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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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Denizsi supposedly interviews Herve Caen through email and it turned into a giant clusterfuck but it has some interesting stuff in it like his Twitter account;

After many e-mails and much waiting and somewhat nerving exchange of questions and answers, finally here is a short e-mail interview with much beloved Herve Cain, CEO of Interplay, on Fallout Online with breaking new information, conducted by yours truely. Here are some shortened, if somewhat cryptic, bits from the interview to whet your appetites:

Cars, and bikes, are in, at least I think so:
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So, you have confirmed that there will be certain forms of personal transportation in Fallout Online. Could you elaborate further?

2 wheels or 4 wheels, that is the question...


As hard and long as it was to get answers to my e-mails, the answers were almost as cryptically brief as it gets. He must have noticed this at some point, since he, thankfully, supplied me with additional information later on (after I pulled a polite WTF on him) :
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What other forms of in-game activities will the player be able to occupy themselves with? Perhaps you could give a vague example and how much time an average player can invest in these?

... a party in Venice* for the Hatton-Paquiao* and it last 6 minutes...

*: Venice is the name of a settlement that has been partially flooded and thus came to be called Venice

**: Hatton-Paquiao is the name of a fighting tournament, similar to the one at Jungle Gym, except each tournament event takes place in a different area, and players will need to undertake a quest to be able to learn where and join the tournament. It's also a reference to two contemporary boxers by the names Hatton and Paquiao.


House owning is in, you'll be able to form "families" instead of clans with players, and it looks like the means of personal transportation will have a pretty significant place in game world:

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Could you dwell further into the emergent and unscripted nature of quests, as you called it, and maybe give a brief example (preferably a real example over a hypothetical one, please?)?

Firebird is in the shop. Family is in town visiting. Life is good...

An asshole smashed his car into my 69 Firebird convertible parked in front of my house at in the morning and ran. What a world...

My Firebird 69 is a total loss. Time to focus on work and go shopping for a new car...


I was somewhat puzzled by this, but was afraid to ask further:
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What do you think of the current crop of next-gen games? How are they doing in terms of game design? Any observations, any criticism?

Very good by looking at the kids faces...


Let's do a sanity check:
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What do you think of the current state of game journalism? Are you concerned about how certain game journalists' impression of Fallout Online may have a negative impact on Interplay?

gameindustry.biz journalists are incompetent assholes


Sounds pretty good, I think. Read the whole thing without cut-outs here!
http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=195

I have no idea if the interview is real or not but that twitter acount looks real cause of that Hervy pic on there. You can read the original thread here.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:56 am Reply with quoteBack to top

What the fuck?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

the answers to the questions are obviously just his random twitters
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah...it seems to me that the guy looked at Herve's twitters and crafted questions a la Jeopardy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Who care's about his fucking firebird.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You the man, Poopa
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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acount looks real cause of that Hervy pic on there
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Gaming journalism doesn't get more sad than this. icon_sadblinky
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

VasikkA wrote:
Gaming journalism
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dogmeatlives wrote:
What the fuck?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

sounds like he interviewed megatron aiee
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