This evening we received excited news: IGN announced their Overall Game of the Year Award for 2008 — selecting Fallout 3. Above you can check out the video they made paying tribute to the game (and Megaton).
Today we posted three new screens for Fallout 3’s first DLC, Operation: Anchorage. Head over to the official site to view them.
If you missed it, Operation: Anchorage is set for release on Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows LIVE on January 27th.
Since Fallout 3 was released, I’ve received numerous emails asking about where you can buy music from the game. If you pre-ordered the game from Gamestop, you might have been lucky enough to get a few of the game’s tracks on our soundtrack sampler. If you’re looking for more tunes from the game, there’s a pretty good iMix up with songs you can purchase from the game.
To find it, enter the iTunes Store. From there, select “Music,” then “iMix.” From the iMix page, if you do a search for Fallout, you should find an iMix one user submitted called Fallout 3.. From there, you can purchase any or all of the following songs:
- Butcher Pete — Roy Brown
- I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire — The Ink Spots
- Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall — The Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald
- Way Back Home — Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
- Anything Goes — Cole Porter with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
- Maybe — The Ink Spots
- Dear Hearts and Gentle People — Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
- Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) — Danny Kaye
- Happy Times — Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
- Mighty Mighty Man — Roy Brown
- Easy Living — Billie Holiday
- Crazy He Calls Me — Billie Holiday
- A Wonderful Guy — Tex Beneke
Yesterday the Writer’s Guild of America announced Fallout 3 as one of their nominees for their Videogame Writing award.
Congrats to our guys, including Emil Pagliarulo, Erik Caponi, Brian Chapin, Jon Paul Duvall, Kurt Kuhlmann, Alan Nanes, Bruce Nesmith, Fred Zeleny and the rest of the Fallout 3 team.
The winner of the Videogame Writing Award will be announced at the 2009 Writers Guild Awards on February 7.
The 1.1 title update for PC that was just released today also includes an extra feature — it deploys the Games for Windows LIVE Marketplace app that Fallout 3 will use to release downloadable content for the PC. It will appear as a separate application in your Start Menu under Microsoft Games for Windows LIVE. You can also download the app separately from Microsoft’s Games for Windows site.
To access GFWL Marketplace, you will need to join Games for Windows LIVE, which is free. However, if you’re already are a member of Xbox LIVE (silver or gold), you can use your Xbox Live gamertag and login with Games for Windows Live. Think of this as the PC equivalent to Xbox LIVE. It even uses Microsoft points just like Xbox LIVE.
If you log in using your Xbox LIVE gamertag, it will automatically recognize your pool of Microsoft points, too.
The first DLC for Fallout 3, Operation: Anchorage, will be available on Games for Windows LIVE and Xbox LIVE on Tuesday, January 27th.
Today we’re releasing the Fallout 3 version 1.10 update to PC and Xbox 360 in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish territories. Additionally, if you’ve got a PS3 and are living in one of the aforementioned European territories, the update is coming your way as well.
To download and read the update’s release notes, head over to the Fallout 3 Official Site. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 users with online connectivity will receive a notification of the update upon starting the game.
As noted last week on the blog, Games for Windows has a Connect & Win contest — where if you’re logged into Games for Windows LIVE and playing Fallout 3, you have a chance to win one of their daily prizes.
Today kicks off the last week of the contest with a chance to a Fallout 3 Survival Edition. So boot up the game, log into your Games for Windows LIVE account and cross your fingers.
For more details on Connect & Win, head here.
No, that doesn’t stand for Only Xylophone Managers Guard Operating Train Yards. We received the latest issue of OXM and discovered that Fallout 3 was named their 2008 Game of the Year!
In addition to their year end awards, they also look ahead to the games they’re excited for in 2009 (with Fallout 3 DLC coming in at #17). So what game are you looking forward to most in 2009? I listed a few candidates on the current blog poll.
Just a quick post on something I noticed in the January issue of PC Gamer (UK). They’ve got a pretty funny page of “Rejected Fallout 3 Perks” including this one found above.
Check out the magazine to see the other eight.