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Infinity Ward Coalition Files Lawsuit Against Activision
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The Infinity Ward and Activision spat took one step towards being a much messier affair yesterday as it appears that 38 former and current employees, known as the “Infinity Ward Employee Group” (IWEG), have launched an action against Activision for $54 million in royalties owed – expecting somewhere between $75 million and 125 million in return.

The lawsuit hinges on the notion that Activision’s inability to pay them the royalties for delivering Modern Warfare 2 on time are a breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, a violation of the Californian labour code and more.

The plaintiffs claim that Activision "made a calculated, purposeful and malicious decision" to withhold earned bonuses "in an attempt to force employees of Infinity Ward to continue to work at a job that many of them did not want just so Activision could force them to complete the development, production and delivery of Modern Warfare 3."

So pretty serious allegations.

Activision, if they lose could be out of pocket by more than the figures above, those are just the royalties owed. The IWEG are also seeking $75 to $500 million as an award for punitive damages. A figure which is calculated from the sales of Modern Warfare 2 and “Activision’s net worth.”

Furthermore, the lawsuit stated, “Activision has a duty to pay all of the members of the IWEG all of the money they are owed... within 72 hours of the termination of their employment."

"Activision, however, has failed to do so."

What’s Activision’s stance on all this? Why of course, they think they’re in the right, which they may well be.
"Activision believes the action is without merit," the publisher told G4TV. "Activision retains the discretion to determine the amount and the schedule of bonus payments for MW2 and has acted consistent with its rights and the law at all times. We look forward to getting judicial confirmation that our position is right."

The full list of plaintiffs incidentally are as follows:

Todd Alderman, Frank Gigliotti, Roger Abrahamsson, Brad Allen, Mohammad Alavi, Richard Baker, Chad Barb, Keith Bell, Chris Cherubini, Taihoon William Cho, Chris Dionne, Joel Emslie, Robert Field, Steve Fuduka, Robert Gaines, Chance Glasco, Preston Glenn, Joel Gompert, Chad Grenier, Mark Grigsby, John Haggerty, Jacob Michael Keating, Chris Lambert, Ryan Lastimosa, Fairfax S. McCandlish IV, Jason McCord, Brent Mcleod, John Paul Messerly, Stephen Miller, Zied Rieke, Jon Shiring, John Slayback, Richard Smith, Geoffery Smith, Jiesang Song, Todd Sue, Rayme C. Vinson and Lei Yang.

A few familiar names in there, especially if you’ve been keeping up to date with this clusterfuck of a legal battle.
This one isn’t over... not by a long shot. According to Janco Partners’ analyst, Mike Hickey, the studio could even be closed after the next map pack ships... well, what’s left of it.
In case you were  wondering as well, this is separate to the West and Zampella lawsuit which Activision are also involved in.
[Via G4TV]


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Comment #1 by blkalleykat
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 10:53:38 AM
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Geez they still didn't get there royalties from MW2, what is Activision doing that's causing people to walk out besides stiffing them their money?

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Comment #2 by SamHutto
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 10:54:15 AM
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Everybody hates Activision...

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Comment #3 by Frank_The_Bison
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 10:54:41 AM
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Sucks to be Activision.

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Comment #4 by Bazooka Kaboom
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 10:55:45 AM
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Wow, this keeps getting worse daily it seems.

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Comment #5 by Donkey Lips
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 10:57:18 AM
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Good, now Treyarch will have full reign of CoD. About time we get a good game out.

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Comment #6 by RoedeOurm
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 10:57:26 AM
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Well Well ! Always interesting to hear more news about this :D In the end, I really got addicted to this "show" !

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Comment #7 by Vigor
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 10:58:36 AM
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I'm going to avoid all of these parties in the future.

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Comment #8 by danny hampson
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:00:35 AM
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a much as i would love to see modern warfare 3, activision should not try to hold inifity wards ransom so they make it. Somewhere down the line activision got obsessed with money and forgot about the true meaning of gaming. Fun and enjoyment.

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Comment #9 by Zombiechild
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:01:41 AM
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both sides have now officaly thrown there toys out the pram... im thinking this is going to need its own section seems to be an IW update every day! .. what next? the latist memebr of Iw walks out over low quality bog roll...

ah well its fun to read at least!

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Comment #10 by Stealthcake
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:03:39 AM
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Haha, IW give Activison one of the biggest entertainment franchises ever, and Activision wont pay em' a bonus. What pricks.

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Comment #11 by dementedlullaby
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:05:29 AM
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@9 too true

Seriously messed up. At this point even if MW3 ever comes out no way I'm gonna end up buying it. Dead franchise.

But yeah I wonder what Treyarch think of this lol. This will end up being good for them.

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Comment #12 by seven43861
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:11:37 AM
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Infinity Ward use to be a place that I would have loved to work at but because of the publishers greed, every great developer turns to shit. However I also have to look into the fact that the economy is still shitty and even though I would love to work alongside great developers like Respawn, I know that I will have to start at the bottom at other firms to get my foot through the door, and that might include Activision.

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Comment #13 by DeathStrike03
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:11:40 AM
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Thank God MW2 is already out.

I'm thinking of starting a team to making Modern War 3 since its a different name, to finish the story line and mix it with Halo and Gears of War.

It'll be called Modern Gears Wearing Halos 11.

Who's In?

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:12:27 AM
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I hope they do get closed after the next map pack gets out. They are a bad company with bad practices. They are too focused on money and raking more of it in, the earth brought it back around on them.

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Comment #15 by terrett101
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:16:02 AM
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Interesting that Robert Bowling isn't among that list of names. As community manager, he obviously has to assume a very unbiased role, but I'm certainly getting the impression that he's distancing himself from the more aggressive actions of the other IW employees (and former employees). Maybe trying to stay on Activision's good side?

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Comment #16 by Pr0ph3cy
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:16:09 AM
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Activision are Nazis it looks like

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Comment #17 by Danieuuu
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:19:18 AM
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uuuuunlucky that activision

@#13; i'd rather see a mix of CoD and FIFA :)

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Comment #18 by Darf Spud
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:20:01 AM
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@14 Who, IW or Activision?

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Comment #19 by Damodar Thade
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:23:25 AM
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They should let IW and MW die i liked the games but this crap makes me sick its like a IW/MW soap opera

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Comment #20 by SUTCLIFF 286
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:25:55 AM
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COD - R.I.P.... we had fun together

Anyways, no big deal to us really - Activision will get another war game out with Treyarch (pleasing WAW fans)and IW (Respawn Ent) will make another game that has all those fun COD elements and familiar design (pleasing all the COD4/MW2 fans)

Everyones a winner!! Specially if you liked both

Personally i hope Respawn Ent have a love child with dice in a nice threesome with EA - Who's turned on right now!?

ps. #13 - I'm in

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Comment #21 by LovableCrazee
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:26:23 AM
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this sucks. As an aspiring game designer, this kind of stuff happening is exactly what I don't want to hear from a prominent company like Activision. Looks like I'll have to take my talent elsewhere ^__^

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Comment #22 by jtr1gg3r
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:27:54 AM
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wow, activision will probs win the lawsuits and all the ex employees will be like

"awwwwwwww shit" XD

hope they dont but I can see it coming =P

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Comment #23 by Sevzor
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:30:30 AM
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@14 - I hope you're not referring to IW being the company to be closed down. Activision is the true evil behind it all. They are the ones who offered to pay IW bonus if they released MW2 on time (causing them to rush the final product making it crap). They are the ones who are causing IW staff to walk out not even taking a second look at "that bonus" they could have received if they stayed and started developing MW3.

Think back to CoD4. It wasn't rushed, IW took their time and developed the best game in the series, simply because no one really cared about the first 3 CoDs and that Activision treated the profits from the franchise as petty cash. Now after CoD4, Activision realized that it can really make a lot of money in the next installment and mistakenly stuffed up by literally demand

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Comment #24 by Clarky08
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:30:46 AM
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This is getting a bit boring now.

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Comment #25 by Sevzor
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:31:23 AM
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I am pretty certain that the developers at IW who made MW2 were put under a lot of stress from Activision during the development of the game, hoping that they would get rewarded generously. Only to find out that it becomes the highest selling video game of all time (correct me if I am wrong)... and they "might" get their royalties/bonuses if they continue to make more money for Activision by starting on development of MW3.

That's pretty much Activision saying "You made highest selling game, you keep your job, we may give you your bonus after you start working on MW3".

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Comment #26 by zI CHR1S Iz
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:31:38 AM
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It's gonna be awesome is Activision lose.

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Comment #27 by CheesyToast111
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:32:47 AM
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Whats Modern Warfare?

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Comment #28 by Sevzor
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:33:21 AM
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Damn you Clarky08!

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Comment #29 by Chanens417
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:38:01 AM
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As much as I hate Activision and I want the IWEG wins this, there is no way they will. Activision is too big and too greedy to do anything that would jeopardize their money. You know they had numerous lawyers approving these bonus decisions and double checking the legality of holding them back. The Iweg wont be able to stand up to their power.
God I hope I'm wrong though....

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Comment #30 by Sevzor
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:39:56 AM
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@15 - You're absolutely right mate. To me he looks like an ass-licker. But I bet as soon as Activision goes too far (which no doubt they soon will), Mr.Bowling will too snap and probably join Respawn Entertainment.

But seriously... Activision has gone mad with power. No one likes the CEO yet alone the company and I doubt any future game developers will want to sign a game with them. Unless of course, they win this "epic" lawsuit and have ridiculous amounts of money to pay... haha I made a joke... "Activision paying someone" Hahaha!

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Comment #31 by makk 88
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:41:13 AM
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@11 since Treyarch just copy n paste the previous cod and add a ww2 skin on it, they are screwed if there's no code to steal.

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Comment #32 by Echo 41011
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:44:00 AM
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Modern Warfare: Lawyers at War

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Comment #33 by NawtyCawty
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:44:10 AM
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Who gives a fuck. Games programmers are ten a penny and I am sure if Activision want to release another glitchy tired old sequel just about anyone could manage it.

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Comment #34 by PluralAces
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:47:34 AM
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I feel bad for these guys, they are so going to lose this lawsuit.

I notice how West and Zampa whatever are not in this lawsuit since they filed their own, they are not stupid, none of these lames deserve anything

It will be good to not see another COD on the market for a while, hopefully a 2 to 3 year break is what we will see in the COD franchise

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Comment #35 by Hand of Blood52
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:48:54 AM
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Kotick Please Die.

Thank You.

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Comment #36 by SNunny 88
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:49:37 AM
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i hope this sets activison on a downward slop out of buisness

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Comment #37 by Mr DDT
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:50:33 AM
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Infinity ward RIP

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Comment #38 by H0p3sfalL
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:53:34 AM
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EA take note !

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Comment #39 by H0p3sfalL
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:55:55 AM
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That would be really bad....... it would prob set EA up for complete control(monopoly) of the game industry.

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Comment #40 by THC BLUNTED
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 11:58:02 AM
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Clusterfuck explains it well. Next time there is news about IW, Activision, MW2 or 3, or any lawsuit just name it clusterfuck.

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Comment #41 by wickedclowns95
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:02:51 PM
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Poor Dan Amrich, he gets hired on to Activision as the community manager just in time to see this shitstorm and everyone wants answers when he has none to give. I only hope that the franchise isn't lost or ruined by either party.

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Comment #42 by Darren Ford
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:15:58 PM
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I think that Activision would rather pay more than $500 and make a bigger loss on good lawyers and win, rather than lose this fight to it's former employees. Seems they lucked out. Shame :(

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Comment #43 by TNT LotLP
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:16:53 PM
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activision is the new EA, money-sucking bastards

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Comment #44 by Flibbity Floid
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:18:21 PM
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As far as I can tell, they still haven't discussed the details as to what caused Zampella and Wests termination. That in mind, everyone voicing their opinion is doing so without the facts. There's too many smoke and mirrors tactics involved surrounding this that it makes the most sense to "not care anymore". Seriously, if these two companies are going to bicker for whatever reason - money/creative control/etc - let it continue and keep the gamers in the dark - F*ck 'em. No sweat off my sack since I could care less if Infinity Ward tanks or not. Activision has certainly gained some negative points here but they've still entertained me for more years than IW.

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Comment #45 by l.maciver
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:21:10 PM
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RIP Activision...

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Comment #46 by DugDigger
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:27:34 PM
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Did MW died?

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Comment #47 by Schism
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:29:52 PM
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i hope Activision falls...i hope IW wins. lol do you think they will shut down MW2 servers if IW wins?

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Comment #48 by odst ac310
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:30:22 PM
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@ #38. EA should take note. Considering the first two (West/Zampella) LEFT EA about ten years ago to go create IW,for claims not too far from the ones listed above and in the other lawsuit. Funny once again to see things come full circle.

As far as Activision, everybody is going to hate them just like everyone hated EA about 5 years ago(i.e. Madden deal. And it is about money. Why else would you charge more money for any other map pack availabe(when two are from COD4!), when you net $500 mil in five days? Greed! Even MS must have thought it was crap, because they let our Avatars have the NVG's for free aloing with 7 days of Live!

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Comment #49 by TacticalTodger
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:33:33 PM
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This is going to be the new tv drama hit series me thinks ;D

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Comment #50 by its delicious
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:36:35 PM
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Wonder if the IW crew is just trying to sink Activision with lawsuits now? You kill our company, we kill yours.

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Comment #51 by The Legion Master
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:46:56 PM
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i was hoping for MW3.

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Comment #52 by silentbob0
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:48:36 PM
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I hope Activision get ripped to shreds. They deserve it by the way they treat there employees. Someone needs to teach Bobby Kotick and co a lesson. I don't buy any new games (or DLC) from them anymore.

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Comment #53 by Acid Mother
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:57:39 PM
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Fuck Activision, and fuck Infinity Ward. Go rot in Hell.

This is what you get when you make a 1200-point map pack, shitheads.

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Comment #54 by Sonnenberg
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 01:01:45 PM
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Comment #55 by domn8rdom
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 01:02:42 PM
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what another map pack?? let me guess it comes out 5 months from now and they charge 20 bucks for a couple maps......AGAIN!!!

I could rlly care less about this drama

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Comment #56 by Acid Mother
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 01:10:31 PM
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To anyone saying that Activision should bottom out and fall off the face of the earth, that would be the worst possible outcome. EA would be in prime position to monopolize the gaming market, and soon after that we'd be paying $100+ a game, guaranteed.

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Comment #57 by Grummy
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 01:31:50 PM
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I honestly couldn't give a flying fuck about this.

AS far as I'm concerned, IW delivered a crap game and now want a trillion dollars for it.

Sorry, but if we could all be millionaires for shovelling shit none of us would be in the jobs we are in now.

And as for activision, bollox to them. I'll never actively buy a game they publish ever again, but if there's any decent ones released, I'll make a point of renting them and not buying any of the DLC.

Sorry activision, but if I wanted to waste my money, I'd buy a normal game and throw an extra £30 on the floor to cover the inflated prices of the game and DLC.

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Comment #58 by Sgt Ginovaef
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 01:37:01 PM
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What could they expect? They screwed the team that has made them millions... smooth move.

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Comment #59 by Flibbity Floid
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 01:38:37 PM
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@ 51 - Sure. Then we can have a game:
-Where there's NO single player gameplay, only cinematics
-It's completely celebrity voiced jacking the price up another $20
-It releases a special edition with an actual loaded gun (because we can't green light it without a lawsuit!) or some other overpriced POS
-MP is a seperate download availabe 2 weeks after launch costing an extra 1600 MSP
-The MP completely rewards you for sucking rather than just 50% of the time now
-And just for irony, everything will actually run picture perfect on every server.

Open mouth, insert Special Edition gun...(figure out the rest)

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Comment #60 by Infomouse
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 01:38:54 PM
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Regardless if Activision is right or not, they are getting a huge amount of bad publicity for this and should have just paid them before hand, without potentially losing the franchise.

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Comment #61 by WreckerRick
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 01:39:40 PM
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Can't wait to see what happens in the next episode! This is riveting

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Comment #62 by Accel Dance
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 01:46:09 PM
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Modern FPS is so passe.

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Comment #63 by Reaper XBL
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 01:53:43 PM
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I have been reading the articles and the posts that people have been making regarding this legal matter between Activation and IW, I think that it's kind of funny. When the allocations were first announced everybody was like " Yeah, Screw IW and Activation. Then, a couple of weeks later certain people were like. IW is horrible they make crappy games that have no story and the multiplayer is lagy,glitchy, and all out terrible. Even a few people say that they wish IW would go under. But, the fact of the matter is that without IW we would still be stuck playing Halo type multiplayer were all we had was rank and that was it. Now, almost a month later everybody is on IW's or if you like (Respawn Entertainments side) make up your mind people. Are you fans or not. Most of the ones that has posted

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Comment #64 by J eVeRy DaY 514
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 02:00:20 PM
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i'm surprised activision is letting this story blow up further and further. pay up cheapskates!

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Comment #65 by Epic Debaser
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 02:20:23 PM
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# 17 A claymore blowing Ronaldos legs off? Bring it on :P

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Comment #66 by Treflipin
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 02:20:37 PM
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See we dont really know whats going on and with that being said... Stop cramming the market with remakes every year, make solid games every couple years, keep your employees happy, and more so listen to the people they really know whats going on...If the video game industry is anything like any other industy/job/workplace then chances are the people who make the decisions dont know they're ass from a ham sandwich.

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Comment #67 by BrassBallz
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 02:30:02 PM
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Signals death knell for IW... RIP MFers

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Comment #68 by Blue Thunder28
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 02:37:24 PM
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would not be surprised if Activision shuts down Infinity Ward after this, they are way more trouble than they're worth for Activision... Microsoft has closed companies for MUCH less reason before so.. if there is a map pack planned I'd expect them to be gone after that's release grabs activision a couple more mill. >_

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Comment #69 by SolidSnake2000
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 03:25:57 PM
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No, Treyarch SUCKS

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Comment #70 by institutions
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 03:27:43 PM
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Would have loved to see whats left of IW make MW3 the shittiest game ever on purpose. Main protagonist = Ronald McDonald, Main antagonist = The Burger King.

At least Activision is getting what they deserve.

Looking forward to whatever Respawn is making.

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Comment #71 by PSYCOPAPPY5
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 03:32:59 PM
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sounds like a bunch of losers trying to get alot of money.........

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Comment #72 by Abyssal 9000
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 03:48:22 PM
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#69 No you suck freak, both IW and Trey make awesome cods, Id like to see you make a good CoD.

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Comment #73 by eatenbyzombies
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 03:55:14 PM
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Comment #74 by Gldnbomb
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 04:19:14 PM
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has anyone forgotten that activision brought in a 3rd developer for CoD? Sledgehammer games which are making a CoD for 2011

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Comment #75 by Juggernaut470
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 04:43:14 PM
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Haha, this is just getting better and better.

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Comment #76 by OMGmyFACE
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 05:28:23 PM
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Even at a consumer level, I've had problems with them myself. If you come into contact with Activision, you just hate them. Plain and simple, they just like pissing people off. They've always been wretched. Even though I couldn't give 0.03 sh*ts about an FPS, I'm behind the employees 100% and I hope they win what they expect and more.

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Comment #77 by Falcon McSquare
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 05:37:19 PM
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i just want the modern warfare story to be tied off...
what happens to soap and price now theyre global criminals,
what happens to makarov,who is still essentially at large,
will the americans invade russia?

screw it, ill write the story myself...

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Comment #78 by Kaiyo
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 05:58:56 PM
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Oh too bad.
Now no more COD MW 3.
Now if they fought for the COD game engine then its all over for Activision.

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Comment #79 by EddyF 101
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 06:01:45 PM
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At the end of the day there is still gonna be plenty more COD games in the future, someone new will get the rights for it eventually, hopefully respawn. It doesn't matter who wins this lawsuit. It's just gonna give more time for developers to think about making the best COD game ever!

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Comment #80 by Cable Player
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 06:02:36 PM
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@5 I don't know what you are on about. All the Treyarch CoD games have been aweful.
(With the addition of MW2 though) =/

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Comment #81 by VladimirK
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 06:25:51 PM
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Hope the guys from IW get what they deserve, (the money I mean, I support them in this).

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Comment #82 by Corpse87
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 06:35:50 PM
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Getting sick of hearing about this crap! WHO CARES?

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Comment #83 by dirtriderzr
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 06:40:40 PM
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let infinity ward do what they want with their call of duty games. They know what their doing.

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Comment #84 by ell635
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 06:40:48 PM
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Modern Warfare 2 wasn't about the passion for games. It was about the money. It's all about the money with Activision and co. Call of Duty has become a big money fest. And it's good to see that the profits of MW2 are now starting to bite them in the ***.

It'll be a shame to see a fantastic franchise take such a heavy blow, and a possible fall. But MW3 is really only about the story mode, if I ever buy it. It's no longer about the multiplayer.

That ship sailed with all the jerks who basically ruined it with overly aggressive gameplay.

IW played up to those types of gamers with MW2 anyway. Come on, they basically gave them everything they used to have wet dreams about. 2 weapon attachments. A wider privalege of secondary weapons. Etc etc

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Comment #85 by crunchb3rry
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 06:51:14 PM
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Never thought I'd see the day Activision were bigger scumbags than EA.

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Comment #86 by SuperWoody64
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 07:05:30 PM
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Activision grinds every single IP they get into the ground. The exceptions are the ones they drop (brutal legend, ghostbusters etc...) and Gun. Seriously, that game was awesome and I would have gladly bought a sequel, of course that's the one game they didn't sequel. Meanwhile GH has sucked since HMX left and there hasn't been a good tony hawk since american wasteland.
Bobby Kotick: you really need to get your head examined. How you're the leader of the biggest game company in the world is totally beyond me. You're a joke.

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Comment #87 by Acid Mother
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 07:05:48 PM
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I also take this as a universal sign of IW's idiocy. Modern Warfare 2 was the game that should not have been. With the profit from MW1 in their pockets, the FIRST THING they should have done was splinter off from Acti and get a better publisher. At that time, ANYONE would've published MW2.

Instead they stuck around with Acti, got screwed out of pay and now are SOL. They won't get a cent of that money, and Acti knows it. They wouldn't spoil public opinion for money they could potentially lose. All of us getting pissed off at them means nothing anyway, because pretty much every one of us in this comments list has already gave them their dues for MW2.

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Comment #88 by ultratog1028
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 07:09:32 PM
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This is more entertaining then Cod 3 was.

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Comment #89 by DN 619
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 07:54:56 PM
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Comment #90 by Pumpfake93
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 08:15:45 PM
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@46 no MW did not die yet it is still basicaly hanging by a thread.

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Comment #91 by BlO0DJUNKi3
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 09:45:11 PM
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@25- Wii is highest with about 62M copies sold, beating out Super Mario which is second with about 40M. MW2 has only sold about 18.5M. Best selling shooter though.

This shit is getting boring, Lactivision have been doing this for years and only now people are seeing the bullshit. I haven't purchased a Lactivision game since THPS3 the day I bought my Xbox in 2002. Lactivision wasn't always so bad but within the past few years they've really cared less about quality and more about pushing out decent games with big names. I'm shocked they have a new IP coming out. If it doesn't sell 5M+ copies its canned for good.

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Comment #92 by BlO0DJUNKi3
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 09:52:41 PM
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@82- like it or not, this is big news for the industry as a whole and could really damage a big publisher or a good dev. This can also set precedent for future problems like this

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Comment #93 by Nymfatamine
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 09:53:05 PM
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This situation is only getting worse.

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Comment #94 by BlO0DJUNKi3
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 09:54:19 PM
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and @5- Treyarch just rode IWs dick. I hope they can do good without IW but I doubt it.

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Comment #95 by BlO0DJUNKi3
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 09:55:17 PM
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also, I meant Wii Sports is highest with 62M. Lack of edit button =[

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Comment #96 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 10:59:07 PM
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Lol #95 Treyarch was at helm before and after mw. WaW is proof enough. Truth be told I will miss IW but this is not a big loss for Activision. And I agree with them totally. Employees quit and then join competition's business and then they file a lawsuit for what is owed to them. Grow up if you quit that means you did not deserve it in the first place^^

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Comment #97 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 01:23:46 AM
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Comment #98 by ilzy
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 03:35:56 AM
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#17 Nazi Zombie World Cup has a nice ring to it! :P

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Comment #99 by Shadow Assa5in
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 06:12:21 AM
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hopefully this is the end of activision

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Comment #100 by ERIKDOTCOM
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 09:26:19 AM
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Wow, all of Activision's previously dominating series are failing. Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, and now COD.

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Comment #101 by vampire-san
Saturday, May 01, 2010 @ 05:50:22 AM
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tbh this has put me off buying any new MW stuff =/ and i'm not gunna by that new black ops stuff that =/

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Comment #102 by Magus 0f Zeal
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 12:18:12 PM
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You dolts!

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