Entries in 'bobby' (15)

E3 2011: Kotick shunned by EA on show floor

E3 2011: Kotick shunned by EA on show floor

The most respected journalist at Future's consumer site CVG has reported of a quite remarkable shun on the competitive floors of this year's E3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2011 at 4:31PM in News
Kotick criticises EA’s Project $10

Kotick criticises EA’s Project $10

The cash-strapped core gamer has found an unexpected ally in the rally against Project $10 – Activision’s Bobby Kotick.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2010 at 8:43AM in News
Activision: EA has lost its way

Activision: EA has lost its way

Outspoken Activision publishing boss Bobby Kotick has in an interview with Edge magazine launched a scathing assault on rival EA, blasting the way it treats owned developers and claiming that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2010 at 12:40PM in News
How Activision missed out on The Sims

How Activision missed out on The Sims

In a meeting at Maxis’ offices where the exec was considering a possible acquisition of the studio, Activision boss Bobby Kotick was offered the chance to preview the latest secretive ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 2:09PM in News

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Kotick: EA a good option “if you want to sell out”

Kotick: EA a good option “if you want to sell out”

In a wide-reaching and uncharacteristically personal speech at DICE, Activision boss Bobby Kotick managed to find a little time for a quiet dig at publishing rival EA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 8:00AM in News
"Sometimes I sounded like a dick"

"Sometimes I sounded like a dick"

In a high-profile confessional at the DICE summit earlier this week, Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick took the chance to clarify his infamous boast that he wanted to “take the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2010 at 5:04PM in News
Kotick wanted Commodore console

Kotick wanted Commodore console

Speaking of his regrets in a fascinating speech at last week’s DICE summit, Activision boss Bobby Kotick has admitted that he rues missing out on the chance to buy Amiga ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2010 at 2:05PM in News
Kotick turns $50 into $500

Kotick turns $50 into $500

With increasing development costs putting upwards pressure on new releases to maximise their sales potential, Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick has explained that modern releases can now make ten time ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2009 at 11:21AM in News

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Guitar Hero cutting out the console

Guitar Hero cutting out the console

In a move that will send shudders down the spine of platform holders, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has stated that his firm is looking into the possibility of releasing ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2009 at 11:35AM in News
Kotick: Gamers happy with sequels

Kotick: Gamers happy with sequels

Bobby Kotick, the boss of the world’s largest games publisher Activision Blizzard, has stated that the hunger for new ideas and IP in gaming is true of just a tiny ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2009 at 3:48PM in News
Kotick could “raise prices even further”

Kotick could “raise prices even further”

With retail and consumers alike still getting to grips with the prospect of shelling out £54.99 for November’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has admitted ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2009 at 12:27PM in News
Sony responds to Kotick’s PS3 outburst

Sony responds to Kotick’s PS3 outburst

Following Bobby Kotick’s extraordinary claim that his company, Activision Blizzard, may stop supporting the PS3, Sony has declined to volley back public mud and has instead offered a calm and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2009 at 12:54PM in News

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Activision boss threatens to drop PS3

Activision boss threatens to drop PS3

The boss of the world’s biggest games publisher has issued a remarkable warning to Sony – cut the price of PS3 or Activision could the plug on its PlayStation development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2009 at 1:56PM in News
Kotick: "We'll do better on Wii"

Kotick: "We'll do better on Wii"

Bobby Kotick, the chief executive of Activision Blizzard, has admitted that his firm used to see Wii as a secondary platform compared to its publishing activities on Xbox 360 and ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2009 at 11:17AM in News
Bobby Kotick comes under the Forbes spotlight

Bobby Kotick comes under the Forbes spotlight

Leading US business journal Forbes has published a detailed tribute to the personal success of Activision and Blizzard CEO and president Bobby Kotick, explaining how the entrepreneur used the EA ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2009 at 1:41PM in News