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Dragon Age II Controversy of the Day

A post on Reddit centers on a since-deleted user review for Dragon Age II on Metacritic which seems to have been written by a BioWare engineer under the name Avanost, giving the game a glowing review without disclosing his conflict of interest. This has set off a firestorm of irate commentary, and also seems to have generated backlash, as a number of recent user reviews give the game a score of zero. There are links to cached pages that don't seem to reflect what's in the story, but nin found a cached copy of the Metacritic page that does show a portion of Avanost's 10/10 review. A Reddit comment also notes there is also a 10/10 review by a one-review user named LupoTheeButcher, which is also the nickname of a moderator on the BioWare Social Network. There's also a thread about this on the BioWare Social Network.

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24. Re: Dragon Age II Controversy of the Day Mar 15, 2011, 12:17 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 15, 2011, 12:01:
Oh EA, you scummy worthless publisher you! Keep on doing what you do best, make people run away from your games.

Calling EA scummy for one overeager Bioware engineer...

No, I'm calling EA scummy for this, for the DRM debacle and for the forum ban debacle, all coming from the same game. Better?

Like I've said, no other game in recent memories had so many issues that tarnished the image of its publisher, and the only one I remember that did something akin to this was Spore.
 
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