What if I told you Todd Howard invented Fallout?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Big No, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

    Oct 28, 2014
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  2. kraag

    kraag Stalwart Prick

    Dec 26, 2015
    Wow, that's quite the claim, maybe Tim Cain and some others have something to say about that?
     
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  3. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Oct 26, 2016
    It's got to be a real kick in the dick to have been a member of the original team. You're basically watching a dude take all the credit for an IP he didn't produce, and whose only contribution to the IP was to dumb it down to a digestible level for generation "console."

    Shameful.
     
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  4. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Fallout or Elder Scrolls?
    BAZINGA
     
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  5. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Oct 26, 2016
    Got em.
     
  6. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That
    Modder

    Jul 14, 2016
    Are suggesting Tod didn't actually create fallout and isn#t actually a god
     
  7. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Haha, oh wow. I didn't know, but that explains a few things.
     
  8. RavagersPre

    RavagersPre First time out of the vault

    Nov 15, 2015
    Reminds me of the Rock n Roll hall of fame
     
  9. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Of course he created Fallout. Fallout 3's the first Fallout game after all.
     
  10. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

    Jan 19, 2016
    It took a while for Google to fix their summary of Fallout 1 to not be a picture of Fallout 3. Todd didn't even made TES. Video games awards without fail are bullshit.
    ToddHowardCreatorOfTES.png
     
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  11. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Well, the text acknowledges that he didn't work on ES until Daggerfall nor Fallout until 3.
    Maybe everything below the title of the document was a copy-paste job.
     
  12. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Sep 14, 2009
    Todd was just the coffee boy, and it shows.
     
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  13. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I really doubt Todd has much say in what really goes into these games.
    Essentially, he is just the middle man between Bethesda Game Studios and Zenimax. He is there to make money for Zenimax first and to do so, he needs to find a way to bring in the biggest audience. If Morrowind is anything to go by, we know he can be a really good game dev.
    He probably overlooks the project and takes credit for keeping the team stable.

    So it's no surprise he would be the person Zenimax and Bethesda would want to push for being the sole creator. He should certainly take credit for leading and directing these games, but not for inventing them.
    That's just bad journalism.
     
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  14. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Oct 26, 2016
    The director's job is to unify the overall product, so he's clearly not doing his job when you've got a story urgently asking you to find your baby boy, and gameplay that tells you to ignore your son and indulge in building scrap heaps and better plasma guns.

    We know he's a good game dev when his company is about to go under, but he's not really a good game dev when he's given a 90+ million budget and squanders it on pointless features that don't add anything memorable to the gameplay.
     
  15. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Which part tells it?

    Anyway, there are still people in the USA who think earth is flat and was built in seven days.
     
  16. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    There are people who believe that climate change is a myth and point to 'brainwashing' and 'ice age' to back up their claims.
     
  17. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

    Jan 19, 2016
    The pdf file on the only entree in the 2016 link.
     
  18. Einhanderc7

    Einhanderc7 Vat dipped, grown and still oozing with perfection

    Apr 22, 2016
    Derp, shame, and failure. I believe honoring the original creators for IP when it comes to awards. Not creators of shovelware.
     
  19. Zwei Bären

    Zwei Bären High fivin'

    Jan 8, 2017
    I could never take mainstream (game) critics/press serious. It doesn't even surprise me anymore.

    However, I just sent an email to the linked media contact asking if the header could be changed into a true statement. Here's hope I might get heard out.
     
  20. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    Honestly, I think the problem with gaming journalism is that we treat it like its supposed to be academic, when in reality most game journalists just want to express there views.

    Most game journalists are only expressing there subjective opinion about games, for fanbases who have similar tastes to them. Its only because gaming companies take there word at all seriously that they are treated as anything more than that.

    I have nothing against game journalists, but to treat there opinion pieces as anything other than opinion pieces is missing the point IMO.