A penny for your thoughts, Tim Schafer

Brütal Legend mastermind Tim Schafer has thrown in his two cents on the unfolding drama between Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision.

“Getting mad at Activision for this kind of thing is like getting mad at an ape for throwing feces,” wrote Schafer — whose Double Fine studio has had his own issues with the publishing giant — on Twitter. “It’s just how the beast communicates.”

According to an SEC filing made on Monday, two Infinity Ward senior staffers were under investigation by Activision’s human resources. The two, believed to be studio heads Vince Zampella and Jason West, were being looked into for “breaches of contract and insubordination.”