Monday 20 December 2010

New Fable Fansite

A long time ago now I was part of a fansite for the Fable franchise called Well, after that fell through under numerous problems I thought my days of being a Fable addict on the internet were over...until I started this blog up.

Well, some of the members of the previous site have started their own little bastion of Fable dorkness in order to revive some of the passion for the game, and also to bring together another community on the scale of I love the idea of fansites and the sense of community they bring, as well as the mass amount of fun you can have with like minded individuals.

Check out the link here to see it for yourself, and for your future reference the site is

See you there, here, Lionhead forums and even in the world of Albion. Take care, and merry Christmas to everyone!

Dog Breeds & X-Mas Gifts

Lionhead are pulling all the stops out again for the DLC at this festive time. A little late on the uptake with this post but as well as a free Santa hat to wear for this christmas period there are also a load of new dog breeds for your hero to run around Albion with. Too add to the Red Setter and Boxer that are already in the game, as well as the Boarder Collie there is now the Doberman, the Alsation and the epic Poodle...wonder if Reaver would like a poodle?

See below for the awesome pictures:-

Official site after the jump.

Wednesday 8 December 2010

I want to hear Stephen Fry!

...was the cry that rang out from the roofs of many a house all over the world when Fable III came out in different countries. And now, Lionhead have delivered and given all non-english versions of the game the English Voice-Over pack featuring the talented words of wisdom from so many big names in British film, tv and many other fields.

There's a myriad of talent in the game including:-

John Cleese as your trusty butler and confidant, Jasper
Sir Ben Kingsley as the leader of the mountain dwellers, Sabine
Simon Pegg as attention-seeking soldier Benn Finn who is looking for action
Michael Fassbender as the evil King Logan whom your “Fable III” hero will lead a revolution against
ZoĆ« Wanamaker returns as Theresa. She was last seen taking over the Spire in “Fable II,” but who knows what her real motivation is?
Stephen Fry returns as Reaver, the narcissistic marksman blessed with eternal youth
Bernard Hill as Sir Walter Beck, your faithful mentor
Nicholas Hoult as the potential male love interest, Elliot, to your “Fable III” female hero
Naomie Harris as Page, the leader of the rebels who reside in Bowerstone

"The 'Fable' franchise has always been recognized for its unique take on drama, morality, and of course, humor," said Louise Murray, head of the "Fable" franchise. "We're taking this to the limits in 'Fable III' by bringing on a star-studded cast that includes Sir Ben Kingsley, John Cleese and Simon Pegg, who truly understand what it takes to bring characters to life in complex ways and add new dimensions of blockbuster entertainment to 'Fable III.'"

So if you're from a land far away from the green fields of Blighty, get yourself this download pack to listen to some fantastic voice acting from some fantastic actors.

Lionhead Pooch Lovin'

Now we all love a bit of animal friendly gaming, don't we? Well Fable III has shown that the love of a faithful poochy companion is more than enough to satisfy our hearts when it comes to animals...and for their services to the world of animated dogs...they have won themselves an award!

Fable II won a Proggy for Most Animal-Friendly Video Game, and Fable III is up for a Peta Libby Award with the same title!

Vote for your favourite Fake Meat, Animal-Friendly Hip Hop Artist or Vegan Shoe and of course Fable -

Nominated by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for a Libby Award for Most Animal Friendly Game of 2010, “Fable III” captures the true spirit of camaraderie with your loyal canine companion as you adventure through Albion and rise from rebel to ruler.

Well done to Lionhead Studios and let's hope they continue to win more and more awards for their games in the future!

More details after the Guild Seal Teleport ;)

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Fable III: Patch Notes & Release.

Title Update fixing the game...see below.

Patch Notes Fable III

Deployed 1st December 2010 10am GMT (5MB)

Disclaimer: While we make every effort to include as many upcoming changes in our patch notes as possible, please be aware that some changes are unintentionally omitted. (UPDATE: Some media reported that we omitted content from the title update, this has been misreported; the comment refers to omitted from the patch notes, not the patch itself). Where possible the title update will be retroactive, meaning if you’ve already experienced the issue in your game it will now be resolved. This is not applicable to all solutions.

Major Fixes

Sanctuary: Fixed numerous issues whereby Jasper would stop talking or whereby the world map would become unusable

Quests: Tabletop: The Hobbes may not spawn in the last area causing the player to be unable to progress

Quest: Tabletop: Online multiplayer: Player host is unable to vault off platform to Hobbe area

Quest: Tabletop: Player can become stuck behind some rocks

Quest: Tabletop: After defeating the hollowmen in the room with the lever the player is unable to progress

Quest: The Masquerade: Player can become trapped in Reaver’s mansion.

Quest: The Masquerade: Player can fall out of the world

Quest: GNOMES PART 1: Player can break script

Live: The players fall out of the world (FOOTW) when transitioning from Shifting Sands to The Veiled Path

Crash: Mourningwood guards audio

Crash: During the quest “Peace, Love and Homicide”

Minor Fixes

General improvements to performance and frame rate

World: Online multiplayer: Fast Travel area does not extend from end of level the "The Hole" to go to Mistpeak Valley

World: Player can fall out of environment in Mistpeak Valley while in combat

World: After proposing marriage, Bowerstone Castle cannot be selected as family home.

World: If client repairs a house, the house goes from renting out to living in

World: Player can become stuck during Castle Battle after vaulting over sandbags near burning cart

World: Bowerstone Industrial: Player can fall off the world

World: a fix for existing or future FOOTW situations

World: Online multiplayer: No Particle Effects on Host Screen after Marrying another Player

Live: Orbs do not always show up

Live: Online multiplayer: Fixed an issue with sliding host in the sanctuary

Live: Fixed several issues relating to gifting and receiving gifts in local and online coop

Quest: Tabletop: Breadcrumb not leading to Demonic Chickens

Saves: Fixed a few issues that could cause a corrupt save game slot

World: Driftwood: Hero can become stuck inside of tree

World: Shooting a crate creates a duplicate crate

World: Black chicken in castle gardens flies straight up into the air for several seconds when kicked

Speech: Japanese: Reaver is missing VO in one quest

Link to the Official Site.

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Understone DLC Review

I went out especially to pick up some points for the DLC for Fable III last week. I have managed to avoid the urge to buy Live Arcade games, and other assorted goodies (although I did have a brief lack of patience when I bought the Priests Robes from Assassins Creed: Brotherhood)and now have downloaded the new Quest Pack, and the Dog Potion. Let's see how it goes...

First off I went straight to the Shooting Range to try that out, always up for challenge me. The introduction to the area is fairly comical and reminded me of the introduction that the town guard gave in Fable when you entered Bowerstone for the first time. After looking around to see if there was actually anything else to buy I popped up to the shooting range to try my luck.

Without much need for bluster I have to say that the Shooting Range was pretty damn fun. If you played Fable II then this won't be anything new too you but its fast paced and indeed rather challenging at times. It took me two tries to get my hands on the new guns on offer (The Money Maker and the Black Dragon)with a mighty 535 points...alas it wasn't enough to upgrade one of the guns but we shall give it time. The range is instantly replayable and with the other gifts you can get from setting good scores it's worth a few more tries at least.

Second up was Reaver's Wheel of Misfortune. Now, since this is in Reaver's Mansion it's exactly the same take as you had when you played the Masquerade Quest. You fight waves of enemies from the spinning wheel of death while Jonathan Ross and Stephen Fry shout things at you for doing well, or awful. Again I managed to rack up a good enough score to get my hands on the two prize weapons, and I think as a piece of returnable DLC with the added ability to do so with Co-Op it's almost as much fun as going through the Crucible or the Arena in Fable II.

Last but certainly not least is the quest for Understone itself. Without wanting to put too much of a spoiler in your midsts you travel down under Bowerstone to find out the mysterious source of a mechanical voice haunting a factory above the surface. The way down is typically fable, with some rather interesting combat encounters and the sense of danger mounting as you reach the end. It doesn't last all that long, so if you were hoping for a massive expansion...this isn't it. And while its a pretty sweet quest, its a little bitter sweet as you realise it's all ended too quickly. Something I think most Fable fans would feel for all the games in the series. The decision at the end however is rather important so have a think before you make it.

Overall the pack is fairly well priced. It's not the longest, but its fairly interesting and gives some replay value for those who want to best their Live friends at even more Fable related content. For 400 Points you could do a lot worse, and if your a die hard Fable fan you might want to pick this up. With a fix coming soon as well, will be pretty good going.


Title Update Soon

For those of you out there with some game breaking bugs and other mishaps, there is a title update launching soon to hopefully fix some of those problems...

"Also coming soon, fans will see some positive changes to the “Fable III” gameplay via a Title Update. Lionhead Studios has been hard at work addressing gameplay issues in the massive world of Fable III. In addition, a new voice over pack will be released for some regions, adding even more polish to the adventure. Title update fixes will address the following and more:

- General gameplay progression and spawning issues
- Sanctuary map and audio functionality
- Isolated corrupted game saves
- General performance surrounding Orbs, audio, frame rates and other features"

This should be out soon enough, and was said to be up around the time of the watch this space if you are having problems with your game.

Understone Out Today!

Title says it all. The Understone Quest Pack is out today for you all to buy and enjoy.

Jump back into the whimsical world of “Fable III” with the all new “Understone Quest Pack,” available starting today on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points. The new Game Add-on grants fans access to three unique experiences, including a journey through the mysterious town called Understone, tucked beneath the bustling streets of Bowerstone.

Designed by the peculiar mind of inventor Montague Hummes following the uncertain events that unfolded in “Fable II,” Understone brings new houses and stalls to own, creatures to conquer and a mystery to solve. The “Understone Quest Pack” brings more action and adventure your way with the following quests:

“The Voice”: In the main quest, explore the mysterious underground land built by Montague Hummes in fear of the Spire in “Fable II”

Discover the origin of the voice that controls the people of Understone
Features a moral decision that will lead to two drastically different outcomes in Understone
“Shooting Range”: After defeating Saker during your quest to become Queen of King, the remaining Mercenaries have turned their camp into a tourist attraction. The main attraction being the replayable shooting range mode

Beat the high scores to win three prizes that can be used while playing the minigame: the Marksman 500 (gifted to players for downloading the pack), Money Shot (prize) and Black Dragon (prize)
The Wheel of Misfortune”: After Reaver vacated his home, he set up a venture for budding heroes to replay the thrilling arena-based challenges within his new dwellings

Beat the high scores to win three new weapons that can be used while playing in the minigame: The Full Monty (gifted to players upon downloading pack), Dirty Harriet (prize) and Dead Ned’s Revolver (prize)


And some new fancy screenshot's to enjoy too...


Friday 19 November 2010

Fable III: DLC Idea No: 2

The Lost Boys

Set deep in the swampy marshland of Mourningwood search for a lost group of children taken from their beds by an evil spirit. However, as you look deeper into the mysterious disappearances you find that everything is not quite as it seems. Uncover the mystery of the Lost Boys and maybe you will be able to settle the minds of the parents of Albion once more.

The DLC would be a quest set into a new part of Mourningwood leading away from the eco-warrior village in the swamps. You would be tasked by the leader of the village (or his replacement if you killed the other) to find out what is happening to their children who have been going missing in the middle of the night. The DLC would open up a new region which would be around the size of Mistpeak. Would be a winding wood-like maze with the feel of the marsh part of Mourningwood, very dark and secluded. As you look deeper into the mystery and follow the trail of notes left by someone only known as 'P' you find clues to the children's plight. Piles of toys found under trees, caves filled with beds with no-one in them which eventually leaves you to put together a set of clues to solve a riddle in the woods...which in turn leads to a secret glade in the woods.

When you find it this fellow...(old Fable II Concept art)

Has seemingly been capturing the children to turn into a Hobbe army through the use of a magical artefact. This leads too you defeating him, or helping him in his task. Either asking you to bring him the last sacrifice to his den so he can turn the child into the final hobbe needed to overwhelm Mourningwood and turn it into a Hobbe village, or fighting him and freeing the souls of the children who have been captured by his magic dealings.

Would either gift you the legendary weapons...

Evil Choice: The Hobbeiests Hammer - A Hammer forged by....well, stuck together by hobbes.

The Hammer would be rather crude looking, made of bone etc and have 1) Kill 100 Villagers 2) Steal 50 items of food 3) Get Fat

Good Choice: The Charity Boom Stick - A pistol which rewards you for being rewarding.

A rather basic looking pistol with little flashiness and would have 1) Donate 1,000,000 gold to the treasury 2) Give 50 Gifts to villagers 3) Give your autograph to 30 children.

Fable III: DLC Idea No:1

"Hollows & Hobbes (3rd Edition, revision

Return back to the table top with the Orb of Magika once again and experience a new adventure in the world of Hollows & Hobbes. With the evil baron dead and the princess rescued this new module takes you deeper into the web of intrigue weaved by the awful baron and his teddy bear factory...of doom!

Explore the distant area of the Afterthought Lands and find the source of the barons power, and your ultimate enemy! With new weapons and new items from The Collected Treasury of Galdo Gygaxian you can vanquish your foes in fantastic new ways...and see if you can hold off against the dangerous Flaming Chickens of Doom!, a new creature for this edition of the game!"

Would basically be set up in Bowerstone where the table is and would have a set of adventures you could do with different ending rewards. Some could be joke rewards and others could be serious...but would be more funny to have joke ones. Maybe could bring back The Frying Pan +1 which would be upgraded from 1) Eating Food 2) Making Pies and 3) Beating up Hobbes who would steal your dinner!

Would also maybe have a similar set up to Reavers wheel of death where you could go back into the room where you pull the lever surrounded by arrows and would send random mobs of enemies at you, defeat them in the time limit etc and would get odd bonuses as you played.

Note: This is not DLC...this is purely an idea.

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Ruled the World

A pretty impressive AMV for Fable III I found today. Watch it and like, good effort.

Link to the Youtube page.

Fable III Patch Update: 16th November

And so we wanted some news...

We haven’t forgotten about anyone yet, with yesterday’s announcement of the first add-on pack for Fable III, I just want to remind everyone that the title update is still coming and we’re currently aiming for this to be available approximately around the same time as the DLC.

I'd love to be able to give you the entire list of fixes, but I can't do that until we get a firmly fixed release date for it. So please stay tuned and enjoy Albion (and Aurora).


And Sam delivers. A fix soon.

Monday 15 November 2010

GT Accolades Trailer

Enjoy the GT Accolades trailer for Fable III. get back to chasing the maids and making gold from fetch quests!

Info on new DLC: 23rd November for Understone!

Without much introduction here's the new information...

The Action-Adventure Journey in “Fable III” Continues With Fresh Game Add-ons and a New Gameplay Trailer

On the heels of the triumphant Oct. 26 launch of “Fable III,” fans who crave even more action and adventure will revel in the all new “Fable III” Understone Quest Pack. Available on Nov. 23 on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points, the new Game Add-on introduces three unique quests to continue expanding the world of Albion. In celebration of the global launch of “Fable III,” Lionhead Studios also released the latest gameplay trailer, which captures the magic of revolution as you decide whether it’ll be happily ever after (or not) in the world of “Fable III.” Hailed as “a must-play for fans of adventure” and an “enormously rich experience,” “Fable III” is a must-have game this holiday season. View the trailer at

With the “Fable III” Understone Quest Pack, your hero will discover a mysterious town built beneath the streets of Bowerstone, crafted by eccentric inventor Montague Hummes. This full scale town is bustling with new houses and stalls to own, novel creatures to battle and a major mystery to solve. As added bonuses, you’re invited to explore the Mercenary Shooting Range and the Wheel of Misfortune, for chances to win in-game prizes. The “Fable III” Understone Quest Pack comes filled to the brim with the following:

“The Voice”: In the main quest, explore the mysterious underground land built by Montague Hummes in fear of the Spire in “Fable II” -

Discover the origin of the voice that controls the people of Understone
Features a moral decision that will lead to two drastically different outcomes in Understone.

“Shooting Range”: After defeating Saker during your quest to become King, the remaining Mercenaries have turned their camp into a tourist attraction. The main attraction being the replayable shooting range mode -

Beat the high scores to win three prizes that can be used while playing the minigame: the Marksman 500 (gifted to players for downloading the the pack), Money Shot (prize) and Black Dragon (prize)

“The Wheel of Misfortune”: After Reaver vacated his home, he set up a venture for budding heroes to replay the thrilling arena-based challenges within his new dwellings -

Beat the high scores to win three new weapons that can be used while playing in the minigame: The Full Monty (gifted to player upon downloading pack), Dirty Harriet (prize) and Dead Ned’s Revolver (prize)
Also available for purchase on Nov. 23 are the Exclusive Hair Pack (160 Microsoft Points) with corn rows, afro and asymmetrical bob styles and the 5 Star Dog Potion (80 Microsoft Points) that gives your canine companion the full 5-star ability for digging, diving and tracking down hidden chests right from the start.

Fans in search of more creative and immediate ways to customize their heroes are in luck! Available starting tomorrow, on Nov. 9 exclusively on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, you’ll be able to tailor your righteous or wicked ruler with the Reaver Industries Hero Outfit (160 Microsoft Points) and a colorful Dye Pack (80 Microsoft Points) that icludes black, cream, hot pink and turquoise that will make your hero the talk of Albion.

And also Sam has shown us a new launch trailer...

Pretty ace eh?

Saturday 13 November 2010

Concept Art = Lovely

Concept art is fantastic, and even more so for Fable it seems. Just can't get enough of the inspiring artwork for the game series, and I know a lot of other people can't either. So here is a nice big chunk of artwork I found from off the internet for you all to enjoy.

Enjoy, and click to get bigger sizes of course.

Friday 12 November 2010

More Comics!

Rooster Teeth are sure loving their Fable playing if these comics are anything to go by! Check them out below and don't forget to look at their homepage linked at the bottom for some awesome videos. They have a very funny 'Fails of the Week' coming every Friday from Halo: Reach submitted videos...very cool.

For when the life of a hero takes its toll...

Gnomes in reality eh?

And finally...

They do love the Fable-ness...and dogs...

Home Page...check it out, or Sarge will get you.