Fallout 3 E3 Site found - including new video material

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Sander, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    It appears that Gaming Target has stumbled across the unannounced Fallout 3 E3 website, entitled Prepare for the Future. It currently features new video material consisting mostly of short snippets of 50s-style video footage pertaining to the game, no gameplay footage, though. <blockquote>Bethesda Softworks' parent company, ZeniMax, has a new website up, an unannounced page for Bethesda's upcoming RPG Fallout 3. The page will almost certainly be announced when E3 starts this week (edit: where our very first appointment on Tuesday is to preview the game), but we bring you the skinny ahead of time.

    We managed to find the website during our E3 digging and have confirmed - by doing a WHOIS check on the domain name - that it is registered to ZeniMax Media Inc. As if someone would go through this much trouble for a fake site.

    Currently the site is pretty barren, with a place to input your email for future updates ($20 says emails go out on Monday!) and an amazing teaser video.

    An interesting fun fact that caught my eye on the site is language selection bar. When one first enters the site you are asked which language to choose. One of the choices available is none other than AUS, or Australia. This is interesting because the game is currently banned downunder for its realistic depiction of drug usage. Perhaps Bethesda is working on an edited version for Australia?

    Fallout 3 will be made available in Q4 2008 for PC, 360 and PS3. We will have more as it comes.</blockquote>
  2. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    "Prepare to get Fucked"

    It works better.
  3. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Also everyone who watches the jumbled, black and white, slightly disturbing video will die in seven days.
  4. Polynikes

    Polynikes It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 19, 2007
    I should have guessed.

    *sets a timer*

    Time to go get rowdy.
  5. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 9, 2003
    OH SHIT! There's some freaky-Jason chick crawling towards me.

  6. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    Well they're preparing for the stupid.....eh....

    There really isn't much to comment on accept....uhhhh

    New footage coming Monday?
  7. Sigoya

    Sigoya First time out of the vault

    Jun 6, 2007
  8. K.C. Cool

    K.C. Cool It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 4, 2005
    ...Why did vaultboy stick a fucking pen in his eye? I suppose that's forshadowing for signing up for their emails.

    I like the creepyness and feel of the website, but that's about it.
  9. horse

    horse Vault Fossil

    May 31, 2003
    are there other versions of the 'trailer'? i chose german, for thats what i am, and all i got was <strike>that lousy t-shirt with "i blame luke" on it </strike> a channel search with very short intermitting sequences.
  10. ivpiter

    ivpiter It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 26, 2007
  11. PlanHex

    PlanHex Legislative Senator oTO Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Nov 4, 2007
    Makes sense.
    Wasn't it Todd that said they were really making Fallout 3 as if it was a spiritual sequel to Terminator: Future Shock, since that was their lastest FPS?
  12. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 9, 2003
    I thought Oblivion was their lastest FPS?
  13. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    that pic was meh

    better one would have been a vault 101 vaultboy shooting a fatman at a book called "fallout bible" with boxes of FO1+2.

    woulda been more appropos imo
  14. Xenophile

    Xenophile It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 18, 2007
    Welll I actually liked it.. pleasantly suprised they went through the trouble to do video content.. I am guessing these will be used in the game.

    I think it is good that they choose to focus so many resources on content development instead of developing a new engine.. I know that will draw alot of flak, but concentraiting on content instead of the engine means they can do stuff like this.
  15. MrSambuka

    MrSambuka First time out of the vault

    May 11, 2007
    Future Shock was a great game.
  16. astupidretard

    astupidretard First time out of the vault

    Jul 12, 2008
    It's difficult to tell from the site's teaser video whether any of the source video actually has much charm or capacity for humor, irony or haunting itself; a lot of the "vibe" of the teaser is obviously coming from the editing and ambient sounds. But, after viewing, I think it's highly likely that we'll see much of this video in-game -- what could the footage of the professor gesturing to the diagram be except some sort of VATS tutorial?

    I don't know if I agree with the quibble that some here have been voicing (mostly in the thread about the last teaser video) though, that the TV ought not to display "film noise." Granted, it should've exhibit more actual broadcast noise, but there is a point to consider that I think is being overlooked.

    As you all know, TV programs and even commercials of the early-to-middle 1950's were most often broadcast live, and the only reason that we sometimes see film noise when we ourselves watch the shows from that era is because, lacking magnetic tape upon which to record them, they were instead filmed by motion picture camera as they were playing on a TV set.

    Obviously, the television broadcasts being aired 200 years after the nuclear apocalypse cannot be live. Ergo, it is reasonable to assume that they were filmed whilst broadcast, and are no being reaired - though how that's being managed, I've no clue, now can I comprehend why the world would be so intent on radio-based communication when televisions are apparently still functional and broadcasts still possible. But, in any case, there is some seeming explanation for the film grain, and I think that in this particular example of FO3's "take on TV" a good balance of film noise and broadcast noise is evidenced, which bodes as-well-as-can-be-possible-for-a-stinker-like-this-game.

    MrSambuka, I hadn't played FutureShock. I'll give it a try ASAP.
  17. Sigoya

    Sigoya First time out of the vault

    Jun 6, 2007
    I have to concur that System Shock and Daggerfall were extremely ambitious projects of their time. Something we don't see these days successfully released.
  18. Zaii

    Zaii First time out of the vault

    Apr 22, 2005
    I've liked both teaser trailers, neither perfect admittedly, but I liked them all the same.

    However, this new site feed just grated on my tits. I can't even explain why, it just annoyed me.
  19. Jiggly McNerdington

    Jiggly McNerdington Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 14, 2007
    Y'know, Bethesda is America and NMA (Or "The fans" if you'd prefer) are Nazis in that picture. Y'know. Just sayin'.


    Bit creepy.
  20. Stiched

    Stiched It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 7, 2008
    My internet is too fucking slow to watch the vid, did I miss out on anything?

    BTW, on the site, I click US instead of AUS, just in case they have some "LAWL U R NUT GETTN FO3 LOLOLOLOLOLOL" message that will make me tear Todd's teeth out and castrate him with them.