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Dennis Durkin may not be a name you recognize, but for 12 years he's worked in the belly of the beast that is Microsoft as corporate VP, COO and CFO of the company's Interactive Entertainment Business. The last few years he's worked specifically in the games division. Today, Activision has snatched...

March 6th 2012 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Shortly after appearing in a cameo for Moneyball, Activision Blizzard CEO has picked up another choice role: He's joined The Coca Cola Company's board of directors. Kotick will help oversee the classic sugar water giant, and advise the company on its entries into digital media. Kotick also serves o...

February 18th 2012 at 5:06pm 0 Comments
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Next month, Electronic Arts will release its second title this year meant to undermine the hearty foundations of cross-industry rival Activision. Last month Battlefield 3 went "above and beyond the call" – though notably didn't go above and beyond Modern Warfare 3's sales numbers or Xbox...

November 29th 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Count Activision CEO Bobby Kotick among the doubters when it comes to the financial viability of Star Wars: The Old Republic. The controversial executive mentioned the upcoming MMO in a speech at yesterday's Reuters Media Summit talk, during which he said he's unclear what publisher Electronic Ar...

November 29th 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Bobby Kotick has a lot of things, including money, notoriety and a collection of fluffy, collared sweaters, but he also has something most people overlook -- a heart. He's alive, after all, and most living people need a beating mechanism to circulate blood throughout their bodies, and Kotick...

August 7th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Bobby Kotick earned more than $4.4 billion through Activision Blizzard last year, which means his business success is obvious -- but so are his failures. In an interview with Forbes, Kotick described the downfall of the Guitar Hero and DJ Hero franchises with the kind of detail that can only come...

July 23rd 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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While you'd think the trailer for Brad Pitt's latest movie, Moneyball – being firmly ensconced in the underdog baseball archetype – would provide little in the way of surprises, a cameo at 0:58 threw quite the curveball! ... wait, is that Bobby Kotick? "We're not New York," Kotick's...

June 16th 2011 at 3:50pm 0 Comments