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Comic for: February 13th, 2019
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Gaming News: "Tyrant"
Posted: Wednesday February 13th, 2019 by Woody

Amidst record revenue generation in 2018, Activision Blizzard laid off almost 800 people. And why exactly? Because (despite that record revenue) the company didn't feel it quite lived up to expectation -AND- the current outlook for 2019 they expect to fall below "what is possible in an industry filled with growth opportunities". Apparently Kotick wasn't satisfied with anything less than ALL of his private jets being gold plated.
Activision-Blizzard lays off 775 people after “record results in 2018” - Ars Technica

I understand a business like Activision Blizzard needing to maximize revenue to keep their shareholders happy. But when you're generating record numbers, you don't cut 800 people. That's an unacceptable response. And, like Game Workers Unite, I think it's time for the Mad Tyrant to take a hike. I will however admit strong bias and a long track record of bashing Bobby Kotick.
Game Workers Unite org calls for Activision CEO’s job after layoffs - Venture Beat

As an artistic sidenote, I'd like to point out that, once I colored him purple, I had to endeavor to make Kotick (in this comic) not look like Jonah Hill. I'll see if I can capture an example. If I do, I'll post it to Discord.

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