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King of Creation
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Company -> Update ] - More info on Company: Bethesda v. Interplay

Bethesda's new law firm hit the ground running. Court documents that DAC has obtained show that Bethesda's new lawyers, Steptoe and Johnson, LLC, are appealing the preliminary injunction ruling that gave victory to Interplay.

Notice of Appeal

Notice is hereby given that Bethesda Softworks, LLC, plaintiff in the above named case, hereby appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from the order denying its motion for preliminary injunction entered in this action on December 11, 2009 and dated December 10, 2009.

In addition, the lawyers have officially withdrawn DLA Piper, Bethesda's previous lawfirm, from the proceedings. We'll keep an eye on this one!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's within their right to appeal and I'm sure the already overloaded judge is going to be overjoyed to continue hearing how the word "trilogy" is harming Bethesda's sales of Fallout 3 when one lone customer or two complained about getting the patches for Fallout Trilogy from Bethesda instead of getting them from Interplay.

Bethesda kept saying that they "wanted" Interplay to make the Fallout MMO game in order to reap the financial benefit but at the same time they put stumbling blocks in front of them all the way back to 2008( They wanted them to work on a game and not know about the fact that the game was being worked on. They wanted no one to know the game was being worked on. They wanted Interplay to not post one Trademarked iota that they were working on anything Fallout MMO related and then they complained that they heard nothing about it under deposition. I guess that their lawyers never told them of the continuous rejections of Herve Caen's request to post something to the tune that Fallout MMO is being worked on.

And then they complain as to why deals of financing were not being announced? Well, If I were Interplay and I could not even post a Fallout MMO font let alone a press release would I put out a press release for funding of the game I have no right to tell anyone about because they want to protect their brand to the point that they will take away my right to make the game so the two years are up and I forfeit that right which cannot be done without a 30 day period notice to consider the situation?

Bethesda fired off a letter than the rights have been forfeited without a meeting to discuss the situation as stipulated by the 30 day clause in the joke of an agreement that they cannot get a judge to understand important parts of.


And now they are appealing the injunction because they say their sales are being hurt but could not prove it according to the judge and they are crying foul that they did not put in concretely defined terms as to the method of monetary availability and ore full development in their APA contract with Interplay.

We're going to release the court transcripts piece meal not only to enjoy the roasting of Bethesda's arrogant and greedy ways but to also to show their utter contempt to the court, to legal contracts, to the fans, to Interplay and to the truth.

What is to tell us that they have not already been working on Fallout MMO themselves prior to April 30th 2009 thinking they had themselves a layup in their being overconfident in thinking that Interplay was going to fall on their faces as far as obtaining financing when they could not clearly prove to the Judge that Interplay's financial deals financiers were not in the work or still in the work provided that Bethesda allows Interplay to say that they are working on the game with part of the work being contracted to Masthead as they are allowed to hire contractors and not give them rights to the game as stated by Bethesda CCO Leder in his deposition?

Their 7 lawyers were amateurish enough not to have clearly defined terms that are easily explainable and unquestioned in a court of law.

Now they hire this steptoe firm thinking that will allow them to change the testimony that's already in place and the clear indication from the judge that the contract's pivotal points that Bethesda is arguing are vague at best and confusing at worst.

All they had to do was write up a clear document with clearly defined terms of financing and even stipulated games that can and can't be sold and in what form whether digital or physical or both but I guess what amounts to lawyer 101 can be ignored if you are very close to the seat of vanity that is Washington D.C.

I warned them not to do this, not to go to court and now Interplay's lawyer and the judge exposed the flaws in their case.

I have a history of having the people who do not listen to my prophetic warnings end up with egg on their face or feeling sorry for years. It's a little Cassandra principle thing that I've picked up.

It's time to step on a few steptoes to see which is worse, sitting on fences or stepping on steptoes.

There is so much more that Fallout fans do not know about but will in ways agonizing to Bethesda.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

orionquest wrote:
It's within their right to appeal and I'm sure the already overloaded judge is going to be overjoyed to continue hearing how the word "trilogy" .....


And you are...?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Interplay's guardian angle. But he makes some points.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Orionquest is one of Interplay's shareholders.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ausir wrote:
Orionquest is one of Interplay's shareholders.

My condolences, then.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

VasikkA wrote:
Ausir wrote:
Orionquest is one of Interplay's shareholders.

My condolences, then.


I welcome your stiff upper lipped mockery but there are standards that must be met.

Therefore, I demand that minimal and by that I mean higher than "Fallout 3" like standards of creativity be met in your derision in order to alleviate the painful boredom that results from reading intellectually vacuous one liner retorts.

Otherwise, I'll release 218 pages of headache causing court transcripts that will cause an overheat then a head crash of your brain's hard drive but judging from your reply, I do not venture that you have the internal fortitude to actually read them.

That is why we have this game that will assist in the attenuation of your brain matter. Let's go to the game aisle.

There you will find:

The Alec Baldwin impersonating Bethesda VP of sales lying in wait to hulu your brain matter in exchange for thin air printed/backed by nothing monetary units we call federal reserve notes.

Now scurry along. There are sales to be made and sheeple to subjugate.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is why I love orionquest. He's like 4too, but a bit more lucid.

Also, hurry up and send me those transcripts tard
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

King of Creation wrote:
This is why I love orionquest. He's like 4too, but a bit more lucid.

Also, hurry up and send me those transcripts tard


as much as I'd love to release the 218 pages of court transcripts, I'd like for Interplay's stock price to remain low and off the radar in a Nathaniel "Rotty" Rothschild a tweety message bird let me know 'bout Napoleon's Waterloo kind of way, winky winky slinky dinky.

http://www.vo2ov.com/The-House-of-Rothschild-1934-_116702.html

See, among other projects, I have a unique idea for a role playing game but I need a certain commodity to manifest my idea into the reality of this monetary enslavement of the populace realm.

In GOD we trust, all else pay cash on a "Dark City" barrel head. icon_lalala
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

A Dark City RPG? How come that's never been done before?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dark City? The 98's film?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

orionquest wrote:
as much as I'd love to release the 218 pages of court transcripts, I'd like for Interplay's stock price to remain low and off the radar in a Nathaniel "Rotty" Rothschild a tweety message bird let me know 'bout Napoleon's Waterloo kind of way, winky winky slinky dinky.

That first part of your plan should be of no problem, but in order to capitalize on those tweets there'd actually have to be outside interest to purchase the stock, winky dinky.

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See, among other projects, I have a unique idea for a role playing game but I need a certain commodity to manifest my idea into the reality of this monetary enslavement of the populace realm.

By accumulating stock in a company that has produced nothing but SEC filings in the last 5+ years?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

VasikkA wrote:
orionquest wrote:
as much as I'd love to release the 218 pages of court transcripts, I'd like for Interplay's stock price to remain low and off the radar in a Nathaniel "Rotty" Rothschild a tweety message bird let me know 'bout Napoleon's Waterloo kind of way, winky winky slinky dinky.

That first part of your plan should be of no problem, but in order to capitalize on those tweets there'd actually have to be outside interest to purchase the stock, winky dinky.

Quote:
See, among other projects, I have a unique idea for a role playing game but I need a certain commodity to manifest my idea into the reality of this monetary enslavement of the populace realm.

By accumulating stock in a company that has produced nothing but SEC filings in the last 5+ years?


1) You completely missed the reference about what I meant about the "tweety" part icon_hahano

You'd have to put in some effort and watch the movie to understand it's about a "tweety bird" and not twitter.

2) Like I said, you can keep mocking but it's banally obvious icon_confused2 that we will not be getting some humorously inventive mocks from your highness.

I ain't wasting my weekend waiting for you to get a creative spark.

Pigs shall fly to intercept the falling manna from Heaven before that happens and even bracing icy conditions is less painful than getting bored to death by the funny bone challenged.

But do wish me some schadenfreudIAL slips as I go about on the ice while feeling your heart's darkened intent before the thought comes into your brain. Check with the Matrix's cookie baking Oracle to get around that hulufied noodle.

Cia for now icon_chick
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

orionquest wrote:
You'd have to put in some effort and watch the movie to understand it's about a "tweety bird" and not twitter.

Then again, I prefer the 1940 version.

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2) Like I said, you can keep mocking but it's banally obvious icon_confused2 that we will not be getting some humorously inventive mocks from your highness.

I ain't wasting my weekend waiting for you to get a creative spark.

Butthurt so soon? Relax, we all make bad investments sometimes. Of course, mine doesn't involve the Herv.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

VasikkA wrote:
orionquest wrote:
You'd have to put in some effort and watch the movie to understand it's about a "tweety bird" and not twitter.

Then again, I prefer the 1940 version.

Quote:
2) Like I said, you can keep mocking but it's banally obvious icon_confused2 that we will not be getting some humorously inventive mocks from your highness.

I ain't wasting my weekend waiting for you to get a creative spark.

Butthurt so soon? Relax, we all make bad investments sometimes. Of course, mine doesn't involve the Herv.


Your reply is rather funny, but not because it's humorous or original.

If you actually understood what I said icon_confused2 icon_confused2 , I had cryptically hinted at the type of retort you would come back with.

Now again, you should go check with the Matrixfied Oracle as to why I was able to predict that you were going to make a banal statement in replying to me.

(the insipid meaning of banal: lacking originality, freshness, or novelty )

If there is another reply from your superiority duplex, there is a high probability I know which path it shall take.

Adiós muchacho.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

what the hell is going on in here?!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:43 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I guess it's the ultimate counterattack from a "noneedtobearitanymore" Interplay shareholder.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:40 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Get off your high horse, sheesh.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

You're quite the one to talk, Frater

http://www.duckandcover.cx/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23521&start=20
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

orionquest wrote:
Your reply is rather funny, but not because it's humorous or original.

Well, compared to the fact that you're an IPLY shareholder and a rather hopeful one, which I think is pretty fucking hilarious, my responses do feel a bit vapid. I don't think I can ever top that delusionary comment about a N.M. Rothschild-like manouver in response to releasing court transcripts.

Because it's obvious that I struck a soft spot, feel free to elaborate on your line of reasoning. Even in a favorable outcome in the proceedings, Interplay will merely achieve status quo; that is, continuing to develop vaporware, screwing its stakeholders and living off the royalties of the 'Fallout trilogy'. There are no other beneficiaries in this case other than Herve.
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