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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Editorial ] - More info on Person: Tim Cain | More info on Game: Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game

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.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

That was actually pretty interesting, as I learned new and exciting things from reading it. Kudos.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

who's tim cain? and what's this "fallout" that everyone's talking about?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

rumours?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Imperial City?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

There's also what Leon said about Arcanum in another issue of that magazine:
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We had actually started preproduction on a sequel using the Source engine, which eventually led us to making Vampire : Bloodlines. But there was quite a bit of turmoil going on at Sierra at the time, and it got shelved before it got too far. It had a great premise and was certain to be bug free! It was going to be called "Journey to the Centre of Arcanum."

So why do these guys talk to foreign magazines I've never heard of and not, uh, DAC, I guess.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

baby arm wrote:
There's also what Leon said about Arcanum in another issue of that magazine:
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We had actually started preproduction on a sequel using the Source engine, which eventually led us to making Vampire : Bloodlines. But there was quite a bit of turmoil going on at Sierra at the time, and it got shelved before it got too far. It had a great premise and was certain to be bug free! It was going to be called "Journey to the Centre of Arcanum."

So why do these guys talk to foreign magazines I've never heard of and not, uh, DAC, I guess.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Adventure Quest will be the best RPG.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Why none of these people have any balls? I know that if you're famous hordes of lawyers only wait for you to make a mistake and call somebody a swell guy, but seriously, is saying "Personally I didn't like Oblivion, and I am worried about Fallout 3" so fucking hard?
Stop this little circle of admiration already. It's gay.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Maybe Oblivion actually is good, and we're just a bunch of retarded fans tard
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Never underestimate the intellect of a bunch of retarded fans!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

at least DaC tards understand the humongous camp value in fallout. mostly.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

S4ur0n27 wrote:
Maybe Oblivion actually is good, and we're just a bunch of retarded fans tard


It doesn't fucking matter, it's still light years from Fallout in style of presentation.

And it DOES suck.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

baby arm wrote:
So why do these guys talk to foreign magazines I've never heard of and not, uh, DAC, I guess.


Not too foreign for me icon_dance
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:21 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Did the german PC Powerplay hold the interview?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

"at least DaC tards understand the humongous camp value in fallout. mostly."

You obviously don't remember V13 or Fallout eXtreme. ';0) heheh.

Raise your hand if you remember Kelly X and the whole Copyright creative content wallpaper fiasco!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've red this few days ago and i had a felling that Tim was sucking up a bit. Maybe he wants to get employed by Bethsheda?
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Just because Oblivion is not good enough for someone, that does not mean that fallout willsuck too! They will probobly have a diffrent concept because the games are radicly difrrent!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

S4ur0n27 wrote:
Maybe Oblivion actually is good


Has anyone actually played Oblivion?

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Maybe he wants to get employed by Bethsheda?


Does anyone know if Tim is involved in any projects at the moment or if he is a gainfully employed fluffer at Bathesda?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

tim cain.

reverse:
niac mit

translation:
niacht mit

better translation:
nicht mit(german)

english translation:
not with
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damn, i have hacked the matrix

that means, fallout 3 will be not with tim cain. WOA IMA GENIUS icon_dance
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

no wonder you have no friends, dickface icon_chainsaw
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