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Urizen
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Update ] - More info on Community: No Mutants Allowed | More info on Game: Fallout series

Brother None just stopped by to tell us that him and his friends at NMA have managed to get a hold of some prominent Fallout leads:

"Leonard Boyarsky Fallout 1 lead artist and original game design
Chris Taylor Fallout 1 lead designer and original game design, Fallout Tactics senior designer
Feargus Urquhart Fallout 1 division director of Interplay TSR, Fallout 2 producer and lead designer
Chris Avellone Fallout 2 designer, author of the Fallout Bibles and lead designer of Van Buren (BIS' Fallout 3) until he left for Obsidian
J.E. Sawyer Van Buren lead technical designer and lead designer until he left a few months before BIS closed its doors"

They all get to answer questions about the creation of the different titles, the fanbase and the Fallout setting. Here is a little snippet, just to get your juices flowing:

"What advice would you have for someone making another Fallout game?

J.E. Sawyer:
Establish a vision and go with it. The Fallout games are great, but to progress the series, you need to separate the wheat from the chaff and build on top of that. Refine the strengths of the Fallout games and add new innovations. There's a lot of dissonant noise from fans about what those strengths really are. And that's fine. It's not their job to make the game. They aren't a team. But you have to be able to get to the heart of what's really important.
There are probably a lot of decisions that you will make that infuriate a lot of people. If you feel those decisions need to be made, do not half-ass them. The people still will be infuriated, and what you are making will suffer overall because of those compromises. A compromise made for reasons of scope or quality -- that might be a good compromise. Compromises made to quasi-please the average audience member aren't a good thing, especially not with a concept as strongly expressed as "Fallout".
And whatever you do, make sure you nail the art, the music, and the sound. That's the stuff that transcends rules and combat systems and dialogue trees."

It's a nice little read, and a swell way to finish off the 10 year anniversary. Take a look at the whole thing over at NMA, and then go play some Fallout.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

And now compare the answers in that interview with the answers in Inside the Vault. :fallout = sandbox = xbox:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Happy birthday Fallout!! I fucking love you! Best game ever and I mean it! icon_dance icon_clap icon_dance icon_drunk salute love party
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

just want to jizz all over J. E. Sawyer
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dogmeatlives wrote:
Happy birthday Fallout!! I fucking love you! Best game ever and I mean it! icon_dance icon_clap icon_dance icon_drunk salute love party

Usually things start to get more attractive when they enter their pre-teens, but Fallout is like the kid that turns goth and gets fugly piercings to try to appear cool. I hope the 3rd installation will finally cut the last artery.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

VasikkA wrote:
Dogmeatlives wrote:
Happy birthday Fallout!! I fucking love you! Best game ever and I mean it! icon_dance icon_clap icon_dance icon_drunk salute love party

Usually things start to get more attractive when they enter their pre-teens, but Fallout is like the kid that turns goth and gets fugly piercings to try to appear cool. I hope the 3rd installation will finally cut the last artery.




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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shinies n ding dings > dialogue trees


Fuck you! :shakesfist:

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And even though there were some silly things in it, like the crashed flying saucer, overall it was more dark humor than silly humor.


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Don't do one. Do something better and raise the bar even higher.


Hello there, Bethesda. Die.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

fallouts not even that good, sheesh. i only post here by accident.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Fall... what?! icon_confused2
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Dreadnought wrote:
Fall... what?! icon_confused2


out i loves fallout i'd like to have basement with a vault door with 13 inscribed in big huge letters
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

so now that Fallout is dead what should DAC be dedicated too? Nostalgic retro porn from the cold war era?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Age of Decadence needs an angry fan site, unless Exitium already has founded one. :circle of h8:
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Killzig wrote:
so now that Fallout is dead what should DAC be dedicated too? Nostalgic retro porn from the cold war era?


I'm cool with that.

And fuck sawyer, by the way. His mission was going to be pretty fail too, imo.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Good job NMA


Happy 10th Fallout

isn't 12 the age of consent in 1 or 2 states.....

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:40 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I thought it was 12 in Canada or something.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

VasikkA wrote:
Age of Decadence needs an angry fan site,

i thought that was the codex's turf
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

http://www.shacknews.com/featuredarticle.x?id=411

"The first thing people usually ask us is, 'Why the fuck are you guys making Fallout?'" laughed Howard. "Which is a pretty good question," he added. "The prime reason is, when the game first came out, it was the kind of game that we really loved. It's a world where your actions really, really mattered."

Isn't this the guy who said he never beat any of the games? They loved it so much they never bothered to finish it?? :serious question:

Eventually, Bethesda acquired the game rights in 2004; this year, Bethesda took control of the entire property. "Pete left this sticky note on my keyboard when the deal was done," recalled Howard, "and it said, 'Fallout is yours.'"


a day that will go down in infamy.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

sticky note jerk
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thor Kaufman wrote:
sticky note jerk


I betcha that if you get that thing later, it works like the spear of destiny as it was the note used to stab the messiah of gaming to death once and for all.
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