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No Mutants Allowed, a site that I have for a long time now considered the absolute best source of information for the original Fallout games, has started releasing a long long writeup on where it all started for this series we've all come to love so much. NMA sent some questions to Scott Campbell, the designer for the original Fallout, and a man that played a large part in the shaping of the Fallout universe.
What they got in return was more than just a couple of footnotes. Campbell sat down and wrote over 10 pages on how it all came to be, stretching back to Wasteland, and containing stories of how it was to work at Interplay, and the "creative" process they went through when coming up with it all.
If you'd like to know how it all started, I'd suggest you head over and read Part 1, which was released yesterday, and part 2, which was released today. A third part will probably come tomorrow or at least over the weekend.
-=KAG=-My Pride 04:27, February 17, 2012 (UTC)
There is a poll for best videogame sidekick going on at gamespot, if you feel inclined you should take the link and cast a vote for dogmeat. Because we all know dogmeat is the is the best companion in exsistance.
Note: if your wondering why there is a double post I ways trying to post this in news but fail I post it in blog again.... and I can't figure out how to delete it, sorry. If someone could delete one that would be nice.
Here's another batch of various small Fallout-related news bits. What does Fallout have to do with Polish politics? And who is likely to get sued by Bethesda Softworks next?
A clip from the original Fallout intro has been modified and used in an ad for Poland Comes First party in relation to the upcoming parliamentary election in Poland. I'm pretty sure Bethesda will request it to be taken down soon, so watch it while you still can. The clip was not made by the party itself but by its sympathizer, but it has been posted on the party's official community website. Will we see a lawsuit between a game developer and a Polish political party?
Update: Looks like the video has been taken down. Meanwhile, Eurogamer covered the story after I sent it their way, but they somehow forgot to credit us, they thought that it was "inspired by Fallout 3" and not simply a modification of the Fallout 1 intro (they already corrected this part, but not in the URL), and they wrote that it was produced by the party …
Leonard Boyarsky, one of the original creators of Fallout has been interviewed by Gamasutra, mostly about his current role as the lead world designer on Diablo III at Blizzard, but Fallout is also mentioned here and there.
The mention of Van Buren here is a bit confusing, given that Boyarsky left Interplay during the development of Fallout 2 and while Van Buren was being made, he was busy at Troika Games. I'm guessing this is a mistake and he actually meant Fallout or Fallout 2.
Also, don't forget to check the Diablo Wiki for latest updates on Diablo III.
Legal war never changes. After Bethesda Softworks' motion for preliminary injunction against Interplay Entertainment was denied again, Bethesda now appeals the court ruling on that again as well. Here's a quote from the latest court filing:
After their previous motion for preliminary injunction was denied, Bethesda first fired their law firm and hired a new one, and then dropped the appeal. Will history repeat itself again in these regards as well?
As a reminder to those who are not well versed in legal terms, a preliminary injunction would prevent Interplay from continuing its work on Fallout Online and its sale of the original Fallout games, including the Fallout Trilogy pack until the final verdict on the Bethesda v. Interplay case is made. Even without preliminary injunction, Bethesda may still prevail in the case as a whole.
An ancient 1997 magazine ad for the original Fallout has been submitted to No Mutant Allowed. The ad features a very old piece of concept art I haven't seen before (and you probably haven't either), featuring the Vault Dweller in power armor surrounded by an early version of super mutants.
If any of you have any curious pieces of Fallout archaeology, let me know!
Almost all released Fallout games are currently available at discounted prices as part of the current "Steam Summer Camp Sale" (June 30 - July 10). In particular, the prices are:
Good Old Games digital download platform has announced that all Interplay titles on sale there are now 50% off. The sale includes Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics, each of which can now be purchased for as little as $2.99.
Unfortunately, this does not include some of the games originally developed and/or published by Interplay and Black Isle, as for example the Dungeons & Dragons games like Icewind Dale or Planescape: Torment are now owned by Atari.
Recently, No Mutants Allowed acquired two press packets for Fallout and Fallout 2, featuring several previously unavailable screenshots, some concept art and some new renders. However, the best part is propably the pre-release press statement for Fallout 2, mentioning underslung grenade launchers and a much more extensive weapon modification system.
The Smithsonian Institute today has released its winners for its "Art of Video Games" webpoll, which will be exhibited in the Smithsonian American Art Museum next year.
The Winner of Era 4 (The Transition)'s DOS/Windows "Adventure" category is... Fallout! Beating out Baldur's Gate II and Grim Fandango.
Moving into Era 5 (Next Generation), the Windows Adventure category winner is... Fallout 3; Amazingly beating World Of Warcraft and Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic.
Congrats to the Developers, and to the other Category winners. More information, including other categories here (PDF).