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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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West and Zampella join Hollywood talent agency

Looks like the men who once ran Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward aren’t going to let publishers boss them around any more. Vince Zampella and Jason West, who were fired by Activision at the start of the month over allegations of ‘insubordination’, have signed up Hollywood agency CAA to …

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Bizarre sticks up for Activision

Having had to deal with almost relentless criticism in the wake of the ongoing Infinity Ward scandal, publisher Activision will no doubt have been warmed by recent comments from Blur developer and owned studio Bizarre Creations. Speaking to CVG, Blur’s co-lead designer Gareth Wilson stated: You hear a lot of …

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Activision lawsuit turns personal

A complete copy of the lawsuit being filed against Activision by Jason West and Vince Zampella – the former bosses of Infinity Ward – reveals the true extent of the feuding between the studio and the publisher. And for the first time the saga has become personal, with Activision boss …

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