Today, Activision announced the winners of the first wave of the Activision Independent Games Competition, giving $250,000 to two developers.
Wow, an Activision story that DOESN'T talk about them being greedy bastards. Sign of the apocalypse? More well-off studios need to give money to indie developers. It's the main source of creativity and risk in gaming.
Actually, Activision does now own the IPs and will take home at least 50% of the profits. They wouldn't award the money if they didn't see the potential for making money off of the work of others. But, it's still good that Indie devs are being given this chance.
Activision trying to smile through those crocodile teeth. Just trying.
it can only mean 2012
Don't step on Activision's trap... or you will end up like Infinity ward.. yeah infinity ward's nightmare, their CEO's has been fired by kotick.. Don't surrender you IP's to them.. please
You know the second that these companies start making money Activision will be like WELL WE GAVE YOU $250K SO JUST GIVE US ALL YOUR PROFITS AND WE SHALL BE EVEN -_-
Let keep it real. They were MS points.
that's 0.0001% from call of duty's profits
So that's the going rate of your Soul these days. Hoping it works out well for the devs, but Activision aren't above screwing with even the larger companies (see Infinity Ward)
Who wouldn't want to become another Activision Studio? Sure, the "scandal" with Infinity Ward left it's marks, they are however still hosting the companies who made the most selling FPS, RTS & MMORPG in history. Obviously, there were disputes between IW & Activision and kids - things like this happen in business. You won't always agree and when that happens, promises are broken and people are hurt. Hey - Atleast Activision doesn't allow DRM into the games they publish!
Oh don't be silly, DRM is the super awesome suprise feature for next gen consoles!
"We will need to verify that you have an internet connection to complete our anti-cloning scan of your hardware."
Activision: 'Hey, we aren't that bad you guys! Look here's 250,000 dollars...' *tries to take the money but Activision just can't let go*
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