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Discussion in 'Call Of Duty 6 : Modern Warfare 2' started by SickNote, Mar 18, 2010.

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  1. SickNote

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    Jason West and Vince Zampella seeking compensation and contractual rights to Modern Warfare brand.


    The Infinity Ward situation has just gotten even uglier, if that's possible. Joystiq is reporting that former studio heads Vince Zampella and Jason West having filed suit against Activision, seeking compensation as well as contractual rights to the Modern Warfare brand for what they claim to be wrongful termination.

    "Instead of thanking, lauding, or just plain paying Jason and Vince for giving Activision the most successful entertainment product ever offered to the public," attorney Robert Schwartz said in a statement, "last month Activision hired lawyers to conduct a pretextual 'investigation' into unstated and unsubstantiated charges of 'insubordination' and 'breach of fiduciary duty,' which then became the grounds for their termination on Monday, March 1st."
    The release also claims that Activision fired the pair before they were scheduled to pay "substantial royalty payments." Reports that the Infinity Ward staff hadn't been paid royalties emerged shortly after West and Zampella were dismissed, but Activision has reportedly told the remaining staff members that they will still be paid on schedule.
    The apparently long-simmering tensions between Activision and Infinity Ward came to a head on Monday night, when security appeared at the studio. Confirmation that Zampella and West had been removed from their positions quickly emerged, and the dispute has evolved from there. For their part, Activision is seeking to move ahead with the Call of Duty franchise. They've established a new business unit dedicated to releasing annual installments in addition to bringing Sledgehammer aboard to create an "action-adventure" game in the series. However, it doesn't appear that their dispute with Zampella and West will be ending anytime soon.


    source http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3178214
     
  2. Nagged

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    Well isn't the world a wonderful place. Why should anyone trust them as a company if they are going to royally screw people over that they work with.
     
  3. FlatLiner

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    these two might be the fookers that said screw the pc user we will give them iwnet

    so im fooking glad to see them go

    now bring on MW2 Dedi Servers
     
  4. Nagged

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    They might be but sorry that decision is not going to be reversed, they will be too busy on the next development to re-engineer and distribute server binaries.
     
  5. SickNote

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    Is that just hopefull thinking flatty? This could open up a lot of opportunities for the UCS clan and the community if they do, even better if you could run BC2 on our own box too..

    giving us a lot more control over the servers ensuring UCS stay one of the best if not becoming No1 without question in the world.
     
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    long live the ucs empire lee....world domination is the way forward....lol(all centred on a little house in turkey)
     
  7. SickNote

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    Hear hear trooper
     
  8. FlatLiner

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    We no longer have a box
     
  9. SickNote

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    Oh yeah forgot about that.
     
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    Sounds great if it only would happen...
     
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