Smothered, Scattered, and Covered

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So PC Gamer UK has unveiled their cover story on Fallout 3, which should be out now pretty much everywhere you would normally find it. Editor-in-chief Ross Atherton himself came out to see the game and write the article, and I think you’ll find it’s a pretty informative look at what we’re doing. Clearly Ross liked the game…a lot…so it’s hard for us not to be enthusiastic about the story.

And if you’re not able to get your hands on the Game Informer story, nor the PC Gamer UK issue, fear not, for there are plenty of other features coming out in the weeks in countries around the world. A short list of mags we’re allowed to talk about includes:

  • Level – Czech Republic
  • Pelaaja – Finland
  • PC Jeux – France
  • PC Action – Germany
  • PC Guru – Hungary
  • Giochi per il mio computer- Italy
  • 360 Gamer – UK

I’ll update the list with all of the other countries as soon as I get the ok from the various magazines.

Eurogamer Interviews Fallout 3 Team Members

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Coverage from our Fallout 3 media event continues to roll out this month. A day or two ago I noticed that the guys over at Eurogamer posted their interview with lead producer, Gavin Carter, and lead designer, Emil Pagliarulo, about working on the development of Fallout 3. Within the interview, the guys sound off on inspirations for creating Fallout 3, past experiences in working on games, and the moral issues that arise in playing Fallout 3.

Here’s a sample of the interview…

Eurogamer: With a background developing the Elder Scrolls games, but taking on an Interplay title, which legacy do you think Fallout 3 follows?

Emil Pagliarulo: Me personally, I really feel like we’re making a game in the legacy of the Fallout games. It’s so different than working with the Elder Scrolls stuff. It’s first-person, and that’s it. Actually it’s interesting for me – it harkens back for me to some of the most enjoyable first-person games I’ve ever played, the Terminator games Bethesda made. Fallout 3 is Bethesda’s triumphant return to gunplay games, after swords and sorcery for so long. For me it’s about bringing back /that/ legacy.

Gavin Carter: I feel like when people see it’s first-person they’re going to say, “Oh, there’s Oblivion. It’s Oblivion with guns.” But honestly there’s not a single thing we didn’t look at and think, how are we going to do this for Fallout? We stripped out our entire character system. It’s all Fallout now, with specials and experience, it’s not skill based. The whole questing system is Fallout. There are different paths to all the quests, you can lock yourself out of quests. It’s not like Oblivion where you can say, “I’ve just started in the Fighter’s Guild, but I’m the Grey Fox.” There’s nothing in the game that we haven’t looked at as its own thing.

More News on Fallout 3

Kotaku has posted a list of facts that Michael Fahey gleaned from the Q&A session and from the demo that weren’t included in his original writeup. And if you missed any of his other posts about the Fallout event, Kotaku has summed them all up here.

RPG Vault’s Richard Aihoshi shares his positive reactions after seeing the game at our event.

“Scooter” Nguyen has a four page preview for Gamespy that touches on most of the areas shown within the demonstration for the game.

Our German readers may be interested to know there’s a brief teaser article up at PC Action related to their upcoming cover story.

After a brief false start, Game Revolution has posted their thoughts on the Fallout 3 demo.

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