AU Shippin' Out October 27-31: Fallout 3

Despite being temporarily banned, Fallout 3 makes it onto our soil at the same time as the rest of the world.

Fallout 3's journey into the Australian game market hasn't been without controversy, but after a rocky ride, we're on the eve of its release. Playing in the year 2277, you're a survivor of a nuclear apocalypse and have spent all your life living inside a Vault 101, a fallout shelter in Washington, DC. When your father leaves the safety of the vault to venture into the wasteland, you decide to go after him to find out why he left and, along the way, discover what life outside the vault is like. Like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3 can be played in both first and third person, and it features a combat system called Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, not dissimilar to the combat mechanic found in Red Dead Revolver. Expect to see Fallout 3 in stores around Australia on Friday.

Almost a month after FIFA Soccer 09 came out, Konami is bringing their popular football game to the table with Pro Evolution Soccer 2009. Amongst the updated graphics and new animations, PES now includes licensed teams from the UEFA Champions League, as well as a new mode called Become a Legend, whereby you pick a player and stick with him for the entire season. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 comes out on the 30th.

October 30, 2008
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PS3, 360, PC, PS2)
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (PS3, 360, PC, Wii, PS2, PSP, DS)
Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant (Wii, DS, PC, Wii, PSP)
Siren: Blood Curse (PS3)
Bratz Girlz Really Rock (DS, Wii, PS2)
Bratz Kidz: Slumber Party (DS, Wii)
Pure (PC)
Avatar - The Last Airbender: Into the Inferno (Wii, DS, PS2)
Allied Ace Pilots (DS)

October 31, 2008
Fallout 3 (PC, PS3, 360)

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42 comments
GoofyGoober88
GoofyGoober88

OMG too many games :( in the last 2 weeks i have brought Fable II & Far cry 2 already & i plan to get Fallout 3 this week & Gears 2 Next week =/ lol i think im going to have to start selling my body to start paying for them

Keby
Keby

I'm a bit confused that Fallout 3 is on the 31st. Bethesda keep harping on about it being released on the 30th, but every other site says the 31st. Guess we will just have to find out this week.

Static-7
Static-7

I think Fallout 3 is going to be great but I think Far cry 2 is going to get Game of the Year.

vanek26
vanek26

Anyone think this has a shot at game of the year?

danthegamer32
danthegamer32

@ Nintendo Man, if you mean sales wise, you , may be right (maybe) but in terms of qualty of games, i really do think there are better games than that gimmick on that list....

Pete5506
Pete5506

Fallout 3 is what I'm getting

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

Well this is good news for gamerz across Austrailia as Fallout is shaping up 2 be a game that should not be missed!

KokutenNagaki
KokutenNagaki

Finally, Bratz Kidz: Slumber Party is coming out! Day one buy and game of the year baby! Fallout 3 suffers from the slumber party!

bcfish
bcfish

you know, every time I've commented on this subject about how Australia's laws are just totally backward when it comes to rating games, I've been reported as an abuser. Well, i stand by what I've said, they are stupid, and i'm glad Aussie gamers can play in spite of the idiots, not because of them!

hector530
hector530

Bratz Girlz Really Rock and Bratz Kidz: Slumber Party FTW!!! fallout will have to wait but really 14 hours till fallout3 cant wait

theis123456
theis123456

Ha ha , i got the game to day , becorse my daddy work's for game stop .The game is soo Good the best rpg open world game to date . It event better then Oblivion :-) you have some to lock forad too .

HitmanDante
HitmanDante

Gamestop Fallout 3 pre-order FTW! Gets delivered on the street date of the 28th, and I don't have to wait in the lines.

General-Fenix
General-Fenix

It's all about Bratz Kidz: Slumber Party! Hell yeah! JK! Fallout 3 all the way! Picking it up tomorrow!

brownba3
brownba3

Well actually The Praetor, you could aim with ridiculous accuracy in fallout 1 and 2 - your accuracy was determined by your gun skills, the weapon you were using, and the spot you were aiming at...1 more day and we will see if 10 years were worth it (of course - wish it wasn't 10 years, but can't help that...) and the hype were accurate

_Brennan_
_Brennan_

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The_Praetor
The_Praetor

To PuhJesus: Because you merely "aimed" in Fallout 1 and 2. You weren't assisted by a computer system. In Red Dead Revolver, you could aim with ridiculous accuracy, as it will be with Fallout 3.

PuhJesus
PuhJesus

Why did they cite the combat similar to Red Dead Revolver? Why not Fallout 1 or 2?

pspeaks
pspeaks

I pick up my copy of F3 collectors edition tomorrow!

EBBIT
EBBIT

Fallout 3 didn't do anything to the game to get it released in AU. I guess they just caved and decided to sell it right?

MJPK
MJPK

Can't wait for Fallout 3.

durio
durio

I laughed at you bennae66 :D

mhsdrake
mhsdrake

Still waiting for something to unseat WiiFit from the top of the charts. If its not Fallout 3 we might have to wait for LBP.

bulbousd1
bulbousd1

Haha I get it Tuesday! Woot Woot

BontraXenderKyl
BontraXenderKyl

I guess we'll have to wait for Fallout 3 more 2 days...

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Spiderman looks cool but maybe a rental, same with Siren and Fallout 3 is a must get.

Victor335
Victor335

Lol @ bennae66 I couldn't tell if you where being sarcastic or serious. But I'm HOPING you where being sarcastic seeing as fallout is gonna own. =P

bennae66
bennae66

i should ban myself from these forums for that first comment i made.

bennae66
bennae66

really dont care bout anything on that list except slumber party.

XXL2
XXL2

@Nintendo Man, some of us do proper exercise then come back from it to play a proper game... ontopic: can't w8 for this game, tho i hope the combat isnt as clunky as it was in oblivion

rift_zone
rift_zone

At least I've got Fable 2 to play till Fallout 3 arrives. The wait is still unbearable though.

seriousjoker93
seriousjoker93

man this waiting is excruciating!!! why cant we have it the same time as everyone else?

Cactus_Matt
Cactus_Matt

Why friday? Why not thursday like everything else?

Merc1319
Merc1319

lol i agree i reckon gamespot have gotten way to critical on some games (fable 2 an far cry 2 both got 8.5, deserver over 9) an way to generous on other (saints row 2 is nowhere near an 8 imo) so i wouldnt be surprised if fallout only got 8.5 as well

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

A couple of interesting games but nothing there will threaten Wii Fit in the sales chart this week.

spazoquazo96
spazoquazo96

The only good games coming out are fallout 3, little big planet and maby resistance 2

hoathk
hoathk

It sucks we gotta wait till Friday for Fallout 3! It's gonna be awesome! I look forward to seeing what score Gamespot give it, although I reckon it'll rock even if they give it a 1 (never gonna happen!)

Skull-Fire
Skull-Fire

Spider-Man seems pretty flash to me. havent played any Fallout games :( so I dont know about that but a lot of people like the series.

Wuflungdung
Wuflungdung

still nothin flash coming out for the ps3