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The Blandification Will Continue

Gaming

October 11, 2007 11:17 PM PST

bioware.gif Great news, everyone! Bioware has been acquired by Electronic Arts for a big pile of money and all their employee's eternal souls. I can't wait for Mass Effect 2007, Mass Effect 2008 (same as ME 2007, but with updated jerseys) and John Madden's Mass Effect 2009.

This is the company that brought you ea_spouse and an endless series of identical sports games slightly tweaked to have the current year's player names and not much else. Depressing. It's like Walmart acquiring Trader Joe's.

Now that Lionhead is part of Microsoft, what other major independent studios actually try to do something innovative? I guess there is still hope for Project Offset, assuming that will ship in our lifetime.


Comments (1)

FredB, October 12, 2007 10:57 AM:

Don't worry, Duke Nuke'em is almost done. It'll be done when it's done.






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