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King of Creation
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Interview ] - More info on Person: Pete Hines | More info on Company: Obsidian Entertainment | More info on Game: Fallout: New Vegas

OXM has released a podcast interview with Pete Hines as a supplement to their Fallout: New Vegas article. While the article itself was pretty pro-Bethesda and Fallout 3, it never took a negative tone. This podcast, however, apparently focuses on the negative - in that Bethesda cares nothing about what we think:

In OXM's new podcast, Bethesda's Pete Hines explains that the fans that railed against Fallout 3's release had no effect on the decision to hire the Fallout veterans at Obsidian.

Hardcore Fallout fans are notoriously protective of their favourite series, and many of them made it very clear that they were dissatisfied with Bethesda's critically acclaimed and enormously popular take on the universe.

In spite of this, Bethesda VP of Marketing, Pete Hines was quick to deny that pleasing these furious fans was anything to do with Obsidian's hiring, even though key members of the development team worked on previous Fallout titles and a cancelled version of Fallout 3, codenamed Van Buren.

"We don't do major development deals and projects to appease any one fanbase," Pete Hines explained. "That's a really good way to go out of business fast."

Still, Hines recognises that Obsidian is a great fit for the project.

"I don't think I've talked to anybody about this, whether it's people at other publishers, developers, journalists, whatever, who haven't said it makes sense."

For the full interview, check out the new OXM podcast either by clicking on this link to subscribe in iTunes.

Or grab the MP3 from this direct link.

So our opinions are crap, but if the same opinions come from someone else then it's a good idea?

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SenisterDenister
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So I suppose any company that caters to a specific gaming niche and still gets by isn't a good one then?
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edhead
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So "Fuck you" is as good a way to say "Hello" as ever.
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Yonmanc
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Really, is anyone suprised by this? He said the same thing in an interview about Fallout 3 I believe.
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Dogmeatlives
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, very nasty. He could have at least lied. Instead he was all like "nah, fuck those guys, their opinions don't make me no money!"

this muthafucka won't even give us credit for agreeing that this is a good idea!! That bastard.

You know they picked Obsidian to please us. You just know it. They were like "If we market it as a bethesda game the FO3 fans will be totally into it, while at the same time the nerdy oldschool fanboys will know whos making it and be all into it. Also the game will be a better game than FO3 just because Obsidian es mas talented. So it's a win win win"
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I still see the hidden truth that they suck so bad they have to outsource to make a game that doesn't suck. Truths avoided, universe continues its slantwize spinning. Disaster averted.
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