“I saw Activision’s statement about why they “broke up” with Bungie over at GameSpot, but it’s like… more than seven billion wasn’t “enough” according to the onyx spire they worship. I don’t think they can be trusted to determine what constitutes enough.
I own a company, I understand that they have to make money, but the top of that organization is completely divorced from every other part of it. It’s sick in the particular, unaccountable way that is an accelerant to revolution. The people who generate the wealth they bathe in are so abstract as to be inconceivable. I have some experience with this; there are people who will pulp you to get a “good year.” One hesitates to suggest that they serve Evil Gods, you know, far be it from me to make a moral pronouncement, but their purposes are inimical to human flourishing. The human being, essentially considered fungible and endlessly replaceable in its capacity to generate value, exists nowhere in their calculus.
The parable of the golden goose has endured for a reason, and that is because none of these motherf’rs ever seems to learn it.”