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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:06 am 
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This is going to show my age but anyone ever play the game that started the Fallout series, Wasteland?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:40 am 
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Was it a computer game or a miniature game or what?

I've never heard of it.


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Like I said this is going to age me.

It was a computer game put out by Electronic Arts. It was for the Commodore 64 or Apple IIE formats.

The same guys who wrote the story for Fallout did the story for Wasteland.
In fact Fallout was their new updated version of Wasteland.

Wasteland takes place around Las Vegas, you started with four Recon Marines from a base near Vegas after the war.

Has a lot of similarities in the story line, except you end up fighting robots that were developed by the Army and are controlled by a super computer.

In fact some of the people and things that pop up in Fallout 2 are from Wasteland.

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Has a lot of similarities in the story line, except you end up fighting robots that were developed by the Army and are controlled by a super computer.

In fact some of the people and things that pop up in Fallout 2 are from Wasteland.


It sounds like it was probably influenced by TSR's Gamma World game. There is an old (I want to say famous, but that's probably not true) Gamma World module called The Legion of Gold. Its about a mad computer that is sending an army of robots to attack the surface world from its hidden underground base.

I've also moved this thread to the Computer & Consolue Games section. I think you will get more replies to your topic now. As I know that the Fallout series is a favorite of many games (even me). :) So maybe they have heard of Wasteland as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:28 pm 
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yeah ive heard of it. a mate of mine scooped it up on ebay a while back. its even older than fallout, which makes it even more painful than fallout. again unfortunate cos it is also a good game.

i think someone could make a fortune if they remade the fallout series on DX10. its way old but still hugely popular, they had to have done somethng right the first time round.


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Never heard of it - but now I am intreagued...

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I hear you there Danger Mouse. I would love it if they updated that series.

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yeah, its one of the most popular series made but unfortunately it was made in the infancy age of computer games :(

they could make a lot of money if they remade them IMO, or made a new sequel.


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