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Fable

Developer(s) Lionhead Studios, Robosoft Technologies(Mac)
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios, Feral Interactive (Mac)
Designer(s) Peter Molyneux
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox
Release date September 14, 2004 (Windows) March 31, 2008 (Mac)
Genre(s) Action RPG
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: Mature (M) OLFC M15+
Media DVD

Fable is a video game for Xbox, Mac OS X, and Windows. It was developed by Big Blue Box, a satellite of Lionhead Studios, and was published by Microsoft. Shipped to retail on September 14, 2004, Fable was well-received by critics for the quality of its gameplay and execution, even as they lamented its failure to include many of the features promised by creator Peter Molyneux.[1] The game's music was composed by Russell Shaw, and the opening title theme was composed by Danny Elfman. Fable box art This is the cover art for a video game. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Lionhead Studios is a United Kingdom-based computer game development company led by industry veteran Peter Molyneux, and acquired by Microsoft Game Studios in April 2006. ... Robosoft Technologies is an Indian information technology company which provides software product development services. ... 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A bonus DVD containing a "making of" documentary as well as demo versions of other Lionhead games was included as a pre-order bonus for the game.[2]


An extended version of the game, Fable: The Lost Chapters, was released for Windows and Xbox in September 2005. Windows redirects here. ... For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ...


The Mac version of the game developed by Robosoft Technologies and published by Feral Interactive was released on March 31, 2008. The Mac version was originally announced by Feral during early 2006, but it took more than 2 years due to licensing issues. Robosoft Technologies is an Indian information technology company which provides software product development services. ... Feral Interactive is a young publishing company that was set up towards the end of 1996 to publish games and other software that for various reasons did not fit with the release programs of the large established publishers. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Gameplay

In the game, the player controls the main character from a third person perspective. The character can be made to interact with people and objects, and in battle can be made to attack and execute skills through button presses, or in the PC version by using user-defined keyboard shortcuts. A keyboard shortcut (also known as an accelerator key, shortcut key, or hotkey) is one or a set of keyboard keys that, when pressed simultaneously, perform a predefined task. ...


Character customization

Fable features a character-customization system based on the concept that everything the character does affects him to a certain extent. Eating too much causes the character to gain weight. Appeasing your wife will cause her to buy you presents, whereas abusing her leads to divorce. Drinking too much alcohol can cause the character to get sick and vomit.


Every article of clothing the character acquires will change his in-game appearance. He can be further customized through a variety of haircuts, facial hair, and tattoo cards that allow for a range of body modification options. The clothing, hairstyle, and tattoos the character wears will affect the way he is seen by the non-player characters. Body modification (or body alteration) is the permanent or semi-permanent deliberate altering of the human body for non-medical reasons, such as spiritual, various social (markings), BDSM edgeplay or aesthetic. ... An NPC from the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. ...


The build of the hero will affect the hero's outward appearance. A hero with high physique will have large arms. A hero with high health will have increased ab size. A hero with high toughness will receive chest hair. A hero with high speed will have increased height. Magic power and spells cause unusual tattoos on the character's body. Duke Nukem 3D was the most famous game that used the Build engine. ...


Experience and leveling-up

Throughout the game, a player has to earn experience points in order to purchase or upgrade abilities and statistics. Points earned have four categories: General, Strength, Skill, and Will. General points are gained through completion of quests and killing enemies and creatures. How the player goes about killing those creatures will affect in which of the other three categories they will gain points. Making the Hero use melee weapons to attack an enemy or making him eat healthy food earns Strength points. Firing the bow or engaging in trade earns Skill points. Using magic often earns Will points. The experience the character gains can be multiplied during combat through the combat multiplier. As the character successfully hits an enemy (melee, ranged or will attack), his combat multiplier increases. If the character is hit by the enemy, the combat multiplier drops down to the next multiple of five, or zero if below five. For example, if twelve experience points are earned and the combat multiplier is ten, the actual experience awarded is 120. Leveling up also ages the Hero. In game-play you will occasionally find potions that increase your experience depending on your combat multiplier at the time, Higher combat multiplier means more experience. For example a combat multiplier of 10 will yield 10,000 exp and 20 will yield 20,000. These are called Ages of Might, Ages of Will and Ages of Skill potions.


Alignment

The character has a positive and negative alignment. Their actions will award either good points, which produce a positive alignment, or evil points, which produce a negative alignment. For example killing monsters or saving villagers will result in achieving good points, whereas committing a crime, killing an innocent person, or getting a spouse to divorce you will accumulate evil points. The apparel of the character also affects the alignment of the hero, such as a demonic tattoo. The alignment affects not only the responses of the non-player characters but also the appearance of the character. A hero with an abundance of positive alignment will soon find a halo surrounding his head, butterflies swarming around him and his hair will turn blond. An evil character will sprout horns, emit a red haze from around his legs, draw flies, and have glowing red eyes, in addition to getting a receding hairline. As he grows older, whether he is good or evil, his hair will start to turn white. The apparent age of the hero is related to the core skills he acquires. The higher he raises his level, the older his appearance becomes. This article is about the legendary creature. ... A halo (Greek: ; also known as a nimbus, glory, or Gloriole) is a ring of light that surrounds an object. ... Superfamilies and families Superfamily Hedyloidea: Hedylidae Superfamily Hesperioidea: Hesperiidae Superfamily Papilionoidea: Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Riodinidae A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera. ... For other uses, see Horn. ... Fly can refer to any of the following things: A fly (plural flies) is any species of insect of the order Diptera. ... Actor Patrick Stewarts bald head is considered part of his distinctive attractiveness. ...


Property development

The player is able to buy property, and then either rent it out or live there. In each of the larger towns, there is a marital house that the player can buy. The player can also kill citizens of the town, and the deceased person's house or shop will appear for sale. When bought, the player can decorate the house and place trophies on trophy mounts to increase the value of the house. This increase in value is especially beneficial if the house is being rented out.


Clothing

The primary method of defense in the game comes from the types of clothing that the Hero acquires and wears. In addition to providing defensive properties, clothes also affect the way the Hero is perceived by the various NPCs throughout the game. Light-colored clothing makes the Hero look more noble to the townspeople, and thus cause them to praise and respect him. Dark-coloured clothing causes the Hero to seem evil or threatening to townspeople and cause them to fear him. A non-player character or non-playable character (NPC) is a character in a role-playing game whose actions are determined by the gamemaster. ...


Plot

The game centers on the only playable character, a male referred to by his title or only as the hero. Players start with the title Chicken Chaser and are able to buy new titles throughout the game such as Ranger, Arseface, and others including ones that can only be earned via completing a special accomplishment. The Hero lives in a land known as Albion.[3] The period in which the story is set is similar to the European Middle Ages, but the history behind it—the land being ruled by one king (who is unnamed and does not appear) through an ancient bloodline that leads directly into the current chaos—is clearly not. As a child, the Hero's village, Oakvale, was raided and destroyed by bandits on his sister's birthday, during which, his father was slain and his mother and sister were kidnapped and severely tortured (this included the removal of his sister's eyes). An older Hero named Maze arrives on the scene, saves him, and convinces him to join the Heroes' Guild to be trained to become a Hero; despite the Guildmaster's opinion, Maze sees great potential in the boy. He then embarks on a journey to discover the reason behind his village's destruction, discovering his destiny, and the true fate of his family along the way. After numerous small quests, and Maze's discovery of a blind seeress living among the bandit camp near Oakvale, the Hero proceeds to infiltrate the bandit camp. To the Hero's surprise, the blind seeress is actually his older sister who was taken in by Twinblade, former hero and present Bandit King. The Hero is given the choice of killing or sparing the bandit king Twinblade. Later, after more smaller quests, the Hero is invited to fight in the Witchwood arena, where he meets the legendary Hero named Jack of Blades and is given the choice of killing his old ally and rival Whisper. However, it soon becomes clear that it was Jack of Blades himself who was responsible for the destruction of the Hero's home. Aided by his blind sister, the Hero makes it his mission to defeat Jack of Blades and restore order to the land of Albion or to become evil and lead the land into terror and death. The Hero tracks down his mother, and attempts to rescue her from the prison that Jack has kept her in since the day of the Oakvale raid. However, the Hero is captured and spends several years in the prison (depending on the outcome for the searching of a key). When he finally escapes with his mother, the Hero attempts to track down Jack. Maze, however, turns against the hero and kidnaps his sister. After defeating Maze, the Hero is led into a final confrontation with Jack, and after defeating him, must choose whether to keep the power that Jack sought, or cast it away forever. If you play "Fable, The Lost Chapters," Jack comes back as a dragon and the hero defeats him, being able to cast him into the lava forever, or wearing his mask and having all the evil power he wants. For other uses, see Hero (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Albion (disambiguation). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Bandits is a 2001 comedy/crime/drama/romance movie directed by Barry Levinson. ...


Characters

The Hero

The Hero is the main character of the game, whose birth name is never mentioned during the game. His appearance is customizable, and thus depends on the players' preferences. The Hero is to become the strongest Hero in Albion because of his ancient bloodline connected to Archon, the royal bloodline of the Old Kingdom.

Guildmaster

The Guildmaster is one of the oldest Heroes alive. He operates the Heroes' Guild and is in charge of training Hero apprentices. The Guildmaster watches over every step of the Hero's journey through the Hero's Guild Seal, often offering advice and issuing orders along the way. In Fable: The Lost Chapters, the Snowspire Oracle reveals that the Guildmaster's true name is Weaver, and that along with Maze, he led a bloody revolt against the previous Guild due to his belief that the Guild should not force its Heroes to walk the path of good, but rather should give them the freedom to choose their own destiny. The Guildmaster's soul can be one of the souls used to open the Bronze Gate if the Player wishes the character to be evil (Instead of using Nostro's)

Whisper

The Hero's friend and sometimes his rival, an acrobat who fights with a pole staff. Whisper and her older brother Thunder were stranded on Albion after a storm wrecked their ship and, subsequently, were raised in the Heroes' Guild. She trains with the Hero when he is a boy, and the two quickly develop a strong rivalry. Whisper and the Hero battle against each other during a few quests. Ultimately, the two cooperate in a battle against monsters in the gladiatorial Arena, only to be pitted against each other in a fight to the death, thanks to the interference of Jack of Blades. The player can choose to kill Whisper or not, earning 10,000 gold for doing so.

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The primary antagonist of the game, Jack of Blades is widely known as the oldest and strongest of heroes, as well as the most evil and feared one. After traveling the world in search of knowledge and power, Jack became the unofficial ruler of Albion. His face is perpetually concealed by a white mask with a strange pattern. His study of the Old Kingdom, despite his hatred toward it, has allowed him to control minions and his influence and wealth (some of which is gathered from his own Arena winnings) allows him to hire bandits and bend Maze to his will, giving him an impressive army. He rules over Bargate Prison, which he uses to imprison his more important enemies. This power, however, is not enough, with his ultimate sadistic desire to make the world burn. To that end, he seeks the Sword of Aeons, uncovered the bloodline that could unlock its power, and led bandits and Maze to Oakvale to find the Hero's family, killing the Hero's father himself. Once he gained the Key for the sword, Jack unleashed his minion army and activates the Focus Sites. His army lays siege to the Heroes' Guild and Jack nearly kills the Guildmaster. He kills Scarlet Robe to free the Sword but is defeated and slain by the Hero, as in the original game. In Fable: The Lost Chapters, it is stated that Jack was never a hero or even a mortal man but a malevolent being who predated the age of gods and demons by millennia. Jack's spirit lives inside the mask, which he forged of pure evil to gain immortality and has used countless host bodies to influence Albion from century to century. After his initial defeat, Jack's soul escapes and takes the form of a large dragon sealed behind the Bronze Gate near Archon's Shrine. The Hero uses Jack's mask to gather three hero souls and open the Bronze Gate, then he proceeds to slay Jack's new form. The player is then given the final task of casting the mask into the lava pit and destroying it, thus banishing Jack from the living world forever. The Hero can also choose to wear Jack's mask and take over the latter's identity and reign of terror.

Thunder

Thunder is Whisper's brother, and Champion of the Arena, being one of the two Heroes to win without a break. He is initially disdainful of the Hero, and continues to look down on him throughout the game. Thunder is in love with Lady Grey and courts her obsessively and thus develops a grudge against the Hero when Lady Grey becomes interested in him instead, as well as Whisper's death if the Hero chooses to kill her. Thunder makes a brief appearance near the end of the main story to aid the Hero in fighting off some of Jack of Blades' monsters. Thunder's soul can be used to help open the Bronze Gate if the Player wishes the character to be evil (instead of some unkown champion of the arena)

Briar Rose

A very powerful and intelligent female Hero. She is from a noble background, but her family fell into hard times when she was a child, so she ended up joining the Heroes' Guild. She is more of a scholar than a fighter, and relies more on intelligence and magic rather than physical strength. Although she initially vilifies the Hero, Briar Rose slowly begins to respect him after the two fight together in quests against Jack of Blades' forces. Briar's soul can be used to help open the Bronze Gate if the player wants the chaacter to be evil (instead of Scarlet Robe)

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One of the only men to examine the ruins of the Old Kingdom of the era, his study of the Focus Sites and Old Kingdom passages put him at odds with Jack of Blades, and as a result he has become rather reclusive, hiding wherever he can. The Hero first meets him on a mission for Maze, who claimed he was an old friend of his, which is unlikely since Maze was working for Jack at this point. The Hero later saves him from Jack's minions, only for him to continue hiding. He runs off to the Cities of the West disguised as a glove trader. He then never stepped near a ruin or opened a book since.

Lady Elvira Grey

The seductive but villainous Mayor of Bowerstone; in her youth, Lady Grey was convinced by Jack of Blades to murder her older sister, Amanda, so that she could inherit the position of Mayor. The player finds Amanda's skeleton in the basement of the Grey family home, clutching a piece of parchment exposing Elvira as the murderer. In the original game, the Hero is given the option of marrying or not. In Fable: The Lost Chapters, the Hero may also expose her villainous deeds and take her place as Mayor. Although the parts of the quest that involve exposing her as a murderer are in the original Fable, the player cannot act on it even when finding proof.

Scarlet Robe

The Hero's mother, she was once a famous Slayer of Balverines, and was respected as Champion of the Arena and the greatest female hero. When she was severely injured by Balverines during a particular battle, Scarlet Robe was found and nursed back to health by Brom, and the two of them fell in love, got married, and raised a family. She is eventually killed by Jack of Blades to activate the Sword of Aeons. In Fable The Lost Chapters, her spirit is one of the three used by the Hero to open the Bronze Gate. Her soul can be used to help open the Bronze Gate if the player wants the character to be good(instead of Briar Rose)

Brom

The Hero's father, he is a woodcutter from Oakvale and married Scarlet Robe after he nursed her back to health when she was injured after an attack against a pack of balverines in the arena. Afterward they had two children, Theresa and the Hero. He was killed in the bandit raid of Oakvale while fighting to protect his family. His statue is in the Oakvale memorial graveyard and his tombstone can be found on the Lychfield graveyard.

Theresa

The Hero's older sister who has prophetic powers due to their ancient bloodline. During the Oakvale raid, Jack of Blades blinded her, and she was found by Twinblade and raised by bandits, eventually becoming Twinblade's second-in-command because of her prophetic powers. Despite her blindness, Theresa possesses extrasensory perception because of her exceptional Will abilities and is thus more than capable of killing all those who oppose her. However, she leaves Twinblade's service after he is defeated by the Hero. Searching for their mother on her own, Theresa is eventually captured by Jack of Blades. After the battle with the villain, she tells her brother that he has a choice: "Strike me down now with the Sword of Aeons and gain the power Jack dreamed of, or cast it into the vortex and rid the world of its evil forever." Whichever choice the Hero makes, Theresa is never seen again. After the battle with Jack of Blades, she headed off to the mountains and is taken in by a nomad who later tried to steal her prophetic powers. Theresa killed him and moved off to live in the east.

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A gigantic ex-Hero who left the Guild to unite a dozen bandit factions and become the King of Bandits. When Maze alludes to him being responsible for the raid on Oakvale, the main character then enters into his camp and defeats him personally. Before finishing the duel, the Hero is interrupted by his sister, who reveals that it was Twinblade who found her after the raid and saved her from the eventual death Jack of Blades—the real commander of the raid—left her for dead after cutting her eyes out. Teresa then leaves, and the Hero is given the choice of eliminating or sparing him. Either way, Twinblade or his followers later hire a band of assassins to try to kill the Hero.

Scythe

Scythe is an ancient Hero and one of the oldest beings in Albion. He is obsessed with cheating death, and he has only managed to live for so long because of supernatural means. He is a withered shell of a man, resembling a tall, mummified corpse. At the beginning of the game, he leaves for the distant Northern Wastes to guard the Oracle of Snowspire. He returns after the defeat of Jack of Blades to seek the Guild's help in battling a new threat to the Northern Wastes.

Nostro

A deceased hero, once known as the Gatekeeper. When he was alive, Nostro founded the Heroes' Guild but was only happy with a blade in his hand. It is revealed that he had not died the way he wished because he had died at the hands of an assassin, who had poisoned him. Because of his manner of death, his soul wanders Lychfield in perpetual torment until the Hero defeats him in battle. His soul can be used to help open the Bronze Gate if the player wishes the character to be good (instead of the Guildmaster)

Development

While the game was still in development in 2002, it was called Project Ego.[4] The game took roughly four years to create, with a team of around 70 developers working on it.[5] The main ideas that constituted the entire development of Fable were that "the hero must visually reflect his experiences" and that "the world and its residents must react in a manner appropriate to the player's actions."[6]


Reception

The game was generally well-received; retaining an outstanding rating (9.3) at IGN, and winning several awards.[7] Though pointing out several flaws in the game such as bland character designs, Marc Saltzman of USAToday.com stated that the game "should satisfy you with its incredible depth, open-ended game play, and a solid story that gets even better about half-way through the adventure."[5] Fable has been praised for its concept of free will and having consequences for the Hero's actions.[8] The small number of compulsory quests was criticised by reviewers, but many subsequently repealed this due to the much larger array of side quests available to the player.[9] IGN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Fable has also been criticized for its violence[10] and for promoting male violence against women.[11] It is however known that killing children throughout the game is prohibited, as a social limitation.


One of the complaints that arose upon the release of Fable was the fact that it failed to include features that Peter Molyneux had mentioned while the game was still in development.[1] One of the features that were not included in the game's release was the Hero's ability to have children[12] despite the fact that Molyneux had previously mentioned that the Hero's own children would be significant in the game.[13] Molyneux reacted to these complaints by means of a public apology posted on the official Lionhead forums, on which he said, "If I have mentioned any feature in the past [that], for whatever reason, didn't make it as I described into Fable, I apologize."[1]


On Xbox 360

Fable has been released on the marketplace of the Xbox 360 gaming system on 4th December 2007 after a fall update of the gaming system's marketplace. To commemorate Xbox Live's 5th year anniversary, Microsoft released Xbox Originals, which allows original Xbox games to be bought and played on the Xbox 360 gaming system. Fable can be downloaded for 1200 Microsoft Points through Xbox Originals. The Extras link has remained on the menu screen but the Demos that were available in the original were removed, and when choosing the Extra option the game will crash. The original Xbox Fable game disc can also be played on the Xbox 360 console. Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ... Microsoft Points are the currency of the Xbox Live Marketplace and Zune online stores. ...


Fable: The Lost Chapters

Fable: The Lost Chapters Windows box art

Fable: The Lost Chapters is a port of the 2004 Xbox RPG Fable, developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios for Windows and Xbox in September 2005. The game was ported to Mac OS X by Feral Interactive.[14] The Windows version had only a few minor differences from the Xbox version. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lionhead Studios is a United Kingdom-based computer game development company led by industry veteran Peter Molyneux, and acquired by Microsoft Game Studios in April 2006. ... Microsoft Game Studios (MGS), branded with current logo and moniker in 2002 (formerly the Microsoft Game Division or Microsoft Games), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. ... Windows redirects here. ... For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat... Mac OS X (pronounced ) is a line of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... Feral Interactive is a young publishing company that was set up towards the end of 1996 to publish games and other software that for various reasons did not fit with the release programs of the large established publishers. ...


Fable: The Lost Chapters features all the content found in the original Fable, as well as additional new content such as new monsters, weapons, items, armor, towns, buildings, and expressions. The story receives further augmentation in the form of nine new areas and sixteen additional quests. Characters such as Briar Rose and Scythe, who were unimportant in the original game (Scythe was only in a short cut-scene in the beginning of the game, and Briar Rose only appeared twice), are now given more importance and are included in certain quests and side quests. Using the in-game menu systems, the player can examine their character's basic details such as romance information (which includes sexuality, number of spouses, number of weddings, number of divorces, etc.), or other details such as their title. In Fable: The Lost Chapters Jack's voice also changed into a slyer, more monster-like voice.


The Northern Wastes

A new area of land called the Northern Wastes is unlocked shortly after the game continues, following the first defeat of Jack of Blades. The land is a frozen area, with only one settlement: Snowspire Village. The Northern Wastes also houses some more unusual areas, including

  • The Necropolis—a mass graveyard occupied by many ghosts, undead, and frost balverines
  • The Oracle—located at the peak of Snowspire village, can reveal a lot of background information regarding Albion and current characters.
  • Archon's Shrine—a mysterious structure outside Snowspire village, it is central to unlocking the Bronze Gate
  • The Bronze Gate—built in the time of the last Archon, it is said to have trapped a terrible evil. It is through here that the hero will face his ultimate battle with Jack of Blades.

The extended version also has some new spells, which are based on your alignment. There are many other bonus quests and this edition gives you the ability to give objects to children.


References/Notes

  1. ^ a b c Molyneux, Peter (October 1, 2004). A message from Peter Molyneux.. allboards.lionhead.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-19.
  2. ^ Berghammer, Billy (July 14, 2004). Fable Pre-Order Bonus No Myth. www.gameinformer.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-10.
  3. ^ The name Albion is the ancient name for Great Britain.
  4. ^ Carter, Dene; Simon Carter (2002-09-22). Developer Diary #5: Demo Days. www.lionhead.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-11.
  5. ^ a b Saltzman, Marc (2004-09-29). Fable weaves fun fantasy adventure. www.usatoday.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-11.
  6. ^ Carter, Dean; Simon Carter (2002-12-06). Developer Diary #8: A Living World. www.lionhead.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-11.
  7. ^ Fable: Awards. Retrieved on 2007-09-11.
  8. ^ Buchanan, Levi (2004-09-23). Moral choices have (limited) consequences in Microsoft's Fable. www.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-11.
  9. ^ http://au.xbox.gamespy.com/xbox/fable/546898p4.html
  10. ^ Moses, Greg (2005-01-15). Every Hero a Killer? Not: A Spring Syllabus for America 2005. www.dissidentvoice.org. Retrieved on 2007-09-11.
  11. ^ Beattie wants video game banned. www.theage.com.au (2005-08-11). Retrieved on 2007-09-11.
  12. ^ World Exclusive: Peter Molyneux talks Fable – Part Two. spong.com (2003-10-02). Retrieved on 2007-11-16.
  13. ^ World Exclusive: Peter Molyneux talks Fable—Part Three. spong.com (2003-10-01). Retrieved on 2007-11-16.
  14. ^ Feral Interactive : News. www.feralinteractive.com (2008-03-13).

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Fable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (555 words)
In its strict sense a fable is a short story or folk tale embodying a moral, which may be expressed explicitly at the end as a maxim.
"Fable" comes from Latin fabula (meaning 'conversation', 'narrative', 'tale') and shares a root with faber, "maker, artificer." Thus, though a fable may be conversational in tone, the understanding from the outset is that it is an invention, a fiction.
A familiar theme in Slavic fables is an encounter between a wily peasant and the Devil.
Fable (video game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3618 words)
Fable is a video game developed by Big Blue Box, a satellite of Lionhead Studios, and published by Microsoft for Xbox.
An extended version of the game, Fable: The Lost Chapters, was released for both Windows and Xbox on October 18, 2005 (although the Windows version was leaked by a warez group in August), and is also currently being ported to Mac OS X by Feral Interactive, set for release at the end of September 2006.
The game centers on the only playable character, a male referred to by his title or only as the "Hero" (all of the members of the Heroes' Guild, even those who are evil, are referred to as "Heroes").
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