As reported on Giant Bomb, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, in layman’s terms, set out a hit on former Infinity Ward leaders Jason West and Vince Zampella, telling Activision’s IT director Thomas Fenady to “dig up dirt” on the men who shaped Call of Duty in order to fire them. This news comes from the recently ended lawsuit between Activision and West and Zampella.

I wish this was a joke. As if dropping $60 every few months each time the Call of Duty franchise is rebooted wasn’t enough, Nick Wingfield of the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Activision Blizzard now plans to create a new subscription service called Call of Duty Elite, which is how DLC for future Call of Duty titles is to be distributed to the customers, and is proposed to launch [...]

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Activision has confirmed that the next installment of the Call of Duty series (not specifically Modern Warfare 3, but I was too lazy to find another header) will have premium online features. What these features entail is still unknown, but it’s all in a push to “further online monetization.” Which is essentially saying “WE’RE GONNA CHARGE YOU FOR MORE THAN JUST MAP PACKS!” Bobby Kotick has stated that everything that [...]

As if you’d ever expect anything else from Activision. Call of Duty: Black Ops was released on Xbox LIVE Games On Demand and it costs $59.99. Seriously? Seriously? This is the same crap you did with Modern Warfare 2 and nobody liked it then. Just buy the disc somewhere else, because this is stupid bullcrap. Everybody, please don’t fall for this ridiculous price gouging.

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I seem to have gleaned over another release for Xbox LIVE’s Games on Demand from yesterday apart from Alien vs Predator.

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Bizarre Creations is the UK studio famous for Blur and Project Gotham Racing, as well as downloadable darling Geometry Wars. Now it seems that Activision, that bought the studio in 2007, are shutting them down.

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Breaking news, folks. Bobby Kotick fucking looooooooooooves money. The Activision CEO stated that he’d like to sell in-engine cutscenes as full movies in the near future.

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Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, used a financial conference call today to discuss the firing of Jason West and Vincent Zampella, saying he had no choice but to fire them.

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Yep, you read that right. Activision blogger Dan Amrich has made it clear that the company will be releasing not one, not two, but three new Call of Duty games over the next two years. This was confirmed by Amrich in a Facebook thread for a (wait for the irony…) Activision / Bobby Kotick hate group. “As for COD, they’ve confirmed three games in the next two years. Seeing as how there is [...]

Boss of Activision Blizzard Bobby Kotick has been voicing concerns about the company’s support of Sony and the PlayStation 3. Kotick recently said Acti Blizz may have to stop supporting the PS3 with software unless Sony drops the price of the PS3. “They have to cut the price, because if they don’t, the attach rates [the number of games each console owner buys] are likely to slow. If we are [...]

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