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    The Doctors leave BioWare

    BioWare's blog includes links to their farewell letters.

    Looks like Ray will do charity and social stuff and Greg, uh, something about beer.

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    Beer and charity eh? Clearly dragon age 3 will be deficient in these 2 things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    Beer and charity eh? Clearly dragon age 3 will be deficient in these 2 things.
    As if anyone expected charity in an EA game. I'm kinda surprised they lasted this long since they got bought.

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    Does that mean Matt Smith will join Bioware?

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    I knew Bioware has been shedding talent, but wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddlesticks View Post
    Does that mean Matt Smith will join Bioware?
    Who? DYSWIDT?
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    Doctor Who

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woundedbum View Post
    Doctor Who
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    That's pretty unbelievable. I wonder if they're happy to be done or if they regret selling to Electronic Arts. Their studio has certainly changed a lot in the past few years, and it doesn't take insiders to notice.

    Word up, docs.

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    Is it bad that I'm more excited about The Beer Diaries than Bioware's next project?

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    Pretty shocking to see it happen and I was really hoping they were doing it to start over again but alas I guess not.

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    Wow... Did not expect that. And I hate to say it but those farewell letters read a lot like: "Yea, selling out to EA made us hate what we do. So we're moving on." But maybe that's just my EA-hate making me read shit that isn't there.

    Anyway, looking forward to the Beer Diaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ado View Post
    Wow... Did not expect that. And I hate to say it but those farewell letters read a lot like: "Yea, selling out to EA made us hate what we do. So we're moving on." But maybe that's just my EA-hate making me read shit that isn't there.
    Well, the words themselves are the usual "I'd like to thank the Academy" pablum, but the simul-quitting while they're not that old is its own statement.
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    We'll see. In the interview next summer when they lay it all out. "EA ruined Bioware, but we're really, really rich now."

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    So... was Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3 and TOR their fault, or EA's?

    Obviously based on history and the fact that the term "EA'd" exists the latter seems more likely. Gah I hope Sim City will be good, but there's this terrible feeling its going to end up like Spore or something.

    Either way I wonder why they're just quitting. Molyneux just kept going (praise the crazy man), is EA really THAT bad?

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    They never sold to EA.
    They sold to Elevation Partners, Elevation Partners sold to EA.

    The blind hatred and dislike of EA is really starting to cloud peoples vision.

    They also announced Mass Effect before selling to Elevation so whatever people think about EA being the result of the drop in quality of Bioware games, it aint true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicious View Post
    They never sold to EA.
    They sold to Elevation Partners, Elevation Partners sold to EA.

    The blind hatred and dislike of EA is really starting to cloud peoples vision.

    They also announced Mass Effect before selling to Elevation so whatever people think about EA being the result of the drop in quality of Bioware games, it aint true.
    Not to take sides, but I'd just point out that Mass Effect was a very different beast from its two sequels. The entire game changed with ME2, while ME3 has comparatively very few differences to ME2.

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    Why do people ignore Jade Empire? That's a very dumb RPG. I love it but all current gen BioWare games are more complex.
    KOTOR was a massive shit sandwich compared to their older RPGs too.

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    I didn't find ME1 and ME2 that different, and saw an inevitable evolution that began with KOTOR and (hopefully!) ended with ME3.

    Critics and fans also seemed to much prefer ME2 to ME1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenetic Pony View Post
    Gah I hope Sim City will be good, but there's this terrible feeling its going to end up like Spore or something.
    It will not.

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