Sempai wrote on Sep 23, 2010, 19:17:
zirik wrote on Sep 23, 2010, 18:58:
Dr. D. Schreber wrote on Sep 23, 2010, 18:43:
zirik wrote on Sep 23, 2010, 17:50:
wonder how long til kotick retracts his comments.
Why in the world would he do that? Because someone who's clearly not as good at making money and a bunch of angry forum-goers say he's wrong?
sorry, my bad. i meant to say tamte. who was the other guy who criticized kotick then later retracted everything he said? activision is too big to ignore especially with tamte's comments. it will burn bridges and bite him in the ass one day.
Yeah..so lets kiss the giant evil corporations ass so they don't bring the wrath down upon our heads or we will never make it in the video game industry!
You sir have obviously bought into fear and not upsetting the apple cart.
Fuck Kotick and his company. Trust me, what comes around goes around, his day will come.
..And im pretty sure Tamte is shaking in his boots..
Yes, I am clearly afraid that armed men dressed in black are going to bust into my room, throw a bag over my head, and drag me to a Capitalist Re-education Camp.
See, the problem is, you aren't actually doing anything.
You can say "fuck Kotick" ten times a day, you can sit in a chair with your hands balled into fists as you quake with such epic rage passers-by will think you're constipated, you can attempt to master the art of hating someone to death through sheer force of will, and you know what happens?
Nothing. Nothing happens.
You know what happens when an independent developer talks about what a bad person Bobby Kotick is? Businessmen think he's loony because Kotick is the one who's actually making his shareholders a giant pile of money.
Change follows profit. Raising an internet army to stand against the tyranny of Activision does absolutely nothing. For all the posturing, all the posts people make declaring how every decision Bobby Kotick makes is so stupid it just has
to get him fired this time, for all the superiority complexes, nothing's actually ever
changed, has it?
You seriously think it's an intelligent question to ask when Bobby Kotick is going to retract his statement? It's a PR line, not actual conversation. The point of PR is to paint the company in a positive light, even if it's proven incorrect. That doesn't even matter. It doesn't matter if the company is filing for bankruptcy. When Saddam's lackey let out propaganda that US forces were so disorganized and beaten they were committing suicide in the streets, do you think he believed it or cared if it was true?
If you want to change things, you need to actually convince
people to be better consumers, and that's not going to happen in the arena of video-game rights and wrongs. It just isn't. People in the Western world are too conditioned to the throw-away society to actually look at any one subject matter, any one product, and understand the ins and outs of voting with their dollars.
NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES THEY'RE IN MY EYES