Bethesda released a trailer Thursday giving the first look at the Obsidian-developed Fallout sequel, Fallout: New Vegas. The trailer opens to Frank Sinatra's Blue Moon before pulling back and revealing New Vegas, ending with the iconic Fallout phrase "War never changes." Fallout 2 veterans will also notice the flag of the New California Republic, indicating that they may play a major roll in the game.
Obsidian Entertainment was formed in 2003 by former Black Isle employees, some of whom worked on the original Fallout games. Obsidian is known for their RPG sequels, including KotOR 2 and Neverwinter Nights 2. Let's hope that this one doesn't get rushed and Obsidian lives up to their full potential.
Bethesda also announced that Fallout: New Vegas is set for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in fall 2010.
~Tim "Space_man" Martin
Direct2Drive has a big 5th anniversary sale going right now over a 5 week period, with 10+ games available each week each for $5. This week is action games, but coming up are RPG/MMO, Indie, and War games. They're not announcing which games will be available in the coming weeks, but there are some good games there right now (such as Bioshock) so check it out, a lot of these games are definitely worth the $5. There are also some additional $5 games available at the bottom of the page. One question: When D2D turns 10, will the games be $10?
The Dawn of Fantasy website has finally been updated with a bunch of new screenshots and a new trailer. They'll be adding more information about the game and another short trailer soon, so keep watching the site.
For those who don't know, Dawn of Fantasy is an MMORTS where you build up a persistent base and siege enemy fortresses as the Humans, Elves, or Orcs (It also has a regular multiplayer skirmish mode). It's being made by a new company, Reverie World Studios, and even though it's not very well known yet it's looking to be quite good. Plus the fact that it's being made by a smaller studio means that it should have a great community and developers who actually care about the game, which seems to be lost with some of the bigger game companies these days. Sign up on their forums if you want to get into the beta, which should be starting fairly soon; they also have some contests running to get into earlier stages of the beta.
Check out the trailer at http://www.dawnoffantasy.com/
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BioWare just released a new Star Wars: The Old Republic video. This game is starting to look like it could be really good, if they manage to pull it off. Check out the video below:
"Portals, companion cubes, and cake. Lots and lots of cake."
When the Portal: Prelude mod was announced in mid September, I found myself quite excited. A new full length Portal adventure, complete with a new storyline and harder challenges? Hell Yeah! This mod looked like it would go far beyond what any other Portal mod had done to date, and even provide an experience rivaling that of the original game. Indeed, Portal: Prelude is a truly excellent mod that comes complete with a new set of nineteen test chambers, a new storyline with voiced characters, new game mechanics, and challenges with advanced versions for many of the new chambers. Of course, despite all this, it is not without some flaws.
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