Be sure to check out the ninth Penny Arcade Fallout comic — now up on the Fallout 3 Official Site. This week our friend recounts the horrors of Vault 77. Could anything be worse than being stuck in a vault full of puppets???
Briosafreak, creator of Fallout 3: A Post Nuclear Blog, let me know that a new fansite, Planet Fallout, has launched on the IGN Network. Kudos to Teddy Pierson (Editorial Manager), Briosafreak (Site Director), and the rest of the Planet Fallout team, who have already made the site a great place for finding information and discussing all things Fallout. With Fallout 3 launching in October, there’s plenty of cool stuff on the horizon — including game guides, detailed maps and quest guides.
Like Planet Elder Scrolls, it’s a community-driven fansite — so feel free to contact the guys working on the site to express your interest in helping. They’ve already got a great group working on the site, but they’ll also be looking to YOU for ways to improve it.
Best of luck guys!
In what’s become a tradition here at the office, the development team holds a speed run competition near the launch time. With Fallout 3 readying for release in October, the Fallout 3 Speed Run final was held on Friday, September 5th. To the winner: a pie of their choosing.
Back at E3, Todd talked some game — claiming that when it came for the speed run, he’d be the one coming out victorious. Umm…not quite. The finals came down to level designer Jeff “Live the Dream” Browne and QA Tester (and the most recent cover boy for Inside the Vault) Sam”I Am” Bernstein.
Just a head’s up, we’ve received word from the folks at Amazon that the Fallout 3 Survival Edition for PlayStation 3 has sold out. So if you’re looking for it on their site, now you know why it’s not there. For those wanting to order the Survival Edition on Xbox 360 or Games for Windows, we’re told these are expected to sell out soon as well.
If you missed it, the Survival Edition includes:
- Fallout 3 (yes, it has the game)
- A life-size replica of the Pip-Boy 3000, the wrist-mounted device worn by characters in the game.
- Vault Boy Bobblehead: Your very own Vault Boy collector’s item is direct from Vault-Tec.
- The Art of Fallout 3: Features nearly 100 pages of never-before seen concept art and commentary from Bethesda Game Studios artists.
- The Making of Fallout 3 DVD: An exclusive, inside look at Bethesda Game Studios and the team behind the game.
- Vault-Tec Lunch Box: A fully customized metal lunch box.
Again, the Survival Edition of the game is exclusive to Amazon.com and only availabe to US residents.
Recently I received an email from a fan named Maurice Moynihan regarding a new art exhibit at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. He mentioned to me that he couldn’t help but think of the game we’re working on when he saw images from the exhibit, entitled Modern Ruin. The picture above definitely looks like it could be somewhere in the Capital Wasteland.
For more details on the expo, which runs through October 12, visit here.
Here’s a few notable mentions I’ve seen in the press recently.
If you live in Germany, you’ll want to check out GameStar’s August cover story for Fallout 3. The issue is currently on newsstands and features five pages of coverage — written by Christian Schmidt. You can also read his preview on GameStar’s website here.
As I was flying back to DC from Vegas yesterday, I wasn’t able to give my weekly reminder about the latest Penny Arcade Fallout comic. Well, I’m back — so I’ll remind you now.
Head here to see our protagonist’s departure from Vault 77.
Yesterday Edge Online put up a new feature celebrating 50 moments in videogames that left your jaw dropping to the floor. Amongst the list were moments from the original Fallout (The Glow), as well as the Dark Brotherhood quest from Oblivion. Here’s what they had to say about the latter:
They come soon after you commit murder against the innocent. Then you have a choice: walk with the virtuous, or stray to the side of The Dark Brotherhood. Those who chose dark over light were rewarded with one of the best storylines in an RPG.
Pretty good list if you ask me…had me reminiscing about some of my favorite gaming moments. Feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments section.
More nuggets from around the web after the break…
Last night on G4, X-Play’s PAX coverage included a Fallout 3 segment with Todd Howard, Istvan Pely, and Emil Pagliarulo.
Plenty of interviews elsewhere. Here’s a rundown:
- GamaSutra talks Fallout 3 with Emil at PAX.
- Joystiq and Platform Nation have audio interviews with Todd from the show. FYI, the Platform Nation part with Todd takes place in the first half hour of the podcast.
- There’s also a two-page PAX interview with Todd over at Team Xbox
If you haven’t pre-ordered Fallout 3 yet, I just discovered a new pre-order incentive over at Walmart.com. With your order, you’ll receive this Vault Boy t-shirt. Just be sure to select the version of the game with your desired t-shirt size (Large or Extra Large).
After the break, you can check out the flip side of the shirt.