• EA Added As Defendant To Activision's Infinity Ward Countersuit.
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Source: [URL]http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/107137-EA-Added-As-Defendant-To-Activisions-Infinity-Ward-Countersuit[/URL] [quote][B]Activision has added EA to its countersuit against the former heads of Infinity Ward, and has leveled some pretty major claims against the [I]Battlefield[/I] publisher.[/B] The legal battle between Activision and former Infinity Ward heads Vince Zampella and Jason west just got more complicated. Today, the publisher's request to amend its countersuit against the men was successful, meaning that Electronic Arts is now being listed as a cross-defendant because EA apparently plotted to "inflict serious harm on the company." Activision has also added a $400 million request for "actual and punitive damages" to the suit. On top of this, the protective order redacting sections of the suit - because they were publicly embarrassing to the defendants - has been removed. According to one part of the formerly-redacted sections, "Activision is informed and believes that to protect its weaker [I][Battlefield: Bad Company][/I] series, EA secretly schemed with West and Zampella to bolster sales of [I]BFBC[/I] at the expense of [I]Call of Duty[/I]. As a result, Activision claims that "Electronic Arts secretly conspired with Infinity Ward employees to affect the timing of the release of Electronic Arts and Activision products to the benefit of Electronic Arts and detriment of Activision. Activision's belief is based on an internal EA email bragging about how Electronic Arts asked Zampella to hold back the release of an Infinity Ward product until after Electronic Arts launched its game, and how Zampella 'was cool with that.'" To back up this claim, Activision included an email from EA's Lincoln Hershberger that reads as follows:[INDENT]"A couple months ago, I asked Vince to hold back their map pack until after we launched (he owes me one). Given that they've already made a billion, he was cool with that, obviously Kotick took it as being belligerent." [/INDENT]The map pack in question was the first one scheduled for [I]Modern Warfare 2[/I] known as the "Stimulus Package", which was released nearly a month after EA put out its lauded [I]Bad Company 2[/I]. EA, meanwhile, is claiming the email was a joke. According to spokesman Jeff Brown, "this was obviously sarcasm. It's clear from the email this was a joke and they never spoke. We explained this to lawyers at Activision - who apparently don't have much of a sense of humor." There are a number of other redacted sections, mainly focusing on "specific actions related to EA's CEO John Riccitiello, negotiations between EA and West and Zampella, and any deal they may have arrived at." If you want to read the rest of the redactions, Joystiq has transcribed all the major points. If these claims are true, then Activision has some pretty damning ammunition to fire at EA, West, and Zampella. If Brown's telling the truth and Hershberger's email was actually a joke, then it was a stupid one to make (not to mention that it's not really all that funny). Source: [URL="http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/20/activision-successfully-adds-ea-to-countersuit-redacted-email-s/"]Joystiq[/URL] and [URL="http://www.vg247.com/2011/01/20/email-in-activisions-court-documents-claim-infinity-ward-delayed-map-pack-release-at-eas-request/"]VG247[/URL][/quote] Kotick you don't need any more money. I feel ashamed for having ever bought an Activision product.
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So Activision did this? They're certainly doing the right things to make enemies both corporate and consumer.
Isn't EA the stronger contender here?
[quote]"A couple months ago, I asked Vince to hold back their map pack until after we launched (he owes me one). Given that they've already made a billion, he was cool with that, obviously Kotick took it as being belligerent." "...We explained this to lawyers at Activision - who apparently don't have much of a sense of humor."[/quote] I suddenly love EA more than ever.
EA will win. I know it.
EA wins. EA takes over Activison Bobby Kotick is fired EActivision is formed.
[QUOTE=redBadger;27552412]EA wins. EA takes over Activison Bobby Kotick is fired EActivision is formed.[/QUOTE] EActivision Blizzard
No it will just be called EA cause that is how EA rolls. Anyone Remember westwood?
Electronic Activi-Blizzard, the faster Activision dies the faster we have less idiots praising Call of Duty MW to Black Ops as the greatest games ever.
The claims are hilarious! Schemed to make BC2 make more sales, what?
The guy who kill's Kotick should be haled as a hero until the end of time. at first i was wondering if killing him was too much, then i remembered all the shitty thing's he's done/backed. Seriously Activision infects and ruins everything they touch like a disease hell they've even started to fuck up Blizzard.
[QUOTE=Source;27558863]The guy who kill's Kotick should be haled as a hero until the end of time. at first i was wondering if killing him was too much, then i remembered all the shitty thing's he's done/backed. Seriously Activision infects and ruins everything they touch like a disease hell they've even started to fuck up Blizzard.[/QUOTE] Nah, I think making him a pariah would have a more lasting effect.
Activision should realize that they're just failures, and should just sell all their rights to every game they own and shut down the company.
oh man some guy that runs a corporation is a jackass lets put our 15 year old heads together and plan an assassination
[QUOTE=Higginz511;27559757]oh man some guy that runs a corporation is a jackass lets put our 15 year old heads together and plan an assassination[/QUOTE] This is FP. What did you expect?
This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I've ever read.
[QUOTE=goon165;27560205]This is quite possibly the most hilarious thing I've ever read.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Source;27558863]The guy who kill's Kotick should be haled as a hero until the end of time. at first i was wondering if killing him was too much, then i remembered all the shitty thing's he's done/backed. Seriously Activision infects and ruins everything they touch like a disease hell they've even started to fuck up Blizzard.[/QUOTE] He probably hasn't been killed because it'd be over [i]video games[/i] and it would be pretty stupid
[QUOTE=redBadger;27552412]EA wins. EA takes over Activison Bobby Kotick is fired EActivision is formed.[/QUOTE] That horror story almost gave me an heart attack.
[QUOTE=Clavus;27561401]That horror story almost gave me an heart attack.[/QUOTE] It may be a good thing, no more shitty cods and battlefields trying to pull each other down BC2 would have been better without the "COD KILLA" shit it was bundled with
I like how they call battlefield a weaker series. Battlefield will be a better series than call of duty will ever be.
[QUOTE=EA]a joke and they never spoke."[/QUOTE] holy hearts electronic arts you just rhymed at a wrong time whenever you are about to get sued by a company which has no clue they are up against you. You know what i'm sayin' all my ghetto asians? holla
[QUOTE=E1025;27562078]I like how they call battlefield a weaker series. Battlefield will be a better series than call of duty will ever be.[/QUOTE] battlefield is already a better series. screw sales, its just better.
Ea, you've never been perfect, but you've always been better then Activision
[QUOTE=goon165;27560205]This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I've ever read.[/QUOTE]
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