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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Bethesda
Developer: Bethesda

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'Fallout 3' (ALL) Lead Designer to Keynote at GDC09

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 4:58 p.m. PST

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.

The special interview-style keynote, with Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley, will explore Emil Pagliarulo’s life story to explain how he got to where he is today. The keynote talk, “Unlikely Beginnings: Fallout 3’s Lead Designer on His Path into the Game Industry,” will guide attendees through his career path, from nearly becoming an elementary school teacher, to working as a game journalist and eventually to designing one of 2008’s most critically-acclaimed games.

The Game Career Seminar is programmed by the GDC in association with GameCareerGuide.com for individuals interested in learning how to build a career in the videogame industry. The Seminar takes place at GDC on Friday, March 27 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The GDC Career Pavilion and Expo is open Wednesday through Friday, March 25-27.

Before he became a game designer with a defining role on one of the most highly acclaimed video games of 2008, Pagliarulo was a videogame journalist. Even before that, Pagliarulo was destined to be an elementary school teacher. He and Keighley will uncover when and how this career trajectory evolved, including what role, if any, professional networking, corporate ladder-climbing and luck played in his success. The special interview format will facilitate a lively and engaging conversation on the trials and tribulations of a career in game development.

“Emil’s story helps illustrate what can happen when we choose to pursue something we’re really passionate about,” says Meggan Scavio, the director of Game Developers Conference. “Geoff and Emil’s chat is the perfect way to learn how a unique life, passion and capitalizing on opportunities can lead to a career in game development at any stage in one’s life.”

The Game Career Seminar provides opportunities for aspiring game developers to meet with hiring managers and executives from leading game companies, and to network with industry professionals to learn how to begin or advance their careers in the $18 billion dollar industry. The speaker lineup includes top game and industry experts willing to share their experience and expertise with attendees. Access to the Game Career Seminar is available with any GDC pass option which also grants access to the GDC Career Pavilion and Expo floor featuring the top tool, platform, and software companies recruiting today.

Vault-Tec engineers have worked around the clock on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vault. Included is an expansive world, unique combat, shockingly realistic visuals, tons of player choice, and an incredible cast of dynamic characters. Every minute is a fight for survival against the terrors of the outside world – radiation, Super Mutants, and hostile mutated creatures. From Vault-Tec, America’s First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation.

Vault 101 – Jewel of the Wastes. For 200 years, Vault 101 has faithfully served the surviving residents of Washington DC and its environs, now known as the Capital Wasteland. Though the global atomic war of 2077 left the US all but destroyed, the residents of Vault 101 enjoy a life free from the constant stress of the outside world. Giant Insects, Raiders, Slavers, and yes, even Super Mutants are all no match for superior Vault-Tec engineering. Yet one fateful morning, you awake to find that your father has defied the Overseer and left the comfort and security afforded by Vault 101 for reasons unknown. Leaving the only home you’ve ever known, you emerge from the Vault into the harsh Wasteland sun to search for your father, and the truth.

Fallout 3 features one of the most realized game worlds ever created. Set more than 200 years following a nuclear war, you can create any kind of character you want and explore the open wastes of Washington, D.C however you choose. Every minute is a fight for survival as you encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders, and other dangers of the Wasteland.

The Pitt allows you to travel to the post-apocalyptic remains of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and become embroiled in a conflict between slaves and their Raider masters. Explore a sprawling settlement ravaged by time, neglect, nuclear radiation, and moral degradation. The Pitt is filled with morally grey choices, shady NPCs, new enemies, new weapons, and much more.

The Pitt opens with a desperate radio message, and a meeting with its sender, an escaped slave named Wernher. Wernher claims that the leader of “The Pitt” has created a cure for mutations… and he needs you to go in and retrieve it. From there, the player can proceed in a number of ways, in true Fallout 3 style. Do you fight your way in, or disguise yourself as a slave? Ally with the slaves, or join their Raider overlords? The Pitt is very morally ambiguous – there’s no real right or wrong, just choices to be made, sides to be chosen, and a mystery that could send shockwaves throughout the entire Wasteland.

Key Features:

  • Explore an entire new area – the post-apocalyptic ruins of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, known as The Pitt!
  • Find and use new weaponry, such as the AutoAxe, a new melee weapon with a powerful, serrated rotary blade hungry for flesh.
  • Discover new side quests and subtle plot elements and determine your path in this place where nothing is “right” or “wrong.”
  • Exclusive new perks and achievements!

The Pitt will be available for Xbox 360 and PC in March 2009 for 800 points/$9.99.


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