EA Straight Up Calls Activision’s lawsuit ‘Absurd’

Now that Infinity Ward’s Jason West and Vince Zampella and Activision have settled their lawsuit out of court, thus denying the gaming press months of delicious airing-of-dirty-laundry, we can all get back to the important business of constantly pointing out the high achieving mediocrity of Activision games. Well, not quite. First we need to check in and see what the interested parties have to say.

Hmmm, nothing it seems. The terms are confidential. But that hasn’t stopped the other party in this legal mess, Electronic Arts, from offering up their opinion on the matter. Fresh from their own settlement with Activision, in a statement given to Kotaku, an EA spokesman served up this little bon mot:

Activision’s refusal to pay their talent and attempt to blame EA were absurd. This settlement is a vindication of Vince and Jason, and the right of creative artists to collect the rewards due for their hard work.

You know what else is absurd? Trying to figure out who to root for in a cat fight between Activision and EA. OHSNAPSON.

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6 Comments on EA Straight Up Calls Activision’s lawsuit ‘Absurd’

Friar

On June 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

“You know what else is absurd? Trying to figure out who to root for in a cat fight between Activision and EA. OHSNAPSON.”

Can we root for them destroy each other?

Friar

On June 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm

*to

Jonathan

On June 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

With the stuff I know from reading about these two companies. I’d side with Activision over EA, Activision may or may not treat their staff right with pays, but they don’t treat their customers like a piggybank.

GarynDakari

On June 2, 2012 at 1:17 am

Siding with EA for sure. Activision’s the only game company I hate enough to boycott(Last game I played that they had anything to do with was Jedi Academy from 2003), and the biggest reason has to do with them firing and not paying their employees.

Anathemize

On June 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

@Jonathan

So coming out with the same game just new maps and a few new guns, every year and then charges for more map packs for the remainder of the year isnt using customers as a piggy bank? Both EA and Activision are greedy. We can only hope that an earthquake occurs and kills both of them.

Wesker1984

On June 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I’m suprised they dont ” up calls” this.