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Offline Mongoose

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Re: Bethesda sues Interplay
It's not quite so neat when it doesn't have any functioning beam cannons.  At that point, it's a massive space brick that can suck up all the damage in the world, yet can't hurt a fly itself.  Which kind of fits what we're talking about.

 
Re: Bethesda sues Interplay
It's not quite so neat when it doesn't have any functioning beam cannons.  At that point, it's a massive space brick that can suck up all the damage in the world, yet can't hurt a fly itself.  Which kind of fits what we're talking about.

Oh it tried to hurt me plenty in the lion's den, beam cannons or no.

 

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Re: Bethesda sues Interplay
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It's not quite so neat when it doesn't have any functioning beam cannons.  At that point, it's a massive space brick that can suck up all the damage in the world, yet can't hurt a fly itself.  Which kind of fits what we're talking about.

The ending. That basically makes it the neatest ship in the game

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That could actually be used metaphorically for Interplay. Perhaps it will end the Freespace 2 way where they take everything down with them
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Re: Bethesda sues Interplay
Interesting.  I was not aware that sending letters to fans constituted breach of contract.

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Interplay argued in their court documents that Bethesda breached the contract...(such as sending letters to everyone that Interplay tried to sell the original Fallout games to) to such an extent that the contract is now null and void

 

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It means companies interested in the Rights towards the earlier games, not copies of the game itself.

 

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Hmmm. So ... if I understand this right. If the courts rule in favor of Interplay, Bethesda might owe them a buttload of cash, which Interplay could thereby use to create new games?
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Re: Bethesda sues Interplay
I can't see Interplay putting the games up for sale/play on GameTap, GOG, etc. unless they were certain they had the rights to do so.  

Interplay have a history of this. I remember when Interplay got into a hell of a lot of trouble for releasing Star Fleet Command: Neutral Zone,  a cut down version of the original Star Fleet Command that was created by Interplay by removing the models and certain other game assets from the files without the permission of the IP holder (viacom I think at the time) and then keeping the profits without giving the IP holder their cut. Also, as I recall Freespace 2: Colossus, a similarly cut down version of FS2 that ended when the Colossus defeated the Repulse was created without the permission or knowledge of Volition and resulted in a law-suit as once again Interplay didn't pass on the profits or seek the permission from V who owned parts of the IP. As If I remember correctly this was a contributing factor to the V/Interplay split.

I have a copy of FreeSpace 2: Colossus.... It was packaged as OEM software with Logitech WingMan 3D w/ Force Feedback. That little disc is how I discovered FS2....Thanks Interplay, for your conniving little money-making schemes!
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As much as I would love to see Interplay go down in flames....I just hope they loose and sell off the FS license to a decent developer(:v:)....too good to be true though.
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Re: Bethesda sues Interplay
I have that little OEM disk too.  However, would really like to see Interplay burn so better people can start working on so many promising game titles.

 

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Re: Bethesda sues Interplay
Screw your FS2: Colossus, I had the original OEM, Descent: FreeSpace - Darkness Rising. :P

 

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Whenever a guy who isn't a lawyer describes stuff using phrases like "an amazing, brilliant legal stroke" and "(AMAZING LEGAL SWITCHAROO)" I just assume they are a shill.

 

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Re: Bethesda sues Interplay
Screw your FS2: Colossus, I had the original OEM, Descent: FreeSpace - Darkness Rising. :P

Me too!  I got it with my Dell Dimensions XPS T450 in 1999!
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