I’ve written about this particular game before, but I’m actually going to go back and revisit this one since I’ve put a bit more time on it.
I think I’ll start with the phrase “magnificently flawed.”
That’s Sid Meier’s Civilization® IV, Sid Meier’s Civilization® III Complete, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Shattered Union, Prey, CivCity: Rome, Civilization IV®: Warlords, Sid Meier’s Railroads!, Railroad Tycoon 3, Railroad Tycoon II Platinum, X-COM: Terror From the Deep, X-COM: Apocalypse, BioShock™, X-COM: Interceptor, X-COM: UFO Defense, X-COM: Enforcer, Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, Freedom Force, Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich, and Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization.
That puts Bethesda (The Elder Scrolls, Fallout 3, et al) under the same banner as ID Software (Doom, Quake, all of that), plus the PR bonus of having John Carmack on the mantlepiece.
Definitely a feather in the cap for Zenimax, who now have a stable of some of the strongest brands and two of the top games development studios.
Gog.com is having a Fallout Collection promotion. They’re selling the original Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics, DRM-free for US$14.37. That includes some premium content like soundtracks and the 205 page Fallout bible.
Even if you already bought one or more of the originals years ago on disk, that’s a darn good deal.
Fallout is fondly remembered by a generation of gamers, and with good reason. The promo ends on midnight, 27 April.
On 5 February 2009, Bethesda Softworks LLC applied for the Fallout trademark for “Entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program” (s/n 77663853) and for “motion picture films about a post-nuclear apocalyptic world” (s/n 77663852). Obviously they already own all the other US trademarks to do with this game property at present.
Fallout, the film. Or the TV series. Hmm. Interesting notion.