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VGW’s Top 10 Developers of the Generation

VGW's Brian Shea: "These developers took what was thought to be the limits of game development and pushed them forward in ways nobody else had done before. Check out who we picked as a staff to make our list of the top 10 developers of this generation and let us know who you would have picked."

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ZBlacktt1849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )

1. BioWare??? srs? really? The one everyone hated on for the ending of ME3? Over Naughty Dog whom you didn't even put 2nd? Who will win yet their 2nd Game of the Year with The Last of Us?

Heck, I would have put Konami over BioWare and Konami didn't even make the list, lol... MGS/MGS4 is elite status which influenced every other game it's type. With Silent Hill, Castlevania.

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ATi_Elite1848d ago (Edited 1848d ago )

Valve is NOT number ONE and NINTENDO is NOT even on this list therefore the entire list is BOGUS!

Valve has redefined: -- Gaming, Game updates/support, Engine Software, Hardware, Online shopping, Mod Support, Indie support, and helping Novice Devs get a start in gaming. PLUS make some of the greatest games EVER that have sparked a Genre or Created a revolution.

No other Dev team has done half of this.

Infinity Ward? You have GOT to be Joking? All they have made is Call of Duty! One Got Dam game. Yes COD1 and 2 are Classics but come on you got Infinity Ward on this GOD AWFUL list but not NINTENDO. smh

-Foxtrot1849d ago

Awful list, Get rid of Harmonix Music Systems for a start

Bioware should be number 10, Ubisoft should be Number 9, Rockstar at Number 2 with Valve at Number 3 and NaughtyDog should be number 1 in my opinion.

After how much Bioware screwed up one of the best new IP's of this gen....I don't think so. Mass Effect 2 was a fantastic game but it went against what made the first one so unique, it put the third person shooter elements before the RPG goodness and introduced thermal clips which was just a bad idea to begin with. Then you have Mass Effect 3 which ended up like a massive action game...as for the ending, well thats another story completely

Pintheshadows1849d ago

I agree completely. You left out DA2 as well which is probably their biggest crime. A lazy, repetitive, and downrite ugly sequel with average ARPG combat and a pretty throwaway story. And then there is The Old Republic which is also a pretty mixed bag.

Bioware has been all over the shop this generation and in general they have been sliding downwards since EA acquired them. I hope Inquisition fixes things (or starts to) but as good as it looks it will have stiff competition from The Witcher 3 and i'm expecting nothing short of a masterpiece from that game.

Rimeskeem1849d ago

Naughty Dog is #1 in my opinion too

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negative_zero1849d ago

I'd think the developer of the Super Mario Galaxy games should get a mention...

Roccetarius1849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )

Funny thing is, all of the games mentioned for Bioware, they messed up one way or another. Especially SWTOR, which was more of a SP game than an MMO.

I know everyone has opinions, but ugh, this leaves a bad taste.

Pintheshadows1849d ago

Your observation of SWTOR being more of a SP game than an MMO is very accurate. It, like much of Bioware's output since they joined EA, is inconsistent in its design and execution. They should of used the finances to make DA2 a great game rather than a servicable one, and then with the left overs they could of comfortably done Jade Empire 2 and KOTOR 3.

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