[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y ] [Search | Home]
4Archive logo
Activision has bought MLG and is shutting it down.
If images are not shown try to refresh the page. If you like this website, please disable any AdBlock software!

You are currently reading a thread in /v/ - Video Games

Thread replies: 31
Thread images: 5
File: Bobby-Kotick.jpg (11 KB, 350x241) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Bobby-Kotick.jpg
11 KB, 350x241
Activision has bought MLG and is shutting it down.
https://www.vg247.com/2016/01/04/mlg-bought-out-by-activision-shutting-up-shop-report/

Activision hires ex-ESPN and NFL CEO Bornstein for its "esports division".
http://www.wired.com/2015/10/activision-e-sports-division/

Activision says it wants to be the "ESPN of video games" and wants to "create competitive gaming content that more casual gamers are willing to watch."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35231984/activision-blizzard-to-create-the-espn-of-gaming
>>
File: kotick_bobby_2.jpg (28 KB, 360x270) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
kotick_bobby_2.jpg
28 KB, 360x270
>Thomas Fenady was director of IT at Activision. He left in December 2009, and now works at Warner Bros. Fenady testified that in the summer of 2009, then Activision chief legal officer (now chief public policy officer) George Rose instructed him to “dig up dirt on Jason and Vince” because “we just want to get rid of them.” Rose said the decision came from Activision CEO Bobby Kotick.

>Fenady claims Rose asked him to gain access to West and Zampella’s email, voicemail and computer, and “don’t get caught doing it.” Whatever happened in the course of seeking out this information: "Bobby will take care of you. … Don't worry about repercussions." Rose denied he asked Fenady to specifically "dig up dirt" in his deposition with Activision, though he did discuss Project Icebreaker's existence and instructing Fenady to find information.

>To try and accomplish this task, Fenady reached outside parties. He reportedly contacted Microsoft to help crack West and Zampella’s passwords, but Microsoft refused to comply without a court order. Third-party security specialist InGuardians was contacted, too, but the vendor “didn’t feel comfortable” with the “legal hurdles.”
http://www.giantbomb.com/news/activision-infinity-ward-and-project-icebreaker/4152/
>>
Finally they can ruin something that's bad from the start.
>>
>>322899407
>is shutting it down
No they aren't
>>
Ahahaha esports fags blown the fuck out, MLG has done nothing but make little faggots be totally insufferable
>>
File: 1343318023283.jpg (7 KB, 252x240) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1343318023283.jpg
7 KB, 252x240
>Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has lost a $1-million-plus legal battle against his former defense attorney Patricia Glaser.
>The history of the case goes back several years to a sexual harassment suit from 2007.
>A flight attendant, Cynthia Madvig, alleged that the he pressured her into joining him for between-flight dinners as his "arm candy."
>When she refused, he reportedly made it his mission to inflict misery upon Madvig -- going as far as forcing her to repeatedly clean the toilets "leering" at her.
>Madvig filed a complaint over the incident, but wound up being fired by Kotick two months later because of the "hostile environment."
>Glaser's firm initially advised the defense to settle, but Kotick allegedly "wanted to destroy the other side and not to pay Ms. Madvig anything."
http://www.1up.com/news/activision-ceo-kotick-loses-legal
>>
>>322899810
MLG isn't really that relevant to e-sports and has been really shit for a long time.
http://www.esportsearnings.com/history/2015/games
>>
>bought mlg and shut it down
>dished the shit on Tim "Sheckles" Schafer

Kotick is a great man. A god amongst men.
>>
>>322900052
>reportedly
>allegedly

I fucking hate lawyers.
>>
Based Bobby K
>>
BASED
A
S
E
D
>>
>shut down a dead beast
>shits on Schafer
>got rid of cancer like West and Zampella and brought CoD to new fun heights
>won't release a new crash game knowing it won't sell well and would just shit on previous crash games

damn niggas this man is on a roll
is there anything he can't do?
>>
Wasn't MLG basically a fucking laughing stock, with everybody making these MLG PRO SKILLS jokes in their ironic SICK 360 NOSCOPE DEWRITOS DUBSTEP meme videos/images?
Like, if you search up MLG in google, you're gonna find a bunch of those dumb clusterfuck collages like 3 results in. Seems like a mercy killing to me.
>>
>>322902631
Basically. Well, I wouldn't be surprised if Activision (and blizz) release their COMPETE platform soon, but yeah MLG was just a giant meme. Have you visited the site since twitch took over the 'esports' scene? The MLG site was actually unbearable, as if someone had created a parody of gaming.
>>
>eSports

https://youtu.be/fj8sXaQuF5o
>>
>>322902272
>got rid of cancer like West and Zampella and brought CoD to new fun heights
It died when they left. Last great cods were cod4 And mw2 now imagine if they stayed and made a real mw3. Also Activision made them make mw2 modern. They wanted to go futuristic after cod4. Everything the original iw team could have made would have been better than the bops trilogy
>>
>>322903571
I doubt it
just look at titanfail
>>
I wonder if ESEA or CEVO will Pick up Halo now that Their only competitive outlet is dead.
>>
>>322903571
>mw2
>good

lol
>>
File: 1446505515753.jpg (12 KB, 228x260) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1446505515753.jpg
12 KB, 228x260
>>322902995
Thanks for posting this
>>
>>322902995
that dude looks like he's going to pop a blood vessel and get a stroke before he's 45.
>>
>>322903736
Holy fucking shit anon learn to type properly if you're going to post here.
>>
>>322903634

The iw cods used to be the best and now theyre the worst.

>ghosts
>fun

Lol
>>
>>322903571
The stuffthey've put out since leaving has been shit. Sorry, but CoD has been 10x better without them. Bops trilogy is the most fun the franchise has ever seen.
>>
>>322899407
they need to buy out dota, lol and csgo and shut down them too
>>
>>322904368
I'm sorry anon, I have a terrible habit of randomly capitalizing words in the middle of sentences. I've been working on it.
>>
>>322899407
But the whole point of esports is you aren't meant to understand it

How backwards are their management?
>>
>>322904472

>blops
>infinity ward

I had a feeling you didnt know what you were talking about thanks for confirming
>>
>>322904868
No I'm responding to the "would have been better than the bops trilogy".
>>
>>322903972
>mw2
>not good

lol
>>
File: 1426072815557.jpg (84 KB, 560x573) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1426072815557.jpg
84 KB, 560x573
>>322899407
Reminder that Kotick was right and has done a great job making his stockholders happy.

Kotick tried to warn us.
Thread replies: 31
Thread images: 5
Thread DB ID: 380640



[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content, then use the post's [Report] link! If a post is not removed within 24h contact me at [email protected] with the post's information.