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Game News Bethesda passed on a Game of Thrones title

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Morkar Left Guest

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    Thank you Bethesda.
     
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  2. Drakron Arcane

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    I suspect that the real reason they "passed it" was that George R.R. Martin would have some control over it.
     
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  3. Cimmerian Nights Liturgist

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    Bethesda wanted to make it possible for you to be the leader of every competing house simultaneously.
     
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  4. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Thank Jove!
     
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  5. Mayday Augur

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    After this post I thought I got expertly trolled. But now I've read the rest and am not sure anymore! [​IMG] <-this one better?
    (and don't get me wrong, you'd have magic and multiple races in MY RPG too).

    EDIT: Actually you know what? Never mind. RPGs suck anyway.
     
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  6. Merkwürdigliebe Arcane

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    I saw a Dire Wolf the other day, horrible creatures I avoid them whenever I can.
     
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  7. OldSkoolKamikaze Arcane Patron

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    Why the hell are people happy Bethesda passed on it? It ended up going to Cyanide.
     
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  8. :lol:

    Was wondering about that too. Of the two, I'd take my chances with Bethesda. At least a Bethesda game would allow for modding to include the tasteful rape the series requires, and surely won't be in the games by default. :obviously:
     
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  9. Freelance Henchman Arcane

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    I absolutely trust Bethesda to write a tasteful and non-juvenile story based in a world where rape, murder, strife and torture are the norm rather than the exception.
     
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  10. Edwin Scholar

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    except: the Others(whitewalkers in the tv show),zombies(Cold Hands seemed to be intelligent enough),elfs,dragons,giants

    I wouldnt call dire wolfs intelligent,they get that intelligence from their connection with a human(a skinchanger had an eagle and that was intelligent too).

    If you think that it is low on magic you didnt read the latest books.It slowly turns into high fantasy(imo we already passed that point somewhere after book 3.).Elf druids,5+ resurrections by magic(priests of the lord of fire),magical healing(Euron),asassination by demons/shadows,or other magical things(Stannis with the help of Melissandre),sorcerers guild(Daenerys chapter),illness slowly turning humans into stone(Tirion chapter),asassins transform/change body in a second(Arya chapters),some kind of mage in Oldtown(Samwell Tarly),magical horns,giants and dragons everywhere etc.
     
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  11. Xzar Augur

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    I would've been A-A-Awesome for sure :P
    I'm content that it eventually went to Cyanide. Who knows, maybe we'll get another CD Project out of nowhere. Genre needs more studio competiteveness.
     
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  12. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    Game of Thrones would make for a better turn-based strategy game, IMO. I realize that there are elements there to make it an RPG, but I feel like the main focus of the series is the intrigue and politics between all the characters/nations with the fantasy elements being icing on top.
     
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  13. Drakron Arcane

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    WRONG

    http://grrm.livejournal.com/90917.html

    The fact this was posted in Jun. 8th, 2009 means the whole story from Bethesda stinks, I have my suspicions this was ... HBO related.
     
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  14. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Why would they even approach Bethesada? They wanted to make a Hiking Simulator for Game of Thrones?
     
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  15. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Ahh... It could have been such a "special" game...
     
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  16. corvus Arcane

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    Now we'll never know what we could've had. :(
     
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  17. catfood AGAIN

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    I would have played an ASOIAF strategy game in the vein of TW made by CA.

    EDIT: or a Crusade Kings-type game by Paradox.
     
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    I think RPGCodex owes it to Bethesda to give an official thank-you message to Bethesda for turning it down. One less franchise raped, the better. And to those bitching about Cyanide: there's a fine difference between a good rape and a mediocre forgettable slap. You will forever carry the mark of rape.
     
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  19. DwarvenFood Arcane Patron

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    So then we can be assured that it will be raped tastefully. I'm looking forward to the RTS, genre needs more fantasy.
     
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  20. random_encounter Educated

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  21. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I'd rather see a CRPG based on Malazan. A Song of Ice and Fire is vastly superior as literature, but Malazan already feels like a RPG campaign world.
     
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  23. OldSkoolKamikaze Arcane Patron

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    Have you ever played a Cyanide game? Admittedly, my experience is limited to the two Blood Bowl games. They were entertaining due to the strength of the source material, despite Cyanide's best efforts.

    Unfortunately, you can't say that about the Xbox version.
     
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  24. HardCode Erudite

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    Quit while you're far behind.
     
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