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He's got big shoes to fill, but Electronic Arts is confident that Matthew Bromberg will be able to helm BioWare following the departure of Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka a year ago. VentureBeat reports that EA has tapped Matthew Bromberg for a promotion from BioWare Austin general manager to group ge...

September 10th 2013 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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If you've been following BioWare for any length of time, then you know James Ohlen. When I interviewed him a couple of years back at PAX East and again last year at the Star Wars: The Old Republic guild summit, I could feel his sincere passion for the game. Ohlen joined the SWTOR project at its i...

March 29th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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A good origin story always captivates me, especially when it gives me a new perspective on something I've come to appreciate over the years. I love looking back at actors' first few films or hearing about how, say, Atari and Microsoft got their start. With MMO studios, these origin stories aboun...

February 23rd 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The Game Developers Conference announced BioWare co-founders Drs. Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk as the winners of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. At the GDCAs on March 27, the doctors are to be honored with one of the industry's most prestigious prizes, won previously by such luminaries as Sh...

February 12th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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From a player's perspective, Star Wars: The Old Republic exceeded expectations on its launch one year ago today. Fans really took to the story content, reporting that the story content was the most fun they'd had leveling in any MMO up to that point. Things were looking great. The designers were...

December 20th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Given how many people have quit Star Wars: The Old Republic and how many of those people still follow me in other media, I should really not be surprised at the number of people who ask, "Why do you still play SWTOR?" Usually, that question is followed by some snide remark about how the game suck...

October 16th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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A few weeks ago Star Wars: The Old Republic's lead designer, Daniel Erickson, sparked some rumors by adding the phrase "actively looking for new opportunities" to his LinkedIn profile. A tweet today made his split with the company official, bringing seven years of being at BioWare to a close....

October 3rd 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Former BioWare dev Trent Oster thinks that fan negativity probably contributed to the recent exit strategy for BioWare founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka. "The last time I met up with [Greg], I felt his exhaustion," Oster told Now Gamer. 'Punch out, eject, get the hell out,' was my suggestion...

September 28th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare Edmonton and Montreal, doesn't want fans to worry about passion or creativity within the studio following the retirement of BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk."I know this might be concerning for some of you but the leaders at BioWare have had so...

September 18th 2012 at 4:50pm 0 Comments
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The doctors... are out. BioWare announced that Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk, co-founders of the studio, are retiring from the gaming biz. The two have been instrumental in the creation of many hit RPGs, from Baldur's Gate to Mass Effect. For us MMO fans, they're best-known for helming the...

September 18th 2012 at 2:44pm 0 Comments
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Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka, co-founders of BioWare in 1995, are leaving the studio to pursue careers outside of the video game industry. Zeschuk and Muzyka have written blogs explaining the situation.Muzyka intends to enter the entrepreneurship field, writing, "I believe strongly in the power of f...

September 18th 2012 at 2:41pm 0 Comments