Bobby Kotick Wants to Sell You Cut-scenes

Ripten: I am aware it costs a lot of money for a high quality cinematic in a game. The problem at hand is those scenes bridge together the gameplay. How can you take those cut scenes out of context and charge for them?

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dirigiblebill2859d ago (Edited 2859d ago )

Hate to break this to you, chaps, but Bobby Kotick would very much like to charge you for everything. He is, after all, a businessman, and (surprise surprise) this is how businessmen think. There's a pretty big gap between what they would like to do and what they deem practical though.

vicious69832859d ago

Yes, he would like to charge for everything. But IN GAME CUT SCENES. That is bullshit.

Imagine if whatever your favorite game is had all the cut scenes ripped out and then put on PSN or XBL for $30. Open your mind. Just because he performs business moves does not make it right. Assholes like him see the potential of these online services and abuse the shit out of it.

WildArmed2859d ago (Edited 2858d ago )

And would that explain how MW2 ended up being a 3 hour game.

He cut alot of the cut-scenes out so he can use em as DLC later D: *Shock*
If he cut gameplay sequences out too I wouldn't be surprised.

But since every loved it so much, all that cut content will go into MW3.. >.<

Though selling the online component of a game separately front he Sp might be something I will be interested in.
Like paying 20bucks for Sp only and 30bucks for Mp only.
So you dont have to shell out 60bucks to buy a game esp. if you dont plan on playing one of the two modes.

TEFL0N_D0N_812858d ago

Bobby Kotick would like to sell you a disc without the game on it for $10 first. If you're interested, you can pay $50 for the game without cutscenes. If you're dying to know what the cutscenes look like, you can pay an additional $10 to download them. It will have stellar voice acting from the guy who does AFLAC commercials.

If you like the cutscenes, and want to play online, he'd like to charge you a small $9.99 fee per month. The first month would be free if you choose to suck him off instead.

Great business model buddy. I will never buy another Activision game thanks to this clown.

PopEmUp2858d ago (Edited 2858d ago )

If I a true moron, I would happy to pay anything you suggest? Hmm...

fuckitimout2858d ago

and will pay for this shit the same way dlc is being purchased now. Stop supporting this digital download shit guys and girls. It will ruin gaming in the long run. If you don't have the hardcopy then guess what -YOU DON't OWN IT. Kotick does this shit because he knows he can and he's throwing straws in the air with letting us know he wants to charge for cutscenes. He and others in the industry are paying attention to how we, gamers, will react to it. Some of you act like you WANT to be ripped off. Trust me, bargains always come with a hidden price and that price is not only money. The gaming industry aint what it used to be

vicious69832858d ago

Gamers need to stop bitching and then paying up. Speak with your money and don't buy stupid shit.

UltimateIdiot9112858d ago (Edited 2858d ago )

I've been protesting with my wallet, I haven't bought an Activision game since CoD4 with the exception of SC2 but I got that at $40, so it was fair. As much as I want to try Transformer:WoC and Spiderman: SD, I can't find the price justified especially with the DLCs.

So far, I've only supported games that I believe a)justify it's price aka bargain bin or b)well worth it on day 1 like Gran Turismo 5 will be.

I can't say the same about others.

ShadowJetX2858d ago

Would like you to give activsion your life savings + college funds along with your soul and free will, and then your organs for whatever reason he might be able to fathom.

BkaY2858d ago

how many of you didnt buy CODmw2?............ exactly !!!!

hopeless bunch...


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brm000302859d ago

I will lynch anyone who pays for this.

fr0sty2858d ago

let's just lynch kotick and be done with it.

SuperStrokey11232859d ago

I dont think thats what hes getting at, if you read the qoute you will understand better.

“Within the next five years, you are likely to see us do that. It might be in a partnership with somebody or alone, but there will be a time where we’ll capitalize on the relationship we have with our audience; deliver them something that is really extraordinary and let them consume it directly through us instead of theatrical distribution. If we were to deliver a film digitally this way, I’d say an extremely high percentage would then go to the theater and watch it again.”

This seems to be closer to the rumor floating around about activision considering doing their own console/onlive type thing with cloud computing and what not. I dont think, and i could be totally wrong of course, that hes talking about this the same way.

KillerPwned2859d ago

It would be a dumb move i think with how much gamers hate activision already and valve having such a strong service.

Xfanboy2859d ago

Kojima would make so much cash if he did!!

BX812858d ago

No he wouldn't only a dumb ass would pay $20-$30 for an 1hr. 30 min of cut scenes! Thats like saying people would pay $80.00 for a 6hr. game!

SuperStrokey11232858d ago

its a joke... hes known for long ass cut scenes...

BX812858d ago

Yeah I know that! I played MGS4 didn't beat it but there were some pretty lengthy cut scenes in that one!

badz1492858d ago

Kotick gives you MW2 that last for 4 hours and cost the same and extra in some places! and as the purchase bonus, you get tons of glitches for free! that's Kotick for ya!

Kingdom Come2859d ago

His Wife?
No Bobby, we don't want your Wife...

PopEmUp2858d ago (Edited 2858d ago )

is she hots? JK

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