Today I received numerous emails about a Fallout-based LARP (that’s live-action roleplay) that took place last month at a deserted Soviet military base near Leningrad, Russia. According to The Vault, the LARP, titled Fallout 2009: Nothing Personal, was set in the year 2257 (between Fallout 2 and Fallout 3).
Around 300 fans participated in the event. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out all the photos from the LARP here.
Thanks to Ausir and everyone else that emailed me about the event.
This week we had a pretty heated battle for the featured game of the week. DOOM Resurrection and Prototype were popular picks, as was the already featured Plants vs. Zombies (hint hint, devs). Since DOOM Resurrection was already blogged about this week, my plan was to showcase Prototype (which I can’t wait to play) — until Ryan Lea begged me in the team meeting to showcase Personal Trainer: Walking for the DS. To quote Ryan, “This should win just because it’s that awesome! It measures steps per minute and your life rhythm! I’m not even sure what that last one is…”
Given that I walk about four miles to and from work each day, I think I’m going to check it out. Next week I’ll go back to picking a title based on the vote count…unless someone bribes me.
That’s all for this week. Have a splendid weekend. Happy 4th of July!
Craig Lafferty, Senior Producer: DOOM Resurrection, Baseball Slugger 3D, Tiger Woods golf and anything else portable I can play on the beach on my iPhone.
Jay Woodward, AI Programmer: Hitman: Blood Money (catching up to the Rebel FM Game Club crew), Duels of the Planeswalkers, Fallout 3 DLC, misc. board games (Thurn & Taxis, Dominion, Tribune, etc.).
Mike Dulany: Red Faction: Guerrilla and DOOM Resurrection.
Liz Beetem: Prototype, Planescape Torment, this weekend brought to you by the letter P and morally ambiguous zombie men.
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Over the past two weeks, Rock, Paper, Shotgun Editor Alec Meer has provided readers with a journal of his day-by-day exploits in the world of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. His diaries begin with a two-part prÃ©cis (part 1 and part 2), which set the stage and let folks know what user-created mods he’s using.
Since then, Alec has written six diary entries. You can find them below:
Won’t you join us in following his adventures?
Today we honor mods that achieved Hall of Fame status at Planet Elder Scrolls for both the months of May and June. Check out the links below to learn more about each mod.
Congrats to all modders for their fantastic work!
If you haven’t picked up Fallout 3 yet, we wanted to make sure you knew it’s 50% off on Steam during the holiday weekend. As shown above, you can purchase the game for $24.99 today through Sunday.
Here’s a look at new coverage for Point Lookout, WET, Rogue Warrior, and Brink.
New Point Lookout reviews have surfaced. Up first, you can check out Game Trailers’ video review above. Elsewhere, The Adrenaline Vault enjoyed visit Point Lookout saying:
“Overall, Point Lookout is a great piece of DLC. It really delivers on the exploration; I almost felt like I was playing an Elder Scrolls game. There are multiple side quests, ranging from traveling the map in search of a secret spy bunker to making moonshine. If you have spent hours exploring the Wasteland, then this is a no-brainer. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?”
For more reviews check out the following sites:
At CVG (the online site for PC Gamer UK), there’s a recap of the Games of E3 2009. Among the games they included on their “hit list” is Brink.
In WET news, TrueGameHeadz interviewed Creative Director Patrick Fortier, while new previews are up for the game at Xbox 360 Achievements and OXM UK.
Moving to Rogue Warrior, Gamasutra interviews Senior Producer Aeron Guy, while Shortlist.com asked questions with Demo Dick himself. Meanwhile, in preview coverage, Atomic Gamer put up a new preview for the game today.
That’s all the news for now.
For those of you interested in attending QuakeCon, id’s put out a press release announcing a new location — the Gaylord Texan Resort and Covention Center — located north of Dallas. If you’re unfamiliar with QuakeCon, the event brings together thousands of gamers together to play against each other, see the newest technology in gaming, compete in tournaments, and more.
QuakeCon 2009 runs from August 13-16. While the venue has changed, the price of admission remains the same: free. Head to the official QuakeCon 2009 website for more details, and hopefully I’ll see you at the show.
This week colleagues at id Software released DOOM Resurrection — an all-new DOOM experience for the iPhone and iPod touch this week.
If you’re interested in the title, you’ll be happy to hear that id has plans for DLC for the game, as well as plans to bring other popular franchises, like Quake, to the iPhone and iPod touch. For details on Quake Resurrection and more, check out these blog posts:
To purchase Doom Resurrection, head to iTunes, where it’s available for $9.99. Additionally, Wolfenstein Classic is already available. Click here to purchase, or here to try the Lite version.
Over at Splash Damage‘s site, they’ve got a new developer profile. This time around, they’re featuring Brink’s Lead Animator, Fabrice ‘faaab’ Bouvet. Fabrice went to school at Les Gobelins (an animation school in Paris), worked on Splinter Cell: Double Agent, and is a big fan of Quake. To learn more about him, read the full developer profile here.
As new developer profiles and information for Brink show, we’ll keep you in the know.
This morning Istvan and Todd were raving about this Brotherhood of Steel costume — showcased by Cosplay.com member Facing Costumes. Definitely one of the coolest BoS costumes we’ve seen yet — heck, it’s even got a mini-gun.
Check out more images of the costume here. And if you’ve got a costume you’ve worked on, email us at email@example.com to share it.