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Kotick: No one wants to work at EA

E4G: Kotick seems to be on a role with making Electronic Arts weak in the legs.

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dkblackhawk502133d ago

Anyone want to work for Activision?

Christopher2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

They're both not that great considering they both have a policy for the majority of their annual and movie-based IPs to quickly put something together and shove it out the door. Both also have some company departments, typically managed by those who have partnered with EA or Activision, that are great departments to work for and fight for the best games possible with the most flexible schedules they can get to improve each new game they develop.

I don't think I'd base it on wanting to work for either of them so much as working on specific IPs head by specific persons. BioWare would be an awesome company to work with, but if I was forced to work on Madden or some random IP for a movie release, I'd decline immediately unless I had no other choice.

PSFan1002133d ago

@Kotick
I'd work at EA, therefore you've just lied to everyone. Again.

karl2133d ago

are u kidding?

EA is miles better than Activision

how many cod games are out there? six? maybe seven i dont know but i know they dont improve shit...

EA brought Mirrors edge and dead space...

two new and awesome ips... as far as i know ... EA likes to innovate

sunnygrg2133d ago

after the bod's let go of this sob.

gamingdroid2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

I find it funny that the industry (or should I say gamers) just loves to hate. Previously it was EA who was the devil, now it is a new flavor called Activision.

What is the flavor next year guys?

Get over it!

karl2132d ago

@gamingdroid

dont be silly

the only unreasonable hate is beetween sony and MS fanboys

if activision would just do things as they should.. get rid of kotick and bring some new good games we wouldnt hate them so much...

EA learn the lesson and came back better than ever....

Activision needs to fail big time so maybe then they will get it...

sadly they are being kept alive by WOW and COD..

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TEFL0N_D0N_812133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

The only good dev left at Activision is Blizzard. EA at least has Bioware, EA Redwood (Dead Space), Valve, Crytek, DICE, etc (yes I know some of these are publishing deals and not in-house devs).

What does Activision have besides Blizz? And don't tell me the Guitar Hero series. And so far, the only good Treyarch developed (from ground up) game I've seen is Ultimate Spiderman. Everything else seems to be ports and mods.

p.s. E4G needs a spell checker or take writing classes. Kotick is on a "roll".. not a "role".

Elven62133d ago

How about,

Bizzare Creations
FreeStyle
HighMoon
Radical
Raven
Demon Ware (they do middleware)

And for EA you can't list developers like Valve or CryTek, they are independent meaning they have no relation to EA or anyone. Both of those companies have their games published by others too.

Treyarch has made some great games in the past, Call of Duty 3 was made in what, 8 months? That means they made an entire engine, storyline (with multiple characters), multiplayer mode, etc in such a short time span on multiple consoles. Show me any other developer who can do that. World at War was good as well and Black Ops seems to be innovating the series.

And before anyone goes on with that reskin bull, with Call of Duty 3 Treyarch made a storyline that actually gave character some emotion and back story, the multiplayer took more skill due to the introduction of classes, and the map packs were really cheap, pretty much $1 per map. Despite this, people hate it, they found any excuse they could to do so. With World at War they stuck with the Call of Duty 4 formula but added their own elements to things like the storyline.

People still hated it, Treyarch simply can't win despite always delivering on a good or great game.

siyrobbo2133d ago

but activision don't seem to care about any of their companies

raven are extremely talented developers, singularity is a great game which activision left to die, they didn't support it at all, yet yearly cod's get a massive marketing spend when the name alone guarantees profit

likedamaster2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

"That means they made an entire engine."

-Negative. They used the COD2 engine(by IW), look it up. They did the same with World At War and now MW2's updated engine(with data streaming) for BlackOps. They've never really made their own engine. Not hating on Treyarch, they're quite competent, but just saying...

outrageous2133d ago

Kotick is just stating the facts. The two bone heads running Infinity Ward got greedy and wanted to make there own COD and leave Activision with the franchise for EA...lol...NOT gonna happen.

EA has struggled of late with great games that haven't sold very well. So now they run around and steal all the talent they can and copy the top selling games from other publishers...Buisness as usual in the gaming world. Sledgehammer over at Activision are the original creaters of Deadspace...there making an action/adventure COD game for release in 2011...see how that works...:D

Neither one of these two powerhouses are and better than the other. If your a dev, then invest in a good lawyer to go over the fine print with either of these guys BEFORE signing anything.

Shuklar2133d ago

God forbid that people want to make the majority of the profit for something they created. Wouldn't you?

LastDance2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

If we all pool in our money, we can hire a decent assassin. Who's keen?

sonicsidewinder2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

The devil can POSESS!! lol

U iz right like. Haters gotta hate. Cept David Hayter, cus he is shit-good.

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NewsForMe2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

I am thinking about trying to become a game programmer and I would rather work at EA after hearing about the situation with Infinity Ward. I actually don't know what went down between Activision and IW, none of us do, but I would prefer to stay away from that sort of thing if I could.

Elven62133d ago

The matter hasn't been resolved yet and everything both sides have said in regards to Activision/IW is simply rumor and speculation.

EA isn't a walk in the park either. They have their issues as well, EA Wives comes to mind. Despite these bumps, both companies still take pretty good care of their employees.

I'd work for either to get my foot in the door, both names would look great on a resume regardless.

Hitman07692133d ago

Wow Kotick has a lot of crap to say. What is it next? No one wants to work at Google. No one wants to work at Microsoft. No one wants to work at Sony. No one wants to work at Activision. No one wants to work.

dkblackhawk502133d ago

o.o if he causes the next recession, he is a dead man! :P

Bodster2133d ago

I guess he's finally got bored of counting all his unearned money so is deciding to get a quick laugh by saying the most idiotic things...

Cloudberry2133d ago

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There's a lot of Kotick's quotes today... : /

mmoracerules2133d ago

This is what happens when someone won't be quiet on a Monday morning ;)

plb2133d ago

Sounds like someones got a case of the Mondays ;)

/ends office space quote

AllroundGamer2133d ago

damn you, now i have to watch the movie again!! :)

CovertGunman2133d ago

Hmm, I'll be interested to see what EA has to say about all this.

NYC_Gamer2133d ago

EA shouldnt even respond back to this idiot