Entries in 'bobby kotick' (39)

Activision becomes independent from Vivendi in $8.2bn deal

Activision becomes independent from Vivendi in $8.2bn deal

One of the world's biggest games companies is set to buy back its independence from owner Vivendi.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 26th 2013 at 7:11AM in News
Activision boss Kotick is one of the highest paid CEOs in the US

Activision boss Kotick is one of the highest paid CEOs in the US

Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick has had his compensation increased eight fold to $64.9m last year, according to Bloomberg.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 29th 2013 at 9:50AM in News
Activision Blizzard Q2 revenues down but beats expectations

Activision Blizzard Q2 revenues down but beats expectations

Activision has seen its revenues fall, down from $1.15bn in 2011 to £1.08bn in 2012, for the quarter ending June 30th, 2012.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 2nd 2012 at 10:14PM in News
Bobby Kotick joins Coca-Cola Board

Bobby Kotick joins Coca-Cola Board

The Coca-Cola Company has appointed Activision CEO Bobby Kotick to its Board of Directors.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 17th 2012 at 9:12AM in News

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Analyst: "Little risk of failure" for Old Republic

Analyst: "Little risk of failure" for Old Republic

Bobby Kotick may have his doubts, but analysts are confident that Star Wars: The Old Republic is on course to attract millions of subscribers.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 1st 2011 at 10:15AM in News
Riccitiello: BF3 footage "got Kotick’s goat"

Riccitiello: BF3 footage "got Kotick’s goat"

John Riccitiello is confident his company has “got Kotick’s goat” with Battlefield 3.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 13th 2011 at 3:17PM in News
Kotick in line for MySpace buyout

Kotick in line for MySpace buyout

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is considering purchasing a controlling stake of the struggling social network MySpace, according to reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 10th 2011 at 12:15PM in News
E3 2011: Retail crucial for industry's future, says Kotick

E3 2011: Retail crucial for industry's future, says Kotick

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has given brick-and-mortar retail a shining endorsement as having a “crucially important” role in the future of games.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Jun 8th 2011 at 3:00PM in News

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E3 2011: Kotick sceptical of Battlefield 3 for consoles

E3 2011: Kotick sceptical of Battlefield 3 for consoles

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has cast doubts over recent video demonstrations of rival project Battlefield 3.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Jun 8th 2011 at 12:38PM in News
EA responds to Kotick attack

EA responds to Kotick attack

Publisher EA has retaliated in the war of words that was reignited by Activision boss Bobby Kotick yesterday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2010 at 11:54AM in News
What Kotick thinks about what you think about Kotick

What Kotick thinks about what you think about Kotick

There’s no other exec who provokes quite the same reaction on the pages of MCVuk.com as Activision’s Bobby Kotick. As the head of the most powerful publisher in the world, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2010 at 2:00PM in News
I love games, Kotick insists

I love games, Kotick insists

It’s one of the better known supposed ‘facts’ about Bobby Kotick – he doesn’t like games. But the Activision boss has come out and denied the claims, saying that being ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2010 at 1:49PM in News

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Kotick wants to sell you cut-scenes

Kotick wants to sell you cut-scenes

Are you on the lookout for a man that says what he thinks and doesn’t mind risking upsetting people? Well here he is – Bobby Kotick is at it again.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2010 at 2:28PM in News
Kotick loses court appeal

Kotick loses court appeal

After what the LA Times describes as a “brawl” between Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick and Californian lawyer Patricia Glaser, the outspoken games executive has emerged on the losing side ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2010 at 12:41PM in News
Schafer: I need to keep my mouth shut

Schafer: I need to keep my mouth shut

“That was an accident. I need to keep my mouth shut.” That was Tim Schafer’s response when asked this morning at his talk at the Develop Conference about his already ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2010 at 1:55PM in News
Activision: Kotick is passionate about games

Activision: Kotick is passionate about games

As the boss of a huge publishing empire, Bobby Kotick simply doesn’t have the time to play games – that’s according to an official statement made by Activision in light ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2010 at 10:48AM in News

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Schafer: Kotick ‘not good for games industry’

Schafer: Kotick ‘not good for games industry’

Acclaimed developer Tim Schafer has in an interview with Eurogamer criticised Activision boss Bobby Kotick for acting like “a total prick”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2010 at 1:43PM in News
Kotick irritated by Xbox Live

Kotick irritated by Xbox Live

This is starting to become a bit of a habit. Activision boss Bobby Kotick has decided to flex his corporate biceps once again by claiming that if the games industry ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2010 at 12:50PM in News
Consoles claim just 30% of Acti sales

Consoles claim just 30% of Acti sales

It’s the home of powerhouse console franchises such as Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk, Quake, Doom, James Bond, X-Men, Spider-Man and Transformers and enjoys a key partnership with ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2010 at 5:34PM in News
Activision beats forecasts

Activision beats forecasts

Activision has beaten analyst expectations in its first quarter, posting significant rises in sales and profits.

by Colin Campbell
on May 7th 2010 at 1:44AM in News
DICE: Bobby comes clean

DICE: Bobby comes clean

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick delivered a winning keynote at DICE in Las Vegas that was full of charming anecdotes about his own mistakes, as well as a vision for ...

by Colin Campbell
on Feb 18th 2010 at 9:14PM in News
Call Of Duty series tops 55 million sales

Call Of Duty series tops 55 million sales

The Call Of Duty series has surpassed 55 million unit sales to date worldwide, taking a whopping $3 billion in retail sales in the process.

by Tim Ingham
on Nov 27th 2009 at 1:13PM in News
Activision breaks silence on pricing

Activision breaks silence on pricing

Giant publisher Activision has defended its decision to slap a £55 RRP on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, insisting the game justifies the price tag.

by Tim Ingham
on Oct 5th 2009 at 10:49AM in News
Activision threat rejected by Sony

Activision threat rejected by Sony

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has labeled recent threats from Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick as “noise”.

by Rob Crossley
on Jul 8th 2009 at 10:24AM in News
Kotick: Retail pressures killed Vivendi’s games

Kotick: Retail pressures killed Vivendi’s games

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has talked for the first time about what led to the company dropping ex-Vivendi franchises such as Ghostbusters and 50 Cent: and blamed a “less ...
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 6th 2008 at 11:57AM in News