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Fallout 3 played live for first time in E3 press conference

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Bethesda's Todd Howard has just played Fallout 3 for the first time in public in Microsoft's E3 press conference.

Howard showed the PipBoy 3000 w2ith various menus and its radio options.

"This is a game where you can play any kind of character you want," said Howard.

Howard also showed the Vault Tech Assisted Targeting System (VATS) for turn-based combat, as well as real-time fighting. He used a shotgun, a laser rifle and pulse grenades, and showed environments in a "huge game," as Howard described it.

More as it happens.

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