Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Activision vs. West/Zampella slapfight gets more pathetic


9:20 AM on 04.22.2010
Activision vs. West/Zampella slapfight gets more pathetic photo



The playground antics of Activision and ex-Infinity Ward bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West have been pretty embarrassing overall, but the evil publisher today revealed that it's always willing to sink one step lower and truly drag us into cringe country. Activision has announced it will be redistributing the money it owes Zampella/West to loyal IW workers as a petty parting shot. 

"Vince and Jason had very large bonuses; those bonuses are being redistributed to everybody else, to the people who did not allegedly attempt to steal company secrets," reveals Dam Amrich. "Activision is not pocketing that bonus money; it's still going to the people who work at IW. But you have to work at IW to get it, see? :) I don't want to see talented people screwed out of a paycheck any more than you do."

Considering the fact that Activision has happily demonstrated sneering indifference toward its audience, it's amazing that Activision thinks the gaming community has its back. Comments like these make an already despised publisher look even worse, and the best thing its employees could do is keep their mouths shut. 

This whole thing has been childish and pathetic on both sides of the fence. An incredibly sordid slapfight among considerably sleazy people. I can't believe anybody involved is over the age of fifteen.

Zampella/West bonuses go back to Infinity Ward [CVG]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Activision

4:00 AM on 04.15.2015
Destiny data miners uncover new quests, missions and social spaces

Destiny fans have already uncovered new secrets sitting in the game's recent 1.1.2 content update. While we already knew that there would be a new social space in The Reef, Reddit user ShdwFlm's backstage snooping has confirm...more



2:30 PM on 04.14.2015
Skrillex is on the list of Guitar Hero Live artists

Following this morning's official reveal of the long-leaked Guitar Hero Live, Activision's talking a bit about the core of any music game: the music. Of the 13 announced artists, one sticks out like a sore thumb: Skrillex. Th...more



9:10 AM on 04.14.2015
Guitar Hero Live confirmed, will debut this fall

[Update: A trailer is up, and it looks like a live-action take on Guitar Hero. FMV games are back! The game seems to retail for $99 and will debut on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and even Wii U. More info can be found here....more



View all Activision






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more