Talkabouts: Activision Suing EA Explained

Posted: December 22, 2010
Talkabouts: Activision Suing EA Explained
Activision has added EA to their Infinity Ward lawsuit over Call Of Duty and game lawyer, Stephen Johnson, with Dana Vinson explain this 400 million dollar lawsuit in great details.

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  • TheTurtle3000

    God commenters just shut up, you're making things awkward in the workplace!

    Posted: February 25, 2011 7:36 PM
  • Androo53095

    I really hope EA isn't affected, they have their hands in just as many games as Activision does, suing them would damage a huge portion of the gaming industry.

    Posted: January 3, 2011 7:22 PM
  • fgastoria

    I love Dana ! I love nerd news !

    Posted: December 27, 2010 6:51 PM
  • fgastoria

    I love Dana ! I love nerd news !

    Posted: December 27, 2010 6:50 PM
  • Demon_Ragnarok

    Way to break down a lawsuit with 2 people that apparently have no legal knowledge. This video was thoroughly pointless.

    Posted: December 26, 2010 11:21 AM
  • CuongTheNinja

    I might not know much, but Activision sounds like they're bitching and i hope Infinity Ward becomes a success!

    Posted: December 24, 2010 3:10 PM
  • Master-Omicon

    So the law suit is about Activision getting mad at IW because they joined EA?
    Childish, but then again millions of dollars are at stake so I would sue too.

    Posted: December 24, 2010 8:43 AM
  • Tyri3l

    The wording of the filing just sounds personal and pretentious. It's not enough to just say that West and Zampella intended to leave IW and recruit from within the company. Activision's legal team is being grandiose about it.

    Then you have to consider the circumstances of why West and Zampella wanted to leave and the timing of the agreement between Activision and Bungie. West and Zampella basically wanted to do something new with Call of Duty and Activision just wanted them to keep making Modern Warfare. AND this wasn't the first time they had trouble with Activision.

    If you remember way back when just to be able to get console dev kits for PS3 and 360 and to even be allowed to make Modern Warfare(COD4), they had to agree to make another World War II COD and that was COD2.

    Activision is basically doing to Call of Duty what they did to Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero and Spider-man and Zampella and West didn't want to be locked into Modern Warfare. Then there is the issue of whether or not Activision were withholding contractual bonuses and based on how they operate and giving Bungie the deal that Infinity Ward wanted I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case.

    Ultimately I'm on Respawn's side just because of how the chain of events as far back as 2005 have played out until now and the seeming lack of maturity in how Activision has dealt with West and Zampella.

    Posted: December 23, 2010 9:15 AM
  • SonyNmbrOneGuy

    Beard+Dana= Stephen Johnson...Until this video, I thought they were the same person????

    Posted: December 23, 2010 8:39 AM
  • ninenightmares

    lol i can haz late censorhip anywho i think Dana is like super hottttt thats just me i like hot girls like her lol.

    Posted: December 23, 2010 5:26 AM
  • Tmidiman

    Ok I love seeing my two favorite G4 people, but there is way too much game footage. I was thinking of picking this up next year and had to stop the video for fear of having the game ruined for me.

    That said, SJ, Dana, look forward to seeing you two work together more.

    Posted: December 23, 2010 5:15 AM
  • ShdwFox

    As for my two cents, this garbadge better not touch my Mass Effect 3 or Dragon Age 2 in any capacity or I'll have to strangle activision with my bare hands, hercules style (the lion).

    But on a serious note I'm probably going overboard. But since I have no real sense of impending-lawsuit time I'm just throwing it out there.

    Posted: December 23, 2010 4:53 AM
  • ShdwFox

    @ghetto2u not to mention he has a wife and a kid too lolz

    Posted: December 23, 2010 4:43 AM
  • alaskanhybrid

    @Steven Johnson

    you Sir are a creepy person.

    @ Dana Vinson you are a cool person.

    Posted: December 23, 2010 2:10 AM
  • ghetto2u

    btw i doubt stephen is stirring at danas breasts if for the obvious logical reason of ...he is being recorded on video and is not a dumb person, unlike the ones making those comments.

    Posted: December 23, 2010 12:10 AM
  • ghetto2u

    i hope this goes to trial so activision will lose just like they did with double fine and trying to sue them and ea DEJA VU

    Posted: December 23, 2010 12:06 AM
  • Bowmanganie

    The elephants are about ready to brawl. The grass is praying it doesn't hurt too much. BTW, Germandude74 Stephen should be looking at Dana's lady bags, they are nice and bouncy. I kept l00king. Activision doesn't want this to go to court, that is why they asked for such a ludicrious amount, so that a settlement will be offered and then they can say how wonderful they all are and how happy all parties are to get his matter settled and behind them so they can make great games.

    Posted: December 22, 2010 10:55 PM
  • The Monkey King

    I'm kind of hoping this goes to trial and ActiVision get's their ass kicked.

    Posted: December 22, 2010 10:49 PM
  • vismortis

    Really Activision you need MORE money from COD. I love the games but come on the last two have made over a billion dollars each within 8 weeks of launch and the next one will probably do the same. Shows how the righteous have become that which they despise, Long live the empire.

    Posted: December 22, 2010 10:23 PM
  • LeonEscobar

    Lets just hope this doesn't explode into something disastrous for my gaming experience because im looking forward for MW3 .Black Ops 2 and any other cod title but honestly , why can't the two companies let by gone's be by gone's, their just lighting a wick thats only going to lead to trouble.

    Posted: December 22, 2010 9:25 PM