Friday, 6 August 2010

Pro Paintballer Accuses Activision "Stealing" His Identity

Activision can't seem to get out of their own way lately. In an interview with GamesRadar, professional paintballer Greg Hastings, who's latest game greg Hastings Paintball 2 is being released by Majesco, had some harsh things to say about the publisher of his prior games, Activision:
"I had to fire Activision for doing such a poor job. Activision tried to steal my franchise. Within 24 hours of me shipping my PlayStation 2 game, Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball Max'd, they sent me a letter and they said, 'We feel you've abandoned your franchise, and we're going to commence making games called Greg Hastings Paintball without Greg Hastings.’"

"They made us spend a whole pile of money and we won unanimously in court. A billion-dollar company tried to steal my identity, and I was able to fight and regain my identity. That's why I'm on cloud nine; I fought the giant and I'm a success story against Activision."
Mr. Hastings says a lot of spurious things, so I have to question the validity of his statement, despite the fact that this seems like the kind of power play Activision would pull.

Greg Hastings Paintball 2 launches on September 14th.

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