More Obsidian binge-news

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by PlanHex, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Today in articles that will result in Feargus Urqhart getting another angry phone-call from Paradox of someone going "why are these articles all shilling your old games, you were supposed to shill the new Tyranny expansion, you idiot!", there's a piece on Eurogamer talking about how New Vegas came to be.
    You can read it all here: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...fallout-sin-city-and-had-three-playable-races

    There's also a podcast on USGamer with Feargus and Josh Sawyer about New Vegas:
    http://www.usgamer.net/articles/axe-of-the-blood-god-looking-back-on-fallout-new-vegas-rpg-podcast
    Skip to 36:00 for the interview with them.
    They said there would be "more on Monday" but since it's Wednesday now, I guess they meant next Monday? Who knows.
    edit: They finally put it up: http://www.usgamer.net/articles/the...bsidians-cult-sequel-became-a-beloved-classic
     
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  2. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    The way at least I see it, B*thesda thought they didn't risk anything. They didn't provide the necessary QA, necessary PR, necessary access to the engine itself. A terms like "Do it yourself faggot but if the final score somehow won't be 9000%, then fuck you." All to make original creators look no better if not worse than B*thesda and sell future inevitable Fallout 4 on hype. That was a mistake.
     
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  3. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
     
  4. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Is this a new trend, to keep everything in secrecy for a cheap hype?
     
  5. Lexx

    Lexx Lived Through the Heat Death
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Isn't it done like that since forever? Isn't that why we have announcements for a countdown timer for a teaser trailer?
     
  6. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    I'm pretty sure Feargus said they won't be showing it until 2018 or something somewhere, though I think was in some random deadfire fig comment that'd be impossible to find...
     
  7. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 6, 2016
    Obsidian seems to be everywhere these days ....... there is something coming there, is not it?
     
  8. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Well there's Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire and Tim Cain's project.

    Hmm... Next news article will suddenly reveal Tim Cain is making a non-medieval CRPG.
     
  9. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    You'd think so, but Paradox paid for all this and likely don't have anything to do with the new project. I still think this was all supposed to be publicity for the Tyranny expansion, but that came out to "meh" reviews and wasn't as news-worthy as all this other stuff I guess.

    If anyone's interested, there's a good post summing up everything known about the new project here: http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/inde...discussion-thread.84849/page-203#post-5300787
     
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  10. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    So New Vegas was gonna have 3 playable races. I understand why Super Mutants would be complicated to get working but aren't Ghouls just regular human NPCs with a race already?
     
  11. Lexx

    Lexx Lived Through the Heat Death
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    Apr 24, 2005
  12. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Problem is that if it's just cosmetic, it's really kinda worthless. And if it's not, like being a Ghoul impedes you in most places, it takes up a lot of extra design resources for a game that's frankly replayable enough already.
    Not that I'm against putting even more C&C in there, but they only had so much time and money to work with.
    Like, the fact that you can work for the Legion as a woman is already stretching it a bit, and a ghoulified woman stretches it even more.
    Plus, did they even let ghouls into The Strip? Don't remember.
     
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  13. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    I would love if you could play as a Ghoul and it had in game effects on quests and dialogue. Mods just let you pick the race but every ghoul will call you a Smoothskin anyway.
     
  14. Lexx

    Lexx Lived Through the Heat Death
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Maybe you're just the smoothest ghoul in town.
     
  15. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Rummaging through that Kodex link PlanHex posted - those 7 design decisions/mistakes by Tim Cain...that's weird. Very weird.
    Kodex assumption that it's an aRPG seems to be right. Kinda disappointed, but then again, I never did believe in gods on earth.
     
  16. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 6, 2016
    Awesome. Anyone risk the ambiance? I would like to see something like The Foundation (Asimov).