What we’re watching

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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 – 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!).

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New Look Nexus

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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!

Planet Elder Scrolls Hall of Fame — March Entries

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APY at Planet Elder Scrolls has announced the latest Hall of Fame mods. Get these installed…stat!

Oblivion Mods

  • First Person Sitting Perspective Fix by Kirel: Now when you sit down in first-person mode, the camera will follow your movement.
  • Dark Green Glass Armor by Ohanzee: This mod gives a new look to glass armor — featuring a dark green tint.
  • Hoarfrost Castle by Antistar: A new castle mod (pictured above) that features an outstanding view over the Great Forest, the Heartlands, and the Nibenay basin: from Bruma, to Chorrol – to the Imperial City.

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Around the Web: Hunted interviews edition (Updated)

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No joke, we’ve got plenty of new coverage to share — including a number of new interviews on Hunted: The Demon’s Forge.

We’ll start at Gamerzines. They have a two part interview (1, 2) with Brian Fargo that’s worth checking out. You can also read their preview on the game by downloading PS3Zine #37.

You can find more Brian Fargo interviews at X360 Achievements and GameReactor. Additionally, new previews for the game are up at Atomic Gamer and Gaming Angels. Here’s an excerpt from the former:

“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.

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Around the web

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The internet asked me to pass along this information on our games. I’m happy to comply.

GameStop.com is currently running their GameDays10 promotion, and one of their deals is that you can pick up Fallout 3 (PS3, 360) for a low price of $19.99. Head here for more details.

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.

For more on Brink check out new interviews with Creative Director Richard Ham and NowGamer and IncGamers.

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Round 2…VOTE!

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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.

Around the web: Are you ready to get Hunted? (The video game)

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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.

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Inside the Vault: Feargus Urquhart

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This week we open the Vault to our friends at Obsidian Entertainment, who as you know are hard at work on Fallout: New Vegas. Up first, we’ve got their fearless leader, CEO Feargus Urquhart.

Has anyone ever pronounced your name correctly?

Not very often, but it does happen and it still surprises me. In school, it was always entertaining when we had a substitute teacher. They would go through the list of students and then there would be a pause. The whole class would look at me with a grin, and I would just say “Here.” That was then immediately followed by the question of my name’s nationality which is Scottish. Urquhart castle is on Loch Ness…Yep, the one with the monster.

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