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Episode #75 - Chris Avellone - Obsidian Entertainment


Joining the guys on Episode 75 of The Avault Podcast is Chris Avellone. Chris is the Lead Designer of the upcoming Obsidian RPG Alpha Protocol. Chris shares some details about the game, gives us insight into the creation of "The Espionage RPG" , and tells us what was really going on during some of the motion capture scenes in the game. Chris also teases the crew with some info on Fallout: New Vegas.


Besides the chat with Chris the conversation turns towards the recent comments about video games made by Roger Ebert. Will video games ever be art or are they already? The crew begins their Countdown to E3 and this week focus on the food of E3. Chris also waited until the show to tell Turks and Billy what he was playing this week (can you guess what it is?), Turks' iPhone went for a swim, and Billy feels like a 15 year old again. Be sure to tune in!

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The part about Fallout starts @ 35:10


Avault #1: -...even from the screenshots I saw [New Vegas] looks really awesome, looks like you guys are doing a lot of old skool Fallout ideas

MCA: -You know I never thought I'd get a chance to work with that franchise and the opportunity came up and I can't tell you how many people here are excited

Avault #1:-I know you worked on Fallout 2, what aspect of Fallout 2 did you work on?

MCA:-I did the city of New Reno, I worked on Vault City and all the special encounters and I did a few of the endings of the game

Avault #1:-Did you do more storytelling or is it art directing, creative directing or anything with creative in it

MCA:-I guess what the term now is, is area designer where you do the quests layout, reputation,... the actual conversation with various characters

Avault #1:-OK, that's cool. I actually spent a lot of time with the first Fallout and by the time Fallout 2 fell into my lap I just wasn't able to play it at the time because I had a terrible computer and


Avault #1:-It wasn't a very demanding game just you know my parents old gaming rig didnt play it I dunno

MCA:-When I first played Fallout it totally just changed my idea of what rpgs could be, I was totally awed like... *weird sound*

Avault #1:-Storytelling, and the way you felt you can power yourself up and up yourself was great

MCA:-All the RPG mechanics, and like every choice you make in that game and just how you built your character, like you could see exactly how it played out in almost every area you went to

Avault #1:-Oh yeah

MCA:-Just the fact that your intelligence stat could affect your dialogue, I thought that was brilliant,

I loved that game.

Avault #1:-I'm glad that you got some passion working on fallout maan




Avault #1:-Bethesda is obviously publishing New Vegas, are there any guys from the Fallout 3 team, are they kinda working with you at all or has Bethesda just kind of passed it off to you, you know, you guys are just kinda doing your thing and you're just kinda checkin in every once and a while

MCA:-To be honest they review our continuity at various points, and sort of check our documentation, to be honest they've been pretty hands-off with a lot of stuff, and our producer who works with bethesda, he's a pretty sharp guy. So generally it has been pretty smooth

Avault #1: -That's cool man like you seem very passionate about fallout, that's great, and bethesda's kinda letting you take it into the direction where you really think that it should go maan that's great.

Avault #2: -I can't wait to play that game lol

Avault #1: -I don't wanna get into the specifics of the game, but basically, what I've read about it is, vegas is

up and running right? I mean vegas is there, right? it's not like, in fallout 3 you're walking around the wasteland and everything is just dessolated but somehow vegas

Avault #2:-That's what I saw, without chris having to answer, what I've read on game informer is yes, it's already published that yes, it's much brighter and much less run down and much less

Avault #1:-awesome

Avault #2:-...war torn looking than fallout 3

MCA:-There are many secrets in the world of New Vegas...

Avault #1:-I can't wait to help people in that game and then as they run away just shoot them in the back just over and over again lol

Avault #2:-porn extra limbs and other things, awesome lol

Avault #1:-lol I dunno chris you can't just run with that one



there are many secrets in the world of New Vegas, lulz.

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