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Development Info Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky and Feargus Urquhart reminisce about making Fallout 1 & 2 at Eurogamer

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Sep 12, 2017.

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    Tags: Black Isle Studios; Fallout; Fallout 2; Fallout 3 (Van Buren); Feargus Urquhart; Interplay; Leonard Boyarsky; Obsidian Entertainment; Tim Cain

    In the latest feature in the ongoing Obsidian media campaign, Eurogamer have published an interview they recorded with Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky, and Feargus Urquhart about the development of Fallout 1 and Fallout 2. Though it's really more of a panel than an interview. At 50 minutes long it's quite rambling, but with all three of them in the same room, a lot of fun anecdotes are shared that probably wouldn't have come up otherwise. You'll get a good sense of the timeline of the series' development and how the ideas behind it evolved. There's also a little bit about Van Buren at the end. Watch the video here:


    Eurogamer were supposed to publish a condensed "list feature" with selected anecdotes from the interview alongside the full version, but it looks like that's been delayed for some reason. I wonder if we'll see more of Tim and Leonard this week?
     
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    I'm happy to see a news about Obsidian, we had too few of them these last weeks. :M
     
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    I think Obsidian should get to whatever they're planning already.
     
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    If the Codex is tired of Obsidian's media blitz, just imagine the rest of the world...

    I never saw such an aimless media blitz before, seems more like they're trying to sell the company than announcing something.

    But the video is cool.
     
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    Just announce the new Vampire game already.
     
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    wtf could they possibly be announcing that's worth all this buildup? Armored Warfare II?
     
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    Possible unannounced Obsidian projects:

    Darklands 2 historical black death simulator
    Alpha Protocol 2 - not likely
    KotOR 3 - not likely
    Lovecraft 1920's
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    Wasteland Fallout
    Stupid alien RPG they went on about
    Something not fantasy with elves and shit
    Something lame with tanks or online

    Edit: World of Darkness
     
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    Yeah, I started to wonder the same thing. Maybe it's not a new game at all, maybe it's a merger, or they are trying to find a buyer? Fuck if I know, but whatever it is, whoever organized must be lobotomized.
     
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    They are trying to let the retards know more than Bethesda and Bioware and CD Projekt exist.
     
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    It seems like a net positive to educate the public more about classic RPGs. It does seem like a level of media saturation I haven't seen before. I wonder if part of it is a desire to ground the company's credentials in something other than the now-departed Avellone?
     
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    They also want people to know "HEY WE MADE FALLOUT" because people are dumb.
     
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    Sometimes, when I see articles of that kind, I start to look around surreptitiously - what if I got senile dementia and now in a nursing home, where all inhabitants constantly remember good ol days, but I simple do not realize it?
     
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    What I don't get is why would Paradox pay for all of this? Tyranny didn't even get any attention from all the interviews or content that came out. I know that Paradox and Obsidian have a partnership, but still...
     
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    I wonder if Paradox and Starbreeze, both Swedish, had/have any business relationship. It seems Starbreeze is one of the publishers that willing to invest in independent A or AA games without IP acquisition.
     
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    Isn't it just the price of plane tickets and a hotel room for a reporter? I don't think you need to buy ad space to get publications to run interviews where they get access to senior management (if that pay-for-play stuff still goes on). I guess it eats up a lot of senior management time, but that's not a cost to the publisher, is it?
     
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    At least Eurogamer has had Tyranny ads up during the blitz.
     
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    Well they have a few of the people from the entire team that made the original Fallout. But not all of them currently.
     
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    They can't do that until they start selling billions of copies of their games that net outrageous amount of revenue, then people will listen.
     
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    Well, can't really ride on their more modern achievements.
     
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    So what are the odds that all the hype turns out to be justified by the big announcement they're making?

    Prepare your celebratory bottles, but be ready also with your ambrosia salad of disappointment.
     
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    it's def annoying how he's one of those guys who tries to dominate the convo despite not really having anything to add. without anderson at obsidian it should've just been the other two guys.
     
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    Note: Feargus Urquhart was technically the lead designer of Fallout 2.
     
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