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In addition the the Brink coverage, I thought I’d share some updates on WET, Fallout 3, and even Oblivion.

At Entertainment Weekly, there’s a new feature on 11 Videogames Spawned by Summer Movies, which includes WET as the game draws inspiration from Grindhouse flicks and the works of Quentin Taratino and Robert Rodriguez. Those seeking for information on WET should check out G4TV’s video interview with Lead Designer Ash Ismail. Additionally, new previews are up at Binge Gamer, NowGamer, and Ready Up!

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Before Point Lookout releases next week, there’s a few more Broken Steel reviews to catch up on. In Russ Fischer’s Broken Steel review for Crispy Gamer, he discusses how Fallout 3 has become the best Western (no, not the hotel chain) in gaming. Here’s a quick look:

“Here I was, recently doubting the viability of the Western as a game form, and then came Broken Steel, subtly pushing forward water as a dynamic and important part of the Wasteland. There’s an action story to distract you from that fact, but look beyond the nominal drive of this new chapter — an encounter with the Enclave — and you’ll see that the landscape around D.C. is now a more detailed, lifelike frontier. I wonder if Bethesda views this evolution in the same way.”

Good question, Russ — I’ll have to share the preview with guys on the team. In the meantime, you can check out new Broken Steel reviews at Spawn Kill, Koku Gamer, Beefjack, GameCritics, and Game Vortex. Also in print — the DLC received PC Gamer’s Editors’ Choice Award in their August issue.

In other Fallout news, David Stonecipher at Examiner has an interesting column on how he became obsessed with the idea of becoming a ghoul in the game. I’m glad we were able to help out by providing the ghoul mask in the game.

On the Fallout community side, Blinzler at Planet Fallout let me know about two new State of Modding interviews. This time around, he’s chatting with TheFakeEmpire and Yevic.

Finally, we previously noted that both Morrowind (#92) and Fallout 3 (#53) cracked VG Chartz’s Top 100 Best Games of All Time list, and now Oblivion has made the list at #48. Here’s part of what they had to say about the game:

“There is almost no end to what can be written about the fourth game in the Elder Scrolls saga. It has practically defined the generation during which it was released, at least in terms of what can be expected of games which boast an open world.”

That’s all the news for now, stay tuned for more.

Reader Comments

  1. Looking forward to BROKEN STEEL when it comes on cd later. Cant get enough of that western sci-fi horror feel which reminds me of the 1990s 3dgore shooter BLOOD by Monolith. Of course the cool thing about Bethesda games is they are what you want them to be. I could easily go the sci-fi doomsday route with my character with the blink of an eye :D

  2. these games deserve to be on the list. i dont remember enjoying games like that for a very long time. the next elder scrolls and fallout (rpg by bethesda) cannot come out soon enough.

  3. I take back my previous statement on WET. Looks like a great action ride, but I don’t think it would do well on the PC.