Bethesda Softworks - Todd Howard @ Gamasutra
Gamasutra has a short regular feature called Media Consumption that profiles a developer's media habits, providing a little personal insight. This time, it's Todd Howard's turn. The article starts with some broad stuff about Fallout 3 (the game has “been full steam for a while now, and preproduction is coming to an end and we hope to show it off soon”) and then quizzes Todd about what he reads, watches and plays. Let's take the game bit:
Games: "The Ultima series is still my favorite, and probably is still my biggest inspiration as far as presenting a fully realized world in a game. Ultima 4 to 7 are so ahead of their time it's just unbelievable. In regards to storytelling and visual storytelling [I take] a lot [of influence from other mediums].