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EA Takes a shot at Kotick and his Premium pay-for Elite service

I have posted about the Call of Duty Elite that Activision wants you to pay monthly for.  It is basically what games like Halo have been providing for free for years. Previously DICE GM Karl Magnus made the following comment: “Battlelog also lets you manage your friends lists, squad up, create platoons, use voice chat and follow your friends’ progress in real-time, and more,” wrote DICE general manager Karl Magnus...

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Craptivision at it again: More WoW mounts for purchase

I just got sent this link: http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100001495 25 dollars?  Sigh.  Activision Craptivision strikes again! Worst thing about all this, is that they will make MILLIONS of dollars on this because way too many losers will buy this. So then Activision will do it again, and again, until they completely devalue World of Warcraft and its franchise completely.  (See: Guitar...

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Call of Duty Elite. Kotick wants you to pay monthly for game stats.

It looks like the Social Media integration that Bobby Kotick wanted to add to the Call of Duty franchise is a paid monthly subscription service for stats, heatmaps and videos.  Basically everything that Bungie has been providing for free since Halo2 or what free mods for CounterStrike like psychostats have been doing for even longer. Why anyone would pay for this I don’t know.  But I didnt think that consumers would pay for the...

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Activision: We want to sell cutscenes from games, like they're movies

Seriously, when Bobby Kotick is involved this shit just writes itself.  Kotick said during a Communications and Entertainment conference that he wants Activision-Blizzard to take the cutscenes from games and package them into something like a crappy movie and sell it. “If we were to take that hour, or hour and a half, and take it out of the game and we were to go to our audiences, who we have their credit card information...

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Schafer re: Activision's Kotick: "Total Prick"

Tim Schafer is awesome and I support every game he’s made (except Brutal Legend, that was shit). Even if they’re not entirely perfect, this is a guy I want to keep in business. Tim recently said to Eurogamer regarding Activision head Bobby Kotick: “His obligation is to his shareholders, well, he doesn’t have to be as much of a dick about it, does he? I think there is a way he can do it without being a total...

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