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Offline J-Caizer

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EA Just Bought BioWare
« on: October 11, 2007, 05:19:01 pm »



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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 05:29:12 pm »
Hm... tell me why you feel this way.

Substance is the way to discussion.

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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007, 05:34:26 pm »
I believe he thinks that EA as a publisher will somehow cause BioWare to make crappy games..

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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2007, 05:37:54 pm »
I believe that EA as a publisher will cause BioWare to make crappy games..

fixed

and QFE

I'm going to go cry.
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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007, 05:39:32 pm »
bioware is one of my favorite companies...why do these things happen

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That quote is actualy very witty, Celdur. I suggest you use that in your signature.

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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2007, 05:45:22 pm »
Its capitalism gone mad.
Soon people will don carnival masks and start clubbing each other with wrenches. "It's mine Ryan, I earned it! I'm the star, not you! BLEARG!!!"
Oh wait, thats Bioshock.

On a serious note, this isn't a very good thing. Bit corporations have a habit of sucking the life out of stuff. If the quality of the games doesn;t suffer I'll be surprised.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2007, 05:53:01 pm »
I'll be right back to lay down some discussion, but yeah.... basically the fanboy response of, EA being my least favorite publisher owning my favorite developer.

That and a point of pride and biggest reason for owning a 360, the exclusivity of Mass Effect now being negated since it going to be EA owned... now it can go multi-platform. 

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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2007, 07:02:52 pm »
Damn you EA! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!!!!!!!



This seriously sucks. :(

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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2007, 07:04:08 pm »
Meh. It's not like NWN was THAT good.

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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2007, 07:18:46 pm »
John Riccitiello, EAs Chief Executive Officer. We also expect this will drive long-term value for our shareholders.
Read this as:
We expect to bastardize the names of names of both the companies to their full potential.

Let's look on the bright side of this for a second.  Bioware and Pandemic employ some of the brightest, most innovative minds in gaming.  We're going to see developers leaving to form new studios.

In five years we'll look back and be glad EA bought them.
Hopefully Mass Effect is too far along in the dev cycle for it to much effected by the buyout.
Besides, EA will probably pour huge amounts of money into the advertising and polish of Mass Effect.
This could be a good thing...

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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2007, 07:25:41 pm »
EA has VALVe.
Yeah, they published Ep 1 and Ep 2.
EA isn't some kinda stupid evil game murderer.
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Also, Gunner is one of the children.
It's true.

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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2007, 07:48:36 pm »
"Baldur's Gate:  Football edition!"
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GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF MAN. THE REVIEWS DO NOT EFFECT ANYTHING EVER.

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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2007, 07:49:14 pm »
I seriously can not freaking believe this. I opened the thread and thought, "Oh. Another new guy on the forum being a jackass." (I mean absolutely no offense by that, J-Caizer) So I load up Joystiq and "NO0O0O0O0O!!!!" Here's a few links so you know it's the real deal.
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/10/11/ea-to-acquire-bioware-corp-and-pandemic-studios/
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/10/11/ea-bioware-pandemic-purchase-mutually-beneficial-studios-to/
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/10/11/ea-owns-mass-effect-so-what-now/

EA seems to be curbing their game screwing tendencies as of late. Sure, they're still raping Madden and The Sims for all their worth, but I think they're starting to understand that that strategy only ruins most games and franchises. I mean, look how they've treated their other big-time Devs like Valve and Maxis. So hopefully, Bioware will be able to take advantage of EA's gigantic moneybags to use in marketing and polishing their games.

Unfortunately, I'm not much of an optimist; some would call me a realist. One quote that really bothered me: "EA notes that it plans to release 10 titles from the studios 'fairly evenly' over the next 4 years..." Is this a portent of things to come? Probably. Bioware's games have all been so amazing because of the time and effort they've put into each and every title. The future as I see it:
Confirmed: Mass Effect released this year.
Confirmed: Half the items and locations previously in-game are now up for sale on the Marketplace.
Confirmed: Half of Bioware's budget shall henceforth be used in porting all ME titles to PS3, Wii, and cellphone.
Confirmed: Mass Effect 2 confirmed for '08!
Confirmed: Mass Effect 3 & 4 confirmed for '09!!
Confirmed: Hurried and incomplete sequels of Jade Empire, Dragon Empire, etc!!
Confirmed: Mass Effect 5, 6, and 7 confirmed for 2010 and 2011. To include all new rosters, ingame advertising, and hot routes!

I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!
-Peter Finch, The Network (1976)


 >:(  :'( >:( :'( >:(


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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2007, 07:56:07 pm »
Confirmed: Mass Effect 5, 6, and 7 confirmed for 2010 and 2011. To include all new rosters, ingame advertising, and hot routes!
Haha.
Probably true but, maybe in a few years they'll pull a Bungie and buy themselves back.

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Re: EA Just Bought BioWare
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2007, 08:27:53 pm »
EA does not own Valve.