Analysts expressed concern today over a major conflict at the Infinity Ward studio – developer of Activision Blizzard’s biggest video game success to date – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Gamer sites have reported that the two studio heads have left, a day after Activision reported it was concluding an inquiry into “breaches of contract and insubordination by two senior employees.” Activision did not immediately respond to our questions about whether the two incidents were related.
With a never-ending need for better battery life and performance from netbooks and eReaders, there was welcome news this week from chipmakers Intel, Nvidia and Freescale on more efficient processors.
Intel released a faster version of its latest “Pine Trail”-codenamed Atom processor, lifting it to a 1.83Ghz clock speed from 1.66Ghz. Nvidia said its new ION separate graphics processor would give a 10x graphics performance improvement over Pine Trail netbooks that just use integrated graphics.Freescale promised faster page turns , higher resolution and longer battery life on eReaders from its new chip.