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3-07-2011 @ 9:06PM
What? The founders of Blizzard were some geeky kids with no corporate background?! I'm sure Bobby Kotick is appaled. I'm not.http://us.media.blizzard.com/blizzard/movies/b20/blizzard-retrospective.flvDirect download link if the blizzard flash player does not agree with you (ie. streaming at a blazing 20kb/s)
3-07-2011 @ 11:24PM
Lots of corporate suits that are situated in the gaming industry were, once upon a time, gamers. But many of them have "sold out", so to speak. Many of them betrayed their own childhood, their own love for games, for their newfound love of money and what little power they had.Bobby Kotick is one of these people (oh yes, Kotick knows what software development is).
3-08-2011 @ 12:48PM
We say "sold out out", they would no doubt say "grown up", "made it to the big leagues", etc.
3-09-2011 @ 1:24AM
The first rule of a business is to make money unless your company is a non-profit organisation. If you don't think about potential profitability of the services and products you're selling, you may come to find you don't last more than a month (if that) and your supply of cashflow starts running dry, very fast.A lot of the people who manage game development or publishing companies didn't go into the business with the mindset of just making money but also providing a decent service. They thought they could do better for gamers than what was already being provided (this is how Activision started, in fact).You can still "grow up", become professional, make money, and play with the "big leagues" without losing touch with what you once were and why you originally came into the business. If money was your goal then that's fine, but I think that will lead to problems with clients in the future (look at how most gamers see Bobby Kotick, for example).
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