That’s all folks!

The last Vault Arcade comic is up, it ends with a whimper.  The big news though is that the BethBlog is having a contest to celebrate the end of the PA run (or maybe to celebrate the game finally coming out, could be a little of both)…

  • Send an email to bethblog@bethsoft.com. In it, let us know which of the 12 comics was your favorite.
  • All e-mails must be received by midnight (U.S. EST), Sunday, October 12th. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted shortly there after. Any foul play detected will result in automatic disqualification.
  • All participants must be 18 or older to enter and verification may be required before the winner is announced.

While you’re at it.  Tell Bethsoft you want some new wallpapers, preferably high-res versions of those DC ads linked below.

Timmy C on Fallout 3


Tim Cain is looking forward to his PipBoy 3000 digital clock. At least that’s what he’s telling Edge Online. He’s also very interested in the as-yet-unannounced-but-widely-known-about Fallout Online (or FOOL as we affectionately call it):

“I’ve hardly thought about [what I’d do different] with Fallout 3,” said Cain, “but I have thought about the online version. I’ve also talked to the guys at Interplay about Fallout Online.

“The biggest problem I have with expanding the game is that the original games were designed to make you feel like you were one of the last people left on Earth. And with Fallout 3 and the online version, I’m curious about how they’ll handle making the game not feel too crowded–making it feel like there’s not much life left out there after the war.”

It figures he would be more interested in Fallout Online, afterall the reason he’s back in the limelight is the recent announcement by Carbine Studios that Timmy will be the new design director.  (Good luck!)

It’s going to be really hard for me to continue ignoring MMOs with both ChrisT. and Timmy working on them.

Riding on the Metro

John Cangany of Washington D.C. alerted Joystiq to a new ad campaign by BethSoft in support of Fallout 3.  Apparently, these ads are having the desired effect:

Anyway, metro riders were transfixed by this ad. Unlike the “Fred, your ass is looking fat” hippo posters or the metro etiquette ads, the crumbling Washington Monument and mutated American flag caught a lot of eyes, and people STARED. Like, legit stared, as if the ad were either a really pretty or really ugly, disfigured lady.

Joystiq contacted BethSoft for more information and received a few photos of the different ads.  They’ve also requested some help from DC residents in identifying the locations so if you’re familiar with the locales, head on over and share what you got.

Update: Pete Hines says the ads are currently at the Metro Center station and only at the Metro Center station.