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Fallout 3 Trailer Available Online 110

Voodoo Extreme and 1up are both hosting the long anticipated Fallout 3 Trailer. Looks like we'll be seeing the game in stores Fall of 2008. Says Bethesda's Pete Hines, Bethesda's PR point man: "Yes, that's in-engine (in-engine means it's done with game assets in our rendering engine, but isn't done real-time. If it was done in real-time, that'd be gameplay footage. This isn't something, for example, that was sent to some house [e.g. Blue Studios] so they could build assets and render it out, and create something for us to release [e.g. Dawn of War 40K intro cinematic]). Yes, that's The Ink Spots singing "I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire" Yes, that's Ron Perlman [voiceover man extraordinaire of Fallout 1 and 2]." The official site doesn't have a lot more in the way of detail than that.
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Fallout 3 Trailer Available Online

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  • by Clockworkalien ( 1099495 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @01:53PM (#19400191) Homepage
    ...the in-game currency is bottle caps. Awesome trailer!
  • by sanjacguy ( 908392 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @02:06PM (#19400441)
    "War...War never changes." Thank God neither does Ron Perlman's voice.
  • by vertinox ( 846076 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @02:15PM (#19400629)
    And I hope they have caved into restricting the player in what they can or cannot do for moral choices.

    One of the big sticking points with me is that the FO series allowed you to be good or evil. It gave you total freedom and even some in between.

    But this entailed of course stealing from anyone, doing drugs, killing children, having sex with prostitutes, being a porn star, and basically killing everything that moves, but you would have some repreccusions such as encounters with bounty hunters or various other groups who were mad at you.

    But at the same time you could also be a saint or follow the path of good.

    Personally, I joined the brother hood and spent my time being a vigilante cleansing places like New Reno with healthy dose of burst fire.

    And it still allowed you to beat the game without firing a single shot.

    Without the freedom to be truly evil or good... It won't be Fallout.

    That is what I am worried about.
  • by hindumagic ( 232591 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @02:37PM (#19400995)
    Great, yet another hype video that shows the "engine" - whatever that means. Let's see some gameplay! Given the lovely engine that they have, I guess that we won't have the isometric view as per Fallout 1 & 2 - or will we?

    Fallout had some nice graphics for its time, but it was the gameplay, story, and amazing art direction that made it a standout. This preview shows nothing, other than a 3D engine that could be swapped out for ID's or Epic's - hell, it could be Duke Nukem reborn for all we know. Yeah, it looks cool, but there is really nothing here.

  • by revlayle ( 964221 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @02:45PM (#19401123) Homepage
    TEASER VIDEO - HELLO? When has a teaser video a year and a half before release (at least) ever shown gameplay footage? At best, the gameplay is in a rough alpha state, with bugs to fix, tweaks to make, and possibly a action item list for the interface and executions of said gameplay miles and miles long. No company (well, almost... the half-way smart ones) wants to show off something that is not ready for the public eye yet. Closer to the end of the year, I bet stabler beta states of the gameplay engine will be ready... will videos be shown then? who knows...
  • Re:Awesome! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by brkello ( 642429 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @04:58PM (#19403227)
    It's actually pretty boring. At least it is short...I supposed they could have just panned out for another 15 minutes.
  • Re:Awesome! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by spoco2 ( 322835 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @07:17PM (#19404853)
    Gee, I guess you wanted it to have a myriad of explosions and maybe some tits, and perhaps a few heads being blown off.

    It's atmospheric, it hits all the buttons to make fans of the original games excited again (the period music, the old world war posters, the things from the world that was left lying there...

    And the game engine looks pretty darn nice.

    I have to say I had no idea that Ron Perlman did the voice overs of the last two games, I guess it would be because I didn't know who he was when I played them... but Hellboy as voice over guy... nice :)
  • by Rallion ( 711805 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @09:55PM (#19405955) Journal
    Considering the company that's making it, I would definitely say that limited freedom should be the least of your worries.
  • Re:Shred of hope (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Rallion ( 711805 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @10:03PM (#19405997) Journal
    I know what you mean. It's obvious that the sole purpose of the trailer was to say, 'Look, we get it, we know what Fallout is supposed to be.' And they convinced me. And I truly did almost shed a tear of happiness.

    I'm a little uncomfortable with the realization that it means that much to me, but it does. I wouldn't say that either Fallout 1 or 2 is my favorite game ever, but there is absolutely no series that I would be sadder to see messed up. (Tactics wasn't a super-great game, but I didn't feel like it 'corrupted' the series in any way. Just a sub-par entry.)
  • Re:Nice Touch (Score:3, Insightful)

    by revlayle ( 964221 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @11:07PM (#19406431) Homepage
    IIRC, "Radiation King" was the brand of the TV in the Fallout 1 opening video. In fact, all sorts of fallouty things are in there: Vault Boy in the correct context; a super toolkit right next to a bottle of rotgut; the Ink Spots song that was supposed to be the original music used in Fallout 1; american 50s style propaganda; using retro tube sci-fi to depict technology; RON FUCKING PERLMAN; a poster with a car advertisement with the correct car style (is it the highwayman? not sure tho).

    The power armor was different... but it was still ok. why it's different (i.e. creative direction or a different model) is still a mystery.

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