Xbox’s Major Nelson announced today that Fallout 3 is now available for download on Xbox LIVE’s Games on Demand Service in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
For more details, head to the Major’s blog.
As many TV seasons wind down for the year (or for good…farewell Lost and 24), I thought I’d ask folks what they’re watching (or planning to watch) these days — whether it’s on their TV, at the theaters, on their PC, or for some, even on their iPad.
Here’s some of our current favorites…
Dennis Mejillones: Watching Clash of the Titans remake, Lost cuz it’s the greatest show ever, and Ponyo.. oh yeah and of course South Park
Jonah Lobe: Watching “Lost,” “The Pacific,” “Life,” John Carpenter’s “The Thing.”
Ryan Lea: Chuck, Community, and Castle.
Rob Havlovick: Ready to follow Lost through to the bitter end, ready to laugh at 30 Rock, and ready for action in The Pacific.
Matt Ponton: Most likely doing a Rocky 1 â€“ 6 marathon. Yes, including the fifth *shudder* one.
Craig Lafferty: Clash of the Titans, Justified, anything I can watch on the iPad.
Steve Perkins: LOST, Fantastic Mr. Fox and How to Train Your Dragon with the little ones, and Spartacus (definitely not with the little one!).
Recently Robin Scott (aka DarkOne), the site admin for TES Nexus and Fallout 3 Nexus, let us know that both sites have received an overhaul. If you head over to either, you’ll notice the front page now is easier to navigate — with helpful links to image galleries, files of the month, forums, hot files, and more. While browsing Fallout 3 Nexus front page, I came across this cool mod, My Mansion Player Home (shown above), by Ez0n3.
Both sites continue to grow in popularity. Robin also informed us that TES Nexus recently added its 20,000th file, while Fallout 3 Nexus is catching up with 8,700 files.
Congrats on the milestones and the new look!
APY at Planet Elder Scrolls has announced the latest Hall of Fame mods. Get these installed…stat!
No joke, we’ve got plenty of new coverage to share — including a number of new interviews on Hunted: The Demon’s Forge.
“For a game that’s coming near the end of this year, Hunted already looks very polished, with great animations, solid fighting situations, and interesting tactics as the two fighters take advantage of their strengths and minimize their weaknesses.”
For more news, hit the jump below.
The Escapist’s March Mayhem developer showdown has seen its original bracket of 64 seeded studios whittled to a mere 8 devs.
After knocking out Capcom in the last round, Bethesda is now up against top-seeded Valve Software, in a Softworks vs. Software classic. Head over to the full bracket to vote on the remaining matchups.
The internet asked me to pass along this information on our games. I’m happy to comply.
GamePro has a new interview with Brink’s Game Director Paul Wedgwood. It’s a good read with information about Splash Damage and their work on Brink. Here’s a snippet:
GamePro: How has the group’s history helped in the creation and building of a new IP?
Paul Wedgwood: The idea of setting a game inside a floating arcology was actually one of the first things I wanted to do even before we founded Splash Damage, but the technology to really pull that off wasn’t available at the time. When we were close to finishing up Enemy Territory: Quake Wars in 2007 and starting to think about our next game, that idea immediately popped back into my head, and I worked with Ed Stern, now our Lead Writer, to come up with a compelling narrative for it.
The second round of The Escapist’s 2010 March Mayhem: Developer’s Showdown has commenced. After beating out Twisted Pixel, Bethesda now faces PopCap, makers of some of the office’s favorite casual titles like Zuma, Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants vs. Zombies.
Elsewhere in the tournament, Obsidian Entertainment — the guys working on Fallout: New Vegas — are currently battling it out with Capcom. In the event they can pull it out, they’d face Bethesda in the Sweet 16.
Head to The Escapist forums to check out all the matchups and vote for your favorite developers.
It’s been a busy week here at Bethesda. While we’re not following March Madness — both the basketball and The Escapist’s Developer Showdown — we’re announcing new games.
As you may be aware, we unveiled Hunted: The Demon’s Forge on Monday. A modern take on the classic dungeon-diving fantasy genre, Hunted is in development at inXile Entertainment, a studio founded and run by none other than industry veteran Brian Fargo.
The press certainly enjoyed their first glimpse. GameDaily described the game as “an old school concept combined with modern graphics,” saying Hunted “could be one of the year’s most exciting games.” Eurogamer called it “foreboding, atmospheric, detailed” in their detailed preview, while Game Informer gushed that it “looks fantastic.”
What do you guys think? Hearing good things? Let us know in the comments.