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November 9th, 2012, 17:55
A minor item largely out of our scope but it's interesting to read the oft-renamed Mythic - which was BioWare Mythic - has dropped the "BioWare" from their name. Is it a sign that BioWare's name is tarnished? Speculate away.
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November 9th, 2012, 17:55
Ironic, two years ago Mythic needed the name Bioware to stay relevant, now it's a curse. Me encanta EA
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November 9th, 2012, 20:12
Victory also dropped the Bioware label. That's two studios now. There the the ones making the F2P C&C abomination.

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November 10th, 2012, 06:41
The BioWare name has lost its luster and is apparently becoming a drawback. Who would have thunk it. How the mighty have fallen. That said, DA 3 yet still might be a chance to restore the shine to the name, and I won't count them out just yet.
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November 10th, 2012, 10:08
A very interesting story. I think it shows that EA execs are aware that although ME3 sold well ($200m at retail) and DA2 made a profit despite lowish sales (short development cycle), these profits were realized by eating into the value of the brand. I thought the execs were too high in their ivory towers to understand this. Just waiting now for EA to assume direct control of their "divisions" in Edmonton and Montreal.
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November 10th, 2012, 10:21
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I agree with the conclusion that EA finally realise that they tarnished the bioware brand.
I still enjoyed ME3, even though I detested the console limitations that impacted PC gameplay. Trying DA2 for the first time now, not really agreeing with all the splatter and "anime" feel to it.

I think Bioware were put on a to high piedestal before, and that made them recieve more flak than what would be the normal case.

I really wonder were Bioware will go, there is still lots of talent there. If they dont get back in shape, who will give me my fix of story driven games?
( I have never managed to finish a sandbox game like skyrim or FO3)

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November 10th, 2012, 10:56
Originally Posted by Gaxkang View Post
Just waiting now for EA to assume direct control […]
Haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3h8ZnXLsRg


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CD Projekt, Cyanide, Larian…

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November 10th, 2012, 16:28
Bioware did themselves in and has been for some time. But we argue that endlessly on these boards. It just took a $300m project to fail for EA to finally say, "hmmm..there's something about that emperor."

The name change for Mythic IIRC came shortly of the acquisition of the merged company when EA and the Mythic portion didn't see eye to eye. EA basically put Bio in charge of it.

I did some checking and KlickNation, their Facebook arm, is still Bioware Sacramento.

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November 10th, 2012, 21:51
Bring on the biohate, so predictable, love the euro.

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November 10th, 2012, 23:29
Originally Posted by rune_74 View Post
Bring on the biohate, so predictable, love the euro.
Well everyone can't be a paragon of internet justice like you appear to be. Right?

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November 11th, 2012, 04:09
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Well everyone can't be a paragon of internet justice like you appear to be. Right?
Ahh but you can sure be the norm.

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November 11th, 2012, 04:25
Originally Posted by rune_74 View Post
Ahh but you can sure be the norm.
You just have to chill out. People are either going to love them or hate them. It's nothing new. I have seen you do the same to other games also.

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