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  • Ausir

    Fallout tidbits 17-2010

    December 4, 2010 by Ausir


    While there's still no major news, and as we wait for the new Fallout: New Vegas patch, here's another roundup of minor Fallout-related tidbits. If you have more, please post them here in the comments.

    CVG lists "10 things you must try in Fallout New Vegas".


    Fallout: New Vegas keeps coming up in various top lists. It's #10 in UK sales charts and #8 in the recent Xbox Live activity chart. Surprisingly, Fallout 3 is #6 in the Games for Windows Live chart.

    New York Times recommends New Vegas as a Christmas gift:


    As does the Washington Post:


    Fallout Corner reports that apparently all copies of Fallout: New Vegas have sold out in Poland.

    Actor Wil Wheaton tweets in response to a player feeling bad about killing Robobrains (voiced by Wheaton):


    A mod was released at New Vegas Nexus that addresses a complaint from many players. New Vegas producer Tess Treadwell comments on it:


    J.R. Vosovic (designer of Fallout: New Vegas) has left Obsidian for a new job.

    And finally, here's a music video based on a New Vegas dancin…







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  • Ausir

    Fallout tidbits 16-2010

    November 17, 2010 by Ausir


    Here's another roundup of minor Fallout-related tidbits. If you have more, please post them here in the comments.

    Bethesda has a chartity auction with Fallout swag, such as NCR t-shirt, New Vegas neon sign or a Vault Boy bobblehead signed by Todd Howard, as well as swag from some of their other games. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Brian Wood Memorial Trust.

    New Vegas receives 3 Video Game Awards nominations for the following categories: Best PC Game, Best RPG, and Best Performance by a Human Female (Felicia Day as Veronica Santangelo). The awards will be announced on Spike, on Saturday, December 11th at 8PM EST.

    According to NPD, Fallout: New Vegas was the second best seller in the US in the last month, just behind NBA 2K11. It is also #3 on the most recent list of Steam bestsellers.

    Polish website Gamecorner says that, while Fallout: New Vegas is better than Fallout 3, it still has too few dialogue options based on skills:


    Meanwhile, Nexus 404 considers New Vegas inferior to Fallout 3 par…



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  • Ausir

    Fallout tidbits 12-2010

    October 26, 2010 by Ausir

    Here's another roundup of minor Fallout-related tidbits. If you have more, please post them here in the comments.

    Duck and Cover has a New Vegas contest for its UK users.

    Someone is selling an "ultimate collection" of Fallout 3 swag. Only 1 day until it's finished!

    Ripten has a list of 5 essential Fallout: New Vegas mods.

    CVG reports that Fallout: New Vegas outperforms Fallout 3 by a third in terms of sales. Meanwhile, Gamasutra has sales figures for US and UK and New Vegas is #1 in both countries on all platforms except PS3, where it's #2.

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  • Ausir

    Fallout tidbits 7-2010

    October 12, 2010 by Ausir

    Here's another roundup of minor Fallout-related tidbits (mostly related, of course, to the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas). If you have more, please post them here in the comments rather than in separate newsposts - they'll be included in the next tidbits post.

    Sony is giving out Fallout 3 add-ons to PlayStation Plus subscribers. The add-ons will be available to European subscribers for free for one week only. Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta and Operation: Anchorage from October 13 and Broken Steel and The Pitt from October 20 onwards.

    According to a tweet by Pete Hines, the Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide is 525,000 words long, making it the longest printed game guide ever.

    Made2Game has some leaked New Vegas videos. Expect them to be taken down by ZeniMax soon.

    According to VGChartz, New Vegas already has 775,000 preorders across all three platforms in the United States alone.

    For some reason, the Fallout: New Vegas collector's edition pre-ordered in Poland from Cenega, the Polish publisher of the game, …

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  • Dogger3212

    X-Play's Adam Sessler interviews Bethesda's Todd Howard. Todd discusses Bethesda's past with video game designing and such. He begins to touch back on definitive endings, including the one from Fallout 3. He strongly admits to completely messing it up and trying to fix it with the Broken Steel DLC. This could be a clue that if Obsidian Entertainment executes their ending to New Vegas the way they want, they will keep the definitive ending, and won't change it.

    http://g4tv.com/videos/48225/Face-Time-With-Todd-Howard/

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  • Tezzla Cannon

    Due to the ongoing QuakeCon coverage, you can now get Fallout 3 from Steam today for £24.99! Grab it while it's hot!

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  • Ausir

    Until now, the Fallout 3 add-ons were available on Steam only as part of the Game of the Year edition. BethBlog informs that they can now be purchased separately as well.

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  • WorstUsernameEver

    Here's the third and final part of Matt Barton's chat with one of the creators of Fallout, Tim Cain. This part focuses mostly on his Troika days, but at the beginning Tim shares to all of us what he feels about Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas.


    For the whole interview, see:

    • Part 1
    • Part 2
    • Part 3

    Also check out Matt's earlier interview with Chris Avellone:

    • Part 1
    • Part 2
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  • Gardimuer

    Recently the Irrational Games website has started a new series of interviews with top members of the entertainment industry. In this first episode Shawn Elliott and Ken Levine (Creative Director of Irrational Games) interviewed Todd Howard (Executive Producer and Game Director from Bethesda Softworks). No new info for upcoming games here, but it is an interesting retrospective look at how game developers design their games, including Fallout 3.

    Listen online, or download the whole interview here.

    Among the topics they discussed:

    • The beginning portion of Fallout 3 and how it eases new players into the game world.
    • Giving the player balance and also a sense of achievement in gameplay.
    • Rewarding players who choose higher difficulty.
    • Focus testing.








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  • Ausir

    Here's the second part of the interview with the creator of Fallout, Tim Cain, by Matt Chat. This part focuses mostly on the Fallout series itself. A third part is also coming up soon.

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