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Here’s the latest Fallout 3 coverage from around the internet.

Since our last update, Gus Mastrapa of Crispy Gamer has completed his hands-on preview trilogy. Click here for the cliffhanger, and here for his celebration with the Ewoks.

Also coming out of Pete’s trip out to San Fran — there’s a new preview from GamesRadar, as well as a new interview at GameRevolution. Here’s a snippet from the latter:

GameRevolution: Can you talk a little about the work and prep that went into rendering believable post-apocalyptic environs based in and near Washington, D.C?

Pete Hines: A lot of research went into figuring out what buildings in DC would have existed in the Fallout universe, since that world splits off from the world we know after WWII. So you’ll see landmarks you may recognize, and a number of things you won’t because they’re unique to the Fallout world. Our artists spent a lot of time figuring out how to incorporate the design influences of that period with the buildings they created so that it feels both familiar and slightly “off” at the same time.

To read the rest of Pete’s interview at GameRevolution, head here.

Reader Comments

  1. As I’ve stated in previous posts, I’ve had a huge respect for Bethesda after announcing Oblivion on the PS3 and it is a fantastic game. Sets a standard for RPG’s (well, first person anyway) in my opinion.

    But I would like to know why I should continue to support Bethesda on the PS3 when you’ve short changed us on Oblivion, you’ve already secured exclusive content for the 360 and haven’t given us hopeful words for the inclusion of Trophies (a Sony standard which takes a handful of devs, half a day to implement, according to them) ?

    When companies, like Bethesda, bang on the drum about how they want the Oblivion/Fallout/whatever game experience to be equal across all platforms, it seems very shady, and rather insulting, that you then secure exclusive rights for any part of the game.

    I don’t have a 360, I don’t have a high end PC, but even if I did, I don’t run Windows, so I’m SOL on that front… instead, I have the PS3 with a Mac and a PC running Linux. Why do you insist on alienating this user base ? Why do you even bother to “port” your games in the first place ? If I can’t have the entire experience, I’d rather not have it at all.

    I wouldn’t buy a burger from a fast food joint if they don’t give me tomato but give it to the next guy because he’s wearing “the right” baseball cap. I wouldn’t go to see a movie where I can only see half of it because I chose to drive in a Cavalier instead of a Sunfire. Why would I buy your game if the experience is different because I chose a different “next-gen” console ? Why am I only getting 80% of the entire experience when I chose to buy a Playstation 3 instead of a 360 ? Is our console or our money not good enough for you ?
    I would like to see somebody, anybody, respond to these questions ?

    I love Bethesda’s work (Oblivion at the very least) and it saddens me to be forced to not support you at all.


  2. I was just wandering why you guys have three links to GR? one wasn’t enough 🙂

    It probably wouldn’t hurt there profit margin if you didn’t but the game. sorry that trophies and DLC mean so much to you though.

  3. @ZiGZ

    haha I saw that too…


    *sigh* Here we go again…let me get this straight. Because Bethesda promises “downloadable content” for the xbox360, you feel cheated?

    Fallout 3 is coming out for the PS3, and is an awesome, perfectly equal version of the game that is coming out for PC and X360. And because Bethesda secures downloadable content that is an ADDITION to the main game only for X360, you refuse to support them?

    Your not going to buy Fallout 3, and rob yourself of the experience because your a 4 year old kid, who is throwing a temper tantrum because your mom bought your sister a loli-pop and not you after your $100 steak dinner at one of the finest restaurants in town?

    Ha, I laugh…all the way to my Xbox360 which will soon be loaded with sweet, downloadable Fallout 3 goodness…

  4. I’m angry over this too but you’re wasting your time TristanMike – Bethesda has proven time and again that they don’t care for the PS3. Sure love our money though, don’t they.. So, do what I plan on doing?

    I’m going to wait a week or two after ‘Fallout 3’ has released, then I’m going to walk into Gamestop and pick it up USED. Bethesda has decided to give me the middle finger, so right back at them. Gamestop gets my money instead.

  5. The links in this entry all lead to the same site. Fix please?

    @Tristan Mike
    You’re not being short changed at all. You act as if Bethesda is taking away part of your game and conveniently forgetting what they ARE giving you; Fallout 3. A game that is bound to be larger than any other game you could by today, even without DLC.

    Its not Bethesda who is short changing you; its everyone else.

  6. Bethesda: Is it true that you’re not releasing a construction set for Fallout 3? Seriously?

    @ Tristan Mike

    Mike, you should be pissed at microsoft and sony, not Bethesda.

    “But I would like to know why I should continue to support Bethesda on the PS3 when you’ve short changed us on Oblivion, you’ve already secured exclusive content for the 360 and haven’t given us hopeful words for the inclusion of Trophies (a Sony standard which takes a handful of devs, half a day to implement, according to them) ?”

    Sony has lost lots of exclusives and support over the past year. Expect the trend to continue.

  7. @Z. Daniel Phoenix
    Bethesda said that they will not release a CS for Fallout 3 at launch, but they did not say that they will not make one.

  8. Give the ps3 version DLC! if you guys made a deal with microsoft why cant it just be time exclusive? like the 360 and pc gets DLC and then some months later the ps3 version gets the same DLC?

  9. It’s nice to see that some people can respond responsibly and not resort to verbal abuse.

    The point is that companies, like Bethesda, pound the ground with statements like, “We want the experience to be equal across all platforms,” or, “In this day and age, with development costs so high, we can not afford to be exclusive,” yadda, yadda, yadda. Then, they turn around and “exclusify” their games in a majority of ways.

    Why bother lie in the first place ?

    The truth of the matter is that every stitch of material that goes into the game encompasses the entire experience. When I play games like Oblivion or Fallout (most RPG’s), I want to explore every last section the game has to offer. I want to experience every idea the creators throw into it. If after the release the creators think, “Hey, we should add this,” I want in on it too. I don’t want pieces, no matter how trivial, to be left out because of the machine I choose to play it on. I’ve sunk over 400 hours into Oblivion and still have the entire main quest to do, a few more side quests in both Cyrodiil and Shivering Isles, not to mention the many caves I have yet to explore. I’m saddened that I can’t explore the Fighters Stronghold or the Mages’ Tower. Or that I can’t can’t wear the elusive Horse Armour. I can’t even obtain Mehrunes’ Razor.

    And don’t think that I don’t have the same venom for Sony, Microsoft, and to a much lesser extent, Nintendo (go figure :P) when they play these stupid games too. I’d like to see Sony loose all it’s third party exclusives. There’s nothing that can be done on the XBox that can’t be done on the PS3 and vice versa (despite what Sony claim). I think Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo should have their own exclusive games, but the time has come where third party exclusivity should be abolished.

    I’m sorry if you disagree with me, but I believe that the most important people in all of this are the gamers, and at the end of the day, gamers are the ones that suffer for all this “politicing,” despite a companies “big check.”

    @ zate, you seem to have an anger problem that you should address. I didn’t insult Bethesda, in fact, I praised their work. Nor did I insult you, so I see no reason for *your* tantrum and name calling. You are a prime example of what’s wrong with all this “exclusivity, console-war” non-sense.

    @ jihad on truth, I think that’s a great idea. Perhaps that’s the path I shall take.

    PS. Bethesda have said the world of Fallout 3 will be smaller than that of Oblivion…not that I want to argue semantics 😛

    PPS. If I really wanted, I could just steal it and play it on PC, have access to everything and laugh to the bank with the money I didn’t spend… but here I am, an honest person, who is more than willing to *PAY* for the content… guess that don’t amount to much in this world either. :/