Thanks for being a dick Bobby Kotick

 In 2005 i decided that EA was evil. Pure evil. They'd swallowed whole my two favourite game development companies as a child, Bullfrog and Westwood Studios, denying me Dungeon Keeper 3 and maybe a few more games from the Theme or Populous series. From then on i'd avoided EA's games where i could and since Medal of Honor took a nose dive i became a Call of Duty fan boy and then a Warcraft fan boy (after being introduced to the series by my brother).
  
Needless to say, as everyone knows, Activision's mask slipped and Bobby Kotick drove Activision into EA's parking spot which was clearly labelled "reserved for bastards and greedy scumlickers", which opened my eyes.

Due to this whole vissage of EA previously being the most hated company in the games industry, i'd always disregarded alot of games which they'd published simply because it had the EA logo on the front apart from the Battlefield series; what a totally ignorant thing of me to do i know, but i feel i have missed out on quite a few games since 2005. At the beginning of this year i opened up and purchased Mass Effect 2 and Dragon's Age and it hit me that just because the publisher was previously an ass, it didn't automatically make the developers asses aswell.
 
So thanks for being a dick Bobby Kotick and educating me in the ways of the world and how a seemingly nice company can turn into a money-hungry monster at the click of a finger.

Anyhow, what games may i have missed which were published by EA which were actually of very good quality? I was looking at grabbing Burnout Paradise but... what about Need for Speed... and everything else?

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Posted by FreakAche

How do you feel about Santa hat Kotick?

Posted by Yummylee

Kotick feeds on your rage.

Posted by keyhunter

EA has just about always been top notch in my books. They've been publishing quality content since LAPD future cop.

Posted by Jack268

If I were an Activision shareholder (and there are alot) I'd be grateful that Bobby is making all this cash.

Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx

DEAD FUCKING SPACE
Posted by 02sfraser

Kotick is far worse than any employee at EA. I think it's a shame that due to a single publisher you missed out on some really creative titles from developers. Dead Space is a fantastic game and I would definitely give Mass Effect a play. Criterion Games are a excellent studio so both Burnout and the latest NFS are top titles.

Posted by trophyhunter

Wait you don't like kotick? 
Oh my god what a new and exciting idea!!!

Posted by iam3green

haters gonna hate. 
 
EA and activation suck man. join the band wagon on people that suck.

Posted by Egg0

Every Madden game. Start with 06'.
Posted by ZeForgotten

Good job Kotick. 
Money is the best thing ever and he knows how to get them :D  

Posted by s7evn
@Egg0 said:
" Every Madden game. Start with 06'. "
Why so new? go back to at least '98, then you'll enjoy the evolution of madden :P.
Posted by Afroman269

His power grows stronger with each comment that expresses their hate for him.

Posted by SuperSambo

You avoided games from EA? How pathetic...

These are companies with shareholders that want payments. Get over it.

Posted by Jadeskye

It's a genius marketing ploy really 'lets have a dude in charge that everybody hates and talks about so our company is always hot news!'

Edited by ProfessorEss

  @Jack268 said:

" If I were an Activision shareholder (and there are alot) I'd be grateful that Bobby is making all this cash. "

What's worse hate or anti-hate?
I'm not convinced things would change much with or without him.
 
I'll be first to say:
"Don't blame Bobby. It ain't his fault the world works this way." 

But I'll also be the first to say:
"Don't credit Bobby. He's just the latest dickhole sitting in the captain's chair, wearing the "I Got A Big Dick" shirt, while countless numbers of awesome, passionate people make the good things happen."
Posted by wolf_blitzer85

I never understood the deep hatred towards a publisher that would make you not want to play more video games.
 
That idea is just stupid to me.

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Posted by fwylo

I miss Bizarre Creations.

Posted by Xeiphyer

I used to love EA, and then hated EA when they ruined all the games I liked and were huge assholes for a while.
 
Activision definitely took that spot for me. EA is pretty good now, they fixed their shit.

Posted by XenoNick

I feel like EA has really improved the last few years. Also GO AND BUY DEAD SPACE.....NOW!!!!!!!

Posted by beej

Wait wait wait, you mean to tell me that a man running a giant business with a bunch of money is motivated solely by profit and that consequently he can act like an ass? Woah! Slow down there, I'm not sure that makes sense!
Seriously, what do people expect from either one of these groups? The publishers will probably always be dicks about stuff, they want money, doesn't mean that the devs won't put out good games.