Sessler's Soapbox: Ex Infinity Ward Heads Shaking Up Gaming

Posted: April 13, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: Ex Infinity Ward Heads Shaking Up Gaming

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  • Notafanboythatiknow

    I despise Actvision for their money-grinding approach, and I am glad West and Zampella will have more control over their IP's. However, didn't the IW guys did commit insubordination by holding talks with EA?

    I am not so sure I agree that things are close to being resolved. There are lawsuits pending. Maybe I am wrong, but I do not see yet how this situation will impact the future of gaming.

    P.S. People listen to what Adam has to say and stop looking at monitors and controllers. Adam's shirt is cool though.

    Posted: April 13, 2010 1:52 PM
  • Dibola

    oh forgot to add......


    Posted: April 13, 2010 1:23 PM
  • WildfireFox

    Decent message... but it didn't really need 4 minutes to get it out. Most of what Adam had to say... we've already heard on another soap box. And before some people get angry about... well... the truth... oh look! A bunny rabbit!

    Posted: April 13, 2010 1:09 PM
  • spicypooptastic

    speaking of music, all this pirating and loss of revenue must explain why everytime I turn on the radio I hear pure garbage.

    Posted: April 13, 2010 1:09 PM
  • Dibola

    This is a b f'n deal for jason and vince. score 1 big time for those guys.....i'll definitely will be buying their games and will be tasting the tears of failure from activision on my tongue.

    Posted: April 13, 2010 1:07 PM
  • linc77

    random and unrelated but im gonna ask anyway. Anybody know whats happening with that assassins creed Rome game that has multiplayer? I heard about it a month or two ago and thats it. Supposed to come out this year right?

    Posted: April 13, 2010 12:58 PM
  • christof_

    Praise the lard?

    Posted: April 13, 2010 12:55 PM
  • XwingVmanX

    Wait do did they win the MW2 name? Or is that still to be decided?

    Posted: April 13, 2010 12:50 PM
  • linc77

    Is I.W. (what remains of it) going to be scapped or is Activision going to take them under their wing and "oversee" the production of MW3? I wonder if Activision will ruin MW3 if they do takeover the project.

    Posted: April 13, 2010 12:48 PM
  • jamie543

    A little random, but i noticed the xbox controller in front of mw2, but you were playing the ps3 version (trophy pop-ups). You really take this equality thing seriously!

    Posted: April 13, 2010 12:42 PM
  • mastered

    oooh man i hope game developers can make it to the same place movie developers have. it would make it more cut throat and increase the number of bad games but the quality of the good games would get a lot better. please be right Adam.

    Posted: April 13, 2010 12:35 PM
  • SkinnyJr

    I think a lot of the gamers were obviously on Vince and Jason's side and wanted to see them win. However, neither side is right in this case. This industry has grown beyond the scope of anyone's imagination, which means that at the end of the day, it's all business.

    Posted: April 13, 2010 12:33 PM
  • ryan.george

    The question I have is that will West and Zampella be the exception? There's a stark comparison between your normal developers and your 'blockbuster' developers. The average developer just doesn't have the clout that these two do. I just hope that designers don't see this as the golden opportunity, because it's just not for everyone.

    Personally, I think this kind of situation will be very isolated, for now. I agree that there will be a time when more designers will push for similar freedoms but I don't think we're there yet. We're close though, this is definite proof that the gears are in motion.

    Posted: April 13, 2010 12:23 PM
  • Robin_Goose

    Yeah the industrys getting like that these days that. You got guys like Cliffy B on Jimmy Fallon and Gears of War 3 permiering on a late night talk show, not a convention, the masses dont realize how historic of a moment that was but people like us do. Though i doubt a Game maker will be as famous as a Steven Spielberg anytime soon, at least in a "household name" kind of way, in America. Kojima is probably a Japansese Celebrity for all i know.

    But how you mentioned the Watchmen fiasco made me think of the Halo movie fiasco (or Gears fiacso for that matter), maybe thats how the gaming industry will explode, by merging with Hollywood and making big Access Hollywood segments where all they do is tell you what they don't know yet.

    Posted: April 13, 2010 11:46 AM
  • j69cook

    I like your shirt Adam. BTW, the better game is on the right screen!!

    Posted: April 13, 2010 11:32 AM
  • UltraViolence74

    I bet we wont see the second map pack...

    Posted: April 13, 2010 11:19 AM