If so, then your not alone. Lets take a look at what Activisions CEO has been up to lately.
No he`s a genius .
Yes, coz I have all the spare time in the world to hate someone that I dont know personally /sarcasm
Do I hate him? No hate is a strong word for someone you don't know personally. Do I dislike him? Very much so. The things he says and the way he runs things are horrible.
He runs one of the most successful, publicly traded companies in America and regardless of how gamers may feel about his influence and decision making, he had no loyalty to gamers. His loyalty is to his shareholders. The billions generated by the Blizzard franchises, Call of Duty and Guitar Hero franchises allows him the liberty he has to say whatever he wants. @ below Great for you. The millions of gamers enjoying those franchises prove you're a very small minority.
I can live without all of activision's games, including MW2, Diablo, WoW, Starcraft 2, Guitar Hero and... what else do they have anyway?
For a person I have never meet... cant believe how much I hate him !
As a provider of goods, do you not think that he also has an obligation to his customers? Ignorance of protocol or the industry doesn't mean that the consumer base should be regarded purely as an asset to be exploited. This business practice was shown to be flawed in the 80's, and Activision need to make hay while the sun shines. If they continue with this level of disdain for the gaming public, then its not if, but when will the winter come for them.
@StanLee If he to some degree doesn't show support and concern for the community then said community will cease to support his company and then neither he nor his share holders will be happy at all. There are plenty of other company's out there that are just as successful and they don't treat the fans and community like crap.
I don't hate him-I don't know him. I find some of the things he says very distasteful, however, and think he's a very crass and thoughtless speaker. It comes over as arrogant becaise he only says these things as he knows gamers in general won't ever hear them-most gamers DON'T read the gaming media at all . It's this that gives him the freedom to spout the way he does and most other businesses wouldn't get away with someone acting like he does. The threat to Sony is pretty umprofessional as even if it were serious it's the kind of thing that should be said behind closed doors and in person. His justifications of wanting to raise the price of MW2(and everything else)while we're in recession, losing our jobs and most other luxuries in the UK are going down in price were very out of touch with UK/EU financial reality it's untrue. Some times his comments are really odious and border on the insulting. Yes, we realise pretty much every CEO is a greedy PoS but Kotick winds us up with his double standards(like it's fine for him to ask for huigher prices but Sony should sell PS3 for nothing!)and coming out with his statements of greedy intent just feels like he's wiping our noses in it as if we gamers owe him and Activision something! So, yeah, he's annoying but I don't think hating someone who you don't personally know is a fair option.
Plain and simple. Sorry, bt he is testing the gaming population and one day he will find that it is with our wallets that he survives.
I dont have to be PC about it nor should others , of course i hate him . Yes sure i dont have to buy his games , and learning my lessons i wont indeed . There is however a big problem with his actions , hence my hatred ... it's their impact and consequences . What many of the "blabla if you dont like it dont buy" parrots (and sheeps ) dont get , is that despite our boycott , the obvious and inevitable success of his shady endeavours will impact all the other games we wont actually boycott . When enough people will validates his shenanigans and price raises , the other devs and publishers will follow suit . They would be fools not to rush through the opened doors . Just like , as an example , the famous "horse armor" incident , led people like me who boycotted the very idea , to discover , that every fighting games of 2009 so far , tried to sell us colors , costumes or characters unlocks . In the end , you'll excuse us grumpy people for moaning and complaining , when even when we didnt partake in those unholy and despicable scams , we still get bitten in the back , like everyone else
I think hate is a waste of time because the odds are the person you feel this way about either doesn't know or if they do don't give a sh!t. So all you are doing is wasting your time and energy and Bobby isn't worth either. So hate Kotick? No. Do I think he is an ignorant arrogant bunghole? Yes.
"I hate Bobby Kotick petition" Where do I sign up! He want's to raise the price of video games in the industry, who the hell wants that? (other than the devs) but who here is a dev?
I can't stand any of the games they make anyway, so I have no problem not purchasing or playing any of them. What a prick.
Agree, COD is so much hype it's not even funny, lol. I mean small maps, extremely repetitive game play, Aim assist, random nade toss deaths, meaningless ranking over and over to gain the same perks/levels 10 times? I mean, it's just so monotonous. The game is fine, online total hype. I'll be investing my time in MAG. The real online war. With 10 times bigger maps, way more perks and gaining rank actually means giving orders. Just so much more of a game, 3 sides to fight on, etc, 256 player's pre game! Customizes your player,etc.
"Agree, COD is so much hype it's not even funny, lol. I mean small maps, extremely repetitive game play, Aim assist, random nade toss deaths, meaningless ranking over and over to gain the same perks/levels 10 times? I mean, it's just so monotonous. The game is fine, online total hype." sounds like you invested hundreds of hours on cod...
evrfighter, Went through the ranks 5 times. But it doesn't take even that many to figure out that every single game is the same thing again. Player's run to the same spots, throw the nades in the same direction near the start of the game. Your running through the same small maps. You know where everyone is, is going to be and were to expect them to come from. I'm not sitting here saying it sucks or anything. Just saying it's well played out. But it's nice to hear the glitches and code users have been fixed with that latest update. But even a game as small as COD, it lags. We all know this ( ground war more so and that's only 18 darn player's ). MAG is COD x 10 in every way. But sure you've seen this if you've researched all it's features.
that why I am not buying any games from Activision new or used.
The amount of these complaints I see on gaming websites amuse me. You say this like your choice makes a difference. Like the thousands saying they wouldn't buy World at War before it went on to sell 10 million units. You guys are the minority, a very small, small minority.
He's a ruthless money grabbing c**t, but I gather that that's par for the course in business.
Well like i say all the time , we already know it's a minority . hell even if all of n4g united it would still be pissing at the wind . Doesnt mean it's a pre requisite to "sell your soul" or blindling follow the herd . If i am to be a cliché , i'd rather be that one : the pseudo rebel with a very few principles , who'd rather support smaller games most dont care or hear about , but i do care a lot about . The kind that said " oh yeah i want it " when infos and the first videos appeared about Demon souls , while most would call it crap . But enough auto and self patting on the shoulder ^_^
Robert Kotick gives the devil nightmares. Robert Kotick counter-attacked a Chuck Norris round house. Robert Kotick made Kanye West interrupt Taylor. Robert Kotick makes the term "Evil" irrelevant. You don't say "Wow, that bad guy is Evil!" You say "Wow, that bad guy is like Robert Kotick!"
here is a quote from the 1st draft of The Usual Suspects Verbal "Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him." Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Robbie Kotick."
Im a huge IW fan and this man give reasons to hate it and get a pirated or used copies I hate to see my favorite game treated like this
If that @sshole threatens to stop making PS3 games, then yes. Screw him.
I don't know him personally so I can't speak to how we would react to one another, but I absolutely despise his business practices and publishing philosophy. Let's just recount what he's done lately: -Drop several new IP's, then sues to try and get them back once they pick up hype (Ghostbusters and Brutal Legend) -Threaten a major platform holder to drop price, needlessly since Kotick knew a price drop was coming -State that he would not back any game that wasn't capable of producing a sequel -Raise the price of MW2 in Britain because he knows he can -Run the Tony Hawk games into the ground with sequels -Currently running the Hero franchises into the ground with sequels and quick cash-ins -Extorting money from consumers by packaging games with peripherals -Creating an atmosphere of pessimism within his own developers and trying to take the fun out of game development(self admitted) Kotick is the D*ck Cheney of game publishers in my opinion. (haha N4G made me censor his name)
Even with all this well known information. Watch as kids flock to get CODMW2, lol. This guy could say you are a piece of crap to your face and kids would still go buy his game. He loves you because you are making him ultra rich. Yet, it's proven time and time again that he doesn't care about you as a consumer. Now go buy my game you little bastards! I have a private jet payment to make!
I'd like to see you make a jet payment with happness. Money makes the world go round and what company or its share holders care about the customer more then their bottom line. Board meeting: Board member 1: people on a website are upset we raised the price of our new product. Board member 2: Oh really Board member 1: yes Board member 2: F*&K em, raise the price and fire 10 employees to make up the difference in case we don't reach our goal.
IronAva, I own a IT company, I live in a 7 figure home, I have more than a few sports cars. I do pretty well in life. But, I will never stick my clients with higher amounts just to have more gain. So unless you've been there yourself. Your really taking a guess correct? But either way, my point is still valid as some might try and justify it to feel better. Because like I said, they/you will be there in line come launch day no matter what this Kotick guys says next.
He looks like a World of Warcraft Gnome to me.
No he threaten to drop support from sony,The guy is my hero.
It sounds like you would even accept Barney The Dinosaur as your hero!
Bahaha, your only hero is me. Worship me xbot!
to hate something means you respect it to a degree. i hate money but i respect it. kotick could have a heart attack and it effects me as much as squashing a bug. not even a memory.
No I don't hate him, I just dont like him
But die-hard fanboys who have nothing better to do in their regular day certainly would. Which is why this whole fanboy-driven boycott against Call of Duty: MW2 really makes me laugh.
MW2 will perform better on the 360
Will Uncharted 2?
Wrong foreverflame. The PC will sh!t on that 360.
Where to get an exorcism I bet Satan would pop out and say "Hai guyz, I did it for lulz"
"Hate" him? No, as I don't know him, but I do think he's a nonesense spouting buffoon.
....and say, pretty much yeah, I think the guy is total scum. I realize that the matter of money is essential to the maintaining and survival of video games altogether, but does that neccesitate becoming a contender for "Biggest Douche in the Universe"? I seriously think Kotick has what it takes to unseat John Edward for this coveted title. All the while, I realize that he has investors that expect results, but to instill fear and lack of vision into his employees is simply unwarranted and unforgivable. There's very few times I try to get into this kind of pseudo-anticorporationism type of attitude, but I seriously think I'll be thinking twice before I buy another Activison game.
nah just disagree with his policys.
Over-price sub-HD gaming in a HD era of consoles. Nah nothing wrong with that. Microsoft is doing that with a over-priced sub-HD expansion pack. It only hurts the gamers in the long run and we are the ones that put these people up there. I remember EA being this way and still is with the NFL license. However for me Activision will be known for milking their franchises this gen.
I love games and i understand that all he cares about is making tons of money. But i care about cool, interesing, innovative games, not sequels of sequels. The only Activision game im waiting for now is Diablo 3
I don't hate him, but that doesn't mean I'll buy his games, I'm buy COD MW2 second hand just because I don't want to buy it from that company. Look ok we are his market, without us Activision wouldn't even be there and yet he get's to treat us like some second rate customer. I don't hate him, I dislike arrogance.
wants to make games cost more? the answer is yes, i dont like him, i dont think any gamer does
Yes I do. If I saw him on the street, I'd punch em in the face. >:)
he is super_secret. think about it....
I don't hate the guy, but this article is obviously a blog, plus it's from an unknown site. Why do people constantly submit blogs from sites nobody has ever heard of? Why do people approve such blogs? It's beyond me....
Don't hate the player, hate the game.
Sadly there are too many greedy [email protected] like him, mostly CEOs, pure greed is what drives that ugly [email protected] I would love to kick his teeth back into his leech-esque face.
Who, BK? Nah, nah son we cool.
Doesn't it just look like he's saying, I make more money in a year than you make even if you would win the lotto... so just keep buying my sh*t and make me rich *still smiling*
this guy should not work in an entertainment and cultural industry, he should be executive in oil business, or cigarettes, or guns, or some drug cartel maybe
pray other game developers dont succumb to the $. This is sad news, of course making money is the key fundamental in being able to continue to make games but you got to be in the industry with a passion to truly push the boundaries of imagination to really shine in this market. Konami, team ico, bungee, naughty dog etc where would we be if devs didn't strive to better themselves rather than constantly push product as fast as possible for max profit? There is a certain awe that I develop for games that are slow in the burners, i am loosing my mind waiting for 'the last guardian' I cant wait for Halo Reach GT5 FFXIII mario galaxy 2. Theses are the devs that set the standard that other devs should follow. Kotic is the devil.
Hate is such a strong word, I would say dislike him very much.
Wonder why I'd buy anything he had a hand in certainly.
This guy is becoming a member of the 10 most hated people in the world just passing Adolf Hitler and Osama BinLadin and just under Steve Balmer and Aaron Greenberg (I'm joking about the last 2 of course)
I really hope that he will eventually have to eat crow and change his policies. Tony Hawk was once great and look where the milking has left that franchise. The industry has shown that while people will continuously buy the same crap year in and year out they have also shown that they will ultimately get fed up (far longer than it should take). It may take a while but there will eventually be a time when the utters of the Hero series are empty. Now if we could only liberate IW from this overlord.
If you think Activision or ANY OTHER COMPANY for that matter was placed on this earth simply to make stuff for you, you're an idiot. Activision, like all companies, exists to make a profit and nothing else. It just so happens that Activision makes video games. If they could somehow make a larger profit by selling toilet paper, they would. The stupidity and immaturity of gamers today is unbelievable.
I HATE HIM!!! ARGH, I WANT TO KILL HIM.