Mr. New Vegas is an AI personality which was created by Mr. House before the Great War to be the DJ of Radio New Vegas, a job he still performs over 200 years later in 2281. He is heard on Radio New Vegas, but never seen in-game.
Interactions with the player character
Mr. New Vegas plays music and reports news, at times detailing the Courier's deeds in the Mojave Wasteland. He makes comments and gives advice on the Courier's active quests, such as revealing what the Courier must do or is going to do.
Much like Three Dog in Fallout 3, Mr. New Vegas also reveals some future details of the ending of Fallout: New Vegas, including the possible takeover of the NCR, Caesar's Legion, and Mr. House. In addition, Mr. New Vegas comments on the outcomes of major quests the Courier has already completed.
- Mr. New Vegas rarely mentions the Courier specifically, except when the Courier leaves Doc Mitchell's house. This is in contrast to Three Dog who knows the Lone Wanderer personally, describing them as "the kid from Vault 101."
- Some of his news will be based on the Courier's reputation or Karma.
- "The women of New Vegas ask me a lot if there's a Mrs. New Vegas. Well, of course there is. You're her. And you're still as perfect as the day we met."
- "It's me again, Mr. New Vegas, reminding you that you're nobody 'til somebody loves you. And that somebody is me. I love you."
- "And we're back. This is Mr. New Vegas, and I feel something magic in the air tonight, and I'm not just talking about the gamma radiation."
- "You know, I tried to measure my Charisma on a Vit-o-matic Vigor Tester once. The machine burst into flames."
- "Whoops, better put on my newsman fedora here."
- "The Black Mountain Radio signal is back after a long absence. Listeners say the new programming is, quote: Less for outcasts, and more for weirdos."
Mr. New Vegas is only heard in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenes
- Mr. New Vegas is voiced by real-life Vegas-based star Wayne Newton, also known as "Mr. Las Vegas." One of his intros references his own song, 1965's Comin' On Too Strong.
- Mr. New Vegas' radio lines were written by Eric Fenstermaker.
- Mr. New Vegas' line, "Mojave, mo' problems. Am I right folks?" is a reference to rap artist the Notorious B.I.G.'s song "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems." This line is only heard if the player character takes the Wild Wasteland trait.
- Mr. New Vegas will also occasionally say "Stay classy, New Vegas" if one has the Wild Wasteland trait. This is a reference to the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
- Occasionally, Mr. New Vegas will say, "You're nobody 'til somebody loves you, and that somebody is me. I love you." This is a reference to the song "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" by Dean Martin.
- Mr. New Vegas will occasionally say "Tensions are brewing in Freeside between the ruling gang known as the Kings and a large number of NCR squatters seeking refuge there. The leader of the Kings, who would only identify himself as The King, voiced his displeasure, calling NCR citizens, quote, 'the devil in disguise.' He added he didn't want to see any NCR in the ghetto, and called for a mass, quote, 'return to sender.'" This is a reference to the Elvis Presley songs "Devil in Disguise," "In the Ghetto," and "Return to Sender".
- Mr. New Vegas' voice will be cut short and music will play. [verified]
- Mr. New Vegas' voice will be silent for no longer than two seconds when a song ends, resulting in the very beginning of his line to be cut out. [verified]
- Mr. New Vegas' voice will be the only audible thing on RNV. Neither reloading the game nor stopping and starting the station will fix it. [verified]
- When Mr. New Vegas announces the song Ain't That A Kick In The Head, the song will only play for a short while (~5 seconds), then Mr. New Vegas will continue speaking.[verified]
- Bethesda Blog
- USA Today interview with Wayne Newton about Mr. New Vegas
- Bethesda blog entry talking about the voice cast (archived)
- Joshua Sawyer on Tumblr: "Hello, and thank you. I believe that Eric Fenstermaker wrote all of Mr. New Vegas' lines."