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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 12:15PM discopete said

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Curious to know how EA2D feels about Bioware Social. Maybe they will be integrated into one another?

Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 12:50PM Space Cobra said

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@discopete

I think the separation between EA and Bioware is a bit like Blizzard and Activision; they are technically the same company, but some autonomy is given to the (lesser) one, all the while, the other (bigger) one can exert influence of the gaming decisions on the (lesser) company, in obvert or subtle ways.

Blizzard has Battle.net. Activision, as a whole, doesn't use that particular thingamajig and uses other things for its other brands.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 1:57PM (Unverified) said

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@discopete Small clarification on that. EA2D (now known as BioWare San Francisco) is also part of the new BioWare Social business unit. The KlickNation studio is now known as BioWare Sacramento.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 3:03PM discopete said

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@(Unverified) Interesting, thanks for clarifying! I guess they're both working on "social media games" å la Dragon Age: Legends, then? Maybe BW Sacramento might make social games out of other BW properties like Mass Effect or Jade Empire...
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 12:17PM (Unverified) said

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I dislike that Bioware's name is being spread around so much.

Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 12:31PM Lucidus said

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@(Unverified) EA's cashing in on their purchase. If typical corporate behavior is followed, Bioware's cred will be completely destroyed in 5 years.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 5:35PM Amlin said

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@Lucidus Yea and then the founders will leave and create their own studio then that gets bought out and the cycle begins anew.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 12:18PM nimzy said

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I guess EA has failed to learn their lesson from Activision about milking brands until they have nothing left.

Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 12:26PM SnarlingWolf said

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Companies are actually going in the direction of spreading out game access. Currently you can go to a store or to steam and get just about every game out there.

Now every company wants its own casual browser portal so you will have to start going to 5-6 sites constantly instead of one.

Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 1:20PM Mikx said

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Whatever happened to the Bioware social club, or is that just origin now?

Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 1:34PM Space Cobra said

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@Mikx

Still looks like it is up and running fairly well.

But that's more of a "forum" than anything else; maybe they'll combine the two?
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 1:49PM oxlar said

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And their transition to the dark side is complete.

Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 8:10PM Dblade said

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@oxlar Knights of the Old Zyngaville 3, here we go.
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