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  1. ...how do you defend and fucking justify how much money Bobby Kotick makes?:/ Fucking hell one of the EA shareholders agrees he makes too much.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      >Destroying the livelihood of 800 people

      >make Bobby take a pay cut 

      well, bye bye 800 people

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      “Activision isn’t one of the worst companies out there anymore”

      Activision : hold my beer

      *awaits EA and Take-Two to  somehow take this as a challenge 

    3. Tornado

      Tornado

      Well, he saved the company from bankruptcy in 1990 and has pretty much run it ever since. With more and more retirement plans being turned into investment funds held by brokerage firms as more and more companies decouple themselves from the weight of direct pension costs, increase in company value has become an outsized indicator of management success above all other things; and to that end Activision has been a humongous success story, even limited to just the past few years. I suspect he has maintained his sizeable ownership in the company directly that he had from way back when, which also goes a long way towards soothing disgruntled people in upper management of any firm.

       

       

      It's not morally sound reasoning by any means, but it's pretty easy to justify internally.

    4. KHCast

      KHCast

      >a humongous success that still lays off over 800 staff and unreasonably pays one man 100 of times more than his staff when he could take pay cuts and still be considered earning more than he’s needed. Again, even internally there are shareholders that think it’s excessive.(and this doesn’t even bring up the bonuses he receives and extra earnings he is trying to get/squeeze out as described in the video, even when his company performs “worse than expected.) He “saved” EA, but has on record been doing shady dealings like conning a cop since the beginning and okaying offshore tax havens. Even by the standards of a mega company, I wouldn’t say it’s performing healthily in a way that would even to higher ups necessitate Koticks earnings and profits going up while his company takes the brunt of the issues. Then again it’s performing as capitalism intends it to, so “Unhealthily” is unfortunately the norm.
       

      Meanwhile Iwata’s history and legacy is partly known by him taking multiple salary cuts in order to keep people from being fired. And saying laying off staff is a failure of the workplace.  And the mainstream industry does not want to take a page out of his book. They’ll mimick nintendo on a fuck ton of shit, but not this 

      also reading the comments apparently Kotick showed in Epstein’s “black book” and they even source it...so that’s a yikes

    5. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      At this point is there anyone important who hasn't show up in the list connected to Epstein?

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      @Teoskaven Santa Claus

    7. Tornado

      Tornado

      Laying off 800 staff would be part of the reason Activision is a massive success story in increased corporate value. Cutting large amounts of (as claimed by Activision) seemingly unnecessary costs in a massive way even in a record year for profit means you have more profit and less future debts.

      Again, I understand that where you're coming from on this, but you're looking at this from an angle that many of the major shareholders in Activision (not counting Kotick himself if he still owns a big portion of the company like he used to) don't actually care about; and those are the people that Bobby Kotick ultimately answers to and those are the people who ultimately dictate Kotick's salary. It shouldn't be any secret that Wall Street's interests don't necessarily align with that of the common person, or even the health of the economy.

       

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      Again, even internally there are shareholders that think it’s excessive 

      This is a much more frequent occurrence than I think you realize, and I don't think the backlash against Kotick's pay is happening for the reason you think it is. In this situation, the issue the two group complaining about Kotick's salary isn't even about how much he makes, as far as I can tell. While the "layoffs in a year of record profit" issue is touched upon, the main crux seems to be that Activision supposedly isn't meeting performance targets they have been setting (which Activision is claiming isn't true); and that Activision's performance targets for next year are vague at best and lower than they were last year at worst, but Kotick's compensation isn't lower in response.

       

       

      That's very different from taking issue with how much Kotick is paid just because he's paid a lot.

    8. KHCast

      KHCast

      I mean I agree likely shareholders don’t see it in the same way, after all they’re basically the byproduct of capitalism themselves and are up there in making profits that working staff will never see or comprehend. It’s just telling that someone like that is willing to even call him out even if it may not align with why most call him out on this issue.

       

      What’s even sadder is that Bobby while in the top 100 billionaires in the world is nowhere near the top, actually, Strauss Zelnick is still higher, so this probably is a lot more common than we’d want to assume. And that’s soul crushing to think about, as again, just proves the system is working as intended 

    9. Tornado

      Tornado

      tl;dr, I think the shareholders complaining about how much Kotick is paid are using his salary to actually complain about Activision playing fast and loose with their finances and internal reporting/projections; and see Kotick's exhorbitant salary as a way to attack it.

       

       

      I don't think the two shareholders who talked about it to the news ordinarily would really care otherwise; especially in the context of how important Kotick is to the history of the company and how basically it has only ever been successful when he was running it; just like if Steve Jobs was still alive no one would ever complain about how much he was being paid as CEO of Apple.

    10. KHCast

      KHCast

      “Laying off 800 staff would be part of the reason Activision is a massive success story in increased corporate value. Cutting large amounts of (as claimed by Activision) seemingly unnecessary costs in a massive way even in a record year for profit means you have more profit and less future debts. “

      this sentence really frustrates me. Mainly cause it IS how most companies think and operate. Your company can be earning 10, 20, 100 times more than you were earning the previous fiscal year, but job security for the lower class employee is never ensured, and you’re constantly looked at as disposable regardless of how well your latest and greatest game does. and mass cuts are usually the first thing considered to maintain that growth that will only really benefit the higher ups. It’s cynical and gross that that is how a companies higher ups and shareholders  will think to themselves:  “how can we save and earn more next time while keeping our salary the same”?  Like I can’t imagine how stressful working at companies like EA/Activision is for a basic employee with that kind of atmosphere looming over you. But again, that’s fucking capitalism working “right”.

    11. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      don't worry, we have a shot at president biden and then you can rest easy knowing nothing will fundamentally change

    12. KHCast

      KHCast

      @Chili Dawg Thinking about it, hasn’t Biden actively defended modern capitalism whenever Bernie would bring it up? Or at least, half heartedly claim he agrees it’s a problem, but phrases it in a way that suggests it’s at the bottom of his list of concerns. (He wasn’t as vocally in love with it as buttigieg was tho) Most of the democrats, including Obama and Hillary I’m pretty sure were/are pro capitalism. Not saying Republicans aren’t either. It’s a shared interest both would fight tooth and nail for. 

  2. I love how Johnny boy here is painting this as a negative and bad for morale. Those cops leaving probably are feeling a fuck ton better being out of a shitty institution, especially when it’s the NYPD Also yeah no this guy should be far from these protest.
  3. @Ryannumber1gamer have you gotten all the KH3 Re:Mind trophies?

  4. So Mike and Sully can say Boo’s from another world, but Sora can’t say he’s from another world because...? That rule makes even less sense when we can see in the monsters world what looks to be doors to other worlds we travel too in the game 

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Like Ariel, Aladdin, I’m pretty sure Hercules and Jack Sparrow all know he’s from another world. And I can only assume Hiro probably figures that out fast. So what gives with this rule?

      Edit: Oh yeah and summons like Simba and Mushu, who remember their adventures with Sora in KH1. They know he’s not from their world as well

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      MAN TO ARMS, PLAYER HAS FOUND A PLOT HOLE, I REPEAT PLAYER HAS FOUND A PLOTHOLE, CAPTURE HIM DEAD OR ALIVE

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      Oh yeah and all the Disney Princesses. And Wendy and I assume Peter Pan . They know too. *groans*

  5. Sakurai has stopped talking about the games he’s playing because he’s afraid of smash character fan speculation because he keeps having that brought up. Good job Smash community  

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      DiD sAkUrAi JuSt CoNfIrMeD Mr. AnOnYmOuS fOr SmAsH?! 

  6. Rayman Legends is only 5 bucks on PS4. Hmm should I?

    1. blueblur98
    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I'd say go for it. It's a really fun 2D platformer and for that price it's a steal

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      Oh how convenient, there’s a demo on the switch. I guess I can try that first lol. It says that’s the definitive edition, so is that the better version?

    4. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      depends. the PS4 version has uncompressed assets and instant load times, but the switch version brings all of the formerly platform-exclusive costumes into a single package.

    5. Sean

      Sean

      I liked it more than Origins even though I get why people think Origins is the better game.

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      I feel like after playing the demo, i’d appreciate it best on Switch, especially when playing portable, so I think I’ll hold off until I can get the switch version

  7. 101527368_3674550955895271_2819712984069
    pretty much 

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      You’d be surprised how many racists got baited by this in the original post I found this on going “OH SO YOU’RE SAYING ALL LIVES DONT MATTER HUH IS THAT IT??? YOU’RE THE RACIST” it was fucking hilarious, I wish I enjoyed popcorn, cause I would been chowing down on that shit while reading that thread 

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

       

       

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      *clown intensifies*

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  8. This is reality. Oh my god Trump even is a hypocrite with this
  9. “It’s FBI statistics so...” OH WELL IN THAT CASE, the FBI would NEVER send out misleading ambiguous information to control a narrative. If the FBI said it guess we better trust it 100%

  10. Just finished king of the hill. Great show but ended kinda underwhelming 

    *looks up*
    “The show's 14th season was supposed to air sometime in the 2009–2010 season, but Fox later announced that it would not air the episodes”

    what??? There’s just a whole season made that they won’t release?

    “On March 19, 2018, in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Judge said he would want the revived series to include aged characters, such as an older Bobby. On March 20, 2020, Daniels said that he and Judge have an idea for the reboot. Daniels stated "We do have a plan for it and it's pretty funny. So maybe one day “

    THERE IS HOPE

    ”Bless the Harts takes place in the King of the Hill universe, and features Mega-Lo-Marts in the script. It was also created for Fox.”

    *looks that up*

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    OH DEAR GOD

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      what

      the

      FUCK is that

    2. KHCast

      KHCast


      ....this looks so shit. And it’s CANON to King of the Hill. 

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      why is modern western adult animation usually so ugly looking, and why do they all nEED TO BE COMEDIES.

    4. KHCast

      KHCast

      Is it just me, or does the animation look like this weird “stiff, but kinda not” hybrid? Like...ugh this looks so similar to so many one note shows that get like one season and then die 

    5. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      I've actually heard pretty good things about Bless the Harts. And as far as character designs go, it's not like King of the Hill characters are particularly pleasing to the eye either.

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      They looked fine to me 

  11. well this sure hit hard (content warning heads up, shows some clips from brutality vids)
  12. https://www.oregonlive.com/nation/2020/06/white-supremacist-group-posing-as-antifa-called-for-violence-online-twitter-says.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=theoregonian_sf&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR0WNI3-51axk7K-pOBAWQ2aMyTrVOtZsU0V25ZYomO1Ax8FEBuETMDpXk4 White supremacists are infiltrating and posing as BLM and Antifa and stiring shit to make those groups look bad. Not surprised, but it seemed to work since the narrative has one again been turned to many to blame the protestors https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/us/live-news/george-floyd-protests-06-02-20/index.html A black New York Senator was pepper sprayed and assaulted by cops. Even crazier that this isn’t the first incident in the last few days: https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/612436/
  13. Would people prefer I not talk about BLM and race stuff in the status? Asking genuinely

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      If you need a place to vent yourself and you've no other place that'd be more comfortable for you, by all means, fire away.

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Well I’m asking cause the last 3 statuses I made were essentially ignored. It feels like people are intentionally avoiding them now compared to before 

    3. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      It's not my place to say. You have every right to speak when you wish. You might occasionally get some push back sometimes which is natural.

      If you're worried about it, you could also use the Express Your Emotions thread to vent or find/make a thread specifically to discuss BLM and race topics.

    4. KHCast

      KHCast

      Like I know I can. It’s just, I get a different vibe from people lately when I talk about this in the statuses compared to even a few days ago. I’d just like to know if people got beef with me or something talking about this as much as I do

    5. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      I'd say write about essentially whatever you want in the statuses. I don't really know the context, but a lot of status updates don't get any comments or reactions, so I would assume that you shouldn't worry that it means something.

  14. Possibly mixed race? I take it “other” is others races like asian, middle eastern, Native American, etc.
  15. Another thing about “All Lives Matter”: it’s painfully clear it was a term coined by racist whites that were somehow afraid that their “mattering” would disappear by suggesting black people were important and deserving of love as well. What, were y’all seriously afraid you’d suddenly disappear from people’s mind and have no place in a America that acknowledges the importance of others? Are you seriously that insecure?:/

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      I mean you gotta be if your first instinct to black people being unjustly killed and arrested more than any other group, and seeing people talking about a community that isn’t yours is to try and make it about you as well. But hey, I’m just spitballing, maybe I’m wrong and the “black agenda” is a real thing 

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