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what a great video though. loved bizarre creations

let blizzard flop their nuts off with diablo 3 and see how nice bobby boy acts.
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LOL really I love my boss also. What that acronym for boss again... Sry Son of a B!(*#
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The guy is a top notch %$#hole I'll give you that, but sheesh, some of you people act like he actually is Hitler! Bobby kotic ruined Guitar Hero and COD, he didn't kill 6 million people with firing squads and cyanide gas...

Though... there is no proof he hasn't done those things.
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Originally Posted by redfroth View Post
The guy is a top notch %$#hole I'll give you that, but sheesh, some of you people act like he actually is Hitler! Bobby kotic ruined Guitar Hero and COD, he didn't kill 6 million people with firing squads and cyanide gas...

Though... there is no proof he hasn't done those things.
Yeah, wth people play nice!

P.S. I didn't say they were murderous dictators I just wanted an extreme comparison of two like minded individuals that have nothing to do with each other. Besides I can't pull off the Hitler comparison all that well, I'm no Fox News...
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post #15 of 28
This needs to go in the "It's not really news but I think it is so I'm gonna post it anyways" section.
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post #16 of 28
Of course he would say this, activision and blizzard are the same company, no?

More corporate verbal diarrhoea.
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Originally Posted by SilverPotato View Post
I still don't understand the merge of Activision and Blizzard if Activison doesn't plan on influencing Blizzard in any way.
Simple. Blizzard makes a ton of $. Activision gets a cut.
    
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post #18 of 28
Screw them. The only good thing to come out of blizzard was Diablo. And since they've intentionally held back the release of D3, I honestly don't care about them anymore.
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Quote:
"I can tell you that Bobby has been very supportive of Blizzard and that we have a great relationship with him."
Seriously? Of course he's supportive of Blizzard. Their games make a **** ton of money. Which is exactly what Kotick wants, no?

The rest of the article is good to read:
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I'm sure Activision leaves Blizzard alone and they get to do what they want. After all, World of WarCraft is the envy of the entire industry; it's a veritable printing press. StarCraft 2 didn't exactly do poorly either. Bobby Kotick is a man who loves hits, billion-dollar profits, and world records. If you're delivering these, I'm sure he's a wonderful man to share a few drinks with. But there are plenty of examples out there that show what happens when the hits dry up and yearly sequels lead to an uninspired, tired product.

I resent the idea that those of us in the press don't like Kotick because of "out of context quotes." It's true the man has trouble avoiding phrases that make him sound like a Bond villain, but it's more likely that we dislike him because we've seen companies we respect ground up in the machine. We dislike him because we dial into earnings calls where he crows about profits and significant liquidity, and then we write about a new wave of layoffs the next day.
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post #20 of 28
Both companies (err the company, sorry) suck(s). Though I guess this Mike character is kissin ass cause he saw what happened to the Infinity Ward guys and wants to keep his job, or he's a douche too neither would surprise me.
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