Follow us on:

Posts tagged bobby-kotick

Brad Pitt's latest includes a cameo from ... Bobby Kotick?

While you'd think the trailer for Brad Pitt's latest movie, Moneyball – being firmly ensconced in the underdog baseball archetype – would provide little in the way of surprises, a cameo at 0:58 threw quite the curveball! ... wait, is that Bobby Kotick? "We're not New York," Kotick'...

Continue Reading

Former Infinity Ward heads seek to void original contract with Activision

The complex and claim-ridden story of Activision and Infinity Ward won't get any legal clarification for some time still, but that doesn't stop former IW heads Jason West and Vince Zampella from trying to annul their original contract with Activision. According to a GameSpot report, an amended co...

Continue Reading

Beachhead studio to work on Call of Duty 'digital platform' [update]

Did you know "about as many people have played Black Ops as there are members of Netflix?" That should, hopefully, put into perspective how massive the Call of Duty audience is -- and why Activision's Bobby Kotick is so focused on "the sustained online engagement and enjoyment of Call of Duty audie...

Continue Reading

Kotick: App Store and Facebook games not a 'big opportunity' for Activision

"We don't view the App Store as a really big opportunity for dedicated games," Activision boss Bobby Kotick told the Global Media Summit in New York earlier this week. Much of the game industry is extremely interested in the growing mobile and social game markets, but according to Kotick, Activisio...

Continue Reading

Bobby Kotick on the business of Call of Duty: DLC, Treyarch, Infinity Ward

This is the second part of Joystiq's in-depth discussion with Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, in which we've covered his side of the Brutal Legend situation, Activision's Bungie partnership, and why Kotick's been cast in the role of video game industry villain. Up second: The Call of Duty bu...

Continue Reading

Activision's Kotick on Brutal Legend drama: 'That's not really what happened'

This is the first part of Joystiq's in-depth discussion with Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, in which we cover Activision's Bungie partnership, the Infinity Ward situation, Treyarch's time in the spotlight with Call of Duty: Black Ops, and why Kotick's been cast in the role of video game ind...

Continue Reading

Activision and EA trade barbs over corporate cultures

Activision's Bobby Kotick and EA's Jeff Brown engaged in a little Battlefield of Duty: Corporate Warfare 2 match this week, lobbing sound bites back and forth at each other. Kotick was first, boasting in the latest issue of Edge (via Next-Gen.biz) that his company allows its studios to maintain the...

Continue Reading

Activision joins industry chorus against proposed violent game law

Activision Blizzard and CEO Bobby Kotick have released a public statement regarding the upcoming Supreme Court hearing in Schwarzenegger v. EMA on November 2. In the declaration, the top third-party video game publisher in the world aligns itself with the ESA and almost every other group that can s...

Continue Reading

Schafer: Comedy games need a big hit before publishers will approve

We had always assumed that we don't see more comedy in games because nothing could ever be funnier than the end of Limbo of the Lost. But speaking with Eurogamer before his upcoming Develop Conference keynote, Grim Fandango designer Tim Schafer said the comedy boom will come when publishers start c...

Continue Reading

Kotick: 'there was no gray area' in Infinity Ward firings; studio being strengthened

Bobby Kotick / image credit: dfarber During a quarterly earnings call this afternoon, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick took the opportunity to address (what else?) the ongoing Infinity Ward situation his company is currently embroiled in. "The decision [...] to terminate the two Infinity Ward executiv...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW