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Company News Report: BioWare Montreal scaled down, Mass Effect series on hiatus

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, May 12, 2017.

  1. Think big! Smoking Dicks

    Think big!
    Oct 29, 2008
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    I agree with everything you said, except I believe that the doctors at Bioware never had any artistic integrity. Remember that they were originally developing medical software - they only turned to games because it looked like there was money to be made there and they weren't doing so well with their first business. Baldur's Gate series happened because that was what was believed to be standard fare for a successful (i.e. profitable) rpg at the time (although already trying to get in on the Diablo action by making it real-time-with-pause). Once it looked like a more dumbed-down action rpg style was the way to go they didn't hesitate to go in that direction. So it should be no surprise that if EA offers them a bunch of money, they wouldn't hesitate to take it. They've been consistent in their actions from start to finish.
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  2. Fenix Liturgist Vatnik

    Jul 18, 2015
    Russia atchoum!
    This post of you is a good case study of how capitalistic states manipulating and dumbing down the unwashed masses to safely parasitazing them and digest.
    If you are not a complete fool, you will remember my words.
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  3. Riddler Augur Patron

    Jan 5, 2009
    Bubbles In Memoria

    Surely purpose is not revealed? Purpose is. Purpose is experiencing reality and acting accordingly. Purpose can not be revealed because it is transitory just as the self and the world is.
    If purpose were revealed it would not be purpose, it would be the idea of purpose, would it not?

    Splitting hairs perhaps.
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  4. Azrael the cat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    Azrael the cat
    Nov 8, 2007
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    Yeah......or Thus Spoke Zarathustra was what Nietzsche wrote when the nihilism he championed in his youth (back when he was trolling pretty much everyone and calling himself and his first major work "The Antichrist":)- got a little bit fucking real and he started desperately clawing for a way out, except Zarathustra isn't nearly as convincing an answer, as The Gay Science and Human, all too human and Beyond Good and Evil were at questioning moral reality.
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  5. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

    May 29, 2010
    I keep forgetting to mention this, but the Codex twitter account's tweet about this is filtered out of search results. I have no idea if someone in Bioware has an in with twitter staff or if it's a happy accident caused by their usual aggressive automated filtering.
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  6. Morality Games Arcane Patron

    Morality Games
    Sep 7, 2013
    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    At the risk of playing semantics, the doctors at Bioware were never artists, so there is no expectation for them to have any artistic integrity. What counts is whether they respected the integrity of the artists they employed.

    In broad strokes, they did. Enough that when they weren't able to do it anymore they lost enthusiasm for the business.
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