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CecilRousso
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(08-22-2012, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by wrowa

Is he? Where?

Retweeting the question "Black Isles is back! Is this somehow connected to BGEE or might be? http://www.blackisle.com/" and then answering with "Excellent question."
Durante
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(08-22-2012, 06:24 PM)
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Neither Avellone nor Fargo know anything about this?

Fuck Interplay.
Kem0sabe
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(08-22-2012, 06:25 PM)
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I hate what they be doing with the EE, the price point, the DLC concept. If those guys suddenly turn into Black Isle and try their hand at BG3... i dread to imagine it.
Trigger
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(08-22-2012, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by CecilRousso

Seems like Trent Oster is hinting about his involvment.

https://twitter.com/TrentOster

Last edited by Trigger; 08-22-2012 at 06:34 PM.
Herla
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(08-22-2012, 06:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by CecilRousso

Seems like Trent Oster is hinting about his involvment.

https://twitter.com/TrentOster

So, first they make DLC for Baldur's Gate II.
Then they say they want to make Baldur's Gate III AND Planescape Torment 2.
And now they take Black Isle's name?

Have they got no shame?
KTallguy
(08-22-2012, 06:40 PM)
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So have they announced their first Facebook game yet?
Taruranto
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(08-22-2012, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by CecilRousso

Seems like Trent Oster is hinting about his involvment.

https://twitter.com/TrentOster


https://twitter.com/TimmyShire

Timmy Shire ‏@TimmyShire
Despite having absolutely no information, this Black Isle revival has me more excited than I should be. Wonder if @TrentOster knows things

Trent Oster ‏@TrentOster
@TimmyShire I know a few things ;-)

Well, either he's trolling to boost the EE popularity or he's really in it.
Patryn
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(08-22-2012, 06:49 PM)
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I didn't have a problem with Beamdog's Baldur Gate updates, but I think this is really in poor taste. Make you own name.

As it is, anyone who would actually care about the name will know that it's not really Black Isle, so I'm not sure what this supposed to accomplish.
isuzu
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(08-22-2012, 06:51 PM)
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omg it's black isle without the talent! sounds awesome! :|
Trigger
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(08-22-2012, 07:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Patryn

I didn't have a problem with Beamdog's Baldur Gate updates, but I think this is really in poor taste. Make you own name.

As it is, anyone who would actually care about the name will know that it's not really Black Isle, so I'm not sure what this supposed to accomplish.

My thoughts exactly. Better to start something new with a new name.
m360
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(08-22-2012, 09:16 PM)
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I just want to believe ... but i can't. 'cause all the talent of the original black isle is spread all over the world: Inxile, Bioware, Obsidian and so on.
zkylon
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(08-22-2012, 09:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trigger

My thoughts exactly. Better to start something new with a new name.

Interplay probably hasn't got enough money to register the new developer's website.
Falxix
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(08-22-2012, 09:36 PM)
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Please just stop, Interplay. You know as well as I do that nothing good will come of this.
HP_Wuvcraft
(08-22-2012, 09:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Herla

So, first they make DLC for Baldur's Gate II.
Then they say they want to make Baldur's Gate III AND Planescape Torment 2.
And now they take Black Isle's name?

Have they got no shame?

What do they have to be ashamed of?

They want to make two games, some DLC, and name their company.

Is it 'eh'? Sure. But shame has nothing to do with it.
Turok_TTZ
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(08-22-2012, 09:38 PM)
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like this will come back

I assume its the same studio...
Herla
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(08-22-2012, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by HP_Wuvcraft

What do they have to be ashamed of?

They want to make two games, some DLC, and name their company.

Is it 'eh'? Sure. But shame has nothing to do with it.

Assuming this is all true, they are using another company's name, success and fanbase to gain popularity and, consequently, making money.
"Our goal has always been"
"Black Isle Studios is back"
Who is saying that? Not Black Isle, that's for sure. And this is lying and dishonesty.

It's like if EA renamed, I dunno, Bioware Mythic "Origin Systems". That's just offensive and in poor taste.
Ventilaator
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(08-22-2012, 10:02 PM)
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Although none of the people you'd want seem to be involved in this, I'm still curious about the game these people are going to make. I'd forgive them for using the name if this group of nobodies is gonna work on an actual RPG with actual depth to it.
Trick_GSF
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(08-22-2012, 10:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ventilaator

Although none of the people you'd want seem to be involved in this, I'm still curious about the game these people are going to make. I'd forgive them for using the name if this group of nobodies is gonna work on an actual RPG with actual depth to it.

It's Interplay. They will promise a game. It will never happen.

Ever.
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(08-22-2012, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ventilaator

Although none of the people you'd want seem to be involved in this, I'm still curious about the game these people are going to make. I'd forgive them for using the name if this group of nobodies is gonna work on an actual RPG with actual depth to it.

I'm not curious at all about false advertising though. No one should be. Dishonesty is a poor first step in gaining any sort of trust and support from consumers. Liars be damned.
Wallach
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(08-22-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Motherfuckers. Crawl into a hole and fucking die already, Interplay.
HP_Wuvcraft
(08-22-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Herla

Assuming this is all true, they are using another company's name, success and fanbase to gain popularity and, consequently, making money.
"Our goal has always been"
"Black Isle Studios is back"
Who is saying that? Not Black Isle, that's for sure. And this is lying and dishonesty.

It's like if EA renamed, I dunno, Bioware Mythic "Origin Systems". That's just offensive and in poor taste.

Interplay is the one behind this, right? Black Isle used to be one of their studios. It's a grey area, sure, but nothing that has not been done before.
Killzig
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(08-22-2012, 10:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wallach

Motherfuckers. Crawl into a hole and fucking die already, Interplay.

A hundred times this. Herve and the rest are all leeches.
Ventrue
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(08-22-2012, 11:39 PM)
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Oster:

We are not at this moment affiliated with the new Black Isle Studios

Still, this is fucked up.
Jintor
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(08-23-2012, 12:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ventrue

Oster:


Still, this is fucked up.

Interplay? Like, cardboard box sold-the-rights-to-the-fallout-mmo interplay?
HP_Wuvcraft
(08-23-2012, 12:41 AM)
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At the moment.

Right.

But contracts are out in the wild, right?
SMT
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(08-23-2012, 12:43 AM)
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Where's the kickstarter?
Bo
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(08-23-2012, 02:21 AM)
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"Rome is back."

- Quoth half a zillion empires that followed in its wake, including one that killed what was left of it.
Wario64
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(08-23-2012, 02:42 AM)
https://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/...k-sort-of.aspx

Update: When asked for comment, Interplay CEO Hervé Caen told Game Informer, "It is very real indeed."
A Black Falcon
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(08-23-2012, 02:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jintor

Interplay? Like, cardboard box sold-the-rights-to-the-fallout-mmo interplay?

Hey, they may have lost the Fallout license, but Project V13 is supposedly still in development...
Emitan
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(08-23-2012, 02:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

https://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/...k-sort-of.aspx

Update: When asked for comment, Interplay CEO Hervé Caen told Game Informer, "It is very real indeed."

"'Black Isle' is written down on official looking paper!"
EVOL 100%
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(08-23-2012, 02:53 AM)
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Yes, this is not a thinly veiled attempt to win the affections of old-school CRPG fans, only to disappoint them horribly. Again.

I'd love to eat crow but I'm not being optimistic.
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(08-23-2012, 03:08 AM)
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First BGEE, then BG2 DLC, now this.

Someone is hell bent on shitting all the RPG genre, huh?
pieatorium
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(08-23-2012, 03:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jintor

Interplay? Like, cardboard box sold-the-rights-to-the-fallout-mmo interplay?

I don't think they sold the rights to the MMO, I think they fought(or are fighting?) to keep them
Taruranto
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(08-23-2012, 03:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

https://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/...k-sort-of.aspx

Update: When asked for comment, Interplay CEO Hervé Caen told Game Informer, "It is very real indeed."



Are you ready guys?

First Name
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(08-23-2012, 03:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by _Keiichi_



Are you ready guys?

I'm so glad I wasn't drinking anything when I saw this.
Emitan
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(08-23-2012, 03:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by _Keiichi_



Are you ready guys?

*slow clap*
EVOL 100%
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(08-23-2012, 03:33 AM)
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massregret2orment.jpg

Okay, thread redeemed.
Izick
(08-23-2012, 03:38 AM)
I'm interested, but as others have said, the name doesn't matter, only the talent.
Pickles the Firecat
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Originally Posted by Patryn

I didn't have a problem with Beamdog's Baldur Gate updates, but I think this is really in poor taste. Make you own name.

As it is, anyone who would actually care about the name will know that it's not really Black Isle, so I'm not sure what this supposed to accomplish.

Right? I can't imagine anyone thinking this is a good idea, let alone a boardroom full of people. The Black Isle name will only resonate with people who also know that this isn't actually Black Isle. Weird decision. The thread title alone made me groan out loud.
Sober
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(08-23-2012, 03:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by _Keiichi_

Should've made a gif for the ME-style dialogue wheel with like 7 pages of more options to answer that question.
mysteriousmage09
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(08-23-2012, 03:48 AM)
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I am stoked! I can't fucking wait until Icewind Dale Adventures gets announced for Facebook!
bhlaab
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(08-23-2012, 04:37 AM)
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Chris Taylor may be involved (The Fallout one not the Dungeon Siege one), I think he still works for Interplay.

Okay, okay, I mean I think he is still employed by Interplay.
Jintor
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(08-23-2012, 04:38 AM)
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Those are some terrifying images.
Patryn
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(08-23-2012, 02:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by pieatorium

I don't think they sold the rights to the MMO, I think they fought(or are fighting?) to keep them

They lost that battle, but they did receive money from Bethesda.
bengraven
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(08-23-2012, 02:22 PM)
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Hey remember when Atari came back from the grave and we all thought they were going to bring the same innovation they did in the 80s...oh we didn't think that?
Kurtofan
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(08-23-2012, 11:21 PM)
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At least that logo is still pretty cool.
Zeliard
(08-23-2012, 11:25 PM)
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Oh god, those images, why

why

why
codswallop
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(08-23-2012, 11:31 PM)
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This is so going to end in tears, isn't it?

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