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Posted: Dec 1st 2011 9:23PM Bramen said

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I'm glad they're taking this fallout online.

Posted: Dec 1st 2011 10:20PM Oskiee said

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@Bramen

Har har
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 2:12AM ScottishViking said

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@Bramen

OH NO YOU DI'INT
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Posted: Dec 1st 2011 9:27PM J45neoboy said

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Not a game I would've been overly interested in anyway. The Elder Scrolls though.....

Posted: Dec 1st 2011 10:02PM Graill440 said

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I have to put my vote against Bethesda. These folks have pi$$ poor customer service and communication, are a console oriented company and lead the gaming industry on incomplete games that crash or do not launch.

After two fiascos bethesda still hasnt addressed concerns for PC users on two major titles, three if you count Skyrim, which is a great console game, but a PC piece of garbage graphics and crashwise. Modders are busy redoing Skyrim for the PC users though, sad Bethesda knew this and these modders are not even getting paid to make the game what it should have been for the PC.

I hope interplay wins.

Posted: Dec 1st 2011 10:57PM (Unverified) said

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@Graill440 You absolutely could not be further from the truth.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 3:35AM Unshra said

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@Graill440 It's not Interplay who is developing the game, it is Masthead Studios the developers of Earthrise. Personally I would rather Zenimax Online (the devision of Zenimax that makes MMOs, Bethsoft makes single player games) develop the game then Masthead Studios.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 4:28AM sortius said

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@Graill440 I have to agree... never been happy with a Bethesda game so far. They're doing some absolute crap things here, they sold the IP to Interplay.

Fallout 3 was far from a good game, it totally missed the point of Fallout. I hope they have no rights over FO, otherwise it'll be another buggy piece of trash similar to Skyrim.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 8:12AM Chiren said

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@sortius " they sold the IP to Interplay."

*head explodes*
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Posted: Dec 3rd 2011 9:35PM Graill440 said

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@Graill440

Ahh, it seems people with low standards, console users and kids have spoken.......
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Posted: Dec 1st 2011 10:03PM JuliusSeizure said

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Dear Interplay,

Forget this crapfight. Just take what you've developed to EA and beg them to give back the Wasteland licence for you to stick on it instead.

Yeah, okay, that's even less likely than you winning this. *sigh*

Posted: Dec 1st 2011 10:07PM JuliusSeizure said

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@JuliusSeizure

Wait, my bad. Apparently Brian Fargo(!)'s inXile has the Wasteland rights now. Work with them, Interplay! DO IT!
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Posted: Dec 1st 2011 10:37PM Sorithal said

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Honestly, the people at Bethesda are acting rather childish with this whole thing.

Was Bethesda -really- going to do an MMO themselves? They haven't even made a multi-player game option for Skyrim or any other RPG of theirs in the past, so how in the world could they handle an MMO?

Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 2:24AM StClair said

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@Sorithal
No, they weren't, but the people currently squatting in the burnt-out ruins of Interplay weren't (and aren't) ever going to either.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 4:21AM Mikx said

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@Sorithal Interplay is the one arguing in court that the Fallout IP belongs to interplay again, and Bethesda is the childish one?
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 12:32AM (Unverified) said

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Bethesda needs to grow up. The signed the agreement where Interplay retained the rights to the MMO as long as development started by a certain time and they have acted so childish wasting tax payer resources in courts suing trying to use the legal system to keep Interplay from fulfilling the terms. It's so ridiculous.

Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 3:59AM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified)

Just to clarify in tort cases the court fees cover most of the costs for them, if not all of the costs. So we're not actually paying for this.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 1:23AM (Unverified) said

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I hope that (insert company 1) wins this whole thing. What with all the (insert company 2 scadal) and (insert company 2 shortcoming), only (insert company 1) could do this justice. And (insert company 1 shortcoming) is all just whining from the (insert insulting casual or hardcore label) crowd.

It's just common sense.

Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 5:34AM pcgneurotic said

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I love Beth, I'm all for them. I've got all their games and I want them to do them MMOG. But I think the problem is, they got too big. Look how they're jerking Notch around with the Scrolls name. At their level of business operation and income, they need Big People running them. And as the CEO of CDProjekt said in a PCG interview recently*, those kinds of business operation/legal/financial people care about one thing and one thing only, and it's not games.

* http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/11/29/interview-cd-projekts-ceo-on-witcher-2-piracy-why-drms-still-not-worth-it/

Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 6:04AM FrostPaw said

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It is my understandthing that when Bethesda bought the Fallout IP from interplay for $5million there was a clause that allowed Interplay a limited time to develop and launch a fallout mmo.

Interplay have failed to show a single screenshot of the mmo in the time Bethesda have released how many games & expansions/dlc?

Seems pretty clear cut to me, Interplay just sat on the rights and Bethesda just want to take the mmo rights away, I'm not even sure why Interplay have a defence if there was a time deadline for them to release their game.

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