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Irrational interviews developers, part 1

PrintMaker of BioShock and System Shock 2, Irrational Games, has put up the first of a series of podcasts in which they interview other top developers. Ken Levine interviews Todd Howard, who has worked on Fallout 3, in the first episode.

This is a very interesting move by Irrational. To be honest, recent interviews between the media and developers have become boring, thanks to PR’s big shadow looming over them.

Be sure to give this a listen. It’s hopefully a sign of things to come.

Fallout 3 Game of the Year at GDC 2009

The Game Developer Choice Awards ceremony was conducted last night where they announced the winners. The game of the year award went to Bethesda’s open-world action-RPG Fallout 3. Check out the list of winners.

Game of the Year
Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks)

Best Game Design:
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Writing:
Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks)

Best Technology:
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Visual Arts:
Prince of Persia (Ubisoft Montreal)

Best Debut Game:
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Handheld Game:
God Of War: Chains Of Olympus (Ready at Dawn)

Innovation Award:
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Audio:
Dead Space (EA Redwood Shores)

Best Downloadable Game:
World Of Goo (2D Boy)

Recipients for the evening’s special awards were:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Hideo Kojima

Pioneer Award
Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy

Ambassador Award
Tommy Tallarico

Fallout 3 DLC on Games for Windows Live

Microsoft has announced that Fallout 3 will be the first title to offer downloadable content through the newly announced Games for Windows Live Marketplace.

Said Pete Hines, VP of public relations and marketing for Bethesda: "Games for Windows LIVE helps us expand the Fallout 3 universe and bring the full experience directly to gamers. Through the Marketplace we now have a no-nonsense way to deliver updates and great downloadable content. It’s really a complete package, and a great fit for Fallout 3."

It was previously announced that the PC and Xbox 360 versions of the game would receive exclusive downloadable content. No release date for said DLC was given.

Create a Perk for Fallout 3, Win Prizes

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Fallout, Bethesda is running a contest to allow one lucky gamer to name one of the many perks in Fallout 3, the upcoming entry in the post-apocalyptic RPG.

“Think of something in the spirit of Fallout,” states the website. “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.”

One winner will take home one of two grand prizes, which includes their choice of either an ATI or NVIDIA video card or an Xbox 360 console. Additionally, that person will receive Logitech speakers, a Vault Boy bobblehead and more. Runner-ups and honorable mention prizes were also mentioned. The contest ends on October 31.

No Fallout 3 at E3 2006

Fallout 3 Teaser PosterIgniting a flurry of posts from frustrated fanboys, Bethesda Softworks’ PR Head Pete Hines said that Fallout 3 won’t be shown at E3 2006 in any form.

“I can tell you it won’t be at E3 and that it’ll be a while still before we’re ready to talk about it,” he told GameSpot, adding that they don’t like to talk about games until they are far into development. He did not give any indication as to when the much anticipated game will be shown.