id Software Lawsuit


According to a subscription-only story on the Wall Street Journal website, id software co-founder Adrian Carmack has filed a lawsuit against the Mesquite, Texas based developer following his dismissal from the company earlier this year. According to Carmack, he was fired by the other owners after he wouldn't take a $20 million buyout offer, and contends id turned down an acquisition offer from Activision just to get his shares for a lower price. This supposed Activision offer, made last year, offered id Software $90 million for the rights to Quake, DOOM and Wolfenstein and supposedly Activision was considering a $105 million bid for the entire company as well. According to the court filing, Carmack claims his share would've been 41%. Thanks Blues News.

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    September 27, 2005 3:14 PM

    ugh. I hate this kind of things on my fav dev team.

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      September 27, 2005 3:44 PM

      ditto :(

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      September 27, 2005 4:47 PM

      Same here.

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      September 27, 2005 8:51 PM

      Where's the Discovery Channel when you need'em. like American Chopper, only American Developer.

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