Tag Archives: Bobby Kotick
Sun, Aug 04, 2013 | 23:22 BST
Activision Blizzard shareholder Todd Miller has filed a legal complaint against the company and its current parent, Vivendi, to stop Activision and an investment group headed by CEO Bobby Kotick and Brian Kelly from buying back stock in the firm.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 | 16:14 BST
Activision Blizzard became an independent company last night, after it bought back the majority of its shares held by former parent company Vivendi which now, only holds a 12% stake. This is, according to Robert W. Baird & Co analyst Colin Sebastian, a “win-win-win” for all parties involved – despite a decrease in WoW subs.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 | 17:32 BST
Activision-Blizzard CEO and president Bobby Kotick, increased his compensation “almost eightfold” to the tune of a whopping $64.9 million last year, according to an SEC filing broken down by Bloomberg.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 | 08:30 GMT
Call of Duty has all the hallmarks of an action movie – the pounding soundtrack, explosions and lots of rappelling – oh so much rappelling. But don’t expect a movie adaptation of the series ever, says Activision CEO Bobby Kotick.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 | 00:59 GMT
Call of Duty is one of Activision’s most important franchises, but CEO Bobby Kotick had no problems deciding to fire two of the chief creatives behind its success.
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 | 11:11 BST
World of Warcraft’s design or direction has never been influenced by publisher Activision, developer Blizzard has stated during a Reddit Q&A session.
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 | 11:14 GMT
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 07:45 GMT
Activison Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has questioned EA’s ability to turn profits from Star Wars: The Old Republic, warning only a “small number” of companies have ever succeeded in the MMO space.
Sat, Aug 06, 2011 | 06:25 BST
Thu, Jul 21, 2011 | 09:54 BST
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has admitted the company didn’t pay enough attention to Guitar Hero’s gradual demise, focussing instead on its misplaced “passion” for DJ Hero.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 | 15:14 BST
Activision boss Bobby Kotick has said it’s now possible to do “deep” multiplayer titles from the company on Nintendo platforms with Wii U, but has casted doubts over any potential marketplace with PlayStation Vita.
Sun, Jun 12, 2011 | 23:50 BST
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 | 00:05 BST
So many things out of E3, so little caffeine and sanity left. Let’s get to the shorts of it, shall we?
Wed, Jun 08, 2011 | 15:39 BST
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has made public doubts over Battlefield 3′s chances against Modern Warfare 3 this year.
Tue, Jun 07, 2011 | 21:26 BST
Acvtivision boss Bobby Kotick’s given a video interview to CNBC today, saying Nintendo will perform “exceptionally well” in terms of visuals, audio and user interface with the just-announced WiiU.
Wed, Apr 27, 2011 | 05:58 BST
Without a doubt, Activision’s the publisher that everybody loves to hate. But is the unending torrent of bile justified? After all the recent lay-offs and cancellations, you could be forgiven for thinking so. Activision community manager Dan Amrich, however, thinks gamers haven’t quite given the “evil empire” its fair shake.
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 | 22:32 BST
Is hump day over with yet? No? Sorry about that, trooper. How about more minuscule headlines to help you pass the time?
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 | 19:05 GMT
Bobby Kotick has told CNBC that Activision is more concerned with making sure the Call of Duty franchise is fun to play, rather than how to create a subscription model for the series.
Sat, Jan 08, 2011 | 23:33 GMT
Reacting to the UK’s 2010 emergency budget, which scrapped incoming tax relief schemes for the games industry, Activision Blizzard has reportedly warned it may pull 600 jobs out of Britain.
Wed, Dec 01, 2010 | 14:49 GMT
Activision expects more growth through expansion of its existing games portfolio, but doesn’t see as much of an opportunity in the mobile and social games market.