“An RPG is about making choices, taking on the role of someone else and living out his or her life. Fallout 3 does a lot more than that. By recreating a post-apocalyptic Washington DC packed with mutants, armored warriors and ghouls, Bethesda has given folks a kick-ass sandbox in which to be a savior, an asshole or just someone who couldn’t give a damn. Blowing up or saving Megaton is just the beginning.”
Finally, the folks at Blast Magazine picked Fallout 3 as the Best Game at E3. Head here to view the rest of their awards .
Okay, so it’s not game related at all, but I’m pretty sure by the end of the weekend, at least half of the folks here will have gone to see the latest Batman flick, The Dark Knight. Like others here, I attended a sold-out midnight screening last night. Despite needing several cups of coffee this morning, it was well worth it.
Below are a couple references to guys going to see the movie, as well as the games we’ll be playing this weekend.
Sam Bernstein, QA Tester: Buying a DS! Huzzah! So I’ll be playing Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Fred Zeleny, the Dork Knight: Civ:Rev on DS, Fallout 3 on PC, and finding any excuse to go see The Dark Knight again and again and again.
Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: NCAA Football 2009, Boom Blox, GTA IV, the sleep game.
E3 2008 is in the books, but there’s still a steady stream of previews/videos/podcasts/etc. making their way online. Here’s the latest…
1Up had an opportunity to do a video interview with Todd for their podcast, the 1Up Show. The video begins with Resident Evil 5 coverage — with the Fallout 3 coverage starting a little after the 12-minute mark.
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!)
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:)
Shacknews also wrote up some comments on the game – looks like they’ll have more impressions coming in a future post.
1UP’s Garnett Lee, of the great 1Up Yours podcast, wrote up his impressions.
VentureBeat had a great interview with Todd Howard that I personally enjoyed reading. A nice discussion on franchises, in general.
After posting a new preview early Monday morning, IGN has updated E3 impressions here.
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.)