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Good Old Games is hosting an Interplay 50 percent off sale this weekend, cutting the prices of 32 games right in half. Or, as we like to call it, this is GOG's "buy 16 games, get 16 games free" sale.The sale includes Fallout 2, Earthworm Jim 1 and 2, MDK, Freespace and Invictus: In the Shadow of Ol...

April 13th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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This is a weekly column focusing on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. It wasn't supposed to be Fallout. After the role-playing game genre crashed in 1995, new models for the style began to appear. Smart money would h...

March 16th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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One of our readers was kind enough to point us to two sites that, once again, were stealing our posts without crediting our authors or anything like that. (I don't mean "this post looks suspiciously similar"; I mean abusing copy and paste.) Unfortunately, while we're aware of these things, there'...

February 2nd 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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It's that time again, folks. Gary Gannon and guests Mike B. and Mike Schaffnit bring you this week's edition of This Week in MMO, and today the spotlight is set on the Bethesda-Interplay lawsuit, which was recently resolved in Bethesda's favor. Meanwhile, console gamers everywhere are surely pl...

January 12th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Bethesda Softworks and Interplay have reached a settlement in their protracted dispute over the rights to the Fallout IP, specifically in regards to an MMO, which Interplay announced five years ago. Bethesda states that as part of the settlement the "license granted to Interplay to develop the Fa...

January 9th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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This week on The MMO Report -- where everyone prefers "a blaster over hokey religions and ancient weapons" -- Casey tries to make the most of a slow MMO news week. He reports that the fallout over Fallout Online has settled, Multiverse (the Buffy/Firefly MMO platform) is dead in the water, CCP is...

January 5th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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The ongoing legal battle between Bethesda and Interplay regarding the Fallout MMO is rumored to have reached a critical turning point. According to Fallout fan site Duck and Cover, the two companies have reached a settlement. Specifics of the settlement are reportedly set to be revealed later thi...

January 3rd 2012 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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War. War never changes. And neither, it appeared, would the long-running legal dispute between Bethesda and Interplay over the rights to the Fallout IP. For years, it seems, we've been reporting on this courtroom tug-o-war between the companies which has kept the fate of Fallout Online in limbo....

January 3rd 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Is the long-running war of words between Bethesda and Interplay nearing its end? The two firms have been engaged in a legal tug-of-war over the Fallout IP (and its potential entry into the MMO space via Fallout Online) for several years now, but a new blurb on GamePolitics suggests that there cou...

December 30th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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In coming up with a follow-up list to my previous Upcoming MMO Contenders list, I found myself almost paralyzed by more choices than I could shake a wireless mouse at. Pointing at the sure bets is one thing, but narrowing down a field of dozens and dozens of interesting -- yet more far-flung -- p...

December 15th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments