It was all bright lights and blue skies in our hands-on E3 demo of Fallout: New Vegas’ Mojave Wasteland and Vegas Strip zones. Dozens of Fallout-starved gamers clogged our stations all week for a chance to play, and now we’ve got the full report on their reports.
Megatons of live demos, previews and interviews follow:
USA Today Hands-on Impressions: “Fallout 3 delivered an enriching experience thanks in part to an intriguing cast of characters living in the Capital Wasteland, and Fallout New Vegas seems to hold to that concept very well.”
IGN Preview: “The New Vegas Strip in the upcoming follow-up to Fallout 3 is a lot like the real Vegas–full of false hope and desperate people. For a world decimated by a nuclear war, New Vegas is about as glitzy as it can get.”
Caddoc and E’Lara also made the journey to E3, and not just in statue-form.
Deep down in the dark recesses of the Bethesda booth, menacing stations lined a candle-lit facade. Courageous developers grasped dimly-lit controllers for hours on end. Press from all corners of the world banded together to complete a 15-minute video game demo.
E3 was the first time many journalists had the chance to go hands-on with Brink, and in spite of its great showing last year, the multiplayer shooter managed to surprise once again.
During the show we had three-player demo stations set up nextdoor to our massive 33′-tall Founders’ Tower statue (as seen here), all supporting a steady stream of pressmen and women. Lucky for you, a lot of them went home, sobered up and wrote about their experiences.
Check out some of the videos, previews and interviews we’ve seen so far:
GameSpot Stage Demo,Hands-on Preview: “Before jumping into the multiplayer map we had a brief look at the character customization. In the space of a few minutes we turned our character from a Mohawk-sporting, tattoo-wearing, chain-sporting punk into an Upper East Side prep-school kid with an off-putting British accent (yes, you can change characters’ accents). Suffice it to say that we had a lot of fun with this aspect.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.