Submitted by PhilipLarkin 1842d ago | article

Bobby Kotick Just Destroyed Activision

SystemLink: "It's gone, pretty much. Totally destroyed. Remember a while back when everyone thought EA were the ultimate 'evil empire'? Well, over these past few years, EA have produced some quality games while Activation's been getting on everyone's bad side. Now, Bobby Kotick just destroyed any chance of Activision losing the new 'Evil' tag." (Activision, Bobby Kotick, Dev, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Beahmscream  +   1842d ago
Someone should take his head off. Oh God, how I’m praying for that. How is possible that somebody so stupid can be on that position? Who put him there? That’s the question. Morons like him are very dangerous when they have the power he has.
Dragun619  +   1842d ago
Bobby Kotick Just Destroyed Activision
Bobby Kotick been destroying Activision's reputation and image.

I pray for Bungie's safety and their 10-Year Publishing Deal with Activision.
Hopefully, Bobby won't have any bright ideas with Bungie's new IP.
HammockGames  +   1842d ago
@ Dragun - agreed
Devs under Activision's banner must shudder every time he opens his mouth => nothing good ever comes out of it.

To this point it seems like his bravado hasn't hurt sales, but probably just because most gamers don't visit social gaming sites like this one (and so have no clue what a total jackass they're giving their money to).

The only innovation Kotick has brought to the industry is new ways to wring extra dough out of gamers. When it comes to that, the guy is frickin' Michaelangelo.
Game-ur  +   1842d ago
From now on it's only rent or buy used for Activision games.
Ju  +   1842d ago
It's a shame that Bungie went that route. That really limits the chance I will ever play a game from them...
Kahvipannu  +   1842d ago
Propably Activision forces Bungie to make MW3.. I hope not..
Cevapi88  +   1842d ago
this man is on a very important mission

MAR-TYR-DOM  +   1842d ago
When i read "Bobby Kotick Just Destroyed Activision" i kinda got happy. :p anyone else?
mjolliffe  +   1842d ago
Man this guy needs to leave. I wonder what he's actually thinking right now...
AntoineDcoolette  +   1842d ago
He's thinking of how he can push Bungie to develop and release their new IP on an annual milking basis.
dangert12  +   1842d ago
This guy imagine if sony ms and nintendo merged and he was lead ceo

actually dont

the thought is pretty ugly
Christopher  +   1842d ago
Activation? What is that?
bjornbear  +   1842d ago
a very big cooperation =(

so many mindless gamers just "lolz wtv gna get CODBO gna be wicked yeh"

and i don't have a problem with people buying and enjoying the game...

I have a problem with people being completely ignorant to the fact that kotic will be counting money for every single purchase laughing his ass off while he kicks puppies into the fire place.

GiantJedi  +   1842d ago
What happened to that awsome company that brought me the masterpiece that is spider-man on ps1?...
number47  +   1842d ago | Well said
Who put him there?
Simple answer:

"ZOMG DLC cant wait!!!"
"ZOMG premium pay service... ok.. but CANT WAIT!!"
"ZOMG AAA Reviews, (on the same game that could have really just been a patch update... CANT WAIT!!!"
"ZOMG Gimp the PC version? SO WHAT WE WILL STLL BUY IT!"

I noticed the douchery early on, stopped spending my money with these guys. They want to monopolize everything, and create a world where you pay everything you can for their underwhelming games that don't require yearly releases. EA may have been evil to their employees, and yes, the games have stagnated.. but there are few glimmers of hope in their portfolio like the Battlefield series..

Kotick is about milking... and hes not afraid to announce it. Why buy into it?
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karl  +   1842d ago
bubbles dude...

wish people would just get that... i haven bought a cod game since cod2
waited months for simple patch to fix some issues .. and never came
instead they focus in cod3 only for console and then cod 4.....

Activision will never care for gamers.. and i wont care for them
cayal  +   1842d ago
You do realise that most gamers do not give a crap about the people behind the games. They just play the games. They don't follow the politics and all that behind it.
Truth  +   1842d ago
+Bubbles number47

I was happy EA started turning around, just hope Activision can before it's too late.
Spydiggity  +   1841d ago
Activision will turn around the very moment all the mouth breathers stop giving them money. and guess what...that's not going to happen.
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ico92  +   1842d ago
argruably the most hated company in gaming history ? i have no idea why people used to demonise EA if anything they've been one of the most supportive dev's this gen, Free DLC, supporing games that are like 2 years old, opening the doors to new ip's
JoelR  +   1842d ago
even this Gen
EA made many "evil" moves. They have been getting better and have been working on their corporate culture. They are by no means perfect but they are much better then they were 5 years ago.

this was big news 6 years ago.... and was for the next 2 years

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gcolley  +   1842d ago
@ico92 - you are clearly delusional. you act like if 1 is evil the other can't be. EA is up there right next to activision and rarely give free DLC.
my 2 main EA franchises: bad company 2 release DLC that is already in game. they will be charging for vietnam because that is not in game. skate 3 release paid DLC, time and time again, of things that should have been in the game like party mode. they had it in 1 and 2 removed it from 3 and then charged to put it back in.

both EA and activision will destroy the concept of DLC
CaptainMarvelQ8  +   1842d ago
He has probably been bullied around a lot in school

it's ok Kotick,don't hold your personal emotions against people that have nothing to so with it

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Imperator  +   1842d ago
The only thing I agree on is the Kinect pricing, but then again MS and Activision are very, very similar.
Soldierone  +   1842d ago
Microsoft can get unprofesional at times, but they went as far as to say Sony is full of talentless idiots that never do anything correct. They actually show respect when they are supposed to. A hit in the crotch here and there is nothing like what Kotick does.
ThanatosDMC  +   1842d ago
"Someone should take his head off."

If you mean literally, that's impossible. It just grows back.

Edit: I'm wondering if Acti has anything to do why SC2 is taking forever to balance underpowered Zerg. If they go with, "buy the expansion so you could get lurkers and scourge back," it'll be such BS.
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kesvalk  +   1842d ago
i am sure it's the reason why we have a game made in 3 parts, no lan, net play only and gimped gameplay...
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1842d ago

Somebody other than Kotick should be doing these interviews. This isn't classy at all. So what's next?

Let's get gangster - just from CVG:

"Kotick's relationship with studio talent is well documented in litigation," an EA spokesperson told CVG this evening.

"His company is based on three game franchises - one is a fantastic persistent world he had nothing to do with; one is in steep decline; and the third is in the process of being destroyed by Kotick's own hubris."

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bobcostus  +   1842d ago
As much as Kotick pisses me off, his quote was taken completely out of context in this instance. CVG sucks.
TrevorPhillips  +   1841d ago
The people that put him in that position is the "Illuminati's."

Those dumb piece of Sh$%^!
Valay  +   1842d ago
Activision has been getting a lottttt of backlash lately.
jony_dols  +   1842d ago
Deservedly so.

What have they done in the past year that warrants any praise?

And then Kotick letting fly and throwing insults at everyone in the gaming industry for no reason.

I wouldn't mind if they actually were developing new Ip's or revamping franchises, instead they just churn out their repackaged versions of COD & GH.
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jakethesnake  +   1842d ago
Unfortunately they have also been getting a lot of $$ lately - and that goes a lot farther than any public backlash would. Until the dollars start talking, don't expect Activision to change.
v1c1ous  +   1842d ago
they hired sony's former public relations
to save cash
Neckbear   1842d ago | Offensive
chasegarcia  +   1842d ago
is this guy really saying all this stuff or is it the media???
XXXCouture  +   1842d ago
its a business strategy. the gaming industry have evovled extremely much in the latest 10 years, the good thing about it is we get more and better games. the bad side though is that these business men see all the money and dont hesitate to intervene. all this talk from kottick might sound weird to you, but he isnt talking to gamers. mostly investors who doesnt know shit about gaming but wants to buy some gaming shares so they can get a bite of the cake. this will get him hated by gamers, but investors who dont know what a IP is would much rather trust in his business than EA's, because he talks "business-language". . well its not so black and white as i make it sound, but just to make you understand better :)
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gijsbrecht  +   1842d ago
Wow, he looks like a fat version of the Joker in that picture.
dosgrtr  +   1842d ago
n4g has just been bobbified today!
KillerPwned  +   1842d ago
Kotick will try to corrupt Bungie ruin them and then take the company all for himself. Well he shall not have any of my cash ever again.
jony_dols  +   1842d ago
Whats the deal with Bungie and their fancy for money hungry publishers.
1st M$ and now Activision.

Why not go to a nice publisher like Ubisoft or 2k?
Cyan8313  +   1842d ago
Don't forget that MS bought Bungie. Basically because Bungie ran themselves bankrupt trying to develop Halo for too long. And MS came in and bought them up. And changed what Halo was quite a bit but at least it came out.
Later on Bungie freed themselves from MS and became independent again. However MS still retains the rights to the Halo franchise.

Why Bungie would sign a deal with Activision is a mystery to everyone but the top guys at Bungie. But hopefully they have learned the lesson and will never sell the studio again. And I hope they read the fine print in those contracts to see just how much power they sign over to Activision as well.
KingZFlipper  +   1842d ago
I think we have known this for a time know, haven't we?
chad22hkd  +   1842d ago
are just starting crap to get attention before their next game comes out. It worked for them with the no russian crap. But really kotick is an asshole. His face screams to be punched. It's practically written on there. Some one go punch his face lol. the world will thank you. You will be a hero just think about it.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1842d ago
forget punching him
that's too soft and too kiddy like..what he needs is to parish from the very earth he walks on, we don't need more evil foolish ignorant greedy douche's like him to further fuel the economy's persistent recession, and yet I hear about the news saying the economy's getting better, HAHAHA yea right!, if it was I wouldn't be getting laid off every few fucken months!, and don't even get me started with the TOTALLY UNFAIR child support laws for us men!, I barely have money to survive
mac_sparrow  +   1842d ago
"parish from the very earth he walks on" ?

Like Alan Parrish?

In the jungle you must wait, until the dice read five or eight...

In a real response to your post, good luck holding down a job soon mate.
va_bank  +   1842d ago
He'll be fine
Soon he will announce that for next Call of Duty game he will personally take a s#!t in every box, and most of you will still run out and buy it, once again sending their stock through the roof.
jerethdagryphon  +   1842d ago
how to make money in stocks

1 buy stock 6 months after a cod game is released

2 sell stock after or during release week

rinse repeat :P

ok so its not that simple
redDevil87  +   1842d ago
He looks evil in that pic O__O
mithril  +   1842d ago
Bobby is in danger
I 'm worried about the health of Bobby, he should visit a doctor immediately , I think a brain tumor can cause this kind of behavior. or it is just a Moron?
lucifon  +   1842d ago
The sad thing is I don't think the company has ever been more profitable than they are now. Can't stand the guy though.
STICKzophrenic  +   1842d ago
Activision isn't done. That's dumb to say because the majority of the people that buy CoD games every year, aren't on N4G and other big gaming sites to even know who the hell Bobby Kotick is. The percentage of people who know what he says is so small that the bottom line isn't really affected all that much.

It's sad, yes, but it's just how it is.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1842d ago
COD is garbbage, I think Halo and Killzone shit on the cod franchise. COD seems just to be a fad with the kids these days, nothing more. The yearly releases don't even bring anything worthwhile to even be called a "new game", its the same formula and same bull. At least killzone is bringing 3d and move, and all kinds of techinical advancements, whilst halo reach brought back everything and alot more to it's online and base platform engine.
Now medal of honor...that's a game I WILL support. The game looks phenomenal
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GoldPS3  +   1842d ago
This guy is something else.
JackBNimble  +   1842d ago
Unfortunately for us........
most gamers probably have never even heard of Kotick, and the die hard CoD fans (and there are alot of them) are still going to buy activisions games.

Weather we like it or not Kotick isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and he knows it.
KingZFlipper  +   1842d ago
The video says it all. Poor Activi$ion supporters.

Related video
dorron  +   1842d ago
If I was a companys CEO and wanted the competitors to be destroyed I would have someone like Kotick infiltrated.

I wonder wether this is the case, since he is leading Activision to an apocalypse...
gamerdude132  +   1842d ago
too late dude. if it weren't for CoD or Reach... or WoW, or any of the big games, he'd be dead/ I say we burn him like a witch.
whitesoxfalife  +   1842d ago
yep im not buying BLACK OPS now ....was on my top game to get this november and now i will never buy another activision product!!!!!! i dont care if the game sell a billion copies in five hrs guess i'll be the only idiot on earth then
danielle007  +   1842d ago
Or just wait a week
and buy it used. Then you can have your cake and eat it too.
Excalibur  +   1842d ago
I thought that happened a long time ago...
Urmomlol  +   1842d ago
Kotick is a buffoon, but he's a smart business man.
Trroy  +   1842d ago
Lol. Shareholders need to kick that guy out. A CEO can be greedy, AND quiet, because quiet is better for future greed, Bobby. That, and given all Activision's revenue, I have to question WTH Bobby spends it all on to make the quarterly profits look as meh as they do.

I have to question where the hundreds of millions in revenue from WoW subscriptions actually go to, since they don't seem to show up as profit, even during big CoD years. WTH Bobby? You building yachts?

Bobby is throwing Activision away.
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gamerdude132  +   1842d ago
Look at his face, he knows he's an evil whore. See, that's why I pirate Activision games. I get to enjoy them without karma punching my face in for funding an evil businessman. Only Activ game I'll buy for a long time... GoldenEye 007 for Wii.
ATi_Elite  +   1842d ago
is it Bobby Kotick's birthday or something because he has like 3 threads in the PC section.

Come on N4G how about some new PC Gaming content besides Kotick rants.
antz1104  +   1842d ago
He's the f%cking Tom Cruise of videogaming, minus the awesome Tropic Thunder comeback.
SSmoke  +   1842d ago
You want Bobby?? You got Bobby!!

Also I like his Jew Fro..
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ATi_Elite  +   1842d ago
There's a new game.

Instead of Rick Rolled you get Ko-Ticked

when your made at someone you send them a link to a Bobby Kotick link.
danielle007  +   1842d ago
Activision won't be destroyed. We all want it to be, because we hate Bobby Kotick, but it's still not going to happen.

COD is too huge. Acti-Blizzard is still in place. They made way too much money off of MW2 to die because of some bad PR, anyways.

Plus, Activision has had bad PR thanks to Kotick for a very very long while now. Nothing has changed.
murcielago4  +   1842d ago
just wait till MW3 comes out, i wouldn't be surprise if IW joins EA or some other big game company just to get back at that bastard bobby kotick.
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