I wonder what's happening at Infinity Ward....

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  1. Wthermans

    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    Apparently a group of "bouncer-types" showed up at IW unannounced around 10PM EST. The employees approached them to find out what was going on, only to be turned back by non-disclosure. The studio heads have not been seen since this morning and the entire staff is "on-edge".

    http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/7...-Studio-Heads-Missing-Staff-Freaked-Out-.html

    No quotes cause G4's formatting sucks balls and I'm too lazy to type everything out.
     
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  2. FunkyMunniez

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    IW just got turned into a sweatshop. They now need to churn out mediocre FPS games once a month.
     
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    Wolf Demon HURF DURF OT Supporter

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    They probably all went out for hookers and blow
     
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    Hopefully this means no more games from them. :x:
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I bet they wanted to leave Activision behind and go form a new company to put out the modern warfare shooters they actually want to produce. Published by Ubisoft.
     
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    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    probably the higher ups wanted to quit and activision is making sure they don't take any ideas they may have loaded onto computers / work premises with them
     
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    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    If this is true, it looks like the heads of IW are gone. First Grant Collier leaves and now this.

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    what a weird ass day for gaming.
     
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    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    :werd:

    PS3s worldwide die then resurrect
    Valve/DICE don't release a preload for BC2
    Valve releases a cryptic Portal update that hints towards a Portal 2/Ep. 3 announcement
    IW heads get fired/leave the company

    You would think it's April 1 instead of March 1.
     
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    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    I hate to draw conclusions from Facebook-esque postings, but Jason West's LinkedIn profile now shows the following:

    Well, his LinkedIn now says this (note how it says March 2010 as opposed to Present):

    President/Game Director/CCO/CTO
    Infinity Ward
    Public Company; ATVI; Computer Games industry

    January 2001 – March 2010 (9 years 3 months)

    Also, said job title is in the "Past" category as opposed to "Current."
     
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    kaldurak Gimme some sugar baby.

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    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    aka Kotick is doing exactly what he said he would do
     
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    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    What's funny is Kotick did an PR interview/roundtable at DICE a few weeks ago in order to repair his image. I'm not sure that's going to work too well once the rest of the gaming world wakes up to this news tomorrow. :rofl:
     
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    Dude is seriously the Vader of the industry. The only way he can repair his image is to leave the industry for good.
     
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    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    And the only way he will leave the industry is if gamers stop buying Activision games and the shareholders oust him. He's made a TON of money for Activision shareholders for them to let him go simply because he pissed off a bunch of gamers. As long as people eat up shit titles like Guitar Hero and Modern Warfare, people like Kotick will forever rule the gaming world.
     
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    :hs: That's pretty messed up... politics of business always gets in the way of everything else these days.
     
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    I know :(
     
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    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    are they firing people because of the glitching nightmare? :o
     
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    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    I doubt it. Rumors are that the situation between IW/Activision has been tense for a while and I think we're just seeing the culmination of that disagreement. I personally think that IW wanted to start development on a new IP/franchise and Activision didn't want to let go of their cash cow.
     

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