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Fallout is a series of post-apocalyptic role-playing games (RPGs) published by Interplay Entertainment and later by Bethesda Softworks. Although the series is set during the 22nd and 23rd centuries, its retrofuturistic story and artwork are influenced by the post-war culture of 1950s America, and its combination of hope for the promises of technology and lurking fear of nuclear annihilation.

An inspiration for Fallout is a game titled Wasteland, published by EA games on the Commodore 64, Apple II & later on the PC. Although the game worlds are different, the background story, inhabitants, locations and characters draw many parallels from this landmark game. It is said that the Fallout series is the spiritual successor to Wasteland.

The first two titles in the series (Fallout and Fallout 2) were developed by Black Isle Studios. Micro Forté and 14 Degrees East's Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel of 2001 was a tactical role-playing game. In 2004, Interplay closed Black Isle Studios,and continued to produce an action game with RPG elements for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel without Black Isle Studios. A third entry in the main series, Fallout 3, was released in 2008 by Bethesda Softworks. Fallout: New Vegas was developed by Obsidian Entertainment with many former Black Isle employees who created Fallout and Fallout 2. Bethesda made it clear that New Vegas was not a direct sequel to Fallout 3, but an addition to the franchise.Bethesda Softworks now owns the rights to produce all Fallout games,and has conditionally licensed the rights to make a massively multiplayer online role-playing game version of Fallout to Interplay. Interplay's rights to developing and publishing Fallout Online have been the subject of a legal dispute between Bethesda Softworks, the current owner of the Fallout franchise, and Interplay. The current legal status of the game is unknown, although it is in active development with a projected release date of 2012.


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The Fallout series has many games.There has been many spinoffs to the series including,Fallout Online, (which has been delayed many times.)Fallout:Tactics,Fallout:Warfare, and Fallout:Brotherhood Of Steel.The games are a remescence to the 1950's.

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An instruction pamphlet for Fallout.

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