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Old 04-25-10, 03:47 PM   #13
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Default Re: Activision splits Zampella and West's bonuses among IW staff

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Activision sent goons to the company without any information to the employees. No surprise they are now leaving the company. If Activision had handled it a bit differently, they might have been able to keep most of the employees, but they went for the brute force method to show them who's boss and it didn't really work well in this case.



But maybe some of the programmers like to work for a company that behaves like mafia and stays.
You can blame that on IW's heads at the time (Vince and Jason) . Don't try and take over the company you no longer own and the guys won't send goons. Then again most geeks would call a grandmother a goon.
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Old 04-25-10, 05:48 PM   #14
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Default Re: Activision splits Zampella and West's bonuses among IW staff

When all the devs leave IW and go to Respawn, then they will, essentially, own the company again.

I heard people are still leaving even with the promise of a bonus lol. The devs obviously are willing to follow the two guys, so they can't be as stupid or as evil as Activision is painting them to be.
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Old 04-25-10, 07:13 PM   #15
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Jason West and Vince Zampella discussed the formation of their new startup, Respawn Entertainment. Though the two ex-Infinity Ward leaders--who were fired by Activision last month--were keen to say they were hiring for their new independent studio, they dodged questions about whether or not any of their former colleagues would join them. "We'll announce the rest of the team at the appropriate time," said West.

Following a flurry of resignations from Infinity Ward, many members of the top talent behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 are now openly touting their new gigs at Respawn. Lead designer Todd Alderman, lead software engineer Francesco Gigliotti, lead environment artist Chris Cherubini, lead animator John Paul Messerly, and lead animator Mark Grigsby now list the studio as their current employer.
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Old 04-27-10, 03:43 AM   #16
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You can blame that on IW's heads at the time (Vince and Jason) . Don't try and take over the company you no longer own and the guys won't send goons. Then again most geeks would call a grandmother a goon.
I blame the reaction on Activision. A bunch of important people has quit and some joined up with Vince and Jason. I guess they really like Activision, when they left even before they got their bonus.

Hope it bites Activision in their ass so they loose one of their huge golden gooses. Maybe more will leave after the bonus is payed. But if enough people stay they will probably be able to keep up the quality of the studio so they can do MW3. Else it may go to another studio and they shut IW down.
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