This past weekend Bethesda released a few new tidbits of information about Fallout 3
. Game journalists were invited to an event with the production team, and came away with a much better sense of what the title is like
. "Fortunately, you never had to experience the horrors of a nuclear holocaust. Unfortunately, your mother died during childbirth, and you were raised by your father (in a very scientific fashion). Your early, developmental years play an important part of the character creation process and double as a basic game play tutorial. The G.O.A.T. (Generalized Occupational Aptitude TEST) determines what some of your starting skills and skills will be. Physical, artistic attributes can be customized as well. Much like the first level of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, you can manually alter your starting stats and skills before you venture forth."
For an epic amount of coverage
on the game, Bethesda's new blog has two posts with copious links
to previews and hands-on pieces.