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Editorial Fallout 3 garners a prize

Saint_Proverbius

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Tags: Fallout 3 (Van Buren); Interplay

<A href="http://www.wired.com/">Wired</a> has posted their <A href="http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,61935,00.html?tw=wn_story_page_prev2">Top Ten Vaporware of 2003</a> list, including <b>Fallout 3</b> seen here:
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<blockquote><b>2. Fallout 3 (Black Isle Studios)</b>
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Fallout 3 was supposed to be the sequel to the two highly regarded <u>mutant shoot 'em ups</u> that preceded it. Alas, publisher Interplay fired the entire development team at Black Isle Studios but neglected to tell anyone about it.
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Despite it being widely known that the game is dead, the company continues to pretend the project is still alive and well.
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"Interplay's dissolution of Black Isle Studios and the concomitant cancellation of the third RPG (role-playing game) in the Fallout series is, without a doubt, the most heartbreaking vaporware event of the year," said Ron Straight.
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"Shame on Interplay," wrote reader S. Bartok.
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Reader Damien Foletto said, "If Wired News has a dipstick maneuver of the year award, Interplay should get that one."</blockquote>
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I think they should get a double dipstick award for losing both <b>Baldur's Gate 3</b> and cancelling <b>Fallout 3</b> in the same year. Stupidity, you are <b>Herve Caen</b>.
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Thanks, <b>Ollie</b>!
 

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Fallout 3 was supposed to be the sequel to the two highly regarded mutant shoot 'em ups that preceded it. Alas, publisher Interplay fired the entire development team at Black Isle Studios but neglected to tell anyone about it.

:shock: Someone slap that £@%#§ some good sense.
 

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While it's unfortunate, i'm getting a bit tired of all these 'OMG FALLOUT 3 GOT CANCELLED AND BLACK ISLE IS DEAD' awards that keep pooring out, especially when most of them are just ass-kissers trying to kiss as much ass if possible (even if the ass is dead).
 

Dan

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I don't think Wired tried to kiss anyone's ass in this case.

Also, they didn't actually pick Fallout 3, it was user submissions.
 

DemonKing

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Saint_Proverbius said:
Reader Damien Foletto said, "If Wired News has a dipstick maneuver of the year award, Interplay should get that one."</blockquote>
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LOL - it's pretty clear that the guy writing this article has no clue who Damien Foletto is, as he could hardly be considered an "impartial reader".

Although saying that, I agree with his sentiments - and with St. Proverbius' addition as well.
 

Dan

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Or maybe he knows he was a dev but decided to not disclose this fact, either by request or not.
It just seems unlikely he choose Puuk's quote by accident.
 

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I agree with Dan. The odds of Puuk being pulled from a hat of all the voters is unlikely.
 

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