Mod Interview: Kat and Tommy

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This week’s mod interview is with the tag team duo of Kat and Tommy. According to Kat, she spends her free time in Orwell, England distributing stale bread crusts to deserving peasantry and helping out at the local home for Retired Eel Teasers. She also received high praise and acclaim for her performance as a tree in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’

Meanwhile, Tommy lives in the Netherlands where he does IT work on IBM mainframes. He graciously accepts Kat’s stale bread.

On to the interview…

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We adore fan art

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It’s been a few months since we last featured Fan Art from the blog, so when I received this homage to the Adoring Fan from Raven Hall, I couldn’t resist sharing it.

If you haven’t checked out the Fan Art section on Bethblog, it’s over on the right column of the blog. As always, if you’ve got fan art to share with us (whether it’s Star Trek, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, etc.), shoot us an email.

What we’re playing: Heat wave edition

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Having lived in DC for over five years now, I can tell you that when it gets hot…it’s unbearable. Sure you can go to places with higher temperatures, but the humidity is a real killer here. While we had a rather pleasant spring in these parts, the party’s officially over this week. Looking at the weather report for Rockville, it’s supposed to get to 96 degrees tomorrow. Sounds like a good weekend for us to stay indoors and play games…like Fallout 3:).

Feel free to let us know what you’re playing, as well as the local weather forecast in your neck of the woods.

Ashley Cheng: Fallout 3

Craig Lafferty, Producer: Fallout 3

Jeff Browne, Level Designer: FO3

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Inside the Vault: Angela Browder

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Today’s Inside the Vault is about Angela Browder, associate producer. Angela is actually a lawyer who would rather work here — though her only legal experience was working with Robber Barons and Railroad Tycoons, which actually sounds pretty cool to me. Though, I bet if you asked most lawyers, they’d rather be working on videogames.

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Around the Web: Peterem Hinesem edition

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Last week Pete had a chance to meet with Polish gaming journalists to discuss Fallout 3 — so if you’re fluent in Polish, you might want to check these out. First, Gram.Pl has a video interview with Pete — where he discusses character gender, NPC companions, and more. Even if you don’t understand Polish, you should be able to pick up on the questions asked based on Pete’s answers.

Meanwhile, Gry-Online has footage up from their interview with Pete as well. They’ve also got a four-page preview on their site.

And just a reminder, as Pete mentioned in the interview with Gram.Pl, our Fallout 3 homepage is now available in Polish. We’ve also got the site localized for French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Russian fans as well. If the cookies on your PC already have the site set to English and you want to change it, you can find the different language options at the bottom of any page on the site.

Hit the jump to find more Fallout 3 news coverage.

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What we packed for lunch

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Last month we announced the Fallout 3 Collector’s Edition, and today we’re giving you a first look at the contents included with it. When you purchase the CE, you’ll get the following:

  • Vault Boy Bobblehead: Enjoy your very own Vault Boy with this collector’s item direct from Vault-Tec.
  • The Art of Fallout 3: This hardcover book features nearly 100 pages of never-before seen concept art and commentary from Bethesda Game Studios artists.
  • The Making of Fallout 3: Get an exclusive, inside look at Bethesda Game Studios and the team behind the game with this special DVD.
  • Vault-Tec Lunch Box: The entire package comes in a fully customized metal lunchbox.

The Fallout 3 Collector’s Edition will release the same day as the regular edition of the game and is available for pre-order now.

Homemade Brotherhood of Steel figure

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This morning on Kotaku, I spotted a custom-made Brotherhood of Steel figure created by Jim Saotome — a gaming fan notorious for making cool custom figures in the past (like Gordon Freeman and the Master Chief).

Over on his website, Saotome discusses how the BoS likeness was created:

“Our Brotherhood of Steel here was made from the upper half of a Sigma 6 Zartan, lower half of Sigma Strike Duke, ML Hulkbuster armor pieces, Cobra Commander helmet, Leatherneck gas mask, then all sorts of odds and ends worked into the piece as well as sculpting with Aves Studios Fixit Sculpt.”

With all those parts from GI Joe characters, it kind of reminded me of how Cobra created Serpentor. Can I get a Yoooo Joe?

More screenshots on Fallout 3 Official Site

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Last week while in Europe, Pete showed off Fallout 3 at Ubisoft’s Ubidays event in Paris at the Louvre Museum. If you’ve ever been to the Louvre (or read The DaVinci Code), you know that the famous museum is home to some great pieces of art, including the Mona Lisa.

In the spirit of displaying artwork, here’s a look at one of three screenshots we shared at the Ubidays event. To see them in their full glory, head over to our Fallout 3 homepage.