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j0j081
02-16-06, 11:09 PM
Neocast:Gaming Episode 3 (Exclusive Interview)

After a short time off due to unforeseen issues, everyone's favorite gamers podcast is back with a vengeance this week! Paul (lardiop) and Todd (LOC) sit down and have a special Neowin exclusive for all of you. An interview with Pete Hines, who just happens to be the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations over at Bethesda Softworks. Who, or what is that you may be asking? Well, Bethesda just happens to be the company developing the upcoming Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Everything from graphics to gameplay is discussed. We even squeeze in some Fallout 3 and the newly acquired Star Trek license. What exactly is the situation with the shadow system in the game? Will the game release in March? These questions and a whole lot more are discussed this week! So sit back for 48 minutes, grab a drink and some popcorn and have a listen!

Source (http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=32330)

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teh Download (nana2) (http://www.poweruser.tv/podcasts/neowin/Neocast3.mp3)

jAkUp
02-16-06, 11:18 PM
Listening now, thanks :)

He said to max the game out you need a PC built within the last few months. They even touch on the "toned down shadows!" He said it was too resource heavy on everything.

I recommend everyone check this out, fairly technical, and very informative.

Zelda_fan
02-17-06, 01:10 AM
it's very interesting what he said about the shadowing system. The only time where they showed the "old" shadowing system with shadows on every object is the e3 video in the prision cell.

ie that means the other areas (e3 videos 2 - 6) will look exactly as they did in the e3 video. As long as the game looks like the videos, we should be fine.

CaptNKILL
02-17-06, 01:25 AM
it's very interesting what he said about the shadowing system. The only time where they showed the "old" shadowing system with shadows on every object is the e3 video in the prision cell.

ie that means the other areas (e3 videos 2 - 6) will look exactly as they did in the e3 video. As long as the game looks like the videos, we should be fine.
Heh, this is exactly what I said when everyone was going ballistic about the lack of object shadows :D

Anyways, watching now... I got a news letter from Bethesda today too. It had 3 exclusive screens. They will be available publicly soon im sure... if they arent already...

stncttr908
02-17-06, 01:45 AM
You guys should listen to our Podcast every week. :D

CaptNKILL
02-17-06, 02:12 AM
Excellent interview :)

I tell ya, that guy knows how to answer questions... you can go away from the interview knowing what is and isnt in the game without being bitter about it because he explains WHY and it makes SENSE.

This game is going to PWN :D

j0j081
02-18-06, 07:16 PM
yeah neowin podcasts are teh bomba!