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    Unconfirmed: iPhone Fallout Tactics: New Vegas coming

    From the left-field of totally unexpected rumour country comes this Rumour Mine bit from PocketGamer, which brings us rumblings that the iPhone game Bethesda is known to be working on is a Fallout spin-off set for simultaneous release with New Vegas, bizarrely called Fallout Tactics: New Vegas.
    Bethesda gambling on Fallout Tactics: New Vegas

    It's been several months since Bethesda announced plans to release a major iPhone and iPod touch game, providing little information as to exactly what the lauded developer is creating.

    The company has gone silent while it hunkers down to finish the game in time for a simultaneous release with console role-playing game Fallout: New Vegas.

    Fallout Tactics: New Vegas promises a new game for iPhone and iPod touch that takes the tactical role-playing of the 2001 PC title Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, while using the south-western locale of the upcoming console game.

    It's a brave venture given the company's lack of experience developing portable games, though if this iPhone spin-off is anywhere near as good as its console releases then we're in for a treat.

    Bethesda feels that turn-based role-playing works better on portable than real-time, hence the decision to go with a new take on Fallout Tactics. Additionally, the PC game was well-received, and addressing some of the complaints lodged against it - linear structure, major bugs that we never fixed, etc. - with a new instalment seem like a good way to go.

    The iPhone game, which sets up the story for the start of Fallout: New Vegas, will also help to promote the console release expected some time this autumn. More details could be coming as soon as June during E3.
    It doesn't make no sense, but take it with a hefty helping of salt.

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    I can't express, how much fail I see in this (If it turns out true).

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    Bethesda feels that turn-based role-playing works better on portable than real-time, hence the decision to go with a new take on Fallout Tactics.
    Because real-time is a console just like a portable gaming machine? Why can't turn-based games be made for computers? Or an xbox or PS3? Screw them if they think turn-based is better on portable than anything else. I'm sure I'd have way more fun playing CIV4 on a tiny frickin PSP or DS!

    Kinda cool if this turns out to be true, Tactics was ok, a new version might actually be better.
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    You're misreading, Goweigus.

    Replace "works better" with "is more marketable" and really, you can close the book.

    Weird rumour. Gotta peg it as nonsense for now but who knows.

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    That's it, I'm done. I'll always support NMA, but that's it. Fuck Fallout.
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    Fallout Tactics: New Vegas ...how original.. well its bethesda so why should i expect something different

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    Sounds like a bad (and rather late) April fools joke.

    They should call it "Fallout Tactics 2: New Vegas: The Brotherhood of Steel Extreme"

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    You're both wrong. Replace "portable" with "the iPhone & iPod Touch's crappy interface". Real-time works fine and seems to sell fine on handhelds, it just doesn't work so well when the entire interface is a touch screen.

    On that note, I wonder if they'll be as stupid as Capcom and charge for stuff like cheats.


    The iPhone and iPod Touch just seem like the worst portables to get simply because it seems like software (or "Apps") for them are fucking ridiculously expensive.

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    I think they are just fucking with us. Like if someone eats a hamburger in front of a homeless man just to be an asshole, and instead of finishing it, he spites on it several times, drops it on the ground and kicks it to the bum.
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    I don't see the big problem... Fallout: Tactics was an offshoot, and this is a continuation of that branch.
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    It is a rumor and a really retarded sounding one, stop taking so much stock in it.
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    Sounds plausible, there's been lots of talk about a Fallout iPhone game already.

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    We already have Fallout The Lunch Box.

    Soon we can look forward to Fallout the Breakfast Cereal, Fallout the Toilet Paper, and if we're really lucky we can get Fallout The Flame Thrower!

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    I can totally live with fallout on portable devices, and iPhone is not such a bad idea (except for the small screen) since you get to publish it for the iPad as well. And as an iPad game, I can really see the potential if done right.

    (iphone/ipad use the same code base/app store for those who were wondering)

    I get why they would want to sneak in the new vegas name in the title for milking purposes, but that does not necessarily equal bad.

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    Wait, what? Don't be fooled, it's a late 1st April joke.




    Or is it!?

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    As an iPhone owner and a one of the few who enjoyed Fallout Tactics I welcome it. If they stick to the design used in the original PC game it could turn out to be a nice diversion.
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