Evening Reading: EA Grabs MW2 Talent

Man, the Modern Warfare 2 legal drama was getting boring until today, when Jason West and Vince Zampella announced the formation of Respawn Entertainment. The new studio has an exclusive publishing deal with Electronic Arts, the company West and Zampella left to form Infinity Ward.

If there were a way to place bets on things in the video game industry, I would put a lot of money on West and Zampella snatching a majority of the team at Infinity Ward to populate the new studio.

Treyarch's stock within Activision must be rising because pretty soon they might be the only team at the publisher with experience working on a Call of Duty game.

What I'm most curious about is when we'll see something from Respawn. I'm guessing they cannot use the MW2 engine so West and Zampella are either going make their own engine or license something. Maybe EA will hook them up with DICE's Frostbite (Battlefield: Bad Company 2) or Crytek's CryENGINE 3.

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    April 12, 2010 5:01 PM

    Bioware Bazaar Pay it Forward Thank you Contest

    As many of you were aware Bioware held a contest this past week where you accumulated points by people clicking on a referral link. Clicking on that link then generated Tokens that you could bid on free stuff with.

    And as much as I am sure it annoyed all of you I did continue to post a thread about it in each Discussion thread the past week. But even annoyed you people still clicked on links, and in doing so it generated enough points for me to successfully bid on and win one of the 6 computers they were giving away.

    So as a thank you, I am going to run a little contest for the Shack.

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      April 12, 2010 5:01 PM

      The What
      I want you all to post something creative having to due with Bioware, whether it be a drawing, story, song, or anything else that is creative and/or funny that took at least a tiny bit of effort and thought to create.

      The When
      This Contest runs until Weekend Discussion is posted next week (the 17th). Post your entry in the appropriate thread I will be making for this in each Discussion this week.

      The Prize
      I will select 4 winners. Each of these winners will be given the Steam game of their choice. Hopefully it will be a Bioware game.

      The How
      Ok here is where it gets a bit complicated. 2 Of these games will only be given out to people who have posted their referral link in my threads this past week. 1 of these 2 winners will be chosen by me. The other will be chosen through a random drawing. So please post your referral ID's with your entry. Shack Search is your friend if you don't know it.

      The other 2 will be given out in a similar fashion as the first 2 but will be for anyone who enters the contest. This includes the people from the first group.

      The Rules
      Enter as many times as you want. You will only be counted once in the random drawing at the end regardless of how many entries you put in.
      You must have over 100 posts to be eligible.

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      April 12, 2010 5:25 PM

      you won a freaking computer? Gratz, that's incredible. What are the specs?

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        April 12, 2010 5:35 PM

        Grats on the first entry in to the contest by anyone!

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          April 12, 2010 5:36 PM

          After I wasted days doing the token thing I hope I have better luck in this one.

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      April 12, 2010 5:35 PM

      Congrats dude on winning that PC!

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      April 12, 2010 5:59 PM

      I'm working on an entry. I think it'll be well liked.

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      April 12, 2010 6:03 PM

      yeah would have been nice if others clicked my profile after clicking everyone elses :(

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      April 12, 2010 6:40 PM

      A few poems in dedication:

      Protheans are read,
      Quarians are blue,
      Salarians are Green,
      and Krogans crush you!

      Miranda, hot ass
      Jack is the one you will fuck
      Tali is an odd choice

      Grunt has a hot head
      Mordin is kind of a fag
      Joker is also

      Paragon, good, safe
      Renegade, lies, death, risky
      Wrex, Shepard, Wrex

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      April 12, 2010 6:50 PM

      My entry will probably be done at the last minute, but I'll try and get it in sooner than that. It is currently in the works.

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      April 12, 2010 8:25 PM

      Sure! My posts are missing because... well you know the comment search is broken.


      Shining dawn, the sun's glare bursting through low clouds. Made it hard to see, last thing you needed when hunting Darkspawn. But what else was a man to do? Loghain had killed the Grey Wardens, and the King, and... my daughter. I'd gone on ahead when we had evacuated the village to scout. Protect the people. They had come from behind.

      But a man has to do his duty. Grunts ahead in the waning mist, not a large group. I signaled, Denson and his group to the right, mine to the left. I crept up, quiet as a mouse. Just above the rim, only nine of them down below. They'd grown exhausted, had been running since Denerim. And we'd given chase the entire way. I waved for Clay, he'd take the first shot. We were only five, but would come charging in none the less. What else was a man to do?

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