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Post by Dan @ 12:49pm 23/12/11 | 7 Comments
According to a report on Yahoo Finance (Thanks VG247), Activision and EA will have their time in court, as a Los Angeles Judge has ruled that sufficient evidence has been suplied for the suit to proceed -- dismissing EA's request to dispell proceedings.

The $400 million claim concerns alledged "contract-interferences" that Activision claims influenced the depature of Call of Duty developers and Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella, who have since formed new studio Respawn entertainment and will publish their first yet-to-be-announced game with EA.
Activision claims West and Zampella hired industry firm Creative Artists Agency to seek other employment while still under contract, and were even secretly flown via private jet to San Francisco to attend a barbecue held at EA CEO John Riccietello’s home during August 2009.

The firm also alleges EA had plans in place to finance and co-own a studio from West, Zampella and other employees who left Infinity Ward – a studio the publisher purchased in 2003.
The case will now move to trial on May 7th 2012.












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qmass
Posted 01:13pm 23/12/11
It feels weird to hope that EA wins at something... activision billy-bob c****tick are so greedy. They still have the IP and the latest MW without the infinity ward bosses was the biggest seller yet - this sounds more and more like the acts of a jilted lover.
Eorl
Posted 01:18pm 23/12/11
Do we know where West and Zampella stand with their own trial? Or is this being "bundled" in with the EA/Activision debacle.
ravn0s
Posted 01:30pm 23/12/11
i was wondering the same thing Eorl.
Eorl
Posted 03:45pm 23/12/11
Apparently it was re-scheduled according to Wiki, but no mention of it after :S


The trial date for this case was revealed on July 9, 2010 to be scheduled for May 23, 2011 but now is rescheduled for December 14, 2011 at the Central Civil West Courthouse at 9:00 am, case number SC107041
Tepid
Posted 02:40pm 24/12/11
remember when gaming was about gaming... not all this bulls***?
Sip
Posted 11:20pm 24/12/11
This is when corporations saw profit in gaming, then it turned into this crap.
maRtz
Posted 08:17pm 27/12/11
This is when corporations saw profit in gaming, then it turned into this crap.


and because of this, we get steamy pile of s*** games like MW3
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