23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
Activison has gone suicidalThey are killing all their big names. Yes, even Guitar Hero.
Bobby Kotick is AzathothThink about it. Both are in positions of great power, both are nearly mindless and both seem to be blissfully unaware of the evil they cause.
Activision is a subsidiary of Pentex.Fairly obvious really.
Activision has become a ponzi schemeBobby Kotick's comments at investors meetings seem peppered with buzzwords designed to bloat the appearance of Activision's success (while discouraging its consumer base.) While this success is genuine, its policies for its franchises are myopic, pumping up the year to year profits with high profile franchise sequels to encourage more investment, but in a model that is unsustainable over the long term when the market gets fatigued of them. Once the company peaks and it is clear all the blood that can be squeezed from the stone has been, Kotick and the other big investors sell their shares, make off like bandits, and leave the company a wreck to be bought up piecemeal by other publishers, worth considerably less than before with little prospect of turn around.
Is it just meOr are all the above WMGs just glorified "Activision is stupid" And "Activisoin is evil" Due to record amounts of Felony Misdemeanor? Seriously, I don't care if this is WMG. It eners the point of COMPARING VIDEO GAME VILLAINS FAVORABLY TO REAL LIFE PEOPLE!
Activision WILL succeedThey ends up buying every other major video game company, like Valve or Nintendo. Because Take That.