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Naughty Dog Asked Activision to Let them Include Crash Bandicoot in Fan Art Contest; Got Denied

by on July 12, 2014 6:14 PM 177

Naughty Dog is holding a fan art design contest to celebrate its 30th anniversary, prompting fans to create their own artwork related to Uncharted, The Last of Us and Jak and Daxter in order to win some definitely spiffy prizes.

As you probably noticed, there’s at least one relevant name missing from the list, and that’s Crash Bandicoot, which made Naughty Dog popular to begin with in the era of the first PlayStation. Of course fans asked on the comments of the PlayStation Blog whether the famous character could be included, but Community Strategist Eric Monacelli’s answer was unfortunately negative.

Sorry no Crash… : (

Another fan asked if they could just ask Activision (who owns the rights for the IP) for permission, and unfortunately Monacelli’s reply was again negative.

We asked. It’s not something we can offer for this.

Monacelli also added that fans living in Europe can still enter the contest, but unfortunately won’t be eligible for prizes.

Interestingly, this unfortunate denial of the possibility of using Naughty Dog’s own creation comes right as Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House told The Telegraph that he “wouldn’t close the door” on a future return of the franchise.

Talking about prizes, they’re definitely very interesting:

Grand Prize (One Winner)

  • A trip to Los Angeles, CA to attend the Opening of the Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Art Show on September 27th, 2014 and to meet and mingle with the Naughty Dog Team as well as a lunch and a tour at the Naughty Dog Studio. Trip will include a [domestic] round trip ticket to Los Angeles and lodging for 2 nights. Winner will also receive the below:
  • 1 Copy of Art of Naughty Dog Limited Edition Book, signed by the Naughty Dog Team
  • The Last of Us Remastered PS4
  • The Last of Us PS3
  • Uncharted 3 PS3
  • Uncharted 2 PS3
  • Uncharted 1 PS3
  • Jak and Daxter Collection PS3
  • The winning art will appear at Gallery Nucleus for the Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Art Show

Special Guest Judge Pick (Two Winners)

  • $400 Cash Prize
  • 1 Copy of the Art of Naughty Dog Limited Edition Book
  • The Last of Us Remastered PS4
  • The Last of Us PS3
  • Uncharted 3 PS3
  • Uncharted 2 PS3
  • Uncharted 1 PS3
  • Jak and Daxter Collection PS3
  • The winning art will appear at Gallery Nucleus for the Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Art Show

Guest Judge Pick (Two Winners)

  • $300 Cash Prize
  • 1 Copy of The Art of Naughty Dog Art Book Standard Edition
  • The Last of Us Remastered PS4
  • The Last of Us PS3
  • Uncharted 3 PS3
  • Uncharted 2 PS3
  • Uncharted 1 PS3
  • Jak and Daxter Collection PS3
  • The winning art will appear at Gallery Nucleus for the Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Art Show

Gallery Nucleus Pick (One Winner)

  • $300 Cash Prize
  • The winning art will appear at Gallery Nucleus for the Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Art Show

The deadline for submissions is August 5th, while voting will end on September 9th.

If you want to participate all you have to do is to roll up your sleeves, go to the contest page and follow the instructions, but remember, no Crash allowed.

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  • Nuragna

    Wow…Iv never used this word in an online post in my life…but this deserves it for me…Activision is… “EVIL” its just an art contest…wow..no soul in that headquarters

  • Kuro-Law

    Activision why are you such twats.

  • Антон Иванов

    I know how we can get the message to Activision: let’s cancel preorders for upcoming CoD

    • Guest

      People are ordered? o__O

    • Guest

      People ordered!? o___O

    • Rower

      People ordered!? o___O

      • Delsin Rowe

        is that a word? lol

        • Rower

          Yes.

    • Kuro-Law

      Ordered did people?? o____O

      • Rower

        Check your grammar! : D

    • ass…

      If you really want to send them a message dont pre order Destiny or COD..

      • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

        They did the based thing by favoring the PS4 version.
        So that’s good.

        But this? This is so not based.

        • HawaiianDread

          I don’t know man, if you want to hurt them to the point they change their mind then go for their wallets, only way I see activision reacting to the fans who piss off about them doing nothing about crash.

          That means both COD (which I haven’t touch in years now) and Destiny but the downside to that is we hurting Bungie also :(

          • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

            Hmm…maybe buy the game, then buy the based DLC, then sell the game?
            We gotta rub the Xbots nose in that DLC some how.

          • HawaiianDread

            Naw man just enjoy the game don’t pay any mind to the fanboys, if you do that you just playing on their level, which in my case is a pathetic level to play at.

          • twinspectre

            i hope you’re trolling because if Not then im sorry but i have a bad news for you

          • Redinferno124

            He is. Apparently he’s actual an Xbot doing some reverse trolling. For what purpose is beyond me.

          • twinspectre

            he is what a troll or a stupid ? ;)

          • Redinferno124

            Both?

          • twinspectre

            lol

          • Shawn

            believe me 80% of gamers who game on xbox dont care about that dlc …

          • superkarma

            It’s a good thing you talk for that 80% (a random number you just pulled outta your ass) of xbox gamers.

          • Dickbutt

            “We gotta rub the Xbots nose in that DLC some how.”

            Seriously, how old are you? How does anything Xbox fans do affect you? How does anything ANY other console companies/owners affect what you do? Goddamnit, just play games and enjoy them, stop worrying about fanboys and stop being one. People like you is exactly what is wrong with almost every gaming community. Just blatantly narrow-minded.

          • twinspectre

            you’re not hurting bungie , since Activision is the Investor for Destiny
            ACTIVISION need to change

          • Lord Sorrow

            Unfortunately, sometimes the good have to suffer with the bad. We see it all the time in the world.

        • NeoTechni

          You are using the word based incorrectly.

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      • twinspectre

        i will NOT buy Destiny and Call of Duty , but im sure you will buy both games

      • Shawn

        I really want Destiny, though. COD? I stopped buying those after Black Ops 1. I learned my lesson.

    • True_Fan

      What about Destiny, lol you ps4 fans are hilarious.

      • Delsin Rowe

        bungie is the studio behind destiny, so we play that game. the ip is not belong to activision.but cod is for them. try harder troll.

      • Redinferno124

        Your timing is impeccable, can’t seem to ignore being baited can you?

        • True_Fan

          No I just laugh because if you want to hurt Activision, why not take a swipe at their $500 million investment, he said COD because it’s synonymous with XBOX.

          • http://eternalgamers.boards.net/ SkinnyAssGamer

            Activision doesn’t own Bungie anyway their just funding the project.

          • Redinferno124

            Yet you treat everyone who owns a PS like they’re dumb. You bring up a good point, but leave the trolling at home.

          • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

            He really should take a page out of the PS fan book.
            We never mistreat our Xbot brothers. They get just the right treatment they deserve.

          • Redinferno124

            Which would never of happened had a majority of the Xbox Community not treat those who purchased PS3s back when it had its growing pains like second class trash and continuously choose to rub timed Cod DLC in the PS communities face over the last 7 years, not to mention the BS with the GTA 4 DLC. Don’t get me started on Skyrim.

            The point is, all this petty fighting started when the Halo Gears bros thought they were better than everyone else and now they are surprised and angry that the shoe is on the other foot?

            The ones currently complaining about Bungie are these very hypocrites.

            You know what they say though, “it’s only funny when it happens to someone else.”

          • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

            Yeah, the PS faithful had never rubbed anyone’s noses in anything.
            We’re also so good that we don’t become hypocrites and troll back but be a good example and turn the other cheek.

          • Redinferno124

            I wouldn’t go that far as they’re some very immature PS fans out there too. Some are on this site even. My point is that every argument has an origin and this one started the day 360 came out. It’s OK if you like one series over another, but to act like its trash because its not on Xbox or PS4 is very ignorant and childish and only cements you as a biased shill.

            Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression and so many waste it bashing games they don’t even play.

          • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

            Yep, Sony fans were never annoying or on any sort of high horse before the 360 (I haven’t seen a single one on this site either).

            he PS2 and PS1 were both the dominant consoles in their time but did the PS fans gloat about this? NOPE! They were quite humble.
            But when the 360 was in “first place” they gloated like no end. WE wouldn’t do that.

            All the Xbots fault, those victim complex fanboys.

          • Redinferno124

            You could say it truly began with Xbox Live as before that, no gamer anywhere really had that much communication with others.

          • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

            No gamer had any GOOD communication with others until PS+.
            Steam is nothing but a giant joke with maybe 2 people still actively using it.

          • Jessie Bristol

            I can’t tell if your account is a joke account. Everything you say seems to be in a sarcastic manner. If that is the case, then hats off to you.

            Reading your posts in such a way is pretty funny.

          • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

            Only an Xbot, Nintendrone, orMustard Rance would think I’m a joke account.

            I’m just as based as any other PS fan on this site. My views reflect a lot of theirs anyway.

          • Stickz

            then that says more about this site than about you.

          • Redinferno124

            I think it’s a joke account man. Look at the other comments he has made. I should have caught it earlier.

          • superkarma

            Yeah, it is. He’s an Xbox fanboy doing some reverse trolling.

          • Redinferno124

            Why? That’s utterly stupid.

          • superkarma

            No idea, but I agree. He’s worse than some of the other straight up trolls I’ve come across. Just flag em and ignore em. :)

          • Stickz

            I really hope for your own mental health you are trolling. You call out everyone except your own kind (ps fans in this case), how can there be a war when it only comes from 1 side. Im just disgusted by the fact that i belong to the same group of people as you (as ps fan).

            Yes im a Sony fan, at least im not a delusional idiot who spreads fanboy related bullcrap everywhere like you. Your fanboyism prevents you from enjoying good games on other platforms. A real gamer doesn’t put down a certain console, he rather glorifies all consoles.

            please change your picture, you are not worthy of luffy’s face.

          • Redinferno124

            Yawn

            Go look at my history if you are so sure I’m this so
            called “fanboy.” Hell, I’m probably one of the few people who can argue and still have fun without embarrassing myself.

            I don’t care if what I said bothers you, I really don’t. If you had actually bothered to read any of my past comments, you would know that I don’t care for fanboys in general. I do in fact game on a PS4, but I’m not a shill. Also when did I put down the Xbox?

            I’m criticizing its fan-base, they troll just as hard as PS fans and act like they are the victims.

            And I find it said that you signed up just to whine about a comment from a random user.

            The only fanboy here is YOU! You’re just pissed I don’t share your views.

            Don’t waste my time if your just gonna assume everything is a troll attempt. Both consoles have crappy followings. FACT!

          • Stickz

            you are so unbiased, the halogears bros call everyone out, but the ps2 users ofc didnt, it couldn’t be!

            I react to the reaction you made, not to your history of reactions. the FACT is you are spreading bullshit, both camps started the war not only xbox or sony fans. By saying that u portrait yourself as a fanboy who is just writing random things about xbox users.

            ‘I’m criticizing its fan-base, they troll just as hard as PS fans and act like they are the victims.’ yes and vice verca so if you are really not a fanboy, why would you even write that stuff?

            I’m not pissed about anything, its just retarded to see people spreading bullcrap like you are saying: they started the flame war, not us!

            It’s sad that you expect me to delve into your history, fully analyze evert comment ever made by you and base my reaction of off that. I react on the stuff you wrote now, not the stuff you wrote 3 years ago or whenever.

            I agree on the part that the consoles have crappy followings, but why pour oil on the fire?

          • Redinferno124

            I’m still confused why you’re getting so bothered. Nothing I’ve said is remotely close to the kind of behavior you’re describing. I stayed away during E3 because of the warzone every article became.

            I still take offense at being called a fanboy of any kind. if I had $400 I’d buy an X1 today, but we don’t all get what we want, so I’ll remain satisfied with my PS4 in the meantime. That was the point of me telling you to look at my history if you were so sure I was a fanboy. It’s not like I actually expected you to look through it all lol!

            You are confusing me and Based Sony, who I’m pretty sure is a joke account. It’s true that they’re many users who troll Xbox articles looking to bait people, but the same goes for the other side too. Many of us aren’t like that.

            Don’t judge me based of a few obvious trolls. I am above them.

          • Stickz

            there is one comment of Based Sony i confused yours with,

            but this:
            ‘The point is, all this petty fighting started when the Halo Gears bros thought they were better than everyone else and now they are surprised and angry that the shoe is on the other foot?’

            I am bothered because a community (especially gears and halo)is called out for stuff which was both ways. You didn’t think sony fans would gloat with their exclusives? A lot of 12yo’s prob started feeling die Führer with halo and gears, but to call out a whole community for that?

          • Redinferno124

            I called out that group because they are the ones acting like Bungie has wronged them right now. Halo fans hate Bungie now because Sony paid for a majority of the marketing rights. Notice where I said “a majority” not all, but a lot.

            I hate when people brag about having something that someones else doesn’t (in this case, DLC) and acting like it’s genius, but then immediately turns around when it happens to them? WTF! That’s the definition of being a hypocrite.

            And you are right, Sony fans gloat A LOT more about their exclusives, but can you sit here and tell me how it’s not irritating to have to sit here and listen to fanboys constantly tell people that games like Uncharted and TLOU suck because they didn’t sell as much as Halo? Most of them never play them or have no intention of ever playing them so how would they know without trying?

            These are the people I’m calling out and they know who they are.

          • Stickz

            I really dont care about people who say a game i love sucks, you should try to ignore them. Like i do….most of the time….
            But hey we are just human right?

          • Stickz

            sorry i was a bit harsh, but what i said still stands, no reason to call out whole communities cause a small portion of the userbase are crybabies. I just wish fanboys could keep their mouth shut and enjoy gaming. I really dont know any site where non of this console bullshit is goin on and I can actually have a normal discussion about games.

          • Redinferno124

            Dualshockers is the best you’re gonna get. It’s small enough that it will most likely avoid becoming trash like IGN, but still big enough to have a following.

          • Stickz

            I don’t like IGN but I love the guy from the UK podcasts, Greg Miller if im not mistaken. Sorry again for overreacting, but its 4:30 am here and im drunk…oh wait im not.

          • Redinferno124

            No big.

          • bigevilworldwide

            Too bad you geniuses don’t know how to spell though, I guess that Microjizz really does make you stupider…It’s BIASED not BASED. What exactly is based Sony since you were stupid enough to create the name no doubt trying to spell biased Sony

          • Redinferno124

            Kinda funny though.

          • Brian Murphy

            Yeah, that 500 million dollar investment is over a 10 year period, genius. They didn’t invest the entirety into just what will be released when the game launches. Jesus Christ, do some research.

            “Bungie signed an agreement with Activision in 2010 to develop and publish four Destiny games over the next decade, and grants the developer with freedoms in terms of game design and creative approach with the franchise. “If you’re making a $500 million bet you can’t take that chance with someone else’s IP. The stakes for us are getting bigger,” Kotick said at the the Milken conference.”

        • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

          It’s sad how they think obvious bait is legitimate comments or trolling.

    • http://eternalgamers.boards.net/ SkinnyAssGamer

      yeah i agree. We should hold a petition to Activision and force them into selling Crash Bandicoot back to Sony and Naughty Dog.

      • True_Fan

        If sony really wanted it they could buy it, but they simply can’t afford it.

        • http://eternalgamers.boards.net/ SkinnyAssGamer

          Yes they can. i heard they been in talks with Activision in a rumor sadly the rumors went quiet but a petition would stir it back up again and with fans support on Sony side we could win and force Activision into a deal with Sony to give back Crash Bandicoot for good this time!

          • True_Fan

            Sometimes you have to over pay, but sony is probably trying to low ball them. It may seem like a big hit, but over the long term it will be beneficial.

          • http://eternalgamers.boards.net/ SkinnyAssGamer

            Of course Activision wants Sony to over pay because their greedy F*cks.

          • Negi Springfield

            I wonder.. How much Activision would want though… About 150M – 200M ?

          • Delsin Rowe

            dont answer him bro, he is a pathetic xbone troll.

          • AdrianHD

            Fan support or petitions will never do this. You’re talking about money. Activision isn’t going to lose money due because you want Crash.

        • Delsin Rowe

          and how do you know that troll?

        • superkarma

          Using that pathetic logic, I guess Microsoft and every other company out there can’t afford it either. After all, none of them have bought it yet.

          • Delsin Rowe

            flag and pass on bro. he is a troll working for M$

          • superkarma

            Yeah, I know. No worries. I, as well as many others, have already embarrassed him enough. Time to move on and go back to my shows :)

          • Delsin Rowe

            yeah, be ready for destiny beta :)
            i know you love it like me :D

          • True_Fan

            Crash was really never that good, I did enjoy crash team racing though.

          • superkarma

            What does that have to do with what I said? Keep reaching.

          • Delsin Rowe

            Just please everyone, don’t answer him!
            crash was not good enough? your life is such a waste.

          • Stickz

            I already knew, but just realized, that activision owns spyro and crash….
            I’m done…

          • http://eternalgamers.boards.net/ SkinnyAssGamer

            Pfftt… of course Crash wasn;t that good because their is no Pew Pew Shooting and blood and guts like most you Xbox Fanboy Trolls like.

          • Reece Walton

            get this petition would be a great idea and show sony that there are more crash fans than they thought

          • Negi Springfield

            Skinny , We , PlayStation fans should petition against this madness , Force them to include Crash Bandicoot in the Fan-art contest or something… Or better yet , Sell the damn IP or something , Since they aren`t doing jack s*** with it.

          • Negi Springfield

            And you`re retarded..

            Crash Bandicoot is one of the games that bought Sonic The Hedgehog to the ground.

          • AdrianHD

            Sony isn’t making money as it is. You think they would spend money on Crash right now? Microsoft doesn’t want it because no one on the Xbox side would care. 3D platformers aren’t a very promising market unless you have a gimmick, you’re Mario, you’re Lego, or you’re a licensed game.

          • Elvick

            They spent 70 million on a game that went no where. That people whined about being cancelled.

            3D platformers aren’t a promising market, because no one markets them. Thus, no one knows about them. People always cry about no “kid friendly games”, because they’re never advertised.

            Then you have things like Skylanders that get pushed with actual marketing and… boom. Sales.

            Any game needs a company to actually invest in it to succeed. You can’t just release something and wait for it to sell 10 million on word of mouth. That doesn’t work in this industry.

      • Orange Lightning

        You could help by signing this similar petition:
        http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/bring-back-bandicoot.html

  • BlackestNight63

    If they won’t even allow for Crash to be used in an art contest, what makes people think that they’ll allow Sony to get the IP back?

    • http://www.youtube.com/PathOfJioFreed Danny DeMent

      Because one gets them money.

      • Giuseppe Nelva

        This sounds like a sound explanation.

      • BlackestNight63

        That was a rhetorical question.

  • Jecht_Sin

    No Crash? Why? Just why?

  • Swagbito uchiha

    Screw You Activision!! Is It Too Much To Ask For You Just For Some Fan Art?????
    Fu*k This Shit…

    http://gifsec.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/03/Fuck-This-GIF.gif

  • superkarma

    If you don’t want anyone doing anything relating to the franchise (even a damn art contest) then do something with the IP, Activision. Either do something with it yourselves or sell it back to its rightful owners…but do something. At this point, it’s just getting ridiculous.

  • Negi Springfield

    http://i.imgur.com/1ENkKAd.gif

    Activision Sucks -_-

  • Mus1ckFPS

    if it wasn’t for Destiny i wouldn’t be ordering a damn thing from Activision

    • BlackestNight63

      Part of me still doesn’t want to buy it bc Activision is calling the shots.

    • Orange Lightning

      Or just don’t buy Destiny! I’ve been boycotting Activision for years, now. They’ve killed Crash Bandicoot and Spyro, and won’t let anyone else do anything with them. The same thing happened with PlayStation All-Stars, Crash and Spyro were two of the most request characters for that game, yet Sony wasn’t allowed to use them. Activision only supports franchises that can be explored annually, and which include some sort of gimmick such as toys, DLC or Elite subscriptions, so those franchises can stay profitable between releases. As business strategists, they’re very smart, but it seems like they don’t have any passion for video games, they only see it as a business. Of course a publisher wants to make as much profit as possible, but at least other publishers like Sony and Ubisoft still see games as an art, and release games such as Sly Cooper: Thives in Time or Rayman Legends, even though they could be working on more profitable franchises, because they value creativity and see games as an art, not just a business. Activision only cares about releasign the same CoD crap and more Skylanders toys every year, it’s ridiculous.

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  • Mitch

    Activsion, please sell the IP to Sony. Please, FFS!

  • http://OwlGames24.com/ Tom Neil

    Hahaha like TheRunning King say really activision? http://www.OwlGames24.com have better games than this!

  • True_Fan

    Lol ps4 fans thought sony and Activision had a partnership, NOPE it’s just business.

    • superkarma

      They do have a partnership…for Destiny. No one thought it went deeper than that. Stop trolling. You’re terrible at it.

      • True_Fan

        Yup for Destiny only, have fun wishing for Crash because sony can’t afford to buy it back.

        • superkarma

          Please refer to my last 2 sentences above.

        • Ibrahim Chhaya

          This kid thinks a multi-million dollar company like Sony can’t buy a little IP back! Dude you seriously suck at trolling.

      • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

        Yeah, nobody ever said that Activision or Bungie were now best buds with Sony or anything. There’s no proof anywhere of that being said.
        Grasping at straws.

      • HawaiianDread

        Lol he always troll PS articles I tend to ignore him.

        • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

          I always wonder why they feel the need to troll PS articles?
          The PS fans don’t go out of their way to troll XB articles.

          • HawaiianDread

            Well some of the fanboys on our side do, so it goes both ways.

      • Brian Murphy

        Actually, I’d argue that they have a partnership with Bungie, not Activision. Activision’s simply investing in the Destiny IP for the next 10 years. Bungie, specifically, was involved in at the very least, the Dualshock 4 development. Not sure Activision did anything, really.

  • Delsin Rowe

    so this ip still belongs to activision? what a waste !
    i know what to do, i’m not playing/buying cod for the second year in a row.

  • Sly Cooper

    These pricks deny the people who originally made this franchise just for a celebration of their 30th anniversary? It’s a fan art competition Activision! They’re not making any money off of this. Or at least the amount of zeroes you want to see anyway.

    • http://eternalgamers.boards.net/ SkinnyAssGamer

      At least we still have you Sly Cooper :D

      Hopefully no one doesn’t steal you away ;) see what i did their “Steal”?

    • True_Fan

      Maybe if you ps4 fans educated yourselves you would learn there are no white knights in business. STOP thinking sony is a charity, they would do the same in a heartbeat.

      • Sly Cooper

        Yeah, tell that to nintendo on evo last year.

      • Sly Cooper

        What business? This is a fan art competition.

        • True_Fan

          Yup, that is how it starts, then its starts getting people all riled up trying to put pressure on Activision to do something they don’t want to do. Hence why they didn’t allow it.

          • Sly Cooper

            And how would you know that?

          • Skeeter49

            Now you could have said that the first time, but instead you chose to insult people and a fanbase, to prove how much of an idiot you are.

          • Wargreymon559 .

            You’re as stupid on here as you are on N4G. Seriously you’re one of the most deluded moron’s I have ever had the pleasure of seeing write nothing but BS.Keep it up you may eventually get a prize.

          • Kingdom17

            The difference being on here his voice isn’t limited….

          • Creed

            True_Fraud you’re an idiot.

      • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

        Please.
        Sony is the most based company to ever exist. They would probably let M$ have a go at some of their IPs (not that they would, they know M$ would ruin them) because they, like their fanbase, are compassionate and love all aspects gaming.

      • Sly Cooper

        Also, I’m a fan from playstation starting the ps1 era to be correct, pssh prejudice baka.

      • Skeeter49

        “Maybe if you PS4 fans educated yourselves.” The moment you proved you’re an idiot.

  • Brian Murphy

    Can we do a kickstarter campaign to egg Activision employees leaving corporate HQ? Or would that be illegal?

  • Solid Snake

    What use is it just sitting on the IP. Sell it back to Sony or fuking make a game of it.

    FUK u Activition.

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNHs-Wpr24PIsKl5CV8Xtw Vulcan Spectre

    This basically confirms no Crash on the PS4. I will not support this piece of shit developer anymore. I just wish others would follow suit, but nobody else will boycott them. A message will not be sent, it’s meaningless for you to cancel an order for a game like Destiny, something that will be a truly great experience, just to take away such a small sum of money away from Activition.

    And CoD? People will always play that shit. Luckily for us, each new iteration is worse than the last. They are killing themselves with that one.

    • Orange Lightning

      I’ve been boycotting Activision for a few years, too… Sadly, Call of Duty is super popular among the “dudebro” gamer crowd, and Skylanders sells like water to kids mesmerized by it “magic toy portal”, even though the game itself is mediocre at best. So yeah, a boycott probably won’t cause them any harm, but I still refuse to give them any of my money.

  • cookie

    Activision should sell Crash and Spyro to Sony, and i know they are making Skylanders. But they can keep that shit..

  • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

    F u Activision, im cancelling Destiny

  • jsk1103

    Article is about naughty dog and crash b
    comments are about ps4 vs X1 & destiny
    another neutral article same comments LOL

  • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

    im still including Crash Bandicoot in my artbook. Activision can suk my wiggle.

  • Homer Ruglia Beoulve

    People are up in arms over a fan art fiasco. Oh my god.

    • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

      Blame Activision, for fans to not draw Crash bandicoot. THey could’ve said yes i mean, what harm would a small painting do. But no, they turn it down. They need a good slap.

      • Redinferno124

        Slow news day.

        • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

          that is to be said on IGN, not here.

  • Sage

    why do activision even hold the rights? they’re not doing anything with Crash, nor have they in the whole PS3 era. it’s like they’re holding him hostage, it’s evil.

    • Redinferno124

      Universal once owned the rights after Naughty Dog was bought by Sony. I believe Universal was absorbed by Activision at some point, hence why they hold the rights.

  • http://dualshockers.com Joel Taveras

    Everyone is mad at Activision. Yet, come September everyone in the comment section is going to buy the shit out of Destiny. AMIRITE?

    • Orange Lightning

      I certainly won’t.

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

      lol

    • http://www.youtube.com/redflamefox Red Flame Fox

      I’m mad at Activision and I’m not gonna buy Destiny… Halo was fun with friends and everything, but if I can’t play it split-screen with them, I don’t need to buy it.

    • Elvick

      I will. And that’s the only Activision game I’ll have purchased in… a few years. And probably will be the last one for a few years too. They don’t have much I care for.

      Why punish Bungie? Not buying Destiny won’t help anything. I don’t support them that much. So… it makes little difference to buy Destiny, a game that looks great, by a great developer. And I need a replacement for Halo, since i won’t get a Xbone. and it’s a good one.

  • Failz

    Stupid idea to sell off your creation and even stupider to ask for it back or to even use the idea. If your so good, just create another franchise instead of the same old linear crap every year.

    • superkarma

      Sony never sold it off. In fact, they never owned it to begin with. Nice try, though. Next time you plan to comment on something, perhaps you should at least know the facts before hand.

  • Mozef Kaddas

    Activision needs to let Crash Bandicoot go and let Naughty Dog get the copy right and do what every they want with CB.

  • Shawn

    LMAO name on good crash game period who cares franchise is trash move on ..

    • superkarma

      Troll harder, fanboy. I thought you would’ve learned your lesson earlier when you embarrassed yourself. I guess not.

  • Cry_Zero

    I hope they send in loads of jak fanart so nd will get the message that we want a new jak game

    • J Smith

      really your to lazy to add a c to the name jack and don’t say it’s it’s a language thing because they talk about the jack games in the article l the comments section

  • Cassive

    Activision are dickheads for this, why did Naughty Dog sell off Crash Bandicoot anyway?

    • Jecht_Sin

      I think that when Sony acquired Naughty Dog Crash was gone already.

    • Elvick

      Naughty Dog never owned the IP.

      Universal owned the IP. Naughty Dog made it. Sony published, so had rights to the games themselves, (not the IP).

      It was a weird deal tbh.

  • megablast16

    There’s no money in it for Activision so no dice.

  • Raian K.

    Personally I’d rather have Sony focus on bringing a new Jak and Daxter to the Ps4!

  • Carl

    These news are the final confirmation that the Crash Bandicoot IP wasn’t bought back from Sony at all, and won’t come back to Playstation. Crash is just dead, especially as long as Call of Duty keeps bringing in tons of money to Activision.

  • Javier Herrera

    why don’t they just buy the property back

  • Dennis

    Activision, you guys SUCK!

  • RealityCheck2013

    Well SONY shouldn’t of sold him off in the 1st place :-/

    • Orange Lightning

      They never owned Crash. There was an exclusivity deal between Sony, Naughty Dog and Universal Interactive Studios, and after that deal ended, Crash became multiplatform.

      • http://sobieniak.blogspot.com/ Chris Sobieniak

        So it was a case of changing hands and buyouts.

    • http://www.youtube.com/redflamefox Red Flame Fox

      Sony never had Crash, Naughty Dog created it when they were working for Universal… then Universal games (after changing name 2 times) gone bankrupt and Activision bought them.

  • mattc2310

    This makes me not want to buy destiny… Just to give the finger to greedy ass Activision!

  • Anarky

    I hope someone starts a kickstarter campaign to make a game similar to Crash. Think like how Mighty No.9 is similar to Megaman but at the same time it’s not.

  • Dennis Gammaray

    Activision are a bunch of uneducated retards, i hope all there games fail from here on in

  • Im_On_a_Drug_Called_Charlie_Sh

    So the moral of this story is Activision are a bunch of a-holes, no real surprise there.

  • Karl Smith

    Activision really needs to sell Crash to Sony badly. I mean what’s the point on owning Crash when they are doing jack to him and instead releasing Call of Duty every single year.

    • Elvick

      Unfortunately, even if they were willing to sell Crash to Sony, they would overcharge for the IP.

      They know it holds value to Sony. The IP holds no value to anyone else, Activision included. All it’s value is with Sony.

  • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

    :(

  • http://www.youtube.com/redflamefox Red Flame Fox

    Please die Activision… but not before selling Crash back to Sony.

  • Eboyd27

    Activision doesnt have the talent to make a new crash. Their greedy so their keeping it from naughty dog because naughty dog would make a killing of crash. Im sure a few naughty dog employees could make a new crash on the side of what their doing. ( they sont need a whole team)

  • Los Illuminados

    Sony should buy the rights to Crash and Spyro. i love to see them back in PS. Activision let them go. let them go where they belong at Sony.

  • http://sobieniak.blogspot.com/ Chris Sobieniak

    Love this part…

    “Monacelli also added that fans living in Europe can still enter the contest, but unfortunately won’t be eligible for prizes”

    Oh well, you as well send them Crash Bandicoot artwork while you’re at it out of protest! I know I would.

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