Activision boss Bobby Kotick explains the firm's strategy...
riiiight, that's why you had to raise your prices. gtfo.
Hes already upset the gamin fans and now he wants 2 go that little bit further If i could take Koticks bubbles i would
A simple look at their recently released financials tells us that. Guitar Hero and music games in general are on the downwards spiral. All they have from the "Activision" side of things is COD. And as Shingo pointed out, if business is booming, why the price hike? Bobby is either lying or just plain greedy.
I want to punch that cheeky grin off his chubby, little face. FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!
Bobby Kotick and Denis Dyack...separated at birth.
What he really meant was we're bigger A-holes than our rivals.
TOMBSTONE HIM undertaker style
i really hate that guy, i hope for his sake mw2 is worth the extra bucks
My message would be short and sweet Bobby, SHUT THE F*CK UP! But in all honesty I have to thank Mr Kotick because he is going to save me some money this year.
This guy is seriously getting on my nerves now. Keep your mouth shut and stop being a douche
What an annoying looking moron.
Every time I see his face I want to punch it...I wonder why.... I never thought I would come to like EA so much and hate Activision. Kodick definitely helped.
Can't he just stfu? All i ever hear from him is "We're better then everybody else so we do what we want, blah blah fudging blah"
He seriously need to shut up So many fan are already mad at him and now he just put more oil to the fire Not buying Hell no, not buying this crap f****** Activision
and whoever still buy MW2 after these recent things spit out and done by this guy is SUPER STUPID! maybe more stupid than all lemmings combined!!
but this guy takes the cake
If Activision is really in a better position that it's rivals then it's clear he's abusing that position to get as much money as he can from us. Sure companies are in it for the money but this guy takes the piss.
I want his lemon shaped head to STFU.
can this man please cease to exist?
Someone needs to tell him the old Chinese Proverb: When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
He's achieved the impossible - uniting both 360 and PS3 fanboys in their hate of him! If you ask me, that's something pretty amazing I never thought I'd ever see happen. Just a shame we have to (literally) pay for it...
Why refrain? Please, go ahead, i doubt anyone woud stop you.
I'd stop him, because I want to be the one doing it >.>
im not buying another activision game ever again. i will buy blizzards games but not activision so hopefully blizzard realises activision are crap and split from them
at the end of the day, you still support activision, more power for them...
Bobby.........Do yourself a favour and just pipe down already. Seriously. You're already about as popular as a plate of warm herpes so spouting off every other day is not improving your popularity or the general gaming communities opinion of yourself. Everyone know's you just want to line your pockets as much as possible at the expense of the gaming community (you know, the people that put you where you are today?) by blatantly ripping us off. STFU and go away. While you're at it Google "A written definition of damage control" and have good long read as you may be making a good buck right now but you're royally screwing yourself in the long run.
better position my ass GTFO
His interviews are starting to sound like Peter Moore's.
that guy pissing me off!
As the Fonz said - 'Sit On It...Kotick'!!! ;-D + I'm sure Millions of Lemmings will by MW2 on day 1!!! :-/
anyone want a copy of free activision games?, i'm thinking me and my friend bit-torrent are gonna set up a printing press, the internet isn't enough, start putting them in peoples mailboxes sort of thing.
WoW i feel sry for the talented Game developers (eg. Blizzard, IW ). Having such a**hole Boss , I would just quit.
Just makes me mad seeing that mug!
he is talking to his stockholders, he has to say that kind of stuff to keep them happy. Gaming is a big business and your individual $50-$70 doesn't equate to investor's millions upon millions of dollars. I know I'll get a lot of disagrees but like I said he isn't talking to gamers...
Yes, but the fact remains that he's saying these kinds of things and we all know that while he is screwing gamers over he is talking about how great he is to stockholders. He is proving to us that he cares only about money and stockholders, instead of delivering us original games. While other company heads also care about the dough, they at least provide reasons for appreciation. Look at EA. People used to hate EA, but EA has made some really great moves this gen. Mirror's Edge Dead Space BF: Bad Company Dante's Inferno Mafia 2 EA is providing us with some cool games.
this came to mind
nice one there =)
that made my day
OH. MY. GOD. SHUT. THE F**K. UP. This is what happens people. Capitalism run amok. This guy is so assured of his product demand that he feels he can rub it in your face like this. And as long as you keep buying, he will continue to raise prices and gouge every last one of us. And once he starts doing it, the others will follow, because it WORKS. How do we stop it? We BREAK IT. We ARE the market, people. We can send a very clear and simple message to asshoels like this guy. What's next? Is he going to ask people to lick dog sh*t from his shoe with every purchase of MW2: Prestige Edition? "I think people will find that it's worth it, they are shoes that THEY paid for, after all. They will want to keep them clean for me."
Can't wait to play COD: Modern Warfare 2 on my Xbox 360!
-____- Bobby Kotick is everything that is wrong with the gaming industry.
Looks like somebody has been sucking Kockdick's milimeterpeter.
Some of you wouldn't see sarcasm if it hit you in the face...
I agree that most people here are all insanely stupid and don't understand sarcasm - but that being said... this "Can't wait to play COD: Modern Warfare 2 on my Xbox 360!" Doesn't in any way sound sarcastic. xD lmao, and if it was actually supposed to be sarcasm, then it wasn't very funny.
And what is offensive by saying I will play it on my Xbox 360? That's the console I own.
I never said it was offensive... I said it didn't sound sarcastic or funny. lmao. Ugh... *rolls eyes* 360 fanboys... Yeah, i went there.
hate that picture. Despise. Abhor. Ripping my hair out. Flicking my eyeballs. Staplegun to the testicle area. Needle in the one-eyed wormhole. Sitting on a broomstick HATE.
This guy is a fuking azzhole. Seriously, if they're in a good position wtf raise the prices. Activision is a real big disappointment this generation and I've gotta say EA is a lot better and I really mean a LOT better than these guys.
yhh its cuz they got rid of the former ceo, since 2007 they employeed the guy who ran EA 4rm 1997 - 2004 thats y u see a big change with EA so in other words just like with EA the board of directors wont b happy with the way this dude running things so hell get booted :) n this dude worked for 4kids n u no how much people h8t 4kids now we know why :@
I think its funny someone who used to be so high up at Microsoft (Peter Moore) has done an excellent job at EA promoting the PS3 and investing in new IPs!
Peter Moore manages EA sports EA run by John Riccitiello
So he raises prices, admits he wants to raise them more, and now tells us that they're in a better position? What the hell is this guy playing?
They have Modern Warfare 2 that will sell like 15 Milions only in 2009.
i hate this guy, he talks too much
...says the plastic man with fake looking teeth.
Holy crap, does this guy ever shut up?
...so stop screwing them!!!
This guy is everything that is wrong with big business and games. Look at how EA has turned in just a few short years. EA has EA Partners which looks to partner and broaden its game offerings which could mean more opportunity for experimental or non standard games. They even have internal studios doing work on new IP's like Dead Space. What does Activision say? We only support our proven franchises and we will exploit them into the ground. How many Guitar Hero releases have come about in the last few years? Call of Duty is an annual release for no other reason then to extract dollars from our pockets. You may say businesses are there to make money, so he is doing what he should for his shareholders, but how do you explain EA? Another major publisher that is out there doing everything Activision is not and they were Activision just about 4 or 5 years ago. It's the folly and hubris of Activision that will come back to bite them in their arse. Gamers as a group can be pretty rabid when taken advantage of. I just hope more core gamers become aware of Activision's tactics and take a stance. EA seems to have come around. I can't wait for the day Infinity Ward says they are tired of Call of Duty and want to venture out in a new direction, or better yet, EA or Take Two comes along and steals them.
I'm officially calling it. It's the Cliffy B effect. There is always one tard in the news that irks fans to no end. Once they leave the spotlight another idiot steps in. Cliffy B was there until GeoW2 released, then we had to deal with Greenburg who pops up like a Wack-a-Mole every quarter. Now Bobby Kotex is plastering his muppet face and vomiting his absurd remarks all over the internet.
unfortunately we have brought this on ourselves... Until we the consumers are really repaired to say no and have the will power to act on it.... he will keep making money off us and he will keep making his stupid comments. I have never really had any issues with any of the shirt and tie guys from any of the big companies, but this guy is really, really starting to get on my nerves. I was reading somewhere a write up someone did about him. he does not even play games himself ( many of the big guys are gamers or use to be which is why they enjoy working in the industry ) this guy is 100% in it for the money, nothing else. don't get me wrong i know they are all in it for the money.. but lets just say this guy takes it to a whole new level.
His name even annoys me "kotick" It would have suited him better if his name was "Goprick" or "suckd!ck"
LOL! Now that's humour =) M$ > Bobby Kotick Did I take it too far?
If they loose COD license I think they'll be screwed. Bobby FYI I'm getting my MW2 free. I will think about buying if you leave the company.
There are many alternatives coming out during MW2. Brutal Legend, Halo, Uncharted etc. Kindly buy other game and wait until MW2 gets a price drop or you find it second hand to buy.
This 300lb chipmunk looking douche doesnt know wtf hes talking about. hey Kockdick, do me a favor and put all the MW2 copies up your ass im sure it would fit with your gay ass.
I say three cheers for Kotick for giving us some really innovative new games, such as DJ Hero, Singularity and Blur. Sure he's raising prices, but he's doing it so he can keep making new games. And I'd pay £70 for Modern Warfare 2 and feel good about it.