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LA Noire dev responds to controversy News - - Page 1 | Eurogamer.net
'"The expectation is slightly weird here, that you can do this stuff without killing yourself," added McNamara. "Well, you can't, whether it's in London or New York or wherever; you're competing against the best people in the world at what they do, and you just have to be prepared to do what you have to do to compete against those people."'

This is what McNamara considers responding to controversy. I'm furious that men like this are allowed to manage other human beings.
management  industry  games  workingpractice  quality  brendanmcnamara  asshat 
june 2011 by infovore
The Escapist : News : Bobby Kotick Wants to Take the Fun Out of Making Games
'"We have a real culture of thrift," [Kotick] said. "The goal that I had in bringing a lot of the packaged goods folks into Activision about 10 years ago was to take all the fun out of making video games." And then, to ensure there was no confusion in his message, he added that he has tried to instill "skepticism, pessimism, and fear" of the economic downturn into the corporate culture at Activision. "We are very good at keeping people focused on the deep depression," he said.' Bobby Kotick. What a guy. What a CEO. What a leader.
bobbykotick  asshat  business  ceo  games  activision  soulsucking 
september 2009 by infovore

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