On Monday, Activision CEO Bobby "Run-Over-Your-Puppy" Kotick announced during a bank securities conference in San Francisco that, during his tenure at the games publisher, he has sought to foster an environment of "skepticism, pessimism, and fear" in order to get his slaves, er, workers to operate at maximum efficiency and terror. The team at Infinity Ward working on Modern Warfare 2, which Activision will be publishing, must have gotten that memo, and, as seen above, named three custom classes "Skepticism", "Pessimism", and "Fear", during a multiplayer demonstration this week.
The image (via Joystiq) was first noticed by Full Recovery, an astute member of the NeoGaf forum, who was looking at video of the event and noticed the subtly snuck in jab at management. Of course, when your studio is getting ready to publish what could potentially be the top-selling game of the year, it's a lot easier to get away with thumbing your nose at the boss. Kind of like figuring out where an 800-pound gorrilla is going to sleep. Of course Kotick isn't really known for having a great (read: any) sense of humor, so it's just as likely that everyone at Infinity Ward will be summarily fired, or wake up tomorrow morning with a severed horse's head on their pillow. Just to keep them, you know, business minded.