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.