We get a lot of questions here at Bethblog HQ. Mainly about werewolves. However, over the last few weeks we’ve received more than a few inquiries about purchasing Fallout 3 DLC on Steam separately. Today we have a pretty satisfactory answer on the issue: Yes You Can.
In a fitting event to mark the birthday of Washington, DC, Steam now features all five Fallout 3 add-ons for individual purchase. In fact, here’s a handy link to all of the DLC pages on the Steam store. Please note: the Steam DLC is only compatible with the Steam version of Fallout 3. That said, happy content downloading.
This week we got a note from David Clayman, Executive Editor at IGN, who shared with us plenty of pics of their conference room, which is now a real-life tribute to Vault 101. Below David explains the transformation that took place.
“The conference room was completed by Me, Erik Brudvig, Kevin Janiak, and Peer Schneider. There are a few details that don’t show up that well on camera like the pile of bobby pin lock picks, a fake blood pack, Lincoln’s repeating rifle, and many scattered bottle caps. Also, I personally sewed the extra star on that flag.”
David also mentioned the jukebox plays music from Fallout 3. Pretty sweet, though I’m going to have to re-think my bedroom re-modeling plans. Maybe I’ll rebuild Kvatch instead.
MSN determined the top 50 video games of all time, and luckily we made the list three times with Oblivion, DOOM and Fallout 3. A similar top-50 list from Empire Online examines the best characters of gaming, including Vault Boy. Alucard made it too. He was great in Castlevania III.
Papercraft is really getting out of control. I fear the day that paper finally takes the place of real objects. Like, I’ll be walking to work and realize my shoes are paper shoes. I’ll sit down and say good morning to Matt and his face will come unglued. The walls will fold over and collapse into a pile of colored construction paper, and Todd Howard will emerge from the heap holding an empty bottle of glue, tears in his eyes.
That impressive Fallout 3 laser pistol up there is from Matt Milam of Firebrand Creations. Unfortunately it doesn’t fire paper lasers — yet.
Recently in our Bethesda Blog inbox, I received an email from Chris Riffel — a Fallout 3 fan from Regina, Saskatchewan. A graphics arts teacher at Cochrane High School, several students and staff helped him with the construction of his tribute to Fallout 3 — his motorcycle.
PC Gamer revealed their Reader’s Choice Top 20 yesterday, and based on votes from folks like you, Oblivion (#7) and Fallout 3 (#2) made the all-time list. Hearing news like this is very humbling, and we thank you for your continued support of our games.
Most notably, the Oblivion DLC aisle is now fully operational, offering the complete selection of digital content for worldwide consumption.
Please note that the DLC store only includes content for the PC platform. There are no refunds on digital content purchased on this site. All sales are final. This content will not be compatible with versions of Oblivion downloaded from Steam.
With most of our department out on travel this week, Nick and I will be heading out in a few. But before we go, here’s some the latest we’ve seen around the web.
Brink Creative Director Richard Ham has been pretty busy with interviews as of late. This week he answered questions from UK site GamesTM, as well as a few community questions from Australian site Games On Net. Here’s an excerpt from the latter:
Otto-matic: If it is P2P, will you implement a strong localisation mechanism that makes it very unlikely for Australian gamers to suffer lag connecting to a US host? Richard: On PC, we’re fully supporting a traditional dedicated server system so connections should be fine and dandy. For consoles, we’re peer-to-peer and are definitely focusing on quality of service for all our matchmaking. We’re also keying our matchmaking on friends, so that should help give console players control over the quality of the connections.