Comment posted BioWare’s Decision: The Relationship Between Developers and Their Audience by Shields.
Bill Man brings up a good point. In the old days artist would get backing from someone of wealth to make there art. If it wasn’t up to snuff, if they crossed hew line they were cut off. So what is the difference here? If they are artist, they fall under the same rules. Better ending, or be cut off.
Shields also commented
- 1. We got the ending we got because it was cheap.It wasn’t ‘artistic,” it wasn’t “visionary,” it was financially cheap like a $2 whore.
2. As for Levine he is free to have his opinion, but after hearing that remark of his you better be damn sure the only way I’m playing that game of his is if it is stolen, pirated, or borrowed. He won’t get a dime from me, the one that pays him.
3. Bioware and EA can do as much delaying tactics as they want, I’m not buying anything else from them again. Rape me once, never again after.
4. This event also showed us that on a whole, the main stream gaming press are nothing but prostitutes for sale. I’ll never trust or respect the game media again after this debacle, cause they went right along with it.