Eh, There’s No Harm In Rooting For Your Favorite DeveloperApril 7, 2010
Folks on the Star Wars: The Old Republic forums and Bioware fans everywhere have been rallying for support in the final round of Escapist Magazine’s March Mayhem Developer’s Showdown.
It’s down to Bioware vs. Valve, two massive juggernauts that need no introduction in the world of gaming. Their contributions to gamers everywhere over the years have been numerous and profound.
It was a bit of a tough one even for me. Valve has Portal, Half Life, Team Fortress and Left 4 Dead under its belt, not to mention their work in digital distribution. But in the end, I had to go with Bioware, which has Baldur’s Gate, Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and the upcoming SWTOR, and is recognized for their role in revolutionizing RPGs with their story-driven elements. It was also nice to see that some of the other developers that I like fought the good fight — Rocksteady (Batman Arkham Asylum was awesome!), Bethesda, and Turbine among others.
May this final battle be a gentlemen’s duel, and good luck to both developers.