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December 8th, 2003

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08:49 pm - Fuckedgamingcompany
Looks like Interplay finally shut down Black Isle and laid everybody off. (Also, please: a board that filters out naughty words with '*beep*'? What are we here, twelve? Just star out the offending words and be done with it. '*beep*' as written looks incredibly stupid. But that's semantics for you.)

We've lost some grand old gaming companies this year -- Microprose finally succumbed to "Atari's" horrible management (give that name back, you bastards, you don't deserve it) and now we must mourn the loss of Black Isle too. Sure, perhaps the companies that we lose weren't exactly putting out games of the same caliber as the ones we remember fondly, but that doesn't make the loss any less of a, well, bummer.

And it looks as if Fallout 3 will go the way of, say, System Shock 3. Again, bummer.

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Date:December 9th, 2003 03:09 am (UTC)


You know, I hadn't even been paying close enough attention to know that there was a Fallout 3 in the works. But that's still a big bummer. There's really nothing like a postapocalyptic retro-future Western wasteland to get you going in the morning.
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Date:December 9th, 2003 11:04 am (UTC)

Re: Damn.

We can only hope someone purchases the Fallout license from Interplay and begins work on Fallout 3, resurrecting it much like Thief 3 might be resurrected from the ruins of Looking Glass.
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Date:December 9th, 2003 08:28 am (UTC)
Fuckers. Black Isle were the only ones to do really good RPGs with the Bioware engine as opposed to bog-standard minimal-story games.

Ok, I guess that's no longer true now that KOTOR is out, but still... bastards.

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