Just a few hours ago, Kotaku, among other gaming news sites, posted a story about a team of security guards rushing the Infinity Ward, the creators of the immensely popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 games, headquarters. Just earlier that day, the Vince Zampella and Jason West of Infinity Ward met with Activision, but since earlier this afternoon, no-one had heard from either. At this time, no one knows what happened or what the cause of the SWAT-esq raid was.

But, just minutes after Kotaku’s story went live, we got this:

Jason West, the president of Infinity Ward, if this is to be believed, no longer has a job.

We’ve known Activision to be horrid monsters in every sense of the word, but how stupid can they be to fire a guy who brought in multi-billion dollars? Infinity Ward might have talked about going a new direction with the company, whether it was creating a new IP, or branching off from Activision entirely. Activision hates to lose, and they very well could have taken drastic measures to ensure they got what they wanted.

I will be continuing to check Kotaku and other news sites for more information in the morning.

I feel like it’s just a matter of time before we lose MW2’s servers. THAT would freak me out.

Needless to say, it’s sort of a spooky night for gamers.

[UPDATE] The news is spreading like wild fire. Many have claimed that it is a joke. This is real news people; no reason to do something like this just for publicity. I doubt we’re going to get more information tonight, so continue watching Kotaku for more information. I’m going to bed.

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