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Activision's Kotick Continues To Ruffle Gamer Feathers

There's no doubt that video games is big business. There's no doubt that we need businessmen - and not just gamers - to create and maintain successful companies. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is one such man and it's tough to deny his success, but he's starting to rub people the wrong way.

During a speech to investors and analysts at the Deutsche Bank Securities Technology Conference in San Francisco, Kotick spoke for 45 minutes about the future of game development, and while it was indeed relevant considering the audience, his focus seemed to be more about making money and less about satisfying the consumer. For example, Kotick spoke about an interesting advancement in the world of music-based games: Guitar Hero will eventually become playable without a console. Essentially, this means he's not all that enthusiastic about producing three different versions of every new Guitar Hero entry. This may seem easier on the consumer because everything is all designed around one all-encompassing system, but it also means we'd all have to buy yet another set of peripherals; i.e., more Guitar Hero packages. And speaking of packages, you may have noticed that Activision is all about those things lately; DJ Hero, Tony Hawk: Ride, and the pricey Prestige Edition for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 all drop for the holiday season.

Then, Kotick made a statement that has already shot around the Internet at lightning speed:

"The goal that I had in bringing a lot of the packaged goods into Activision about 10 years ago was to take all the fun out of making video games."

Yes, you're reading that correctly. Kotick also added that he likes "skepticism, pessimism, and fear" from his employees at this moment in time because he wants them to remain focused on the low economy. So we'll have a new way of playing our music video games in the future, which will likely require another expensive package purpose and Kotick's apparent desire to rule with an iron fist isn't entirely appealing. But hey, can we really deny Activision's success in this generation? It's this whole Machiavellian debate...

9/15/2009 9:15:52 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (98 posts)

Jalex
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 10:14:17 PM
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In the words of Homestar Runner:

I hate that freaking marshmallow.

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The_R0gue_Ninja
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 1:24:11 PM

Kotick is "an abomination! And he is coming to your house after schoooooooool!!!"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 10:15:36 PM
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Can we build a Berlin Wall of sorts around this guy?

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thepill
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 10:24:09 PM

He belongs in the Casque of Amontillado.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:23:29 AM

I'll second that!

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Qubex
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:32:04 AM

Its just nasty acid out of his god forsaken mouth...

Q!

"i am home"

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 4:01:07 PM

Some of Edgar Allen Poe's finest works.great story.

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thepill
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 10:18:50 PM
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This D-bag is really starting to take all of the fun out of PLAYING games. I think I will start treating Activision like I do EA Sports and just not purchase any of their games NEW and only buy PREOWNED copies so they get none of my money.

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johnld
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:12:48 AM

At least make sure the developers get their cut. We need them to make more games.

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www
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 7:44:25 AM

If only we could all unite and agree to NOT BUY any Activision game, then he'll learn SOME GREAT SENSE!

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Nynja
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 11:40:31 AM

Good luck finding a "Pre-owned" copy of MW2 before the pending release of MW3.

And Johnld:

Make up your mind. In one reply you seem to be favoring purchasing new games, yet here you are suggesting gamers buy it used.

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tes37
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 10:26:05 PM
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Well I sure as hell can't be blamed for idiots like this making money.

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Poor_boy
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 10:37:07 PM
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As Activision's products gets more ridiculously expensive, it will inevitably lead to their down fall. That is if there were people stupid enough to let themselves get f*** in the a**, as George Carlin would put it.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 10:39:59 PM
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How can I respect a company that doesn't allow you to review their games until the day before release? Activision can get bent.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:24:06 PM

Well, to be fair, a lot of publishers are like that. I had NHL 10 weeks ago but the embargo date on the review lifted only on the 15th (launch day).

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:24:59 AM

True, but he does that for every Activision game. Some EA games do have early reviews, Need For Speed: Shift had an early review.

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556pineapple
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 10:41:44 PM
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What happened to the music industry is now happening to video games. They find a generic successful formula, and do it thousands of times to have repeated success. These businessmen take over the industry, throw away any artistic value, and concentrate on making the big bucks.

The only thing they fail to consider is the fans of the specific industry begin to take notice and rebel. They get tired of the over-saturation of the market and stick to the lesser-known companies and the ones who are trying to do new and interesting things. Sure there are always those who will buy mainstream all the time and always do the popular thing, but there's always a group that goes against the flow. This has already started to happen with the music industry with the ever-increasing in popularity in indie music, and I believe that it's starting to happen in the gaming industry.

It's time to show Mr. Kotick that his plans will fail, and I plan to do that by ignoring Activision. I can live without MW2, and nothing else on the horizon for them interests me.

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HOODGE
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 10:46:40 PM
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As I've stated many times before, none of his titles, NO not even the COD series comes close to the offerings of Sony's amazing Top notch Exclusive titles.

Sony has the best exclusives and I don't think activision or any multiplatform company can compete with Sony's first party developers. Look at all the amazing AAA titles we've seen in the past (Unchartered Drakes Fortune, GT5 Prologue, Warhawk, Resistance 1 & 2, LBP, Motorstorm, The perfect MGS4, and gorgous Killzone 2), and all the amazing triple A titles upcoming, and Activision and most other multiplatform developers just don't even seem to be in the same universe in terms of Next Gen Technical perfection as Sony's exclusive parties offerings.

So for this D bag to make such big brutish statements like he's some God or something is plain nuts and shows how shallow his mentality is. Plus MR. Kotick you're COD MW2 has some huge competition in a huge Exclusive called MAG which is having a great Beta test and untouched 256 online support. Plus it offers a fresh taste and feel for a FPS, whereas you're COD is the same S**T almost every episode with a sprinkle of pepper and Salt added to it to add some flavour. I heard the game doesn't even support 720P. Kinda funny if you think about it.

Not to say the upcoming MW2 isn't gonna be a great game, but nothing what it could be had it been a Sony Exclusive using the true power of the PS3. The fact that again it will only support 18 players because Live can't run anymore without taking a crap in the Lag department, kinda spells fail. World at War's maps were to big to have so few that I found myself running more than shooting to find targets. Needs at least 24 or 32 players to be more fun. Something Pissbox 3fixme can't support.

Anyways, some xbot fans on here may flame me, but I think the majority of you true PS3 gamer fans will totally agree with me. Activision is kinda walking a fine line now with Koticks big mouth and huge ego. Don't trip MR. Kotick.

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tes37
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 10:51:40 PM

They ought to fire Bobby Blowstick.

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johnld
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:17:37 AM

Not to be an ass but comparing first party and third party is no contest on quality. First party developers can achieve technical perfection while third party(multiplat) developers only wants to achieve technical equality and they're happy as long as it sells. Sometimes i wish i can just make a copy of a videogame, ps3 and/or 360, without loosing anything then just send my money straight to devs like infinity ward

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raiden213
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 10:54:11 PM
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Good thing I am not interested on any of their upcoming games, not really into music based games and I can pass up on modern warfare 2 since I will be busy with Uncharted2 and some other big exclusives from Sony. Uncharted2 and GT5 alone will keep me busy until God of War III comes along. So, Kotick and Activision wont get any of my money. Activision needs to sedate this guy to calm him down.

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johnld
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:18:30 AM

You dont have to skip it. If you buy it used, they dont get a cut.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 4:07:53 AM

@johnld

Not directly, but they benefit indirectly.

How? The person who originally bought the game (new and likely at full price) probably took the prospect of getting some of his (her) money back later into account when he (she) bought the game. He (she) probably wouldn't have paid full price (or bought the game at all) if he (she) couldn't get trade-in value for it. Likewise, you might not have bought the game. So, the publisher (Activision in this case) gets a full-price sale which might otherwise have been no sale or two rentals.

If you really want to hurt Activision, you can't buy their games at all. The only thing you're really accomplishing by buying it used is giving extra money to GameStop (or whomever).

The good news: everyone shouldn't feel too guilty about buying used games from good publishers.

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Charger7302
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:01:58 PM
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I always took this guy as another business man, from his past comments, but after saying that....WOW, makes you wish this guy was struck by lightening.
I hope EA reclaims their spot as number 1 company again, they have turned around completely.

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KingRed
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:15:51 PM

Yeah, I agree with you Charger. Does feel like EA has turned around completey.

Kotick making me hate Activision now. He keeps saying stupid stuff. First He say's We(Activision)will boycott Sony if no price cut comes soon. Then say oh if it was up to me, I'd double game prices. Now this.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:05:17 PM
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Thank goodness I don't touch that Guitar Hero Crap. Play the real thing, its more rewarding.

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:06:26 PM
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Amazing. The sad thing is, there are many consumer that will never read or hear about this. I'm disgusted.

On an off-topic note, NfS: Shift rocks!

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KingRed
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:16:59 PM

So True Fluffer Nutte. Most people won't.

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556pineapple
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:19:05 PM

It's up to us. Spread the word. Start the revolution and so forth.

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:20:57 PM

I've already informed my family about this crap. I'm on a mission.

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Banky A
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:34:30 PM

I kept telling people NFS: SHIFT was going to rock ^_^

But those same people will never know that SMS was making SHIFT and NFS always has different developers.

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pyrobomber70
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:23:54 PM
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If you guys want to read the whole article go to Gamespot.com....There is a lot more in the article that is listed here. He wants to totally abandon the console generation all together and put his games on Twitter and Facebook only. I read it last night and it is the craziest information in history. He sounds like the new Hitler!

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:43:40 PM

I just read that article. I'm still disgusted. I only have a few of their games but luckily I got them for very, very cheap ($10 and under) and one was a gift. I'll be sure not to support them in the future.

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thepill
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:50:33 PM

I can't wait till Bobby Krotch-pick runs Activision to the ground to the point that they have to start offering incentives for people to buy their games.

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johnld
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:20:22 AM

When that happens, i hope sony picks up infinity ward.

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Banky A
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 11:32:02 PM
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... ?

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:19:37 AM
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With a CEO like this, it must suck nads to be an Activision employee these days.

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LowKey
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:48:17 AM

If I were an Activision employee I would have been fired for beating the ever living sh** out of Kotick a loooong time ago.

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Nerull
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:43:04 AM
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Every time this guy opens his mouth I wonder if he somehow gets off on being hated. I mean I'm sure he's not exactly the only leech in this business, let alone business in general, but aren't you supposed to at least try to convince them you're something other than a leech/stay on the public's good side?
The masses will continue to buy all the mainstream garbage so he's safe to some extent but it's not even like his company has that many great franchises, it's got 2. 1 of which is trumped in pretty much every way by rock band 2 and we all know how much they love introducing fresh new ones.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:46:28 AM
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Bobby Kotex, today's Worst Person in the World!

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Douchebaguette
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:27:04 AM

WorldEndsWithBobby.

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Qubex
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:38:19 AM

TheWorldEndsBecauseOfBobby :(

Q!

"i am home"

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:58:46 AM

ActivisionEndsBecauseOfKotex. We play games that are made and sold and supported by gamers, instead of suits who only worry about turning a quick buck.



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Shadow_Ninja
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:53:45 AM
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ahh, Bobby Kotick, mindless creature.....

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 1:01:18 AM
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Wow, that's not fu**ed up. I thought they cared about the gamers back at Activision!.

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I_defenestrate
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 1:33:52 AM
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Maybe he has dementia.

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LowKey
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:45:04 AM

Its called a God Complex. And Delusion of Grandure

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Phoelix
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 2:00:57 AM
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Stupid people in esteemed positions always seem to make my day.

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___________
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 2:29:33 AM
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o god wont some one please kill this greedy bastard.
well as the saying goes if you want something done you have to do it yourself.
now where is that shotgun?

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BIG_E
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 2:29:52 AM
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Acti-no-vition gets no love from me.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 3:20:02 AM
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....."skepticism, pessimism, and fear"...

WTF, is he hitler reincarnated?

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:36:58 AM

My CEO is an idiot too, but if I heard him say that I'd sabotage the company.

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Qubex
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:44:20 AM

Knock Knock...

"Who's there?"...

"Bobby K?"...

"Who?"...

"Bobby K from the Activision! I'm here to rock your world".

"Ha, you must be kidding me... P*** - off will you and go play with your plastic toys somewhere else!".

Q!

"i am home"

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DIsmael85
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 3:25:46 AM
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Wow Kotick is going bonkers, I think this Call of Duty is my last from them, Im only getting it to honestly finish the story-line, Multiplayer for a little bit. In the end the game is over-rated and has had it's welcome. I think it's time for something original. They have run this series into the ground harder than Capcom did with Resident Evil.

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outcelgeist
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 3:08:09 PM

I'm only getting it for Infinity Ward. F*** Activision.

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giant123
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 4:22:21 PM

ya... would it be a possible for iw to seperate from acti-hitler? please?

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Imagi
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 3:56:20 AM
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This guy is bad for the industry. He looks like a Joker just wish he was one.

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 5:32:19 AM
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After reading all this, I'm very tempted to cancel my Prestige edition preorder and just get the hardened edition. 80 bucks cheaper where I'm from (Aus). Its basically the same thing, just without night-vision goggles.

But, all my EB Games friends tell me not to cancel, that it will become rare and will sell on ebay for a lot. I'm still not sure. Would the night-vision goggles be worth it anyway? How often will I use them? And if I sell on ebay, I lose the hardened edition. Anyone got any advice for me?

As for Guitar Hero, I was gonna give 5 a skip, but the party mode would be of great use. Might be worth getting for christmas.

And what the hell is with only partial transfers of songs from previous GH's to 5?!?!? Rock Band 2 allowed full transfer of all Rock Band 1 songs to the hard drive!!! I'd rather just swap discs thanks.

Oh, and if you're wondering why GH continues to be more popular than Rock Band, it's because Rock Band 2 is only available in America. Here in Australia, we only got Rock Band 1 (a year later than US) and (thank christ) Rock Band The Beatles. Between GH 5 and RB Beatles, guess which one has sold out fast at EB. Go ahead, guess!!!

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:43:15 AM

My advice is the prestige edition is a complete waste of money. Your friends who think eBay is going to bring them all kinds of money are just fool dreamers. If you're really dying to play MW2 then just rent it for a couple weekends. You know the campaign won't be that long and the online is the same old same old.

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Ricochet
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 6:16:07 AM
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Once again, another reason why I will not be buying their games. I almost bought Prototype over inFamous turns out I got the latter.

One of the BEST GAMING decisions ever..

Goodbye Activision, never purchased from you this generation or the next.

Till Bobby gets kicked out of business.....

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Lotusflow3r
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 6:17:09 AM
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The exact thing that is damaging the industries. This guy is a prime example.

$ over art? Get the **** out!

These people have already destroyed the movie AND music industries...do we really want the same for the one industry that has some dignity left? It's already damaged by these guys...someone needs to tell this man the deal before it's too late.

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vgWacky
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 6:39:49 AM

Does it really matter what if the director of a game company is an douch?

The fact is a good businessman (and I assume that Kotick is one) will always be ensure the quality of the product is up to scrath. Othersise people will simply stop buying what Activison has to offer.

So I really doubt he's about to "destroy" the gaming industry.

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Lotusflow3r
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 6:59:31 AM

Did u read his words?

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Hezzron
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 7:18:46 AM

CEO's from large gaming companies are probably not the biggest sweethearts anyways. The difference with Activision's is that he talks way too much for anyone's good. CEO's should be locked up in their offices, and not heard.

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vgWacky
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:50:32 AM

Yes, I read what he said. I interpreted the statement regarding taking the fun out of maing video games to basically mean he wanted to make sure his employees worked in a more corporate environment.

The question is will this have a negative impact on the quality of AB's products? If so then most gamers will simply stop playing their games. I'm personally not impressed with their current crop (COD4, WoW etc). And as a result will not get COD6 or the new Starcraft games.

The point I'm making is that everyone is free to make their own choice. But as a gamer i'll judge the company on the quality of their games and not the personality of their CEO.

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Gogaku
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 7:26:49 AM
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The only thing we as consumers can do is to boycot their products and spread the word as far as we can. Lets take that company down!

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www
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 7:45:28 AM

I WISH!!!

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www
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 7:47:58 AM
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No wonder he made that speech at the DOUCHE bank!

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:39:56 AM

LMAO

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Douchebaguette
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 9:51:24 AM

The Deutschebankuette.

Decided to look up a picture of this guy; he has one of those faces you just want to punch.

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 7:58:36 AM
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People keep buying these games so it's only going to get worse.

Just say no to over priced plastic peripherals:
*Tony Hawk
*Guitar Hero
*DJ Hero
*Band Hero

And say no to annual retreads:
*COD
*Guitar Hero

Problem solved.

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sunspider13
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 11:17:32 AM

Kotick, yawn...one could hope he gets ebola

@Adam West
did you get the list of Batman books you asked about from me? If not look in the archive section, I listed a few for ya.

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:22:47 PM

Sunspider,

No I missed them, but thanks for reminding me. I'll look now. I just finished reading Year One & The Dark Night Returns, so I am in the market for more Batman goodness.

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:29:04 PM

Thanks so much for the tips. I added most of them to my Amazon cart.

I'll probably start will Arkham, The Long Halloween, and The Killing Joke.

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giant123
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 4:28:29 PM

i know that the killing joke and arkham are both great books

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:30:16 AM
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If you don't like gaming, why bother get involved in the industry? Something gives me the feeling that Kotick has a hate towards game designers. If he actually becomes annoying to work for, you're going to see some of his crew leaving to work for another company. Let him dig his grave. I haven't bought an Activision game in a long time, I don't plan on starting now.

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LowKey
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 8:39:01 AM
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*Shakes with rage* *then chills* Breath, breath.... whew, alright mabey if we just ignore him he'll go away. Once again he is just trying to get attention. I grew up with 5 brothers I can see this coming from a mile away. Just chill people eventually everyone will learn not to buy Activisions crap and yes it is just that CRAP. and as soon as sales drop, Activision will drop Kotick like a hot potato. Just be patient and stop buying from Activision. oOr stop buying new from Activision.

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outcelgeist
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 9:20:57 AM
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I'm not sure how many people will get this but...

Bobby Kotick - An Hero.

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vicious54
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 9:43:04 AM
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Why is Kotick such an @ss? He stated that some of Activision's games will bypass consoles in the future. I wish they would stop putting some of their crap games on consoles.

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nickert0n
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:24:39 AM
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I think this guy is a retard, but I'm still buying Modern Warfare 2.

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giant123
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 4:30:26 PM

lol me 2, not sure about the next mw though... ohhhh right it wont be on consels nvm

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Douchebaguette
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:29:32 AM
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Hope Trey Parker & Matt Stone make an episode on this.

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CrazyIrishBoy
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:36:31 AM
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Haha, I was reading through quickly and i thought it said "the Douche Bag Securities Technology Conference" instead of "the Deutsche Bank Securities Technology Conference". :L

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Nynja
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 11:44:33 AM
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Infinity Ward developers left EA because of crap like this. I can see it now; after MW2 the main guys at IW leave to start up a new studio.

Question is, which publisher will pick them up next? Ubisoft, MGS, SCE, Konami, Capcom, or Square-Enix?

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giant123
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 4:31:21 PM

i hope ubisoft

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NiteKrawler
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 11:57:51 AM
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Kotick is the Kanye West of the video game world.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 12:19:16 PM
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Did you hear about the Limited Edition 250 GB CoD:MW2 Xbox 360 for $399? Yeah, so did the Xbots salivating over it. Apparently, this is a collaboration between Microsoft and Activision. Nice to see the Xbox fanboys are still happy to be played; though I guess they need every 360 they can get their hands on.

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NiteKrawler
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 2:13:40 PM

What I find hilarious is that many 360 fanboys love saying that Sony is raping its fans because they always wait to release the slim versions of their consoles. They always say that Sony can never get it right the first time. And then...there are all the regular versions of the 360, the new Jasper model (made specifically because MS didn't get their console "right the first time"), and then about 58734908573475 more consoles to go along with games like the RE5 elite and this new one you speak of. It gives me a pessimistic view of humanity.

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giant123
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 4:35:55 PM

hey maybe with iw making the xbox it will work lol
although i havent had many problems with my elite... although i havent had any with my ps3

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Deadman
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 2:33:04 PM
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I think he gets drunk before interveiws and if he dont needs to say he does. I'll frogive him for his jackass comments then.

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HOODGE
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 2:59:18 PM
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Brighat and NiteKrawler, Very very funny. And true. Anybody reading this wanna see something very funny BUT TRUE? You gotta check these YouTube vids out. Sorry I'm not much of an IT Techy in the area of pasting links so just type in these search titles and enjoy. You'll love it!! Get a pen and paper out and write these down the way you seem them.

1) WHY MICROSOFT LIED (vid by Elpresador)
2) PS3 v 360 v WII - System Exclusive Games SHOWDOWN! (vid by wipeout)

These guys are like the PS3 Gods to me. Their funny, but everything they say is true and after viewing them check out some of the comments the Xbots are throwing back at them. They got nothing intelligent and concrete to say back to these guys. Both these guys have lot's more vids, so bookmark them and enjoy.

Ben you make sure you look at them in you're spare time. Great entertainment. I swear when I first watched them, I was crying laughing..

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Deleted User
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 3:25:40 PM

Thanks, I'll check them out.

The funny thing I've read: they think yet another 360 model is on the way: a "360 Slim". It's already out, guys. It's what the 360 Core and 360 Arcade were. MS couldn't create a revamped version of their current-gen console if they even tried.

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Fane1024
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 2:31:33 AM

MS should just quit pretending and release a "360 Replacement" model at $150: no hard drive, no controller, no cables, nothing but the console itself. They'll sell millions.

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Imagi
Friday, September 18, 2009 @ 1:51:47 PM

The xbots would buy a white ring that came with a red pen.

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Victor321
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 4:15:56 PM
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Don't worry, just like how EA got their just deserts, Bobby Kotick will get it too. I know it will, you know it will, god, even my PS3 knows it will.

It's karma. What goes around comes around.

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Lairfan
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 4:52:11 PM
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Funny how he sounds like Hitler and he made this speech in a German technology conference. Jewish gamers should be afraid of this guy.

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JackC8
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 7:27:07 AM
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Personally I'm not even remotely interested in this guy's games - I've played guitar for 25 years and just laugh at his silly plastic toys, and MW2 can't even begin to hold a candle to games like Dead Space, Bio shock, Drake's Fortune, Killzone 2, etc. etc. etc.

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atomaweapon
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 10:52:27 AM
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don't think i've ever bought an activision game come to think of it.

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