And by this, I’m referring to The Art of Video Games — a new exhibit coming to the American Art Museum in 2012. To prepare for it, Smithsonian is letting you vote for the games that will be on display.
It might take a second to load, but Fallout 3 can be found in Era 5’s Modern Windows category, while Oblivion is categorized under Xbox 360. Meanwhile, id’s DOOM II is listed in Era 4 under DOS/Windows.
Voting runs between now and April 7th. To get started, register here.
Happy Monday! Drinking my morning coffee, I was entertained by this Fallout 3 mod trailer on YouTube. Titled Mothership Zeta Crew: The Terran Starship Command, the mod can be downloaded at Fallout 3 Nexus here.
If you missed this on the internet yesterday, Epic Games artist Josh Jay has produced a very impressive replication of a Brotherhood of Steel helmet for use as a library throwdown mask. And, apparently, for terrifying children.
Starting from a papercraft model, he slowly transformed his mold into a wearable piece of armor — complete with functioning lights — over a period of several months. Pictures of his process can be found on his Facebook page, in not one, but two full galleries of photos. Nice work, sir!
Concept artist Craig Mullins recently posted a few previously unreleased pieces of his work on Fallout 3. Just for fun, we’ve also put them up here on Bethblog, offering alternate visions of the Capital and its surrounding wasteland.
For comparison, check out the released concept art at the bottom of this page.
One of the most commonly asked questions Nick and I receive is, “Where can I get some of the cool swag you give out at events?” While we don’t always have leftovers to use for giveaways, we were recently able to secure some pretty cool items for our games… and it’s all for a good cause.
As many of you already know, over Labor Day weekend, Company of Heroes Online lead designer Brian Wood was tragically killed in a car accident while saving the lives of his wife and unborn child. Since then, we’ve seen tons of support for Brian’s family from within game development community, and we decided that we’d like to help out, too. Over the past couple months, we’ve started working on collecting items to auction off on eBay — with all proceeds of the auctions going to The Brian Wood Memorial Trust.
Beginning today, these are the items we’re auctioning off:
All auctions are running now and will end in seven days. This is your chance to get some cool, limited stuff in time for the holidays. To those that win, we thank you for helping contribute to Brian’s family.
Update: Despite what the listing says, we will ship to winners outside of the US.
Like whack-a-mole, we put up new coverage roundups, and more and more stuff keeps popping up. In addition to our recent updates for RAGE, Brink (parts 1 and 2), New Vegas, and Hunted… we’ve MORE news to share.
Kicking things off, we’re excited to share news that Brink was named the #1 Game of Show at this year’s Eurogamer Expo. You can check out the top ten games here (which includes New Vegas as well). Congrats to the team at Splash Damage for their efforts both on the game and at recent trade show events.
Also ranking the top games from the show was split/screen co-op — who ranked New Vegas, Brink, and Hunted in their top 10. Swap New Vegas out for RAGE, and that pretty much sums up the most recent Eurogamer podcast. Definitely worth listening to, the podcast features RAGE’s Tim Willits, Hunted’s Maxx Kaufman, and Brink’s Ed Stern.
“It’ll be the most detailed thing I’ve made by far, but it’s not all that complex.” – Papercraft pro Ken Murdock, on building his insanely detailed model of a Vertibird from Fallout 3. It took Murdock three months of part-time tooling to nail down the skeleton of the machine. Once he finalizes the texture work, he plans to release the blueprints to would-be crafters; we’ll be sure to post them here.