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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: Our Spider-Man games suck

We’re used to marketers defending what many regard as poor games, but it’s less common to hear a publisher boss lambaste his own titles – but that’s exactly what Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has done. Speaking to Game Informer, as spotted by Destructoid, the high-flying exec stated: Our Spider-Man games …

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Moore questions Guitar Hero strategy

Despite the vested interest his own company has in the music sector thanks to the Rock Band franchise, EA Sports boss Peter Moore has stated that the genre will face tough challenges ahead. If you look at the ability of the industry to sustain the big box mentality — Guitar …

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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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Blizzard’s next MMO broader than WoW

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has revealed the company’s next MMO will boast a broader appeal than World Of Warcraft. Speakign at the Deutsche Bank Securities Techonology Conference in San Francisco, Kotick slipped in hints to the scope of the currently unannounced project, according to Gamespot. What we’ve announced at …

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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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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 that he would like to push prices even higher. When asked about the controversial subject as part of Activision’s post-financial …

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Sony responds to Koticks 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 measured response. "PlayStation has tremendous momentum coming out of E3,” said spokesperson Patrick Seybold, and we are seeing positive growth …

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