We return for another edition of Inside the Vault: The West Coast — this time with Casey Kwock, QA Tester on Fallout: New Vegas.
What’s your job at Obsidian?
I’m a Quality Assurance Tester on the Fallout: New Vegas development team. My responsibilities include testing functionality, gameplay, and system performance with focus on the critical path areas. If I encounter a problem, I report it to the team and help fix the issue with the person responsible.
I also help Designers with scripting, area layouts and creating content in secondary locations. When you find a cave hidden at the base of a mountain far off the beaten path, it could be mine. Continue reading full article ›
This morning the judges for the Game Critics Awards announced this year’s Best of E3 2010 nominations, and we’re excited to share that RAGE scored the most nominations with five. The game was nominated in the following categories:
Best of Show
Best Original Game
Best Console Game
Best PC Game
Best Action Game
Additionally, Fallout: New Vegas, captured a nomination for Best Role Playing Game.
Winners of this year’s Game Critics Awards will be announced next Tuesday, July 6th.
It’s been more than a week since the last game journalist vacated the LA Convention Center (rumors of some being trapped inside have yet to be confirmed), but the E3 coverage continues to make it’s way online for your reading pleasure.
E3 offered a first chance for many to get their hands on New Vegas. Among the eager, first-time players was Atomic Gamer’s Jeff Buckland. Here’s an excerpt from his preview…
“For those who are wondering whether Obsidian was able to make a brand new experience in the style of Fallout 3, the hour or so I spent with the game makes it seem like everything is pretty much in order. But it’s the new elements as well as the renewed interest, two years after Fallout 3, which gets me more excited.”
For more hands-on impressions, as well as accolades for the game at the show, hit the jump below.
Voting for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards has been narrowed down and both Fallout: New Vegas and Brink are up for this year’s One to Watch Award. To vote for these games (or any of your other favorites), head to the Official Site for the Golden Joysticks.
Over at G4TV.com, they’ve announced the winners of X-Play’s Best of E3 2010. RAGE came away as a winner in two categories, Best Shooter and Best-Platform Game, while capturing runner-up for Game of Show.
Additionally, Fallout: New Vegas received runner-up accolades in the Best RPG category and Brink was runner-up in the Best Trailer Category.
The Community Management staff is keeping their eyes for all coverage coming out of E3… stay tuned for more updates.
It was all bright lights and blue skies in our hands-on E3 demo of Fallout: New Vegas’ Mojave Wasteland and Vegas Strip zones. Dozens of Fallout-starved gamers clogged our stations all week for a chance to play, and now we’ve got the full report on their reports.
Megatons of live demos, previews and interviews follow:
USA Today Hands-on Impressions: “Fallout 3 delivered an enriching experience thanks in part to an intriguing cast of characters living in the Capital Wasteland, and Fallout New Vegas seems to hold to that concept very well.”
IGN Preview: “The New Vegas Strip in the upcoming follow-up to Fallout 3 is a lot like the real Vegas–full of false hope and desperate people. For a world decimated by a nuclear war, New Vegas is about as glitzy as it can get.”
IGN has announced their Best of E3 Awards for 2010 and both RAGE and Fallout: New Vegas came away as winners. RAGE won “Best Overall Game” and “Best Shooter,” while Fallout: New Vegas took top honors in the “Best RPG” category.
Watch the video above to see Tim Willits, Creative Director for RAGE, receive the Best Overall Game award.
E3 may be over, but videos and previews are still going up, and there’s already a mountain of coverage out there for Fallout: New Vegas, Hunted, RAGE and Brink.
We’ll be sorting through all of it in the next few days, but before we jump on planes, here is just some of the video coverage that has now made its way to the internet for convenient viewing. Feel free to share any other links you’ve spotted in the comments — we’ll add them to the post as we find them.
Over at the Bethesda Softworks forums, we’ve put up the rest of the answers to for our Fallout: New Vegas Fan Interview. Once again, Project Director Josh Sawyer has come through answering questions you’re dying to know. Questions like?
Will there be character “traits” as in the classic Fallout games? From @TheBearPaw via Twitter
JS: Yes. During character creation, you will have the option to select one or two traits. Traits include some of the classics, like Small Frame (in F:NV it gives a bonus to AG but you break limbs more easily), and new ones, like Four Eyes (bonus to PE while wearing glasses, penalty while not).
To check out the rest of the questions that got answered, head on over to the forums.
The best E3 events are the ones that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own television seat. That makes this week pretty fantastic, as all of our games will be getting live-streamed across two separate networks at some point.
G4 streamed their demo of Hunted yesterday, and today they take a live look at Fallout: New Vegas, planned for airtime around 5pm. They’ll be back again on Wednesday for a taste of id’s stunning shooter RAGE at 2:30pm.
GameTrailers TV takes its tour on Thursday, with live demos of RAGE, Fallout: New Vegas and Brink airing consecutively around 3pm.
There’s a lot to keep track of on top of that, but we’ll keep you updated with airtimes via Twitter and Facebook. And if you miss the shows, we’ll post any footage on Bethblog as it becomes available.
Update: Also be on the lookout for video coverage at IGN. On Wednesday, they’ve scheduled times to look at Hunted, New Vegas, and Brink. Tune in again on Thursday for RAGE. Check out the full schedule here.