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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on March 5 2010 - 18:21

West and Zampella "interrogated" by Activision in a "windowless conference room" for six hours, alleges lawsuit...

According to the details of Jason West and Vince Zampella's lawsuit against Activision, which was filed on Wednesday, the two departed Infinity Ward studio heads were "interrogated" in a "windowless conference room" for six hours as part of a recent Activision investigation.

The lawsuit claims that the investigation began in February of this year and was conducted by Activision's Chief Human Resources Officer, Ann Weiser, and the publisher's Chief Public Policy Officer, George Rose.

According to West and Zampella, "Activision investigators brought other Infinity Ward employees to tears," during the proceedings before threatening the then studio heads with charges of "insubordination" for consoling them.

At this stage, precisely why the investigation took place is unknown, although West and Zampella's lawsuit states that the investigators claimed to be looking into "breaches of contract" and "violations" of company policy at Infinity Ward.

The investigators are also alleged to have stated that West and Zampella, "should have a clear understanding of what they have or have not done," when the pair asked for more information on the nature of the proceedings.

G4 claims to have obtained an internal Activision legal memo calling for any documents within the company, "regarding West and Zampella's communications with Activision's competitors, including but not limited to Electronic Arts".

Rumour and speculation has previously indicated that West and Zampella may have been courting third-parties prior to their dismissal by Activision. On a more official note though, Activision has released the following statement on the matter to a number of press outlets:

"Activision is disappointed that Mr. Zampella and Mr. West have chosen to file a lawsuit, and believes their claims are meritless. Over eight years, Activision shareholders provided these executives with the capital they needed to start Infinity Ward, as well as the financial support, resources and creative independence that helped them flourish and achieve enormous professional success and personal wealth.

"In return, Activision legitimately expected them to honour their obligations to Activision, just like any other executives who hold positions of trust in the company. While the company showed enormous patience, it firmly believes that its decision was justified based on their course of conduct and actions. Activision remains committed to the Call of Duty franchise, which it owns, and will continue to produce exciting and innovative games for its millions of fans."

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By: Anonymous

Added:Thu 19th Apr 2012 20:23, Post No: 849

 

Haw much is the new map pack for mw2


By: Lewi Otc Jonzey

Added:Sat 29th Jan 2011 15:47, Post No: 848

DOES ENYONE NO HOW TO GET ME EVERYTHING UNLOCKED


By: Lewi Otc Jonzey

Added:Sat 29th Jan 2011 15:45, Post No: 847

WHO WANTS TENTH PRESTIGE FOR FREE?

10 PEOPLE


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 29th Jan 2011 15:43, Post No: 846

WHO WANTS TO GET 10TH PRESTIG FOR FREE PS3


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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 29th Oct 2010 23:37, Post No: 845

its an 18 asthats the age teens turn into adults or at least thats what the law says however as most 18 yearolds dont behave in a mature manner thses days i could well see this going up to 21 like in america.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 29th Oct 2010 09:37, Post No: 844

i dont know why it an eighteen though, its practically the same as modern warfares


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 26th Oct 2010 15:53, Post No: 843

moder warfare 2 rules !!! the best game of cod yet man they should start making them 15s again man the 18 certifecate sucks :(  well black ops should be a 15 coz infinity ward are out of business so its treyarch now man hoorah!!!


By: SegaBoy

Added:Mon 20th Sep 2010 11:59, Post No: 842

Why stop at 21 :)


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By: Anonymous

Added:Mon 20th Sep 2010 11:20, Post No: 841

post 840 are you deliberatly trying to act like a retard, i said the age should be put upto 21 at least then some parents might reconsidder purchase for there spoilt children.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sun 19th Sep 2010 17:03, Post No: 840

Strange it says 18 on my COD:MW2 box


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