Game Critics Awards: Fallout 4 Takes ‘Best of Show’

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Announced earlier this afternoon, we’re incredibly excited to hear that Fallout 4 collected three Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 Awards — Best PC Game, Best Role-Playing Game, and the show’s overall Best of Show!

We’re incredibly proud of the showing from Bethesda Game Studios and cannot wait to release Fallout 4 on November 10th!

S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Perk for Pre-Ordering Fallout 4 on Xbox One!

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Before making your way to the wastelands surrounding Boston, give yourself a 101 primer on Fallout by returning to the Capital Wasteland in Fallout 3!

We’re excited to announce —  for a limited time – your pre-order of Fallout 4 for Xbox One will entitle you to receive Fallout 3 on Xbox 360. The code for Fallout 3 will be delivered to your Xbox message center in 7-10 days.  Redeem your code on Xbox.com or on your Xbox 360. Fallout 3 will have Xbox One backwards compatibility access when made available.

Fallout 4 releases on Xbox One worldwide on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. If you missed it, catch Game Director Todd Howard’s presentation during the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing.

Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition (Update)

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Updated 6/30: Game UK will be selling a limited supply of Pip-Boy Editions on Friday, July 3rd starting at 9a BST.

Our North American quantities for the Pip-Boy Edition are sold out. We are still working out details on final inventory for European territories and expect to have information early next week. As we receive new information, we’ll update in real-time on our Twitter account, @bethblog.

Looks like having high stats in Charisma and Luck have paid off. With so many of you looking to procure the recently announced Pip-Boy Edition for Fallout 4, we’ve managed to squeeze a some more Pip-Boys out of the factories.

Available in limited quantities, this week keep an eye on on these North American sites:

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Smart Phone Compatibility

We have new information on the phones compatible with the Pip-Boy Edition. The Pip-Boy included will have foam inserts that fit iPhone 6, iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 4/4S, Samsung Galaxy 5, and Samsung Galaxy 4. In addition, using the customizable foam insert you should be able to fit most other popular smartphone devices.  As we wanted to stay faithful to the dimensions of the in-game model, any smartphones larger than the models listed will not fit inside the wearable device.  For these larger devices, our Pip-Boy companion app will still be available.

Included below: A look at the adjustable foam inserts for the Pip-Boy Edition. Without the foam insert, the cavity of the Pip-Boy for a phone measures 141.2mm x 71.6mm x 10.2mm.

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Fallout Shelter: A Legendary Dweller from the Commonwealth

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Beginning today, you’ll have the opportunity to unlock a new Legendary Dweller in Fallout Shelter: Preston Garvey of the Commonwealth Minutemen! Preston becomes the first Fallout 4 character available in Fallout Shelter and your dwellers will also have the opportunity to brandish the weapon he wields in Fallout 4: the Laser Musket.

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Preston Garvey and the Laser Musket in Fallout 4

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Look for Preston and the Laser Musket in Fallout Shelter lunchboxes beginning today. Fallout Shelter is available now for free on the App Store.

Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 Nominations for Fallout 4, DOOM, Fallout Shelter

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This afternoon ‘Best of E3′ nominations from the Game Critics Awards’ panel were announced and we received 7 (!!!) total nominations between Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter, and DOOM. Congratulations to the dev teams from Bethesda Game Studios and id for all their hard work!

Here’s breakdown:

Fallout 4

  • Best of Show
  • Best Console Game
  • Best PC Game
  • Best RPG

DOOM

  • Best PC Game
  • Best Action Game

Fallout Shelter

  • Best Handheld Game

Winners for this year’s Best of E3 Awards will be announced on Tuesdsay, July 7th!

#BE3 = Big E3 Roundup (Updated)

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It’s hard to believe that two weeks have passed since our first-ever E3 Showcase. With a week to recover from our big night in Hollywood and a week’s worth of E3, let’s take a moment to check out some of the highlights from E3 week. And of course, if you’ve missed any of our E3 Showcase, don’t forget to check out our E3 2015 playlist on the Bethesda YouTube Channel.

But what about the rest of the web. If missed the official Xbox briefing, you might have missed exclusive new footage from Fallout 4. Check it out in the embed below (new stuff starts after talking with Codsworth).

On the same day, Todd also had the opportunity to participate in YouTube Gaming’s E3 Show with Geoff Keighley. Watch the interview below…

Fallout 4 was at the center of attention for many at E3 — winning Best of Show awards from multiple outlets, including:

Of course, there’s plenty else to discuss at E3, and one of the best at discussing all things Bethesda is our very own Pete Hines. He’s got some must-watch and must-read interviews, starting with his interview at Polygon that starts with “Where was Wet 2?”.

What else is worth seeing from Pete? Check out interviews with Touch Arcade (focusing on Fallout Shelter), IGN (on what makes Fallout ‘Fallout’), Telegraph, and VentureBeat.

Want more E3 coverage? We dig in — game by game — after the break.

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‘Father of Survival Horror’ distinguished with the Spanish Academy Of Interactive Arts and Sciences Gamelab Honor Award

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The presence of Shinji Mikami was the icing on top of an exclusive list of influencers and VIP guests visiting Barcelona this week during Gamelab 2015.

The creator of The Evil Within was presented with the 2015 Gamelab Honor Award of the Spanish Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Mikami received this honor during Gamelab Barcelona 2015, the international conference of video games and interactive entertainment.

The Spanish Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences institutionalized the Gamelab Honor Award in 2011 to honor the careers of the most renowned professionals who, over a lifetime of work, have furthered the gaming industry.

Gamelab is supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, the Generalitat of Catalunya, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the City Council of Barcelona.

Press Release: Fallout Shelter Debuts #1 on App Store

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FALLOUT SHELTER ACHIEVES MASSIVE GLOBAL SUCCESS; DEBUTS AT #1 ON APP STORE

Fallout Mobile Game Quickly Tops Charts in 48 countries

June 25, 2015 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Fallout Shelter™ – the first-ever mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout® universe from Bethesda Game Studios® – quickly became the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries following its release.

“We play games on our phones all the time, and have always wanted to make one,” said Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios. “To have our first mobile game be enjoyed by so many is stunning. It just shows that gamers appreciate more depth and being treated fairly. It also shows people love Fallout as much as we do.”

Praised for its fun, addicting gameplay, and for its player-friendly approach to in-app purchases, Fallout Shelter rapidly climbed the ranks of the highest grossing apps during its first week on the App Store. Within two days of launch the game cracked the top-grossing chart, overtaking King’s Candy Crush as the App Store’s number three top-grossing app in the United States. Fallout Shelter wasn’t just a hit stateside – it also joined the ranks of the top five top-grossing games on the App Store in 37 different countries.

Fallout Shelter remains the number 1 most downloaded free game on the App Store. In the first week following its release, play sessions of Fallout Shelter have surpassed 70 million times a day by fans globally.

Fallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you.

Fallout Shelter is available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.