Feargus Urquhart interview on IGN

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by PlanHex, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. PlanHex

    PlanHex Spam Janitor Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    The IGN interview with Feargus Urquhart mentioned yesterday is up now:
    http://www.ign.com/videos/2017/01/31/ign-unfiltered-15-legendary-rpg-developer-feargus-urquhart

    He goes over some of his career from back at Interplay, but it's mostly about running Obsidian, interspersed with some talk about the many games he's worked on that were cancelled, including that early version of Fallout 3 long before Van Buren that we mentioned, some talk about the Aliens RPG, a Star Wars hack'n'slash in the style of Dark Alliance, and in general a lot of interesting behind-the-scenes details about running an independent game company the size of Obsidian.
    Of particular interest to NMA, he mentions his feelings on Bethesda's Fallout 3 and seems almost sorry that he cannot hate it and just has fun with it. He also goes into a discussion of the New Vegas metacritic bonus debacle, mentioning how he would not do an agreement with a bonus based on anything other than sales in principle, but also that they weren't actually the ones asking for the bonus in the first place. It was just something Zenimax put in there as incentive.

    Overall, it's a really interesting interview if you care about Obsidian and/or how the industry works in general, but if you're just here for the Fallout you can probably give it a miss.
     
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  2. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic Asshole oTO Admin Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    One of the better interviews with Feargus in recent memory. It reveals a lot of behind the scenes stuff. He sure seems like a nice guy.

    "It's super weird to go to Target and see Vault boy on a T-shirt"

    Sure is pal. Mines in the wash now.
     
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  3. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

    Sep 28, 2015
    Maybe I misunderstood because I am listening to this at work, but did he just admit to not having a written contract for KOTOR2?
     
  4. PlanHex

    PlanHex Spam Janitor Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    As I recall, it was the extension they never got in writing.
     
  5. Proletären

    Proletären It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 15, 2012
    It's well worth a watch!
     
  6. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic Asshole oTO Admin Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
  7. PlanHex

    PlanHex Spam Janitor Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Yeah, I do wonder what happened exactly that made Chris so angry.
    Probably all under some kind of NDA thing or he would have spilled it by now instead of just trash talking them on twatter.

    Hopefully it'll come out someday, I love me that juicy gossip.
     
  8. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic Asshole oTO Admin Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    He is under NDA actually, but I can't find a source. I saw it before.

    https://twitter.com/ChrisAvellone/status/826742593400627200?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

    Gonzalez interview anybody?
     
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  9. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

    Sep 28, 2015
    Come on MCA, we all know that bit about Fallout was PR speak.
     
  10. Eumesmopo

    Eumesmopo Learned to love the bomb

    Dec 6, 2012
    I don't get what Chris meant with his second tweet. Could someone explain, please?
     
  11. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander First time out of the vault

    Dec 6, 2016
    Was CA raped in Obsidian´s office by other employess? Gezzzzz.......:?
     
  12. Lexx

    Lexx Lived Through the Heat Death
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I don't really get his tweets either, but maybe I am just too dumb for english.
     
  13. Proletären

    Proletären It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 15, 2012
    same here!
     
  14. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Mildly Dipped
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    Jul 14, 2016
    Why cant people just say what they want it would make things easier
     
  15. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Now I am curious about what happened between Avellone and Obsidian which has made him that resentful towards the latter.

    Because in this situation, breaching NDAs will lead to lawsuits that would not be favorable to Avellone so all he can do is make passive-aggressive quips and snide remarks on Twitter which is yet another stupid thing to do.
     
  16. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Mildly Dipped
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    Jul 14, 2016
    I know its just silly really. I meant i don't know whats sillier the fact he can't say what he want or the fact he is still trying to say even though he can't
     
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