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More devs quit Infinity Ward

Infinity Ward has for the fourth time in a month been the subject of news items regarding staff departures. Senior Animator Bruce Ferriz has confirmed to IGN that he left the All of Duty studio this month, and has now joined Santa Monica-based developer Big Red Button Entertainment. The announcement …

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More walkouts at Infinity Ward

Another two longstanding Infinity Ward employees have left the beleaguered Modern Warfare studio. Experienced programmer Jon Shiring and lead designer Mackey McCandlish have separately confirmed they have quit the studio – with both departing in the wake of a destructive legal row between Activision and two Infinity Ward co-founders. Shiring …

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EA: Treyarch CoD titles are B-team

The inevitable war of words between West and Zampella’s new best friends EA and their less amicable acquaintances Activision has kicked off with EA Partners boss David DeMartini claiming that Activision has blown up” Infinity Ward. Who knows what’s going to happen with Infinity Ward now that they’ve decided to …

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EA signs West and Zampella

The very public fight between Activision and Infinity Ward’s former bosses has taken an interesting twist. Jason West and Vince Zampella have formed Respawn Entertainment – and the kicker for Activision is that they have a publishing deal with Electronic Arts. The two were ousted for the studio in early …

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West and Zampella respond

Fired Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella might be back in games development sooner than you think. Although the two are embroiled in an ugly suit-countersuit with former employer Activision, their lawyer has said the two ‘plan to have an announcement very soon’ detailing their next move. It …

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Legal row delayed Modern Warfare 3

It will take a long time for the full picture of Activision and Infinity Ward’s dispute to be painted, but a more immediate effect is one that gamers most certainly will notice – potential delays to Modern Warfare 3. As part of Activision’s counter-lawsuit aimed at former Infinity Ward bosses …

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Activision countersues West and Zampella

The bitter saga enveloping Activision and the former owners of developer Infinity Ward has taken a further turn with the publisher confirming it is to countersue both Jason West and Vincent Zampella. The pair filed a lawsuit of their own last month claiming that they were owed money, that they …

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More staff leave Infinity Ward

Two important staff members have left the Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward, following the recent firing of the studio founders by publisher Activision. Lead designer Todd Alderman and software engineer Francesco Gigliotti have now also left the company after a combined involvement of over fifteen years. The circumstances of …

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MW2 DLC is worth the investment

Coming in at the higher end of Xbox Live’s pricing range, the 1200 Microsoft Points – or just over 10 – that Activision is asking for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 DLC has certainly raised a few eyebrows. But Infinity Ward’s creative strategist Robert Bowling has insisted …

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Morale is high at Infinity Ward

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s DLC couldn’t have arrived at a better time, according to Infinity Ward’s creative strategist Rob Bowling speaking for the first time about the recent turbulence at the Activision-owned studio. Right now we’re all focused on getting this DLC out and that’s great for us,” …

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