Around the web: Brink wins Eurogamer Expo Game of Show

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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.

More after the break…

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Crazy papercraft Vertibird almost ready for takeoff

“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.

DOOM, Oblivion & Fallout make GamesTM’s 100 Greatest

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The Cacodemon’s perfectly pixel-crafted face graces one of the many covers of this month’s GamesTM. The magazine is celebrating its 100th issue by counting down the 100 greatest games of all time, with DOOM, Oblivion and Fallout 3 all making the list.

Impressively, all 100 games got their own cover for the month, so click below for a look at the Oblivion and Fallout spreads:
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Don’t forget to vote for this year’s Golden Joystick nominees

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Just a reminder that we’re less than two months away (October 29th) until this year’s Golden Joystick Awards are announced. Shortlist voting, which runs through October 25th, includes the following nominees…

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One to Watch Award
Brink
Fallout: New Vegas
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RPG of the Year Award
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
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Ultimate Game of the Year Award
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

For more details on this year’s Golden Joysticks, head here.

IGN Top 25 Lists Honor Fallout 3 and Oblivion

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With the Xbox 360 nearly five years old, the editorial staff at IGN put together a new list of the Top 25 Xbox 360 Games. Bethesda Game Studios’ Oblivion and Fallout 3 both made the list — ranking #10 and #2, respectively.

Thanks to all of you for playing the games, and congrats to the devs that worked on these titles.

Deals, Deals, Deals

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Wanted to share a few promotions that are currently going on titles from Bethesda Game Studios…

Gamestop has some crazy deals on popular titles, including Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (PS3/360) for $39.99. For more details head here.

Elsewhere, if you’re trying to save on Fallout 3 GOTY on PC — there’s notable deals at both Direct2Drive and Steam.  Through Friday, D2D is selling the game at $24.95 (that’s half off). Meanwhile Steam has announced the Bethesda Pack –featuring Fallout 3: GOTY, Morrowind GOTY, and Oblivion GOTY Deluxe for a package price of $69.99 (that’s a total savings of $24.98).

As always, if we see any noteworthy deals, we’ll keep you in the know.