NMA Fallout 3 preview and Q&A

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    The best liars are those with enough charisma to make people believe the lie or forgive the lie later on. Too bad he's otherwise clueless or a complete sleazeball to be able to lie that efficiently and "professionally". I, as should everyone else, have no respect for a liar of this kind. That they can lie to you without flinching or caring is just a further reason to find them repulsive and unprofessional.

    Unless you work at Bethesda, that is, where lying constantly from your ass counts as a job skill.
     
  2. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    to be perfectly honest, if pete and/or todd ever left their current jobs at bethesda, i do not think any computer gaming company would hire them. at least not for 5-7 years after the memory of the travesty they have been doing has been forgotten. at least i would hope that other computer game companies have more integrity than that.
     
  3. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    i never believed his lies, nor did i forgive them (i hope that that was clear in our preview). i was simply trying to say that Pete is that guy at the office that does a despicable job (insert whatever you fancy: lawyer defending rapists, loan sharks, etc), but still appears to be an 'alright kinda guy' to go have a beer with.

    bullshit. they'd find a job just fine...

    the integrity of many companies are no better than that of Bethesda.
     
  4. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    a PR guy who hypes the most advanced AI in computer gaming which is so advanced people posted TONS of videos on youtube and such showing just how advanced it was?

    a PR guy who hypes up " soil erosion " when the idea of hyping something as stupid as that when there are much better things to hype is just juvinile.

    really lets be honest here, under his direction they hyped the WORST features of oblivion...

    i know that when i think of PR trying to hype things, i would hope they have clue #1 in what to hype up.

    beths PR dept has shown that they have no clue what to hype.
     
  5. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    you're a little naive about how the industry works nowadays, Wes. your points might have been valid 15 years ago, but nowadays? hardly...
     
  6. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    He's not naïve. He's just a bit optimistic... Also, where the hell did rosh come from!? :D
     
  7. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    A deathclaw rises from the ashes.
     
  8. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006
    Don't tell me your parents din't tell you?

    Well, see, there are bees and birds... but bees are gigant now and I've never seen a bird in the wasteland... and I'll can be damned, but last thing I knew, a bee and a bird can't go and have sex.
     
  9. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    Well, that's the point, people. Living in the past.

    Fallout was NEVER about modern. Fallout screams retro. It went back to an earlier year of artistic style. It went back to an earlier, proven form of development, as a collection of all the good things stewed up from the primordial ooze of CRPG Evolution. Ultima IV's moral choices. Wasteland's combat. Might and Magic's puzzles. I could add more.

    But living in the past is entirely the point of Fallout. A return to successful, proven, and furthermore beloved design and ideals. Fallout was never crassly promoted, but instead built upon word of mouth and to an extent have series longevity with a sequel. That it has survived such trials and spin-offs, without a good sequel in about a decade...that speaks of a lot.

    Then we have to ask ourselves: How would the publication be treated? A lot remember Fallout's detail to be much like Ultima and all the other great ones who had love shown to them.
     
  10. ivpiter

    ivpiter It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 26, 2007
    Agreed.

    I'd add Wizardry to the mix -- Wizadary, Wasteland and Fallout games where if you see a rope you should take it!

    Edit to add: :notworthy:
     
  11. Proletären

    Proletären Mildly Dipped

    Mar 15, 2012
    Where can I read the preview + Q&A?
     
  12. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    12 years. That has to be some kind of record.
    As to where they are, good question. I guess the old articles are still somewhere, but the links got lost in some site update.
     
  13. Proletären

    Proletären Mildly Dipped

    Mar 15, 2012
    if we can find the preview it was worth the necro
     
  14. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    It's in the "archive.nma". Here's the direct links to save time:
    Page 1
    Page 2
    Page 3
    F.A.Q.

    Wayback Machine has preserved the images thumbnails and the NMA theme, so it looks better than the archived pages:
    Page 1
    Page 2
    Page 3
    F.A.Q.
     
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  15. mef

    mef Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Dec 29, 2014
    an interesting read after all those years. many points of critique were raised before F3 was even released
     
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  16. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    Pete Hines was already full of shit back then. A true sequel to the first two Fallout games, makes a fucking open world FPS.

    They of course are not gonna admit that they just bought the franchise for brand recognition and to use it to make Elder Scrolls with guns. Brand new IPs even from recognizable studios tend to be risky ventures, so snatching a well known franchise to make their own bullshit is expected.
     
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  17. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator

    Apr 24, 2005
    Ah good old NMA. I'm really missing this.
     
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