Ironstar: Bobby Kotick has been on a string of saying shit that can ultimately lead to Activision's demise (which already IMO); because we all know, karma is a bitch.
This guy is a joke. After this post I'm staying away from any story about him unless it is him going completely bat shit crazy and doing something worth reading about. Don't give him anymore attention, gamers.
... anyone who loves gaming should already be boycotting them! If you really want to play their games, just download them, or buy them 2nd hand. Just try to do anything you can that prevents you from giving Activision any of your money!
Man it bugs me that Call of Duty will still sell gangbusters. If anything, buy Activision games USED. They lose money that way.
Someone is going to have to buy those games first before they become used. Someone has to be #1 and Activision is there. Sorry, that's how it's going to be for now. Everyone is going to "hate" the #1 top dog in the industry no matter who it is. The truth is, Activision publishes games that people enjoy and it's their business, plain and simple.
@Paralex It's not like we're telling people to go buy the game solely to resell it to us. Those people that are going to buy it new were going to do so regardless of what we do. Buying used games is ensuring that Activision only sees the initial $60 not $120, $180, or any other multiple of $60. It's the best way to say "Fuck you Kotick" there is. Unless you want to go to jail for putting a bullet in his skull.
Kotick is so much fail
an epic fail
shotgun to the face !! to far? ,.. he is a class A A-hole,..
More like Class S. Wada is Class A.
Not too far at all. In fact, I think it's exactly what this situation needs. More shotguns plz
Activision's Demise? Sorry, but it will take a lot more than Kotick's big mouth to bring down ActiBlizz.
And a 10 year partnership with Bungie.Like it or not Activision will be a powerhouse for years to come.
I don't think everyone wants to see Activision or Blizzard go away. They just want Kotick to go away. Like "dead" going away lol
... I couldn't care less if Activiison/Blizzard would go away. I don't play Warcraft, and what has Activision done the last couple of years that was truly innovating, fun and worth the money!? Maybe only DJ Hero, and that came with a piece of plastic that for too many people broke too quickly... Modern Warfare 2? Yeah, enjoy paying through the nose for some DLC-scamming(!) I'll be surprised if Activision has more than 1 game in the top 10 list of best games of 2010, with that one game being Starcraft probably... (which wouldn't be in my personal top 10 btw...)
This guy has become more and more brazen in the things that he's been saying these days. I think the reason is at the end of the day, everyone who complains about him, it won't matter. He'll get Treyarch to pump out more CoD games and millions will wait outside of Gamestops around the world at midnight for it. The money will roll in and he'll laugh all the way to the bank. Cod is almost the equivalent of a force of nature when it come to sales and popularity. It can't be stopped no matter what you. My hope is that, in the future, people will start to remove the veil from their eyes and look at CoD as a sports game. Very little changes, still the same ol' gameplay, short single player, and you have to play $60 just for multi-player. Then, other game devs take that opportunity to create a new fresh game and start taking CoD's audience and shift them their way. Until that day comes, Kotick will still talk crap and back it up with CoD'11, CoD'12, CoD'13....
10 million people line up every year to buy a game that is ever so slightly upgraded from last years for 60 bucks, he'll say and act like whatever he pleases, unfortunately. Which as we know, is like a conceited, condescending, rich asshole...
Exactly. People complain in spring and buy it in winter. The same procedure as every year. "ZOMBIES ZOMFG SO COOL!!!!". Stop buying it and Bobby Kotick is forced to change his business direction. Or pay for World of Codcraft. Your choice.
Which leads them to buy call of duty games but for those who do & defend this idiot. Your one of the reasons us the consumers will be coughing up more money in the future & why the gaming industry will prolly go down hill if this idiot gets his way. Edit: There are more then enough games out there to enjoy. I could give a rats azz how good the next COD game is, halo reach, gears 3, killzone 3, gt5 and many other games to come craps on call of duty.
lol funny pic. but yes this guy is an asshole, no make it a selfish greedy asshole bastard.
It seems to me that if the board of directors really thought he was doing more harm than good to their company, they would make him shut up. They must think his mouth is more of a positive, than a negative. Either that, or they can't argue with him much, considering how much Activision has grown since he took over.
"What is the difference between a man and a parasite? A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?" -Andrew Ryan
The saddest thing is... all you Kotick haters are going to justify his actions by buying black ops day of release. I love how so many people jump on the hate wagon yet when a game of theirs comes out you like, you'll all buy it. Gotta love the hypocrisy of n4g.
I haven't even played a CoD game in years and years and years. I'm not going to play this one either.
Can't stand the bitch. He needs to learn to keep his mouth shut.
Stop buying his products then. Oh wait, you'll still go out and buy it in droves. Wonder how many of you have Black Ops on pre-order.
I would also like to add that literally every first sale purchase made, directly contibutes to his compensation per year. He no doubt makes bonuses on top of his normal set salary. Meaning, that at the end of a quarter or a years time -which ever they use - when they hit certain revenue milestones, he gets a bonus and they are no doubt very nice bonuses.
I have not preordered black ops and i refuse to. I will only get it on ebay or if i see it used at gamestop other then that lick my balls Kotick. The guys at Activision must hate him hes giving them all such a bad name. I would go behind his back and find someone else to work for.
This guy needs to shut his mouth. He brings more and more negative attantion to Activision every time he opens his big mouth. Activision should fire him or demote him and move along.
we hate him. But as long as he's working on making money for Activision (that's a CEO's job anyway), shareholders will want to hang on to him. Only when sharepricers take a dive for some odd reason, we may see the day Kotick skulking around like a wet cat and some duct tape on his mouth (put on by the directors, of course).
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