Well this was unexpected. Infinity Ward
community manager Robert Bowling, known as fourzerotwo, recently posted some choice words about Activision
producer Noah Heller. Specifically, Bowling asks Heller to "stop doing interviews," saying that he needs to stop comparing Call of Duty: World at War
to Call of Duty 4
and that the game can "stand on it's [sic] own merits." Bowling then cites a "bullshit quote" from a recent CVG interview in which Heller states that previous Call of Duty
titles required several shots with bolt action rifles to make a kill and says that Treyarch has corrected this in World at War
. Responded Bowling: "WTF are you talking about?! ... First of all, you didn't work on 'previous Call of Dutys
', so don't talk as if you're down with how / why things were designed the way they were. Second, you're completely fucking wrong."
Bowling concludes that World at War
has many good features and that Activision would be better off promoting them instead of comparing the game to previous titles. He notes that the media should interview someone from Treyarch that "knows what the fuck they're talking about" and not "Senior Super Douche Noah Heller from Activision - who apparently has never played the game and doesn't even work at the developer." Yowch. Soap operas aren't this good.