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Posted: Oct 26th 2011 6:42PM WheresWinPho said

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Yay, Bethesda. Sue Everyone!

Posted: Oct 26th 2011 6:52PM Danteeeee said

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@WheresWinPho This is like.. the original one. It's been going on for 5+ years or something, and they should just drop it.
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Posted: Oct 26th 2011 6:54PM (Unverified) said

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@WheresWinPho

The comment sounded too similar to 'Scrolls' so we'll see you in court.

Love,
Bethesda Legal Team
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Posted: Oct 26th 2011 6:47PM J45neoboy said

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Hated the single player games but would be more then willing to play the MMO.

I love Bethesda and I love Interplay. Hopefully this will be settled soon so new MMOs can come on the market.

Posted: Oct 26th 2011 6:49PM EndDream said

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While Interplay is probably right in all this, the MMO they make will probably not even work. For that reason I wish Bethesda would win.

Posted: Oct 26th 2011 6:52PM J45neoboy said

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@EndDream

Definitely. Let ZeniMax's MMO company take it over and work alongside with Bethesda.
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Posted: Oct 26th 2011 7:04PM Unshra said

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@EndDream I also wish Bethseda would have won simply because Masthead Studios has already proven they are not ready to handle an IP like Fallout.
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Posted: Oct 26th 2011 6:54PM Fabius Bile said

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I wouldnt play it regardless who did it

Posted: Oct 26th 2011 6:55PM Graill440 said

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Boycott bethesda.

Bethesda has some major issues with support of their products after the sale. I suggest folks steer clear of this company for a long while until they can deliver the service with the product they sell. Boycott? Yes.

On a side note, Bethesda states skyrim is a full console port down as i have found out, very disappointing. So tired of console games producing the standard for pc games, lazy devs. It will be a few years yet before the subpar consoles reach the level of good pc's but its coming and then the lazy devs will have to program again for the pc, sadly we wait.

Posted: Oct 26th 2011 7:06PM Eamil said

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@Graill440

"On a side note, Bethesda states skyrim is a full console port down as i have found out, very disappointing."

Where did they say this again?
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 6:37AM Eamil said

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There's a world of difference between "consoles are our main focus" and "our PC version will be a bad console port."
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Posted: Oct 26th 2011 7:01PM (Unverified) said

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Can't they work together, make it joint project? make it the best game they can with ideas and work from both sides?

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 1:33PM (Unverified) said

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I think this falls under game-theory, if they work together the likelihood of success in increased by the individual gain (if successful) is definitely decreased, if Bethesda does it alone the likelihood of failure is increased by the gains (if successful) is definitely increased.
Unfortunately game industry is for the most part commercially driven, so they tend to prioritise profit over game quality. This is particularly notable when looking at the big name players in the gaming space (like EA and Activision) who tend to produce mass-produce sequels and licensed (sport, movie etc.) games of questionable quality.
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Posted: Oct 26th 2011 7:05PM JoeH42 said

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Just a lovely reminder that gaming companies aren't going to let a fun game stand in the way of them making money.

We'd like to think that companies that provide so much fun entertainment are better than this but they're not. However, I think it's largely a case of a bunch of jerks at the top ruining things for everyone. They're the ones in charge of making money and so that's what they focus on. Meanwhile the majority of people actually working on the game are designers/creators and programmers and suchlike who want to create a good and fun game are focused on doing that. So it's unfortunate that a couple of pricks ruin it for everyone but that's how things work.

Posted: Oct 26th 2011 7:25PM mmogaddict said

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Well now they have lost this case, maybe they will rethink going after Mojang which is an even weaker case than the Fallout one (Which I actually thought they had a decent chance of winning).

It's a shame that Fallour Online is being developed by Interplay/Masthead - you just know it's going to suck balls.

Posted: Oct 26th 2011 8:08PM (Unverified) said

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@mmogaddict

They lost an appeal on their injunction, which would have stopped Interplay from continuing to develop the game while the actual lawsuit went forward. Losing it doesn't have much bearing on how the final case will play out. The reality is that we have a lot more to look forward to in the legal battle.
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Posted: Oct 26th 2011 7:34PM EdmundDante said

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It's all about greed isn't?

You'd think both companies would sit down and act like adults.

But noooooooooooooooooo

Posted: Oct 26th 2011 8:15PM DiscordSK said

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@EdmundDante
They did, they wrote out an licensing agreement stating the requirements Interplay needed to reach in order for them to hold onto the MMO porition of the original agreement.

Interplay did not meet them, and has been pretty much going broke dragging their feet. At this point, from what I've read, they are deep in the red and have next to no hope in ever finishing this game.

Somewhere between Interplay not abiding by the original agreement and them going broke, Bethesda sued.

Its basiclly about who holds the Fallout MMO IP. Bethesda as the owners of the IP in general, a company lately appearing extremely greedy verses Interplay who's broke, incompetent when it comes to managing games and money also employee payrolls and possibly can't use the toilet without making a mess (Last one hasn't been proven, the rest are facts :P).
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Posted: Oct 26th 2011 8:50PM HokieKC said

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So interplay is allowed to work on the Fallout MMO but Bethesda can prevent it from launching. Strange decision.

I predict this MMO is vaporware.

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