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Killap, the creator of the great Fallout 2 unofficial patch and restoration project, has released new versions of his mods, both with lots of updated content. You can read more about the changes to the patch and the restoration project (which now includes, among other things, the Shi-huang-ti submarine in San Francisco) over at No Mutants Allowed.Read more >
Duck and Cover has obtained the filing schedule for the Bethesda v. Interplay lawsuit. Given that the last line, for December, says "pretrial", it looks like the legal battle won't end anytime soon, unless the parties come to a settlement.Read more >
The image used for the Childkiller reputation in the final version of Fallout 2 is the same as for the Hated reputation. As it turns out, a special image for Childkiller was created but was never used. Brian Menze, the artist who made it, shows it on his DeviantArt page and explains why.
Aside from that, Brian Menze has published other high-quality Vault Boy images and concept art for games like Knights of the Old Republic II and Alpha Protocol on in his DeviantArt gallery.Read more >
We have acquired copies of e-mails exchanged between Interplay's Herve Caen and Bethesda/ZeniMax representatives, submitted by Caen as court evidence in the Bethesda v. Interplay case.
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We have received a 17-page document written and signed by Herve Caen, summarizing Interplay's arguments in its battle with Bethesda over the rights to the Fallout franchise. Here's a summary of the most interesting points:
- Interplay has continuously sold Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics since their original release dates, as standalone products or in compilations such as Saga Fallout (since 2004), Fallout Trilogy and Fallout Collection (since at least 2005 or 2006).
- Under the 2007 Asset Purchase Agreement (APA), Interplay has retained perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, and exclusive right to continue selling the Interplay-developed Fallout games (reffered to collectively as "Pre-existing Fallout games").
- The parties fully expected that new Fallout games by Bethesda would renew consumer interest in the pre-existing games and the perpetual rights to continue the sales thereof were a substantial part of the consideration Interplay was to receive in exchange for giving the rights to the franchise to …
In a vote conducted by recruitment firm TS2, Obsidian's Feargus Urquhart was voted "Most Successful & Respected Executive Producer" in the industry. TS2's website has an interview with Feargus about his career.Read more >
Duck and Cover has managed to acquire the very fragments of the Bethesda v. Interplay court transcripts that Bethesda requests to be redacted, as well as some additional banter regarding the Fallout Trilogy.Read more >
Destructoid talks about voice acting in an editorial titled "The Future: Demanding more from the voices of videogames".
Gamesradar has a list of the Top 7... stupid plans for world conquest. The Enclave is #3.
Bethesda Blog interviews Fallout 3 modder Dennis Weich.
G4TV asks whether The Book of Eli movie was inspired by Fallout 3:
According to Microsoft's Major Nelson, Fallout 3 is the 3rd most popular Games for Windows Live game and 13th most popular Xbox Live game of 2009.
While not directly related to Fallout, Interplay has announced the development of a Wii version of another one of its classic cRPGs - Stonekeep, developed originally by some of the creators of Fallout.Read more >
Thanks to Interplay shareholder orionquest, we have acquired the second part of the partial transcript of the preliminary injunction hearing in the Bethesda v. Interplay case. Hopefully, he'll eventually share the full thing with us. The first part can be read here.
Mr. Gersh is Interplay's lawyer, Mr. Marbury is Bethesda's, and the Court is judge Deborah K. Chasanow. TLA refers to the Trademark Licensing Agreement, while APA refers to the Asset Purchase Agreement.
You can notice that the text includes some typos, but we kep the text as it is presented in the court documents.Read more >
Chris Avellone (Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas) answers questions about Video Game Writing vs. Writing on his blog at Obsidian Forum. Here's a fragment:Read more >