Here’s a few notable mentions I’ve seen in the press recently.
If you live in Germany, you’ll want to check out GameStar’s August cover story for Fallout 3. The issue is currently on newsstands and features five pages of coverage — written by Christian Schmidt. You can also read his preview on GameStar’s website here.
In other preview coverage, the October issue of PC Gamer (UK) had a new preview from John Walker. Here’s a snippet:
“So how is it to play? Strikingly different to Oblivion, I still feel compelled to stress. Sure, emerging from the Vault, the light of the sun hurting your eyes, with any choice of direction open to you, may seem a little similar to walking out of the sewers and into Cyrodiil. But it’s immediately a very different world. A gloomy one.”
Elsewhere, new coverage of Fallout 3 can also be found at The New York Times, Game Informer, and Gaming Excellence. Starting with the NY Times, writer Seth Schiesel placed Fallout 3 at the top of his list of games coming out soon. Nice comments, but can someone tell me what pekoe is? In the September issue of Game Informer, their staff put Fallout 3 at #3 in the E3 Top 25 feature. As for Gaming Excellence, they recently put up their Best of E3 2008 awards — with Fallout 3 winning Best Trailer, Best Role Playing Game, and Game of Show.
If your eyes are getting blurry from reading Fallout 3 coverage, here’s a few podcasts. On IGN’s podcast, Podcast Beyond (#58), there’s a segment with Pete discussing the game. If you want to skip ahead, the interview begins about 14 minutes into the show. If you’re thirsty for more, there’s a video podcast with Pete at The Weekly Blend.
In other news, in the latest issue of OXM, Oblivion ranks #5 in their list of “The 10 Most Beautiful Games on Xbox and Xbox 360.”
That’s all for now…over and out.