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http://www.kotaku.com.au/2010/02/bobby-kotick-defends-notorious-no-fun-statements/
Seems that the executive backflip made it into the winter olympics after all
Actions speak louder than words, and overall his actions have been seen as money grubbing and business first.
There have been some signs that he's trying to reverse that image (Activision's working with GOG leaps to mind), but he's still got a long way to go to fix his image as a man who cares only about how much money is coming in and nothing else.
Post edited February 18, 2010 by RakeeshSorrel
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RakeeshSorrel: Actions speak louder than words, and overall his actions have been seen as money grubbing and business first.
There have been some signs that he's trying to reverse that image (Activision's working with GOG leaps to mind), but he's still got a long way to go to fix his image as a man who cares only about how much money is coming in and nothing else.

Well, to be honest...that's his job. He's the CEO of a major traded corporation. It's his role to do everything he can to maximize cash intake.
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Crassmaster: Well, to be honest...that's his job. He's the CEO of a major traded corporation. It's his role to do everything he can to maximize cash intake.

This is true. But the first rule of being a money grubbing corporation is to not blatantly shove your customer's face into the fact that you're a money grubbing corporation. He's not really good at that part. :\
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Crassmaster: Well, to be honest...that's his job. He's the CEO of a major traded corporation. It's his role to do everything he can to maximize cash intake.
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RakeeshSorrel: This is true. But the first rule of being a money grubbing corporation is to not blatantly shove your customer's face into the fact that you're a money grubbing corporation. He's not really good at that part. :\

Most corporations seem to just not get that shareholders should not be their main concern. The Internet changed the world and the way corporations are seen. If a CEO makes a dick move, everyone will know about it. Underhanded tactics will no longer go unnoticed, obvious anti-customer yet pro-shareholder strategies will end up in the press. The latest Ubisoft scheme is just such a thing: keep the shareholders happy, piss off your customers. In the long run, it WILL hurt these companies.
The reputation of nearly all big publishers has been badly tarnished because of the shady and dodgy actions they've pulled in the past 10 years. I could name a dozen off the top of my head! Some have started to notice the drop in sales and lack of respect (which leads to piracy although they'll never admit they are partially responsible for that)) - EA has started to swing around, removing DRM, giving away games for free, trying to show us they're committed to original games, etc. LucasArts has shown they have interest in their old fan base too, by re-releasing their old games & allowing a new Monkey Island to be made. In general, it's no coincidence: it's ploy to get us to like them again.
At the moment, Ubisoft is really going off the deep end as being the most idiotic and retarded publisher out there which must make EA happy .... Expect a Ubisoft-charm attack soon.
Nice one Bobby. Pretending to be human. Taking pot shots at EA while behaving worse than they are. As for appearing in a sweater and saying "it was only a joke", well thats his PR department attempting to fix the damage he caused.
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Delixe: Nice one Bobby. Pretending to be human. Taking pot shots at EA while behaving worse than they are.

/agree
Until Activision stops with their pricing policy for new games (and other crap), there is little to no reason to trust Bobby.
If releasing some games on GOG was a part of a scheme to make me like activision better I can report that it is working ;)
Post edited February 19, 2010 by Lenny
Whatever.
Wow, last time i've seen his mug, he didn't have that second chin.
And that chin would like to thank every sucka' who bougth CoD4.. extra $10 went for his diet.;)
/joke.
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Arteveld: Wow, last time i've seen his mug, he didn't have that second chin.
And that chin would like to thank every sucka' who bougth CoD4.. extra $10 went for his diet.;)
/joke.

I would like to think that the size of a CEO's double chin is directly proportional to how big a dick they are which explains Gabe, Bobby and Steve Balmer. Unfortunately it doesn't explain Yves Guillemot or Steve Jobs.
Huh, I always imagined him looking like one of those Wallstreeters from American Psycho, not like Tim Dorsey.
It's too bad you can't really joke about wanting to charge extra for EVERYTHING, insulting your customers, trying to raise the PC game standard price to $60--event for digital purchases--and even saying the price for games everywhere should be up between $80 or $100 (I forget which), among other things. He's still a dick, and I refuse to support Activision. (Except on GOG....sigh...I'm a hyp, I know.)
Post edited February 19, 2010 by RSHabroptilus
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Delixe: I would like to think that the size of a CEO's double chin is directly proportional to how big a dick they are which explains Gabe, Bobby and Steve Balmer. Unfortunately it doesn't explain Yves Guillemot or Steve Jobs.

You know... There's a reason for that turtle/polo neck.. ;)
I bet there are 10 triple-chinned SOB's hiding behind Guillemot, just using him as a Puppet. Or maybe he's reptalian.. ;>
It's like Bobby is saying, "I was only talking about banging hookers because I was with the guys and the wife wasn't around."