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Obsidian got fucked by Bethesda

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by LeStryfe79, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. LeStryfe79 Deal Breaker Patron

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    So, couldnt they, like, make up some fake reviews to get this bonus? Actually isnt that the normal practice with those reviews? Just shell out some dollars...
     
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  4. LeStryfe79 Deal Breaker Patron

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    Man fuck bethesda. I thought skyrim actually fell into the "good for what it is" category, but i ain't standin for that shit. Obsidian made those fuckers insane money and now have to downsize. Fuck Bethesda, I got a pipe bomb with their name on it. It's the only true way to LARP that fallout shit anyways. Maybe Todd Howard wants to be a ghoul? I'm done with those fucks, and special props to Obsidian's professionalism for not being chodes about it. Got insane respect for them now. True bros. Also Fuck Bethesda. I stood up for them b4, but its done. Never again. FUUUUUUUCK that!

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  5. dextermorgan Arcane

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    Honestly, I can't believe Obsidian let themselves be suckered into such an obvious raw deal. Tying your potential profits to such a fucking random factor instead of actual sales?
     
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    This is why Triple-A retail game development sucks. Time for Obsidian going the Double Fine route, that is split into several smaller teams and only make downloadable games from now on.
     
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    That's what happens when you waste money on hiring people like Tim Cain instead of diverting that bugget into bribe money for review sites.
     
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    Hey, it looks like this story is going a bit viral. :incline:
     
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    Im somewhat curious, they didnt let the fans know about that deal, hell we could have pitched in and given our vote. Since I dont visit metacritic, well unless it was the DA2 thing. Sad new, hope they pull out.
     
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  10. Renegen Arcane

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    Some of the comments in the story are the usual hilarious stuff:
    Like Fallout 3 didn't have bugs, but of course these people are incapable of thinking for themselves. The reviewers had to find problems to give sub-85 scores and they blamed Obsidian for Bethesda problems. Therefore, according to the fans, it's Obsidian's problem!
     
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    if the choice is "get paid a bit and then rely on possible royalties maybe some time in the future" or "get paid fully now and get a bonus cookie if the metacritic score hits 85", i understand the decision... still sucks, though
     
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    Nope, the main Metacritic score is derived only from scores given by prestigious gaming sites like Kotaku and IGN. I can't wait for the next industry crash.
     
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  13. LeStryfe79 Deal Breaker Patron

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    84 metacrirtic, 5 million sales, no royalties. Goddamn heinous. I will fuck Bethesda with a 2ft dildo. Trust me , I have connections(bad ones really bad), and this shit won't go unpunished. Inexcusable. I dare that fuck rod howard to post here. I dont mind jail, but i bet he likes his face. Millions won't save him from me. He better run scared like a hopscotch girl. THat shit stain is done. :hmmm:
     
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    Using metacritic as a measure for a successful developed game and bind contracts to it is one of the most stupid things I read in a while about the gaming industry.

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    I truly regret buying FO:NV now, I was hoping I would at least partly enrich MCA but alas...
     
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    Why did MCA delete his tweet?
     
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    Bethesda better watch out.

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    :lol: Uh oh, somebody said something they shouldn't have.
     
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    Oops,someone forgot his NDA


    Considering how they cancel one project after another it's likely soon they won't have another option,just like Schafer
     
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    Yeah I think it's interesting that this is getting news now, but MCA is probably in trouble for tweeting that. Now we'll just never hear about stuff like this again, although I'm sure it's a standard industry practice.
     
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    Perhaps now it would be a good time for MCA to start thinking about a Kickstarter to hire himself a lawyer :smug:
     
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    A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    Since I'm pretty slow... what did I miss?

    As hard as it is going to be for Obsidian, but working for them must be a real pain in the ass right about now (if they didn't fire you yesterday of course). I mean by all means Bethesda screwed them, but having someone above you that lets stuff like this happen to your company blows too. It's time Obsidian gets some people into their folder that actually know how to handle this shithole called "video game industry" so they can have a piece of the cake for themselves.

    I bet these Bethesda motherfuckers spent more money on making sure that the game gets a 84 than they would have to give to Obsidian if they had made a perfect game...
     
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    MCA was the one that tweeted about how they got paid a straight fee for developing New Vegas and they got jewed because the bonus was based on the 85 metacritic score. It was out of anger and in response to the news of layoffs at Obsidian.

    Yeah, he probably shouldn't have done that.
     
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  25. Saark Arcane Patron

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    Ah okay, thanks for that. I'd be pretty enraged too though. Well, Kotaku mentioned that it was Microsoft who canned the North Carolina Project since they were the publisher all along. If that's true I'm wondering if both these incidents have something to do with each other.
     
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