Investors love his focus on keeping the financials steady. Analysts respect his straight-talking, no-hold-barred attitude. But thanks to what many perceive as a thirst to milk every repetitive drop out of a handful of franchises, gamers aren’t exactly big fans, repeatedly tearing him apart in forums and even going so far as to deface his pictures online by, for instance, adding horns to them.
Kotick has a favor to ask, though. Say what you will about him, but could you lay off on the photo desecration? It’s hurting his love life.