On Newsstands: RAGE and New Vegas

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Quick update on some magazines you might want to check out. From our UK offices, we found out about the two above covers. The current issue of PC Play (Croatia) features a cover story on RAGE. Game Republic in Italy, meanwhile, has a brand new cover story on Fallout: New Vegas.

Stateside, I found some interesting coverage reading some of the latest magazines to hit my desk. Both PlayStation: The Official Magazine and OXM have new previews for RAGE in their July issues.

Finally, the July issue of GamePro has a section called “Snapshot,” which takes a closer look at a given screenshot, and this time around it’s for Fallout: New Vegas. Those that checked out our New Vegas Fan Interview will definitely be interested in seeing this exclusive screenshot featuring a Nightkin.

Around the web: Pre-E3 Edition

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With E3 next week (!!!), and already there’s several sites already looking forward to the Bethesda Softworks’ games they’ll be seeing next week.

  • VentureBeat lists RAGE as their #1 Most Anticipated Game of the Show.
  • GamePro has New Vegas in their Games of E3 feature.
  • GamesRadar has Hunted: The Demon’s Forge as one of their games to watch.
  • USA Today Game Hunters looks ahead to Fallout: New Vegas, RAGE, and Brink.
  • In preparation for the show, Kotaku puts Hunted and Fallout: New Vegas in their list of RPGs, while including RAGE and Brink in their list of FPS games.
  • 411Mania predicts Fallout: New Vegas will look “absolutely insane”, while GameFancier ranks the game as one of the top 10 titles for the show.
  • Strategy Informer has a pre-E3 preview up for RAGE.
  • EmpireStateGamer interviews Brink Creative Director Richard Ham.

The last two weeks on Giant Bomb’s Bombcast (June 1st & June 8th) feature discussion on our recent release of DOOM II on Xbox LIVE Arcade. To listen in the the discussion, tune in at the four-minute mark for the June 1st episode, and fast forward to the 42-minute mark on the June 8th episode.

For reviews on DOOM II, check out reviews at the following sites.

Finally, don’t forget to watch GameTrailers TV tonight at 11PM to see the premiere of our E3 2010 trailer for Fallout: New Vegas.

Have a great weekend!

Catch the Fallout: New Vegas E3 trailer tomorrow on GameTrailers

Tomorrow night sees the debut of the Fallout: New Vegas E3 trailer on GameTrailers TV. The episode airs on Spike at 11PM. Needless to say, it’s full of stunning new footage and Fallout flavor. You will definitely not want to miss it.

But that’s just the beginning. An army of Bethesda troops are descending upon LA next week, bringing with them new glimpses of New Vegas, Brink, Hunted and RAGE. When E3 proper fires up on Tuesday, coverage of each game will begin streaming in from all over. We’ll do our best to keep you updated straight from the show floor.

I’ve said it before, but it’s going to be a big show for us. And remember how I said we were going to need a bigger booth?

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Fallout: New Vegas Digital Pre-sell Packs Now Available!

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We’re pleased to announce Fallout: New Vegas digital pre-order packs are now available in North America through participating retailers and will be available worldwide soon. The Classic, Tribal, Caravan, and Mercenary packs each contain in-game items offered exclusively through Direct2Drive, GameStop, Amazon, Steam, Walmart and Best Buy.

More details after the break…

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Preorder Fallout: New Vegas on Steam, get great deals on Bethesda games

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It’s Bethesda Weekend on Steam, and that means we’ve taken over the Steam store frontpage. Not by force this time, but rather by offering awesome deals on Bethesda games for anyone that preorders Fallout: New Vegas.

Go here to reserve your copy of New Vegas and get the Caravan Pack pre-order bonus. Additionally, they’re running the following sales:

  • 50% off on Fallout 3 GOTY ($24.99)
  • 66% off on Oblivion GOTY ($8.50)
  • 75% off on Morrowind GOTY ($5.00)

Or, you can pick up all three games plus New Vegas for just $88.48. That should more than keep you busy until New Vegas is released this fall.

Inside the Vault: Obsidian’s Scott Lawlor

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Hear that? It’s the sound of another Inside the Vault. This week we meet Scott Lawlor, Audio Director for Fallout: New Vegas at Obsidian Entertainment.

What’s your job at Obsidian?

I am the Audio Director at Obsidian Entertainment and I am in charge of the audio for all projects here at the company. This means that anything you hear in any Obsidian game – from music, to sound effects to dialogue comes through me at some point.

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Here’s answers to your Fallout: New Vegas questions, part 1

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See those Super Mutants in the screenshot above? According to Josh Sawyer, Project Director on Fallout: New Vegas, the one’s you’ll see in the game will actually be re-textured, remodeled, and re-animated to more closely resemble the Mariposa Super Mutants. That’s just one of the answers in Part 1 of our Fallout Fan Interview — now up in the Fallout: New Vegas forums.

You guys submitted tons of great questions, and we hope you enjoy some of the answers courtesy of Josh (as well as a cameo from Jason Bergman). Start reading the answers here, and tune in next week for the thrilling conclusion.

Fallout: New Vegas Developer Diary #1 — Feargus Urquhart

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In the first Fallout: New Vegas developer diary, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart gives us the low-down look at the team working on the latest post-apocalyptic RPG odyssey.

As a studio manager that also worked on the original Fallout, Feargus recounts his experience in giving the team a hand:

To help, I ended up polishing up one of the larger areas of the game, the Hub, and also finished up a couple of the later areas – the Boneyard and Adytum. I made some good decisions and some bad ones. My addition of a quest in the Hub to get a special gun turned out to be a fun quest that people liked, while my addition of the Turbo Plasma Rifle unbalanced the game. It was near the end of the game, but it’s still one of those things where I look back and go “Feargus…..”.

We forgive you, Feargus. Check out the full dev diary on the official Fallout site.

New Vegas Gameplay footage at IGN!

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Happy Friday… especially for those looking for new details on Fallout: New Vegas!

Just a little bit ago, IGN released an exclusive first look at gameplay footage. Watch it here or after the break below. Elsewhere, Xbox 360 Achievements has a new interview up with Project Director Josh Sawyer, while Front Towards Gamer Radio interviews Senior Producer Larry Liberty in a recent podcast.

Also worth checking out, Planet Fallout received a New Vegas-themed makeover today. Check out their New Vegas page (which you can contribute to), and be on the lookout for new stuff in the coming months.

And remember, E3 is right around the corner, so we’ll have plenty more to share on New Vegas soon.

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