The Bioshock/Oblivion bundle that was announced last month is now available at retail outlets across North America. The bundle costs $39.99 on Xbox 360 and $29.99 on Windows PC. The bundle will be available internationally later this month.
Splash Damage have a new developer profile up this week profiling Brink Character Artist Linus ‘Lanyo’ Lidberg. Rather than sharing a bit from the interview, I’ve included a sneak peek at the intro written by Steve ‘badman’ Hessel. Amazing!
“Joining us from a clafoutis baked by the gods of Mmmmmm and Oooooh comes Linus “Lanyo” Lidberg. Constructed from cross-braced slipware transoms linked by stringers larded with goat pemmican, Linus can upon occasion be utilised as an atlatl, that is to say, woomera, even though he is himself pelekyphorous that is to say axe-bearing. Upon occasion, he imitates the fearsome abatis, or knapps flints to the applause of the watching, waiting, whistling Production Otters. After an hour-long eisteddfod, it has been established that he favours the chorabates over the groma. Phew. Close, huh?”
Linus’ interview is just as entertaining…read it here.
We’re back for another Behind the Scenes with the developers from A2M. This week we’ve got Stephane Roy — Senior Producer on WET.
What’s your job at A2M?
Senior producer. In short it means making impossible happen with impossible deadlines.
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.
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.
- Nicoroshi Creations by Nicoroshi
- Gold and Silver Daedric Armor and Weapons by b3w4r3
- Ainmhi Race by Nequam
- Oscuro’s Oblivion Overhaul (OOO) by Oscuro, dev_akm, MadCat221 (pictured above)
- Unique Landscapes: The Great Forest – Ancient Redwoods by Aelius
- Phoenix Equipment by Kelryn
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.
“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:
- Worth Playing
- Share Catalog
- Talking About Games
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.
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.