Figuring out if a company is evil (and in fact one of the most evil around) isn't that easy. But IGN is going to put Activision through their litmus test.
They milk the consumers cause consumers let them. i think people are catching up to it though. many of my friends realize that there are very small differences in between new CoDs.
Your giving people too much credit they aren't smart they keep buying there bs they are a lost cause and have no taste.
As i said, my friends are realizing how little new CoDs offer. it is stupid that they already bought 3 Cods in a row. so you are partially right, they already gave activision 180 bucks. but they wont buy anymore, so even though people are stupid enough to believe commercials or Oprah promotions, i think they will come around.
Most Evil: No Most Selfish: Yes Activision milked my utter cause i love cod.
IGN has no business talking about "evil companies". They belong to Gamestop, Inc and they have shown an advertising-driven focus instead of a journalistic-integrity-focus time and time again this generation.
"Activision the Most Evil Company in the World?" Riiiiiight, because those Blood Diamond salesmen are just small time evils. But selling bad video games?! GASP!!!!
Hell No! It's Microsoft! Xbox eviL! Everybody knows Microsoft is the reason why Activision became Live eviL.
...make all the money, take as much vacation, and boink as many hot chicks you can before you die. If idiots repeatedly reward you by giving you the means to do so, how is that evil?
Bubble for Beyonce.
Hmm...tough one. I'd normally say yes. But...they did give me Spiderman 2. The only game I'd actually play from them.
The most accurate statement that can be made about Activision can be found at the VERY end of the article. "Not evil, just... lame"
That honor went to Comcast: http://consumerist.com/2010...
Everyone else: Is IGN the worst gaming media outlet in the world?
I thought the article was quite good. o.o
bp is worst in my opinion. but I still don't like activision!!
DP oil. Were sorry,soorryyy
We don't fuck the world, we DP it!
i think EA and activision are a tie hate them all
they are right up there with Microsoft. Oh Hell Yeah!!! I hope no one soiled their huggies after just reading that.
is it me or does that face look pedo
Every pedophile has a mustache but not everyone with a mustache is a pedophile.
Well, that certainly is the picture of someone who looks incredibly evil .. like clown evil.
Activision as a whole? No. Bobby, yes.
Is this a joke? Activision is only evil by video game publisher standards. As the article points out, there are much worse companies out there. One they seemed to have missed is Dow Chemical/Union Carbide, you know, the guys responsible for the worst industrial disaster in history? http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Agreed. I was thinking of Bhopal whilst reading the article.
Naw, it's deffinetly Disney. Putting away there movies for year and re releasing them saying they are "fully remastered". Then they have the nerve to charge full price AGAIN for the same movie. So basically they keep their movies away from the public for years upon years, then they bring them back only to charge full price once again. If that's not even I don't know what is.
They are surpassing M$ in terms of evilness.
I'm not even sure that that's possible these days...
(Previously.... at the legion of doom) Activsion HQ rises from a swamp :P
LOL @ Cyberdyne...
My toplist of evil corporations Shinra Electric Power Company Umbrella Corporation Black Mesa Apeture science virtucon Activision
You forgot Abstergo Industries. Even Kottick works for them though nobody knows.
you can't compare activision and BP. the worst thing activision did is DLC and milking the consumer - cuz we let them - while BP messed up the ecosystem. tralalala. still dont like activision tho.
"i think EA and activision are a tie hate them all" Actually EA is finally getting their shit together as far as support for PS3 and improving their quality of games overall in general on 360 and PS3, at first they dissed the hell out of and whined about how hard it is to develop for it (sadly, to this day some devs are still on that bandwagon)but they are putting much more effort in their game development, Activision just needs to learn to start following suit.
wasnt it too long ago EA was the evil one.... then again they are
Oprah's not a company but she's evil.......seriously, capturing and controlling the minds of all mothers across America....kids are being neglected.
Yes!!! Activison is the most Evilest company in the world if you going to destroy the developers that made Activision what it is today with Infinity Ward's Call Of Duty franchise.
Yeah, right next to IGN.
No,they aren't,its people's fault who are stupid and buy every crap they send out,you want to hurt Activision,stop buying their shit,its really simple
Am i like the only one left who likes COD? Quite simply no other game offers the same online experience.
Yup, its just you. BTW every COD game offers the EXACT same online experience, thats why people are pissed off with Activision releasing a re-skinned version of Modern Warfare every year.
They're close but I think Babyrapegames inc. are the worst
Meh, kill off Kotick and I won't have a problem with Activision. Yet if they employ another ass-hat that spouts bullshit pride for something they never helped create, yeah, we'll be back at square one.
Per usual my statement is: Boycott Activison and their ideas they are trying to get other companies to follow I havent bought a Activision game in years and wont until he steps down. They attack our wallet, we can attack theirs
They're a business trying nothing more than to make a profit. Pretty much like everyone else. Except their CEO is more outspoken. Keep making games I enjoy and I'll keep buying them regardless who develops them or publishes them.
IGN IGN IGN IGN... oh my... Activision is killing gaming innovation though.
Activision, JP Morgan, Wachovia, Monsanto, Haliburton...
Microsoft and Satan had a baby and named it Bobby Kotick. *Ducks flying debris and runs away*
Not evil just plain GREEDY.
Yes it's greedy and other companies that work with them also become greedy so yes Activision is Evil
Merge with a giant pharmaceutical company and we can have free pills and Cod.... The Oil companies have nothing on this but dead birds...birds ha! What is a dead mind compared to a few dead gulls?
not as much as nestle and coca cola are: http://www.endevil.com/blac...
No, not even close. Look at Oil and Pharmaceutical companies.
good read here
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