In a recent interview with FT, the CEO of Activision stated that the company wants a little bit of the revenue that Xbox Live and PSN are gaining of off the Call of Duty series.
Well, Activision can kiss it's success good bye. I feel bad for PS3 gamers especially. Some of them just dodged a bullet by not having to pay for online from Sony. Now they will have to pay for Activision's online game play.
Well, I'm not going to pay to play online.
who said im paying online i just wont buy activision games matter of fact i already stopped when i was going to buy transformers and then saw activision and was like nahhhhhhhh
As to the answer to that one article where I asked why Activison wanted a console like pc that hooked up easily to HDTV's... We have our answer.
yah well Activision can Suck it
activision is illuminati
As soon as Activision starts charging for online, I will probably pass on their games. EA isn't much better by charging for game modes.
If you bought MW2 then you are a part of this problem. Simple as that. Stop supporting Activision and stop buying their annual crap!!
im, just pirating transformers for pc fuck activision.....piratebay.org ftw
When you think about something you lighten, it's usually a good thing. Like a new phone, or loosing weight off your fat ass (*cough, cough* Kotick *cough, cough*). In this case, Activision made it bad - REAL bad.
Let's just boycott them, just don't buy their games. Edit: Hey webeblazing, y'all a hick.
lmao good one
we have been trying to do that since Activision first said they were raising the price of MW2 for no reason.... nobody took it seriously, I would love to see it happen now.
and yall are really suprised your paying to pay online. theyre thinking your really paying to pay pay the other part of their games. yall put this on yall selfs instead of standing together because your buying a over $500 console every 5 years plus games, you rather fight and get rape. but your mad somebody else wanna join the gangbang. pc gamers was on point when they tried to pull this on them. by next gen every big publisher gonna have a online service app on consoles. thats why consoles is where the money at there dumb
First off, if you read the article you'll see that it is geared toward PC gamers. Secondly, the reality of the situation is that everyone that plays an Activo game loses. And why should gamers pay to play COD online?? Dedicated servers are not used for online play. Content is not updated on a regular basis. And when there is an update, people are charged $15 for it?! This game is not an MMO!
why feel worse for PS3 gamers?...its the 360 owners that are getting tongue darted twice...there was a big article about it last week...that MS is all for letting activision and EA charge extra, and that the XBL price to play online will go unchanged...although this article seems relative to PC users and the support they get for the game... but either way...it won't work, referring back to last weeks charges for individual online console titles...With Halo Reach coming to the 360, and MS not charging anything 'extra' to play it online...same with killzone 3 for the PS3...why would anyone pay even more for call of duty?...Obviously some would...but it would DEFINITELY hurt the popularity of the franchise...these are always short term decisions by short sighted businessman...and they always end up putting everything in the gutter down the road...if its working, don't fawk with it... seriously...even PS3 fans agree...halo reach will crush the next call of duty anyway in popularity...so how is activision planning on making another annual sequel more appealing by charging more money to play it?...its not like cod lacks competition...if this was reversed and MS was looking into charging an additional premium per title, like for reach for example...then I would be paying close attention to what happens... so i guess all I am saying is...360 owners...buy Halo Reach, and forget about black ops...and activision...Its bungie's last halo, at least until they see how much money they will make coming back to make another in 5 years...I guarantee that come christmas you won't hear d'bag kotick running his mouth about charging more for anything after that...
we need to send in solid snake to take out kotick once and for all
it will be more hilarious if we sent these guys after kotick: *solid snake *commander shepard *kratos *master chief *mario *stelio kontos *elmo *darth vader *the zombie horde from the L4D series *marcus fenix *nemesis from RE3 *superman *albert wesker and lastly, *gordan freeman
Ah I can see it now. After the horde of people finish having their way with kotick. Gordon walks in crowbar In hand. Stands over a bleeding sobbing kotick . Fade to black as the crowbar that saved the world comes swinging down for the sake of the free man once again.
Yep, my COD gaming if officially over. People give them 60 dollars for the game, then some even give 30 dollars for map packs and still they wont more.
well gamers buying all of that every yr is the reason
You give them a cookie and they will want some milk. NYC is right. People paying ridiculous amounts of money for a map packs gives them almost every reason they need to try and charge for anything.
every time they push the limit , people bluff and say "if they do this it's over" , and yet "you" keep giving them rope to hang "yourself" . People pirating the game or buying used arent any better , they keep perpetuating the false excuse of piracy harming the franchise , hence every year a new restrictive change . Just decide once and for all to stop before finally getting a clue at 100 dollars the game . This is maddening , because those weak people act as if their poor decisions only affect them ... "so what if i'm getting ripped off , it's my money!" . Obviously , once other publishers see the leader of the pack get away with murder , they'll push their luck as well . Some people's weakness kills it for everyone as usual . Been that way since the oblivion horse armor , now we are at the stage of refurbished sp maps for mp at 15$ ..
i dont see the big deal in pirating its not like im downloading games im going to buy like who do i look like mr money bags off the monopoly game if they want people to buy theyre games instead of pirating then they need to lower the price....like personally the games are on pirate bay.org and im not going to buy them anyways mise well download it. im no boyscout. no guilty conscienceless. game publishers have been hiking up the price of games before pirating was ever a huge problem....
"the company wants a little bit of the revenue that Xbox Live and PSN are gaining of off the Call of Duty series" ahahaha that sounded soooo greedy this bastards wont learn.... well thx god so many games today like BF and MOH are so much like cod that we really dont even need them anymore...
As soon as they adopt this it will be the last CoD game I ever buy. And you know what, f*ck that greedy piece of shit. What, the $15 map packs that millions bought aren't enough? Without Live and the PSN your games would be selling under a million so how about you appreciate what you have.
I agree. I'm only buying Black Ops because I haven't played a CoD game since CoD 3.
Woooooow, you're weak. Just don't buy it at all. Edit: As long as you buy Acti games, they'll keep milking them. I know it's a tough choice and black ops does look cool, but we have to stop them.
Well call me weak as well because I'll probably be checking out Black Ops due to the fact that MW2 was so disappointing. As long as they don't implement the online fees then I'll still give Call of Duty a chance. Treyarch looks like they stepped up their game for this one.
While Black Ops does look nice, I just cannot support Activision and their greed. Activision needs to be sent a message, and apparently, the only thing they see is dollar signs.
I couldn't care less about Acti milking games. Its not like I buy every title they ship out. I just want to play my CoD dammit. :P
Agree with everyone saying no...this is the problem we are dealing with. People stand up and say no and screw them, then turn around and pay up with a pre-order. RENT, RENT, RENT local video store, gamefly..whatever. No first party sales anymore from that bitch ass company. One really great feature of the ps3 is that you can buy nearly any of the games used and not have to worry about skipping/scratches/etc...you have to really try to jack those discs up. 360 guys borrow from weak friends who have no morals and encourage this sleazy ass greedy company.
Obviously, I could rent the game. But that's not how I do things. If I play/borrow or whatever, I'm gonna keep that game and add to my collection. If I rent a game,I just end up buying it anyway.
what about EA they said they gonna charge for used games to use they servers they use they own servers for all they games. what about ubisoft, and all the other companies thats thinking about this. yall late and never see whats really going on till its happening. let me ask you this what games well you play if every publisher start doing this? MS and Sony cant stop them gamers can but yall already show that yall happy paying to play online. itll be most likely but you get point
I'll most likely stop gaming if every publisher pulls this pay to play crap. I just want to buy a game, pop it in my PS3 and play online for "free". Not too much to ask.
I hope people will drop this franchise and help put Activision through dire straits. Monetarily speaking, of course. :)
too bad for activision i have no interest in their games.
What money does Activision deserve? Do they maintain the online services that keep people buying and playing their games? They should make their own console and STFU. They deserve nothing and 60% of Xbox users are not there for CoD.
is destroying gaming. Firstly, they show that they can make a very bad made game (MW2) break the records. Then, they show that gamers are prepared to pay 15$ for 5 maps. In the future, they will also show us that gamers are prepared to pay for subsription to play shooters. After the success(in sales) of Activision, other game developpers will imitate them and then quality games will disappear
Call of Duty 4 was the first CoD game I ever purchased. I also purchased Modern Warfare 2, and I have the intention of getting World at War soon because I want to broaden my horizons a bit and give a WW2 shooter a try. I also intend to buy Black Ops when it releases later this year. That being said however, the day they start requiring a subscription fee for the online portion is the day I no longer buy CoD titles. There are plenty of other games on which I can spend my time. I know this article is really about PC devices, but I can see Activision going down the subscription route for consoles too. I just want to make it clear that I am not going to tolerate a subscription fee for online gaming. It is the reason why I do not play MMOs.
WaW is a good game.. Many people still buy it. As soon as activision try to charge me for playing their broken games (Blur, MW2), im gone. I will not be buying anymore of their games. Also Robert Kotic needs a big backhand to his face. Its clear hes not getting any from his wife. Just to clear things up, I dont pay for xbox live because I want to play call of duty. I want to play any of the MP games I have online. I also have a PS3 and once PSN+ becomes a bit more better and full of more goodness then Ill pay for it, and again im not paying for both services to play COD titles. Who ever collecting that data, has their wires crossed kotick. Get it right first
The sad thing is they they will probably get away with it because there will be gamers out there that support it. People out there will create an argument as to why is so much better to pay because it gets rid of the kids that cant afford it, the cheaters, the glitchers, you name it they'll argue it and so Activision will get what it wants, sad but true...
you know.... this is very sadly true.... which is why i boycott activisions games.... or at least try too =/
So he's making more money. When will this guy stop? Will he retire when the company is given a lawsuit?
Activision can go to hell for all I care. Their greed has done nothing but corrupted gaming, charging $15 for maps and now wanting to create their own pay to play service. Does their greed know no end? Activision deserves nothing but the worst. I hope their greed sends them to bankruptcy.
with the way online games are right now, I couldn't possibly pay a subscription to play them. The only way I would even consider it is if it was damn near perfect. No lag, no cheating, no gliches, alot of maps and nothing to unbalance the gameplay. If you suck then you just have to get experience, but no perks to help you out
hey activision this is what jesus thinks of you
Hahaha. Bubble. Even your user name is comedy.
I dont like activision anymore than u do but that is too far. Jesus is disappointed in ye misguided one.
When homer offered the hindu deity some peanuts im sure you laughed too. If you want to believe in jesus go ahead but dont take things like this to heart. Its just people being silly.
capitano sorry you dont like it but have you seen other uses for jesus and other gods hell even buddha gets more hate then your religion p.s im buddhist
i would pay for playing on dedicated servers but only if the price is fair enough and the support is good, no cheaters, good leaderboards, fast updates, glitch fixes. but if the game still running on p2p then NO WAY IN HELL.
i get what you are saying , but half of what you ask is still a plague on dedicated servers . but at least those are free on pc
Hah! sorry bobby sir I stopped playing your sh*tfest game when I bought bad company 2 :)
I BET 360 will suport this tactic
of course ms and 360 fanboys will support this because they have that deal with activision for the timed exclusive dlc. 360 fanboys will convince themselves that it will be worth it like they do for LIVE. 360 owners have already shown they will support a crap game just because it has timed dlc(mw2 sold the most on the 360) on the 360 and they see that as a win no matter how bad the game was and they will do the same with this. i have no faith in the 360 owners to grow a back bone and not support this i just hope ps3 owners continue to not support stuff like this so that it doesn't take off on the ps3. edit: i don't think sony or ms have much say in what they do look at what ea is doing.
So you get to pay to play twice? I think MS knows better then to let activision do that on the 360 and I can't see sony allowing this either. I think the only way activision will get away with this is on pc. Edit: Ofcourse sony and MS do, activision can't do what ever they want on a gaming console or they would have done this already. And EA is planing on charging for a subscription either, just a one time online fee for used games, that is totally different.
This is like the same rehash article from like 5 articles ago talking about the same quote and thing. It must be a slow news day. Nothing will change between the system that is now Activision is not special in anyway they are not the only publishers who publish games there are EA/Ubisoft/MS/Sony and they dont complain about it infact Sony is even offering gaming free so Kotick needs to stop sticking his foot in his mouth all the damn time maybe he would still have a functional IW.
Sad thing is this is just the tip of the iceberg. If it's successful for Activision, u can bet your bottom dollar that all will follow suit, some slower than others.
How did I know he was going to start spewing this crap again. He thinks they should have a piece of everything for their games. When your game runs off a network that is hosted by another company and then complain that you want a piece of that action even tho your not even maintaining that network then I believe it is called "GREED!" This asshole is really getting on my nerves and is making me not even want to look at the Call of Duty games anymore. Their greed will be their downfall. MARK MY WORDS!
Activision games only deserve to be pirated they dont deserve peoples money.
My friends brother was pirating Singularity and now Activision is threatening to sue them.
yeah right and activision would not publish that all of the internet to scare people of. you think people belive your stupid stories ? if major uploaders like toothless ect are still around why would target your ''friends brother''
People really need to reign in their hate for corporate ceos. They have one responsiblity, make money for the company and the shareholders. Period, end of story. Of course they are going to talk about things that are going to make their company money. Its a natural process of business in the world. The sooner people accept it and learn to ignore it, the sooner we will get actual news on this site.
Hopefully this won't involve the new Bungie game
at some point activision will launch its own "console" or cloud terminal to provide their games on their network . And for additional licensing fees , the rest of the ms , sony and nintendo too , will be allowed to get the games with less interesting exclusives deals
I feel sorry for the Call of duty addicts LMFAO. Anyone who supports Call of duty after this stunt In my opinion is stupid. AND then when people pirate Crap companies wanna know why. Its stunt like this. Sigh people STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY. Activision is crap period what good games they produce ???? Besides Transformers I haven't seen anything decent. Call of duty is washed up and Guitar Hero is washed up also. Activision has one franchise holding their part of the company together.
MW2 was crap and I play on PC so it was even worse $60 and no dedicated servers. Guitar Hero is trash. Unfortunately they have blizzard to help keep them afloat with all their terrible ideas since they print money at blizzard. What is even more funny is 70% of thier income according to thier CEO comes from non console endeavors yet the continually shaft the PC. I don not know what is worse having the balls to charge $15 for 4 maps in a map pack or people actually buying it, i guess it's the later. Fuck You Activision, you guys suck. Bring on Battlefield 3 to Kill COD
They have made in excess of $1 Billion from MW2 alone and yet they want to leach more from somebody elses network. Just complete and utter GREED. Can you imagine buying a new car and have to pay the manufacturer everytime you want to use it. No! Kotick you tit, you got your money when you sold us the game.
You don't pay the manufacturer after you purchase it, but you do pay to drive on the roads.