Thursday, April 22, 2010

I bought Call of Duty

I guess that makes it okay for me to chime in now on this Infinity Ward debacle.

Activision's sudden terminations of Infinity Ward studio heads Jason West and Vince Zampella, mere months after they delivered the biggest launch in entertainment history, has been gaming's second most scandalous story of the year (right after "South Korea rocked by StarCraft betting scandal"). With Activision determined to keep Call of Duty and Modern Warfare going even as Infinity Ward crumbles, gamers will have to decide whether it is the name on the box or those in the credits that matter. The vocal hardcore have certainly made clear whose side they are on, even comparing the treatment of West and Zampella to Jay Leno and NBC's screwing over of Conan O'Brien. We'll see if their deeds are as strong as their words once the next Call of Duty hits.

My take: Seriously? Was Conan acting like a homophobic yayhoo?

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