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Activision's Modern Warfare Lawsuit Response

G4tv.com has more on the legal tussle between Activision and Vince Zampella and Jason West, describing Activision's hunt for documentation to support their allegations of "breaches of contract and insubordination" by the former Infinity Ward bosses. Meanwhile, Kotaku has the court documents from Zampella and West's lawsuit against Activision, in which they accuse their former publisher of "Orwellian" moves, saying the company is attempting to withhold royalties, stating this is: "not surprising, given that Activision is run by a CEO who has been publicly quoted as believing that the best way to run a videogame studio is to engender a culture of 'skepticism, pessimism, and fear' and who prefers to pay his lawyers instead of his employees." These papers outline the control over the Modern Warfare games in the Call of Duty series ("any Call of Duty game set in the post-Vietnam era, the near future or the distant future") granted to Zampella and West, and more. Meanwhile, G4 also has word from Activision in response to the lawsuit, expressing disappointment that the pair have responded to their threat of litigation with litigation:

"Activision is disappointed that Mr. Zampella and Mr. West have chosen to file a lawsuit, and believes their claims are meritless. Over eight years, Activision shareholders provided these executives with the capital they needed to start Infinity Ward, as well as the financial support, resources and creative independence that helped them flourish and achieve enormous professional success and personal wealth. In return, Activision legitimately expected them to honor their obligations to Activision, just like any other executive who holds a position of trust in the company. While the company showed enormous patience, it firmly believes that its decision was justified based on their course of conduct and actions. Activision remains committed to the Call of Duty franchise, which it owns, and will continue to produce exciting and innovative games for its millions of fans."

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9. Re: Activision's Modern Warfare Lawsuit Response Mar 4, 2010, 17:38 Bludd
 
Surf wrote on Mar 4, 2010, 17:35:
"to run a videogame studio is to engender a culture of 'skepticism, pessimism, and fear' and who prefers to pay his lawyers instead of his employees."

Very unprofessional statement regardless of fact. Save these comments for after the legal issues are resolved, not before. Just makes you look crass.
Boo-hoo, poor Bobby Kotick. I sure am happy he has you to defend him on the Internet.
 
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