Bioware founders bid farewell to the video game industry

Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka are more than just game designers. They’re two of the most genuine and talented people in the video game industry.

Together, they built Bioware into a powerhouse development studio and were the guiding forces behind hit games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age, Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Mass Effect.

Read more at Yahoo! Games

Online retailer mistakes ‘Madden’ for ‘Mass Effect’

Mass Effect, Madden. Tomato, To-mah-to.

Some customers of online retailer Newegg got a rather unwelcome surprise earlier this week, when a screw-up by the company resulted in them getting a copy of the six-month-old ‘Madden NFL 12’ instead of the brand new ‘Mass Effect 3’ they were expecting.

Read more at Yahoo! Games

Hollywood Taps Videogames as Source of Inspiration

For the past dozen years or so, Hollywood has leaned on classic (and not so classic) television shows as the source catalog for new films. As that trend comes to a close, studios are focusing more and more on the videogame industry.

Despite the tarnished history of videogame adaptations, studios are moving forward with more than dozen big-screen gaming movies. What’s amazing, though, is it’s possible — just possible — that some of these films might not stink.

Read more at CNBC.com

Comic-Con preview: Mass Effect movie details expected

A little over a year ago, Electronic Arts and Legendary Pictures announced an agreement to make a live-action, big screen adaptation of the BioWare’s Mass Effect. Since then, though, things have been pretty quiet.

It looks like the silence will be broken on July 22nd.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog