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[GT] BioWare employee accused of manipulating Dragon Age 2 Metacritic scores

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http://www.gamertell.com/gaming/comm...critic-scores/

http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/2...ht-red-handed/

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It’s never pleasant to see something like this happen. Apparently a BioWare employee has been caught red-handed reviewing the game his employer developed. Some internet sleuthing has dug up some incriminating evidence that one may view as the manipulation of customer opinion by a company. Companies try to influence opinion all the time, but it becomes a problem when an employee poses as a regular consumer to hype a product. Follow the bread crumbs and you’ll learn how this whole mess came to light.
Between this and the totalitarian Bioware forum mods, I'm disappointed.

Here's the infographic mentioned in the Gamertell article-

Edit: That picture got resized when I uploaded it, so it was a bit hard to read the screenshots. Let's try that again.

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/...0155573697.jpg
Edited by aroc91 - 3/14/11 at 8:16pm
    
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Disappointed

All I have to say.
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I doubt bioware was the first to do this. I bet games that everyone loves have had devs give great reviews for it. When they get caught like Kane and lynch game did then I will be outraged.
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well, you have to do something when the game sucks that bad..
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disappointed. i hope for their sake it's not true.
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Sucks for BioWare. Put out a game that you worked hard on, it gets less than favorable (or expected) reviews, and then this. Really, in the grand scheme of things it's probably not that big of an issue, but it sure doesn't make BioWare look good (even though it was one person, acting on their own volition and not on the behalf of BioWare).
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I just don't know what got into BioWare's heads when they were making DA2.
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I saw the original story in the Bioware forums, I wouldn't be so crazy to believe it.

Anybody could have registered the name or even purposely set the dev up. Its just a name on metacritic, that could be related to a name on I think it was plurk.com? I can't remember. The guy hadn't even logged on since June 09 I think. With the way that Bioware have attracted "Anonymous" and 4chan, this is something right up their alley anyways.

Although the game is lackluster, the reviews praising it do seem out of touch with the game. Almost as if they played an entirely different game, but the game isn't terrible, not worthy to be called a sequel for sure, and not much of an RPG in the traditional sense, but is not a 0 / 10 game as continuously spammed on metacritic. So it should balance themselves out eventually for something to go by thats not absurd.
Edited by RagingCain - 3/14/11 at 8:47pm
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Originally Posted by Yvese View Post
I just don't know what got into BioWare's heads when they were making DA2.
It's called Electronic Arts and their need to "capitalize on the success of Dragon Age:Origins". In other words, rush DA2.
Edited by kurt1288 - 3/14/11 at 8:26pm
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