E3 kicks off next week, but if you want a first look at the new trailer for Fallout 3, be sure to throw back a few energy drinks so you can stay up until 1AM on Saturday morning to watch GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley: E3 Preview on Spike TV. During the broadcast, they’ll be showing a glimpse of a never-before-seen Fallout 3 trailer that’ll be shown during E3 next week.
E3’s just around the corner (the fun begins a week from today), and folks around the web are gearing up for next week’s madness.
In other pre-E3 news, IGN has a few lists of their own. Their PC and 360 editors rank Fallout 3 as their most anticipated game of E3, while the game is also listed as one of the most anticipated games confirmed for E3 by their PS3 staff.
Speaking of IGN, their Australian site has a new interview up with Pete. Here’s a sample of one of their questions:
IGN AU: Surely a post apocalyptic wasteland is a tough thing to make look sexy. Were the visuals a challenge?
Pete Hines: Absolutely. That level of detail when you’re talking about destruction… and you get down to those DC areas where you’ve got bars sticking out of concrete and you’re rendering out everything… or you’ve got Megaton with all those wires… Those little details are hard to render and pull off well. But you know for us the benefit is that this is our second go around on this hardware.
As E3 nears, we’ll keep you updated on new coverage.
Yes, Bethesda Softworks will be at this year’s E3 in LA.
Yes, we will have Fallout 3 there.
No, I don’t know why the ESA sent out a list that did not include us, just like they did last year. Maybe it’s because they had to go to print at a certain point and we hadn’t picked our space yet. No idea.
But we’ll be there and so will Fallout 3.
A couple more industry sites have added some coverage for Fallout 3…
- Adam Hartley of SPOnG selects Fallout 3 as his #1 game of E3 on the British news site, Mirror.co.uk.
- CNN’s Marc Saltzman briefly mentions Fallout 3 as one of the standouts at the show.
- The 1Up staff has voted Fallout 3 to their list of the “Best of E3.”
- PC Zone share their opinion on how the game is coming along.
- The guys over at SPOnG feature a four page interview with Pete .
Less than an hour ago, we got some exciting news that Fallout 3 received three nominations for the 2007 Game Critics Awards. The game pulled in nominations for Best of Show, Best PC Game, and Best RPG. For more details on all the nominations, click here.
The Game Critics Award nominations come from editors from the 36 leading videogame publications. For more details on the nominations, judging, rules, and past winners, visit here. The winners will be Tuesday, July 31.
UPDATE: On top of these nominations, we got some good news from Gamespot. The game took home Best Role-Playing Game, Best PC Game, and was a finalist for Game of the Show! Additionally, Gametrailers nominated the game in the category, Best of E3 2007: One to Watch.
The Escapist’s Joe Blancato, like me, apparently really likes “Power Rankings.” Being a sports junkie myself, I’m a big fans of checking to see how my teams do on ESPN’s weekly Power Rankings, whether it be for the Wolverines, Pistons, or Braves.
Anyhow, the site’s Inaugural Power Rankings place us in good company, as our showing at E3 helped us land a debut at #4, behind Microsoft, EA, and Irrational Game Studios. Rounding out the Top 5 was Peter Moore, who made headlines last week leaving Microsoft to head up EA Sports.
In other Fallout 3 news, here’s some more coverage that’s gone up in the last day or so:
Coverage from E3 is slowing a little bit, but I still came across an award for the game over at Team Xbox, where Fallout 3 nabbed the Best Demo (Non-Playable) award. Sounds like they not only enjoyed watching Todd play the game, but also the comfort of the theater chairs provided.
Just got back from picking up my copy of the final Harry Potter book and upon returning, I was pleased to learn that Fallout 3 got plenty of kudos from IGN in their “Best of E3” feature. Fallout 3 came away with Best RPG, Best Console Game and Overall Game of Show. Discussing the game, IGN writer Chris Roper writes:
“When the lights went down and got our eyes on the 3D version of Vault 101, we knew we were in for something special. The Fallout series holds a very dear place in many gamers’ hearts, including those at Bethesda Softworks, and the developer looks to have stayed true to the universe about as well as anyone could hope.”
If you pick up today’s edition of the The New York Times, you’ll see Seth Schiesel’s E3 coverage, which asks if videogames will ever reach the same heights of ’emotional engagement” that a Beethoven performance evokes, discusses Fallout 3:
“Much the same could be said of Fallout 3, another of my favorite games from E3. Like its esteemed predecessors, the third installment of the franchise is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where you, the player, decide how to carve out your place in a horrible new version of America.”
You can also read the story here (with a feature image of Sheriff Leon Simms). Now to see if Dogmeat is one of the answers in today’s crossword puzzle.
Welcome to post #50 about E3…or at least it feels that way.
We got word earlier today from Russell Frushtick over at UGO that Fallout 3 beat out Mass Effect, BioShock and Rock Band for their Best of the Best award. We’re ecstatic about the news!
Other coverage includes:
- Ron Burke covers what he saw in the E3 demo with five pages of coverage.
- An interview from Gametactics.com featuring our boy Emil.
- The always popular Emil sits down for a Q&A with Strategy Core.
- Silicon Era writer Dan Zuccarelli delves into his impressions from viewing the demo.
More as they come in…