Activision boss asked for a cheeky gander. True story.
I only got 1 thing to say Battlefield 3 :)
I would deny Kotick even to sleep in a cardboard under a bridge. :p
"I'm no Kotick fan but geez...it seemed like a harmless all-in-good-fun gesture. Sometimes we take this stuff too seriously." The thing is nothing good at all could come out of this. EA probably discuss briefly the positves, and negatives of letting Kotick play, and I guarantee they found no positives, and there could be unforseen negatives.
First thing that came to mind was that he may rip off one of their gameplay mechanics. He seems to be the kind to do that, BF3 isn't some small FPS. 3, unlike 2, really has the advantage over the new COD game. The reason being since COD isn't improving at all except for maybe a few new gameplay mechanics.
The article says that they did talk it over for a moment and told Kotick's rep that it was not possible. What is funny is that his rep got mad and had a little argument before leaving, like Kotick had a right to be able to play it even though they didn't offer for any of them to play MW3.
Kotick seems like a unsavory fellow. Both games are months away. Dice is doing nothing but protecting their product. MW1 was nice but they have done nothing new to enhance the game. Kotick knows that BF3 is a beast of a FPS. I know it wont sell more than MW3, but It will definitely be the better of the two games. Kotick can go on YouTube if wants to see BF3.
It's on the Internet, it must be true. Especially with all of the documented proof to support what was reported.
The headline made me lol.
I don't blame EA to be honest! Who knows what trouble he could've caused. Letting him play it wasn't ever going to have any sort of advantage - he wasn't going to tell the press how good of an experience he had. It would either be nothing said at all or something negative so why bother?
I wouldn't want his danky self getting near my game either, no telling what kind of bugs he has. MW2 got all it's bugs because he got to close to it.
I want cod to die ... damn you kotick you goddamn greedy basterd ran guitar hero right into the ground and hopefully the rest of your franchises follow suit
i want people to stop being stupid and hating a game like its their job we wont all get what we want i remember the good old days when people didn't like something they just had nothing to do with it and that was that
Agree. Well said...+bubs
i remember the good ol days when there wasnt so many FPS but im still looking forward to taking everyone's tags in BF3...watch your back
EYEam-Ithink youmiss the point. Sure, we can allaccept there are ga,mes that just don't do it for us, thousands of them for each of us. Now, hating COD isn't a fad or a fashion it's down to them treating it like another kind of game people feel ripped off when buying-the yearly Fifa/Madden games. At least they have the roster and league and kit changes to justify it:what reason has Kotick, beyond greed, to release almost the same M for give years(with MW3)? They haven't even given consoles dedicated servers yet-COD deserves it's hate just as much as it deserves it's success for hitting a formula that sells. It's the way they make the formula while adding nothing of value that winds us up. People don't hate on Halo the same, do they? Exactly, then it's not just that people don't like COD or Kotick, is it? If you like a quick shooter it's STILL a decent game at it's heart but it's just not improved and they milk it-that's why it winds people p. That and them asking for more every two minutes.
This. Times a million. If you don't like COD, ignore it, just quit whining like a little b*tch. It won't be the most popular game in the universe forever. I'm looking forward to BF3 more than MW3. But I'm buying both, because I have a job, and life is short.
Kotick got REJEEEEECTEDD
I'm no Kotick fan but geez...it seemed like a harmless all-in-good-fun gesture. Sometimes we take this stuff too seriously.
@frostypants I really can't blame EA, I mean activision is suing EA so I wouldn't want kotick near any of my products if he did that to me.
That's hilarious! I'll bet anything Kottick pushes the release date of MW3 ahead of BF3.
Wouldn't surprise me but would be a bad idea. Games are getting buggy because of cutting dev/testing time. Although since I don't play CoD, it could be funny.
lol bobby wanted to steal ideas. too little too late son. That dated call of duty engine will show its age no doubt.
Actually if you watched the interview he seemed nicer about Battlefield 3 then EA was about Call of Duty. He was simply trying to give then a nod in my opinion EA are the ones being the prick this time around.
He can play when he buys it like the rest of us lol
It's called trying to make yourself look like the good guy and EA look like the bad guys. We all know better though :).
It's called a poker face.
yeah he was probably being nice because he knows that cod days are numbered lol
Kotick doesn't make games, studios under his company do.
Yeah, Activision would have learned nowt by EA letting Kotick play BF3. He'd have got owned and left. He just won the PR lottery by EA being a bit dim. Like he hasn't got enough cash to obtain a build, "creatively" for his boffins anyway!! He doesn't play games at all so why would he want a go? Think about it for Gods sakes people-it was PR and he won. He doesn't LIKE games and doesn't care if they exist in five years as he'll just leave and go sash and burn another industry. Sheesh.
Why wouldn't DICE let him play it? Seems somewhat childish. I thought DICE would be above all that. No need to stoop to their level. From what they have been ranting about BF3 since it was announced it should have nothing to worry about. May as well give him a sneak peak of how his precious franchise will die. I dislike this guys actions as much as the next person but just sayin...
EA denied him, Dice didn't... It's about competition, Sony wouldn't let MS workers to get theyr behind doors presentation, and vice versa. Same thing here, nothing more, nothing less.
Actually I think that PD played Forza 3 at E3(and vica versa).Even writing some notes on papers... I think this is a bit childish.Both games are in their late phases so nothing can be changed.No ideas would be stolen,just let the man play the game,however he is,this was a bit childish.
No, it was just a Japanese news press team. It wasn't PD. A bunch of sensationalist articles were misinformed and the misinformation spread like wildfire.
"Actually I think that PD played Forza 3 at E3(and vica versa).Even writing some notes on papers... " I remember this too, but if I recall right, that did not happen behind closed doors, it was public presentations.. or what Ultimate sayed, if it is true.
MS would probz let Sony have a gander at Kinect probably.. lol
Why should bobby kotick get to see BF3 behind closed doors? if EA representative/CEO didn't get an Invite to see MW3 behind closed doors? @ Movements Cry more dude, BF3 will blow your beloved MW3 out of the water easily. Graphics - BF3 Gameplay - BF3 Sound - BF3 Free Content - BF3 Multiplayer - BF3 P2P Content - MW3 Arcadey shooter - MW3 Shit game - MW3
You think BF3 isn't an arcade shooter. It is not battle sim. It is a slower paced game but still an arcade shooter
I'm not even invested in this but compared to the BF games MW is very arcadey. I'm not saying BF is a sim (Arma for that) but it is far more realistic than COD floaty rifle vision.
You ever thought that the fast pace combat of MW3 is what entices players and not the heavier more realistic BF3? People dont play games cause they want uber realism lol :) and MW3 pay 2 play content is purely optional as it has a free side so :) No doubt theyll both be good games ;) i feel bad for the new developers helping develop this game tbh :(
Uber realism? Have you ever played a Battlefield game? Sure it's more realistic than MW, but then again... Zelda is more realistic than MW. If you want uber realism, go play ArmA. Battlefield has just the right amount of realism to prevent the cheap feel MW gives, while still keeping the fun factor high.
Didnt say Battlefield was Uber realistic im just saying peopel dont want realism in games to a certain extent ( some not all ) Some people prefer the more unrealistic side of games so they will chose the most unrealistic shooter out of the 2 hehe :)
inb4 Kotick buys EA, fires Dice and hands over the BF franchise to Infinity Ward. On topic: Nice work EA
Good job EA. He can play when he buy it on 10/25/2011 like the rest of use.
He probably wanted to steal ideas to put in MW3.
He doesn't make the game, he is only the CEO of publishing, so he is only responsible for paying the dev, marketing and supervising, maybe he can give tips to the devs but ultimately it's the devs game and besides if he wanted to steal anything he could just steal it from the demo shown at EA's press conference . He could've however given it bad press, but who would believe him?
Are Activision trying to get some inspiration for next years CoD:We changed it to copy the other FPS games?
Well, when it releases Activision will be able to steal all the ideas for the next years COD. But delaying them as long as possible is the best thing you can do.
EA should have let him play it, so he can get an idea as to what makes a good solid FPS.
he is a pos who screwed over original MW makers. He doesnt deserve shit.
LMFAO. Kottick Got DENIED. MW3s maker begging to game BF3 and getting shut down. Priceless.
I find it fantastic that EA is putting pressure on Activision by claiming that their game will be better than theirs. Hopefully this will cause activision to increase the quality of their call of duty games. The first step for Activision would be to create a new engine because MW3 engine is outdated already.
The engine isn't terrible. It does run at 60FPS keep in mind. The real issue is the lack of innovation year after year.
Yeah like how the engine from FF7 runs at over 60 FPS on Sonys console. The engine for Call Of Duty is really old its about time for them to create a new one.
60FPS like BLOPS? O'RLY?
lol EA rule
Good for them, don't want them copying he'll just have to wait like everyone else. I wonder why he didnt offer them an early hand on of MW3. Then again everyone has already played that. lol!
Apparently some journalists who had seen the Modern Warfare 3 demo were not allowed into the Battlefield 3 play room where previously been invited to. Pretty childish, if I had been invited by EA or had an appointment only to be turned away after waiting in line for a few hours I'd seriously kick up a fuss.
Bobby Kodick denied lol
All kotick would have done is say something bad about it anyway.. And people really need to stop asking for console footage! It probably won't look worse than bfbc2..
Of course they said no.. would you let the devil touch your glorious masterpiece? He'd curse the damn thing.
lol if true. I wouldn't have let him in either. Insult to injury, I love it!
Bobby Kotick and COD both suck. They shouldnt have allow both him and his game to E3, since they show the same crap on the same crap engine yearly. Wash.rinse. Repeat.
"This is WAR. It's brutal. There's no room for good sportsmanship. If he wants to play the game, he's gonna have to pre-order like everybody else and wait for the beta." No real surprise there. :P
COD is like kinect. All the casuals want it. Not me. All me wanty is BF3.
I like it, EA is taking this competition seriously.
If Kotick never got the invitation to check out BF3, than there is no problem that EA denied him. It was jusr right. And if he want to play BF3 and steal ides from it to put in the next CoD. Why can't him buy the game like the rest of us when the game has released. He has a lot of money.
It's nothing to do with stealing ideas or checking out the competition it was a PR stunt plain and simple and everyone has bought into it. The Battlefield 3 demonstration stood head and shoulders above MW3 and has got much much coverage. Kotick is a smart man and sees a way to grab some of EA/DICE's spotlight with this cheap stunt. I'll be buying both games but to me Battlefield evolves while Call of Duty is a rinse and repeat each year.
Well done EA.. Hats off.. http://assets0.ordienetwork...