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“There was a lot of detangling,” Oster said. Everyone had to be happy with what they were getting in return for the use of the game, including Beamdog itself. “We feel pretty good [about the deal.] I think in terms of being able to work on Baldur’s Gate, it’s a good deal. If it hits anywhere near where we hope, we’ll do well. Or else we wouldn’t have gone to war for a year to make it happen.”

Also in the article: info on the source code, resolution and the UI

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Bioware and EA?

Here we go.
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Pretty much never trust anything Bioware says anymore
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Pretty much never trust anything Bioware says anymore

The article. You should read it.
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TL;DR: Former Bioware employee creates company to remake classic PC games. They have to negotiate with many companies to sort out licensing issues on Baldur's Gate for a long time. Archaic engine with many limitations has to be ported, improved and tested for three different gaming platforms.
Edited by Riou - 4/21/12 at 3:28am
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Bioware and EA?

Here we go.

My thoughts exactly, after the tragedy that was the end of ME3 I lost all faith in Bioware. After looking at the article and doing a bit of research it seems they went with Atari for their publisher which is big step in the right direction as The Witcher 2 was published by them and it's an excellent game.
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My thoughts exactly, after the tragedy that was the end of ME3 I lost all faith in Bioware. After looking at the article and doing a bit of research it seems they went with Atari for their publisher which is big step in the right direction as The Witcher 2 was published by them and it's an excellent game.

I am still yet to install Me3 collectors, i really need to get around to doing that, and playing the game so i can see what all the fuss is about
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My thoughts exactly, after the tragedy that was the end of ME3 I lost all faith in Bioware. After looking at the article and doing a bit of research it seems they went with Atari for their publisher which is big step in the right direction as The Witcher 2 was published by them and it's an excellent game.

The thing is though, it's not just Mass Effect 3, Bioware as a whole is just a mess.
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My thoughts exactly, after the tragedy that was the end of ME3 I lost all faith in Bioware. After looking at the article and doing a bit of research it seems they went with Atari for their publisher which is big step in the right direction as The Witcher 2 was published by them and it's an excellent game.

I am still yet to install Me3 collectors, i really need to get around to doing that, and playing the game so i can see what all the fuss is about

I would wait until Bioware releases their supposed "fix" for the ending, else you will be sorely disappointed.

If you want to to see the only endings you get, see below:
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The thing is though, it's not just Mass Effect 3, Bioware as a whole is just a mess.

Yep ever since EA bought them, they have really gone down hill from what they once were.
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Why on Earth are people talking about Bioware? Read the article.


EDIT: Actually, since no one other than Riou(thanks) wants to post on topic, I may as well post my thoughts. I do not now, and never will own an iPad, but I think that it is admirable that Bioware Beamdog is putting in the effort to do the iOS port of the game right, even if I'd personally prefer an Android port. All Bioware Beamdog has to do for the PC version, really, is update the engine a bit and polish the graphics, though a bit of UI tweaking wouldn't hurt, so its good to hear that they are giving that some love too. If Bioware Beamdog pulls this off well, they have a guaranteed purchase from me on their following Infinity Engine enhancements.

Thanks for pulling this game out of the mothballs, Bioware Beamdog.

I hope someone catches onto my super subtle hints.
Edited by Scars Unseen - 4/21/12 at 4:16am
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