowned. I already skipped the last 1 because it seemed like more, more of the same. This guy respresents a lot that is wrong and bad in OUR industry. Everybody gets whats coming to them anyway.....

prunchess2939d ago

I was pissed that Activision were putting the price up for MW2 as it was. I would have probably still bought it at christmas but now F*ck them. I'll wait a while now to buy MW2. I'll make a point of trying to get it used. I have absolutely no intention of buying this game new EVER now!

Christopher2939d ago

Some gall? How is that so when idiots have already bought out the ridiculous $149 version of Modern Warfare 2?

Look, unless people stop buying the overpriced crap then they're going to keep raising prices. It's us gamers that are giving them the ability to do this. And when we do all we do is complain and then go out and buy the overpriced items.

We're the idiots, not Kotick.

Rainstorm812939d ago

cant blame all gamers. Modern Warfare 1 is a AAA FPS people are playing it still 2years later. Some Gamers want the best games, unfortunately Activision is forcing us to deal with shytty business practices. Some can deal with not playing the game to others this is the ONLY game they are interested in this year.

Its a Fvcked up situation.

Personally, it looks like uncharted 2 multiplayer will get my full attention without COD MW2 being purchased by me.

raztad2939d ago

@The Wood

Bro if Generic Warfare seemed to you generic the first time I doubt the second will be any different. Some cheap tricks like climbing icy mountains up wont make the cut for amazing gameplay. Generic Warfare is just another run and gun FPS with decent graphics at sub HD resolutions.

anh_duong2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

if activision succeed in selling lots of copies of mw2 then this will open the door for other publishers to raises their prices which will hurt the gamers. credit crunch times are hard enough for gamers so we don't need evil money grabbing corporations like activision to dominate the pricing of games..

if you are xbox owner buy halo: odst or some other mutli game instead of mw2 until activision drops the price of mw2

if you are a ps3 owner do likewise with mag or uncharted 2 etc

if you still are desparate to own mw2 i would suggest you at least delay your purchases for a couple of months

solidarity is what we need to make sure games publishers don't take gamers for a ride..

animboo2939d ago

secondhand buy for me, modern warfare 2 that is..

Megaton2939d ago

Lotta tough talk in here, but I have my doubts that many of you will follow through. Nothing personal, but you're the same angry mob that tears GameStop a new one online, and then rushes out to get their preorder bonuses. Gotta follow through, and get your friends to do the same, or this could end up setting a very poor precedent for the industry, where we're the only ones who lose.

randomwiz2939d ago

They can charge a little more for Modern Warfare 2, because they know that they're not going to lose many sales just for making the price go up on a good game, but the thing I hate about game prices rising is that it makes consumers more selective of what they buy, and they won't buy many games, they'll just get the the really good ones.

Christopher2939d ago

Totally see supporting a great game, but to support it so much that they buy the very overpriced versions of the game with cheap pieces of plastic they'll never use? There's supporting the game and then there's supporting the publisher in their methods of hiking prices across the board.

na2ru12939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

that's as quality and content packful as GT5 with standard HD res, then may it be consider as reasonable. MW2 ha

So far, Polyphony Digital are the only ones who I would pay more than RRP £40 price.

IaMs122939d ago

I completely agree buying it used! Freaking Idiot and at a time like this too. We need to freaking boycott this game BIG time. Set up a roster and all and to spread the word out!

Also i just got thinking if everyone is buying it used, who is going to be left to turn it into a used product lol :)

Kaneda2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

Uncharted 2 and MAG are my games this holidays! [email protected] MW2! they can keep their game!

How did this guy become a CEO? talks about ruining a business and brand name...

Greywulf2939d ago

Enjoy getting raped in the future.

Poopface the 2nd2939d ago

I have a feeling he might change his tune when Tony hawk sells like crap. Maybe alot of people will buy it, but for some reason I think it will be a flop(at least I hope).