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X-Play 'Fallout 3' Review
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Wednesday, October 29, 2008 5:46 PM

We feel for you... honestly we do.  Amid a flurry of quality games piling up, it seems like every gamer is coming to terms with making "tough" game-buying decisions.  Of course who should come to the rescue but your friendly, neighborhood X-Play review to help.

On the edge with Bethesda's Fallout 3?  Still arguing about V.A.T.S. or feeling like it's just "Oblivion with guns"?  Then catch X-Play's review of Fallout 3 right below. Then, make sure read the written review here to help you make another "tough decision".

'Fallout 3' Direct-Feed Gameplay Footage (Xbox 360)
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 5:15 PM

To celebrate today's launch of Bethesda's post-apocalyptic, action RPG Fallout 3, you're invited to take a stroll with us as we venture around with 15 minutes worth of Fallout 3 direct-feed gameplay footage.  In this video, we attempt to cram in: combat with V.A.T.S., lockpicking, multiple zones, and as many gorgeously cinematic deaths as possible.

Fallout 3 is available now for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.  Happy hunting and never leave home without your PIP Boy 3000.

Fallout 3 Direct-Feed Gameplay Footage (Xbox 360)

Bethesda Discusses Lack Of Child Killing In 'Fallout 3'
Posted By: Brian Leahy - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:37 PM

Emil Pagliarulo, the lead designer on Fallout 3, wants to let you know why you won't be able to murder any children in Bethesda's RPG.

"This is a series that in previous installments allowed players to kill children, right? When Bethesda first started developing Fallout 3, we had early conversations about whether you’re going to be able to blow the kids’ heads off, but then we began to think, really what benefit would there be in killing the kids in the game? It just seems gratuitous, unnecessary and cruel."

That and it would have been impossible to get it past the censors and ESRB with an M-rating. We're talking AO territory here, folks.

When the original Fallout games were released, video games were harmless distractions and had no relevance. Today, things are different and Jack Thompson would be getting his disbarred, lawyering briefcase full of condemnation ready for a march to the courts.

In the end, the game is still amazing and doesn't suffer from a lack of child-killing. Don't hold it against them.


Tip: 'Fallout 3' Locks You Into End-Game At Some Point
Posted By: Brian Leahy - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:48 AM

If you're picking up your copy of Fallout 3 today (as you should) you'll want to know about something. You see, at the end of the game, Bethesda's RPG will lock you into the main quest and won't allow you to keep exploring the Wasteland. Furthermore, when you finish the last quest that's it: game over.

You will not be able to go back and do side quests unless you start over.

We're recommending you keep multiple save games if you want to explore everything. The lock-out happens in the last mission of the main quest so you don't have to worry about it just yet.

Just a friendly tip from your friends at!


'Fallout 3' Available For Pre-Order On Steam
Posted By: Brian Leahy - Friday, October 24, 2008 2:16 PM

Bethesda Softworks' Fallout 3 is now available for pre-order on Valve's Steam service in preparation for the game's October 28th release. The game will also be released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

"Fallout 3 is one of the most important PC launches of 2008," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "Last year, we were able to deliver major releases such as Bioshock and Call of Duty 4 to the millions of gamers connected to Steam. With Fallout 3 added to the line up of great titles coming to Steam, this year promises to be an even better holiday season for Steam gamers."

Fallout 3 Weapons & Combat

"We've heard from everyone already using Steam that it is a fantastic online platform for delivering PC games," said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. "In addition to the leading edge service, the platform also exposes the game to millions of targeted gamers."

The PC version will cost $49.99.

First E3 2009 Details Tonight on X-Play at 8PM ET
Posted By: Stephen Johnson - Monday, October 20, 2008 10:57 AM

Do not miss X-Play tonight at 8 PM ET. Along with reviews of three huge games (Fable II, LittleBigPlanet and Dead Spaceand an All-Access look at Mirror's Edge, X-Play is going to serve up some of the first new details concerning the  Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009.

We'd love to tell you what's up with E3, but we are honor-bound to keep it to ourselves until tonight, when all will become clear and lives will be forever changed--okay, maybe not forever, but it's a pretty big deal, and you can be first to know the scoop. So don't miss the show, tonight at 8PM ET on G4!

X-Play's Fallout 3 Special Is Tonight!
Posted By: Jonathan Hunt - Tuesday, October 14, 2008 3:25 PM

Tonight, X-Play is dedicating an entire half-hour to talking with the people of Bethesda Softworks about the highly anticipated RPG title, Fallout 3. Adam and Morgan will bring you exclusive footage as well as interviews with Todd Howard and the entire Bethesda team. Don't miss a minute of X-Play's in-depth look at one of this season's hottest titles, Fallout 3. It all happens Tonight @ 8:30PM ET, right after our continuing coverage of Tokyo Game Show 08, only on G4!

Can't wait till tonight? Check out this sneak peek of X-Play's Fallout 3 Special with this in-depth look at the weapons and combat system of Fallout 3.

Double X-Play Tuesday: Tokyo Game Show & Fallout 3 Special!
Posted By: Jonathan Hunt - Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:00 AM

Get ready for a full hour of X-Play tonight, as Adam and Morgan bring you more coverage of Tokyo Game Show 08, followed by our Fallout 3 Special.

First, Adam and Morgan continue their unprecedented coverage of Tokyo Game Show 08 by bringing you a World Premiere Exclusive look at some multiplayer footage of the highly anticipated title, Gear of War 2, as well as First Looks at Quantum Theory and Resistance: Retribution. Also, we'll bring you All Access coverage on White Knight Chronicles.

Then, Adam and Morgan continue their World Premiere Tuesdays by bringing you an in-depth look at the highly anticipated RPG title, Fallout 3. We'll bring you Exclusive footage, as well as interviews with Fallout 3 mastermind Todd Howard and the entire Bethesda team.

X-Play has everything TGS and Fallout 3 Tonight, starting @ 8PM ET, only on G4!

'Fallout 3' TGS 2008 Trailer
Posted By: John Manalang - Friday, October 10, 2008 9:48 AM

Bethesda Softworks's anticipated RPG title, Fallout 3, visits this year's Tokyo Game Show and gives everyone a friendly reminder. This title's already an absolute must-have on our holiday game lists and  it's almost here folks!

Fallout 3 will be available in North America this October 28 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC platforms.

Microsoft's Tokyo Game Show Roster
Posted By: John Manalang - Tuesday, October 07, 2008 8:28 AM

Microsoft's definitely not missing out on this year's Tokyo Game Show, bringing forward titles from the event's homeland, courtesy of Square-Enix, Capcom and more. Check them out:

  • Resident Evil 5 (Capcom)
  • Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope (Square-Enix)
  • The Last Remnant (Square-Enix)
  • Sonic World Adventure (SEGA)
  • Street Fighter IV (Capcom)
  • Ninja Blade (Software)

Of course, titles from other regions will be presented as well with EA's Mirror's Edge, Microsoft's Fable II, Bethesda's Fallout 3 and much more. With Sony's promise to unveil 14 unannounced titles at the event, this year's Tokyo Game Show will surely melt our faces with so much gaming goodness. But be warned, with our extensive coverage of TGS kicking off this October 9, your face may melt too.