RipTen: The drama continues as the future of the Fallout MMO hangs in the balance. More legal documents have been poured over today and it looks as if Bethesda may have been caught with their pants down.
Yeah, they got caught... I don't get why they have such a problem with this MMO. I must be missing something.
I agree...wouldn't have happen if they were "consistent"
Does anyone actually read articles? If the screenshots were submitted to the court in 2009, then the screenshots did not precede their claims to give them the right to make an MMO titled "Fallout" w/o any Fallout franchise elements. So, essentially, they're saying the screenshots precede their comments when they don't. The screenshots were submitted as evidence to support the claims of both, but does not precede the agreement made by Bethesday and Interplay prior to the case.
Nobody is claiming that they precede any agreements. Bethesda stated that they only now made the claim that Interplay has no right to use any Fallout elements aside from the name in court because they had not known about Interplay's "infringements" (use of Fallout elements) before Interplay's recent public Fallout Online materials. Which is proven false by these screenshots.
Because concept art submitted for a court case are not infringements... but evidence... The concept art wasn't released to the public to advertise a new game, it was in support of Interplay's claims for making a Fallout game. *sighs*
So how can they claim they didn't know Interplay was making a Fallout game set in the Fallout universe!? Like Interplay said - did they think they were going to make an online Poker game called Fallout? Get real.
Save the Drama for Yo Mama.
"Save the Drama for Yo Mama." qft
Uh oh, here comes the sh*t storm!
Pick yo' pants up.
Here we go
The shit just got real...
Get your pants off the ground!!!!
Lookin like a fool wit yo pants on the ground!!
Screw the Fallout MMO, get to work on Boogerman 2 Interplay! I've been waiting 16 years and still nothing!
I Officially HATE Bethesda now... Why are you trying to stop the Fallout MMO which YOU commissioned to be created? It looks great! What the hell is the problem?? This is complete bull, I heard about the details of their contract they were supposed to raise and spend at least 40 mill on production and have the game out by a certain date and if that all went smooth the deal is on. Bethesda has to honor that if they remained in those stipulations. And why shouldn't they? A Fallout MMO is going to be fantastic and pave the way for an Elder Scrolls MMO. Not to mention this looks way better than I originally expected Interplay to pull off when I first heard about it. At least it's not some top-down crap!
I'm on Interplay's side now. Interplay were and should be awesome, not dealing with this crap.
I agree. I'm 100% supporting Interplay.
I wonder if this has to do with how they have now reimagined Fallout and, in a way, rebranded it for a new generation. They have made Fallout in their imagine and don't want what they have recreated to be misrepresented (funny, I know).
Okay, so if that's not even close to the way it is, could you actually type something that will appear on the screen for us all to educate everyone here, instead of simply giving me a disagree?
I'm going to assume based on the disagrees that those who disagree, don't understand what I was saying or meant. I'm talking from a purely business and brand management standpoint. Considering that Bethesda has put so much money and effort into recreating and revisioning Fallout, they might be more and more unlikely to let the brand which they purchased, be used by anyone else. I simply don't know and was posing a potential reason why they might be acting this way. I'm just attempting to think about things logically. Fallout 3 was a huge success for them financially and it's all about control of the property and of the money. When they made the deal with Interplay, things were probably up in the air and no one knew just how well the new Bethesda produced Fallout game would do. You can sort of tell Bethesda was pushing hard with marketing leading up to the release of Fallout 3, because they knew they were going to need to put as much as they could behind it. It ended up being an outstanding decision for them to buy the rights to the property. Does anybody even get what I'm saying?
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