Infinity Ward v Activision lawsuit begins next week

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#2  Edited By Jeffsekai

GET HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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@billnyethesciencepie: It'll probably competing motions to move forward vs. postpone the trial. It's in Activision's best interest to keep the Call of Duty name out of the mud. While it is in EA's/Respawn's best interest to get this thing out of the way as quick as possible so they can get back to work.

I ain't no lawyer, and I ain't no analyst...
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#4  Edited By KaosAngel
@Jeffsekai said:
GET HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
EXCLUSIVE BY PATRICK!
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#5  Edited By spartanlolz92

hope infinity wins
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#6  Edited By AhmadMetallic

awesome


i hope they rip each other apart
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#7  Edited By Yummylee
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
awesome

i hope they rip each other apart
Wonder which one'll get the best K/D ratio.
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#9  Edited By mnzy

They should play it out.

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#10  Edited By Dingofighter

They're just gonna boost until they get the nuke, and then they win.

That's how everything related to MW2 goes, right?
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#11  Edited By ShaneDev

Honestly I think the IW guys are probably in the wrong. I really don't think a company like Activision would go and improperly fire two guys or withhold substantial payment to 38 employees without consulting its legal team before doing so. The IW guys also seemed so far up there own arse that they probably would contact EA on Activision's time. 

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#12  Edited By EuanDewar

Patrick is going to have such a field day with this. The wonderfully haired bastard.

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#14  Edited By EuanDewar
@billnyethesciencepie said:
@EuanDewar@ShaneDev: :(
:( What did I do wrong?
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#15  Edited By TheDudeOfGaming

Will there be live stream?

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#17  Edited By EuanDewar
@billnyethesciencepie: THIS IS WHY THE KIDS AT SCHOOL MAKE FUN OF ME, YOU NEVER LISTEN TO ME! *runs into his room and locks door"
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#18  Edited By Slaker117

I'm no lawyer, but I don't understand IW's claim. Sorry to say it, but unless someone can explain it, I don't think they have a case. I'm pretty sure Activision knew what it was doing when the contracts were made.

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#19  Edited By Daveyo520

In my mind I thought they settled this already because it happened so long ago. Damn the law takes forever to get rolling.

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#20  Edited By iam3green

i forgot about this. it's going to be pretty interesting thing of them to do.

if i remember correctly, the two guys are suing activision because they didn't get money from modern warfare 2. they also got fired so they want more money. the two guys are trying to make a video game develop company just because they want want to.

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#21  Edited By HandsomeDead
@ShaneDev said:
Honestly I think the IW guys are probably in the wrong. I really don't think a company like Activision would go and improperly fire two guys or withhold substantial payment to 38 employees without consulting its legal team before doing so. The IW guys also seemed so far up there own arse that they probably would contact EA on Activision's time. 
Yes, because they have such a solid and above board business plan everywhere else.
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#22  Edited By ShaneDev
@HandsomeDead said:
@ShaneDev said:
Honestly I think the IW guys are probably in the wrong. I really don't think a company like Activision would go and improperly fire two guys or withhold substantial payment to 38 employees without consulting its legal team before doing so. The IW guys also seemed so far up there own arse that they probably would contact EA on Activision's time. 
Yes, because they have such a solid and above board business plan everywhere else.
I am not sure what your talking about. If its Activision, what would their business practices have to do with anything? They are out to make the most amount of money possible I do not think they would be stupid enough to violate the law in such a dramatic way that could potentially cost them 500 million.
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@KaosAngel said:
@Jeffsekai said:
GET HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
EXCLUSIVE BY PATRICK!
EEEEXXXXXCLUSIVE.

DROP A BOMB AWN IT!
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#24  Edited By Zoolander

No media coverage of this yet... I wonder what is going on.

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#25  Edited By Karl_Boss

Good

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#26  Edited By Zoolander

Why is that good?

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#27  Edited By monkeyking1969

The way I see it they will both paint each other in the worst possible light, as if to be expected from a court case, but I doubt anyone who reads about what is said will makes heads or tails out of what it all means until the judge says what it means.   For most of us nerds, they decision has been made -- we either fall into the “Activision sucks camp” or we fall into the “West & Zampella were arrogant pricks” camp.

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about time

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#29  Edited By napalm
@Jeffsekai said:
GET HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Good timing, or greatest timing?
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#30  Edited By wwfundertaker

Support for Infinity Ward.

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#31  Edited By Sidfiou

I just hope Respawn will be able to put something out before the end of the current generation of consoles. Can they do much of anything until this matter is settled?

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#32  Edited By Zoolander

5/27/2011 (Discovery Hearing)
6/03/2011 (Informal Status Conference)
 
Those are the scheduled hearings regarding this case. I'm not a lawyer though so I don't know what will come from those events, but I'm guessing since hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake here this case is going to be hung up in court for years. I feel sorry for the two IW heads who are going up against a corporation that can afford to be in court for years, and part of the reason they can do that is their earnings from the call of duty series, which IW heads created. Sad bit of Irony right there.

That's a really good question Sidfiou. Respawn seemed aggressive in its hiring and as far as I can tell has plenty of employees, so they must have been working on something for the past year, I guess the question is whether Activision could sue to stop any release, claiming something along the lines of "stolen assets" or some such bullshit. Time will tell.

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#33  Edited By Zoolander

6/14/2011 Demurrer, which according to wikipedia is a "pleading that challenges or objects to a pleading of the opposing party"

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#34  Edited By Siphillis

I know it's a long-shot, but imagine for a second if Activision somehow lost the Call of Duty license...

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#35  Edited By Siphillis
@wwfundertaker said:
Support for Infinity Ward.
Infinity Ward are Activision loyalists.  Respawn needs our support.
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#36  Edited By wwfundertaker
@Siphillis said:
@wwfundertaker said:
Support for Infinity Ward.
Infinity Ward are Activision loyalists.  Respawn needs our support.
You know what, your totally right.
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#37  Edited By Simplexity

I hope they both go under as a result of this.