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Zeschuk: EA 'gives you enough rope to hang yourself,' in a good way

BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk is done with the gaming industry, at least from a development standpoint and at least for now, he told Games Industry after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award with fellow doctor Ray Muzyka at GDC. "I really don't see myself making a brand-new game developer,"...

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BioWare doctors to receive GDCA Lifetime Achievement award

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...

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Dr. Greg Zeschuk matches genre to gravity with video game beer pairings

For those of us older than our local legal drinking age, playing the right game with the right beer is a pretty difficult combination to beat. Finding the most correct pairing of game and brew, however, can be more difficult than it might seem at first blush. That's why we've asked BioWare...

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BioWare GM outlines new Mass Effect, original game after upheaval

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...

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BioWare co-founders Greg Zeschuk, Ray Muzyka retiring from industry

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...

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Zeschuk: Coordinating on SWTOR 'like teaching elephants to do ballet'

The LA Times has put together a rather lengthy retrospective on the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Among the bullet points that we've seen before -- SWTOR has a lot of voice acting, it's a huge gamble for EA, etc. -- are a few noteworthy bits. Chief among these may be how difficult it...

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BioWare Ireland is a 'kind of sister studio' to BioWare Austin, offering various levels of support

BioWare's Austin studio had some assistance in developing Star Wars: The Old Republic, which co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka have described in the past as a collaboration between BioWare Austin, Edmonton, and Mythic. As it turns out, BioWare Ireland is yet another crucial component of The...

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BioWare docs defend subscription model, tease free-to-play iteration of classic IP

Understandably, BioWare heads Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk seem tired of beating the drum for Star Wars: The Old Republic's subscription-based business model. I didn't actually bother asking them about their thoughts on subscription vs free-to-play gaming during an interview early last week, but...

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BioWare docs explain how to stay true to your roots while expanding massively

With eight (eight!) studios around the globe as of the end of 2011, BioWare label heads Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk have kind of a lot going on at any given time. When I spoke with them earlier this week at Times Square's NASDAQ building, though, they were remarkably calm after ringing...

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'BioWare Ireland' opens as 400-person customer service center ... in Ireland

Following up its tax incentive-fueled studio opening in Austin, Texas, EA this morning revealed the opening of a new customer service center in business friendly Galway, Ireland. When fully staffed, "BioWare Ireland" will task approximately 400 employees with making this year's big BioWare...

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