Here’s a few interesting reads I thought I’d share that I’ve come across in the past few days.
The latest 1Up Yours podcast brings up Fallout 3, as well as practically every Elder Scrolls game ever made during their community segment of the show. During the segment, which starts about 53 minutes into the show, the 1Up crew uses these games as examples in a few of their debates. Fallout 3 and Oblivion are brought up several times in a discussion about the “no name characters” and the choices your characters make in games. Later on in the segment, they also bring up the Elder Scrolls and Fallout in a discussion of how Japanese RPGs compare with western-developed RPGs like Oblivion. To download the podcast, head over to 1Up’s podcast site.
In other news relating to podcasts, Javno is one of many sites highlighting Todd Howard’s recent podcast interview with OXM. If you’ve already listened to that, you can skip ahead to the editorial section of the article, where Lajla MlinariÄ‡ and Tomislav TustiÄ‡ compare Fallout to the likes of The Rolling Stones, Hitchcock and Shakespeare. Wow, Fallout’s in good company.
Sticking with editorials on Fallout, take a look at “Letting Go of Fallout” — an editorial from Chris Buecheler. In the piece, Buecheler shares his love for the original Fallout, but also reveals his excitement for Fallout 3. Here’s a sample:
“I’m excited, and it’s a rare occurrence these days for this particular Crispy Gamer to get too excited about any particular game. It took a conscious effort, though. It took pulling off the rose-colored glasses of nostalgia and looking the bogeyman of progress in the eye. Scary, I know, but it was something I think I needed to do. Disagree if you want, but I’ll tell you this: It’s a lot more fun to be excited about Fallout 3 than it was being worried about it”
Finally, I just wanted to let folks know that the popular Oblivion modding site, Oblivion Real Estate, has returned to the world wide web after a brief hiatus. Thanks to Sherri for letting me know.