Around the web — around the world edition


We’ve got coverage from QuakeCon, GamesCom, San Francisco, Atlantis. You name it, we got it…

Germany has become the center of the gaming world this week — as press and gamers alike flock to GamesCom in Cologne. Above is a picture of our booth — inspired by Brink’s Container City. Find more pictures at  Kotaku, as well as this Splash Damage-endorsed Flickr page.

Press folks have been checking out WET at GamesCom, as well as in New York, San Francisco, and last week at QuakeCon. Read hands-on impressions at Kotaku, Team Xbox and Gamespot. Here’s a look at the Gamespot preview:

“Wet seems to be at its best during the combat sections, which are quick, stylish, and a whole lot of fun to play. The platforming sequences, by contrast, tend to slow the action down a great deal, and we’re hoping there’s more gun-firing and swordplay than ledge-leaping and chasm-jumping in the final version of the game.”

Elsewhere, Game Trailers has a new interview for WET with Pete taken last week at QuakeCon. Hit the jump below to catch it and the latest Fallout 3 news…

Moving on, I highly recommend venturing to Digital Foundry (part of Eurogamer), where they’ve got a high-res time-lapse video of popular spots in the Capital Wasteland. Really cool. Meanwhile, Go Gaming Giant has a new column about the many reasons you should play Fallout 3 on your PC. Here’s an excerpt…

“The modding community has really been quite incredible for Fallout 3 and literally every day, new add-ons and changes are being made for the game allowing you to always have a fresh experience. There is something for everyone and these mods allow you to play the game exactly as you want, you can literally change anything and create anything.”

What time is it? It’s time for Todd Time! Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo has a pair of blog posts with him — discussing iPhone development and how Fallout 3 DLC has come to an end. Here’s a snippet from the latter:

“The game’s executive producer, Todd Howard of Bethesda Softworks, told me last week in Dallas at QuakeCon that he’s happy with the roll-out. ‘We knew we wanted to do three initially and we’ll see where that goes,’ he said. ‘I kind of had in my mind that the upper limit was five. Part of that was what I think people are willing to continue to pay for a game. And a lot of that is our own internal bandwidth.'”

The good news is, there’s still plenty of DLC coverage out there. GameShark has a guide to getting all of the achievements for Mothership Zeta, while new reviews can be found at Crispy Gamer and Worth Playing.

That’s all for today!

Update: Kotaku has a small piece discussing some of the pieces…err staff that have contributed to Brink.

Reader Comments

  1. Just want to say I finished Fallout 3 (some time ago) and I never learned more from a game. I had a lot of issues in my life and the game put me on the straight path. Thinking about what happened in the past is a good idea, and that is what I will do the coming weeks.

    I just moved and some parts of my pc are lost and I have no internet so I can not play any games, but I will play more Bethesda games in the future for sure. Thanks for making such a great and educative game.


  2. hey bethseda i would really love to see a new elder scrolls becuase i play oblivion every day and it is the best game i have ever played in my life and fallout 3 was good but i didnt buy the dlc and wet looks bad and im not going to buy it and on youtube people are commenting on how they want elder scrolls 5 and wet looks lame so listen to your fans and please make an elder scrolls 5 thanks

  3. Beth’s exhibition stand was by far the coolest, but it would have been way cooler if someone like Ken Rolston or Todd Howard would have been there.

  4. One last thing. When playing Fallout 3 there was a special moment. I explored the map and came across a special place; I tried to move closer, but a Deathclaw came running to me. I thought that is the best place in the entire area, but I was not strong enough to fight the monster. Looking back, I should have been patient, leveled up, and tried again. But for some reasons I didn’t try again in that savegame. One day I will try again and move in with backup, but now I will work and not play games so much. FUnny thing when I think about it now. It was one place i didn’t explore in that game but it’s really intruiging me now.

    I’m typing this in a store and I don’t think I’m allowed to… Sssssssst don’t tell anyone 🙂

    I hope my internet works soon so I can surf again and play some cool games. Peace and love to all the people of bethesda! Laters.