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[Ars] Blizzard founder sticks up for Activision's Bobby Kotick; we don't

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Blizzard cofounder Mike Morhaime recently spoke about Activision CEO Bobby Kotick in an interview with MCV, and he had nice things to say about the often-criticized figure. "I have an advantage there because I know Bobby personally and we have very long, in-depth conversations, so my view of him is not limited to small sound bites taken out of context," Morhaime said. "I can tell you that Bobby has been very supportive of Blizzard and that we have a great relationship with him. I don't think the public image that some people have of him is fair or accurate."


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Looks like bobby has something of his up Blizzards butt.
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Looks like bobby has something of his up Blizzards butt.


Either that or, hes slithering his way up the ladder to take control.
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So, Bobby leaves blizzard alone, blizzard likes bobby.
Ok, that sounds ok, but just because he doesn't screw with one of the last bastions of PC gaming doesn't help his case that he is leading the charge in destroying pc gaming.

What of a waste of a quote.
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I wonder what Bobby threatened to do to Mike if he said something bad about him.
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The whole article, no mention about how he drove the CoD series into the ground..

Hello people, MW2, arguably the biggest gaming fail of all time? Black ops is certainly not worth 20+ hours playtime either. Remove dedicated server so we can charge for DLC, remove the mod tools because it's a waste of our development teams time, remove the skill gap so we appeal to a larger audience for more sales.

Translation: Bobby Kotick=/= Ruins games.
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He can rep Bobby all he likes, why should I care about or respect some butt who rips me off on re-branded games and is just a general sack to the gaming community? :/

I lost respect for Blizzard a while ago, but let's say I have some now, and this imaginary respect has now gone too.
    
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I still don't understand the merge of Activision and Blizzard if Activison doesn't plan on influencing Blizzard in any way.
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The whole article, no mention about how he drove the CoD series into the ground..

Hello people, MW2, arguably the biggest gaming fail of all time? Black ops is certainly not worth 20+ hours playtime either. Remove dedicated server so we can charge for DLC, remove the mod tools because it's a waste of our development teams time, remove the skill gap so we appeal to a larger audience for more sales.

Translation: Bobby Kotick=/= Ruins games.
They may have ruined it to people like you and me. When they make 1 billion dollars in sales our opinions dont matter. The thing that pisses me off about him is he single handedly raised the price of pc games to $60. Plus every shooter now is trying to be CoD because of the sales numbers, including crysis 2, and MoH. Until their games stop selling like Juggernauts, then we will continue to get the same game on the same engine.
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I get the same feeling from reading this as I would if Saddam Hussein stuck up for Hitler. Maybe if they actually had interests in video games and not just money it would have more meaning.
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