Around the web…

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Here’s a quick look at some new coverage from our press event, as well as some other bits from around the web…

As reported on Kotaku, the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records Gamer’s Edition features a list of the Top 50 video game series as voted by the gaming public. The list includes both Fallout (#13) and The Elder Scrolls (#29) on their list. You can order the book at Amazon.com here.

PSX Extreme has their Gamer’s Day preview for RAGE up — here’s a snippet from

“When you step back and view it all as one project, Rage really looks very, very promising, and we should also mention that those who have seen it in action say it looks gorgeous. Lastly, the game has finally reached the point where it evidently runs just as well on the PS3 as it does on the 360 and PC…”

In other RAGE-related news, Chris Faylor at Shacknews talked with team members at id Software about cutscenes and the opening for RAGE, working with ZeniMax, the game’s post-apocalyptic setting, and more.

Meanwhile, new coverage for Fallout: New Vegas is up at IGN and MTV Multiplayer. The former shares five reasons to be excited about the game, while the latter features new tidbits revealed by Josh Sawyer.

Out of our European press event, we’ve got a pair of new Brink interviews for you to read. Games On Net chats with Senior Game Designer Ed Stern, while Paul Wedgwood is featured in an exclusive interview up at NowGamer. Additionally, you can read Inc Gamer’s preview here.

Rounding things out, Digitial Spy reveals that Rubi Malone was considered the Most Fanciable Female character in gaming — based on a survey My Voucher Codes. If you’re wondering why Raul the Ghoul from Fallout: New Vegas didn’t make the cut for the Most Fanciable Male character, it’s worth noting that only characters from released games were included.

WET nominated for WGA

We’re pleased to share news that WET received a nomination from the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) for this year’s Videogame Writing Award. Written by Duppy Demetrius (featured in the video above), the game joins Modern Warfare 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Assassin’s Creed 2, and Uncharted 2. WET also joins Fallout 3 as the second Bethesda Softworks title to receive a WGA nomination.

This year’s winner will be announced at the 2010 Writers Guild Awards on February 20. For more information on the awards, visit the WGA’s website.

Congratulations again to Duppy and the team at A2M for the nomination.

Weekend Update: Snowed in edition

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Bust out the sleds and snow tires! The Capital Wasteland is under a snow advisory, so I thought I’d warm up and share some of the latest news around the web (and in print).

Last month we let you know Australia kicked off voting for their 1st Annual Golden Joystick Awards. The results are in — with Fallout 3 winning Xbox 360 Game of the Year. Meanwhile, you can pick your favorite games in Gamespot’s Best Games of 2009 Reader’s Choice Awards. The Gamespot staff has nominated WET for Best Original Music and Fallout 3 for Best Downloadable Content/Expansion.

In addition to handing out awards, the end of the year is always a good time to look ahead. Kotaku has a photo tour of 40 titles they’re looking forward to on Xbox 360 next year — a list that includes both Brink and Fallout: New Vegas. As we have more details on both games, we’ll let you know.

Finally in print, the January 2010 issue of OXM has a feature titled “How The World Ends.” The article is a bit an “apocalypse how?” — discussing games that tackle possible ways Earth could reach its demise (and the possibility of that actually happening). Among the grim futures they discuss are atomic warfare (Fallout 3), Meteor Impact (RAGE), and the inconvenient possibility of global warming (Brink). Look for the issue on newsstands to find out more.

That’s it for now — time to build a snowman.

Around the web

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Before heading out for vacation, I thought I’d squeeze in another “around the web.”

We’ll begin with news on Brink. Splash Damage Senior Game Designer Ed Stern recently discussed Brink in a new interview at Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Here’s a snippet…

RPS: The game is quite bright and exaggerated, however. Colourful, even. It’s going against a trend for photorealism, isn’t it?

Stern: I think we’ll see more of this stuff. Look at TF2 or Borderlands, they have unrealistic characters too. And look at all three next to each other, take a screenshot from each of them and none of them look alike.

Brink is also included in a new list of the Top 10 original video games of 2010. You’ll also find that RAGE made the list at #4. For more on RAGE, check PC Zone’s preview that’s currently up at GamesRadar.

In Fallout news, there’s new DLC reviews up. Here’s a snippet from a new review for Point Lookout at GamingBolt

“With Point Lookout, Bethesda has given a near-perfect reminder of why we love Fallout 3 so much.  This game is simply a joy to play.  A dirty, morally questionable joy – but a joy nonetheless.  If you’re looking for a chance to jump back into the world of Fallout 3, Point Lookout is a great place to start.”

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Fallout 3 DLC, WET nominated at the VGAs

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Today Spike TV announced the nominees for the Video Game Awards 2009 (better known as the VGAs). Among this year’s nominees, Fallout 3 received two nominations in the Best DLC category — for both Point Lookout and Broken Steel. Additionally, Eliza Dushku was nominated in the Best Performance by a Female Lead category for her role as Rubi Malone in WET.

Be sure to check out all of this year’s nominees and vote for your favorites on Spike’s website.

Check out Brink at the Eurogamer Expo 2009

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For those in the UK, wanted to let you know about the Eurogamer Expo 2009. Taking place on October 27/28 in Leeds and October 30/31 in London, folks will be able check out Rogue Warrior, WET, Wheelspin, and Medieval Games at our booth.

Additionally, on each day (and at both locations), you’ll be able to check out Paul Wedgwood’s presentation of Brink. Paul will be showing the game at 1:30 p.m. each day.

Word on the street is that both locations will be selling out soon – so purchase your tickets now if you’re planning on attending.

New WET walkthrough and interview

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Quick news roundup on WET….

Bitmob has a new interview up with Creative Director Patrick Fortier discussing WET’s Bad-Ass Influences. Here’s an excerpt:

The Story: “The storyline is more of a ’70s-flavored affair inspired by the Charles Bronson movies of the same era — Death Wish, The Mechanic, etc. — with elements of betrayal and revenge.”

Elsewhere, IGN has fleshed out their walkthrough for the game. If you’re finding yourself stuck in the game, bookmark this page.

Gypsy Pistoleros rock with Rubi

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Attention WET fans, music lovers, and residents of the UK…

Yesterday, Gypsy Pistoleros announced that WET will be the sole sponsor of their 2009 October U.K Tour. If you’ve played the game, you’re probably already aware that they contributed tracks to the game’s soundtrack.

The band’s 2009 October tour supports their new album due out in the U.K. on October 12th on Bad Reputation Records. A double album release, available through Chavis Records, will be out on November 30th in North America and Asia.

Gypsy Pistoleros has played with all the great glam rock icons including Poison, L.A Guns, Vince Neil, Faster Pussycat, Twisted Sister, Ratt, Skid Row, Tesla, Dokken, Warrant and can be seen at the following locations on the following dates:

  • 3rd October at Gasworks in Bradford*
  • 11thOctober at JB’s in Dudley*
  • 12th October at The Salutation in Nottingham*
  • 14th October at Rockers in Glasgow**
  • 15th October at Marrs Bar inWorcester*
  • 17th October at Legends in Newcastle*
  • 18th October at London Underworld (+ Bai Bang)*
  • 21stOctober at TJ’s in Newport*
  • 23rd October at Perfect 5th in Taunton*
  • 28th October at The Palladium Bideford North Devon*
  • 30th October at Mama Stone’s in Exeter*

*Livin in a Valvestate and MAEVEN

**Livin in a Valvestate & Wasted Angels!

For more information on the band please visit: www.myspace.com/gypsypistoleros.