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FOOL to start development this month! [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Fri 19 Jan 2007, 3:36 PM
More info on Game: Fallout: Online

That's rigth folks!

The subscription-based game would cost a lot to make and run though - with a budget that "totals $75,000,000 and will be funded by Interplay, its development and distribution partners" (and the aforementioned whoring of stock).

If things go to plan, Interplay hopes to start production next month - giving it just over three and a half years to get things ready - and then quickly build an audience of one million subscribers in the first year the game's on sale.

Herve is starting design work on the Fallout MMOG as we speak! He's taking night coding classes at the local community college. FOOL is gonna be big...I can't wait ;-)

Thanks for the tip Boywoos.

Oh...and for those who haven't seen Interplay's SEC presentation, check it out here. It has nifty graphics!

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Viva la Revolution [ Game -> Preview ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Thu 11 Jan 2007, 11:01 PM
More info on Game: Revolution

Carandiru dropped by the forums to let us know about his upcoming post apocalyptic game Revolution. Here's the skinny:

Imagine yourself, 100 years after World War III, which resulted in a total nuclear devastation of Earth. Everything you ever cared about, society as you took for granted was no more. The remaining survivors of the Nuclear War have established a very different culture than your typical american dream. No one knows exactly how the War started, but they do know it was swift and only lasted what seemed like a heartbeat. Some have referred to conspiracy theories of reducing the population of the Earth, others have more right wing ideas...

None of that matters now, that was the past. 100 years, civilization is rebuilding itself and you have your own destiny to fullfil. "Civil" war rages over the last remaining non-renewable resources, an elite orgainization is trying to rebuild a militant society, and you are still only another face in the crowd.

Here are some of the features:

  • Isometric Perspective, Real-Time Interaction, Turn-Based Combat
  • Build, Manage Resources and Industry - Brick by Brick (ala Sim City)
  • Discover the New World, Find the Truth, and Experience a Potential Reality
  • Regular Joe to Mob Boss, to Industry Titan, to Assassin, to Freedom Fighter, each Individual Player is unique.
  • 100km Squared World Size, Peer to Peer Routing MMO Server Technology
  • Shader Model 3.0, DirectX 9.0 Custom Engine (ala project::SiliCoN)
  • Gameplay is the height of development, Turn-Based Tactical Action Combat, SimCity Meets Industry Titan, Additictive Roleplaying Experience

He's even got a nifty website. Check it out.

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Interplay History [ Company -> Editorial ]
Posted by Urizen | Related News Items Wed 10 Jan 2007, 3:59 PM
More info on Company: Interplay | More info on Person: Herve Caen
What with all the recent Interplay news and rumours flying around, a brief summary of the corporation's history may be appropriate. Old-timers may not find much news here, but others may find it somewhat enlightening.

In 1982, Adhaminto Boone had to close down his small games company, Boone Corporation. Brian Fargo, who was vice-president of R&D, took along some of the senior programmers to found Interplay productions. The small outfit published several titles, but finally struck gold with "The Bard's Tale" and "Wasteland", which gave them the financial backing they needed to start publishing their own titles, instead of relying on EA as their publisher.

They started publishing games from other companies in 1988, but it wasn't until 1993 that they managed another hit, and started the "Descent" series, first produced by Parallax Software. Starting in 1992, they were noted for pumping out a few Star Trek games, and in 1997 they hit the motherlode with Fallout and MDK, followed by Baldur's Gate in 1998. Boldened by their success, Interplay went public that same year, and changed the name to Interplay Entertainment Corp.

But the move was a bad one, and they reported several years of losses. The french company Titus Interactive started aquiring Interplay stock, and had by 2000 gained majority control of the company. Titus installed a new president, Herve Caen, but Fargo stayed on for a while as company chairman. However, Titus was allready in financial and legal trouble at that point, and eventually had to close business in 2004. Since his installment as president, Herve had tried to shift the company's attention towards console games, an area where the company had never had much success. They missed the 2002 christmas season, and Interplay was clearly on the road to oblivion.

Interplay was evicted by its landlord for not paying rent on the very day that Titus quit business, and most of the remaining staff had to leave because they weren't getting paid. Herve and a few others relocated to an other office, trying to get the company going again by selling off their various assets, but its various debts was simply too staggering. They eventually sold the rights to Fallout 3 to Bethesda, but kept the rights to make a Fallout MMO.

On 23 November last year, Interplay was served with an involuntary bankruptcy order, possibly by Corith, their former web developer, who is known for his special hatred for Herve. A week after that, Interplay filed a SEC form, stating their intent to seek european funding for a Fallout MMOG project. The form notes their intent to begin development in January 2007, revealing a timetable many would find ludicrous.
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The Fall: English version released! [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Wed 10 Jan 2007, 3:45 PM
More info on Game: The Fall: Last Days of Gaia

Just kidding!

The real official English version of The Fall is definitely vaporware. However, Continuum decided to translate the whole German version of the game by hand! It's not an official release, so it's probably not perfect, but it's a lot better than the alternative (which is learning German).

Check out the English language mod over at NMA.

Spotted @ No Mutants Allowed
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Rumor Time: Fallout 3 Release Date [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Tue 09 Jan 2007, 11:59 PM
More info on Game: Fallout 3

Let's start more rumors!

A few days ago, Cooper submitted a rumored release date for Fallout 3. Bethesda won't talk about it, obviously, so it's just a very big RUMOR. However, this is what Cooper had to say:

I know most people won't believe me, but I have confirmation from a software distributor that Fallout 3 is currently set for a release date of Nov 7th 2007.

The name of the company I deal with is called Xcel, and they've typically never had a bad release date before.

Now, being ever the skeptic, I didn't even bother with it. But Kharn did a little digging, and this is what he found:

1. Cooper works for PC Waterloo. Check his IP.

2. Xcel is an existing Canadian Publishing Company. I got in contact with a sales rep, he said their release date info on Fallout 3 *is* Nov 27th. He noted he got this info from EB Games.

3. EB Games told me they know nothing, but "We get all release dates from the manufacturer, EB Games/Gamestop does not dictate the release dates."

I'm still putting absolutely no stock in this whatsoever, but it's still interesting, and I'm scrounging for any Fallout 3 news.

Thanks Kharn!

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Fallout 3 in Xbox Magazine [ Game -> Article ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Sun 07 Jan 2007, 4:51 PM
More info on Game: Fallout 3

OXM (The Official XBox Magazine) has a small article on the non-existence of any information regarding Fallout 3. There is a very unsettling statement which I've bolded.

Since Bethesda acquired the license to, and quietly announced development on, Fallout 3 a while back, little has been revealed about the studio's take on the legendary post-apocalyptic franchise. What we do know is that it will use a modified version of Oblivion's Gamebryo engine (and thus will likely be playable in either first- or third-person view); it'll be huge and open-ended, as that's what Bethesda does best; and it's been in full-on development since late 2006 under the direction of Todd Howard, the executive producer who led Oblivion to Game of the Year-contender status. We'll have more on Fallout 3 in a forthcoming issue of OXM.

If the first concrete details about Fallout 3 appear in an Xbox magazine, and not on DAC or NMA, I predict armageddon.

Spotted @ No Mutants Allowed
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FOOL: Ploy to fool investors? [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Fri 05 Jan 2007, 2:36 AM

Per this post on the Raging Bull forums:

NMA message

This posted by author Quinntus (NMA screen name created 1-4-07, his only post)

"For those thinking that Herve's little investor story is true, his announcement came the day after he was served with an involuntary bankruptcy order. Coincidence? Read the SEC filing and note the hurried feel of it."

You know, this is just like Herve. We always knew the FOOL announcement was some sort of ploy to try and get more money out of investors, but I didn't really know they were forced into bankruptcy.

Update: NMA has scans of the bankruptcy orders:

Scan 1

Scan 2

Spotted @ Raging Bull Forums
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New Poll [ Community -> Update ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Thu 04 Jan 2007, 3:40 AM

I put up a new poll just to spice things up. This one asks which site template you use. And speaking of template, if any of you are still thinking about making more, don't forget to check out DU's post here.

The results of the last poll showed that the majority of you like the levels and radiation symbol changes, and you even want more! Expect more whenever DU has time.

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Fallout Tactics: Rules Of Engagement [ Mod -> Preview ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Tue 02 Jan 2007, 8:20 PM
More info on Mod: Fallout Tactics: Rules of Engagement

We've received word on yet another mod project. No website or anything, so it may be non-existant like ALL the rest. Regardless, here's the skinny:

Today we will announch that the modification we've been working on for Fallout Tactics has recommenced and after a long period of inactivity we will still release our modification. The modification is called Fallout Tactics: Rules Of Engagement and will feature a new campaign, storyline and new missions.


Fallout Tactics: Rules Of Engagement will hopefully bring back some of the more tactical and role playing aspects to the game and we're trying to make character storylines and sidequests more interactive to give them a more important role in your missions and the story. We're trying to create side quests that will have to be followed in order to unlock special items and weapons that will help your character and your missions and offcourse sidequests will help you level up your characters because every mission will be more difficult and the enemies will increase their difficulties much faster then in the original game. Aside from missions and sidequests we also intend to give playable characters a more personal role in missions using their RPG traits and skills.

FOT: Rules Of Engagement will feature a lot of new content, tactical gameplay and incredible new mission maps, unlike previously released material. In order to ensure we bring out something the fans can enjoy we don't want to rush our modification so we can't give any indication on when it's finished. We're also short on a webhost so it's hard for us to send in screenshots and concept art but hopefully DaC or NMA can host some screens and art.

If there are skilled mappers that are interesting in sharing some of your work and if you are interested in working with us, let us know by sending an email to : Amarudakota@hotmail.com

I hope there are still people interested in playing FOT because FOT: Rules Of Engagement will certainly bring some new and exciting features to your gameplay experience.

Greetz,

Amaru (FOT: Rules Of Engagement Prject)

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EngameRadio discusses FOOL [ Game -> Article ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Tue 02 Jan 2007, 8:18 PM
More info on Game: Fallout: Online

Sorry for the delay on newsposting. I've been on vacation. Anyways, Zug from EndgameRadio sent this our way:

This is Zug, from EndgameRadio.com. We check your site from time to time, Fallout is one of our frequently discussed topics as it's one of our favorite games. Last week we had a bit of a fanboy-fest upon hearing the news regarding the Fallout MMO licence finally being put into the works. I wanted to pass along the link to the show page, where you can download the mp3 and have a listen, should you so be interested:

http://endgameradio.com/2006/12/13/endgameradio-prime-133-we-had-a-fallout/

Pardon us if this post seems spammy, but hopefully after listening you'll see that we have no ulterior motives, we're just excited about the news.

Also, we previously interviewed Feargus Urquhart, who helped bring Fallout and Fallout 2 into being. The interview focuses on the release of Neverwinter Nights 2, but we do manage to sneak in some Fallout fandom as well. You can have a listen here:

http://endgameradio.com/2006/10/25/endgameradio-prime-126-winter-nights-never-changes/

Let us know what you think!


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...with a slight chance of a missile exchange this afternoon [ Film & TV -> Article ]
Posted by ApTyp | Related News Items Sun 17 Dec 2006, 4:43 PM

A rocket carrying two experimental satellites blazed across New Jersey early this morning, prompting a few anxious calls to authorities.

A few early rising New Jerseyans called state police to report seeing a missile fly over the Garden State Parkway.

What they really saw was the result of the first-ever rocket launch from the mid-Atlantic region's commercial spaceport in Atlantic, Virginia.

The Minotaur One rocket's main payload is a satellite that will test the military's ability to quickly transmit images of enemy targets to battlefield commanders. A second satellite belongs to N-A-S-A and carries an experiment to test the long-term effects of space on living organisms.

Spotted @ ABC6
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Fallout tops another list while we await Herve's slides [ Company -> Update ]
Posted by Urizen | Related News Items Sat 16 Dec 2006, 11:16 AM
More info on Game: Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game | More info on Person: Herve Caen | More info on Company: Interplay
Fallout is on The Escapists list of Favorite Story-Based Games. From the list:
"If anything, Fallout should be remembered for helping to give rise to the anti-hero, and all of the plot twists associated with them. Speaking of plot twists, the ending really made me wish I had gunned down more people that deserved it. -JR"

Read: Favorite Story-based Games, at the Escapist

In his latest SEC filing, Herve mentioned that "Starting on December 1, 2006 and through December 15, 2006, Interplay
Entertainment Corp. will give a slide show presentation during meetings with
various European qualified investors."

frymuchan noted on the Raging Bull forums that "today is the last day of Herve selling his pitch to investors. People are likely selling fearing bad news and trying to beat the rush if the funding falls through. PMy (sic) guess is that the stock will fly upwards if Interplay can earn even half of what they are looking to raise."

No news about these presentations has appeared yet, but something may filter through after the weekend has passed.
Spotted @ The Escapist
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Fallout 3 at Future Shop [ Game -> Article ]
Posted by JohnPnP | Related News Items Fri 15 Dec 2006, 5:47 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Game: Fallout 3

Looks like Future Shop has a release date for Fallout 3 as you can find here.

Here's hoping it isn't all lies.

Spotted @ Future Shop
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News Roundup [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by Urizen | Related News Items Thu 14 Dec 2006, 2:13 PM
More info on Game: Hellgate: London | More info on Person: Feargus Urquart | More info on Company: Obsidian Entertainment
SEGA and Obsidian Entertainment (led by Feargus Urquhart) has just announced an RPG based on the Alien License. No more info is available at this time, but it is rumoured that a second Alien game will be announced by SEGA tomorrow.

Read: Official Press Release

Also, IGN has taken another peek at Hellgate: London, and it looks pretty grim. "The attributes "..." are Accuracy, Concentration, Stamina and Willpower." Looks like we're in for a Diablo dumb-down, if that's even possible.

Read: IGN Sneak peak

On a completely different note, Jesus took some time out of his busy schedule to tell me about his upcoming birthday, which is on the 24th of december. My own birthday is on the 28th, so I know all about having to arrange birthday celebrations in the middle of the holiday season. Tough luck Jesus, but that's the way it goes sometimes.

Spotted @ Evil Avatar
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Newsposter Update [ Community -> Update ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Mon 11 Dec 2006, 7:15 PM
We have a new Newsposter on the DAC team. Everyone welcome Urizen! He drank the koolaid.
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