Back in November, I received an email from Sgt. Francis Horton, who is currently serving as an Army journalist in Iraq. Over the past couple of months, I’ve exchanged a few emails from him, and this week he sent along some great pictures he took with his Fallout 3 lunchbox and bobblehead.
Really nice pics. See the rest after the break.
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Matt Killmon, our video producer, sent me this pic from one of his friends, Specialist Harry McNally. Currently on active duty in Iraq, he’s in D Company, 2nd Battalion of the 198th Combined Arms.
The picture above is from his gun turret. Nice decoration, don’t you think?
Within our forums and in emails, we’ve seen numerous requests that we create Fallout 3 items to Xbox LIVE’s Avatar Marketplace. On Thursday, November 26th, we’ll be releasing the items shown above:
As noted above, all items can be purchased for male and female avatars, with the exception of the Vault Boy Suite (male only). Click the links to purchase them via Xbox.com.
*Updated: As it turns out, we goofed on the price of the Vault Boy Head. This avatar item runs for 160 MS points (we previously posted that it would go for 80 MS Points). Sorry for the confusion.
During my trip at PAX, I made a conscious effort to take a picture of anyone I found wearing a Vault Suit — highlighted by the little one shown above. I also stumbled upon a group of Raiders, but unfortunately I wasn’t carrying my camera at the time.
Hit the jump to check out more Vault Dwellers from the show…
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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.
If you’ve got a cool costume to share — whether it’s from Otakon, Comic- Con, or Khaaan-i-Con — be like be like Molly and shoot us an email.
Looking to add some Fallout 3 decor to your gaming room? Gamer Graffix has new skins and wall graphics to make the room more “Game Shui.”
If you’ve got an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, they’ve got Brotherhood of Steel skins for your console. If you’re looking for something to put on your wall, they’ve got a Wall Graffix collection featuring the Brotherhood of Steel, Vault Boy, and a Fallout 3 logo. If you want to go all out, they even have a massive 33 x 60 Brotherhood of Steel Wall Graffix that’s 5-feet tall (shown above)
For more details on these, head to Gamer Graffix.
Within our forums last week, forum member T-Ro (aka Tony D), shared some photos from his Vault Boy’s recent trip to Washington. Above you can see him researching Project Purity.
I challenge you to visit this Flickr page and not smile.
Last summer, we shared a papercraft version of our Vault Boy bobblehead that was downloadable at GamesRadar. If you enjoyed putting that together, folks at the office pointed me towards a few more papercraft projects.
At Action Papercrafts, there’s a more complex version of the Charisma Bobblehead — which you can download here. Meanwhile, if you believe in the Power of Atom, Chamoo232′s Papercraft Archive has a papercraft version of Megaton’s nuke.
If you give either of these a try, you’ll have to let me know how it goes. I’m afraid arts and crafts aren’t my specialty. I think the best compliment I ever received was, “Oh, good try.”
Greetings from Las Vegas! Before heading off to PAX, I’m here at the Game Crazy 2008 National Sales Conference at Mandalay Bay. I always get a kick out of conventions in this town because you get a mix of different crowds from different industries all in Sin City for their respective jobs. Last time I was here it was all about weddings and crazy outfits for pets. This time I’m seeing a good mix of gamers, golfers, and ummm…adult entertainers.
Anyways, I’m here showing the game to managers from all the different Game Crazy stores. So far, it’s been fun to see how enthusiastic and excited they are about the game. It’s starting to hit me how how close we are to releasing the game. Exciting times.
Speaking of Game Crazy, I thought I’d share this pic of the Vault Boy keychain that you can get when you pre-order the game. It’s an in-store promotion, and you’ll get the keychain when you pick up the game.
Today we posted the first Penny Arcade Fallout comic that begins an original series/story that Tycho and Gabe did for us. When we first approached the guys about doing this, years ago at this point, we really wanted to do something where they just kind of ran with it. Let them come up with their own ideas, whether it was a bunch of standalone strips, or one that worked all together, or whatever. We really didn’t care whether it had anything to do with Fallout 3, or its locations or characters, we just wanted to see what would happen when Penny Arcade did Fallout.
So we went back and forth with them providing what info and assets we could, and Tycho and Emil would trade emails about different ideas of things they had come up with. They picked at some different ideas, but it wasn’t until I had a chance to go show them the game many months ago that it really clicked for them, I think. And they came up with this idea of telling their only story of one of the other Vaults. And it was one of those great things where we started getting strips over in bunches and it went from start to finish in a hurry.
We’ll be releasing a new strip every Wednesday for the next couple of months. We hope you enjoy them!