The Bethblog has put up a new Inside the Vault. This one is with character artist Dane Olds. Highlights:
What’s your job at Bethesda?
I’m a character artist here at Bethesda. I mainly do modeling and
texturing for the weapons in Fallout 3. I also do outfits for
characters on occasion.
What other games have you worked on?
I started out in the game industry here at Bethesda. I got my break
working as an environment art intern on Shivering Isles. Before I
graduated college I worked as a project lead/character artist on a
total conversion mod for Half-Life 2 called Forever Bound.
What would you say is your personal favorite game of all time?
Tough question. I’ve been a gamer my whole life and there have been a
number of games that have been extremely influential on me, so it’s
hard to pick out one game that is my favorite. When I was a kid I was
introduced to games on the NES. Super Mario Bros., Megaman 2,
Excitebike, and Double Dragon got me into gaming. Other games that had
a big impact on me over the years include Might and Magic 7, Arcanum,
Fallout, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Diablo, Castlevania: Symphony of the
Night, and more recently Mass Effect, Stalker, and Team Fortress 2. I’m
sure I’m forgetting a lot here, but those are the ones that really
stand out to me at the moment.
At least he lists Fallout as a game that has made an impact on him. Read the whole thing here.