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Call of Duty Elite. Kotick wants you to pay monthly for game stats.

It looks like the Social Media integration that Bobby Kotick wanted to add to the Call of Duty franchise is a paid monthly subscription service for stats, heatmaps and videos.  Basically everything that Bungie has been providing for free since Halo2 or what free mods for CounterStrike like psychostats have been doing for even longer. Why anyone would pay for this I don’t know.  But I didnt think that consumers would pay for the...

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'Infinity Ward Employee Group' sue Activision for up to 625 mill

A group of former and current employees of Infinity Ward have sued Activition for thier latest tactics which have caused 26 staffers to leave the company so far.  G4 has their hands on the court documents that allege that Activision held developers ‘hostage’ because they “improperly withheld this specifically identifiable sum of money from the members of IWEG in order to force them to keep working for Activision so...

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Learn2Boycott noobs!!

Because gamers can’t not have the latest shiny thing, even if it is bad for them and the publisher is ripping them off, they have made Modern Warfare 2 one of the best launches in history and allowed that asshole Bobby Kotick to cash in 20 million in stock options. The man at the helm of the company that is milking you for 3 releases of Guitar Hero a year that could easily be song packs.  The captain of the ship that is taking away...

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Infinity Ward, you broke my heart

You might have heard, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward has shafted us PC gamers quite deeply with its release of the game. There was some nerd rage, and talk of boycotts, but all I see on Steam and Twitter are people playing the damn game. Which doesn’t surprise me. So what has IW done to deserve my ire? No dedicated servers: A matchmaking service like XBOX Live, host advantage, no mods, no custom game types, no...

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