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BioWare on Dropping Violence from Games

In a recent interview with the BioWare founders, GameIndustry.biz discussed with them the maturing of the videogame industry.  Is there a possibility that as videogames mature, violence will be seen less.

That is not to say that violence will completely be dropped from games, but that games will use violence less and less as a way to attract crowds.  Most of us don’t remember the original MK for being a solid fighter.  It was about being able to rip your opponent’s head off.

The same goes for the original GTA series (although, I always found myself having more fun with those).  The first few games in the franchise were top-down views, and had no story whatsoever.  Yet somehow, they got us playing.

Even today, a lot of the people who enjoy Grand Theft Auto enjoy it because it lets them blow things up and shoot people.  I guess that’s fine, but it’s never been enough to keep me entertained for more than an hour.  Don’t even get me started on the missions.

What do you think?

You can also check out the interview here.

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BioWare and Mythic Form New RPG/MMO Group

According to the Warhammer Online official website, EA is restructuring its RPG and MMO games development group.

Section from site:

This newly formed team will be led by Ray Muzyka, co-founder and General Manager of BioWare. With this change, Ray becomes Group General Manager of the new  RPG/MMO studio group. BioWare’s other co-founder, Greg Zeschuk will become Group Creative Officer for the new RPG/MMO studio group. Rob Denton will step up as General Manager of Mythic and report to Ray. BioWare’s studios remain unchanged and continue to report to Ray.

Read the rest here: Warhammer Herald via N4G

BioWare Doing Something Pre-E3 This Thursday

Evil Avatar has caught news of a BioWare pre-E3 update on Thursday on Spike TV’s Gametrailers.

From BioWare’s Twitter feed:
Anyone who wants to see more on our games should check out Gametrailers on Spike TV, Thursday at 11pm. Will be a big pre E3 show

Credit: Evil Avatar.