E3 Week: Around the booth

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As I relax in front of the TV after a busy week in Los Angeles, I thought I’d share some pics from the show floor of our E3 2010 booth. Most of them were taken before press started filing into the booth, as it was “all hands on deck” as soon as the show started.

Big, Dinky-sized ups to everyone that helped with our biggest E3 yet.

More photos after the break…

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E3 Week: RAGE, Fallout: New Vegas capture Best of E3 Awards at IGN

IGN has announced their Best of E3 Awards for 2010 and both RAGE and Fallout: New Vegas came away as winners. RAGE won “Best Overall Game” and “Best Shooter,” while Fallout: New Vegas took top honors in the “Best RPG” category.

Watch the video above to see Tim Willits, Creative Director for RAGE, receive the Best Overall Game award.

E3 Round-up Part 1: Video Walkthroughs

E3 may be over, but videos and previews are still going up, and there’s already a mountain of coverage out there for Fallout: New Vegas, Hunted, RAGE and Brink.

We’ll be sorting through all of it in the next few days, but before we jump on planes, here is just some of the video coverage that has now made its way to the internet for convenient viewing. Feel free to share any other links you’ve spotted in the comments — we’ll add them to the post as we find them.

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E3 Week: Watch live demos of RAGE, Fallout and Brink

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The best E3 events are the ones that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own television seat. That makes this week pretty fantastic, as all of our games will be getting live-streamed across two separate networks at some point.

G4 streamed their demo of Hunted yesterday, and today they take a live look at Fallout: New Vegas, planned for airtime around 5pm. They’ll be back again on Wednesday for a taste of id’s stunning shooter RAGE at 2:30pm.

GameTrailers TV takes its tour on Thursday, with live demos of RAGE, Fallout: New Vegas and Brink airing consecutively around 3pm.

There’s a lot to keep track of on top of that, but we’ll keep you updated with airtimes via Twitter and Facebook. And if you miss the shows, we’ll post any footage on Bethblog as it becomes available.

Update: Also be on the lookout for video coverage at IGN. On Wednesday, they’ve scheduled times to look at Hunted, New Vegas, and Brink. Tune in again on Thursday for RAGE. Check out the full schedule here.

E3 Week: New Vegas trailer and release date

In case you missed the Fallout: New Vegas E3 trailer on GameTrailers, we’ve now got it up at the Fallout Official Website, as well as on our YouTube page.

And in case you missed it at the end of the trailer, we’ve announced that the game is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 19th in North America, and October 22nd in Europe.

Enjoy!

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E3 Week: Hunted’s E3 Trailer premieres Monday on SPIKE

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On Monday, SPIKE is airing Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference live at @10:30 am PST. Before the show kicks off, be sure to watch GameTrailers’ preshow, where you’ll get your first chance to see our E3 trailer for Hunted: The Demon’s Forge.

With E3 days away, we’ll continue to share news on Hunted, as well as the rest of our E3 lineup: Brink, Fallout: New Vegas, and RAGE.

What we’re looking forward to at E3

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Many folks from our office — including Nick, Pete (featured today in an E3 NYT article), and I — will be heading to Los Angeles this weekend in preparation for E3. While we’ll be focused on helping everyone see what we’ve got for Brink, Fallout: New Vegas, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, and RAGE, we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes peeled for all the cool stuff being shown by other publishers and developers.

As such, I decided to ask folks at the office what they are anticipating as E3 2010 approaches…

Michael Musick: Mass Effect 3, Dead Space 2, Crysis 2, Medal of Honor, Rock Band 3, X-COM, Star Wars: TOR, The Last Guardian and of course everything on the Zenimax roster!

Dennis Mejillones: Very interested seeing what Natal can do. I’m also looking forward to mainly Little Big Planet 2 and then Dead Rising 2, Dead Space 2 and hopefully The Last Guardian. I also hope they announce an enhanced release of Shadow of the Collosus and Ico on PS3.

Orin Tresnjak: LittleBigPlanet 2 and Super Scribblenauts, whatever Nintendo has up their sleeve, and the Bethesda-published stuff: Brink, RAGE, Hunted, and New Vegas.

Jon DeVriendt: Being there in person for the first time, Medal of Honor multiplayer, Crysis 2, whatever Valve is working on, SWOTR, Natal, and meeting Fedor Emelianenko.

Max Cameron: Bulletstorm, FFXIV, Halo: Reach, inFamous 2, and LittleBigPlanet 2.

Alec Ahearn: Hoping to see more of LittleBigPlanet 2, The Last Guardian, Metal Gear Solid Rising, COD: Black Ops, Dead Space 2, the new Medal of Honor, Killzone 3, FFXIV and FFXII Versus, and anything Kingdom Hearts. I also want to see more of Natal and Playstation Move, and this rumored PSP phone. And new titles of course!

Pete Hines: The part where it’s over.

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Around the web: Pre-E3 Edition

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With E3 next week (!!!), and already there’s several sites already looking forward to the Bethesda Softworks’ games they’ll be seeing next week.

  • VentureBeat lists RAGE as their #1 Most Anticipated Game of the Show.
  • GamePro has New Vegas in their Games of E3 feature.
  • GamesRadar has Hunted: The Demon’s Forge as one of their games to watch.
  • USA Today Game Hunters looks ahead to Fallout: New Vegas, RAGE, and Brink.
  • In preparation for the show, Kotaku puts Hunted and Fallout: New Vegas in their list of RPGs, while including RAGE and Brink in their list of FPS games.
  • 411Mania predicts Fallout: New Vegas will look “absolutely insane”, while GameFancier ranks the game as one of the top 10 titles for the show.
  • Strategy Informer has a pre-E3 preview up for RAGE.
  • EmpireStateGamer interviews Brink Creative Director Richard Ham.

The last two weeks on Giant Bomb’s Bombcast (June 1st & June 8th) feature discussion on our recent release of DOOM II on Xbox LIVE Arcade. To listen in the the discussion, tune in at the four-minute mark for the June 1st episode, and fast forward to the 42-minute mark on the June 8th episode.

For reviews on DOOM II, check out reviews at the following sites.

Finally, don’t forget to watch GameTrailers TV tonight at 11PM to see the premiere of our E3 2010 trailer for Fallout: New Vegas.

Have a great weekend!

Catch the Fallout: New Vegas E3 trailer tomorrow on GameTrailers

Tomorrow night sees the debut of the Fallout: New Vegas E3 trailer on GameTrailers TV. The episode airs on Spike at 11PM. Needless to say, it’s full of stunning new footage and Fallout flavor. You will definitely not want to miss it.

But that’s just the beginning. An army of Bethesda troops are descending upon LA next week, bringing with them new glimpses of New Vegas, Brink, Hunted and RAGE. When E3 proper fires up on Tuesday, coverage of each game will begin streaming in from all over. We’ll do our best to keep you updated straight from the show floor.

I’ve said it before, but it’s going to be a big show for us. And remember how I said we were going to need a bigger booth?

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Around the web: Countdown edition (Updated)

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Time runs out on Jack Bauer tonight in the series finale of 24, but you’ve still got three days to place your votes on the longlist for this year’s Golden Joysticks. To recap, in the “One to Watch” category, three of our upcoming titles (Brink, Fallout: New Vegas, and RAGE) are nominated. Meanwhile, you can still vote for Splash Damage (Brink) for UK Developer of the Year.

Speaking of Splash Damage, Paul Wedgwood, CEO and Game Director on Brink, recently took time to answer questions on Brink with Game Reactor. Here’s a snippet:

You’re focusing a lot on the story. How will it work in an online shooter, where there’s usually not a lot of room for storytelling?

The most important thing for us that no matter how you choose to play, online or offline, there’s a reason why you are fighting against the others in the game. It starts when you create your character and choose which side to play on: Resistance or Security? Resistance are refugees that believe in a society where everything shared by everyone, and that the Security people are violent dictators.

Elsewhere, on the heels of their Fallout: New Vegas preview, Game Revolution’s Blake Morse shares impressions of RAGE after seeing it our Gamers’ Day event.

Finally, with the countdown clock to E3 right around three weeks, Gamespot is already looking ahead to the madness. Currently Fallout: New Vegas ranks among the most anticipated in their Readers’ Choice vote, while Senior News Editor Tor Thorsen lets us know he’s ready for more Fallout in their Editors’ Choice feature.

Update: We’ve spotted a new Hunted interview at GameZone with with inXile Entertainment’s Brian Fargo. Read it here.