Prepare for the morning

The best part of waking up… is Vault Boy in your cup!

A couple weeks back I caught this Kotaku post showcasing 3D Latte Art from Kazuki Yamamoto. Thoroughly impressed, I jokingly tweeted from @Fallout that we’d love to see a Vault Boy version.

Word must have gotten around as we’ve spotted a foam version of Vault Boy this week on Reddit, Twitter, and other social media sites.

Thanks Kazuki!

Introducing our ‘Vault Boy Tee of the Month’

Update: Less than 24 hours until this limited edition shirt is no longer for purchase.

Soon you’ll be able to go through life with a different (and hopefully clean) Vault Boy shirt for weeks on end. Today at store.bethsoft.com, we’ve officially kicked off our ‘Vault Boy Tee of the Month’  sale. As the name alludes to, we’ll be selling a different limited edition Vault Boy shirt each month.

Our first VBTotM shirt celebrates the Animal Friend perk which appeared in the original Fallout, Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas. Pre-sale has begun today and we’ll be taking orders until next Friday. After Friday, May 17th, they will no longer be available for purchase, ever!

Come back next month when we reveal the VBTotM shirt.

Order the ‘Animal Friend’ Perk Shirt

Pour out some flour for our Vault Boy cake

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I think we’ve all been here before. It’s been awhile since you’re birthday, and there’s still some cake left. Do you eat it, or do you just throw it away? We’ve got that feeling today, except it’s for a cake that’s been around for three years!

Back in June of 2007, when we invited press from our the world to see Fallout 3 at our offices, we had this awesome cake created by Charm City Cakes in Baltimore. Yup, that’s the same Charm City Cakes seen on the hit TV show Ace of Cakes.

But today we bid farewell to the Vault Boy cake. I feel like someone needs to put together a cake montage with “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” playing in the background, but this old photo from the original blog post will have to do.

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Goodbye cake. Miss you, I will.

Weekend Update

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Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Before heading out, I thought I’d share some previews, reviews, and more for our titles.

The latest edition of online magazine PCGZine features previews for Hunted, RAGE, Fallout: New Vegas and Brink. In addition to the previews, they also caught up with Brink’s Creative Director, Richard Ham, for a three-page interview.

For more with Richard Ham, head to Sarcastic Gamer. Here’s a quick look…

SG: I like Brink’s art style, it has a familiar look while still looking distinctive. What made you choose this art style?

Richard Ham: Olivier, our Art Director, had actually experimented with Hyperrealism (a modern art movement) in a title he’d previously worked on. His idea, when he started at Splash, was that since you’re so often shooting at guys from a distance, why not exaggerate features of the characters so they really “pop”.

Earlier this week we let you know that DOOM II is now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade. You can purchase the game for 800 Microsoft points, or download the demo for free. For more on the game, check out reviews at IGN and Game.Shard — as well as 10 minutes of gameplay footage at Eurogamer.

In Fallout: New Vegas news, Gamers’ Guide to Life has announced they’re taking your questions for an upcoming community interview. And if you’re wondering, we haven’t forgotten about the questions you’ve submitted to us… more on that in the coming weeks.

If you’re wondering where the above image of Vault Boy came from, it was created by CreativeRhino for Sony’s kart racer — ModNation Racers. See more of the cool characters created by community members at IGN.

Fallout in the Real World: Vault Pics

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Recently I received an email from Bethesda Blog reader Daniel Picard — who was given the unique opportunity to visit a local fallout bunker just outside of Ottawa, Canada. Being a fan of Fallout 3, he took some pictures with his Vault Boy Bobblehead and even added some HUD effects. At first glance, I actually thought I was looking at a screenshot.

To see more of Dan’s photo work, head to his blog. And if you have interesting photos, art, video, etc. to share, shoot us an email at bethblog@bethsoft.com.