Black Isle Studios Launches "PV13" Fundraising Campaign

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Absolutely fucking disgusting.

Though I bet the folks at Obsidian and inXile are having a good laugh about it.
 

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Know what made Black Isle great? The people who worked there. Now they work elsewhere, and I've already supported their Kickstarters (which, by-the-by, actually had, you know, games associated with them).
 

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Andy Chalk said:
The money raised will go toward the development of a "proof of concept" prototype
"We got nothing except rights to a famous name and a logo so give us money and maybe we'll come up with something."

The amount of contempt I feel for these people cannot be expressed without using some words that are probably bannable...
 

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lRookiel said:
Oh my god. Black isle are back!?!

They are by far some of the finest developers in existence. This can only mean good things will happen :3
Black Isle never left, they just shed their old skin and became Obsidian. Interplay has simply hired someone to wear the old skin and claim that they're Black Isle.
 

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FelixG said:
I love the sound of the premise, I really do (Which is why I supported Forsaken Fortress http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1317934609/forsaken-fortress ) but... they have a prototype, a goal, a breakdown of WHAT they need funds for...

Blackisle isnt telling me what they need the cash for (just saying prototype) and say "PV 13 has been in development for years," (Go ahead and search that on their site) but they dont show ANYTHING of their work, not even concepts early models ect... And ontop of that they dont give an estimated date of release OR a goal for funding...

Seems like a hoax to me so sorry guys, until you put more info out you arent getting a penny from me.
while i dont think its a hoax as such i do think they are hoping the name alone will get them money.

i donated some to forsaken fortress too now that does look good, full base building, doesnt look like any loading screens, large world to explore, if they can get anough for the free play pledge ill be very happy, although i am wondering what an atomic squirrel is
 

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Fuck Interplay for laying off the real Black Isle who were in beta for Project Von Buren (the original Fallout 3) and greenlighting this:


Fuck them for holding onto the rights to a Fallout MMO for years and just wanking off with the intellectual property.

Penny Arcade strip from goddamn 2004


Fuck them, NOW, for having the AUDACITY to resurrect the name Black Isle to call a beloved studio of dev's they fired (who went on to Obsidian and Troika games, respectively) and use that to beg for money.

Interplay, the corporation (not it's actual personnel), should be dragged into the street and raped to death by raiders and supermutants.

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Now, with that unequivocal bile out of the way... Chris Taylor and Mark O' Green are great talents and I don't begrudge their choice to be involved, I wish them all the best luck, but I am worried how interplay (and fans) will treat them - same goes for other poor bastard talent asked to stand in as "Black Isle".

Also, the video is dumb. >:p *blows rasberries*
 

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Edit: I think I just lost some interest after reading a few comments here.
 

Andy Chalk

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wombat_of_war said:
FelixG said:
I love the sound of the premise, I really do (Which is why I supported Forsaken Fortress http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1317934609/forsaken-fortress ) but... they have a prototype, a goal, a breakdown of WHAT they need funds for...

Blackisle isnt telling me what they need the cash for (just saying prototype) and say "PV 13 has been in development for years," (Go ahead and search that on their site) but they dont show ANYTHING of their work, not even concepts early models ect... And ontop of that they dont give an estimated date of release OR a goal for funding...

Seems like a hoax to me so sorry guys, until you put more info out you arent getting a penny from me.
while i dont think its a hoax as such i do think they are hoping the name alone will get them money.

i donated some to forsaken fortress too now that does look good, full base building, doesnt look like any loading screens, large world to explore, if they can get anough for the free play pledge ill be very happy, although i am wondering what an atomic squirrel is
Sorry, hoax wasnt the right word (wrote that just before bed) I was thinking more of vapor-ware.

I mean, seriously... working on it for several years, yet not even so much as concept art to show for it...
 

Andy Chalk

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Ugh, way to make crowd sourcing cynical. Interplay, and this new Black Isle, are like the Roach Alien from Men in Black. A hollowed out husk of it's former self with the heart of vermin.
 

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This is like someone giving a dog the same name like my old dog and tries to convince me it is the same dog.
 

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Just sounds like the Shaker RPG all over again. The Youtube video looks woefully amateur (it even has a grammar error in the description, for God's sake), and I really don't like the veiled sarcasm they're throwing around in their overview of the project.

Hopefully gamers will have some common sense and stay far, far away from this.
 

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Black Isle, (the name) a company you respect and love. Check.
A RPG/Strategy Post Apocalypse game. Check.
Clear desire of spokespeople to create a good game. Check.

Actual substance to promises. No check.

Eh, good enough for marketing. Who needs smart money when dumb money is printed with the same ink on the same bills?
 

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A Kickstarter for a post-apocalyptic role-playing game? Backed up by some of the names that helped establish the genre, and bring it to the forefront of the public's mind? I've definitely got some money in that!

...in the form of Wasteland 2.

This, by contrast, is the shredded remains of Interplay, long after virtually everyone of note has long since abandoned ship, desecrating the corpse of Black Isle Studios in an attempt to raise some capital. The only Kickstarter I'd be less interested in would involve Tim Langdell trying to resurrect Edge in order to finance his legal fund.
 

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lRookiel said:
NOOOOOOOO! Now I'm sad :(
If you never had, go dig up Arcanum or Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines from Troika. That, inXile and Obsidian are as close to Black Isle as you're going to see.
 

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Fuck off. You aren't Black Isle. You are a shell of what Black Isle was. I'm glad people with talent left that sinking ship and went to other places. Obsidian and inXile for example.
 

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From their facebook:
-- Update #2 -- Why you shouldn?t donate.

Something you should think about before donating or telling your friends to donate. You might be the cause of a small number of people sitting in their cramped, dark f****** shelter depressed because they?re not sitting in their cramped, dark f****** for real because the world didn?t really end.

Got that? Some people won?t be happy you?re helping.

So, if you have no compassion for those apocaleptics who want it all to come down around our ears (but not theirs), then you probably shouldn?t put in a contribution. But if those people, sitting in their ivory dungeons, annoy the hell out of you with their barrels of water, stacks of freeze dried, and smug attitudes, then maybe you should just empty the bank account on this project. Just to spite them.

Create some apoplectic apocaleptics. (Yeah, try saying it out loud.)
Wow. Just wow.
These guys are real class.
 

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So, after violating their contract, which caused V13 to get shut down in the first place, they are now begging people to help them fund a game that they failed to make the first time around because of their own incompetence?

Is anyone else slightly offended? Ohh wait....... the comments say yes!
 

Andy Chalk

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sad to see a name that was once renowned for making incredible games will be left with a legacy of being a laughing stock
 

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i cant count how many times this article made me say wtf?! as if they have the balls to call their "post apocalyptic rpg" pv13.

for anyone who doesn't know, pv13 was what they were calling the unfinished fallout mmo that died because it was still being made when bethesda acquired the ip. this story has sketchy written all over it if you ask me.

but then again maybe the title just shook me up because i had no idea black isle was "revived" and i've always wanted a multiplayer fallout,
 

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The best part of this whole thing are the FB comments on their page. One guy (who actually works as a software engineer with EA) railed on them:

"In what universe do you go to an investor and ask them to invest without any tangible product or return on investment? This is quite possibly the most ludicrous thing I have ever seen. If you want to get an investment, come with a product I will receive. You are not a non-profit, a place of worship, or other well wishing organization that I can trust will take my money and put it to some good and give me a tax break on top of it all. This is despicable. Get a job."

"They are using a fundraising site instead of Kickstarter because there is no promise of a tangible product or return on investment. They are asking for an investment. What they are giving in return is tantamount to a progress newsletter."
Quoted for great justice!