Modern Warfare Devs Are 'Self-Serving Schemers,' says Activision

The battle between Activision Blizzard and former Infinity Ward studio heads Vince Zampella and Jason West just got uglier. The duo was fired for "insubordination" and then they sued the publisher, which Activision quickly labeled "meritless." Now, however, Activision has filed a countersuit, as uncovered by the Los Angeles Times.

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Canucks233168d ago

And what would Activision execs call themselves?

qface643168d ago

i hope activision loses their lawsuit could you believe their trying to get money back when they own so many royalties seriously now

activisions got nothing hence all this mud slinging they got nothing on the fired devs and they know it

blitz06233168d ago

and how is Activision any different?

superrey193167d ago

ohhh the irony is so sweet.

evrfighter3167d ago

everyone's a self-serving schemer though...

When I go to work I sometimes think of ways to try and get overtime so that I can self-serve another video game or nifty upgrade for my pc.

m-s-8-23167d ago

Oh yes. The ironing is delicious.

Downtown boogey3167d ago (Edited 3167d ago )

True, but I think they're looking at the negative aspect of it here: When your pursue for personal pleasure negatively affects other people's lifes. And I think Activision if far worse at that though.

Setekh3167d ago

I hope these Activision scumbags get what they deserve soon.

Christopher3167d ago

Best quote from the article: [From EA] "We don't have the time to comment on the many lawsuits Activision files against its employees and creative partners."

Solidus187-SCMilk3167d ago

Actiblind sucks nads, and I hope they are force to pay IW employees for making MW2.

This reminds me of tecmo a little. Only Activision made boat loads of cash from these guys hard work and then fire them.

I hope kotex get fired and sued and maybe kicked in the balls too.

jjohan353167d ago

I think EA/DICE has a great sense of humor in their games as well as how they see their competitors.

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GiantEnemyCrab3168d ago

This is really getting ugly with the mud slinging.. IW was the only reason I paid any attention to Activision. Good look IW and I hope you end up anywhere but with EA.

GCO Gamer3168d ago

Activision just needs to STFU! God! I hate them.

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i_like_ff73167d ago

Regardless of anything i'm backing any developer over any publisher. Rather back the people who get paid very little to create entertainment i love rather than people make big bucks and force monthly suscriptions on my games.

Darkfocus3167d ago

It's a shame dev's need publishers hopefully in the future once it's all DD publishers won't be needed anymore(although I guess first time studios would need a publisher in order to fund game development).

IdleLeeSiuLung3167d ago

Except these guys seemed to get paid the big bucks to do it. A third of the bonus alone went to them and they demand $33 million.

Remember, the publisher is the one that shoulders the risk. Just look at Activisions financial statement and the only way they made money is due to CoD. That means they must have poured in a lot of money into other projects that weren't profitable or isn't released yet.

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