Fallout 3 News update


Happy Wednesday everyone (aka Cookie Day at the office)! Here’s some new Fallout 3 coverage for you to check out.

In yesterday’s USA Today, there’s a story on new downloadable games/content. Within the article, there’s a mention of Fallout 3’s second DLC, The Pitt. The Pitt will hit Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows this March.

Still haven’t downloaded Operation: Anchorage? Today, The Escapist put up their Fallout 3 Challenge, where you’ll have a chance to win a download code for either Xbox 360 or Games for Windows. To win, you’ll need to correctly answer 10 Fallout 3 trivia questions. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that anyone that frequents Bethesda Blog will have no trouble answering the questions. Keep in mind the challenge is a one day affair, and winners will be selected at random from those that correctly answer the questions. For more details, head to The Escapist.

Moving along, on the homepage for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), there’s a 10-question interview with Todd. Here’s an excerpt:

Q: What’s your favorite part of game development?
A: It’s the small victories, when the game is really working, you’re playing it and you see an opportunity to make something more fun, by either removing something, adding something, or tweaking a game balance number. I think it’s easy to dream big, but the fine details are where it happens. Using what’s at your disposal to squeeze out even more fun is very rewarding.

In case you missed it, Fallout 3 is nominated for eight AIAS awards at the 2009 D.I.C.E Summit in Las Vegas. Additionally, Todd will be a speaker at D.I.C.E.

Elsewhere, Gamespot has revealed the winners of their Readers’ Choice Awards. Fans selected Fallout 3 in four categories: Best Atmosphere, Best RPG, Best Xbox 360 Game, and Best PC Game. Thank you fans for voting — we’re honored.

Rounding things up, those playing Fallout 3 on PC with an Nvidia card may want to update to a new driver that was released yesterday. According to their site, the driver can boost performance by “up to 8% in Fallout 3 at high resolution and AA.” If you know what that means, you’ll probably want to check it out — keep in mind though, the driver is still in beta.

Reader Comments

  1. Dear Bethesda, can you please give an estimate of the date you hope to have the freezing problems fixed? I’m not playing Fallout 3 right now and not buying the DLC because of the freezing problems.

    I was playing the game on a console because I wanted no problems like having to install new drivers or problems with the operating system that prevent the game from functioning. The freezing and other problems remind me of the pc days with the difference that you have to wait longer for patches and can’t tweak anything yourself.

    This is not meant as a rant. I am just really looking forward to the game and all the DLC and want to plan some free time to play it. I’m a Bethesda fan since Morrowind. I love that game and Oblivion too! And I love Fallout from what I’ve seen from it so far!

  2. I would like to say I have enjoyed playing Fallout 3 on the PS3.Though I do really hope that you will give PS3 owners the same DLc that Everyone else is being allowed to have.It is only fair you did make the game for all to enjoy.I would hope the content will come soon that is the right thing to do.

  3. Please allow PS3 owners the ability to have fallout 3 DLC.Soon,we enjoy the game as much as other system owners. This is only the fair and just thing to do.