We all remember the lengthy battle between Interplay, the original holders of the Fallout License and Bethesda, the new holders of the license over the fate of Fallout Online that’s been going for near two years now. Fans wanting a real trek through an apocolyptic wasteland may be in for disappointment from the latest news out of Interplay.
Recently, Interplay released a financial report that showed losses of over a million dollars, and a total deficit of £2.5 million dollars, with the possibility of bankruptcy mention a few times. While Interplay have filed for bankruptcy in the past, there’s no guarantee for if the developer will die or be reborn. What is also unclear is if the rights to the MMO will fall to Bethesda due to the legal battle, and if it does, that they will rescue the ailing title. If Interplay does get the funding together though, the newest addition to an extensive list of MMO’s is slated for a 2012 release.
Earlier this week, Interplay announced that a licensing agreement with Bethesda, the company that behind the Fallout franchise, allowed them to include numerous aspects of the Fallout Universe in their upcoming MMO, which bears the same name.
However, Bethesda filed a court order against Interplay yesterday that the licensing agreement only gives Interplay the rights to use the Fallout name, but no other assets were included.
As a response to Interplay Bethesda stated, “The term ‘Fallout-branded MMOG’ is plain and clear on its face — it means an MMOG named ‘Fallout’. Bethesda gave Interplay a license to call its MMOG ‘Fallout’ if it met the conditions of the [trademark licensing agreement]. Nothing else was licensed to Interplay. Interplay offers a variety of merit less arguments to suggest that the plain reading of the [trademark licensing agreement] would render the agreement meaningless. Interplay is wrong. Its arguments to the contrary should be rejected.”
The outcome of this legal issue has yet to be seen, but it is likely that Interplay will not be able to use anything Fallout-related in their game, aside from the title, of course.
I noticed that I never posted Rust’s amazing ad for our new shirt on the front page. Better late than never!
Great news for Xbox360 owners [*grumbles*PS3*grumbles*]! You can now purchase the DLC for Fallout New Vegas, entitled “Dead Money” for the rather low price of 800 Microsoft Points. With new weapons, new characters and new mission material, it’s a great deal that can help extend the already long life of the game.
Dead Money will follow the Courier as he/she finds themselves embroiled in a life/death game in search of a long lost treasure of Vegas.
No word on PC/PS3 release times for the SAME CONTENT. I wonder how much it would take to bribe Mass Effect’s directors to offer Mass Effect 3 DLC for Ps3 only [thus promoting PS3 sales of the game] and see how THEY LIKE IT. >:/ [Yes, it’s not very professional to use emoticons, but this situation warrants it.]
As many of you are probably aware, Fallout New Vegas has some Xbox 360 exclusive content heading our way! Thankfully, Bethesda has recently released a trailer with a sneak peek of what’s to come. You can check out the full trailer after the jump.
Dead Money will follow the Courier in a gigantic heist, but with a rather gruesome twist upon it involving a nasty neck collar.
Continue reading Fallout New Vegas DLC Trailer : Dead Money
HI I GOT A NEW COMPUTER. AND A NEW TABLET. GEE THIS NEW TABLET SURE DOES LIKE TO FORGET IT HAS PRESSURE SENSITIVITY OUT OF NOWHERE. I SURE DO HOPE THIS DOESN’T TOTALLY SCREW ME OVER IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
Anyway, have a Nightstalker!
Continue reading Sketchin’!! – Nightstalker
Yes, you did read that correctly. A gamer has actually completed Fallout New Vegas without killing a single human or creature. While gamers probably know it’s possible to end the game without killing any of the final bosses or enemies, getting strong enough to fight through the Wasteland without killing is the real challenge.
After the jump, you can see a maxed level cap with the zero kill rate.
Continue reading Fallout New Vegas : Completed Without Killing
Fallout New Vegas has finally gotten its first patch for the console versions, and I can personally confirm an improved level of gameplay, and less freezing. Senior producer in the Fallout team reports that it has fixed over 200 minor glitches and freezing issues, but that it has not fixed all the problems. I can also verify this, because while my gaming experience is much better now, there is still stuttering issues and I’ve had a single freeze when I tried to do too much at once. While there’s a long way to go before the game is up to actual standards, it’s a start, and I’ll take a start.
I recently became obsessed with the Fallout universe, and with the recent release of Fallout New Vegas, I immediately knew I wanted to experience more of the greatness that was Fallout 3. So, does New Vegas continue to keep my attention within the Fallout universe, or did it go bust? Find out more in my full review after the jump.
Continue reading Ain’t That a Kick in the Head? : Fallout New Vegas Review
As with any large-scale games, there are going to be bugs… However, Fallout New Vegas seems to have enough for the entire industry.
Gamers and reviewers everywhere are reporting that the games are causing consoles to completely freeze and require a hard-reboot, which as any gamer can relate to, is a big issue when attempting to complete a game, and losing hours of scavenging and leveling. [I can personally confirm this, as I’ve already had to hard-reboot my PS3 at least 6 times now.]
But more hilarious [or disturbing] is the PC bug at the beginning of the game, which has the beginning doctor lose his head. No… Not like with a temper either. I mean, he LITERALLY LOSES HIS HEAD. [You can check out the disturbing video after the jump.]
I can also report [from personal experience with the games] that there are “stuttering” everywhere, and the freezing seems to occur when you try and do too many things at once. Or.. You know… Walk into a wall. >_<‘
There’s also a lovely number of glitches. I was looking for a certain character, and while I was “on top” of him, he was nowhere to be found. Going into my 3rd person long view, I found that he was stuck in the ceiling, attempting to walk and shoot invisible enemies. Poor Deputy… Stuck in the roof of a casino for the rest of his pitiful existance. :*(
But, to make a nice observation, the entire game is fantastic, ignoring the bugs, naturally. <3 You can see my full review this Sunday.
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Continue reading Fallout: New Vegas – Bug Ridden & “Jaw Dropping”