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Author:   RabidChinaGirl
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 4:23pm (PST)
Subject:   Rumor: BioWare San Francisco shut down, dropping all 30 employees
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Author:   TurMoiL911
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 5:14pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Rumor: BioWare San Francisco shut down, dropping all 30 employees
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I hope this is just a rumor. It seems like developers are closing left and right all of the sudden.



Author:   Thunderpizza
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 5:25pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Rumor: BioWare San Francisco shut down, dropping all 30 employees
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this isnt anything new, if they arent making strides, large publisers arent afraid to board up branches.



Author:   lKasHl
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 5:39pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Rumor: BioWare San Francisco shut down, dropping all 30 employees
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This seems to be a recurring pattern in the industry:

Big publisher buys high potential smaller game studio
Big publisher constrains smaller games studio capacity to innovate since thats unnecessary risk in terms of their business model
Smaller games studio is forced to regurgitate over simplified games that there is negligible demand for.
Founders and old devs abandon ship, new guys recruited, studio loses vision and dev experience
Big publisher sees smaller games studio as underperforming
Smaller game studio gets cut

Hopefully there'll come a day where publishers inputs are kept seperate to developer operations, devs are the visionaries, publishers are just meant to be the funding and distribution.



Author:   jolteon1996
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 5:44pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Rumor: BioWare San Francisco shut down, dropping all 30 employees
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On the Wikipedia angle: I checked out the sources, and neither of them said anything about a February 2013 closure. I have noted this on the article.



Author:   RabidChinaGirl
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 7:43pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Rumor: BioWare San Francisco shut down, dropping all 30 employees
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quote jolteon1996
On the Wikipedia angle: I checked out the sources, and neither of them said anything about a February 2013 closure. I have noted this on the article.
Exactly. It's just all kinds of odd.



Author:   Marc
Date:   Mar 05, 13 at 8:00pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Rumor: BioWare San Francisco shut down, dropping all 30 employees
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its over biowares finished



Author:   Raijin1999
Date:   Mar 07, 13 at 2:42pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Rumor: BioWare San Francisco shut down, dropping all 30 employees
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And i'm still waiting for a Bioforge remake/reboot/resomething.

Seriously. I'd direct it. Caynan's big blue ass would be kept intact, stupid machines will keep eating light, forks will be commanded to destroy, it'd be marvelous.


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