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Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 20:20 BST
Those still on the fence regarding Fallout 3 for PC may get a push in the other direction with the sale going on.
Steam has it 50 percent off this weekend, so it will cost you $24.99 instead of the normal $49.99.
You can get all the gory details here through the official website.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 | 19:27 BST
Bethesda’s Pete Hines says that the Operation: Anchorage DLC for Fallout 3 on PS3 is almost finished.
“It’s a different platform with a different way of doing things and it requires special attention and plenty of testing before it’s released,” he told Eurogamer.
“We are trying to put the finishing touches on it now, but as I said above it’s a different task than DLC on another platform, and so there are things we have to finish doing and testing before it’s done on PS3.”
After this bit is released, Hines revealed that the other packs will follow every 4-6 weeks.
More through the link.
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 | 11:46 BST
Bethesda’s released Point Lookout, the next bit of Fallout 3′s DLC.
More here. It costs 800 MS Points. And it’s set in a swamp. Irresistible.
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 | 07:32 BST
Jeff Gardiner, lead producer on upcoming Fallout 3 DLC Point Lookout, has told Platform Nation that the content will last for “several hours”. You’d hope so, really.
Gardiner said Lookout wouldn’t be “substantive” specifically “in terms of new gameplay features such as additional levels,” but, “there are however lots of new creatures, items, armor, weapons and a whole new area to explore.
“The Point Lookout Swamp is substantive and should engross players for several hours even if they ignore the quest line.”
There’s an interview through there. The DLC’s out tomorrow for 360 and PC.
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 | 18:21 BST
Bethesda has released six new screens for Fallout 3 DLC, Point Outlook.
It’s scheduled to be released on Tuesday, June 23 for PC and Xbox 360.
We have the gallery posted after the break.
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 | 18:22 BST
GameStop has started selling Fallout 3′s new DLC Point Outlook, which was supposedly not to be released until Tuesday, June 23 when it launches on Xbox Live.
The retail packaged version contains codes to download the content, and Bethesda says that the codes will not work until Tuesday.
However, some buyers are reporting that upon being entered, the codes unlock the DLC making it playable.
Look for Microsoft to put a lock on this soon, if it hasn’t already.
More over on Kotaku.
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 | 11:51 BST
The E3 media torrent continues this morning with the first video of 460 and PC Fallout 3 DLC Point Lookout. After the break.
It’s out on June 23. If you’re after something that allows you to shoot mutants in a swamp, you’re in the right place.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 11:28 BST
Bethesda will release the next bit of Fallout 3 DLC, Fallout 3: Point Lookout, will release on June 23, the company said at E3 yesterday.
This is the swampy episode. IGN’s got impressions of it here. Screens there, too.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 02:29 BST
The forth expansion to Fallout 3 has been screened.
Point Lookout hasn’t been dated yet, but we do know that it’s a massive new swampland area filled with new quests and content.
Looks very bayouish and full of slack-jawed yokels.
Two more over on IGN.
Sat, May 23, 2009 | 15:12 BST
Bethesda has said that it did not actively seek out Bill Clinton to play the president in Fallout 3.
In response, Bethesda’s VP told the site that it never requested him in the first place.
“Before they would pitch us on someone like Clinton, they may first go ask if he would do something like that,”said Pete Hines.
“In no way, shape or form, did we say President Clinton is who we want for this role or [tell Blindlight to] go chase him.”
Most firms like Blindlight who specialize in voice actors for videogames and other media, tend to brainstorm on who would be perfect for the roll, put the word out, make requests, and then offer up a list of those interested in the role.
Lev Chapelsky, the general manager of Blindlight, was still pleased with the response from Clinton’s agents – even if the answer was no.
“We appreciated that frankness and candor – you don’t get that kind of candor from Creative Artists Agency, frankly,” he told Edge. “If the answer’s no, they don’t return your call for six months.”
Fri, May 22, 2009 | 15:50 BST
Former US president Bill Clinton was offered a role in Fallout 3, but turned it down.
According to an interview with Lev Chapelsky, the general manager of Hollywood-based Blindlight, the firm tried to get Clinton for voice work in Fallout 3 as – what else – the president.
“Celebrity acquisition applies not just to celebrity actors but to sports figures, politicians – we’ve made offers to Bill Clinton for videogames and gotten great responses with attorneys who have said, ‘The former president will not participate in one of your videogame products, thank you very much’,” Chapelsky told Edge.
When asked specifically which game he tried to get the man himself to participate in, he replied that it was Bethesda’s Fallout 3.
“I think that might have been to play the president in Fallout 3. Wouldn’t that have been brilliant? You get to that point in game and you hear that voice in the ether coming from off-camera and you’re like, ‘I know that guy!’”
Chapelsky also talks about the ever changing attitude among Hollywood actors regarding videogames, and you can read up on all of it through the link.
Tue, May 19, 2009 | 15:01 BST
All Fallout 3 DLC is to be released for PS3, Bethesda said today, including the three previously released episodes and two more upcoming chapters.
“Operation: Anchorage will be released for PS3 in June, followed by the release of The Pitt and Broken Steel 4-6 weeks apart,” said the company in a statement.
“Release dates will be forthcoming.”
Bethesda announced “substantial” DLC exclusively for 360 at E3 last year.
In a subsequent interview, the publisher’s comms boss, Peter Hines, told VG247 that keeping the content away from other consoles “was the right thing to do for Fallout 3.”
The two new episodes announced today are called Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta. Both will release on PS3, 360 and PC.
Point Lookout features a “massive new swampland area filled with new quests and content,” and will be available in late June for Xbox 360 and PC for 800 MS Points. The PS3 version will release after Broken Steel hits the console.
Mothership Zeta allows you to “experience an alien abduction first hand and find out if you’re tough enough to survive.” Xbox 360 an PC users get it in late July for 800 Points. PS3 gamers will see it after Point Lookout releases.
In addition, three new Fallout 3 products will release on disc over the next six months.
From the press release:
- Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack #1 includes The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage on a disc and will be available for Xbox 360 and PC on June 12th across Europe.
- Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack #2 includes Broken Steel and Point Lookout on a disc and will be available for Xbox 360 and PC in August across Europe.
- A Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition will be available in October. It will include the original game plus all five add-ons for £39.99 / €59.99 for Xbox 360 and PS3, and £29.99 / €49.99 for PC.
Consider that well and truly milked, then.
Wed, May 13, 2009 | 10:30 BST
Broken Steel may have been the last scheduled bit of Fallout 3 DLC, but there may be more, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has told OXM.
“Whether it’s the absolute last one remains to be seen, because it’s been hugely successful,” he said.
“Operation Anchorage vastly exceeded our expectation. It was like, ‘Holy shit, we did how many?’ And the Pitt was really successful, after a bit of a false start.
“But Broken Steel is the one that… everyone has been bugging us the most about, because it removes the ending and changes the level cap and lets you play more in that world.
“I think it’s going to be hugely, hugely popular.”
Broken Steel’s out now.
Tue, May 12, 2009 | 18:59 BST
Halo 3 isn’t going anywhere. The past four weeks have proved it.
Differences this week include FIFA 09 taking the seven spot away from Left 4 Dead, and the Bionic Commando demo falling off the chart and being replaced by Fallout 3.
Xbox 360 Top Live Titles
- Halo 3
- Call of Duty: WaW
- Call of Duty 4
- Gears of War 2
- UFC 2009 Undisputed Demo
- GTA IV
- FIFA 09
- Left 4 Dead
- Fallout 3
- Resident Evil 5
Get all the Arcade and Community stuff after the break.
Thu, May 07, 2009 | 19:10 BST
Fallout 3′s Broken Steel DLC has been restored and is once again available for purchase on the Games for Windows Live Marketplace.
Looks like the Windows Live DRM install error was fixed.
Tue, May 05, 2009 | 16:33 BST
In a statement just sent to VG247, Bethesda’s confirmed a Games For Windows Live DRM issue is causing problems with the PC version of Fallout 3 DLC, Broken Steel
“We’re seeing the same error, which is a Games for Windows Live DRM Install error,” said a spokesperson for the firm.
“Microsoft is working on fixing it, and we’ll let everyone know once we’ve verified it.”
The statement went on to say that the Xbox 360 version is also experiencing difficulties, and server-synching and new Achievements to blame.
“The Xbox Live servers don’t seem to be fully synched yet with the additional Achievements,” said the rep.
“This should fix itself automatically soon. People won’t lose any achievements.”
Tue, May 05, 2009 | 16:21 BST
Update: A Bethesda rep in the UK’s just told us that comment’s being chased now.
Update 3: Bethesda’s issued a statement.
According to multiple reports, the PC version of Fallout 3 DLC Broken Steel isn’t working as it should.
The download throws up the error, “Not a cryptographic message or the cryptographic message is not formatted correctly. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8009200D)” upon installation.
There also appears to be a difference between the reported file-size (510Mb) and the file you actually click through to download (471.6Mb).
This isn’t so great. The Pitt was amazingly broken at launch. We’re after comment now.
Mon, May 04, 2009 | 20:59 BST
After the break. This is the last piece of Fallout 3 DLC, after which we’ll probably start looking forward to more on New Vegas. E3 for that, or we’re Dutch. And we’re not.
Be warned. There’s a monster spoiler in this trailer. The content’s out on PC and 360 on May 5.
Fri, May 01, 2009 | 22:17 BST
Earlier today, retailers Bountii, eStarland, and MSN Shopping showed pre-order listings for Fallout 3′s upcoming Broken Steel expansion and something called “Point Lookout”.
Rumors started circulating that this was a possible fourth expansion for the title, but Bethesda VP Pete Hines has brushed it off saying there isn’t a fourth expansion.
“We have said there will be three DLCs for Fallout 3, for PC and 360. We’ve released two, and the third, Broken Steel, is scheduled for release Tuesday, May 5th,” he told GamerVision.
“Beyond that we have no announced plans for additional DLC.”
The man has spoken.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 | 17:36 BST
Bethesda wants you to get excited about the new Fallout 3 DLC pack, Broken Steel, arriving on PC and Xbox 360 May 5.
So much so, the developers sent out five new screens giving you a quick peak at what to expect.
Looks post-apocalyptic to be sure.
Head on over to CVG and see for yourself.