Don’t forget…

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If you’re interesting in hearing the Oblivion Suite (and other famous videogame tunes) live in concert, tickets for Play! – A Video Game Symphony are still available for this Friday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. If that’s too far for you, keep in mind that Play! will tour to San Francisco as well next month.

Also, congrats to Andrew Scharf, who won the tickets donated by Play! for the show this week.

How Fallout 3 will kick Oblivion’s ass

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Craig Lafferty just sent me this preview from Games Radar’s Mikel Reparaz, titled 11 ways Fallout 3 will kick Oblivion’s ass. With a title like that, I think this preview deserves its own post.

Great article, Mikel, and by the way, my favorite way to start the game is to kill Megaton’s sheriff by sneaking up him while he is alone in his house, so I can get his outfit, including that awesome hat.

Fallout 3 Impressions from E3

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Hi all, we’re working hard at the studio so I only have a few minutes to write this up. Lots of great E3 impressions appearing at several media outlets, and Todd Howard has more hands on demos going on throughout the week.

I hope you guys are enjoying the first looks at Fallout 3. I know the development team is really excited that we’re finally showing off the game. Anyhoo, here are some links for your clicking pleasure. (By no means comprehensive:)

  • Shacknews also wrote up some comments on the game – looks like they’ll have more impressions coming in a future post.
  • 1UP’s Garnett Lee, of the great 1Up Yours podcast, wrote up his impressions.
  • VentureBeat had a great interview with Todd Howard that I personally enjoyed reading. A nice discussion on franchises, in general.
  • Not E3 related but PC Gamer’s Fallout 3 cover story is online and a great read, though has some spoilers.
  • GameSpot posts their E3 hands on.
  • After posting a new preview early Monday morning, IGN has updated E3 impressions here.
  • Finally, here is an interview with Todd on Gametrailers.com. If you look carefully, you can see Pete Hines walking around behind him. And the blond with the wine glass is Tracey, one of our PR folks. Hi Tracey! Oh yeah, if you stare long enough, you might be able to catch glimpses of Fallout itself. (Or you can come to my desk, I’ve got the game running at my desk pretty much all day long.)

    Fallout 3 Official Trailer now live

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    Hold onto your pants, kids! You can find the trailer at the official Fallout 3 website, complete with download mirrors. Download and watch the entire Fallout 3 Official Trailer — part of which was shown at the Microsoft press briefing earlier today.

    Don’t forget that Todd Howard will be on G4′s Xplay E3 Special tonight, starting 7 PM, EST, with more gameplay from Fallout 3.

    What we’re playing: Off to E3 edition

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    Can you believe it? We’re only a weekend away from E3! Todd’s got his “If Lost” sign ready, so I guess that means everything is a go for next week.

    Before the madness begins, let’s take a look at the games we’ll be playing over the weekend.

    Gary Noonan, Character Animator: Fallout3, Mass Effect.

    Matt Spahlinger, QA Tester: Age of Conan, Baseball Mogul 2009, Championship Manager, Fallout 3

    Craig Lafferty, Producer: Fallout 3, Civilization Revolution, Iphone games if my Ibrick ever starts working again.

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    Post-Apocalyptic Movie Time

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    We just put out a press release announcing ‘A Post-Apocalyptic Film Festival Presented by Fallout 3′ that we’ve put together in conjunction with The American Cinematheque and Geek Monthly. The festival is a two-day event taking place at the Aero Theatre in Los Angeles, and will feature the following post-apocalyptic favorites:

    Friday, August 22nd (beginning at 7PM Pacific Time)

    Saturday, August 23rd (beginning again at 7PM PT)

    If you’re in the area and dig the genre, you’ll want to check it out. Tickets will be available on Fandango.com beginning July 25.