Around the web: Be like Pete edition


Happy Monday! Here’s a few that you might want to check out.

After sharing a handful of updates on Fallout 3 a few weeks back, TGR has a new interview with Pete Hines up on their site. You’re not going to find any new insight on Fallout 3, but if you’re curious about the ins and outs of Pete’s job, you might want to give it a read. Here’s an excerpt:

THE GAME REVIEWS: Those are very rare talents. What would you suggest to somebody who is looking to get into the industry either in PR or marketing?

PETE: I think the biggest thing is to know how the system works, and get games. When I am looking through resumes or applications, I look at where they went to school and job experience. I interview many folks who are interested in doing this, and they don’t seem to know much about games. If you really want to do this for a living, then it better be something that you enjoy and take seriously on some level so that you can participate, have knowledge and make an effort at it. If you are going to talk to me, you better know what we publish, what we make and have made an effort to play those or have an understanding of them.

If you’re dying for more insight on getting a career in gaming related to marketing/PR, check out this blog post from Pete.

Speaking of Pete, Norwegian site Gamer.No has a new preview of Fallout 3 following their meeting with him at Ubidays. To check it out, click here.

Lastly, over at Gameplayer, Dylan Burns has put up a piece comparing Oblivion and Fallout 3. Over six pages, he details some areas he’d like to see us improve upon — moving from Oblivion to Fallout 3. It’s fair to say that our team strives to make improvements from one game to the next (including some areas Dylan touches on), so it’ll be interesting to see what he thinks of Fallout 3 when it’s released.

Reader Comments

  1. There’s something wrong with that GOAT poster. Lynda Carter at the top of the hot-o-meter I can objectively understand – but why is Todd at the bottom? Something seriously wrong there …

  2. Ooo and look at that mischivious smile on Mr.Pete Hines face as if gleefully thinking “Gee! I always wanted a job as a Game Producer. Stomp him Fallout Boy! STOMP HIM!” 😀

  3. The Game Reviews
    “Hi, this is a review of Pete Hines’job”
    For a moment I thought it would be about the game? Crazy thought ha?

  4. @ Ralph: well, in the context of the very clear description that the interview is about Pete’s job, then yeah, it is a crazy thought. 😉

    @ Hellbishop, you’re right – it is such a happy little smile, he obviously enjoys being Pete very much. But then again, he does have a stomping goat, pointing-Todd and Lynda Carter in his hands …