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Here’s a few interesting links from around the web.

Voting for the Golden Joystick Awards 2009 has begun. Fallout 3 is nominated in five categories: Ultimate Game of the Year, PC Game of the Year, PlayStation Game of the Year, Xbox Game of the Year, and Soundtrack of the Year. Additionally, Bethesda is nominated for Publisher of the Year, and Rogue Warrior is nominated in the The One to Watch category.

Speaking of Rogue Warrior, Inc Gamers has a video interview with Senior Producer Sean Griffiths. Elsewhere, Ron Burke at Gaming Trend has new previews up for both Rogue Warrior and WET.

In WET news, a new interview with Patrick Fortier is up at Team Xbox

At SPOnG, there’s a new interview with Pete. Here’s an excerpt of Pete discussing Fallout 3’s new level cap — hitting tomorrow with Broken Steel:

SPOnG: Will there be enough quest experience to be had in Broken Steel for players to level up to 30 without having to grind on pre-DLC quests/enemies?

Pete Hines: No, probably not, and that wasn’t the intention. The intention was to remove the level cap so that if you have Broken Steel, regardless of whether you want to play that quest or not, or you want to start a new game from scratch, you can continue playing beyond level 20. Again, fans wanted to be able to take their characters to higher levels, so we included it. But it is not specific to the length of Broken Steel, at all. It is a very long climb to get from 20 to 30 and you’ll need to do a LOT to get there.

Finally, Pittsburgh City Paper talked about The Pitt with Emil. Read it here.

Reader Comments

  1. Voted for you guys in all 5 categories, because I’m one of those guys that really know my games. Hehe the emails from those guys are so cheesy lol.

    Well I whish you guys good luck with it.

    Hope that you are going to focus on a new ES game soon though. So that we really have something worthy of a lot of votes and awards (not that Fallout 3 is a bad game).

  2. Ya no kidding, you want our respect, then maybe you should start treating your customers with it. Amazing concept, I know.

  3. xbox and pc game of the year, you deserve to win. but no one in there wright mind is gonna vote for the ps3 version, very buggy and 2nd rate visuals

  4. Played it on all three platforms, and I really can’t see the problem with the ps3 version. Well other than Sony doing a bad job at making a programmer friendly platform and charging too much for the bandwidth, so no DLC for you guys.
    the visuals aren’t that bad, and i’ve encountered few bugs that i couldn’t find in the PC and 360 versions.

  5. Why do you think you deserve “Publisher of The Year” when you are continually putting out shoddy PC patches?

  6. If you guys want to hire someone to test patches and dlc before you put them out let me know, because I don’t think you guys are doing it.

  7. Except for your fans on the PS3, but as long as you don’t give up on your games that’s all that’s important, right Pete?

    As for the Golden Joysticks, I think it’s safe to say that you won’t be seeing many votes from the PS3 crowd, not being partisan here, it’s just that we were spectacularly let down by Bethesda last year. The DLC sellout aside the game is just too unstable, is riddled with performance issues and to top it off there hasn’t been a word on a patch since December 15th 2008, and if you’re Canadian you’re still waiting on that particular patch today, almost five months later.

    Hopefully people will remember this before they cast their votes and vote accordingly.

  8. I am interested in the Rogue Warrior game because I read a couple of Richard Marcinko’s books years ago, he’s a fairly interesting guy. I hope the game does him justice.