Last week, we shared Part 1 of Game Trailers “Music in Gaming” series — a round table discussion (without a table) that includes Fallout 3 composer Inon Zur discussing the growing impact music has in the videogame industry. Part 2 went up on their site yesterday, and this time around, Mr. Zur argues that music within videogames can be more engaging for the user than in other entertainment mediums, such as television and movies.
Part 3 of this series will be up next week, and we’ll let you know when it’s up.
Happy Friday to everyone! Here’s some of the latest Fallout 3 news.
A few weeks back, we let you know about â€˜A Post-Apocalyptic Film Festival Presented by Fallout 3â€² that’s taking place in LA on August 22 and 23. Since folks have asked about ordering tickets, I thought I’d point out that tickets for the festival can be purchased on Fandango. Click here for Friday’s showings, and here for Saturday.
It’s been a good week for new releases. On Tuesday, I discovered several guys downstairs playing Soul Calibur IV — less than an hour after the local GameStop first starting selling it. It’s safe to say the soul burns on. In addition to Namco’s latest fighter, a bunch of guys (myself included) are excited that Geometry Wars 2 (Xbox Live) and PixelJunk Eden (PlayStation Store) are finally here. After playing both for many hours this week, I highly recommend you try them out.
Below are the rest of the games (new and old) that we’re playing this weekend.
Megan Sawyer: Soul Calibur IV! This victory has strengthened the soul of…Megan!
Aaron Mitschelen, QA: Soul Calibur IV, LotRO, Soul Calibur IV, and some more Soul Calibur IV. MAAAYBE 1942 on Xbox Live Arcade.
Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Geometry Wars 2, the Puzzle Quest expansion, PixelJunk Eden.
Here’s some of the newest Fallout 3 coverage to check out.
We’ll start with interviews, since there are plenty of new ones to check out. As we speak, Pete is touring Europe (five countries in five days), so you can expect new coverage from there in the coming days/weeks. GenNext (Netherlands) already cranked out their preview, which includes an interview with Pete (above).
This afternoon the nominations for the Game Critics Awards’ “The Best Games of E3” were released — with Fallout 3 receiving nods in the Best of Show, Best Console Game, and Best Role Playing Game categories.
The nominations were determined by a panel judges from the various newspapers, magazines, television networks and blogs.
Winners for “The Best Games of E3″ will be announced on Tuesday, August 5. For more details on the awards, head here.
Here’s a couple videos I thought you might be interested in checking out on Game Trailers. Up first, Geoff Keighley moderates a round table discussion about Music in Gaming for their Bonus Round series. Here, Inon Zur, the composer of Fallout 3, discusses the impact of music in videogames with Steve Schnur of EA and and Charles Huang from Red Octane.
This is only part 1 of the discussion. We’ll let you know when the next segment goes live. For more more news from around the web, hit the jump below.
Here’s a few previews/interviews that have surfaced since Friday.
IGN has the demonstration Todd did for LiveWire w/ Jessica Chobot (above) available on their site. You can stream it above, or watch a higher resolution version here.
Speaking of Todd, there’s a couple other interviews you can check out. MTV Multiplayer’s Stephen Totilo spoke with him at E3, and there’s not one, but two interviews that went up on their blog this week. Meanwhile, the BBC put up an interview late last week.