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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. The site has been told by a "senior informant" that the personal assistant of Activision CEO Bobby Kotick was seen at the EA stand requesting that …

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Kotick criticises EAs Project $10

The cash-strapped core gamer has found an unexpected ally in the rally against Project $10 – Activision’s Bobby Kotick. Publishers such as EA, THQ, Microsoft and many more are increasingly choosing to includes DLC codes with their new releases. These can be redeemed against additional in-game content or are sometimes …

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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 no-one actually wants to work for the company. The core principle of how we run the company is the exact …

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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 creation of Sim-series mastermind Will Wright. However, as Sim City 2000 was too much of a mess”, as Kotick described …

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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. More specifically, the exec was keen to point out his belief that while Activision nurtures and respects its owned studios, EA is a …

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"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 fun out of game development”. He explained that he’d been trying to convince institutional investors – generally burdened by the …

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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 during the late 1980s. A keyboard-less Amiga, he believed, could have triumphed in the console war of the time. It …

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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 the revenue that they used to. In the last cycle of videogames you spent $50 on a game, played it …

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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 a new Guitar Hero SKU that can be played directly through the TV without the need to be connected to …

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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 fraction of gaming’s overall audience. A small segment of very vocal gamers say everything has to be new and different …

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