Big BioWare VGA Announcement Coming Tomorrow
I assume we can all agree that the VGAs are bulls**t, right? I mean, most of the awards are like “Best Game [in X genre/on X console], and they don’t even have a writing award! The Spike VGAs are not a legit award show, because they don’t even make an attempt to recognize excellence in all aspects of gaming.
But whatever, man. The VGAs are newsworthy for one reason; because they’re on TV, publishers like to show off their upcoming s**t at the show. And tomorrow we’re gonna find out about some of the s**t we’re gonna get to see. Geoff Keighley tweeted this today: “We’ll share two world premiere announcements on Wednesday with many more to come..”
Aight. And then Patrick Buechner, VP of marketing at EA and the guy who handles marketing for BioWare titles, added a little something to that in a tweet of his own. “Bioware fans pay attention.”
Our first impulse is to probably guess he’s talking about Mass Effect 3, but there’s no way. It is entirely possible we’ll see some ME3 stuff at the VGAs themselves, but I’m having a very hard time imagining any sort of big ME3 announcement would come in a press release from Spike f**king TV. Remember, now, that BioWare has two other big titles coming early next year, and so I would expect what we’re going to get out of Keighley tomorrow is just that the VGAs will feature new footage from either Dragon Age 2 or The Old Republic, and SWTOR could certainly use some good PR these days for sure.
On the other hand, he did say “world premiere announcement,” but who the hell knows what that means in respects to Spike f**king TV? I guess maybe Buechner was just hinting that Keighley would say they’re going to have a big BioWare announcement at the VGAs. Goddamn it, I’m tired of thinking about this. Go away, VGAs. We’ll tell you what’s up when we find out tomorrow, and I’m betting whatever it is won’t be as important as GOG releasing Baldur’s Gate II for $10.