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Bioware co-founder leaves company to get into craft brewing

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Zappbranagan, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Zappbranagan

    Zappbranagan Aficionado (180) Illinois Feb 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Today, one of the co-founders of Bioware (Greg Zeschuk) (responsible for games like Dragon Age, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, Jade Empire, etc) announced that he is retiring to get into the craft beer scene. Here is what he said on his blog today:

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  2. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poobah (1,015) Michigan Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    Lucky dude.
  3. Well since I have a been a Bioware fan for years, I can only hope Mr. Zeschuk brings some new found media-based enthusiasm to the craft beer scene!
  4. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poobah (1,015) Michigan Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    I concur. I thought the same.
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  5. Zappbranagan

    Zappbranagan Aficionado (180) Illinois Feb 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    i know me too. I have enjoyed every Bioware game to date.
  6. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poobah (1,015) Michigan Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    It's hard not to. They haven't made a bad game yet.

    ...To my knowledge.
  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,475) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Going from one nerdfest to another. ;)
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  8. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,245) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Really disappointed with SWTOR. He can go...

    anyway, maybe his beer will be better
  9. Zappbranagan

    Zappbranagan Aficionado (180) Illinois Feb 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    the MMO was decent, but the original was excellent (I enjoyed the 2nd by Obsidian, as well)
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  10. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,145) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Beer Trader

    Bioware has been at the mercy of EA's wishes for years. A fair number of the recent Bioware missteps weren't necessarily their own fault.
  11. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (575) Oregon Nov 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    I hope he's on BA!
  12. Henamonster

    Henamonster Savant (305) California Feb 2, 2007 Verified

    Baldur's Gate and Mass Effect. One got me back into gaming and the other proved they (games) could rival any Hollywood blockbuster. This is great news for the craft beer industry as his show/blog/etc. could potentially raise the profile of many a craft brewer.
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  13. jivex5k

    jivex5k Advocate (660) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    You can find them lol, Dragon Age 2 comes to mind...blech.
    I still play DA1 though, and Baldurs Gate II.

    Anyways, it sounds like someone doing what they love. I've been contemplating leaving my IT job for a brewery job...it's almost a coinflip at this point.
    Good to see other people doing what motivates them!
  14. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Assuming you are enormously wealthy like they are, go for it.
  15. Steeeve

    Steeeve Savant (265) Pennsylvania Nov 16, 2010

    Wouldn't it be nice if we all had enough money to follow our dreams?
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  16. jivex5k

    jivex5k Advocate (660) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    I don't mean open a brewery, just work at one. I'll start in the trub and work my way up to the krausen and would love it all!
    I don't see a large need for money as long as I work out the starting days of my new career and the final days of my current one.
  17. nanobrew

    nanobrew Advocate (645) California Dec 31, 2008

    working in a brewery (especially at the bottom) is known for not paying much. So I would make sure you know what you are getting in to before quiting any job you currently have. Though i am sure you will not rush into it, I just wanted to point out that IT probably pays more. This is the #1 reason I am still at my engineering job, I cannot pass up my pay, benefits, and nice work schedule, so brewing remains a hobby.
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  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I meant the guys in the story can go do a job that doesn't pay well because they are rich. If you are a normal working adult, quitting your job to go work at a brewery probably isn't the best idea. But then again I don't know your financial situation.
  19. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Savant (315) California Dec 10, 2011

    *yawn* another beer blogger? Whoop-de-do.
  20. fox227

    fox227 Advocate (610) California Nov 19, 2010

    Whenever I go to a pub in Baldur's Gate I/II I always check out the tap lists and there's always some interesting ales to choose from. :)
  21. All this talk of baldurs gate. All I can think of is playing pool of radiance on C-64!
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  22. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    How about a craft beer related video game? Possible names and scenarios: Grand Theft Beer truck. Hijack a Budweiser truck and replace the Bud with craft beer. World of BeerCraft. Start your own brewery and try to make a profit while battling macro agents. I'm not too familiar with many video games but I'm hoping you get my drift.
  23. Personally I'd love a re-branded version of "Tapper" that replaces Budweiser with something more... contemporary, like DFH or Tallgrass (they did make 8-bit pale ale, after all), or perhaps re-work it as "Heady Tapper," starring John Kimmich as the bartender?
  24. Fenris244

    Fenris244 Aficionado (240) Texas Aug 24, 2010

    Sucks... Why is this in beer news? just curious.

    Also, still havent played mass effect 3, should I?
  25. Fenris244

    Fenris244 Aficionado (240) Texas Aug 24, 2010

    disregard that... misread the title of the thread /facepalm