The day is here. Broken Steel is now available for download on the US PlayStation Store for $9.99.
For those that need a recap, here’s the skinny on Broken Steel:
“Continue your existing Fallout 3 game and finish the fight against the Enclave remnants alongside Liberty Prime. Broken Steel moves the level cap for your character from 20 to 30, allowing you to experience even more of the game, including new perks and achievements.”
With the release of The Beatles: Rock Band, it seems like The Beatles are taking over the world (again!). Recently, The Village Voice did a slideshow on what other games the band could get involved in. This one actually centers around the story of the Fab Four’s actual fallout.
On second thought, maybe not. To see the other game suggestions, visit The Village Voice website.
This week we’ve got a modding interview with Kevin Ryan (aka DragoonWraith). Kevin spends a lot of time working as a “Sheriff” for both The G.E.C.K. and TES Construction Set wikis — he’s helped us add some really cool features to both.
The 21-year-old hails from New York City and attends school out in Claremont, CA, where he’s studying to be an engineer at Harvey Mudd College.
This morning while drinking my daily glass of grape juice, I saw this blog post at Destructoid — depicting a fan-made Fallout 3 AER9 Laser Rifle. As my jaw dropped, I nearly spilled the grape juice all over myself and my laptop. Upon not destroying my laptop, I immediately sent the link to Pete, Todd, and others at the office.
The rifle was created by Harrison Krix (who also created an awesome Bioshock Big Daddy), who is a self-proclaimed “27 year old dork working in Graphic Design and living in Atlanta.” Be sure to read more on how he assembled the rifle (complete with some step-by-step pictures) at his website.
With the release of WET last week, there was excitement at our office to get a new game for free. This weekend I noticed plenty of folks playing the game on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (I actually completed it about an hour ago).
As I guessed last week, Scribblenauts is another one of the popular picks at the office. If you’ve got a DS, there’s plenty of guys here that would tell you that you NEED to play it. As for this coming week, putting on my swami hat again, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that we’ll have plenty of people playing a a little game called ODST this week.
Find out more of the games we’re playing below.
Brett Douville, aka Mr Sunshine: WET, Far Cry 2, and Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 2
Sean Palomino - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and WET.
Sam Bernstein, Wordsmith: Sooooo much Scribblenauts. Also, finally got a copy of Crossfire; can’t wait to play it this weekend.
Brent Krische: Final Fantasy IV DS, WET, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, CaveIn, and I am hopefully going to pick up Batman: Arkham Asylum and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story.
Wanted to let you know about a cool contest — The WET Mashup — that’s currently up at IGN. With the mashup, you can create your own custom video for WET — using video and audio clips from the game, as well as music, graphics, titles, and screen traditions. Once you create a video, you’ll then have the option to share the video with your friends.
Along with making the videos, the Mashup page gives you a chance to win a WET prize pack — featuring a Panasonic 42″ plasma TV, an Xbox 360, and of course, a copy of WET.
Head here for the mashup contest’s official rules.
Finally, yours truly made a brief appearance on Insomniac’s Full Moon Show to discuss Brink and our other titles at PAX. Watch it here.
Update: There’s an interesting preview written by Alec Meer at Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Here’s an excerpt from ‘Splash Damage’s Brink: This Is How It is’…
“That said, Me will be Me in Brink. There is, thank grud, no Alec Meer player model, but there is an elaborate character editor, a little akin to City of Heroes and APB. You choose your face, your body type, your hair, your tatooos, your beard, your clothing…”
Myths and Legends: Weapons 2 by TemplarGFX, GrimDeath, SykoFox, GamerGirlx: Mod designed for high level characters that adds 14 unique artifacts to the game — each weapons having a different story to along along with it.
Improved No Glow by Shadre: As the title indicates, this mod enhances the look of enchanted items.
Antares’ Big Mod by Arcimaestro Antares: With this mod you have special privileges with the lower ranking members of your faction.
id Software’s Co-Founder and Technical Director, John Carmack, along with his team at Armadillo Aerospace , succeeded in a mock Lunar Landing last weekend — putting them in a position to possibly win NASA’s Northrup Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge.
“The flight represents an achievement not just for Armadillo, but for the whole commercial spaceflight field. With NASA’s space shuttle fleet soon to retire, and the agency’s goal of returning humans to the moon uncertain in the face of political and budget constraints, private companies could play an increasingly important role in space exploration.”
You can hear more from John on the achievement in a web update on Armadillo Aerospace’s official site. Very cool!