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Ex-CoD strategist unveils new studio Robotoki

Less than a month after abruptly leaving Activision, former Call of Duty strategist Robert Bowling announces his new studio.

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Less than a month after abruptly leaving Activision and Infinity Ward, former Call of Duty community manager and creative strategist Robert Bowling announces his new game development studio, Robotoki.

The new venture is totally self-funded, Bowling told Game Informer. The goal is to allow the development team to retain their own creative vision.

"Robotoki is focused on being a developer development studio that just happens to make games. We are focused on our team first and everything else second, because I believe as an industry; we have a lot to learn on how to treat talent. While we continue to out stride film and music entertainment in other areas, we are falling severely behind in how to properly inspire and support our creative talent."

Bowling had hinted that he was working on another studio only a few days after his departure from Activision when, via Twitter, he appealed to developers laid off by THQ to contact him if they wanted a fresh start.

The studio is hiring through its website and will announce its first project later this year.

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    April 24, 2012 6:45 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Ex-CoD strategist unveils new studio Robotoki.

    Less than a month after abruptly leaving Activision, former Call of Duty strategist Robert Bowling announces his new studio.

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      April 24, 2012 7:11 AM

      What do CoD strategists do again? Place the whackamoles?

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        April 24, 2012 7:43 AM

        place the invisible walls around nearly every interesting looking object

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      April 24, 2012 1:00 PM

      Doesn't this guy have an insane amount of hate associated with his name?

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        April 24, 2012 5:14 PM

        For reasons unknown to me, yes.

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          April 24, 2012 5:19 PM

          what did that dude do, I forget. was it the dedicated servers outrage?

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            April 24, 2012 5:25 PM

            He didn't do anything. He was the interface between the gaming community and the Call of Duty devs. To say that the community was rude would be an understatement.

            Some choice quotes from twitter upon his resignation:

            "YES AT LAST YOU FUKING USELESS FAGGOT. I HOPE YOU DIE YOU PIECE OF SHIT WANKER"
            "you didn't resign, you got fired you rapist faggot fuck."
            "Thank God you are leaving Infinity Ward; You should have fixed the lag in MW3 and Spawns!!!"
            "Your a dumb mother fucker i hope you become homeless fucking faggot go to hell"
            "NOW GO BACK TO YOUR JOB OF SUCKING DICK FOR MONEY YOU FAGGET ASS BITCH. GO DIE."

            Classy.

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