More footage of the demo from E3, courtesy Gamevideos.com
More links for everybody! Thank god for Google. Who has time to look this stuff up? Where the heck is Gstaff when you need him? Why am I doing this? After working a 10 hour day, I’m tired, whacked out on caffeine and Sour Patch Kids, and I’m liable to write all sorts of things about Fallout 3 that no one is supposed to know about like this.
Gaming Nexus has a post you MUST visit. They have pics of the life size Brotherhood of Steel statue along with a life size Fatman — both can be found at our booth at E3. It is one of the coolest things you’ll ever see, make sure you stop by if you happen to be in the LA Convention Center. Can’t make it? Well, above you’ll find an iPhone pic of Istvan Pely, the lead artist of Fallout 3, next to his creation when it was delivered to our offices last week, prior to heading out to sunny LA.
IGN posted another preview that talks a bit more about the game, and mentions something about being on track to ship this year (that’s when I did a spit take of the diet coke with lime I was casually sipping, and thought, Oh S***, and I got to stop reading about how much the Internet loves Fallout 3 and get back to work!)
Lastly, Entertainment Weekly’s (a magazine I read quite frequently, on a weekly basis, religiously, like every Saturday) Popwatch has a brief mention of Fallout 3.
Best part about Pete and Matt being away? Nobody to check my blog posts before they go live. Giddyup!
If you’re interesting in hearing the Oblivion Suite (and other famous videogame tunes) live in concert, tickets for Play! – A Video Game Symphony are still available for this Friday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. If that’s too far for you, keep in mind that Play! will tour to San Francisco as well next month.
Also, congrats to Andrew Scharf, who won the tickets donated by Play! for the show this week.
Craig Lafferty just sent me this preview from Games Radar’s Mikel Reparaz, titled 11 ways Fallout 3 will kick Oblivion’s ass. With a title like that, I think this preview deserves its own post.
Great article, Mikel, and by the way, my favorite way to start the game is to kill Megaton’s sheriff by sneaking up him while he is alone in his house, so I can get his outfit, including that awesome hat.
Hi all, we’re working hard at the studio so I only have a few minutes to write this up. Lots of great E3 impressions appearing at several media outlets, and Todd Howard has more hands on demos going on throughout the week.
I hope you guys are enjoying the first looks at Fallout 3. I know the development team is really excited that we’re finally showing off the game. Anyhoo, here are some links for your clicking pleasure. (By no means comprehensive:)
Finally, here is an interview with Todd on Gametrailers.com. If you look carefully, you can see Pete Hines walking around behind him. And the blond with the wine glass is Tracey, one of our PR folks. Hi Tracey! Oh yeah, if you stare long enough, you might be able to catch glimpses of Fallout itself. (Or you can come to my desk, I’ve got the game running at my desk pretty much all day long.)
At the end of the Fallout 3 Official Trailer, you’ll find the link: prepareforthefuture.com. It’s a introduction teaser at this point, but we’ve got lots of great content lined up. Stay tuned.
Hold onto your pants, kids! You can find the trailer at the official Fallout 3 website, complete with download mirrors. Download and watch the entire Fallout 3 Official Trailer — part of which was shown at the Microsoft press briefing earlier today.
Don’t forget that Todd Howard will be on G4′s Xplay E3 Special tonight, starting 7 PM, EST, with more gameplay from Fallout 3.
A short teaser to the Fallout 3 Official Trailer debuted on Gametrailers TV this weekend. We’re all big fans of Gametrailers TV. I prefer to watch it online in full HD glory since Spike doesn’t come in HD for me. Stay tuned, I got more blog posts for you today.
Can you believe it? We’re only a weekend away from E3! Todd’s got his “If Lost” sign ready, so I guess that means everything is a go for next week.
Before the madness begins, let’s take a look at the games we’ll be playing over the weekend.
Gary Noonan, Character Animator: Fallout3, Mass Effect.
Matt Spahlinger, QA Tester: Age of Conan, Baseball Mogul 2009, Championship Manager, Fallout 3
Craig Lafferty, Producer: Fallout 3, Civilization Revolution, Iphone games if my Ibrick ever starts working again.
We just put out a press release announcing ‘A Post-Apocalyptic Film Festival Presented by Fallout 3′ that we’ve put together in conjunction with The American Cinematheque and Geek Monthly. The festival is a two-day event taking place at the Aero Theatre in Los Angeles, and will feature the following post-apocalyptic favorites:
Friday, August 22nd (beginning at 7PM Pacific Time)
- Wizards — directed by Ralph Bakshi
- Damnation Alley — directed by Jack Smight
- A Boy and His Dog — directed by L.Q. Jones
Saturday, August 23rd (beginning again at 7PM PT)
- The Last Man on Earth — directed by Ubaldo Ragona
- The Omega Man — directed by Boris Sagal
- Twelve Monkeys — directed by Terry Gilliam
If you’re in the area and dig the genre, you’ll want to check it out. Tickets will be available on Fandango.com beginning July 25.