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Fallout 3: Vaporware? [ Game -> Preview ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Sat 07 Oct 2006, 2:05 PM
More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Game: Fallout 3

CNet compiled a list of the Top 11 (why 11? Such rebels over there) greatest cases of Vaporware to hit the gaming world. Evar! Included on this list, our good friend, Fallout 3.

Fallout 3
Interplay's beloved apocalyptic RPG franchise has been ripe for a sequel since Fallout 2 was released in 1998. Bethesda Softworks, creators of the Elder Scrolls RPG series, acquired the rights to Fallout in 2004 and are supposedly working on Fallout 3. Unfortunately, they still haven't released any details and the game was conspicuously absent from their E3 booth this year.
Announced: 2003
Vaporware status: Vaporware

See the rest of the list here.

Thanks again, Killzig.

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Fallout: Biggest "Quantum Leap" RPG [ Game -> Review ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Sat 07 Oct 2006, 2:01 PM
More info on Game: Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game

Gamasutra recently asked it's readers:

"Which role playing game over the entire history of the genre do you think has made the biggest 'quantum leap,' and why?"

After a few honorable mentions, they display the top five. Deus Ex and Planescape are in there, but number 1 goes to Fallout.

Fallout - this rpg really has everything a great rpg needs: incredibly robust player character development, not just combat skills; great original story and setting, not just another rpg with elves and orcs; a great turn based combat system for people who like to think, but yet has some of the most rewarding critical death animations that rival any game, not just rpgs; a rich world full of interesting npc characters, enemies and places; functional UI, and great character dialogue system; because the game was open ended and the character development was really deep, it is actually replayable more than 3 times.


You can read the whole thing here.

Thanks to Killzig for the tip.

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Fallout d20 Updates [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Fri 06 Oct 2006, 1:35 PM
More info on Company: Glutton Creeper Games | More info on Game: Fallout d20

There are a few updates to Fallout d20 over at GCG.

Oct 5, 2006: Wrapping up with the designers and artists, test play groups are under way picking apart character creation and addition rules. Will be heading to the editor within the week and print layout is being designed. We are looking for a December print date and a before X-mas release. Click the following link to view the front cover art - sorry it is a large file 3MB and a PDF (you'll need Adobe reader 6.0 or higher to view) http//www.gluttoncreeper.com/FOCover.pdf - we'll work on getting a smaller file later in the week (enjoy this for now); our CPU is buggy and we are getting a 3rd system up and running to handle just these tasks.

The cover artwork is interesting, but I would rather see the Fallout font, as well as a more contrasting color.

Spotted @ No Mutants Allowed
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Fallout 3 Announcement Soon? [ Game -> Article ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Fri 06 Oct 2006, 1:16 PM
More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Game: Fallout 3

I was reading some random gaming news this morning when I stumbled upon something very interesting at Kotaku:

New Bethesda Game To Be Announced November 1st?

Chris Kohler of Wired's Game|Life blog drops this tantalizing hint:

At any rate, we're getting info on a game that'll be announced on November 1. So please look forward to that date, upon which you will be informed of everything. You'll find out, for example, how I got a thick layer of desert sand all over my white Old Navy shirt. Suspense!

So circle that date on your calendars, Bethesda lovers. There's all sorts of speculation that could go down, but I'm betting that the "game" being announced is an Oblivion expansion pack.

While they speculate that it is an Oblivion expansion, the "desert sand" comment sticks out to me as being very Fallout. I guess we'll have to wait an see!

Spotted @ Kotaku
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New Poll and Pic [ Community -> Update ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Thu 05 Oct 2006, 5:39 PM

We've put up a new poll and new Pic of the "Whenever we feel like it" Week.

The last poll asked: What do you think of the Fallout 3 poster shown at E3?

Results were somewhat mixed:

It's awesome 22%
It's pretty cool 29%
It's OK 18%
Eh... 14%
It sucks 7%
Slit my wrists cause I can tell the game is going to suck from teh poster omg. 7%

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Tim Cain Talks Fallout [ Game -> Editorial ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Mon 25 Sep 2006, 1:04 PM
More info on Game: Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game | More info on Person: Tim Cain

Tim Cain, one of the original progenitors of Fallout, has been featured in this month's PC Powerplay. He talks about the original series, as well as Bethesda's upcoming sequal. The following quotes are just a few of the many that were transcribed over at RPG Codex.

We set out to make a non-linear game, which today would be called a sandbox game. We wanted the player to make any kind of character and then go off into the wilderness in any direction and still be able to finish the game. Naturally, some characters would be harder to finish the game with than others, but that was our main goal.

We knew we were making a dark game, based on the horrors that 1950's science had predicted for a future apocalyptic world. So we balanced that with humour, by poking fun at those same predictions in a way that would amuse a modern player.

Once we had settled on a post-apocalyptic setting for our world, we debated over all the different types we could choose. I remember debating modern futurism, like alien invasion or cyber warfare, and even the possibillity that there had been no war at all and this was all an illusion or a facade, but in the end, we felt that the Cold War era had the most visceral appeal of all these settings, and most easily opened itself up for humour.

(...)

After Interplay picked up the D&D license, they almost cancelled Fallout right then so as not to be working on multiple products that would compete with one another. But I pointed out that the setting was so different from orcs and goblins that there would likely be no overlap in the target audience. Marketing believed me, and Fallout was saved from termination.

(...)

After playing Oblivion, I have high hopes for Fallout 3 being an awesome open-ended experience. Bethesda obviously has good people working there, so I don't want to insult them by offering any advice that might sound like a pronouncement. I just want to play the game like any other fan, which means I will be surprised and delighted by the plot twists and turns and also that I reserve the right to complain about any deviation from the Fallout canon.

Spotted @ No Mutants Allowed
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Play Chess with Interplay! [ Community -> Update ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Mon 25 Sep 2006, 1:00 PM

Some things have changed over at the old Interplay website. They've removed the "Forums - Coming Soon" bit, and replaced it with a link to Play Chess Online. The link takes you to some French website.

Maybe Herve is getting lonely and needs someone to play?

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Jericho Premiering Tonight [ Film & TV -> Update ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Wed 20 Sep 2006, 8:32 PM
More info on Film & TV: Jericho
The new post apocalyptic television series Jericho is premiering tonight on CBS at 8:00 EST. I had completely forgotten about this until I saw an ad for it. I won't be able to watch it live, so if you can, let me know what you thought of it!
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Site Maintenance today [ Community -> Update ]
Posted by DarkUnderlord | Related News Items Mon 18 Sep 2006, 2:44 AM

I'm doing some site maintenance today so expect some downtime for intermittent intervals.

Also, as part of that update, I've deleted all users who registered and had ZERO posts. 90% of those were spambots, the rest were accounts rgeistered a long time ago and since forgotten. As a result, the membership list has dropped from 8,941 down to a more realistic 1,951. If you were a real user and your account was deleted, I apolgies. Please feel free to re-register. I've also installed a mod which will hopefully keep out the spambots once and for all (or at least, for a few years yet).

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The Newly Christian Censored Fallout... [ Game -> Preview ]
Posted by Europa13 | Related News Items Thu 14 Sep 2006, 4:42 AM

It seems that the, Left Behind, series has ventured into the realm of PC gamming now with it's upcoming title; Left Behind: Eternal Forces... While it's not Fallout, nor is it Wasteland... It is Apocalyptic, else I wouldn't be posting about it... Besides, news has been slowly lately and I haven't posted in forever. Actually this brings me to announce my new bumper sticker...

"Warning: In case of Rapture; Driver will make frequent stops... To collect valuables."

Edit: Didn't South Park make an episode about a christian video game? w00t!!! 100ft. tall, golden statue of Keanu Reeves, here I come!!!! Our Saviour!!!

Spotted @ Left Behind Games
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Todd Howard Mentions Fallout 3 [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Sun 10 Sep 2006, 1:58 AM
More info on Person: Todd Howard | More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Game: Fallout 3

Since there's not going to be any real news on Fallout 3 for a while, we have to settle for anything that even mentions the game. This time, Todd Howard did the mentioning. He briefly talked about Fallout 3 in a podcast interview with Escape Radio. Here's the transcript of the only important part of the interview, as posted at NMA:

Host: Since you mentioned it first I don't feel bad about asking, but... what can you tell us about Fallout 3?

Todd: Uh... it's currently... full steam ahead and... um... so... that would be something that, yeah, we're definitely not ready to talk about yet... um... in terms of we're still... trying things out... but it's, it's going... it's going very well... there's a lot of... good stuff... in the game right now... well, at least we, we think it's good stuff right now... we... that may change before we... announce... really announce the game and show it off, so...

Host: You told... you told GameSpot about two years ago you guys were in the messing with stuff phase... What... what would you characterize it now, what phase would you consider the project to be at now?

Todd: Um... messing with different stuff... heh...

Host: (laughter) Awesome.

Todd: Um... yeah, we have very long... what we... what we describe as preproduction... Y'know, for us it's very, very, very long... At the end of preproduction for us we have... something you can play... this is... this is, this is what the game... this is a little (?) part of the game... and, uh... yeah, for better or worse we spend a while doing that.

For those who are interested in listening to the podcast, the part about Fallout 3 starts at around 21 minutes. You can listen to it here.

Spotted @ No Mutants Allowed
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Fallout d20 Guide Intro [ Game -> Preview ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Sun 10 Sep 2006, 1:52 AM
More info on Game: Fallout d20

Glutton Creeper Games has released the introduction to the Fallout d20 Guide. It's a 7-page intro that details some Fallout history. You can grab the file here.

Don't forget to check out the Official Fallout d20 Forums!

Thanks to John for pointing out the announcment.

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Diary of the Dead direct to video? [ Film & TV -> Update ]
Posted by Mr. Teatime | Related News Items Sat 02 Sep 2006, 6:19 PM
More info on Film & TV: Diary of the Dead

George Romero's cut himself loose of hollywood for his next film, Diary of the Dead, that apparently goes back to the initial outbreak of zombies in his apocalyptic vision. And now he's saying he's planning possibly to take it direct to video. George's reason is that he can do the movie his way, put in violence that they wouldn't allow to be in the cinemas, and generally make the film he wants without having to worry about Hollywood telling him what he can and can't do. I think this is a good thing.

Diary will follow the exploits of a group of college students who are making a horror film. When the news breaks that the dead are returning to life, the group hops into their van with their camera in an attempt to try and get some footage.

"I want to do this from a subjective kind of view with no music. You know, something really raw," Romero elaborates. "So it's kind of a stylistic experiment, a low budget, under the radar kind of thing that's just sort of from the heart."

Right now Diary of the Dead looks like something Romero is more interested in releasing in a direct-to-video capacity instead of theatrically, although that might happen as well.

Why direct-to-video? George can do more of what he wants that way. Especially pertaining to how much violence can be showcased in the movie. Diary is a project he is making for his fans independent of all the usual Hollywood rules and regulations. Romero also assured me that there will be the right kind of gore in the film that we all know and love, and he is in talks with Greg Nicotero of KNB to do the effects.

It's clear that this is not something forced on George - he could make a big screen film, but is choosing not to. So I think this will turn out pretty good.

Spotted @ Bloody-Disgusting.com
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28 Weeks Later Starts Principle Photography [ Film & TV -> Preview ]
Posted by King of Creation | Related News Items Sat 02 Sep 2006, 1:27 AM
More info on Film & TV: 28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later, the sequal to the awesome zombie flick 28 Days Later, has started shooting principle photography.

Six months after the rage virus has annihilated the British Isles, the US Army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin. In the first wave of returning refugees, a family is reunited -- but one of them unwittingly carries a terrible secret. The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever.

I can't wait for the sequal. I really enjoyed the first one, so I've got high hopes for part 2.

Spotted @ Comingsoon.net
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Fallout Revisited part 3; super awesome database [ Game -> Editorial ]
Posted by Mr. Teatime | Related News Items Sat 26 Aug 2006, 8:57 PM

Gamebanshee have put up the third and final part of their Fallout Revisited feature. This consists of the last half of their editorial on the history and future of Fallout - no new information, just speculation - and an equipment database, which, according to NMA newsposter and possibly giver-of-pain Suffer, "with NMA's database still broken thanks to our server and FalloutVault's database not being easy to view thanks to wiki technology, is probably the best Fallout item database currently available."

Fascinating.

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