Fallout: New Vegas released tomorrow, PC patch already out

Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas is released in the UK tomorrow and looks set to be snapped up as quickly as free portions of Iguana-on-a-Stick.  Fallout: New Vegas has been well received by critics, even if there are many reports of in-game bugs.

Perhaps the most notorious, creepy and funny bug at the same time is at the very start of Fallout: New Vegas when this mans’ head is gently rotating around as he talks. Other issues include a moonwalking dog, and on a more series not, game crashes.  A PC patch has already been released in order to fix a number of issues, and it’s likely more will be on the way for Fallout: New Vegas on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

See the strange but rather amusing Fallout: New Vegas Intro bug while you still can below


Most reviews say that most bugs are more amusing than game destroying, so if you’ve been waiting for Fallout: New Vegas for awhile, you’re still likely to enjoy it very much! Though if you’ve bought Fallout: New Vegas for PC or PlayStation 3, you were probably disappointed to hear that DLC will, at least to begin with, be Xbox 360 exclusive.

Still, in the weeks its release, the Train2Game blog has featured a number of different articles about Fallout: New Vegas.  Naturally, there’s been a preview article which examines some of the new features in Fallout: New Vegas.

Developers Obsidian entertainment have offered six different Fallout: New Vegas developer diaries. They cover The Story, the Tech & Sound, the Art Direction, the Factions,  The New Vegas Strip, and the Characters in Fallout: New Vegas.

And here’s something that may be especially interesting to Train2Game students, Fallout: New Vegas Senior Designer Chris Avellone offered advice on how to break into the games industry in an interview with Planet Fallout.

Fallout: New Vegas is released tomorrow on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Will you be playing Fallout: New Vegas tomorrow? Will you be annoyed if there are bugs? What do you think developers should do to combat things like that unfortunate chaps rotating head?

You can leave your thoughts on Fallout: New Vegas here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

Fallout New Vegas Developer Diary #5 – The Strip

Obsidian has released a fifth Fallout: New Vegas developer diary. This time the team focus on one of the key areas of Fallout: New Vegas, the Strip.

The team at Obsidian discuss how getting the New Vegas look right was very important, and how it’s the part of Fallout: New Vegas they “put the most amount of work in term terms of design”. They also discuss the huge scale of The Strip and how they’ve captured elements that have always made Las Vegas exciting, then combined them with the pseudo 1950’s Sci-Fi world of Fallout: New Vegas.

Obsidian are obviously very proud of The Strip they’ve created for Fallout: New Vegas, saying that there’s nothing like it in the entire Fallout universe to date.

Of course, New Vegas isn’t all about the landscape, and we’re told how its glitz also features soldiers “walking around in drunken stupors, puking on the sidewalks and dancing naked in fountains, and that sort of thing” Naturally, you can also gamble and The Strip is also seems to play an important part in the storyline of Fallout: New Vegas. The developers say there is plenty to do!

You can watch Fallout New Vegas Developer Diary #5 – The Strip, below.


There are four other Fallout: New Vegas developer diaries from Obsidian. They cover The Story, the Tech & Sound, the Art Direction, and the Factions of Fallout: New Vegas.

You can also find out hardcore mode, morality, and combat in Fallout: New Vegas, by checking out this Q & A post in the PlayStation blog. You can also see the Train2Game preview of Fallout: New Vegas here.

Fallout: New Vegas is released in one week on October 22nd, and will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

So Train2Game, what do you think about the amount of effort Obsidian have put into Fallout: New Vegas’ Strip? What real world locations would you like to see transformed in a future Fallout game? And of course, who is going to be playing Fallout: New Vegas this time next week?

You can leave your thoughts about Fallout: New Vegas here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

Fallout: New Vegas Developer Diary #2 – Tech & Sound

Obsidian, the developers of Fallout: New Vegas have released a second developer diary about the upcoming post-apocalyptic action-RPG. The previous Fallout: New Vegas developer diary examined concepts behind the game and its early development.

This time, Fallout: New Vegas developers discuss the weapons and technology you’ll find in Mojave Wastelands! The guys at Obsidian also reveal how they approached sound design and music for Fallout: New Vegas.

When it comes to weapons, the developer diary reveals some of the new weapons available in Fallout: New Vegas, which the designers say each have their own distinct feeling. These new introductions for Fallout: New Vegas include new energy weapons, a compact grease gun, and a machine gun that fires rounds of grenades. That’s right, in Fallout: New Vegas you can fire a machine gun that fires actual grenades as bullets!

This latest developer diary also reveals how Obsidian have gone to great length to make sure that sound feels right in Fallout: New Vegas. The developers tells us how they used some of the best musicians, composers and audio technicians in order to achieve this.

Fallout: New Vegas Developer Diary #2 –Tech/Sound is available below.


Fallout: New Vegas is released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on October 22nd.

You can also read this in-depth Fallout: New Vegas preview, or even get your hands on it at Eurogamer next weekend.

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So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on the Fallout: New Vegas developer diary? How important is sound in a game like Fallout: New Vegas?

You can leave your thoughts about Fallout: New Vegas here, or on the Train2Game forum.

A Fallout: New Vegas developer diary

The first in a series of Fallout: New Vegas developer diaries has been released. The video gives insights into both the story of Fallout: New Vegas and the concepts behind the game’s early development.

In this Fallout: New Vegas developer diary, you’ll find out why Bethesda chose Las Vegas as the main back drop of the story, and the Games Designers explain a little about the inspiration behind the decision.

They also reveal a bit about the introduction to the story of Fallout: New Vegas and how your decisions will shape the outcome of the game. You can see the full video below.


Fallout: New Vegas is released on October 22nd 2010.

So Train2Game, what do you think of the Fallout: New Vegas developer diary? Were you a fan of Fallout 3? Will you be buying Fallout: New Vegas?

As usual, leave your responses here  on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum