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Since: 1.5.02
From: California.

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#1 Posted on
Summarized from the official post...

Interplay, in its infinite wisdom, has closed down Black Isle Studios, firing the staff of the studio and shelving their current project--Fallout 3--indefinitely.

There will be no more Baldur's Gate, no more Icewind Dale, no more Planescape, no more Fallout.

This comes along with the announcement that Interplay is developing a sequel to the console-shooter Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel...despite that the first game isn't out yet.

This is the first, and last, Fallout 3 screenshot.

Words fail me.
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Dear Lord, the stupidity of some people. I know what I'm doing over Christmas break: start with Planescape, then revisit the Icewind Dales, and finally go wandering through Baldur's Gate as I remember the goodness that was Black Isle.


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Nate The Snake

Since: 9.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.65
Oh, man, that sucks. They put out some of the best RPGs I've ever played, right up there with the Ultima and Wizardry series.

I wonder what this means for the Baldur's Gate modding community?

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The last living La Parka Marka

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Purple Pixie

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Thats Miss Misfit to you!

Thats pretty bad news since I'm well on my way to completing Icewind Dale 2 (which I got for my twelth birthday and haven't stopped playing yet) There was so much depht to all of their games I can name every single member of a party I ever had and what I thought of them. Serethi was the Raven of the gang and Drayna was all 'look at me I'm Harry Potter!' and don't get me started on Xara... Anyway I always prefered Icewind Dale it seemed much clearer then Baldurs Gate while being a lot more fun. It's pretty bad but all of the games they did are the ones you can play again and again.

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Eddie Famous

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.10

A Fallout 2 memory:

I screw up in New Reno, and have to kill off the ranch-house "family" to keep going in the game. So, as i stand in their yard picking them off with my sniper rifle as they come out of the building, the little children in the street start chucking rocks at my NPCs.

Of course, my NPCs are armed with automatic shotguns. They end up chopping the kiddies in half while I have to deal with the guys with guns.

"In the sky. Lord, in the sky..."
Pickled pork

Since: 22.9.03
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.81
Nothing in Fallout was better than running out of inventory space, because you WOULD NOT leave behing your blow-up doll or fuzzy elvis painting.

Depressing.....Oh well....Bioware backs up the Bulder's gate world the best anyway.

"dubya never talks while cheney is drinking water...check that shit out"
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