Congratulations are in order for the Fallout 3 DLC team, as IGN tonight recognized Broken Steel as the “Best PC Expansion of 2009.” Check out the full list of award-winning games here. Fallout appears to be in good company.
In further celebratory news, last weekend’s ZeniMax holiday party brought our big gang together for a long night of carousing and general ballyhoo. Who couldn’t make it through the night without tripping down the stairs? Click through to find out!
[Edit: Sorry, what happens at the holiday party stays at the holiday party.]
Anyways, amongst the extended family in attendance — including ZeniMax Europe, Asia and Online — our friends at id Software were represented well, with Todd Hollenshead and many of his crew making the trip up from Texas.
In fact, prior to the hoedown, John Carmack drew on his considerable expertise in presenting a speech on future technology to the company. The illuminating lecture lead to many knowing nods from the developer-heavy crowd, and many confused head-scratches from Matt and me.
With id under the roof for a few days, it reminded us all what an exciting time it is for ZeniMax. Gamasutra agrees; “DOOM and Fallout in the same house” was named as one of this year’s top five major industry events.
The BFG is certainly iconic, but I have to express a strong personal preference for the double-barreled shotgun.
What do you guys think? Best DOOM weapon?