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  • jesterbunk jesterbunk Apr 6, 2010 12:00 AM Flag

    Over 648,000 DLCs purchased as I am writing this post

    So MS waived their 30% fee?

    Btw, see the news about a Lead Designer and Lead Engineer resigning from IW last week? Both with 8 years experience. I recall us having a conversation when ATVI did their power grab that it could have consequences.

    Doesn't matter though... company doesn't need key talent to succeed... who needs the goose that lays golden eggs when you can get any goose...

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    • there's plenty of available talent (laid off from EA, newkids, etc), so these two will hardly be missed. now if they had all quit before the MW2 release, that would be a totally different story.

      in fact this is actually a positive as fresh talent will bring fresh ideas.

      most likely, these two developers quit to start their own small company and develop iPad & iPhone games :-)

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      • So people who were laid off from other companies are an equal match for people who are senior leads at the most successful studio in the world, who have 8 years of institutional knowledge of the tools and practices there.

        I have to say it's bizarre the way people try to rationalize the loss of talent like it's completely irrelevant. If that's the case, then talent truly means nothing and why don't they develop all their games in India? Since everyone is equal, might as well get the cheapest.

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