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id planning “third team” for new project

Now-sold id Software is looking to ramp up for a new game by creating a third team, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has told TechRadar. “They’d like to start building up a full third team and, as a result of this deal, they’ll be able to do that more quickly than they could have previously with the […]

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  • All Fallout 3 DLC to be published on PS3, two more episodes confirmed for PS3, 360 and PC

    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 […]

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  • Fallout 3 DLC has been "hugely successful," more may come, says Bethesda

    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 […]

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  • Bethesda's Pete Hines says DLC works better in smaller doses

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has said that the Fallout 3 developer has learned the hard way that smaller doses of DLC are best. Speaking with Gamasutra, Hines explained: “We did the entire spectrum for the most part. We did small things and then we did the really huge thing [with The Shivering Isles for Oblivion]. We […]

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  • The Pitt should be fixed today, says Bethesda

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has told Kotaku that a new, unbroken version of Fallout 3 DLC The Pitt should be available today. The update was removed yesterday after gamers complained of floating exclamation marks in the add-on, graphical glitches and freeze issues. Bethesa eventually said there was a problem with a corrupted file and pulled the […]

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  • Next Fallout 3 DLC slips a month

    The next batch of Fallout 3 DLC has slipped by a month, Bethesda’s confirmed to Gamespot. “The next DLC for Fallout 3, The Pitt, will be out in March,” said marketing boss Pete Hines. “Broken Steel will be out the following month, in April.” The first piece of the game’s 360- and PC-exclusive DLC, Operation: […]

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  • Fallout 3 PC patch expected today

    Bethesda PR chap Peter Hines has just confirmed that a patch for the PC version of Fallout 3 will release today. “There’s a PC update coming out later today that will address a few PC-specific things that have come up,” he said, talking in a live interview with Eurogamer readers. Hines didn’t expand on what […]

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  • Fallout 3 to get Trophies, says Hines

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has confirmed that Trophies are on the way for Fallout 3. “It’s going to happen, just not sure when. We’ll let folks know when we have something more definitive,” said the comms boss in a live interview with Eurogamer readers. He’s still answering questions, so go and hassle him.

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  • Fallout 3's Hines interviewed live at 4.00pm GMT

    Eurogamer‘s holding a live interview with Bethesda’s Peter Hines at 4.00pm GMT today, which means you get to ask the questions. Hines will then answer them. Some of them, anyway. Fallout’s pretty big news at the moment, obviously, what with it topping the UK chart and all, so get over there and hassle him about […]

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  • DLC may affect Fallout 3 platform buying decisions, admits Bethesda

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has admitted that people looking for the complete Fallout 3 experience may want to think about DLC before they choose which platform to play the game on. “If you really sort of deadlocked and you’ve got to have your reasons to make a decision between one platform or the other, then yeah, […]

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  • Bethesda aiming for digital distribution for Fallout 3, new shots released

    Speaking to Shacknews, Bethesda comms boss Peter Hines has confirmed that digital distribution is being looked at as a buying option for Fallout 3, although specifics haven’t been nailed as yet. “We’re thinking about a lot of stuff,” he said when asked if the game would appear on Steam. “I don’t actually know if any […]

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  • Australian Fallout 3 version to ship globally to avoid "confusion"

    Speaking to Edge, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has confirmed that the version of Fallout 3 censored to pass for release in Australia will be the version that ships worldwide. “We want to make sure folks understand that the Australian version of Fallout 3 is identical to both the UK and North American versions in every way, […]

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  • Hines: Fallout 3 tradeshow demos can be frustrating

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has admitted that showing RPGs like Fallout 3 at tradeshows like E3 and Games Convention can be a frustrating business. “Sometimes, yeah,” he told VG247, when asked if showing such a large game to people in such a short space of time was problematic. “We had a lot of discussions about E3. […]

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  • No Fallout 3 Trophies at launch, says Hines

    Speaking to PSU, Bethesda’s Peter Hine has confirmed that the PS3 version of Fallout 3 won’t have Trophies at launch. Dang. “Not at launch,” he said. “It remains to be seen what we do down the road. It wasn’t something we were able to incorporate into the game for launch.” Game’s out for 360, PC […]

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  • Hines: Fallout 3's gameplay is like "organised chaos"

    Peter Hines has described Fallout 3′s open-world gameplay as “organised chaos,” saying the player is free to do what he or she likes but can always be easily sucked back into the post apocalyptic RPG’s main quest. “It’s sort of like organised chaos,” the Bethesda man told VG247 at Games Convention. “In order for the […]

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  • Hines: Global censorship rules are "frustrating"

    Speaking to CVG, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has admitted he finds dealing with censorship boards across different countries a difficult business. “The frustrating thing for us is that the standards and rules can be so varied across territories, that we work with five or six ratings agencies and each one has different ‘hot buttons’,” he said. […]

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  • Hines: Leipzig showing was "just as important as E3" for Fallout 3

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines reckons Games Convention’s just as important as E3 for games like Fallout 3. He told us so in Germany. “It’s hugely important to ‘do well’ here… to get a lot of people to see it and get excited about it,” he said. “It’s just as important as E3 was. E3 was important […]

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  • Saying Fallout 4's on the way is like saying there's a FIFA next year, says Hines

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has indicated that you may not just be seeing one more Fallout from the publisher: you should be thinking along the lines of EA and FIFA. “That’s why we bought it,” he said when we asked him to expand on recent comments that Bethesda was going […]

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  • Hines on Oz Fallout 3 build: I wouldn't define it as being 'cut' or 'lesser' than any other version

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has refused to confirm differences made to the Australian build of Fallout 3, saying talk of cuts made to the game to get it passed the OFLC was “presumptuous.” “It would be presumptuous to assume what that build did or did not contain at this point,” he told VG247. “We’re still in […]

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  • Fallout 3's Hines shrugs off post-E3 preview negativity

    Bethesda communications boss Peter Hines has shrugged off post-E3 criticism of Fallout 3, saying he’s not willing to judge negative previews – the most notable of which was this this Eurogamer piece – based on 30 minutes play at the event. “Everybody has their reasons why they do or don’t like something, so it’s not […]

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Peter Hines Latest

  • id planning “third team” for new project

    Now-sold id Software is looking to ramp up for a new game by creating a third team, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has told TechRadar. “They’d like to start building up a full third team and, as a result of this deal, they’ll be able to do that more quickly than they could have previously with the […]

  • All Fallout 3 DLC to be published on PS3, two more episodes confirmed for PS3, 360 and PC

    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 […]

  • Fallout 3 DLC has been “hugely successful,” more may come, says Bethesda

    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 […]

  • Bethesda’s Pete Hines says DLC works better in smaller doses

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has said that the Fallout 3 developer has learned the hard way that smaller doses of DLC are best. Speaking with Gamasutra, Hines explained: “We did the entire spectrum for the most part. We did small things and then we did the really huge thing [with The Shivering Isles for Oblivion]. We […]

  • The Pitt should be fixed today, says Bethesda

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has told Kotaku that a new, unbroken version of Fallout 3 DLC The Pitt should be available today. The update was removed yesterday after gamers complained of floating exclamation marks in the add-on, graphical glitches and freeze issues. Bethesa eventually said there was a problem with a corrupted file and pulled the […]

  • Next Fallout 3 DLC slips a month

    The next batch of Fallout 3 DLC has slipped by a month, Bethesda’s confirmed to Gamespot. “The next DLC for Fallout 3, The Pitt, will be out in March,” said marketing boss Pete Hines. “Broken Steel will be out the following month, in April.” The first piece of the game’s 360- and PC-exclusive DLC, Operation: […]

  • Fallout 3 PC patch expected today

    Bethesda PR chap Peter Hines has just confirmed that a patch for the PC version of Fallout 3 will release today. “There’s a PC update coming out later today that will address a few PC-specific things that have come up,” he said, talking in a live interview with Eurogamer readers. Hines didn’t expand on what […]

  • Fallout 3 to get Trophies, says Hines

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has confirmed that Trophies are on the way for Fallout 3. “It’s going to happen, just not sure when. We’ll let folks know when we have something more definitive,” said the comms boss in a live interview with Eurogamer readers. He’s still answering questions, so go and hassle him.

  • Fallout 3′s Hines interviewed live at 4.00pm GMT

    Eurogamer‘s holding a live interview with Bethesda’s Peter Hines at 4.00pm GMT today, which means you get to ask the questions. Hines will then answer them. Some of them, anyway. Fallout’s pretty big news at the moment, obviously, what with it topping the UK chart and all, so get over there and hassle him about […]

  • DLC may affect Fallout 3 platform buying decisions, admits Bethesda

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has admitted that people looking for the complete Fallout 3 experience may want to think about DLC before they choose which platform to play the game on. “If you really sort of deadlocked and you’ve got to have your reasons to make a decision between one platform or the other, then yeah, […]

  • Bethesda aiming for digital distribution for Fallout 3, new shots released

    Speaking to Shacknews, Bethesda comms boss Peter Hines has confirmed that digital distribution is being looked at as a buying option for Fallout 3, although specifics haven’t been nailed as yet. “We’re thinking about a lot of stuff,” he said when asked if the game would appear on Steam. “I don’t actually know if any […]

  • Australian Fallout 3 version to ship globally to avoid “confusion”

    Speaking to Edge, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has confirmed that the version of Fallout 3 censored to pass for release in Australia will be the version that ships worldwide. “We want to make sure folks understand that the Australian version of Fallout 3 is identical to both the UK and North American versions in every way, […]

  • Hines: Fallout 3 tradeshow demos can be frustrating

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has admitted that showing RPGs like Fallout 3 at tradeshows like E3 and Games Convention can be a frustrating business. “Sometimes, yeah,” he told VG247, when asked if showing such a large game to people in such a short space of time was problematic. “We had a lot of discussions about E3. […]

  • No Fallout 3 Trophies at launch, says Hines

    Speaking to PSU, Bethesda’s Peter Hine has confirmed that the PS3 version of Fallout 3 won’t have Trophies at launch. Dang. “Not at launch,” he said. “It remains to be seen what we do down the road. It wasn’t something we were able to incorporate into the game for launch.” Game’s out for 360, PC […]

  • Hines: Fallout 3′s gameplay is like “organised chaos”

    Peter Hines has described Fallout 3′s open-world gameplay as “organised chaos,” saying the player is free to do what he or she likes but can always be easily sucked back into the post apocalyptic RPG’s main quest. “It’s sort of like organised chaos,” the Bethesda man told VG247 at Games Convention. “In order for the […]

  • Hines: Global censorship rules are “frustrating”

    Speaking to CVG, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has admitted he finds dealing with censorship boards across different countries a difficult business. “The frustrating thing for us is that the standards and rules can be so varied across territories, that we work with five or six ratings agencies and each one has different ‘hot buttons’,” he said. […]

  • Hines: Leipzig showing was “just as important as E3″ for Fallout 3

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines reckons Games Convention’s just as important as E3 for games like Fallout 3. He told us so in Germany. “It’s hugely important to ‘do well’ here… to get a lot of people to see it and get excited about it,” he said. “It’s just as important as E3 was. E3 was important […]

  • Saying Fallout 4′s on the way is like saying there’s a FIFA next year, says Hines

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has indicated that you may not just be seeing one more Fallout from the publisher: you should be thinking along the lines of EA and FIFA. “That’s why we bought it,” he said when we asked him to expand on recent comments that Bethesda was going […]

  • Hines on Oz Fallout 3 build: I wouldn’t define it as being ‘cut’ or ‘lesser’ than any other version

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has refused to confirm differences made to the Australian build of Fallout 3, saying talk of cuts made to the game to get it passed the OFLC was “presumptuous.” “It would be presumptuous to assume what that build did or did not contain at this point,” he told VG247. “We’re still in […]

  • Fallout 3′s Hines shrugs off post-E3 preview negativity

    Bethesda communications boss Peter Hines has shrugged off post-E3 criticism of Fallout 3, saying he’s not willing to judge negative previews – the most notable of which was this this Eurogamer piece – based on 30 minutes play at the event. “Everybody has their reasons why they do or don’t like something, so it’s not […]

  • EB dates Fallout 3 in Oz, official release still “fall” in Europe

    As you can see on Gamerchip, EB has sent out an email to subscribers in Australia saying that Fallout 3 will release on October 17. Bethesda has yet to confirm a PAL date despite saying the game will ship in the US on October 7 at E3. A Bethesda rep in the UK this morning […]

  • Fallout 3′s better than Oblivion, says Bethesda

    Speaking in London last week, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has said categorically that Fallout 3 kicks Oblivion’s ass all over town, girlfriend. He didn’t really say that, but you know what we mean. “I have no doubts in my mind that, at its core and for everything that it provides that Fallout is a better game […]

  • Bethesda confirms Fallout 4, explains 360 as lead machine for Fallout 3

    Betheda’s Peter Hines, talking on London today, has made first mention of a follow-up to anticipated RPG, Fallout 3. “We didn’t buy the Fallout franchise to just do Fallout 3 and then stop,” he said. “But let’s get this one out of the door before we worry about the next one.” Hines also explained why […]

  • Fallout 3′s Hines: “The next milestone for us is ‘get everything done.’”

    Bethesda comms boss Peter Hines has told VG247 that the next major milestone for Fallout 3 is to “get everything done.” “The next milestone for us is ‘get everything done,’” he said. “From a PR standpoint, we still have lots more things to see and show and talk about and we’ll be doling that info […]

  • Fallout 3 to have “big presence at Leipzig”

    Speaking to VG247 today, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has confirmed that anticipated RPG Fallout 3 will be hitting Games Convention with a bang next month. “Yup, we’ll have a big presence at Leipzig,” he said. “That presence will take different forms for press and public, just for the purposes of scope, but we’ll definitely be there. […]

  • Hines on Fallout 3 E3 press response: “I think we’re pretty pleased”

    Talking to VG247 today, Bethesda’s Peter Hines said the firm’s “pretty pleased” with the press reaction to Fallout 3 from E3, and that many journalists we shocked they could actually play the game. “I think we’re pretty pleased,” said Hines. “A lot of folks that came to the booth were surprised they were getting to […]

  • “Substantial” 360 and PC Fallout 3 DLC equivalent to Oblivion’s KotN, says Hines

    Speaking to VG247 this morning, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has said that Fallout 3′s DLC will be coming to PC as well as 360. The company’s comms boss also said that gamers can expect a serious upgrade to the anticipated RPG. “I couldn’t even tell you right now what the DLC would be, but our plans […]

  • No Fallout 3 demo, says Bethesda

    Speaking to Eurogamer, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has confirmed that there isn’t going to be a Fallout 3 demo. “When you build it as one thing, there’s no way to portion off a section and have it stand on its own without putting the whole game in the demo, which we’re just not going to do,” […]

  • That was the news – Week 16, 2008: Fallout 3 dazzles at London showing

    It’s nice to know there’s more to talk about in games than GTA IV. Bethesda’s marketing boss, Peter Hines, gave us an hour of his time last week to show us the latest build of Fallout 3. As far as we’re concerned, this was the biggest news last week. Mainly because it looks so stupidly […]

  • Two brand new Fallout 3 screens released

    Bethesda’s shown off two brand new shots of Fallout 3 this morning, giving you a few more reasons to want the RPG just a little bit more. The first image shows Dogmeat the dog in lovely hi-res, the second showing a firefight between the game’s protagonist and a feral ghoul. We got a good look […]