First let me start off by saying I love Bethesda's games at least the ones they actually developed. the ones they just published suck ass. But if i were to say i was bias to either company it would have to be to Bethesda. But even in my biased opinion Bethesda is completely out of line!
They did by the rights to the fallout series but there contract specifically said that they would let Interplay produce an MMO April 2009 (I don't remeber hearing anything about this 30 million dollar crap). Interplay did start development by then but from what i understand Bethesda has been saying the development wasn't "full-scale" what does full-scale even mean, probably means a different thing to each company because they don't follow some specific developers starting guide each time they begin developing a game.
And all this stuff about redistributing the older fallout games... theirs nothing wrong with interplay doing so, although I do believe Bethesda deserves a very small portion of the sales after all they do now own the rights to the story. But they shouldn't be getting a cut because it's interfering with fallout 3 sales... every game that's being sold interferes with sales, and if anything the older fallout games interfere less than those other games because if people are getting interested in the fallout story then that should mean that more people will in turn buy fallout 3. (Even if it's not as good as it's previous titles the people who are looking to buy it wont know until thy buy it.)
That's almost the end of my rant, but I have one last message to Bethesda stop publishing other companies crappy games it's ruining your rep. ohh and make your next Elder Scrolls game more like Morrowind and less like Oblivion. (sorry that was two things not one)