We'll take another Fallout 3 review roundup soon but we've already posted a bunch, so for the moment, we'll go with other tidbits.
Gamasutra takes a look at Fallout 3'scritical reception, although they miss the opportunity to take a deep look at the press coverage and simply grab a handful of review quotes.
At the Bethblog, Bethesda is explaining their use of Securom after previously claiming the DRM scheme would be minimal. It still is, they say:
For Fallout 3ís copy protection on PC, we use the same security model as we did for Oblivion - a simple disc check. We only use SecuRomís disc check functionality for copy protection. We do NOT limit the number of installs. We do NOT use online authentication or any other SecuROM functionality except for a disc check when you install the game and when you launch the game. We do not install any other programs and we donít have anything that runs in the background while youíre playing the game.
If you experience issues installing the game, try running setup.exe directly off the disc. That will resolve most compatibility issues.