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Bobby Kotick Defends himself Against Tim Schafer’s verbal attacks

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Remember those unkind words Double Fine’s Tim Schafer had to say about Activision Head honcho Bobby Kotick? Although Activision issued a formal response soon after, Bobby Kotick has now responded himself.

In the latest issue of Edge magazine, Kotick defends himself and the company’s decision to can Brütal Legend, – and Tim Schafer’s slander.

"Tim Schafer. The guy comes out and says I’m a prick. I’ve never met him in my life – I’ve never had anything to do with him," he told the magazine
. "I never had any involvement in the Vivendi project that they were doing, Brütal Legend, other than I was in one meeting where the guys looked at it and said, ‘He’s late, he’s missed every milestone, he’s overspent the budget and it doesn’t seem like a good game. We’re going to cancel it."

"And do you know what? That seemed like a sensible thing to do. And it turns out, he was late, he missed every milestone, the game was not a particularly good game…"

From a business perspective – and Activision is a business – it probably did make really good sense for them to bin the game. As to whether or not Brütal Legend was a good game? entirely subjective, but I enjoyed the heck out of it.

Source : CVG

Last Updated: September 27, 2010


  1. Sir James

    September 27, 2010 at 15:56

    I just realised both Tim and Bobby are big boys! This should be settled in a cage, no holds barred. A battle between the heavies.


  2. Geoffrey Tim

    September 27, 2010 at 16:03

    Maybe a tag-team with Aaron Greenberg and Gabe Newell. Although Gabe would win…by eating everybody else.


  3. V@mp

    September 27, 2010 at 19:09

    And Peter Molyneux can be the promotor.
    God knows he can hype the living sh*t out of anything.


  4. Sir James

    September 27, 2010 at 20:24

    If he ever gets tired of the game industry, Gabe Newell could easily join the WWE.


  5. Christo Le Grange

    September 28, 2010 at 07:20

    and Kudo from MS coming from nowhere to moer Newell with a fold out chair….

    OOOOO, and Jade Raymond the ring girl…naaais!


  6. Fox1

    September 28, 2010 at 10:37

    Jade would most likely be the backstabbing sneaky ring girl that wins the fight :wub:


  7. Mr Peace

    September 28, 2010 at 11:11

    And…obviously, Bobby Kotick would put his feet on the ropes for the 3 count. Sneaky Bobby Kotick!!


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