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    Las Vegas survived Crime Scene Investigation and Wayne Newton, but it will never look the same after it gets the Fallout treatment.
    In the alternate-history video game Fallout: New Vegas, coming to Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PCs this fall (no price and not yet rated), the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding area in 2280 bear the effects of a nuclear holocaust more than 200 years earlier during a great war between the United States and China.
    The mystery is, who are you in this nuclear wasteland?
    At the outset of the game, your character is shot and left in a shallow grave in the desert, lifted of the package you were entrusted with delivering. A robot digs you out and takes you to a local caregiver, Doc Mitchell, who nurses you back to health.
    "Unlike the previous Fallouts, where you start in a vault and you are a vault dweller, this one starts with a curveball," says Pete Hines of Bethesda Softworks.
    The Maryland game publisher's release of Fallout 3 in October 2008 (rated M for ages 17-up, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360) resurrected one of the most popular franchises ever. The original Fallout, released in 1997 by Interplay, is consistently listed among the all-time top-rated computer games.
    In those games, as well as in 1998's Fallout 2, the main character leaves a fallout shelter and roams an irradiated environment to perform missions. Fallout 3 let players explore a bombed-out Washington, D.C., populated with mutated humans and creatures.
    Its mix of role-playing and first-person shooting game elements, as well as its elaborate and expansive story, earned Fallout 3 critical praise and several game-of-the-year awards. The game has sold about 4 million copies.
    This time around, Bethesda Softworks will publish the sequel with development by Obsidian Entertainment. The staff of the Irvine, Calif., studio (Neverwinter Nights 2) includes several veterans of Fallout and Fallout 2.
    "There is practically no one more qualified to make Fallout games," says Dan Stapleton of PC Gamer, which will feature the game on the cover of its April issue (in stores March 2). "Few people know the look and feel of the Fallout universe better."
    The move to Las Vegas provides "a brand new, fresh experience that has a familiar feel of Fallout, but otherwise it's an entirely new game and a new look, with Joshua trees and tumbleweeds and blue skies," Hines says. "Vegas is up and running. It is not a ghost town. It still exists and thrives. There are casinos, and you can go down onto the Strip. It will have a very different feel from that standpoint."
    Events in the game happen a few years after Fallout 3. No characters from that game appear, Hines says, "but you will eventually hear a little bit about the events" of that game. New Vegas is "a self-contained story. You don't have to have played the previous games to have any clue what's going on here."
    At the game's outset, you get to customize your character by choosing gender, age, race, other attributes and skills. "You were a courier, and you were obviously carrying something that somebody wanted," Hines says. "Part of the story is finding out what you had and what they took."
    As you explore, you must be savvy enough to play off the various factions seeking to control turf while you evade hazards such as gun-wielding super-mutants and giant bloodthirsty lizards. New Vegas' territory is similar in size to the area of the nation's capital in Fallout 3.
    Says Hines, "It is a massive game world that will take you hundreds of hours to explore every nook and cranny."

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    AWESOME

    I loved fallout 3!
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    How RPG-like is Fallout 3?
    I'm not the biggest fan of straight up turn-based RPG's (Final Fantasy, and the like) but I don't mind games with RPG elements.

    I've been thinking about getting the Fallout 3 GOtY edition with the DLC included, but it won't be a while since I got the Bioshock 2 LE.

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    It's like if an RPG fucked Rambo and made Fallout 3.

    Basically you're a guy from a bomb shelter who crawls out 200 years after nukes level planet earth (stuck in some beaver cleaver 50's era but with robots and laser guns) and you wander the wasteland taking on quests battling mutants, offshore US government remnants, warlords set up in their own little towns, cannibals, sentient zombies in fancy hotels, rogue 'robbie the robot' type automatons, giant scorpions...

    It's half tongue in cheek potshots at 50's era America that got nuked and half first person shooter and half RPG. It's really quite fun and clever. It's got a great built in combat thingy that'll let you select which part you want to blast.. headshots are tres awesome, as well as lucky shots where your opponent either explodes in a bloody mess or disintegrates into charred dust.

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYZpR51XgW0&feature=player_embedded[/YOUTUBE]
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    I don't plan to play this but I love the concept!

    The retro style commercial with the robot--omg!! awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    It's like if an RPG fucked Rambo and made Fallout 3.

    Basically you're a guy from a bomb shelter who crawls out 200 years after nukes level planet earth (stuck in some beaver cleaver 50's era but with robots and laser guns) and you wander the wasteland taking on quests battling mutants, offshore US government remnants, warlords set up in their own little towns, cannibals, sentient zombies in fancy hotels, rogue 'robbie the robot' type automatons, giant scorpions...

    It's half tongue in cheek potshots at 50's era America that got nuked and half first person shooter and half RPG. It's really quite fun and clever. It's got a great built in combat thingy that'll let you select which part you want to blast.. headshots are tres awesome, as well as lucky shots where your opponent either explodes in a bloody mess or disintegrates into charred dust.

    [youtube]iYZpR51XgW0[/youtube]
    I knew it had a bit of a FPS element to it, but I assumed it was like the first 2 and was more RPG than FPS. I'd probably love it than. I guess I know what my next game buy is....
    To bad official reviews couldn't use your "Rambo" analogy

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    LOL well you can see by the video it's a lot of running and shooting and ludicrous bloody gibs
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    Can't believe it's almost here, time freaking flies since we last discussed Fallout 3 here lol.

    In a few weeks I will be missing a lot of sleep hours for this masterpiece (got my copy reserved at Gamestop)

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    OK, got the game Tuesday, played about 7 hours so far, and LOVE it.

    Got good reviews, but also had some mediocre reviews from some outlets. The biggest issue and gripe, again, seems to be the bugs and glitches. I've so far had one freeze where I had to restart the PS3. It happened as I tried to bring up the PIP display and the game froze. Also, the game continually hitches and pauses as you walk around the landscape, and I'm afraid it's going to freeze at any minute. I'm trying to save in multiple files so as not to lose a game when a save file gets corrupted.

    Supposedly they are going to have the patches for the consoles in a few days.

    Fallout: New Vegas Patch Released, Fixes Many Glitches - Softpedia

    Fallout: New Vegas has just been officially launched a few days ago, but videos of its glitches or hilarious problems have already been uploaded on popular video websites like YouTube.

    Fallout: New Vegas continues to develop the Fallout franchise after 2008's Fallout 3, and continues to use Bethesda's Gamebryo engine.

    Still, despite the fact that its development studio, Obsidian, tried to cure the engine of its constant glitches, Fallout: New Vegas still has some rather awkward moments, as highlighted by the multiple videos already popping up on YouTube.

    The most hilarious one, as of yet, occurs right at the beginning of the game, when the playable character meets Dr. Mitchell.

    As you can see below, the good doctor seems to suffer from either a very mobile neck or wants to recreate the famous Exorcist movies.

    This isn't the only bug in New Vegas, as people are already spotting things like a moonwalking dog (Michael Jackson tribute?), invisible computers or heads stuck on ceilings.

    Besides these rather hilarious glitches, some users are reporting more serious problems, like save game corruption or the fact that the game doesn't recognize some completed quests, and doesn't let the player continue on his main quest line.

    According to Bethesda's Pete Hines, the company, together with Obsidian, are working on releasing patches and updates as soon as possible for all platforms so that their experience may be as smooth as possible.

    "We are currently working on releasing patches/updates as quickly as possible for Fallout: New Vegas, for all platforms. Announcements regarding the patches are forthcoming."

    Those that suffer from the Dr. Mitchell head-turning glitch are advised to recheck the files downloaded by Steam, as a corrupt mesh file is to blame.

    The first patch of many has already been released by Bethesda on Steam, and will be automatically downloaded the next time you start your game on the PC.

    Expect it to be launched on the consoles in the next few days.

    Check out some of the glitches and bugs in Fallout: New Vegas below and share your own experience with the new game up until now.

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToKIkw3LIoQ&feature=player_embedded[/YOUTUBE]
    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMa-CGhXahw&feature=player_embedded[/YOUTUBE]
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    Roommate bought it yesterday.. can't wait for him to go to work so i can start
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    Default Fallout: New Vegas Bugs and Glitches Caused By Its Sheer Expanse

    (Good god my game was doing SO good before it was patched. Maybe froze 2 times prior. Ever since the patch games frozen almost 30 times no joke. It froze 6 f**king times today alone, jeezus.)

    Fallout: New Vegas Bugs and Glitches Caused By Its Sheer Expanse - Softpedia

    The many bugs and glitches in Fallout: New Vegas, the latest post apocalyptic role playing game from Obsidian and Bethesda, are caused by the size and the 'sheer expanse' of the game's world.


    Fallout: New Vegas has barely been launched for two weeks and already a huge amount of glitches and bugs were spotted by the players who bought the game in the first few days.

    Many were pretty hilarious or even useful to the player, but others caused corrupt game saves and didn't allow them to access certain quests or vital areas of the game.

    Many of those problems have been already fixed through the three patches that were released up until now, culminating with last week's patch 1.01 released on all three platforms, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

    Now, after defending the game's engine, the GECK, senior designer Chris Avellone has talked about the bugs experienced by players and how they were impossible to detect by even the most skilled testers, due to the sheer expanse of the game and its virtual world.

    "I think when you create a game as large as Fallout 3 or New Vegas you are going to run into issues that even a testing team of 300 won't spot, so we're just trying to address those as quickly as possible and so is Bethesda.

    "It's kind of like the bugs of the real world - the sheer expanse of what you're dealing with causes problems," he joked.

    Bethesda, the publisher of Fallout: New Vegas, and Obsidian, its developer, have both revealed that they are constantly monitoring all of the bugs and glitches encountered by players and will fix them all as good as they can.

    However, even with the patch, people are still experiencing a lot of problems, and, ironically, are also getting new errors, not seen until the patch was installed on their system.

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    I can't get into the new game.. a lot of the new features are so lame, like making bullets.. and the books you read to gain skills are only temporary, and they wear off after like 30 seconds..

    Also, I find a lot of the voice acting really bad, and the setting kind of lame.. what's the point of living in a post apocalyptic world if you're in the least apocalyptic part of it?

    The last game was so good.. this one barely rates a "meh" for me.
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    Give it a chance Grimm. I don't even make bullets or mod my weapons, I find plenty enough lying around.

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    I derno.. it's not grabbin me
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    Ok, so I've given the game about 20 hours of a chance and I still hate it. The story (if there is one) is pretty damn weak. It feels like an expansion level at best.

    This whole NCR vs. everybody thing is one big fat "I DONT GIVE A SHIT". Literally. I mean the quests are so ass. Help the NCR collect dog tags to help them redistribute supplies properly. Help the NCR by talking to their crappiest soldiers in order to convince them to do better. Help the NCR find out what happened to some medical supplies. Deliver new radio codes to NCR outposts.

    FUCKING YAWN.

    I've gotten so bored with this game that I've basically just taken to killing EVERYBODY I can in order to occupy my time.

    Also, I still fail to see the point of a post apocalyptic wasteland.. if the area you live in is the LEAST damaged. So it's a slightly dirty version of what it was? How is that engaging? It's just endless desert and scrub. The last game was so much better.. crawling around in ruins, creeping through subway tunnels, mad scientists and all sorts of crazy shit.

    This one? Walking around the desert, talking and or shooting at various gangs. Yawn.

    I'm just going to head to the stupid strip to solve the main story point and get it over with.
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