Kotick Cannot Get Enough Of YOUR Cash!


If you read our blog regularly, you know how The Gamesmen feel about all things Activision and Modern Warfare 2. Enter: more fuel to the fire. You didn’t think that this thing was going to blow over, did you?

Most gamers were appalled at the thought of paying $90USD for a standard console game when the new pricing was announced last month for the British market. If it is successful, it would only be a matter of time until Modern Warfare 2 UK pricing spread to United States shores. So, what is the big story this time? Here’s a direct exerpt from news.spong.com:

In Activision Blizzard’s investor relations conference call, ActiBliz’s bigwigs were asked by analyst Tony Gikas about their ‘comfort level’ regarding some of their more expensive games, with a nod to those that include expensive peripherals. The company’s president and CEO of publishing, Michael Griffith, was diplomatic, noting “very strong retailer acceptance and support for all parts of our plan, including … our price points“.

Bobby, however, is not one to mince words. “And Tony, you know if it was left to me, I would raise the prices even further.”

Do you honestly need any more convincing? Buy the standard version of MW2 or buy used.


[via news.spong.com]

4 comments on “Kotick Cannot Get Enough Of YOUR Cash!

  1. seriously like it isn’t expensive enough to purchase a game for $60 in this economic downpoint, they have to inflate the price for our UK gamers. Modern Warfare 2 will be a purchase of mine but to be honest i hardly ever buy games for the issue of the price. Most games, i rent and beat within the weekly rental period only costing me $10 instead of $60, for a game i might not even pick up after i have beaten it. I say, unless you know you’ll be playing the games countless times or over a wide span, just rent it! save yourself money and you enjoy yourself for less money!!!!

  2. Gah! “If it was up to me, even higher.” Well F@#K YOU TOO KOTICK! Seriously though, there is so much greed in this merger it is sick. Stay tuned for an angry segment on this in Episode 8.

    • Here’s an idea, in afterthought of recording episode 8. Why don’t you spend some of that money on more World of Warcraft servers? They SUCK! Some nights we’ll spend 20-30 minutes just trying to get IN to ONE instance. That’s just unacceptable.

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