After the announcement of the Survival Edition a few doubts were in many peoples minds, so Pete Hines answered to a few questions on the BethBlog:
Marc: Hey! We Europeans want this survival edition too! Why cant we pre-order it through Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk even.
Pete: I don’t know that you can’t order it from there. I’m not sure how Amazon works from another country, whether you can trick/force it to let you see the .com version, how that works. You definitely would want the PC version if you can make it work so you don’t have PAL/NTSC issues.
Rivithed: is the clock battery powered or outlet powered?
Killzig: Does the clock have any alarm/radio function built in?
Pete: It’s battery powered. I need to get some pics up of the production piece because I think folks think it’s a clock.
It’s not a clock. It’s a Pip-Boy. It looks like it would go on a wrist/arm. It has a hinge and opens up. It’s built to mirror the one in the game, exactly.
However, the box will say on it “Do not wear this.” And you should never do that. It would be terrible to walk around with one on your arm.
Killzig: Also doesn’t help that amazon calls it a “Pip-boy 3000 digital clock”.
Pete: It’s a Pip-Boy first and foremost. We just wanted it to do something, so we built it some functionality so while it’s sitting in your desk, or your room, it does something.
Killzig: And that something is ‘it tells time’ ?
Pete: Yes killzig. We didn’t want it to just be an cool replica of something from the game, we wanted it to serve a function as well, so that’s what we came up with.
Working on a pic for it now.
For scale purposes, if it were to put it on your arm — which we strongly advise against — it’d take up a good bit of your forearm.
Killzig: So no radio/alarm like the pipboy?
Pete: We aren’t done with the functionality yet, so I can’t tell you one way or the other.
Just added two photos Mike took of the production sample we have here in the office.
We know what it is, and isn’t, and legally are confined on how we can describe it and how it can be used. That’s all I can tell you.
Update on the 13th of June: Tim Russert passed away today. A great interviewer, a real shame.