Activision community man (and former games writer) Dan Amrich has taken to Facebook to chat with people about his employer’s recent public relations issues. I don’t think he’s helping things.
Attempting to shed light on the legal mess surrounding the fate of bonus payments due to Activision staffers who worked on Modern Warfare 2, Amrich writes:
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. (Please see Activision’s countersuit for details about Vince and Jason’s surreptitious attempts to photocopy and scan sensitive documents.) 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.
He… has a point. From an administrative point of view. Maybe even a legal one, too. But are either of those things necessarily right?