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Washington Post reveals new Oblivion info!
Editorial - posted by Vault Dweller on Mon 15 August 2005, 16:04:49Tags: Bethesda Softworks; The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Washington Post, your trusty source for gaming news, has posted an article on Bethesda Softworks and Oblivion. If the description of the game doesn't make you HAWT, you are not a true gamer.
For the investment, Oblivion will feature 50 hours of game dialogue and 1,000 characters -- one featuring the voice of actor Patrick Stewart, the man celebrated in geekdom as Captain Picard of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." The game's action takes place in 16 square miles of playing field in a virtual forest (complete with 200 dungeons strewn about).
To make sure soil erosion and geology in the game world looked realistic, the company sent an employee to the University of Maryland to study up on the topics. With new game systems continually offering deeper degrees of realism, it's the sort of attention to detail that players are coming to expect.
They've listed all the important features: forests, PATRIC STEWART!!!, and soil erosion! Not bad for the Washington Post noobs.