Around the Web: Weekend Countdown!

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As you get ready for the weekend, here’s some of the latest Fallout 3 coverage you can read as you head out for the weekend.

Clint McCredie of Australian gaming site Gameplayer has a five-page piece based on an an interview he did with Pete. After reading it, I realized that I probably need to take some time and refresh myself on the works of Charles Dickens. All I could think of when I read Clint’s intro is, “Where’s the mentions of Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Christmas Past?” Dickens references aside, here’s a snippet from the interview:

We wander further and come across the settlement of Megaton, one of the larger piles of junk that are called towns in this world, and are allowed in by a security droid. Inside, the city’s grim and dirty, like living inside a drainpipe. We’re a bit perturbed that there’s so many people left alive in the town, especially as we can’t work out what they’re doing to survive. Where do they get their food from? ‘Emil Pagliarulo, the lead designer, had me read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road,’ explains Hines. ‘If you read his take on the post-apocalyptic world, then yes, everything should be absolutely dead, and there’d be nothing left to eat except canned stuff. If you take that view, then in 200 years nobody should still be around.'”

After you’ve spent some time reading that, you can also check out some recent lists that place Fallout 3 as one of the most anticipated titles of 2008. Kombo.com has a top ten list for 2008 with Fallout 3 making the list at #4.

At Tom’s Games, Rob Wright put up a feature appropriately titled “Top 10 Games to Watch for 2008″ and puts Fallout 3 on the list at #7. Check out what he has to say here.

Finally, you may recall that back in mid-January, Destructoid asked readers to which games they were anticipating most in 2008. Well, the results are in. We’re pleased to see Fallout 3 made out pretty well…joining good company and making the list at #6.

That’s the news for this week. Double check with your boss/teacher/whoever, but it’s OK by me if you go home.

Reader Comments

  1. All I could think of when I read Clint’s intro is, “Where’s the mentions of Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Christmas Past?”

    Very funny. Not.

    Clint McCredie of Australian gaming site Gameplayer has a five-page piece based on an an interview he did with Pete.

    As I’ve written on my blog:

    Pete Hines delivers with some good answers, but the way the author of the piece talks about the game makes it like seems we’re talking about TeS IV:Now with Grit and not Fallout 3…

    Anyway take a look at the awesome environmental art on the picture.

    Three notes:
    1)TeS IV:Now with Grit is much more interesting than calling it Oblivion with Guns;
    2)Notice the first ever (or second, not sure)compliment to Pete Hines. I’m not getting soft, that won’t happen much. Humpf.
    3) Notice the 100th compliment regarding world/environment art. The artists deserve the appraisal.

  2. Though you should take any excuse to brush up on your Dickens (I propose Great Expectations, I have a lot of personal closeness to that book, third only to Quixote and Watership Down), I actually found the example very ill-chosen, it looks more like the author just needed a literary reference so he went for that. It doesn’t actually make much sense, since the approaches to morality and human nature are so diverse.

  3. [ ‘Emil Pagliarulo, the lead designer, had me read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road,’ explains Hines. ‘If you read his take on the post-apocalyptic world, then yes, everything should be absolutely dead, and there’d be nothing left to eat except canned stuff. If you take that view, then in 200 years nobody should still be around.’”]

    Woe! Sounds euphoric in its absoluteness of being. The desolation kiss totally enveloping. Gonna have to check that book out. Reminds me of some of those doomsday stories I used to read as a kid in those old WARREN horror comic magazines. Thanks for the very interesting read.