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Tony Evans leaving Obsidian for BioWare


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http://ca.linkedin.c...evans/4/17b/aa0

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Uhg, Bioware? Really? Not a respectable company like Blizzard or Valve?
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Edmonton's got to be looking more attractive than Orange County these days. California's in a bad way.

Any idea what he was working on when he left?

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That's kinda old news actually, he announced it himself on the NWN 2 boards a while back...

Last I heard, he was working on the secret project, right?

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What games did he work on? NWN2 + expansions?

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What games did he work on? NWN2 + expansions?


Tony Evans worked on KOTOR2, NWN2, NX1, and NX2.

He's a great guy and obviously we miss him and wish him the best!

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That's another Obsidianite emigrating to Bioware. :)

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Tony Evans left Bioware (or got laid off?)

Edited by funcroc, 30 May 2011 - 04:04 AM.


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Hmm... two years at New World Computing? I wonder what titles he worked on there (lots of great stuff coming out of NWC those years).

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Hmm... two years at New World Computing? I wonder what titles he worked on there (lots of great stuff coming out of NWC those years).

http://www.mobygames...eloperId,32052/

Edited by funcroc, 30 May 2011 - 04:23 AM.


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Man you are fast :ermm:

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Ha. he got credit for both BIO and Obsidian products in 2010. :ermm:

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Uhg, Bioware? Really? Not a respectable company like Blizzard or Valve?


So...

Baldur's Gate - Best CRPG of our time is not respectable?
Neverwinter Nights - A CRPG that started some things for Obsidian, not respectable?
Knights of the Old Republic - Another CRPG that started some things for Obsidian, not respectable? Come on man.
Jade Empire - Okay, I get these being unrespectable
Sonic Chro - SHUT THE HELL UP SELF! myself OK myself
Dragon Age - You would be a fool to call this unrespectable
Mass Effect - I will kick you in the gut if you call any game in this series unrespectable.

Awards:

* Video Game Hall of Fame - ...
* 2010 Studio of the Year - This one award proves you wrong all the way.
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Mass Effect - I will kick you in the gut if you call any game in this series unrespectable.

I do not respect Mass Effect 1. Kick me!

Or Neverwinter Nights.

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Yeah, we alreaydn know your taste is suspect.

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"Suspect"...ed of being awesome.
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Uhg, Bioware? Really? Not a respectable company like Blizzard or Valve?


So...

Baldur's Gate - Best CRPG of our time is not respectable?
Neverwinter Nights - A CRPG that started some things for Obsidian, not respectable?
Knights of the Old Republic - Another CRPG that started some things for Obsidian, not respectable? Come on man.
Jade Empire - Okay, I get these being unrespectable
Sonic Chro - SHUT THE HELL UP SELF! myself OK myself
Dragon Age - You would be a fool to call this unrespectable
Mass Effect - I will kick you in the gut if you call any game in this series unrespectable.

Awards:

* Video Game Hall of Fame - ...
* 2010 Studio of the Year - This one award proves you wrong all the way.

At the time of Krezack's original post I would agree with you that BioWare was one of the more respectable studios out there. But after DA2, I'd say the balance has shifted. The problem is that, even though they have all those classics under their belt, right now there's no telling what kind of silliness they'll decide to apply to their next title... I mean, Kinect support for ME3? Seriously? Is *that* what the series was missing and what you decided to spent your resources on!? And all the while, Blizzard and Valve just keep making good, solid, finished games. They take their time, they respect their franchises, and they get. the job. done. The same can't be said for BW. Not anymore.
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Dragon Age 2 is a damn good game. way better than that overrated KOTOR and BG1 crap.

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Dragon Age 2 is a damn good game. way better than that overrated KOTOR and BG1 crap.


Oh! I get it! This was a joke! *whew* You had me worried that you were serious, I men yeah, any game with dudes in full plate armor that are beamed one at a time down from the Starship Enterprise, must be awesome... right? Oh, wait, no it was bad. DS3 is 100x better than DA2. Period.




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