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  • Ausir-fduser

    While we all eagerly await more news about the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas add-ons, here's a collection various other Fallout-related bits.

    Chris Avellone held a "design a perk" twitter contest recently. You can read the best entries on his blog. Now he has another one for you (inspired by our very own release of the Fallout film treatment):


    The Internet Movie Database lists actress Michelle Bonilla credited for Fallout: New Vegas as a character called "White Legs". Sounds like a tribal name to me. Maybe she'll be one of the Ciphers?

    If you still don't have Fallout: New Vegas for some reason, you can now buy it for only $19.99 at GameStop for the PC, PS3 and 360 alike.

    The first Fallout: New Vegas add-on, Dead Money, is finally available on Steam for the 1C/Cenega edition of the game, available in Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and some other countries.

    Fallout is one of the contenders for the title of best video game franchise at G4TV. In the first two rounds, it defeated Civilization and Gears of War


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  • Ausir-fduser

    No, the news is not about any upcoming movie. It's about a Fallout movie that was being planned by Interplay just after the release of the original Fallout. In 1998, Interplay formed a division called Interplay Films, which was to develop some of the company’s video game titles into movies. A Fallout movie script was to be written by Brent V. Friedman. Several studios were interested in the concept, but before a deal could be consummated, Interplay Films was disbanded around 2000 and the movie was canceled.

    A full movie script was never written, but writer Brent Friedman managed to find an early 15-page film treatment containing a full summary of the story on an old floppy, and was kind enough to send it to me. You can read the whole thing in this wiki article or download the PDF here. Here's a short excerpt:


    The treatment was written in early 1998, before the release of Fallout 2. The released version is the second revision. A third version, with some additions and refinements also existed, but…


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  • Ausir-fduser

    American actor Kenneth Mars, who voiced the Vault 13 Overseer in the original Fallout, died from pancreatic cancer on February 12, 2011 at the age of 75.

    Mars was best known for his roles in several Mel Brooks films, including the insane Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind in 1968's The Producers, and Police Inspector Hans Wilhelm Fredrich Kemp in 1974's Young Frankenstein. Aside from Fallout, his voice work is most remembered for his role of Ariel's father King Triton in Disney's animated feature The Little Mermaid.

    He is the second Fallout voice actor to have died, after Tony Jay (Lieutenant) passed away in 2006.

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  • Ausir-fduser

    The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites the public to vote on which examples of video game art out of the 240 nominees should be displayed at their upcoming "Art of Video Games" exhibit.

    A voting site has been set up, with a rather questionable division into eras, platforms and genres. You can vote for one of three games in each of the 80 categories - the winners will be displayed at the museum starting March 16, 2012.

    The nominees were chosen by Chris Melissinos, the founder of a website called Past Pixels for "their graphic excellence, artistic intent and innovative game design" and approved by a board comprised of developers, publishers, academics and gaming press.

    The Smithsonian American Art Museum has invited the public to vote on which examples of video game visuals will be displayed at an upcoming "Art of Video Games" exhibit.


    Among other nominees, there are three that are probably of most interest for The Vault readers - the original Fallout in the PC/adventure section of Era …


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  • Ausir-fduser

    Matt Chat has the second part of the interview with Brian Fargo, the founder of Interplay (currently at inXile Entertainment). This time it focuses on Wasteland, the predecessor of Fallout, as well as on Fallout itself.


    You can learn more about the original Wasteland at our Wasteland Wiki. For information about Hunted: The Demon's Forge, the upcoming game Fargo is working for now (published by Bethesda Softworks), see our Hunted Wiki.

    The third part of the interview is also coming up.

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  • Ausir-fduser

    Here's another episode of our continued coverage of the Bethesda v. Interplay courtroom drama.

    During a motion hearing held earlier today, Bethesda's partial motion to dismiss Counts I and II of Interplay's recent amended counterclaim was argued in court and denied by judge Deborah K. Chasanow. As a reminder, Bethesda wanted the court to dismiss Interplay's counterclaim because the agreements that, according to Interplay, Bethesda has breached, are "clear and unambiguous" and that "no cause of action for breach has been stated" as, according to Bethesda, the agreement clearly does not require Bethesda to allow Interplay the use of any Fallout intellectual property assets other than the name Fallout itself for its Fallout Online MMO. The court's denial to dismiss the motion does not necessarily mean that the judge agrees with Interplay's interpretation, simply that Bethesda's interpretation is not as "clear and obvious" enough to dismiss it.

    Additionally, however, the court stated that Interpl…

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  • Ausir-fduser

    In May 2010, Vault Archives, a compilation of all the scores composed by Mark Morgan for Fallout and Fallout 2 (which can also be heard in Fallout: New Vegas) was released as a free download, remastered in high quality. The download was taken down due to legal issues, with a note that it will be coming back soon. However, it is now available again at Aural Network, now with a "© copyrights Bethesda Softworks LLC" notice.

    Currently, only an MP3 version is available. A lossless FLAC version will be released at a later date.

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  • Ausir-fduser

    Here's a bunch of Chris Taylor quotes about Fallout Online from the official Interplay forum:

    Single-player Fallout from Interplay?


    Engine:


    One big server vs. sharding:


    Platforms:


    SPECIAL:


    Interplay investor orionquest also reports that Bethesda has filed court paperwork requesting a trial by jury from the judge presiding over the Bethesda v. Interplay case over the rights to Fallout Online, as well as Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics. We'll let you know when we know more.

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  • Ausir-fduser

    After a week and as many as 583 comments on the contest blog post, our Fallout and Fallout 2 giveaway, sponsored by Good Old Games has come to an end. Here's the list of the lucky winners:

    • Andrey Veselov
    • CorranH
    • Crimmastermind
    • DJ Idol
    • Fordr801
    • Hamnzo
    • Master1337cheeZ
    • Teck923
    • Tjdrago
    • Thecrystalcrow

    If you're one of the winners, please register a Good Old Games account if you don't have one already, and post your GOG account name on my talk page so that you can receive the prize.

    Of course, if you did not win, you can buy digital copies of Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics at GOG.com for just $5.99 each! GOG also offers many other classic cRPGs, such as Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, Arcanum and Icewind Dale (several of which were co-created by developers of Fallout games), as well as Fallout Tactics, all DRM-free.

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  • Ausir-fduser

    Are you playing Fallout: New Vegas and want to know the full story behind the New California Republic, Khans, Followers of the Apocalypse and Marcus? To visit some of the places that you only hear about in the new game, such as the Hub, Klamath or Modoc? Or simply want to experience the classics? Now, thanks to the good folks at Good Old Games, we have 10 copies of the Fallout and Fallout 2 digital download bundle to give away!

    To enter the contest, you must be a registered Wikia user with your e-mail address entered in your profile, as well as have at least one article edit (not just edits to forums and blogs) on The Vault.

    If you fulfill the above conditions, simply write a comment under this blog post (only one comment per user is allowed), and we will draw the lucky winners on Wednesday, October 27.

    Aside from Fallout and Fallout 2, GOG also offers many other classic cRPGs, such as Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, Arcanum and Icewind Dale (several of which were co-created by developers of Fallout gam…

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