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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:12PM nomoredroids said

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I hope there's a luck-dragon-dog involved.

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 9:55PM Drunken Irish Sniper said

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@nomoredroids. Just hope it's a wise and great Luck Dragon like in the first movie, and not a brain damaged "Herp Derp" Luck Dragon like in the Never Ending Story 3.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:19PM DemonXaphan said

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Both have a claim but Bethesda also needs to reread their contract when they bought the IP and i believe Interplay can make the better Fallout MMO.

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:36PM Eamil said

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@DemonXaphan The thing is, according to the sale agreement, Bethesda owns the rights to all things Fallout, and yes, this does include the MMO rights. Bethesda then licensed the rights BACK to Interplay, but Bethesda does still technically own those rights.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:42PM Eamil said

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@DemonXaphan To clarify, part of the initial sale agreement was that Bethesda would then turn around and license the Fallout MMO back to Interplay. But there are certain conditions that had to be met or Interplay would lose those rights. That's what this whole legal battle is about, whether or not those conditions were met. Or at least what it started over - God only knows how many different things are getting dragged into it now.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 9:22PM Bladerunner83 said

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April 2007 Bethesda purchased the rights to Fallout for 5.75 million, including the rights to any future Fallout MMOs. Interplay was allowed to retain the rights to the Fallout MMO if specific requirements were met. The req. was to begin development within 24 months of 4/4/2007 and accumulate $30 million in the same time frame. After that it was required to be released within 4 years, with Beth. taking 12% of the sales and subscription fees.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:20PM eLdritchZ said

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it belongs to us! filthy hobbitses stole it from us.... :P

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:21PM iowahawkeyedave said

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How about both Bethesda and Interplay put out Fallout MMO's, and the fans decide who really should be the one that owns Fallout.

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 7:58PM urgan said

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@iowahawkeyedave That sounds like a great idea to me. Let Bethesda fail at investing in and making an MMO while Interplay succeeds.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:15AM Delita said

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@iowahawkeyedave Bethesda have no reason to gamble for a franchise that they've bought.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:26PM Valentina said

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Bethesda is the one who has been making the Fallout games that 99% of people have actually played. And the games that have done well commercially. Therefor I honestly think that they are the ones who should make the MMO.

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 7:19PM placebonation said

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@Valentina FIrst off have you even played the original? Still more fun. Also most of the buyers of Fallout 3 plus are just hungry fallout fans whoa re desperate for anything loosely considered fallout. Bethseda deviated from most everything the real fans wanted.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 7:43PM sandwiches said

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@placebonation
The point Valentina was making is not which Fallout you or the fans of the original Fallout think was more fun. He/she was pointing out that the most commercially successful Fallout was Fallout 3.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 7:59PM urgan said

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@sandwiches Does something being commercially successful make it better? NO. I bet you think a Camry is better than a Delorean then.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 8:56PM alinos said

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@urgan

Well something being more financially successful matters when there is an entire generation of gamers that have never and probably never will play the original fallout games
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Posted: Jan 26th 2011 12:52AM Cendres said

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@placebonation Think you're a bit off there. the number of gamers who played the original game(s) I bet anything is far less then the amount of gamers who are playing F3 and FNV..
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:20AM Delita said

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@urgan Does something being commercially successful make it worse? What's your point?

It's all opinion here.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:31PM mandarin said

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Interplay better just call their MMO 'Wasteland'.
Id like to be a Desert Ranger again

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 9:30PM Bladerunner83 said

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@mandarin

I totally agree, they should change the name and some of the content in the game, so they can avoid copyright infringement. They could continue a, soon to be great game, and just give up this war. Even if Interplay does loose this fight there is no doubt in my mind that this game "Fallout online" or not, will be produced. They still have Planescape Torment rights, how about an MMO based on that IP; I would definitely play that.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:40PM Severius said

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Eff Bethesda and their craptastic 1989 gameplay.

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