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.

Brink coverage roundup

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There are a few things you’ll want to check out on Brink — particularly if you’re in Europe.

There’s a five-page cover story on Brink in the August issue of PlayStation Official Magazine -UK — which hit newsstands this week. The issue has new art, screenshots, information, and the cool cover shown above.

While you’re at the newsstand, be on the lookout for two-page previews in OXM UK and PC Zone. Elsewhere, OXM Italy awarded Brink “Most Surprising Game at E3.”

Speaking of E3 awards, Strategy Informer named Brink Best First Person Shooter in their Best of E3 2009 feature. Meanwhile, PSM3 included the game in their Games of Show list at #2. And in the most recent PSM magazine, they named it Best New Game at E3.

As more news on Brink surfaces, we’ll keep you posted.

Around the web

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In addition to plenty of Point Lookout coverage, we’ve got web updates for Brink, Broken Steel, and WET.

Starting with Brink, there’s lots to share. With the help of Steve ‘Badman’ Hessel, we’ve got a Facebook page up for the game. Join the group here.

In news, PlayStation Insider put together their E3 Wrapup, where they included Brink among their list of titles they wish they could’ve played. Here’s what they said:

“The first thing I said to myself when I sat down and watched the demo of Brink is this: ‘this is the only other game to look as good as Uncharted 2.’  Yes, Brink really does look sharp and it stands out.”

Moving on, GameShark interviewed Creative Director Richard Ham and Senior Game Designer Ed Stern at E3 to find more about the game. Here’s a sample:

GS (B): So my question is, for every class is there one specific action, multiple actions or is it still being worked on?

RH: First of all, it’s very much an RPG-Lite. As you’re earning levels and leveling up there’s a lot of new abilities you can unlock. You can choose to focus only one one class or spread out amongst all of them, but at any given point, right now at any given point, there are way too many things you that could be doing depending on what class you are, and right now we’re kind of limiting it to six.

You can find the rest of GameShark’s interview here. Elsewhere, don’t miss AusGamers’ double dip of coverage –  they’ve got an interview with Richard, as well as a new preview.

For additional Brink news, GamersRoute has their E3 preview up, Gamasutra recapped Splash Damage CEO Paul Wedgwood’s speech at yesterday’s Game Horizon Summit, and Gamerzines included the game in their Best of E3 list.

Moving to other games, there’s a new review for Broken Steel up at Game Industry News. Speaking of DLC #3, Game Daily’s giving away Broken Steel codes for Games for Windows LIVE and Xbox LIVE. For a chance to win, join their Facebook page.

Wrapping up this “Around the Web,” the guys at Machinima have a new interview with WET Lead Designer Ash Ismail.

Until the next time…gstaff out.

Around the web

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In addition the the Brink coverage, I thought I’d share some updates on WET, Fallout 3, and even Oblivion.

At Entertainment Weekly, there’s a new feature on 11 Videogames Spawned by Summer Movies, which includes WET as the game draws inspiration from Grindhouse flicks and the works of Quentin Taratino and Robert Rodriguez. Those seeking for information on WET should check out G4TV’s video interview with Lead Designer Ash Ismail. Additionally, new previews are up at Binge Gamer, NowGamer, and Ready Up!

For more news, hit the jump below…

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