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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 9:26AM Bladerunner83 said

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I always thought that a holiday in a game was celebrated by the country that makes it. I am in no way saying that Canada should be ignored, but their day can come when they push out an MMO. It's like the Olympics, South Korea has been asking to have the games in their country for years, while Japan has had it twice; The question is how much do they actually support the Olympics? Same thing goes with MMO, how much has Canada contributed to the development of a MMO in the gaming world?

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 10:09AM Lenn said

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@Bladerunner83 But remember that MMOs are played by more than just people who happen to live in the country in which they were made.

Personally, I have nothing against in-game celebrations of real life holidays, as long as they fit. I thought Independence Day in Faxion was iffy and not to mention rather bizarre.

But I like how games like WoW and LotRO celebrate real life holidays by giving game-fitting twists to them.
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 4:54PM StampyIRL said

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@Bladerunner83
WoW celebrates day of the dead and Chinese new year...

Plus, Bioware is actually a Canadian company, with studios in Edmonton and Montreal (along with the Austin and Mythic studios).
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 11:00AM ndessell said

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... not one of those kid excited, they need 50cc's of firecrakers stat

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 11:11AM Saker said

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I have nothing but the greatest respect for a sane sensible country like Canada! There are all too few such places in this world!

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 11:46AM Utakata said

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@DrewIW

And as if American companies don't do the same....on any other country for that fact....

...but that's not the issue here. The issue here is that you claimed Bioware puts out crap currently. Care to elaborate? Or are you just drive by trolling?

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 3:34PM DrewIW said

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@Utakata

Bioware's recent achivements include a medieval action-rpg and a sci-fi cover shooter. They haven't done anything novel since the 1990s but a large herd of autists continue to love them because of memories of Baldur's Gate and their imaginary alien girlfriends.

This groupthink is so pervasive that even daring to criticize Bioware is is jumped upon as trolling, and is liable to get your comments deleted.
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 11:57AM Zethe said

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@Utakata

They put out one mediocre sequal that wasn't as good as the first one. Therefore they always put out crap. Troll logic.

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 2:40PM Jim Cricket said

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World of Tanks actually celebrated Canada Day and the 4th of July jointly, which was probably the most agreeable way to do it. WoT has a very international outlook though, and consciously downplays national chauvinism. Maybe this is a factor in their success.

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 5:14PM Bixyl said

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We cover a virtual world, and don't focus so much on MMOs, but Second Life Newser has some Canadian readers, so this was for them: http://slnewser.blogspot.com/2011/07/oh-canada.html

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 6:01PM Interitus said

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It always surprises me when July the 4th is celebrated in game and not the 1st. They are so close you would think they could make a mutual overlapping holiday.

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 6:43PM RogueJedi86 said

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"Sgt Benton asked on the forums:"

Wait, Massively has forums now? Which forums are these? When did I miss Massively getting a forum?

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 10:38PM Eliot Lefebvre said

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