Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare News (Xbox360)

Pachter: West and Zampella "no prayer of obtaining" Call of Duty

Posted: 06.04.2011 by Technet2k

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Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter, who holds two law degrees, has said the former Infinity Ward bosses haven't a chance at gaining IP control.

They're blending two "legal and equitable remedies" as they ask for damages and control of the Call of Duty IP, of which the law "just doesn’t allow".

Activision and EA square off in court this May, a $400m lawsuit

Posted: 17.03.2011 by Technet2k

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The bitter and long running legal jabs between Activision and EA will really start this May as California Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle gives the green light.

Activision is to proceed with a 'contract interference' lawsuit against EA worth $400 million. The judge said sufficient facts exist to permit a full court hearing.

Infinity Ward will "not rely solely on platform security" anymore

Posted: 17.01.2011 by Technet2k

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Developer Infinity Ward will be looking to tackle security threats and hacks to their games on consoles themselves in the future. This follows PS3 hacking.

Games rely on the "security of the encryption" on platforms and now Sony's PS3 is highly vulnerable. IW advise "play exclusively with friends" for now.

Call of Duty lawsuit getting costly

Posted: 05.01.2011 by Technet2k

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In a shocking twist it apparently costs money to make money even with a lawsuit against a multi-million dollar company. Activision is playing it 'smart'.

The publisher wants to wear down Jason West and Vince Zampella in their suit by attempting to delay the start of the trial, bleeding them dry.

Still "a lot of talent" and vision at Infinity Ward boast Activision

Posted: 15.12.2010 by Technet2k

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Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO, proclaims that despite Jason West and Vince Zampella being forced from Infinity Ward there's plenty of talent left behind.

That's even after the mass exodus of staff. Even patients fresh from a coma, unaware of their troubles, would know they're the "real deal" meeting them.