Crispy Gamer writes: "It is easily one of the most anticipated games of the year. But there's no denying that the anticipation for Bethesda's post-apocalyptic action-adventure game Fallout 3 has as much to do with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the 2006 action/adventure fantasy game Bethesda made before Fallout 3, as it does to do with the original Fallout and Fallout 2 (which Bethesda didn't make, Black Isle Studios did). Especially since Bethesda's changed the aerial perspective of the original Fallout games to a ground-level choice between first- and third-person that's similar to The Elder Scrolls games. But is Fallout 3 just Oblivion with nuked mutants? We spoke to Pete Hines, the game's project manager and Bethesda's VP of PR and marketing, to get the low-down on what we can anticipate when the game is released on Oct. 7."