EG : Brütal Legend creator Tim Schafer has hit back at this morning's scathing criticism from Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick.
Haha, this is hilarious. Go home, Kotick. The man seems more hurt than anything.
"Kotick, for his part, insists his comments are taken out of context by the vocal minority, and in fact loves games and the people who make them. " Hahahahahahahahaha. Yes, he loves CoD, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft because they help line his pockets. Love the people who make them? I'm more skeptical about that claim!
Ok, we all hate Bobby Kotick, I get it already. Just stop posting articles about him. I don't give a fuck what he says and I'm tired of seeing his ugly ass face. I never even knew who he was until Bobby Kotick articles started showing up on N4G all the time.
the suits in the industry are heated. This could be very good for gamers. Means more chances are likely to be taken with new/existing IP's to one up each other.
wtf is going on with kotick articles everywhere.. this shyt is even making the man seem remotely important to real gamers... in fact look at this > http://www.next-gen.biz/fea... on the edge cover red one ... look at the bottom it acutally is saying kotick? WTF like who is this guy if anything it wont make me buy the freaking mag.
It's pretty funny how Kotick is not only hated by Fanboys of all kinds, but is now hated by his competitors and certain developers.
i believe kotick will now hire ninja assassins to take care of his problems.
Schafer, the Luke Skywalker of this story were Kotick is Darth Vader.
So wait....Kotick is Schafer's Father? Wow....Conversation at the dinner table has got to be really, REALLY awkward.
@Jack I talked to your mom the other night and it seems that Kotick is your father!....just kidding.....I'm actually his good half twin brother.
LMAO jack that was epic.. I laughed, I cried, I laughed again.. bubs sir... BTW everyone who hates bobby kotick now has a reason to go out and buy brutal legend.. That would be a huge middle finger to bobby kotex...
....Kotick is MY Father!?!? http://www.youtube.com/watc...
It's too easy son!!
If Kotick thought the game wasn't that good, why did he and Activision try so hard to keep it and prevent it from being released by EA? LOL
"But what's even sadder is that it took him two months to think of a comeback." Ouch.
ZING, Shafer +1 bubbles.
Kotick could have got more comebacks from the little kids playing his MW2 but he chose to make his own but is still inspired by little kids. "attack what is special to them"
inb4 Kotick emphasizes how big Activision is and it plays host to "exciting" business models we're all apparently "clamouring for".
Why should we listen to him? He hasn't made a good game in 5 years. I think we can all agree now that Brutal Legend wasn't really a good game
Because, Kocktick is a d#ck. He have proven it time and time again by himself. Whether Schafer has made a good game or not does not change that
He has still made one of the fines games ever. Day of the Tentacle for example.
Hey, I dunno. Costume Quest looks pretty cool.
wasn't a bad game. The story was hilarious, and it was obviously a work of love, with all the references. The only bad part about it was the RTS - elements. If it had stayed a hack and slasher or even some other kind of game, or really polished the RTS - elements.. I think it could have been super great. Plus, what the fudge are you talking about, anyways? Tim Schafer is epic.
It also merits mentioning that Schafer tends to create quite original concepts as well as unique and clever writing that makes games more than just gravel-voiced machismos firing out from behind chest-high walls.
why does he need to make a good game to get respect as a person? or even consideration for his work... he seems like a nice guy... i will listen to him
Why should we listen to you? You have NEVER made a good game. Schafer has made a bunch of GREAT ONES.
WOW Kotick is an A**
More like alpha ass.
Bobby Kotick = self destructive piece of shit
Thats the thing. Kotick destroys Activision along with him which makes him the biggest douche in gaming today.
Not that greedy A$$ double-chinned ginger. I mean that target on his forehead :D
Schafer brought up a good point. When Kotick said Brutal Legend was a poor game, it's not only an insult towards him, but to the entire team who busted there butts to make that game which is pretty weak. I've never played Brutal Legends but I heard it's a pretty good game. Kotick really is a prick.
No. Kotick was correct. Brutal Legend was a pretty awful game.
I hate to admit it but it was pretty bad. I'm a huge classic metal fan, too.
we get that what he was doing before was just "business" and promoting the company's work but why would this douche bag go on and insult other people? F*ck you Kotick and that face of his,it ANNOYS me
His face looks like my D**K
Man, I would go get that looked at. Sounds cancerous.
Talking shit about Brutal Legend is NOT Metal.
Tim Schafer is now the "Voice of Gamers".
"Schafer's just announced that old LucasArts pal Ron Gilbert has joined Double Fine to work on an unnanounced game." Whooohooo!!!
New Monkey island probably not hope so though in any case. psychonauts 2 would be interesting any new adventure game would be awesome (even if it's in the style of grim fandango).
Lol who cares how good Brutal Legend was? Schafer all the way!
Hopefully that unannounced game is Psychonauts 2
I think Kotick was the type of guy/kid who was bullied and beat up when he was in school, and now that he's got "power" it goes over his head. Pull your finger out!
Kotick is a fat greedy man with a little dick that cant get his wife off even if he was given a multi million dollar deal. On the other hand Tim is a stand up Guy, that thinks he will be getting some where if he worries what the man with a big ego and small penis thinks and does. Only time will tell if activision goes down the toilet after every developer goes to another publisher and COD developers learn that they are getting robbed for having a great name be publish by a firm that had a CEO with a tiny penis. I don't see how a man with GREAT JOB AND HAVING such a greedy mind and still not be happy. Comes to show that even money still can't make a fat greedy man happy.
Sorry to disaapoint all the anti-kotick fanboys out there, but Schafer doesn't look like the good guy in this arguement. Schafer called Kotick a prick for canning his game. Bitterness? I like the fact that Schafer wants Kotick to insult him "personally" rather than insult the product his talented team created. If only all the creative industry was that noble. And if Kotick DID make a personal insult he would be slammed for taking it to a personal level. Hypocrisy at it's finest. Tim Schafer = -1 Oh and by the way, how many people liked COD 4? How many people here still play Modern warfare 2? How many people getting Black Ops? Kotick = +1 Now how many people here still play Brutal Legend? Schafer = 0 Tho it pains me to do this, it's the truth: Schafer vs Kotick: Schafer = -1 Kotick = +1
I don't play MW anymore. I'm not planning to get Black Ops Kotick = 0 I've never played any of Tim Schafers game Schafer = 0 Kotick however, is a dick. Kotick = -35 Schafer wins by default.
How many games will stay etched in peoples minds from Tim and be considered classics Maniac Mansion The Secret of Monkey Island Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle Grim Fandango, Psychonaut Tim +7 And Kotick by default starts out at -100 and has to work his way up.
"Schafer wins by default" "And Kotick by default starts out at -100 and has to work his way up" Yes, yes, very contructive arguements, well put, you are both no doubt the types that enjoy these pointless sh** flinging contests. I don't care about Schafer or Kotick, never played a Schafer game, I'm sure they're classics for a reason, just like COD sells millions for a reason. It also doesn't change the fact that Schafer is whining like a little girl :(
(...)"Hypocrisy at it's finest." What you were describing there is actually called "Strategy".It is required when dealing business publicly with a *unt. You can find "Hipocrisy" in the Zampella/West incident, in the will to rise the price of games, in the acts of absorbing numerous smaller studios and practically replacing its identity and talent, at the fact that he says he "likes games"... Alternately you can find Awe in Psychonauts, Day of the tentacle, Grim Fandango, and many others. Basically, Kotick, being a businessman and a dildo, OWES RESPECT when walking on gaming ground near Tim Schafer, he does not discern where he really belongs to. EDIT: I almost forgot, hipocrisy might be found too in: dismissing brutal legend for any release or further funding, and then filing a lawsuit like a dog in the manger just when another publisher takes the torch.
"What you were describing there is actually called "Strategy".It is required when dealing business publicly with a *unt." Yes, and it's hypocrisy, just like the c*nt bussiness man he's trying to deal with. I never said Kotick wasn't evil, but after reading through the article, Schafer doesn't come across any better. He should stick to making games rather than name calling, that's what the *unt business men are for after all.
I agree with vaistrat. Schaefer called kotick a prick because he canned the game without just cause and suddenly whenever EA picks up the game to publish it suddenly kotex and his army of lawyers cry foul?? I'm sorry but it sounded like kotick wanted to bury schaefer and double fine studios and EA got in the way.. Bobby is the smelly crotch of this industry and anything that goes against him and his beliefs gets my automatic support.. I think I'm gonna buy brutal legend just to spite him...
Don't feed the troll - and Kotick is just one massive troll.
To big to ignore.
Shafer to kotick... "and you fight like a cow!"
Didn't Kotick admit that the spider-man games has sucked lately? even do the new one does suck too. When are they finally doing Spider-Man right?
So wait, we hate him? Devs hate him? EA hates him? Kotick, you're screwed. You've officially alienated Activision
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