‘Fallout 3′ Is Video Game of the Year

fallout_3I got this news with dateline, Agence France-Presse | 03/27/2009 10:22 PM from ABS-CBN News website. Upon checking, I was surprised to find that Fallout 3 was mentioned only six (6) times in my favorite forum of i-café owners. Several games are mentioned in the forum many times over. I wonder if i-café owners are aware of this award-winning game.

Fallout 3 is a role-playing game (RPG) that runs on Windows-based PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.  For PC specifications, the game’s developer, Bethesda has made them forgiving with the minimum and recommended system requirements as follows:

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Windows XP/Vista
  • 1GB system RAM (XP)/ 2GB system RAM (Vista)
  • 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
  • Direct X 9.0c-compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    2GB system RAM
  • Direct X 9.0c-compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series)

Here is the news about the award in full:

SAN FRANCISCO – Post-apocalyptic adventure “Fallout 3″ has been crowned Game of the Year at a major gathering of videogame makers in San Francisco.

The captivating story-driven videogame made by Bethesda Softworks bested blockbuster rivals including notorious “Grand Theft Auto: IV” and zombie shooter “Left 4 Dead” at the 9th annual Game Developers Choice Awards.

“It’s the first time we’ve ever won this award, and to be given it by other game developers, with so many amazing games that could have won, well, we’re simply overjoyed,” Bethesda game director Todd Howard said Thursday.

“It’s very special to us.”

“Fallout 3″ also won a Best Writing award at Wednesday’s ceremony, considered a highlight of the Game Developers Conference (GDC).

Sony-backed “LittleBigPlanet” developed by Media Molecule of Britain ended the evening with the most awards, capturing top spots for game design technology, innovation, and Best Debut Game.

LittleBigPlanet encourages people to create and share games as well as play.

The latest “Prince of Persia” release by hot French videogame maker Ubisoft won a Best Visual Arts category for “hauntingly beautiful” imagery. “God of War: Chains of Olympus” was declared Best Handheld Game.

“The games being recognized here are virtuoso efforts that have truly advanced the state of video games.” said GDC content director Meggan Scavio.

“The Game Developers Conference has become the premiere videogame award show because it gives voice to those who understand games better than anyone; the people who make them.”

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