Interplay Hands Over Fallout MMO Rights to Bethesda

After two long years of litigation and legal combat, Bethesda has emerged victorious in a case that sees Interplay hand over all rights to making a Fallout MMO over to Bethesda. In fact, Interplay can no longer use the Fallout IP as there own, as all rights to do so are now officially Bethesda’s.

In 2007, Bethesda bought the rights to Fallout while Interplay was allowed to develop a Fallout MMO on the conditions that they would raise $30 million in financing and to begin development in April 2009. Interplay failed to fulfill those conditions but it went ahead on the Fallout MMO anyways.

“Under the terms of the settlement, the license granted to Interplay to develop the Fallout MMO is null and void, and all rights granted to Interplay to develop a Fallout MMO revert back to Bethesda, effective immediately,” announced the winning company. “Interplay has no ongoing right to use the Fallout brand or any Fallout intellectual property for any game development. ZeniMax will pay Interplay $2 million as consideration in the settlement, each party will bear its own costs of the litigation, and Bethesda will continue to own all Fallout intellectual property rights.”

Your first reaction to the news was probably, “That’s terrible!” Still, when you see that Interplay had failed to clear the conditions they were given, things aren’t quite as clear cut.

via Destructoid

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Groupon Launches in Knoxville.

Health & Beauty Close-Up October 20, 2010 Groupon, a shopping website that offers a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events in more than 250 markets around the world, recently launched in Knoxville. site groupon las vegas

“Featuring an array of cultural and historical attractions and home to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is an ideal Groupon city,” said Rob Solomon, president and chief operating officer of Groupon. “We look forward to helping residents and students save money on the best that Knoxville has to offer, while bringing a quality stream of new customers to local merchants.” “Groupon brings buyers and sellers together in a fun and collaborative way,” said Solomon. “We offer the consumer a great deal they can’t get anywhere else and deliver the sales directly to the merchant.” Recent featured deals in Knoxville included tickets to a local baseball game, miniature golf and a sandwich shop. Upcoming deals include a hair salon and one-day motorcycle rental. Knoxville joins Nashville and Memphis as Tennessee’s third Groupon city. see here groupon las vegas

Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 250 markets around the world.

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