I literally walked up in front of a giant radscorpion, got close enough to grab it's claw and stared it down for two minutes before getting "too close" and causing it to charge me. I had set down a plasma mine as a cover and the poor idiot ran right over it. It was in the Mereseti trainyard, in between the two tunnels. I played him like a violin.
Yeah. I wanted to get it for the PC, but I have a mac, so that wasn't going to work. I ended up getting Game of the Year Edition for my PS3. Operation Anchorage malfunctioned though. It's a LONG story. I won't regale you with the details unless your really interested.
It's not being made by Bethesda. It's being made by Obsidian which are many people who made the original Fallout 1 and 2. They left the Black Isle after this and formed Obsidian. They also made Knights of the old republic II and Neverwinter nights 2. Neither game is anywhere close to Fallout 3 but lets give them a chance.