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What An EA Video Game Contract Looked Like In 1986

Here’s a fun little relic from the earliest days of game development: The original contract for the IBM port of Wasteland, made by Interplay, which cost EA just $US28,000 ($37,301).

Wasteland 2's Engine Upgrade Promises Better Visuals And Modding Tools

An increasing number of games are being built using Unity (including the writer’s own Deadnaut), thanks to the flexibility and power it provides, as well as simplifying the process of developing for multiple platforms. The next version of the middleware, 5.0, is just around the corner and inXile is already in the process of upgrading Wasteland 2 to use the new tech.

I Hate Starting New Games In RPGs

Is there anything more paralysing than a blank slate? I’ve had Fallout 2 open for three hours. I have played it for zero. I’m bleary eyed. Exhaustion is clinging to my eyelids like some mad brigand swinging from a chandelier. How did things end up like this, I wonder. Why can’t I just make a few simple decisions and, you know, play a video game?

My First 20 Hours With Wasteland 2

“Forsaken by his people, he strode into the wasteland,” the narrator intones in the intro to Fallout 2. 16 years later, and creator Brian Fargo has delivered that promise anew in a very literal way: by making Wasteland 2, a spiritual successor to his Fallout games that’s also a… sequel to their predecessor.

Download The Wasteland 2 Manual

Briefly: Want to get ready for Wasteland 2, or just enjoy perusing the numerous attributes? You can download the 99-page Wasteland 2 manual right here.

Wasteland 2 Looks Incredibly Complicated

Video: I played through Fallout 1 and 2 multiple times, but didn’t like the squad based complexity of Fallout Tactics. So this latest trailer for Wasteland 2 is bad news for me. The trailer spends several minutes explaining the seemingly infinite options in designing a squad, only to then show how a poorly designed squad will instantly be cut to pieces in the game. It’s almost designed to scare players away.

Kickstarter Ended 20 Years Of Rejection For Wasteland 2

There’s been plenty of gloom cast over Kickstarter recently, so let’s focus on the good things: like how crowdfunding ended Brain Fargo’s 20 year run of Wasteland 2 rejection.

Why You Should Care About Wasteland 2

“There was this one moment in Fallout 3, when I came across a prisoner at some raider camp,” I said. “She was still tied up, but all the raiders were gone. Maybe they were dead or something, I don’t know. The game gave me a choice: I could take her supplies and leave her there, or set her free.”

It's A Sad Day When Fake DLC Looks Real Enough To Click

In a world with horse armour DLC, things that game companies sell as additional content never surprises me — but it’s probably a bad sign that I clicked this particular button half expecting the “Red Boots DLC” to be real, huh?

Wasteland 2's Beta Gets A Huge Update

It raised a lot of cash during its Kickstarter campaign. Then Wasteland 2 got delayed because of all that money. But, rest assured, the sequel to the classic RPG is coming. And a new video gives a substantial glimpse at what the gameplay will look like. Get ready for clicking, folks.

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