Time for another web update…
This week 1Up has a new roundtable discussion near and dear to Bethesda Game Studios — it’s a discussion on The Future of Single-Player RPGs. The roundtable includes Bill Roper (Cryptic Studios), Alan Miranda (Ossian Studios), Marcin Iwinski (CD Projeckt) and Feargus Urquhart, the CEO of Obsidian Entertainment (the guys working on Fallout: New Vegas). The feature has several references to Fallout 3 and can be read here.
More news after the break…
Elsewhere, the staff 411 Mania share their Top Open World Games in a new feature — with a few editors ranking Fallout 3 and Oblivion to their top 5 lists.
Over at GameThirst, there’s a feature on the Top 1o most outstanding devs this generation. They rank Bethesda #6 on their list. Of course the list infers that we developed WET internally — the credit there should go to the folks at A2M.
Thought I’d share this link I found via Twitter. Titled How Morrowind helped me survive my first semester of college, author Chris McKenna shares his passion for Morrowind, and how he actually drew comparisons between college life and the game’s world. Here’s an excerpt.
I step out of the car and into the warm, humid air. Right away I’m confronted with a barrage of new and interesting sights, sounds, and smells. In the distance I can see a building. I walk towards it, open up its large, heavy doors, and descend a flight of granite steps to the dark basement below. There I’m greeted by a man who asks me for my name, my place of origin, my room number and my birthsign…
“Oh my God,” I think to myself. “This is Morrowind.”
Obviously, it wasn’t Morrowind. Not really. It was my college orientation, and although the resident assistants didn’t really ask for my birthsign, the rest of the ordeal was eerily similar.”
Read the rest here.
Recently we shared news that Fallout 3 won Ultimate Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards — a staple of the UK gaming community for now 27 years. I recently learned the Golden Joysticks are making their way down under. Voting for The First Australian Golden Joystick Awards are underway, with Fallout 3 nominated in two categories — PlayStation Game of the Year and Xbox Game of the Year.