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Inside the Vault: Gavin Carter [ Company -> Interview ]
Posted by JHMN | Related News Items Thu 20 Dec 2007, 2:38 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks

Don't forget to post the photo in the enema-thread!

What’s your job at Bethesda?
I’m the lead producer on Fallout 3. The easiest way to describe it is to think of it as more or less “Head of Communications” for Fallout as far as the development team goes. My job involves working with our department producers and leads to communicate task requirements, schedules, and ongoing status updates to the team, along with making sure everyone has everything they need to do their job efficiently.

What other games have you worked on?
I worked on Morrowind and Tribunal as an intern, then came on full-time shortly after Oblivion got off the ground. I’ve been working on Fallout 3 since day one of the project, and it became my sole concern pretty much the day Oblivion went gold. (...)

What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
Usually my cat putting her blasted paws in my face. She’s got a major sense of entitlement about that whole breakfast thing. Beyond that, I get up every weekday at 6AM and hit the gym. There’s little I hate more than getting up earlier than absolutely necessary, especially during the winter. But I find that spending a couple hours there wakes me up, keeps me in shape, and I feel like any day that starts under a couple hundred pounds on a squat rack can only get better from there.

Worst job you’ve ever had?
Working on a roller coaster at an amusement park was pretty bad. Not just because of standing up all day long in the heat or mandatory public restroom cleaning duty, but mostly just the random awfulness that occurred each and every day. For instance, having a kid projectile vomit all over me, getting supremely cursed out in front of everyone in line by a mother whose child came off the ride crying, and having to ask a gentlemen in line if he might consider, you know, wearing pants. A close second would be doing tech-support for a small-town ISP. Particularly the time when I accidentally deleted some woman’s entire email archive, including tens of thousands of dollars in grant applications.

Any other hobbies and interests? What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Most of my hobbies outside work revolve around being a huge mediaphile. I love consuming books, dvds, TV shows, music, anime (the good ones, at least), and lots of games. I love to travel, especially for treks and camping in exotic places. I did a four-day trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, and I would love to climb Kilimanjaro next. I also want to start playing guitar again. I played for a few years when I was younger, but gradually gave it up. There’s a broken but beautiful Ibanez Talman guitar sitting at home, and I’ve just been too cheap and lazy to get it fixed up. I imagine it silently weeping each time I reach for my Guitar Hero controller.

Read: Inside the Vault - Gavin Carter

Spotted @ Bethesda Blog
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Pete's Karma [ Game -> Interview ]
Posted by PiP | Related News Items Tue 18 Dec 2007, 5:02 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Game: Fallout 3

Our favourite Bethesda PR guy, Pete Hines, has been interviewed by PCGZine and had this to say:

PCG: Players can expect different outcomes if they thread a neutral path in Fallout 3. Will you be tripping conservative players up with disproportionately good/evil outcomes if they try to mind their own business?

Hines: Yes, whether your karma is good, evil, or neutral, you’ll experience different things. At one point in the game, if you’re evil, the good guys try to kill you, or if you’re good the evil guys try to kill you. If you’re neutral, everybody leaves you alone. So there are drawbacks and advantages for neutral just as there are for good and evil players, and we’ve spend a lot of time working on the gameplay options and outcomes for that “grey” area in between as sometimes the most interesting choices can be found there.

Spotted @ Briosafreak's Fallout 3 Blog
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Inside the Vault: Ahn Hopgood [ Company -> Interview ]
Posted by JHMN | Related News Items Thu 13 Dec 2007, 12:44 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks

Just in case anyone wants to read about it: another interview.

What’s your job at Bethesda?
I am a Senior Programmer in the area of Artificial Intelligence.

What other games have you worked on?
My first game was Morrowind on which I did interface and gameplay. I then did some minor AI, interface and gameplay work on Tribunal and Bloodmoon. On Oblivion I did most of the AI and I did some work on Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles. (...)

Worse job you’ve ever had?
One summer of my teenage years I worked as a cashier for Giant Food (supermarket). I was on my feet for 9 hours or more a day. Paranoid bosses that made you stand around every time you went on break counting your drawer of money while they looked at you as if you are trying to rip them off. Customers who constantly thought you were ripping them off of the sale price or going to scan an item twice.

Read: Inside the Vault - Ahn Hopgood

Spotted @ Bethesda Blog
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Inside the Vault: Kurt Kuhlmann [ Company -> Interview ]
Posted by JHMN | Related News Items Thu 06 Dec 2007, 4:22 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks

Short quotes from the interview with Kurt Kuhlmann:

Today’s Inside the Vault is about senior designer, Kurt Kuhlmann. Kurt has worked on a few Elder Scrolls titles including Oblivion. Much of how we implement quests in the Construction Set, especially when we transitioned to Oblivion from Morrowind, was conceived by Kurt. He once made a web version of the board game, Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation, after we became addicted to it in the office. (...)

What would you say is your personal favorite game of all time?
That’s a tough one. I’m going to confine my answer to video games (board games it would probably be Titan). And basing “favorite” on “number of hours spent”, I’d have to go with Civilization in all its forms, closely followed by Company of Heroes (my current favorite) and maybe the various Ultimas (which sucked up many of my teenage hours). (...)

Worst job you’ve ever had?
Manning the meat rake at Taco Bell. I do not kid. That job was so bad that even my mom encouraged me to quit. Food service industry: not for me. I preferred working a pesticide packaging line at Dow Chemical, if you want to know how much I disliked my Taco Bell gig…

Read: Inside the Vault - Kurt Kuhlmann

Spotted @ Bethesda Blog
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Inside the Vault: Orin Tresnjak [ Company -> Interview ]
Posted by JHMN | Related News Items Fri 16 Nov 2007, 5:53 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks

Some key points from the interview with Orin Tresnjak:

What other games have you worked on?

Just Oblivion so far.

What games are you looking forward to?

At the moment, Super Mario Galaxy, Crysis, and Assassin’s Creed are the big ones. Assassin’s Creed in particular is extraordinarily compelling in theory, if they can pull off the gameplay side.

Any other hobbies and interests? What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Amateur photography is the big one. (Check out my flickr page.) Incomplete, unordered list of other spare-time activities: Warhammer Fantasy Battles, making sushi, building RC cars, Dungeons & Dragons, origami, traveling….

Read: Inside the Vault - Orin Tresnjak

Spotted @ Bethesda Blog
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No swearing Paladins [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by JHMN | Related News Items Sat 10 Nov 2007, 1:06 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Game: Fallout 3

According to MrSmileyFaceDude:

Actually, only Initiate Reddin was swearing & all gung-ho in the demo. Vargas even told her to knock it off, more than once.

It seems that the controversy concerning behaviour of the Brotherhood of Steel members is now explained. Read the thread.

Spotted @ Bethesda Forums
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Fallout 3 Perk Contest [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by Urizen | Related News Items Mon 01 Oct 2007, 10:18 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Game: Fallout 3 | More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks

Matt Grandstaff, Bethesda Community Manager, has taken some time out of his busy schedule to inform us that they are hosting a Fallout 3 perk designing contest on the occasion of the upcoming Fallout anniversary. Actually we'd just received this information two minutes earlier by way of our very own Fallout Ranger, but it's nice to see that we're being kept in the loop.

"Celebrating 10 Years of Fallout!

10 years ago the original Fallout was released and forever changed role-playing games. Now is your chance to be a part of Fallout history. We're giving you, the fans, a chance to design one of the perks for Fallout 3!
No, we aren’t going to tell you about any of the perks that are already in Fallout 3. First, that would spoil it, and second, we don’t want to color your ideas with anything we are, or aren’t doing. It’s a clean slate for you. Be creative.
Think of something in the spirit of Fallout. What would you really want your character to be able to do in the game? Don’t worry about any stat requirements or the level you would get it at. Just design a cool perk and we'll fit it in where it could go.
If you win, you'll get your Perk in the game, your name in the game's credits, AND your choice of the grand prize from the Prize Vault: either the PC or the Console flavor.
All entries must be in by 11:59 pm (Eastern time) on October 31, 2007. We'll announce the winner of the contest, and all the other awardees, in November."

There are seperate prizes for PC and console owners, so there should be something there for everyone. So head on over to the contest page and get to work on those perks. You don't want to see someone from NMA get away with your loot do you?

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Few words (not) about Fallout 3 from Tim Cain [ Game -> Interview ]
Posted by JHMN | Related News Items Thu 26 Jul 2007, 5:36 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Game: Fallout 3 | More info on Person: Tim Cain

Here's what Tim said asked for comments on F3:

Hey Brendon, I'm not commenting on the Fallout 3 game. Since it's been almost ten years since I worked on the original games, I am not sure I am even in a position to accurately review it. Besides, the end of Troika marked the end of my public career. I will still make games, but I will let other people market, demo and otherwise shout their goodness into the airwaves.

Rest assured that I plan to play Fallout 3 when it comes out. I am as expectant as any fan, but I am going to reserve comment and judgment until I can play the finished game.

In the opinion of GamerNode, it would be better to wait until the release of the game so as to be able to express judgements about it as a whole, like Cain suggests.

Spotted @ No Mutants Allowed
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Download Fallout stuff on XBox Live [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by Urizen | Related News Items Wed 04 Jul 2007, 1:44 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Game: Fallout 3 | More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Person: Pete Hines
Pete Hines noted on his blog today that you can now download Fallout pictures from the XBox marketplace:

"Many of us here have been waiting and wanting Fallout stuff to use for a gamer pics and themes since…forever. Finally today the wait is over as you can now grab a pack of Fallout 3 gamer pics. The pic pack (100 points) features several variations of Vault Boy plus a Brotherhood of Steel image, as well as a theme (150 points) for your Live blades featuring the Craig Mullins concept art you’ve undoubtably seen already."

Killzig has apparently gotten hand of an XBox, and brings us this description, presumably taken from the aforementioned marketplace:

"Vault Tec engineers have worked around the clock on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vault. Fallout 3 includes an expansive world, unique combat, shockingly realistic visuals, tons of player choice, and an incredible cast of dynamic characters. Every minute is a fight for survival against the terrors of the outside world -- radiation, Super Mutants, and hostile mutated creatures. From Vault-Tec(r), America's First Choice in Post-Nuclear Simulation(tm)."

Those of us who have yet to purchase an XBox - or any other gaming console since the SEGA 8-bit for that matter, thank you very much - will just have to manage without.


Spotted @ Bethesda Blog
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Possible Vault-Boy sighting [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by Urizen | Related News Items Thu 24 May 2007, 4:24 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Game: Fallout 3
Socrates200X, a programmer working on Fallout 3, has this image hidden away on his website. It looks like a book-cover, and features the text "So you've become a vampire", "Introducing you to your new un-life" and "Tenpenny Press". Moreover, it also features an image of a vampire with a striking resemblance to Vault-Boy.

A close look at the vampire:


The original Vault-boy:


While the resemblance is striking, I doubt that we can make any conclusions based on this picture.

EDIT: The site became unavailable only minutes after I posted this story, and now only features a Geocities error message which proclaims that it has "temporarily exceeded its data transfer limit".The message appears to be genuine, and Geocities does have a very low bandwidth limit. The original image can now be found here.
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Fallout 3 Site Update [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by Urizen | Related News Items Wed 02 May 2007, 4:05 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news

Bethesda's Fallout 3 site has just been updated with some concept art and some streaming music. And let me tell you: if you liked Oblivious, you're gonna LOVE Fallout 3! We allready knew there was going to be a countdown for something, but we now know it's for a teaser. The bomb goes off in 34 days.

Edit by King of Creation: Here's what Matt Grandstaff, Bethesda's community liason, had to say:

We’ve updated the Fallout site with a countdown to the release of the Fallout 3 teaser trailer. On the site you’ll find concept art we created in conjunction with noted concept artist Craig Mullins, as well as a streaming version of the Fallout 3 title track. We hope you like it.

We’ll be updating the site weekly with new art as we approach the release of the teaser.

Spotted @ #fallout
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The Escapist talks about Bethesda and Fallout [ Game -> Update ]
Posted by Urizen | Related News Items Tue 06 Feb 2007, 3:09 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Game: Fallout 3 | More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Person: Todd Howard
In a lengthy article about Bethesda, the Escapist also interviews Todd Howard, who has this to say about Fallout 3:

"... you have to define the experience the first one had and stay true to it," he said. "I think the first Fallout's tone is brilliant, but then they start to drift in the sequel and subsequent games. When it comes to humor, I'm very anti 'jokes' in games. Most designers try too hard to tell a joke, and it just doesn't work. I think good humor for Fallout is dry, almost satirical. Like getting your leg blown off, blood starts spraying all over the place and you get the little [PIPBoy] interface image giving you the thumbs up - I find that funny. Horrible situations juxtaposed against cartoon mascots. But that's just me.

"We're headed in the right direction. I want us to be seen as the developers that keep that old school game experience at heart, but keeps pushing it forward, that tries new things. If you see 'Bethesda Game Studios' on the box, you know there are some crazy ideas in there. We won't always get it right, but we'll always keep trying."


Spotted @ The Escapist
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Fallout 3 at Future Shop [ Game -> Article ]
Posted by JohnPnP | Related News Items Fri 15 Dec 2006, 5:47 PM
News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Game: Fallout 3

Looks like Future Shop has a release date for Fallout 3 as you can find here.

Here's hoping it isn't all lies.

Spotted @ Future Shop
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