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SKYRIM and Fallout 3 Conceptual Artist Adam Adamowicz Has Passed.

Yesterday the creative mind behind SKYRIM and Fallout 3, Adam Adamowicz fell in his battle with cancer. Mr. Adamowicz was the lead artist behind the entire artistic concept of the two modern day gaming masterpieces Fallout 3 and SKYRIM, giving those worlds life and personality. Everything from coin operated fallout shelters to dragons atop snowy peaks was first visualized and created in the mind of Adam Adamowicz.

Bethesda vs Interplay, MMO license is 'null and void'

Today Shacknews is reporting Bethesda the publisher of Fallout has settled with Interplay the original publisher of the Fallout series over the frozen development of the much anticipated MMO based off of the Fallout universe. When Interplay sold the intellectual property of Fallout to Bethesda in 2007 it retained the right to develop an MMO. The stipulation was Interplay had to be in full scale development of the MMO by April 4, 2009 with a minimum of a 30 million dollar budget. Bethesda claimed Interplay failed to meet this criteria and wanted full control of the Fallout intellectual property including the developing MMO.

However, today Bethesda and Interplay have apparently called a truce. ZeniMax, Bethesdas parent company announced the following, "ZeniMax will pay Interplay $2 million as consideration in the settlement, each party will bear its own costs of the litigation, and Bethesda will continue to own all Fallout intellectual property rights."

This agreement also allows Interplay the right to continue the sale of original Fallout titles, including Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics through December 2013. Does this mean we will see a MMO based off of the Fallout universe from Bethesda now? Only time will tell. However if Interplay wants to continue to carry the older titles past the agreed submission date we may have another battle on our hands. War. War never changes.

Source: ShackNews

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 260.99 WHQL Driver Suite

NVIDIA released its latest version of GeForce software. Version 260.99 installs WHQL-signed drivers for all NVIDIA ION and GeForce GPUs since GeForce 6-series, installs NVIDIA PhysX system software, and drivers for the on-chip HDMI audio device for some GPUs. This version packs increases performance for certain games, fixes certain game-specific bugs, and adds a fresh set of SLI profiles. To begin with, overall performance improvements are brought to Civilization V (SLI), Fallout 3, Final Fantasy XIV and F1 2010 (DirectX 11) compared to GeForce 260.89; SLI profiles (bits of software that optimize the driver to let games make use of multiple GPUs) are added for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II and Fallout: New Vegas; it improves anti-aliasing compatibility for Fallout: New Vegas. For more details, refer to the Release Notes document (for Windows 7/Vista, Windows XP)

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Fallout 3 Available October 28

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, announced today that its highly anticipated title, Fallout 3, will be available on store shelves and online in North America on October 28, 2008 and in Europe on October 31, 2008. Developed at Bethesda Game Studios – creators of the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Fallout 3 is slated for release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.

“We are very excited to let gamers get their hands on Fallout 3, the latest chapter in this beloved and highly acclaimed franchise,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “To meet the huge demand for this title by our fans worldwide, we are planning one of the biggest launches of any game released this year.”

Fallout 3 to Have Over 200 Endings

Game developers have been gradually trying to create more-open games over the past few years, but it looks like Bethesda is planning to take a huge leap forward with its upcoming title Fallout 3, which will feature over 200 different endings to the game. The company’s executive producer, Todd Howard, said:
Being that we are Bethesda, everything gets a bit big, so as of last week we're over 200 endings. That's not an exaggeration.
He explained that small changes and additions to the endings are multiplied by other factors influenced by the player’s choices and decisions in the game, adding:
Fallout is probably twice the size that we originally had on paper. We've definitely gone overboard... It won't end up being as big as Oblivion, but it's approaching that. The game is easily a hundred hours.
Source: Shacknews

Bethesda purchases Fallout from Interplay

Anyone played the original Fallout game, which was released in 1997? While the original was quite good, we've only seen one sequel (and a Fallout Tactics game) in the past 10 years. There are going to be more sequels, but they're not going to be done by the original studio (Interplay). Instead, Bethesda is going to purchase the entire franchise from Interplay for roughly $5.7 million USD. The exact terms of this deal are still a secret. However, Interplay definitely still has the right to create a Fallout MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game, assuming Bethesda gets 12% of the revenue. There are no details as to when we can expect a Fallout 3.Source: 1Up
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