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Hanbit

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#11 15 years ago
SpartanUhhh, where is this new info? I checked Gamespot, but I only see the original article.

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25772




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#12 15 years ago
Nathan_Kanghttp://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25772[/QUOTE] [quote=TFA]It is not clear as yet if the suit will delay the release of Call of Duty: Big Red One, in development by Activision’s Treyarch Invention studio, and thus far Activision has refused to comment on the case.

Again, it doesn't appear to be new or to indicate a delay of CoD2.




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#13 15 years ago

Ok I Got That Wrong Too Then.... I Dont Read Right...sad%20%28frown%29.gif HOWEVER The Lawsuit Is Kinda Stupid To Me Cause Spark Company Just Wants Money... Its All About Money Money Money.... Also @spartan Since Spark Company Sued Activision There Might Be An Delay For CoD2 Coming Out. And Do You Agree With me That The Lawsuit Is Stupid?? If You Have Xfire This Is The Same Story as the Xfire LawSuit By Yahoo.... [color=yellow]*[/color][color=red]WARNING[/color][color=yellow]*[/color] Activision Can Go Bankrupted... And (No Activision = Nothing Fun)




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#14 15 years ago
Nathan_KangOk I Got That Wrong Too Then.... I Dont Read Right...sad%20%28frown%29.gif HOWEVER The Lawsuit Is Kinda Stupid To Me Cause Spark Company Just Wants Money... Its All About Money Money Money.... Also @spartan Since Spark Company Sued Activision There Might Be An Delay For CoD2 Coming Out. And Do You Agree With me That The Lawsuit Is Stupid?? If You Have Xfire This Is The Same Story as the Xfire LawSuit By Yahoo.... [color=yellow]*[/color][color=red]WARNING[/color][color=yellow]*[/color] Activision Can Go Bankrupted... And (No Activision = Nothing Fun)

First off, I think that 99% of these lawsuits stem from greed, but that does not change the fact that we live in a litigious society and have to deal with this stuff on a daily basis.

Now I do not think that Activision is in such a dire financial situation that they will go bankrupt over one silly lawsuit. $10 million is not that much money to a big company like Activision.

Finally, I do not see any connection between this lawsuit and the release date of CoD2. This lawsuit pertains to the sequal to the console version of CoD, not the PC version. The console version is an entirely different game with an entirely different sequal being made for current-gen hardware. This is not the next-gen CoD2 that has already been confirmed as an XBOX 360 launch title, etc.




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#15 15 years ago

If they end up delaying the Release of any part of the Call Of Duty series it will cause a huge public uproar. /me listens to crowd running down street with riot signs..




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#16 15 years ago
The complaint also says that in November and October 2004, Spark submitted "formal sequel proposals" to Activision. Included in these proposals were "specific creative ideas" for a Finest Hour sequel centering on "'Operation Husky (Landing and Taking Sicily),' and included the '[l]anding on the beach with the Big Red One - [a] classic contested beach landing.'" Spark contends that after its ideas were "summarily rejected," Activision studios Gray Matter and Treyarch began work on Call of Duty: Big Red One, which features Operation Husky.

How the hell can you call a historical event a "specific creative idea", besides if you were going to make a game based on the exploits of the US 1st Infantry Division you'd have to include Operation Husky.




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#17 15 years ago
Nathan_KangOk Now I Know But I Stil Say That Suing Activision Isnt Right.... This Isnt Right.. I Mean This Is Like When Xfire Was Sued By Yahoo.. Dont Everyone Agree With me I Mean Activision Is Like The Best Gaming Company

If Activition screwed around with developers, they deserve to be sued. If they broke the terms of their contract, they deserve to be sued. If they did half of the things Spark is claiming they did, they deserve to be sued. It is up to a court to decide what actually happened, but if they find in favour of Spark, then Activision deserves everything it gets.

Its All About Money Money Money....

OF COURSE IT IS! Did you think all these gaming companies are actually charities, pumping out games with no regard for their own costs simply to help gamers get their fix? No! The clue is in the word 'company'. The only reason companies like Activision and Spark exist is to make money. That's IT. There's nothing more to it. It boggles my mind how so many people here think that companies are actually public services more concerned with your happiness than their own profits...

Also @spartan Since Spark Company Sued Activision There Might Be An Delay For CoD2 Coming Out.

I don't see any mention of CoD2 in there. It seems that CoD2 is being made by a different developer. And Activision is a massive company -- they have enough staff to deal with both this lawsuit AND any issues that need addressing in regards to CoD2.

And Do You Agree With me That The Lawsuit Is Stupid??

No, I don't. If Spark is telling the truth then Activision has been screwing their developers around big-time. If it is found that they are, in fact, telling the truth, Activision could have trouble finding new development teams in the future. It's like asking a known thief to look after your money for you -- you just don't do it.

If You Have Xfire This Is The Same Story as the Xfire LawSuit By Yahoo....

The two incidents are nothing alike aside from the fact that the word 'lawsuit' is involved. It regards a patent breach, and a dubious one at that seeing as Yahoo has not actually seen any of Xfire's source code last time I checked (despite an offer to do so). This lawsuit appears more serious and does need to be addressed. Whether there is any truth in it is another matter, but that is what a court is for.

*[color=red]WARNING[/color][color=yellow]*[/color] Activision Can Go Bankrupted... And (No Activision = Nothing Fun)
  1. Activision is a massive multinational corporation. I haven't bothered looking at statistics -- because frankly I don't care -- but I would imagine they are second only to Electronic Arts in terms of the largest gaming publishers around at the moment. It would take more than a £5.5 million lawsuit to bankrupt them. They probably spend more than that on refilling the vending machines at their offices.
  2. That said, if it turns out that Activision are guilty of all they have been accused of, it could damage their reputation (whatever reputation they had) both with gamers and with developers. If developers can't trust them enough to work with them, it might hamper Activision's ability to put out games in the future. So if I were you I'd be more worried about your beloved company actually being guilty of screwing around their developers, than this lawsuit itself.
  3. 'Nothing fun'?! What are you talking about, man? Activision has about the same ratio of good games:bad games as EA does. If nothing else, any downfall of Activision would simply allow another publisher to step up and make some money (or more likely, allow EA to grow even larger). And they may do a better job of it!
How the hell can you call a historical event a "specific creative idea", besides if you were going to make a game based on the exploits of the US 1st Infantry Division you'd have to include Operation Husky.

Not the historical event itself, but however Spark intended to actually go about portraying it, seems to be the issue here. They brought up the idea, which was rejected by Activision, yet they went with a couple of other developers and did it anyway. You couldn't make a game about a historical event without some creative licence, so any idea they bring forward is going to have 'specific creative ideas' in it.




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#18 15 years ago

I WANT CALL OF DUTY 2 :) it better come out!!!




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#19 15 years ago

But I Love Activision Games Cause Its All Fun Especially Call Of Duty Cause That Is Based On The Worst War Ever And People Could See What There Granddads Did In World War II..... And This MAYBE Will Cause An Delay To Call Of Duty 2 Releasing. This Will Cause An Public Protest Cause This Game Might Be The Game Of The Year. All Im saying Is That This LawSuit Is Nonsense. Spark Makers Can Be Lying Like The Woman Who Lied About The Finger In Her Soup By Wendys




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#20 15 years ago

You don't know this lawsuit is nonsense. You don't have all the facts. Leave that up to the courts to figure out. Companies such as Activision are prone to doing such things, and as such it certainly isn't beyond the realms of possibility to assume that Spark is telling the truth.