For the past few weeks, we’ve shared Game Trailers’ Bonus Round series entitled “Music in Gaming,” which features Fallout 3 composer Inon Zur. Yesterday, the final segment went live on Game Trailers. This time around, Inon discusses some of the music projects he’d like to see in future games, and how various genres of music are being revived by music — including classical music. If you missed any of the episodes, you can check them out here.
Above is the latest edition of Game Trailers’ Music in Gaming series. This week’s discussion focuses primarily on distribution of music on gaming platforms — with Fallout 3 composer, Inon Zur, sharing his opinions on the matter. Next Sunday, the final segment on this series will air, with the panel discussing the future of composition in games — should be interesting to hear Inon’s thoughts on that.
Elsewhere, there’s a new press coverage out of Europe to check out. At Gamers Universe, there’s a lengthy video interview with Pete where he sounds off on topics ranging from VATs to DLC discussion. New interviews can also be found at Bit-Tech, GamersGlobal, and Guardian.co.uk. From the latter, here’s a snippet of Pete discussing pacifism in Fallout 3:
Can you tag Medicine, Repair and Barter, and focusing on those skills, still be able to complete the game?
Pete: Sure. We recently had someone play through the game and finish it while only killing one thing very early in the game…a Radroach. I’m not saying I recommend everyone run out and try to play the game as a pacifist, but if you want to give it a try, it has been done.
For more news, hit the jump…
If you’re looking for new Fallout 3 previews and interviews, there’s plenty to check out.
First, the above is the cover for the August issue of Peelaja-magazine (Finland) which just recently made its way to newsstands. If you’re over in Finland, be sure to check it out.
There’s quite a few new interviews with Pete stemming from his busy trip to Europe last week. Crispy Gamer has a five-page interview conducted by Paul Semel. Here’s a sample:
Crispy Gamer: Over time, your guns in the game will wear out and ultimately become less accurate. First off, how quickly will that happen? Am I going to have to buy a new gun after every battle?
Hines: All weapons in the game degrade over time. Many are beat up when you first find them. You either have to repair them yourself using your Repair skill, or find people who can repair it for you. It’s not an immediate thing, but as you use a weapon you can see it start to degrade at what feels like the right level. So you have to find more of that weapon to repair it yourself, or pay someone to do it. If you have to do it after every battle, you’re probably wasting a lot of ammo and are a terrible shot. It doesn’t happen that fast.
Additional interviews with Pete can be found at the following sites:
There’s several new hands-on previews as well. Hit the jump to check them out.
The previews for Fallout 3 continue — with new coverage popping up following Pete’s European Adventure last week.
Gamespot has a featured preview on their site after Guy Cocker from their UK office went hands-on with the game for about an hour. Here’s a snippet of his playthrough:
“Above ground once again, we started to head out of town and toward downtown Washington, DC. We knew that we wouldn’t make it there in the short time period that we had, but we figured it was a good direction to head in. We started to come across some new enemies such as the feral ghouls, which are humanoid characters that had obviously been affected by radiation. We also encountered a trader with a hut full of goodies and a couple of dogs, although considering that we didn’t have any money, we couldn’t buy any of the items that he was offering.”
Happy Friday to everyone! Here’s some of the latest Fallout 3 news.
A few weeks back, we let you know about â€˜A Post-Apocalyptic Film Festival Presented by Fallout 3â€² that’s taking place in LA on August 22 and 23. Since folks have asked about ordering tickets, I thought I’d point out that tickets for the festival can be purchased on Fandango. Click here for Friday’s showings, and here for Saturday.
Here’s some of the newest Fallout 3 coverage to check out.
We’ll start with interviews, since there are plenty of new ones to check out. As we speak, Pete is touring Europe (five countries in five days), so you can expect new coverage from there in the coming days/weeks. GenNext (Netherlands) already cranked out their preview, which includes an interview with Pete (above).
Here’s a couple videos I thought you might be interested in checking out on Game Trailers. Up first, Geoff Keighley moderates a round table discussion about Music in Gaming for their Bonus Round series. Here, Inon Zur, the composer of Fallout 3, discusses the impact of music in videogames with Steve Schnur of EA and and Charles Huang from Red Octane.
This is only part 1 of the discussion. We’ll let you know when the next segment goes live. For more more news from around the web, hit the jump below.
Here’s a few previews/interviews that have surfaced since Friday.
Speaking of Todd, there’s a couple other interviews you can check out. MTV Multiplayer’s Stephen Totilo spoke with him at E3, and there’s not one, but two interviews that went up on their blog this week. Meanwhile, the BBC put up an interview late last week.
Time again for another post-E3 web roundup.
We’ll start with videos. First, Steve Masters from GotGameTV talked with Pete after going hands-on with Fallout 3 last week. You can also hear Pete talk about the game on the latest episode of The Totally Rad Show. The program is pretty long, so if you don’t want to hear the crew discuss movies, you’ll want to head to the 17-minute mark where the Fallout stuff starts.
In other online coverage, Fallout 3 has pulled down a few more E3 awards. Here’s a rundown:
- GameSpy honored Fallout 3 as the Xbox 360 and PS3 Game of Show. The game was also was named the Game of Show Overall Runner-Up.
- GamePro has their awards up, where they awarded the game with a E3 2008 Silver Award.
- Planet Xbox 360 awarded the game their Best of Show honor.
- GameDaily listed the game among their Best of Xbox 360 here.
- At Gamezone, there’s a Top Ten Games of E3 list where Fallout 3 makes the list at the #2 spot.
- Scrawlfx declares Fallout 3 their Game of Show.
To check out more previews from E3, hit the jump below.
Here’s the latest Fallout 3 coverage from last week’s E3 festivities…
First some “Best of E3″ news. Edge-Online picked their top 20 games of the week and included Fallout 3 in the mix. Elsewhere, WhatIfGaming’s unveiled their awards for E3 — with Fallout 3 picking up the Best RPG award and a number of runner-up mentions (including Game of Show, Best PC Game, and Best Console Game). To check out all of their awards, click here.
As for hands-on previews, here’s a list of sites that have put up new previews:
- Gaming Shogun played the game and believe it’s “as addicting as Jet sprinkled on iguana-on-a stick!” Nice reference.
- Travis Meacham shares thoughts on his 30-minute gameplay experience over at Tom’s Games.
- Gay Gamer has a new preview after getting to try out the game.
- Tracy Erikson of GameShark analyzes the game’s combat system, including VATS.
- Jem Alexander references Oblivion and previous Fallout games in PS3 Fanboy’s latest preview of the game.
- PC World’s Sid Shuman found playing the game to be “a pleasure.” A fan of Bioshock, he draws comparisons between the games.
Outside of E3 coverge, Dan Stapleton interviewed Todd and Emil for PC Gamer’s September cover story. If you haven’t checked it out already, it’s now available at Games Radar.
Expect more previews/coverage of Fallout 3 in the coming days/weeks. We’ll keep you posted on what we find.