Not sure if this is real or not:
It is, the entire thing is on joystiq read all 16 pages of legal mumbo jumbo let me find linky for u quick
Edit: here we go
Last edited by _Caboose_; 09-03-2010 at 03:53 PM.
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Seriously, if this episode doesn't get people boycotting Activision's titles, what will?
We all have a very well developed opinion (a low one) of Kotick by now, and his views on gamers in general bears this out - he views us as nothing more than a market to be fleeced for as much as possible as quickly as possible.
If these two start up a new studio (and I'm sure they'll start it with a full staff too - wanna hedge bets on the remainder of IW jumping ship?) I'll be backing them all the way.
If this all turns out to be true, I don't think I could be any more disgusted. There is no way I could possibly work, let alone deliver quality code in an environment like that. I hope Zampella and West sue the shit out of them, enough to start up their own studio (and bring back dedicated servers! Ok, I'll drop it now =) ).
Seriously though, every little tidbit I hear/read involving His Majesty Bobby Kotick, the easier it becomes to picture him as the anti-christ.
Yet MW2 is one of the highest grossing games of all time. The Activision investors are not going to do diddily when he brings in the $$$.
I can guarantee this topic exists on hundreds of gaming forums already.
[Google SA btw - with Google.com the number becomes even bigger]
http://www.modernwarfare247.com/news...cal-iw-departsMore Infinity Ward Members Depart
After the departures of Jason West and Vince Zampella last month comes even more departures. Lead software engineer Francesco Gigliotti and the Multiplayer lead Todd Alderman have both left the studio. They have both worked at the studio for 7 and 8 years and have been key in the Multiplayer and single player aspects of Infinity Ward's games. Only time will tell if more staff decide to departure from the company, however it is believe that they would lose their rights to unpaid royalties.
Thank you Activision for F##### everything up!
We may not even get our DLC on PC and PS3......