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Wed, Aug 06, 2008 | 10:03 BST
Speaking in London last week, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has said categorically that Fallout 3 kicks Oblivion’s ass all over town, girlfriend. He didn’t really say that, but you know what we mean.
“I have no doubts in my mind that, at its core and for everything that it provides that Fallout is a better game than Oblivion was,” he said. “For sure.”
Hines added: “I don’t have any doubts that on the whole, and I think this is a belief universally shared on the team that Fallout is a better game.
“But we’re also not oblivious to the fact that we have a lot of extra baggage that we’re carrying, being the guys picking up this franchise, that are re-imagining this series from ten years ago, and there’s something that comes along with that. We’re very well aware of what we’re up against.”
More on Videogamer.
Mon, Jun 23, 2008 | 23:13 BST
“In response to the shocking notification that some alleged unauthorized copyrighted materials submitted by sources external to the development team have been found within the PC game Limbo of the Lost, we (the development team) have given our consent and full cooperation to both publishers who are recalling all units from all territories immediately.”
So. Who’s actually to blame, then?
By Jerry Burns
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 | 12:50 BST
Tri Synergy has confirmed that it is to “discontinue distribution of Limbo of the Lost in both retail and online outlets” after the game was shown to bear striking similarities to Bethesda RPG, Oblivion.
“We have contacted the developer, Majestic, and are anxiously awaiting their response,” the firm said in a press release. “As soon as we know more on this matter we will issue another statement.”
Full thing after the link.
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 | 18:32 BST
According to this Blue’s News story regarding some striking similarities between point and click adventure Limbo of the Lost and Bethesda’s Oblivion, TriSynergy – publisher of the former – had no idea about any of this and is expecting to release a statement on the matter shortly.
“TriSynergy says they are just as shocked as everyone else at the screenshots showing elements from other games in Limbo of the Lost, saying they had absolutely no knowledge of this situation until it was uncovered by the gaming press,” said the piece.
More through the link.
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 22:46 BST
As you can see here, GamesPlasma reckons point and click adventure Limbo of the Lost looks more than a little like Bethesda’s Oblivion. Like, a lot like it.
So much like it, in fact, that the similarities are more than a little “suspicious”. This Strategy Informer story reckons Bethesda legal’s looking into it.
Take a look at the screens and make up your own mind.
Mon, Feb 18, 2008 | 17:21 GMT
Bethesda’s parent company, ZeniMax, is to open a London office and “has begun direct publishing operations in Europe”, the company just announced.
It’s unclear whether or not Fallout 3 will be self-published by Bethesda later this year, as the announcement said that ZeniMax is “continuing to work with strategic European distribution partners,” but that it “plans to deliver a range of compelling titles to the European market in the coming years, including the highly anticipated Fallout 3 in Fall 2008.”
Bethesda RPG Oblivion was published by 2K and Ubisoft in Europe.
“This is an important step for us as we look to expand our presence in markets outside of North America,” said Robert Altman, ZeniMax CEO. “We want to establish direct relationships with retailers and distributors throughout Europe and the UK as we bring exciting titles like Fallout 3 and Rogue Warrior to gamers worldwide.”