Sawyer and Puuk want us to buy FOPOS

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Briosafreak, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    In the BIS feedback forum Doomsayer/Visceris asked why should we be hoping for the success of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steal for the X-Box and PS2 systems, he got this answers , first from Damien "Puuk" Foletto:
    <blockquote> Gosh, I don't know, maybe so we can have the funds to finish Van Buren? God you're thick, Vis. I like you, Vis, but sometimes even you can wear on my nerves with your narrow, short-sightedness. Let's cancel FOBOS, now. And when IPLY folds because we have no revenue from shipped products, I'll remember your beautiful words of wisdom when I'm getting my unemployment checks and take solice in the fact that the people at IPLY maintained artistic integrity (which, of course, is subjective)..</blockquote>
    J.E. Sawyer added this:
    <blockquote>What's even better is that this is essentially the scenario:

    1) BoS is in the final stages of testing. It's effectively done. It will get released.

    2) If BoS does well, that makes the likelihood of a future PC RPG Fallout title better, and gives it more resources.

    3) If BoS does poorly, that makes the likelihood of a future PC RPG Fallout title worse, and takes resources away from it.

    Basically, BoS doing poorly basically insures that what Doomsayer doesn't want to happen will actually come to pass. Sound thinking!
    So Interplay is dependant of FOBOS to survive? I think we can pack our things and leave then...
    And i won`t buy the game, neither i will recomend it to someone else, so i`m officialy on the shortsighted club now...
  2. atoga

    atoga It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
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  3. welsh

    welsh Junkmaster

    Apr 5, 2003
    Sorry folks, I am strictly PC gamer.

    I think it a foolish move to make a mistake in the products you are creating and then expect your consumers to purchase an inferior product on the basis that this might lead to the creation of new products of dubious quality.
  4. pnutz

    pnutz It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 24, 2003
    I don't think I want real-time, 3D, multiplayter fallout 3 this bad.

    I really don't care if FO-3D ever ships. Cain, Fargo, and Feargus have their own RPG companies now. Fargo has the Wasteland license. Troika is making a postapoc RPG. I'll wait for them.

    Rather shitty that he seems to be blaming us for not buying the shitty game that Iplay has thrown the last of their money into. Bite me JE.
  5. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Don't worry dudes, I'll buy a copy.
  6. megatron

    megatron A Smooth-Skin

    Apr 17, 2003
    why couldn't they have just done fallout 3 instead? fobos will die like a little boy in the snow or something, there's a lot (better) 3rd person action shooters or something. And you know the game is a piece of shit if the developers seem to think this game is going to make or break interplay so ask people to buy it for the sake of fo3 or something. I'd rather interplay sink like a boy in the snow and someone else buy it, at least if we get another spin-off it'd be done well.
  7. Celestial

    Celestial Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 21, 2003
    Me too, but if I would have a console I would buy a pirated version just to make sure IPLY won't get any damn money from me for this shit. And now JE has another big minus from me. :evil:
  8. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    I'm with you. He's selling us the same crap people have been trying to sell this game with since it was announced, and the reasoning behind it is still crap. If your company is banking it's revenue and its future on a game sequel that is of poor quality, in a genre beaten to death already, and directly against the desires of the fans of the game then your company doesn't deserve to survive, plain and simple.
  9. Frog

    Frog Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 25, 2003
    Hmm, they won't earn any money this way and will ruin Fallout's name.

    Well, it sux.

    ( What will be next ? Some Fallout fighting game like Mortal Combat with Master as final bos ? )
  10. Malky

    Malky Lived Through the Heat Death

    May 7, 2003
    Yeah, well, they can shove POS and FO3 up their asses.

    This is pathetic.
  11. Human Shield

    Human Shield First time out of the vault

    Jul 20, 2003
    Interplay has raped Fallout too many times, it ends now. Boycott the game, and force them to liquidate the licence. Sorry for Black Isle but all of you guys should have jumped ship before this point (like all the others).

    Interplay will die in its own stupidity from crap games, the lord answered my prayers.

    And remember, if an action real-time thong-filled Sellout title does well then what elements do you think will be put into FO3.
  12. Insane-Lark

    Insane-Lark First time out of the vault

    Apr 2, 2003
    I couldn't bring myself to buy FoBOS even if it is the only hope Fallout has, it would just lead to more shovelware. I like my games on the PC, pure & simple, encouraging the trashing of a universe I enjoy is against my nature.
  13. DarkUnderlord

    DarkUnderlord Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 6, 2003
    Hi everyone! I just want to say that I'm making the greatest computer game EVER!!! You'll all like it and want to buy it. Unfortunately, I'm not a multi-millionaire so I can't afford to make it. So, to show your support for me, I'm selling my faeces in little plastic bags. THAT'S RIGHT!! If you buy my shit, you'll be helping me make the GREATEST COMPUTER GAME EVER!

    Every time I do a dump, I fish it out of the toilet and stick it in a little plastic bag parcel, ready for you! Just buy my shit and help support me! For those of you who are thinking "Ewww, I don't want your shit" I say, why not? It's *exactly* the kind of logic that Interplay are using to sell their latest title Fallout: Piece of Shit. So come on! BUY MY SHIT NOW!!

    Little Bag of Delight: $20
    I've Got The Runs: $40
    Big Bag of Joy: $80
    I Spent Three Hours on the Toilet Making This Special Package (Collector's Edition): $200

    >Click here to purchase<



    We've been over this logic before. If FOBOS sells well, guess what we get? FOBOS 2. Rumour has it that FOBOS 2 is already in pre-production now. Interplay didn't get a clue when Tactics went bad. They still haven't got a clue, as evident by "turn based AND real time combat" plus "multiplayer". More importantly, they WON'T get the clue when FOBOS tanks.

    Goodbye Interplay, remember to turn off the lights on your way out.

    EDIT: removed the "purchase link". Sorry, but I like to keep the forums clean of goatse or tubgirl links -Kharn
  14. Ozrat

    Ozrat Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 2, 2003
    DarkUnderlord, that may be the best parody I've seen about Interplay in a long time, if not ever! And I mean it!

    But I really urge you to change that purchase link...


    This is the news section at NMA, not the Wastelands at DAC...

    Yea, screw your little doggie too Sawyer, Puuk & Co.!
  15. Overly Critical

    Overly Critical First time out of the vault

    Jul 24, 2003
    I hear feces contains stem cells. I'll buy a dozen Big Bags of Delight. When will Shit 2 - I Ate Corn arrive in stores?
  16. The physopathic Polock

    The physopathic Polock Still Mildly Glowing

    Aug 10, 2003
    "Hello, I'm J.E. Sawyer, and I make this statement *(sound of pump-action shotgun being loaded is heard in the background)* of my own free will *gulp*:" :wink:

    Isn't it obvious what those bastards are doing? They are like desperate terrorists, holding our beloved Fo3 hostage untill they get their demands for killer sales of "Selllout: Peice of Shit" fufilled... :x
  17. 4too

    4too Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 30, 2003
    "Lionheart" DOA?

    "Lionheart" an Interplay title,....... right?

    Why aren't JE, et al, pushing a PC RPG product and thus, justify corporate support for THEIR PC RPG product?

    Or are the reviews I've seen true and too many compromises were
    cobbled together into a bipolar version of B-Gate vs Diablo.
    The fantasy fanboys must be ""happy-happy-happy all the time-time"", getting what they wished for.

    BGDA-2 will most likely do well, and engine recognition will support the sales of it's 'bastard' brother FO:BOS.

    FO:BOS was intended for the console market. It will depend on those players. Not on 'mercy' sales to PC gamers. If they cater to PS2 gamers, then I'll see a demo in Playstation Magazine. If the resident 11 year old rents it, I'll at least find out if there is purple alien tentacle content...... I expect, a good review in PS Magizine, (or other similar rag) will clue the local adventurous, hyper reflexive, if the game is rentable.

    A measurable cross platform appeal from name recognition was ham strung by the ass backwards PR fiasco when the title was announced.

    Want 'mercy' sales? Why aren't they touting "Lionheart"'s SPECIAL roots?

  18. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    You know you`re right 4Too, at least they could ask us to buy LionRat, er, i mean Lionheart, it`s mediocre and the combat is the worse ever, but we wouldn`t have to that general feeling that you`ve just eaten alive frogs...

    But i have to say i really want FO3, it`s starting to shape to be the best RPG in years, truly amazing :|
  19. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud

    Apr 2, 2003
    Well I'm also on the shortsight club, but I understand where JE and Puuk is coming from. They HAVE to say this, the suits have screwed up IPLY so bad that this is the last chance for Fo3..hence the JE' mind trick..

    So yeah, screw you guys ! I'm going home!
  20. Miroslav

    Miroslav Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Sep 30, 1997
    hey, I'll download it first, if it's any good... could burn it on a cd or dvd :)