Well-armed holiday revelry spotted in the Bethesda Game Studios break room this morning.
We’re back with another roundup!
We start off with a great new feature up at CG Society on Brink. The piece delves into the game’s unique art design — with a look at the games characters, environments, and more. Definitely check it out — there’s plenty of never-before-seen concept art.
For more on Brink, check out these sites:
- PS3 Attitude has new diaries with members of Brink’s team explaining class upgrades and body types, as well as the game’s story.
- DealSpwn has a new interview with Game Director Paul Wedgwood
- Newb Review chats with Lead Designer Ed Stern
- The Dolphin shares their thoughts in a new preview
More news after the jump…
Halloween’s long gone now, but recently BGS concept artist Ray Lederer emailed me these awesome pics from Wizards of the Coast (makers of Magic: The Gathering) employee Mat Smith. Taking a look at the various pics, you can see he went the extra mile to look like a wastelander (check out his books!).
Got a great costume to share with us? Send it in! Bonus points if you just wear it any day other than Halloween.
Drinking my morning coffee, this fan video made me smile.
Moar Brink news! We’ve also just announced Brink’s digital pre-order bonuses for North American retailers. Extend your customization options even further with the exclusive DOOM, Fallout, Psycho and Spec Ops packs. Each contains unique apparel, tattoos, weapons and weapon attachments for your in-game character. These pre-order bonuses will be offered exclusively through participating North American retailers and will be made available in Europe and Australia in the coming weeks.
Full details after the jump…
Today we’ve uploaded new fan art to the blog. Thanks to contributors leadervance, White Lotus, Kyla Vanderklugt, Bert Harvey, John Fischer, MRK, Vladimir, and even Nick Breckon for their drawings, sculptures, birthday cakes and more.
Here’s a quick look at some new coverage from our press event, as well as some other bits from around the web…
As reported on Kotaku, the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records Gamer’s Edition features a list of the Top 50 video game series as voted by the gaming public. The list includes both Fallout (#13) and The Elder Scrolls (#29) on their list. You can order the book at Amazon.com here.
PSX Extreme has their Gamer’s Day preview for RAGE up — here’s a snippet from
“When you step back and view it all as one project, Rage really looks very, very promising, and we should also mention that those who have seen it in action say it looks gorgeous. Lastly, the game has finally reached the point where it evidently runs just as well on the PS3 as it does on the 360 and PC…”
In other RAGE-related news, Chris Faylor at Shacknews talked with team members at id Software about cutscenes and the opening for RAGE, working with ZeniMax, the game’s post-apocalyptic setting, and more.
Meanwhile, new coverage for Fallout: New Vegas is up at IGN and MTV Multiplayer. The former shares five reasons to be excited about the game, while the latter features new tidbits revealed by Josh Sawyer.
Out of our European press event, we’ve got a pair of new Brink interviews for you to read. Games On Net chats with Senior Game Designer Ed Stern, while Paul Wedgwood is featured in an exclusive interview up at NowGamer. Additionally, you can read Inc Gamer’s preview here.
Rounding things out, Digitial Spy reveals that Rubi Malone was considered the Most Fanciable Female character in gaming — based on a survey My Voucher Codes. If you’re wondering why Raul the Ghoul from Fallout: New Vegas didn’t make the cut for the Most Fanciable Male character, it’s worth noting that only characters from released games were included.
When the first trailer for The Book of Eli (starring Denzel Washington) surfaced, many folks started comparing the film to Fallout. Like many of you, we’re pumped to see this post-apocalyptic flick when it hits theaters this January.
Check out the newest trailer, which debuted on Friday, right here.
With the release of The Beatles: Rock Band, it seems like The Beatles are taking over the world (again!). Recently, The Village Voice did a slideshow on what other games the band could get involved in. This one actually centers around the story of the Fab Four’s actual fallout.
On second thought, maybe not. To see the other game suggestions, visit The Village Voice website.
This Vault Boy costume comes from Molly B, who wore it at Otakon 2009 earlier this month in Baltimore. In her email, she mentions that she ran into other Fallout fans at the show, including a few Vault Dwellers and a friendly Talon Company Merc.