Bobby Kotick wanted to play Battlefield 3 at E3. EA said No.

Activision boss asked for a cheeky gander. True story.

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movements2777d ago ShowReplies(12)
TrevorPhillips2777d ago

I only got 1 thing to say Battlefield 3 :)

OmegaSlayer2777d ago

I would deny Kotick even to sleep in a cardboard under a bridge. :p

MostJadedGamer2777d ago

"I'm no Kotick fan but 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.

rezzah2777d ago

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.

killershadow1172777d ago

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.

Clarence2777d ago

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.

Christopher2777d ago

It's on the Internet, it must be true. Especially with all of the documented proof to support what was reported.

snipes1012777d ago

The headline made me lol.

hassi942776d ago

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?

ABizzel12775d ago

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.

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CNXN2777d ago

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

EYEamNUMBER12777d ago

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

lil Titan2777d ago

i remember the good ol days when there wasnt so many FPS but im still looking forward to taking everyone's tags in your back

mastiffchild2777d ago

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.

FragGen2777d ago

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.

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Jezuz2777d ago


frostypants2777d ago

I'm no Kotick fan but seemed like a harmless all-in-good-fun gesture. Sometimes we take this stuff too seriously.

unknownhero11232777d ago


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.

Dac2u2777d ago

That's hilarious! I'll bet anything Kottick pushes the release date of MW3 ahead of BF3.

Lord_Sloth2777d ago

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.

Spinal2777d ago

lol bobby wanted to steal ideas. too little too late son. That dated call of duty engine will show its age no doubt.

Menech2777d ago

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.

Spinal2777d ago

He can play when he buys it like the rest of us lol

PandaJenkins2777d ago

It's called trying to make yourself look like the good guy and EA look like the bad guys. We all know better though :).

csreynolds2777d ago

It's called a poker face.

downwardspiral2777d ago

yeah he was probably being nice because he knows that cod days are numbered lol

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Elven62777d ago

Kotick doesn't make games, studios under his company do.

mastiffchild2777d ago

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.

fluffydelusions2777d ago (Edited 2777d ago )

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...

Kahvipannu2777d ago

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.

Shaman2777d ago

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.

UltimateIdiot9112777d ago

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.

Kahvipannu2777d ago (Edited 2777d ago )

"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.

Heartnet2777d ago

MS would probz let Sony have a gander at Kinect probably.. lol

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