Around the Web: “Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi” image of Todd edition


Here’s the latest Fallout/Elder Scrolls coverage from across the web.

We’ll begin at 1Up, where they have a feature titled “Three Wishes,” in which developers from around the industry share their wishes for the future of gaming. Amongst those asked to rub the magic lamp, Todd shares his utopian wish for “a standard platform across all consoles and PCs for games.” Sounds nice.

To read Todd’s wish, as well as the wishes of others (including Gas Powered Games’ Chris Taylor and Sims/Spore extraordinaire Will Wright), head here.

Over at Visual Crack, one of the site’s contributers, Mac, kicks off his series of his “Most Anticipated Games of 2008” with a post about Fallout 3. Here’s a snippet:

“The beloved character Dogmeat is also making an appearance. What’s so cool about that? Well, apparently you can tell Dogmeat to go find stuff you need and he’ll go find it. But, he doesn’t just disappear off-screen for a couple of seconds, then magically reappear with what you asked for. He could be gone for hours looking for the item you requested. It will definitely add an element of realism to the game. Let’s face it, when was the last time you looked for something that wasn’t readily available and found it right away?”

There’s some new international coverage to check out as well. In the Netherlands, Inside Gamer shares their latest impressions after seeing the game. Meanwhile in Poland, you can check out a new preview in the latest issue of CD-Action.

Finally, at, I spotted a feature titled “The Forgotten PC Games: Role-Playing Gems.” Within their list, they included both Fallout 2 and Morrowind. Here’s a sample of their discussion of Morrowind:

“What sets Morrowind apart from many of the other RPGs out there is the history and lore of the land and its denizens. Cleverly revealed through books and NPC conversation, Morrowind really feels like a living, breathing world with a very rich history and unique culture. Some books are even written in a series and have a long over-arching storyline. Oftentimes I would find myself spending a lot of time reading the books rather than go out and kill stuff, it was all pretty engaging.”

I don’t know if I’d say these games are forgotten, but it’s an interesting piece anyway. Check it out here.

Reader Comments

  1. That actually is a pretty good picture of Todd. He looks like a songwriter to me.

    I also agree with the comments on Morrowind. “Forgotten PC-Games”, seems more like “Pc-Games that will never be forgotten”.
    I like that Morrowind is being put in that category, it deserves it.

  2. Agreed with Chris Taylor we are definitely spoiled by technology for the past decade and a half. Hardly any games have really tooken full advantage of the hardware and software that is currently available. They are always pushing it for the up and coming new tech. I remember a few pc systems that were hot stuff but the games jumped right over them and onto a next generation top of the line Pc. So from a 486/DX33 we jumped to Pentium class overnight without making full use of the power of the previous machines except for a few companies like Bethesda and Id etc.

    Todd Howard is epic in keeping it simple like a paper clip shot at a space battleship and obliterating it utterly. Saying dvds are viewable on computers,television,ones car etc and why not games too is genius of a futuristic mind.