"Activision has apparently uninvited Dutch porn star Kim Holland from a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 party in Amsterdam. The gaming outfit was apparently unaware of Holland’s previous works, so to speak, and when it pulled her invitation shortly before the event. Writing in her blog, Holland said she was unpleasantly surprised by the decision and described it as hypocritical. Holland is a big fan of the CoD series and she seems to be a keen gamer. Holland then went on to question Activision’s moral priorities."
Gamasutra penned an exposé delving into the lack of female leads in video games, and what they revealed probably doesn't come as a surprise to anybody...
Charging for online play is coming soon
Apparently, no one was paying much attention when Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision, said that he would like to create a subscription model for Call of Duty. He isn’t the only one that is talking about the fact that they would like to see the console online play model make a radical shift -- from free to pay to play.
Activision created a "police state" and conducted secret "interrogations" inside Modern Warfare studio Infinity Ward following the infamous West/Zampella incident, an employee lawsuit has claimed.
Nearly 40 current and past Infinity Ward employees filed the suit against Activision earlier this year - and after amending their legal documents they're now looking for $216 million in "punitive damages and unpaid bonuses," reports Kotaku.
We live in a world where we have multiple platforms for gaming. PC, PS3, 360, WII, etc. Each platform has varying amounts of power when it comes to playing games. Games are released across several platforms and the platforms that have the weakest specs or the worst controls tend to get the watered down, crappier versions of the games released.
"Approximately thirty-five others" have left Call of Duty series creator and Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward since owner Activision fired the studio's two lead executives, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said today, with more expected to follow.
The spat has all the plot points of a classic Hollywood throwdown: stars, studios, dueling lawsuits, secret meetings, and lots of money. Except this one isn't about movies. It's about video games.
Last November, band No Doubt sued Activision over the use of the band's likeness in the form of in-game avatars being used in non-No Doubt songs.
The LA Times reports that Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kenji Machida ruled in favor of the band and denied Activision's claim that it could use First Amendment freedom-of-speech rights to cover the use of the band's images for general use.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, one of the top-selling games of all time, has been a huge boon to its publisher, Activision Blizzard. But on Wednesday, the fate of that game franchise may have taken a bite out of its publisher’s stock price.
In an up market on Wednesday, Activision’s shares fell 3 percent to $11.90.
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