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October 12th, 2007, 01:20
I could have included a number of other 'Remember's', but kept the post short on purpose!! It is a sad day in gaming!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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October 12th, 2007, 01:23
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October 12th, 2007, 01:44
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I don't want to play the NWN2 meets Hockey Burnouts version of a new addon. Unless they hire on several good devs and actually let them work we may be looking a loooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg stretch of sad pretend games.

Bart and Corwin should just admit that when it gets down to it, I will have the final say.
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October 12th, 2007, 01:51
Oh, good lord. Okay, backing out to let you guys mourn our downfall.
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October 12th, 2007, 01:54
Time to invest in more consoles and import more jRPGS!!!

The sky, indeed, is falling.
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October 12th, 2007, 01:56
Another one bites the Dust…

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October 12th, 2007, 02:02
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Oh, good lord. Okay, backing out to let you guys mourn our downfall.
You knew it was coming. Give us a week to get over it.
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October 12th, 2007, 02:07
@ Patrick:

It is not that we wish Bioware to go down. Far from it. However, if we look at EA treated Bullfrog, Westwood and Origin, they did exactly as we're telling you in this thread. They bought these great gaming studios, pressured the devs. to make unfinished bug-ridden games as well as pressured the devs. to do some other stuff. When the games then didn't sell as well as expected, because of bugs or because of fans not liking the changes to the games, then EA took a big axe and closed the studios down. We're afraid that this will happen to one of the last & greatest RPG developers of all time, Bioware.

However, it might be different this time since John Ritticello now is CEO of EA and knows Ray&Greg personally? perhaps. But still, mr. Ritticello does not have commitment towards Ray&Greg. He only has a commitment towards EA's investors e.g. to make as much money as possible in the shortest amount as possible. Even if this means shutting down Bioware and Pandemic Studios since they're a fiscal liability to EA (e.g. they cost EA moeny to run).

As for me, I'm baffled over this news, since I don't think Bioware needs to do this.
Microsoft paid Bioware a lot of money to make the Mass Effect triloogy. If I were MS right now, I'd be rather mad :mad: right now. And wasn't the whole Bioware/Pandemic merger in 2005 a way to avoid being bought up by MS or EA or Ubisoft?

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October 12th, 2007, 02:10
guess we don't have to worry about mass effect coming to the pc. obsidian needs to get the wheels rolling on their alien rpg. i want my , i want my, i want my sci-fi rpg…
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October 12th, 2007, 02:15
Originally Posted by aries100 View Post
Microsoft paid Bioware a lot of money to make the Mass Effect triloogy. If I were MS right now, I'd be rather mad :mad: right now. And wasn't the whole Bioware/Pandemic merger in 2005 a way to avoid being bought up by MS or EA or Ubisoft?/aries100
MS has no reason to be angry. If EA acquires a company they´re also taking over all liabilities. They will have to do what the contract says or negotiate another solution with MS.
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October 12th, 2007, 02:16
I am hoping Congress can intervene on Anti-Trust, Anti-Competition or Monopoly issues, must be something?

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October 12th, 2007, 02:23
agh… terrible news… and a mighty blow to PC RPGs.

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October 12th, 2007, 02:36
They replaced most of the devs on Ultima 9 when EA took over and drastically changed the game into crap just so they could shut down the franchise and the company along with it. I have thought for awhile now that EA needs to be stopped because they have become a Monopoly.
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October 12th, 2007, 03:38
Goodbye Dragon Age.

Huh? I don't think we were ever assured of seeing dragon age. I think it has been giving *duke nukem forever a run for its money Maybe we will get a screenshot now or 2.
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October 12th, 2007, 03:49
American anti-trust laws might not apply here, as Bioware, at least, is a Canadian company. Anyone but EA!!!!

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October 12th, 2007, 03:53
Wow. This is horrible, horrible news. I feel terribly sorry for all of the Bioware employee's who may soon be under management of the worst gaming company on earth.

Horrifying news.
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October 12th, 2007, 04:03
It is the end of the world. EA will replace all Bioware workers with robots in black suits that previously only worked on chicken packaging factory lines.

Serioiusly though, only time will tell. EA was, after all, the publisher of Sentinel Worlds, Wasteland and Ultima, all classics. Of course, anyone involved with EA and those games is now either retired, in an insane asylum or working on Tabula Rasa (from inside an asylum)
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October 12th, 2007, 04:17
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Serioiusly though, only time will tell. EA was, after all, the publisher of Sentinel Worlds, Wasteland and Ultima, all classics.
Yes, but those games were published when the average gamer today (~28) hadn't hit puberty yet …

Time will tell …

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October 12th, 2007, 04:46
What would you do if someone handed you $620 million?

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What would you do if someone handed you $620 million?
Talk to my tax consultant. Relocate to a sunny place like Monaco. Take the money.
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