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Cave Johnson
02-04-2010, 01:52 PM
Releases tomorrow (10/19). Here's an early review/preview.

Ok OK Ė Iíve been asked for some thoughts on the game so far. Here we go.

Iím still very early into the game (only about 12hrs Ė Iíve accomplished NOTHING!) but Iím back in Wasteland bliss. The enviroments still look as bleak, gritty and dirty as always (especially taking place in the Mojave Desert) yet still beautiful. I really donít want to say too much to anyone but I will say that as of this moment, the player assumes the role of a Courier who gets shot and left for dead for one reason or another and you set out to find out who shot you and why.

For anyone wondering if this game is as big as Fallout 3, I can say with 100% certainty that it isÖmaybe even bigger. The gameplay is exactly the way it was before with some tweaks. One major change is the ability to play through ďHardcore ModeĒ which is offered once the user creates the player. Hardcore mode is crazy. Now Ammo carries weight, your player must stay hydrated, fed and rested otherwise, he/she will die or suffer serious consequences. I opted to play normally for my first kick at the can.

Another interesting change is the use of factions. Scattered throughout the Mojave Wasteland are factions of people whe the player can align themselves with or against. This will seriously impact where you can and canít go without fear for retribution by said faction as well as the options and quests that open or close on you. Further to that, each faction has their own uniquie look and clothing style.

This also affects how different factions react to your pressence. So now with this knowledge, youíll have to really pick and choose your fights and what armor/outfits you keep handy because they do carry weight as any armor will.

There are even a slew of different creatures and enemies to encounter and fight in the wastelands though Iím sure I havenít seen all of them yet.

All in all Obsidian and Bethesda have done an amazing job. This is a sequel truely worthy of the Fallout brand. Expect a full review sometime on Tuesday. With only 2 more days to wait, Iím sure some of you are losing sleep with anticipation but rest well Ė Youíll need it for the long hours youíre sure to spend on this title.

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http://feedyourconsole.com/2010/10/fallout-new-vegas-countdown-day-5-first-impressions/

jiveturkey
02-04-2010, 02:00 PM
I might as well plan on taking a couple of months off and buying something nice for the wife.

Cave Johnson
04-13-2010, 10:54 AM
New details from April's OMX.

The latest OXM has hit the stands and, just like PSM3 and PCGamer, they have an "exclusive" "world premier" of Fallout: New Vegas. Here are the details (scans after the jump):

•The Brotherhood of Steel is back, but the core story revolves around the NCR and Caesar's Legion.
•SPECIAL now has descriptions - eg CHA 10 = Cult Leader, EN 1 = Basically Dead.
•Those descriptions for Strength: 10 - Hercules' Bigger Cousin 9 - Doomsday Pecs 8 - Circus Strongman 7 - Beach Bully 6 - Barrel Chested 5 - Average Joe 4 - Lightweight 3 - Doughy Baby 2 - Beached Jellyfish 1 - Wet Noodle
•You get a Vault 21 jumpsuit from the doc who revives you, along with a pistol and a Pip Boy 3000.
•Weapons can be modified, but modifications only have positive results. The magazine implies you won't need to make a choice between different mods, because they won't be mutually exclusive.
•And a little later the magazine contradicts itself by writing that adding a larger magazine increases reload times.
•Every weapon has a special attack, not just the golf club. It seems that Fore! does not mean groin shots are back for every weapon.
•Guns have different knockback amounts, pistols don't do much, shotguns blast people away.
•There's a town-specific reputation, and Obsidian has 'hinted' that the reputation will impact endings.
•Karma has been overhauled, tracking the factions and ideologies that you agree with.
•Nightkin are back, as blue-skinned Super Mutants who've gone schizophrenic through Stealth Boy use. They attack you while cloaked, deactivating cloak at the last minute to hit you with a club.
•The Tabitha situation can also be resolved by convincing Tabitha to revolt against the other Super Mutants.
•Helios One is not only a power plant, but also the location of the controls of a solar weapon developed by Poseidon Energy which you can employ yourself.
•You can now choose the main character's age.

http://www.duckandcover.cx/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23740

Also, new (as in a month old) screenshots.

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/03/07/first-screens-from-fallout-new-vegas-surface-feature-glorious/

Douche Baggins
04-13-2010, 10:56 AM
How dare they release this during football season. I cannot be slave to two masters.

Buck
04-13-2010, 12:58 PM
Sounds awesome. Hopefully its a little less buggy. Vehicles would be cool but I doubt it.
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Cave Johnson
05-03-2010, 09:21 AM
No vehicles, Buck. They tried a horse in Oblivion and it was completely useless.

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If you've already spent hundreds of hours combing the wastelands of Washington D.C., Pittsburgh and Anchorage, Alaska in Fallout 3, what might convince you to revisit the post-nuclear version of Sin City in Fallout: New Vegas?

Developer Obsidian Entertainment is taking over for Bethesda Softworks for the follow-up to Fallout 3, set three years after the events of that game and thousands of miles westward, featuring an all-new cast of characters. What does Fallout: New Vegas have to offer the Vault dwelling veteran?

Specifically, for the serious Fallout fan, New Vegas introduces a Hardcore option from the get-go, allowing them to bypass early tutorials and live a more difficult post-nuclear life. Players opting to go hardcore will have to stave off hunger and dehydration, and will be required to visit doctors for more serious injuries. Hardcore also more harshly limits the amount of ammo one can carry, applying weight to bullets. Stimpacks won't heal instantly, but will heal over time.

Players can choose whether they want to go Hardcore during the game's opening, which doesn't begin in a Vault, but at the offices of New Vegas' medicine man Doc Mitchell. He'll patch you right up after your whole "I've got a bullet in my head" ordeal that starts off the next Fallout. Yes, finding out who was trying to blow your brains clean out and why they left you for dead will play some part in the story of Fallout: New Vegas.

Doc Mitchell will fix your face up the way you like and, through a series of tests, help you determine your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. abilities (Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, Luck). He'll set you up with a Pip Boy 3000 and get you on your way.

Obsidian's new take on Fallout introduces a few other changes, starting with the Companion Wheel. The pop-up radial menu lets players control their allies in battle, issuing simple command behaviors to AI-controlled compatriots.

The VATS combat system has also been tweaked, allowing for melee attack commands. Just don't expect a massive difference in the way the successful targeting system worked in Fallout 3. But do expect a greater variety of weapons, thanks to new weapon mods that let players customize their firearms with larger clips, scopes and specialized ammo. More outlandish weapons like the grenade machine gun and golf club will also add a little variety to your post-nuclear excursions.

During your journey across the desert lands of Fallout: New Vegas, you'll have to deal with the various factions who claim ownership of certain territories, like the New California Republic, the Brotherhood of Steel and Caesar's Legion. The notoriety system complements the karma system of Fallout 3. Depending on the actions you take—who you kill and who you befriend—various groups will either want you dead, want to be your best bud or attempt to pay tribute to your character.

We'll have extended impressions of Fallout: New Vegas early next week, from the outskirts at Primm to details on what awaits you on The Strip, so keep an eye peeled for further details. If you have any specific questions you want answered, let us know.

http://kotaku.com/5528480/fallout-new-vegas-adds-hardcore-mode-weapon-mods--more?skyline=true&s=i

Douche Baggins
05-03-2010, 10:29 AM
The horse in oblivion was useless? Hell no. Got me where I wanted to go faster and helped me escape some sticky situations, too. There was a great mod to make it gallop faster, too.

Plus it was fun when it died going down to steep a hill and I had to resurrect it.

Cave Johnson
05-03-2010, 10:33 AM
I didn't use the horse much.... was too busy building up my jumping/etc. stats.

First look from IGN.

Best part.... "You can now aim down the sights like most standard first-person shooters".

Apparently it's scheduled for a Q3 2010 release, but I'd be shocked if the game ships before October/November.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/108/1086462p1.html

jiveturkey
05-03-2010, 01:15 PM
I didn't need much to be interested.

Improved game play and a new story is all it was going to take.

Buck
05-03-2010, 02:41 PM
I dont think a vehicle would be useless.

Lets say you want to just go discovering locations, then you hop on a motorcycle and find them at 5 times the rate you can on foot.

Pestilence
05-03-2010, 02:43 PM
Are any of the Fallout games worth picking up? I've never played them before.

Cave Johnson
05-03-2010, 02:47 PM
I dont think a vehicle would be useless.

Lets say you want to just go discovering locations, then you hop on a motorcycle and find them at 5 times the rate you can on foot.

Sure, but it'd change the whole dynamic of the game. You'd be able to easily escape from most enemies and it'd make the vast wasteland seem much smaller.

Are any of the Fallout games worth picking up? I've never played them before.

Fallout 3 GOTY is a must-buy. The others were reputedly great back in the day but are probably pretty badly dated.

Pestilence
05-03-2010, 02:52 PM
I've heard it being compared to Borderlands......are they similar?

Cave Johnson
05-03-2010, 02:57 PM
I've heard it being compared to Borderlands......are they similar?

Sort of. Broadly-speaking, Borderlands is an FPS with RPG elements, Fallout 3 is an RPG with shooter elements. There's no comparison story-wise, however.

Pants
05-03-2010, 05:15 PM
Sort of. Broadly-speaking, Borderlands is an FPS with RPG elements, Fallout 3 is an RPG with shooter elements. There's no comparison story-wise, however.

Yeah, it's like comparing Mario Kart with Gran Turismo.

Cave Johnson
06-07-2010, 01:18 PM
New preview. Hate to say it, but the graphics aren't really aging well.

http://kotaku.com/5556044/see-fallout-new-vegas-in-action

Buck
06-07-2010, 01:35 PM
Good thing this game isn't about the graphics.

Stanley Nickels
06-07-2010, 01:48 PM
If you haven't played Fallout or Fallout 2, do so immediately.

The games aren't "aged" because they were always so different from all the other games. While most were playing Duke Nukem and Command and Conquer (FPS and strategy games), Fallout was unabashedly turn-based and focused strongly on humor and nuances. Simply put, Fallout and Fallout 2 are still immensely playable, and will remain so, because it was never about the graphics for them.

Douche Baggins
06-07-2010, 02:09 PM
New preview. Hate to say it, but the graphics aren't really aging well.

http://kotaku.com/5556044/see-fallout-new-vegas-in-action

Who cares? The graphics are fine. The wasteland looks awesome.

Pants
06-07-2010, 03:49 PM
more liek FAILout amirite?

Cave Johnson
06-12-2010, 11:50 PM
Combat looks way better, similar to the jump between ME1 and 2.

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Buck
06-13-2010, 12:08 AM
Combat looks way better, similar to the jump between ME1 and 2.

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That looks incredibly badass.

Douche Baggins
06-13-2010, 12:13 AM
Whoever designs the Fallout trailers is a fucking genius.

Cave Johnson
08-16-2010, 10:44 AM
Preview of the "first 30 minutes" of the game.

http://kotaku.com/5610615/my-first-30-minutes-with-fallout-new-vegas

Fire Me Boy!
09-25-2010, 06:40 PM
I saw this available for pre-order.... WOOOO!!!!

Douche Baggins
09-25-2010, 06:49 PM
There are about 2200 speaking characters to encounter in this game, the producer said, and all but one of them can be killed — and will stay dead — if you choose to be such a brute.

Excellent.

Buck
09-25-2010, 07:14 PM
So there is only one kid in the entire game?

Wallcrawler
09-26-2010, 01:18 AM
The little lamplight kids in FO3 were annoying as shit anyway. They didnt really serve any purpose either, other than being annoying as shit.

That whole entire segment of the storyline in dealing with the lamplighters was the low point of the game for me. You either have to waste a perk slot so the kids will help you advance the story, or you have to keep reloading until you pass these ridiculous speech checks to get the items you need from them.

It also wasnt believable that a colony of children could even begin to think about surviving in a world like that, so it drew attention to itself in a bad way.

Fire Me Boy!
10-16-2010, 06:00 AM
New Vegas comes out on Tuesday.... I may have to load a quick character in F3 today to get sufficiently geared up!

w00t!!!

Fairplay
10-16-2010, 10:42 AM
Here is a video of a few different Factions you could join.

Ceasar's Legion, the New California Republic , Las Vegas ruler Mr. House, or align yourself with smaller groups like the Kings. Or don't join a group and take them all on.


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QuikSsurfer
10-16-2010, 12:18 PM
Day 1

keg in kc
10-16-2010, 12:50 PM
Bethesda's last two games (FO3 and Oblivion) have just bored the living shit out of me. I never did finish Fallout 3. Maybe if the reviews are high enough I'll give New Vegas a shot, although I don't have any faith at all in Obsidian Entertainment to provide a quality product.

Frazod
10-16-2010, 01:00 PM
Already got mine bought and paid for. Just waiting for Tuesday to get here. :rockon:

Pants
10-16-2010, 01:00 PM
Bethesda's last two games (FO3 and Oblivion) have just bored the living shit out of me. I never did finish Fallout 3. Maybe if the reviews are high enough I'll give New Vegas a shot, although I don't have any faith at all in Obsidian Entertainment to provide a quality product.

Pretty much.

Frazod
10-16-2010, 01:03 PM
Bethesda's last two games (FO3 and Oblivion) have just bored the living shit out of me. I never did finish Fallout 3. Maybe if the reviews are high enough I'll give New Vegas a shot, although I don't have any faith at all in Obsidian Entertainment to provide a quality product.

I loved both of them, but for me both of them get to a critical mass point where you just get tired of it. I picked up Shivering Isles and got about a third of the way through it before I quit.

Fallout was a much better game, though. The best part about Oblivion for me was the guild quests - particularly the assassin guild.

keg in kc
10-16-2010, 01:06 PM
I loved both of them, but for me both of them get to a critical mass point where you just get tired of it. Yeah, that's exactly what I'm talking about. They are both fantastic looking games, and it's fun to run around the world and kill random shit for 15 or 20 hours, but eventually the newness wears off and there just isn't any meat there to keep me interested for the long haul.

Frazod
10-16-2010, 01:09 PM
Yeah, that's exactly what I'm talking about. They are both fantastic looking games, and it's fun to run around the world and kill random shit for 15 or 20 hours, but eventually the newness wears off and there just isn't any meat there to keep me interested for the long haul.

I really enjoy the character building aspect of games like this - that keeps me going even after stuff gets too repetitive. I like to max out everything and then go destroying until I get tired of it.

keg in kc
10-16-2010, 01:11 PM
I think my favorite part of fallout 3 was the character creation sequence. That to me was a really innovative and entertaining thing. Unfortunately there wasn't anything else in the rest of the game that drew me in as much.

Buck
10-16-2010, 02:35 PM
I was enthralled with Fallout 3 before I hit max level. I loved it everytime I gained XP. Once I hit 20 I just did the main mission and haven't played again.

This time I'll probably up the difficulty so it takes me longer to get to 20 or wherever they set the max level. Hopefully at least 30.

Douche Baggins
10-16-2010, 02:58 PM
Fired up Fallout 3 the other day to finish DLC and get in the mood.

Point Lookout was a blast, the alien ship was cool...now I just have to do broken steel.

MTG#10
10-16-2010, 03:15 PM
This came out yesterday on newsgroups for the 360. I dont have a modded 360 to play it though.

Fairplay
10-16-2010, 04:35 PM
I have a plan. I'm going to unite the gangs and take over.

And this is how i will do it.

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Douche Baggins
10-16-2010, 04:45 PM
Here is a video of a few different Factions you could join.

Ceasar's Legion, the New California Republic , Las Vegas ruler Mr. House, or align yourself with smaller groups like the Kings. Or don't join a group and take them all on.
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They all look like douchebags.

DEATH TO THEM ALL

Cave Johnson
10-16-2010, 09:20 PM
At Palms launch party (totally by accident)! Vampire Weekend is playing.

Sweet.

QuikSsurfer
10-16-2010, 09:47 PM
Fired up Fallout 3 the other day to finish DLC and get in the mood.

Point Lookout was a blast, the alien ship was cool...now I just have to do broken steel.

The alienship was a letdown, IMO.
Point lookout was fucking killer awesome!

Buck
10-16-2010, 09:55 PM
The alienship was a letdown, IMO.
Point lookout was fucking killer awesome!

Lamest thing ever is when I bought the GOTY edition and got to about a Level 5 and was walking around the wasteland and I came across a downed alien ship and I thought that it was the one where you get a super weapon, but it turned out to be the alien spaceship. It took forever and wasn't even that fun. I haven't even played since I beat it. I still need to do those other DLC missions.

PS, does anyone know if you get anything extra if you reserve it? I think I can still reserve at Game Stop through tomorrow.

TrickyNicky
10-16-2010, 10:01 PM
On steam you get this:

http://storefront.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/22380/extras/fnv-caravanpack.jpg

Buck
10-16-2010, 10:16 PM
On steam you get this:

http://storefront.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/22380/extras/fnv-caravanpack.jpg

I'm getting it for PS3.

TrickyNicky
10-16-2010, 10:23 PM
Here, let me google th.... ahh fuck it.

http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/705270/fallout-new-vegas-preorder-bonus-packs-detailed.html

Buck
10-16-2010, 10:25 PM
Yeah I found that link. I went ahead and went with Amazon. Just preordered it. Not only do I get that melee gear and poison, but I get a $10 video game credit for a future game.

keg in kc
10-17-2010, 09:41 AM
I have a feeling I may end up getting this despite my better judgment. I've checked out some video on it this morning, and it looks to be more in line with what I think is the spirit of the original Fallout games. Should be some reviews tomorrow, so we'll see what they say.

QuikSsurfer
10-17-2010, 07:55 PM
Lamest thing ever is when I bought the GOTY edition and got to about a Level 5 and was walking around the wasteland and I came across a downed alien ship and I thought that it was the one where you get a super weapon, but it turned out to be the alien spaceship. It took forever and wasn't even that fun. I haven't even played since I beat it. I still need to do those other DLC missions.

PS, does anyone know if you get anything extra if you reserve it? I think I can still reserve at Game Stop through tomorrow.

Rofl now that sucks.

Cave Johnson
10-18-2010, 11:34 AM
Here are some shots from the launch party at the Palms. Wayne Newton was there, which was pretty surreal. He looked, in a word, wax-y/plastic.

Brief thoughts from playing the game for 5-7 minutes. The graphics and FPS mechanics are somewhat improved, but it's more Fallout 3.5 than anything else. Will still buy it, though.

Blankey
10-18-2010, 11:42 AM
Played it for about 10 hours so far.

If you were thinking they were gonna make a new, polished Fallout you're gonna be disappointed. All the jank is still there. It's basically Fallout 3 with new locations and new weapons (some of which are very cool.) There are some minor additions like factions that can like/dislike you, books that will add points to skills for a limited amount of time, a new companion interface, etc.

If you liked Fallout 3 and want more, you'll like this.

Mecca
10-18-2010, 11:45 AM
Sounds good, Fallout 3 is still one of my favorite games.

Kraus
10-18-2010, 12:54 PM
Sounds good, Fallout 3 is still one of my favorite games.

Same here, and with Amazon credits I'm getting the game 1/2 off, so Fallout 3.5 is fine with me.

Douche Baggins
10-18-2010, 12:56 PM
Is that a dog with a human brain?

Hope those are in the game.

Frazod
10-18-2010, 12:57 PM
Played it for about 10 hours so far.

If you were thinking they were gonna make a new, polished Fallout you're gonna be disappointed. All the jank is still there. It's basically Fallout 3 with new locations and new weapons (some of which are very cool.) There are some minor additions like factions that can like/dislike you, books that will add points to skills for a limited amount of time, a new companion interface, etc.

If you liked Fallout 3 and want more, you'll like this.

Works for me. I don't need new and improved with every game if there was nothing wrong with the old one.

Also, being old, not having to learn any new stuff is a plus. :D

TrickyNicky
10-18-2010, 01:23 PM
Just give me perks and I'll be happy. God, I love perks.

keg in kc
10-18-2010, 01:47 PM
Welp, I think the xbox-360 only thing on the dlc packs has made my decision for me. No buy.

TrickyNicky
10-18-2010, 02:34 PM
Exclusive to the 360 for the holiday season, in the same way the MW2 DLC was "exclusive" to the 360.

QuikSsurfer
10-18-2010, 10:45 PM
Welp, I think the xbox-360 only thing on the dlc packs has made my decision for me. No buy.

Really? Hopefully the exclusive DLC will be fucking brahmin armour for all the silly people that are avoiding this game because of this.
If the content is worth a damn, just wait for the GOTY edition which always includes ALL the DLC for a lower price..
Also, it's only for the FIRST DLC.. that is all that is mentioned. This isn't the first time they've done this; it'll be available for all in a few months.

Buck
10-19-2010, 02:03 AM
Shit, why do they keep doing that? I bought it for PS3.

It will be available eventually right?

P.S. I've started a new game on 360 (Fallout 3) and just made my guy super intelligent and perceptive. Its cool having a Speech check of 100% everytime, lol. I'm only on level 9 now and I've been doing some stuff in the Northwest portion of the map. Needless to say, I am scared shitless knowing that any second I could run into a Deathclaw. It hasn't happened yet, but I'm not looking forward to it.

Speaking of Deathclaws, I just was reading a thing about Fallout NV's Deathclaw Mothers. Apparently these were in Fallout and Fallout 2, but I never played those.

"Matriarchs of the Deathclaw broods, mother deathclaws are bigger, stronger, and more easily angered than your run-of-the-mill Deathclaw. They usually trawl dark areas near their pups or eggs, and are more than eager to tear apart pretty much anything that the wastelands throw at their babies."

Yes, you read that right, they are even more vicious than your normal Deathclaw.

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101015211054/fallout/images/thumb/3/30/Deathclaw_alpha.jpg/893px-Deathclaw_alpha.jpg

Von Dumbass
10-19-2010, 04:58 AM
Some gameplay vids...

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QuikSsurfer
10-19-2010, 07:13 AM
Speaking of Deathclaws, I just was reading a thing about Fallout NV's Deathclaw Mothers. Apparently these were in Fallout and Fallout 2, but I never played those.

"Matriarchs of the Deathclaw broods, mother deathclaws are bigger, stronger, and more easily angered than your run-of-the-mill Deathclaw. They usually trawl dark areas near their pups or eggs, and are more than eager to tear apart pretty much anything that the wastelands throw at their babies."

Yes, you read that right, they are even more vicious than your normal Deathclaw.



I don't think you'll see that many deathclaws at level 9 but keep a few bottlecap mines on you just to be on the safe side.
My first playthrough I was just doing a bit of exploring and found myself in a Deathclaw sanctuary. Used two stealthboys to get outta that one.

QuikSsurfer
10-19-2010, 07:14 AM
Game is sitting on 85 on metacritic
http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/fallout-new-vegas

Cave Johnson
10-19-2010, 09:45 AM
Per the MTV reviewer, there are a ton (like 9 in 30 hours) of crashes and bugs. Hopefully fixable, though.

keg in kc
10-19-2010, 10:19 AM
Per the MTV reviewer, there are a ton (like 9 in 30 hours) of crashes and bugs. Hopefully fixable, though.That sounds more like a bethesda release than an obsidian one.

Cave Johnson
10-19-2010, 11:17 AM
That sounds more like a bethesda release than an obsidian one.

Sure, except the release schedule seemed pretty tight on NV.

Frazod
10-19-2010, 11:27 AM
Well, my first experience with this game wasn't positive. I was still up, and GameStop is only a couple of miles away, so I went and picked the game up at midnight. I wasn't planning on playing it (well, not much), just getting everything set up so I'd be ready to go tonight. Well, apparently the Steam cocksuckers think Illinois is located on an island in the pacific somewhere, because I was unable to install the game because "it hadn't been released yet." When I sent a message to customer service, it was time-stamped 9:30 p.m. on the 18th instead of 12:30 a.m. on the 19th, and even though I then altered my time settings, it didn't matter. Idiots. :shake:

Hopefully I'll enjoy the game more than I do dealing with Steam's Draconian horseshit.

Blankey
10-19-2010, 12:02 PM
Companions I've found:

Ed-E: In the Mohave Express building in Primm. It's the robot sitting on the front desk.
Boone: Sniper in the dinosaur's mouth during the night in Novac. Have to do a mission for him.
I've heard about a couple others but can't find them.

TrickyNicky
10-19-2010, 01:35 PM
Well, my first experience with this game wasn't positive. I was still up, and GameStop is only a couple of miles away, so I went and picked the game up at midnight. I wasn't planning on playing it (well, not much), just getting everything set up so I'd be ready to go tonight. Well, apparently the Steam one who sucks the peniss think Illinois is located on an island in the pacific somewhere, because I was unable to install the game because "it hadn't been released yet." When I sent a message to customer service, it was time-stamped 9:30 p.m. on the 18th instead of 12:30 a.m. on the 19th, and even though I then altered my time settings, it didn't matter. Idiots. :shake:

Hopefully I'll enjoy the game more than I do dealing with Steam's Draconian horseshit.

It was 12am pacific time that it was unlocked for everyone. Pretty stupid, I agree.

I played about 3 hours and haven't hit any major crashes or bugs, but the game is chuggin on my computer. Maybe its time to upgrade.

Frazod
10-20-2010, 07:22 AM
I'm really enjoying this game. They've tweaked some of the skills and added a new ammo modification ability (sort reminds me of the little differences between KOTOR and KOTOR 2), but other than that it plays exactly the same.

And as annoyed as a certain football team has made me over past couple of weeks, this is a welcome diversion.

Douche Baggins
10-20-2010, 10:45 AM
PC version has some bugs.

Most notably, quick and auto saves won't re load if you exit the game.

Make sure you hard save early and often.

Frazod
10-20-2010, 10:55 AM
PC version has some bugs.

Most notably, quick and auto saves won't re load if you exit the game.

Make sure you hard save early and often.

I haven't had any problems.

Pants
10-20-2010, 11:08 AM
I haven't had any problems.

Because you bought yours. Someone did a shitty job cracking it.

Douche Baggins
10-20-2010, 11:12 AM
Nah, it has nothing to do with that. Just be wary, frazod.

Heh.

Not far from the first town, I ran into a refridgerator lying on it's side open. Inside was a skeleton and an Indiana Jones hat. Of course, I took the hat and wore it proudly for a while.

keg in kc
10-20-2010, 11:16 AM
Gamespy has an article entitled "Fallout: New Vegas Bugs Transforming the Wasteland into Oddworld" but ironically if you follow the link you get a 404 error. LMAO

The rest of their description reads as follows:Fallout: New Vegas is swarming with bugs -- and we're not talking about the mutated insects you'll find in the wastelands. As gamers with fresh copies of the anticipated game are discovering, Bethesda and Obsidian's latest post-apocalyptic adventure is packed with programming flaws

Buck
10-20-2010, 11:50 AM
I haven't really encountered any Bugs, but I have crashed twice in about 6 hours of gameplay. Its annoying. I even turned off the game for good when I had 4 good hours left in me last night and I got to sleep at a reasonable time.

Yeah, thats how annoyed I was.

I still can't decide which faction I want to align myself with, either the NCR or Caesar's Legion.

QuikSsurfer
10-20-2010, 11:55 AM
8 hours in (hardcore mode - normal) and no bugs or serious framerate drops and most importantly no corrupt saves.
Loving it.

Buck
10-20-2010, 11:57 AM
8 hours in (hardcore mode - normal) and no bugs or serious framerate drops and most importantly no corrupt saves.
Loving it.

Are you playing on the 360?

Do you have the canteen?

I heard it makes a huge difference in hardcore mode.

I went with non-hardcore for my first run through.

Fire Me Boy!
10-20-2010, 01:16 PM
Are you playing on the 360?

Do you have the canteen?

I heard it makes a huge difference in hardcore mode.

I went with non-hardcore for my first run through.

Me too. Something too intimidating to me about the hardcore setting for the first run-through.

QuikSsurfer
10-20-2010, 01:25 PM
Are you playing on the 360?

Do you have the canteen?

I heard it makes a huge difference in hardcore mode.

I went with non-hardcore for my first run through.

360 and I do have the canteen. Adds tons of realism to the game;surviving in a wasteland.. Sure does suck having to fast travel to doctors in order to heal limbs though.. And doctor bags are not easy to come by.

Mr. Kool-aid
10-20-2010, 02:13 PM
Just got the game for 360. Looks sweet so far

Von Dumbass
10-20-2010, 02:49 PM
I still can't decide which faction I want to align myself with, either the NCR or Caesar's Legion.

I think I killed the leader of Caesar's Legion already and I'm only 8 hours into it.

Buck
10-20-2010, 03:15 PM
Fuck, frozen again, right in the middle of a transaction.

Buck
10-20-2010, 05:00 PM
This game kicks so much ass its incredible.

TrickyNicky
10-20-2010, 05:10 PM
I like it better than FO3 so far. I'm slowly workin my way to New Vegas.

Kraus
10-20-2010, 05:20 PM
I just made it to Primm... but I wiped out the entire correctional facility of Powder Gangers first.

Buck
10-20-2010, 05:31 PM
I just made it to Primm... but I wiped out the entire correctional facility of Powder Gangers first.

WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?

Missing out on some good Quests and XP.

DBOSHO
10-20-2010, 05:52 PM
I dont know how i feel about this game.

Its fun but its practically an expansion pack.

keg in kc
10-20-2010, 06:12 PM
LMAO

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Mecca
10-20-2010, 06:15 PM
That guys neck rules....

Douche Baggins
10-20-2010, 06:15 PM
That only adds to the experience.

Mecca
10-20-2010, 06:21 PM
I just picked this game up by the way, so I should be playing it before long.

Douche Baggins
10-20-2010, 10:52 PM
Hey ho, shorty.

http://i51.tinypic.com/27ys8d0.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/21bk8lu.jpg

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Buck
10-20-2010, 11:58 PM
OK WTF

How do I get rid of one companion for another one?

This concerns Sharon Rose of Cassidy and Jean-Baptiste I need Cass to follow me but I have Boone as my companion and he is great but she wont go with me if I have him. How do I temporarily get rid of him so I can take Cass?

HC_Chief
10-21-2010, 09:47 AM
I just read in a dl that this version is roughly twice the content as F3. Holy shite!!! :eek:

Cave Johnson
10-21-2010, 10:09 AM
I dont know how i feel about this game.

Its fun but its practically an expansion pack.

You couldn't be more wrong, boyo.

Blankey
10-21-2010, 12:58 PM
OK WTF

How do I get rid of one companion for another one?


Minor
Tell them to go back to the Lucky 38 safehouse. I'm not sure where you tell them to go if you haven't got that safehouse yet though. FYI You can only have 1 human and 1 robot in your party at a time.

I'm at about 30 hours and I think the loads are getting longer.

keg in kc
10-21-2010, 01:41 PM
I'm at about 30 hours and I think the loads are getting longer.That's one of the reported bugs.

Buck
10-21-2010, 04:05 PM
Ok, to get rid of companions you just have to choose the "Talk To" option. For some reason I thought that option meant the companion would talk to another NPC.

I'm 17 Hours and 30 minutes in. I've only been keeping 3 save files in order to keep load times down.

keg in kc
10-21-2010, 04:11 PM
Ok, to get rid of companions you just have to choose the "Talk To" option. For some reason I thought that option meant the companion would talk to another NPC.

I'm 17 Hours and 30 minutes in. I've only been keeping 3 save files in order to keep load times down.Assuming you're playing on a console, so you probably can't do this, but what I'll do on PC is move my save files from the game's save folder to another, isolated location. So I still have the saves, but I don't have to rifle through them.

(I'm OCD about saves - in every game I play I'll do a new save every time I begin a new quest or enter a new area)

Buck
10-21-2010, 04:24 PM
Assuming you're playing on a console, so you probably can't do this, but what I'll do on PC is move my save files from the game's save folder to another, isolated location. So I still have the saves, but I don't have to rifle through them.

(I'm OCD about saves - in every game I play I'll do a new save every time I begin a new quest or enter a new area)

You can do that on PS3, but it'd be a pain in the ass (saving to USB thumb drive).

I had my first "BIG" decision to make last night. There were 2 quests I had, where if I did one, I couldn't do the other, and vice versa. After about 10 minutes of going back and forth I just went with one and said I'd do the other one on my next run through.

PGM
10-21-2010, 04:31 PM
I think I killed the leader of Caesar's Legion already and I'm only 8 hours into it.

Found a Tebow jersey and became invincible :eek: The only problem was my shooting mechanics went to shit and I became inaccurate.

TrickyNicky
10-21-2010, 05:39 PM
Ugh, *possible spoilers* I lost Rex when I fast traveled, and he isn't back with the King or where I fast traveled from. Tried to fast travel a few more times, and lost the human companion the same way.

Fairplay
10-21-2010, 06:15 PM
When am going to get a place to store all my stuff in? I keep finding stuff and having to sell it because I don't have a place to call my home.
I can only carry so much.

And yes, this game has locked up a few times on me.

Buck
10-21-2010, 06:21 PM
When am going to get a place to store all my stuff in? I keep finding stuff and having to sell it because I don't have a place to call my home.
I can only carry so much.

And yes, this game has locked up a few times on me.

You can get a place in

Novac

QuikSsurfer
10-21-2010, 06:47 PM
You can get a place in

Novac

Free of charge if ur rep is good.

Blankey
10-21-2010, 07:47 PM
In the early game I used that house in Goodsprings across from the store & bar (with the big tank in between.) Nothing disappeared from me.

Buck
10-21-2010, 08:30 PM
HOLY SHIT

Have any of you run into Cazadors?

Fucking things are rough. I'm a level 14 with a gun ranking at about 55 and it takes me a bunch of shots to kill them. I'm trying to get to Vault 22 but they are everywhere.

Fairplay
10-21-2010, 08:37 PM
Thanks. I was in that town but just started doing the quests.
I need to check that out.

That robot in the house on Fallout 3 was real annoying.
Plus he would get in your way trying to get in room sometimes.

Von Dumbass
10-22-2010, 12:25 AM
When am going to get a place to store all my stuff in? I keep finding stuff and having to sell it because I don't have a place to call my home.
I can only carry so much.

And yes, this game has locked up a few times on me.

I just stored all of my stuff in the doctors house in Goodsprings. Nothing ever went missing.

Does anybody know how to kill fucking Deathclaws? I never had much difficulty killing them in Fallout 3.

Buck
10-22-2010, 12:36 AM
What the fuck. After exiting TOPS Casino, for some reason I now have Boone's Scoped Hunting Rifle.

I cant give it back to him, pickpocket it into his pocket, sell it or anything. I gave him other guns and ammo, but he won't use them. He's pretty useless now.

Not only that, but the guns ammo says "MCA 0/0" and there is no MCA ammo in the game, so now I have a useless, but badass gun.

Buck
10-22-2010, 12:43 AM
Ok, I got him to start using a Hunting Rifle, but its not nearly as good as his rifle and I have to replenish him with ammo. Time to start thinking about a different companion. Fuck that sucks. Boone was so good.

TrickyNicky
10-22-2010, 12:50 AM
What the ****. After exiting TOPS Casino, for some reason I now have Boone's Scoped Hunting Rifle.

I cant give it back to him, pickpocket it into his pocket, sell it or anything. I gave him other guns and ammo, but he won't use them. He's pretty useless now.

Not only that, but the guns ammo says "MCA 0/0" and there is no MCA ammo in the game, so now I have a useless, but badass gun.

I lead Cass back to Jean-Baptiste for her execution. On her corpse was Magic Companion Ammo with no weight or value.

Buck
10-22-2010, 12:59 AM
I lead Cass back to Jean-Baptiste for her execution. On her corpse was Magic Companion Ammo with no weight or value.

Shit. I did that too. I wonder if I ever picked that up or even had an option to.

Edit: Just went there, no Ash Pile to be found. FML.

Douche Baggins
10-22-2010, 06:09 AM
Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna when the NCR comes for you?

http://i53.tinypic.com/e865nk.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/301fpsl.jpg

Solution found.

http://i53.tinypic.com/talk7p.jpg

I declare me to be an OUTLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!

http://i53.tinypic.com/2dm8u43.jpg

Now it's time to get laid.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2v28jmp.jpg

cookster50
10-22-2010, 06:12 AM
Picked up the game, haven't had a chance to play it yet. Saturday night = game time!

Buck
10-22-2010, 06:14 AM
I got to about Level 17 and hit my mental roadblock. I only played for about 4 hours today....well yesterday. I will play more tomorrow, but I don't think I'm going to have anymore 10 hour days with the game.

Fire Me Boy!
10-22-2010, 07:01 AM
GC - could you stop posting those huge-ass jpgs? Slows load time down considerably on the page. Maybe size them down and reduce quality?

Buck
10-22-2010, 04:09 PM
GC - could you stop posting those huge-ass jpgs? Slows load time down considerably on the page. Maybe size them down and reduce quality?

What? They aren't that big.

Kyle DeLexus
10-22-2010, 05:21 PM
Alright I've never played Fallout before, now I'm wondering if I should get this or Black Ops. Since I've never played Fallout I suppose I could get Black Ops and Fallout 3 on the cheap. Or should I just go for the one?

Von Dumbass
10-22-2010, 05:34 PM
Alright I've never played Fallout before, now I'm wondering if I should get this or Black Ops. Since I've never played Fallout I suppose I could get Black Ops and Fallout 3 on the cheap. Or should I just go for the one?

I would get Fallout 3 and Black Ops personally. By the time you get done with both of those games New Vegas will be much cheaper and most of the bugs will be fixed.

Von Dumbass
10-22-2010, 05:35 PM
Just got the a robot and figured that Boone, ED-E, and I could surely get rid of the deathclaws in Sloan...... nope.

What ammo works against these guys? In FO 3 you could cripple their legs but I can't even do that in this game.

Buck
10-22-2010, 05:44 PM
Just got the a robot and figured that Boone, ED-E, and I could surely get rid of the deathclaws in Sloan...... nope.

What ammo works against these guys? In FO 3 you could cripple their legs but I can't even do that in this game.

What level are you? I'm guessing you need to be around at least a 20 before you even stand a chance. Also your Gun level probably matters.

QuikSsurfer
10-22-2010, 09:34 PM
Just got the alien blaster and 2 other mega alien weapons worth over 2k caps.. The wild wasteland perk is definitely worth it if you know where the random encounters are.

Level 11 and 14 hours in without a freeze or bug. I am having some serious load times though.
I'll dump the hds cache and check it out tomorrow.

Von Dumbass
10-23-2010, 01:50 AM
What level are you? I'm guessing you need to be around at least a 20 before you even stand a chance. Also your Gun level probably matters.

I think right now I'm at level 17 and haven't been back there since I was level 13 or 14. I just got a hunting rifle that does twice as much damage as my Cowboy Repeater and got a perk that added 15 points to my gun skill so I'm fixin' to go pay those Deathclaws a visit shortly. :)

Buck
10-23-2010, 01:52 AM
I think right now I'm at level 17 and haven't been back there since I was level 13 or 14. I just got a hunting rifle that does twice as much damage as my Cowboy Repeater and got a perk that added 15 points to my gun skill so I'm fixin' to go pay those Deathclaws a visit shortly. :)

I would imagine that maybe around Level 25 would be good. I haven't even attempted it and I'm at 17 now.

Douche Baggins
10-23-2010, 08:18 AM
Welcome to the strip motherfuckers.

http://i52.tinypic.com/116oqh2.jpg

Lake. Apparently there's a crashed bomber in there.

http://i56.tinypic.com/hrldty.jpg

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

http://i54.tinypic.com/m9ak2o.jpg

lawl

http://i54.tinypic.com/qs4mt3.jpg

Also, this OWNS.

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TrickyNicky
10-23-2010, 12:27 PM
So, I lost Rex days ago in New Vegas while I was doing the casino missions. I had checked everywhere I thought he could be. I gave it up for a lost cause and figured I wouldn't be doing his quest. So I went to vault 22 to fulfill a quest at McCarran, and once I'm about halfway in, I ride the elevator and Rex appears. wtf...

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2010, 12:46 PM
Yeah I just lost Boone in the strip...

Fairplay
10-23-2010, 01:38 PM
Yeah I just lost Boone in the strip...


I think I would go to my last save with Boone and go from there.
Just keep an eye on the rascal.

Buck
10-23-2010, 04:03 PM
Whatever you do, DO NOT GO INTO THE TOPS CASINO OR POTENTIALLY ANY OTHER CASINO WITH BOONE. YOU WILL RENDER HIM USELESS.

Von Dumbass
10-23-2010, 04:39 PM
Deathclaws are easy as cake at with a hunting rifle with extended mags, a sniper scope, level 74 gun skill, and Boone. :)

TrickyNicky
10-23-2010, 05:15 PM
Boone is also "supposed" to upgrade his armor if you find the right culprit in his quest. He never did for me.

Douche Baggins
10-24-2010, 09:01 AM
PC USERS:

This file will increase your framerate.

http://newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=34778

Blankey
10-24-2010, 09:23 AM
Man, I still get my ass destroyed by the Mother & Alpha Male Deathclaws at the quarry. I'm at level 25, 83+ gun skill, and have some of the best weapons in the game (Gobi sniper rifle, All-American, the Archimedes 2 gun, etc.) I guess it's nice to have some challenge towards the end game.

Douche Baggins
10-24-2010, 10:45 AM
Here's a 100 MB PDF (http://uranus.ckt.net/%7Egochiefs/texans/FNVPG.rar) of the strategy guide.

Fire Me Boy!
10-24-2010, 12:49 PM
Where's the level cap on this one?

Buck
10-24-2010, 01:05 PM
Where's the level cap on this one?

30

QuikSsurfer
10-24-2010, 05:06 PM
I think I would go to my last save with Boone and go from there.
Just keep an eye on the rascal.

Fuck that. I'm 6 levels in between that last save.
I have Cass waiting to be my companion while Boone is still attached but nowhere to be found... He's not in novac (where he should reset) and he isn't anywhere on the Strip (where I lost him)...
JFC

TrickyNicky
10-24-2010, 05:25 PM
Try going into the console by pressing the tilde key ( ~ ) and then type:

prid 96BCE
then press enter
moveto player
and press enter again.

jiveturkey
10-25-2010, 07:11 AM
It's been a little buggy for me. A handful of lock ups.

Do we not get to pick a perk every time we level up?

How do you get to the Boomers? I tried following the directions but I get lite up anyway. I even tried the train tunnel and got lite up.

Frazod
10-25-2010, 08:01 AM
Between a busy schedule (wedding, visit to in-laws) and lots of really good football, I still really haven't played this much at all. I need to get busy slacking. :D

Rausch
10-25-2010, 08:51 AM
Alright I've never played Fallout before, now I'm wondering if I should get this or Black Ops. Since I've never played Fallout I suppose I could get Black Ops and Fallout 3 on the cheap. Or should I just go for the one?

I'd highly recommend getting the Fallout 3 GOTY edition.

Should be cheaper and by the time you're done with that Vegas will also be much cheaper.

You'd really be cheating yourself if you skip F03...

Fairplay
10-25-2010, 09:05 AM
**** that. I'm 6 levels in between that last save.
I have Cass waiting to be my companion while Boone is still attached but nowhere to be found... He's not in novac (where he should reset) and he isn't anywhere on the Strip (where I lost him)...
JFC



Put his picture on cartons on milk.

Or issue an Amber alert.

HC_Chief
10-25-2010, 09:10 AM
I'd highly recommend getting the Fallout 3 GOTY edition.

Should be cheaper and by the time you're done with that Vegas will also be much cheaper.

You'd really be cheating yourself if you skip F03...

FO3 is one of the best RPG games ever made... and also one of the largest in terms of both scale and content. That said, it is also single-player only, and definitely not a "fast-twitch" shooter like CoD. I know a lot of people who HATE FO3 and games like it (Mass Effect, KOTOR, Dragon Age, etc.); not so much for the game itself but rather the gameplay and genre. Keep that in mind when deciding between the two.

Pants
10-25-2010, 09:21 AM
FO3 is one of the best RPG games ever made... and also one of the largest in terms of both scale and content. That said, it is also single-player only, and definitely not a "fast-twitch" shooter like CoD. I know a lot of people who HATE FO3 and games like it (Mass Effect, KOTOR, Dragon Age, etc.); not so much for the game itself but rather the gameplay and genre. Keep that in mind when deciding between the two.

I absolutely LOVED Mass Effect 1 and 2 (my top 5 of all time). I loved KOTOR and enjoyed DA:O quite a bit. FO3, on the other hand, was 'meh' at best. I beat it just to beat it and sold it. I honestly enjoyed Oblivion more than I did FO3 but even that game was pretty underwhelming. At least the story was a lot more interesting and intriguing. I think I'm one of the 2 people who didn't like FO3 all that much, lol.

HC_Chief
10-25-2010, 09:41 AM
I absolutely LOVED Mass Effect 1 and 2 (my top 5 of all time). I loved KOTOR and enjoyed DA:O quite a bit. FO3, on the other hand, was 'meh' at best. I beat it just to beat it and sold it. I honestly enjoyed Oblivion more than I did FO3 but even that game was pretty underwhelming. At least the story was a lot more interesting and intriguing. I think I'm one of the 2 people who didn't like FO3 all that much, lol.

From that I would say you like the genre and are particularly impressed with BioWare's titles. I can empathize; I too find BioWare games to be excellent, but different than Bethesda's. The latter's titles are definitely "grittier" and slower-paced.

Pants
10-25-2010, 10:16 AM
From that I would say you like the genre and are particularly impressed with BioWare's titles. I can empathize; I too find BioWare games to be excellent, but different than Bethesda's. The latter's titles are definitely "grittier" and slower-paced.

Well, I like a lot of other RPGs as well, I was just commenting on the games you listed. I think The Witcher is probably one of the best RPGs in recent history, def. better than DA:O. My biggest problem with Bethesda games is low level and gear caps. I did like the combat system in FO3, but it wasn't enough. Blowing limbs off is only cool for so long before it gets old and tired.

keg in kc
10-25-2010, 11:49 AM
There's no meat to bethesda games. If the story isn't there, I eventually get bored with the combat and game mechanics. And for me they have zero replay value, whereas with the BioWare games, I usually play each of them a number of times, whether it's KotOR or Jade Empire or Mass Effect or Dragon Age. I know some people love open world sandbox games, but I eventually just get bored with wandering around.

That's not to say I dislike the bethesda games. Because I don't. I've played Morrowind and Oblivion and Fallout 3 and will eventually get New Vegas. But they're just one-and-dones, and not a something I'm likely to load in five years (like KotOR, which I'm playing right now as preparation for TOR).

Pants
10-25-2010, 11:51 AM
There's no meat to bethesda games. If the story isn't there, I eventually get bored with the combat and game mechanics. And for me they have zero replay value, whereas with the BioWare games, I usually play each of them a number of times, whether it's KotOR or Jade Empire or Mass Effect or Dragon Age. I know some people love open world sandbox games, but I eventually just get bored with wandering around.

That's not to say I dislike the bethesda games. Because I don't. I've played Morrowind and Oblivion and Fallout 3 and will eventually get New Vegas. But they're just one-and-dones, and not a something I'm likely to load in five years (like KotOR, which I'm playing right now as preparation for TOR).

Precisely.

Buck
10-25-2010, 02:10 PM
I absolutely LOVED Mass Effect 1 and 2 (my top 5 of all time). I loved KOTOR and enjoyed DA:O quite a bit. FO3, on the other hand, was 'meh' at best. I beat it just to beat it and sold it. I honestly enjoyed Oblivion more than I did FO3 but even that game was pretty underwhelming. At least the story was a lot more interesting and intriguing. I think I'm one of the 2 people who didn't like FO3 all that much, lol.

SOFT BITCH.

jiveturkey
10-25-2010, 02:13 PM
I want to confirm that I don't have a bug. Do we not get to pick a perk every time we level up?

I'm pretty sure we got a perk every level in FO3.

Pants
10-25-2010, 02:13 PM
SOFT BITCH.

LMAO

TrickyNicky
10-25-2010, 02:17 PM
I want to confirm that I don't have a bug. Do we not get to pick a perk every time we level up?

I'm pretty sure we got a perk every level in FO3.

Its every other level in this one because it has a level 30 cap. I'm guessing an expansion will bump it to 40.

QuikSsurfer
10-25-2010, 04:20 PM
I finally fucking found Boone's stupid ass... He was just chillin in the Lucky 38 casino... Told him to fuck off and I now have Cass --- her dialogue is so much better.
Boone was making the game really easy for me.. the dude just shoots everything.

What's up with the snowglobes? Anyone found a buyer?

TrickyNicky
10-25-2010, 04:29 PM
Theres a securitron named Jane in the penthouse of the Lucky 38 that will give you 2000 caps per snowglobe.

Buck
10-25-2010, 06:39 PM
Every single fucking time this song comes on, I get massive wood.

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QuikSsurfer
10-25-2010, 07:02 PM
Haha def one of my fav songs on the OST

Buck
10-25-2010, 07:22 PM
Haha def one of my fav songs on the OST

I like them all but I wish they had about 30 more songs so they wouldn't be as repetitive.

Douche Baggins
10-25-2010, 07:28 PM
I love that song.

Buck
10-25-2010, 07:36 PM
THIS ONE TOO

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Fairplay
10-26-2010, 11:06 AM
wow, i just stole a lot of stuff from this place, and guards standing there right while i do it. Not using sneak or stealth either. (PC)

PM me if you want me to show you how.

cookster50
10-26-2010, 11:47 AM
Well, I made it about 25-30 minutes into the game before it froze up on me. Woohoo!

bowener
10-26-2010, 11:53 AM
Every single ****ing time this song comes on, I get massive wood.

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Unrelated to the game, but this song always gets me for some reason:

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QuikSsurfer
10-26-2010, 12:31 PM
I like them all but I wish they had about 30 more songs so they wouldn't be as repetitive.

more songs are added to rotation throughout the game-time, right?
I hear the dj talking about a new holiday playlist coming up...

Cave Johnson
10-26-2010, 12:54 PM
more songs are added to rotation throughout the game-time, right?
I hear the dj talking about a new holiday playlist coming up...

Better. Hopefully they add more songs in the first DLC.

Douche Baggins
10-26-2010, 02:09 PM
Cool landscape.

http://i53.tinypic.com/2z68okp.jpg

Horrified.

http://i51.tinypic.com/zlu7g9.jpg

*snikt* *snikt*

http://i56.tinypic.com/149wb3a.jpg

Buck
10-26-2010, 02:38 PM
more songs are added to rotation throughout the game-time, right?
I hear the dj talking about a new holiday playlist coming up...

Must have something to do with the 360 DLC because I haven't heard that on PS3.

Frazod
11-03-2010, 11:10 PM
I've been playing for over a week, and finally tonight it's crashed on me a couple of times. Getting rather annoying.

Great game other than that, though.

Buck
11-03-2010, 11:21 PM
My friend just posted this on my facebook

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1138.snc4/150079_172698632742435_100000068972464_598420_1138431_n.jpg

QuikSsurfer
11-04-2010, 08:10 AM
ROFL

Douche Baggins
11-19-2010, 09:55 PM
This sounds cool.

http://www.bethsoft.com/newsletter/newsletter-11.19.10.html


Can you discuss the setting for Dead Money?

Dead Money is set in the Sierra Madre, an opulent and extravagant resort that was supposed to be the greatest casino in the west – except that it never opened. Bombs fell before the gala opening, and the Sierra Madre froze in time, its state of the art security system locking the place up tight. Nothing could get in, and none of the guests could escape. Years passed. The climate control and air conditioning system within the facility began to spit toxins into the surrounding city, causing a slow cloud and haze to form over the area - which proved lethal to anyone who tried to explore the city. Only a mysterious group called the Ghost People survived to call the city home, trapped inside what appeared to be hazmat suits and never speaking to their victims... only capturing them alive and dragging them away to the depths of the city deep within the Cloud.





And so the Sierra Madre faded from the history books, only occasionally being seen in posters across the wastes, until it took on mythic ghost story status... a supposed "City of Gold" in the Mojave Wasteland where all the treasures of the Old World were rumored to be held. It was kept alive as a late-night saloon story by prospectors who'd claimed to have found maps leading there... and were willing to part with the "map" for a few caps. Or a drink. Or a warm place to sleep.


How will the player reach this area?

The Sierra Madre is a mythical place in the wastes, with travelers all risking their lives to find it. Only one man truly "found" it - and lived. After the fall of HELIOS One, Father Elijah of the Brotherhood of Steel set out to find new weapons to eradicate NCR. And in the process he found the Sierra Madre. The Courier is lured to the Sierra Madre by a faint radio broadcast advertising the gala grand opening.



From a gameplay standpoint, Dead Money is accessed by loading a save file from any point in Fallout: New Vegas prior to the endgame sequence, in the same way as Operation Anchorage, Point Lookout, The Pitt or Mothership Zeta were triggered in Fallout 3.



Can you share details on some of the new creatures/enemies players will encounter?

This being an extension of Fallout: New Vegas, players will encounter several unique characters, each with their own motivations, all of whom will have to work together if any of them are going to survive. Aside from just struggling with their would-be companions, the courier will also have to deal with the mysterious Ghost People as well as the casino's substantial defense systems.

Fire Me Boy!
12-23-2010, 12:42 PM
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Fallout-New-Vegas-Dead-Money/4325af40-d19c-4c35-86c4-9721f7da0589?cid=SLink

Dead Money is available now. Anyone got it yet? I'll be downloading tomorrow, I think. I finished the game a couple weeks ago and just restarted on a different path.

Buck
12-23-2010, 12:47 PM
Damn I need to get back into this game.

Damn them for doing the exclusive DLC too.

I GOT SPURS THAT JINGLE JANGLE JINGLE
JINGLE JANGLE

Cave Johnson
12-23-2010, 12:57 PM
Dead Money reviewed. At least it raises the level cap.

http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/114/1141699p1.html

Fire Me Boy!
01-02-2011, 06:32 PM
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Fallout-New-Vegas-Dead-Money/4325af40-d19c-4c35-86c4-9721f7da0589?cid=SLink

Dead Money is available now. Anyone got it yet? I'll be downloading tomorrow, I think. I finished the game a couple weeks ago and just restarted on a different path.

Anyone played it yet? I'm on level 18 and reviews suggest not doing it at least until 20.

As a side note, the "implants" at the Vegas med center kick ass.

Mr. Plow
01-16-2011, 03:29 PM
My son just bought this game. Gave it a quick play the other day. Haven't made it very far - someone give me some reviews.

Buck
01-16-2011, 03:43 PM
My son just bought this game. Gave it a quick play the other day. Haven't made it very far - someone give me some reviews.

It's like having buttsechs with an 18 year old girl.

Mr. Plow
01-16-2011, 04:01 PM
It's like having buttsechs with an 18 year old girl.

Put this in terms I will understand.....use a masturbation analogy.

Buck
01-16-2011, 04:02 PM
Put this in terms I will understand.....use a masturbation analogy.

Its like jerking off while imagining in your head that you are having buttsechs with an 18 year old girl.

Mr. Plow
01-16-2011, 04:06 PM
Its like jerking off while imagining in your head that you are having buttsechs with an 18 year old girl.


Sweet. Gonna try to play ALL NIGHT LONG!

Fire Me Boy!
01-27-2011, 08:45 PM
Finally got around to playing Dead Money... it's challenging. Much more challenging than any DLC they're released before. You're tied to three other characters, and if they die, you die. There are speakers that interfere with your slave collar and can go off, killing you. There are booby traps all over the place. There are baddies that if you don't dismember them, they get back up and keep going after you. There are holograms in buildings that can't be killed, you have to find their emitter and turn 'em off.

I'm only an hour or so in, but so far it's good. It certainly makes the game challenging, even if you're at a level 28 (where I am).

ddrouillard
01-28-2011, 08:33 PM
I almost bought this game today but I looked on the back and noticed there is no multiplayer feature. Does that mean there is no online play? Is there any type of online play with this game?

Kraus
01-29-2011, 12:43 PM
I almost bought this game today but I looked on the back and noticed there is no multiplayer feature. Does that mean there is no online play? Is there any type of online play with this game?

No... Fallout is all single player.

bowener
02-21-2011, 10:42 PM
For those that haven't picked it up yet, and were thinking about it: $20 PC and $30 360/PS3. (http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/47395/gamestop-fallout-new-vegas-pc-20-xbox-360-or-ps3-30)

Douche Baggins
02-24-2011, 07:09 PM
Dead Money was interesting...but ultimately WAY TOO FUCKING BORING AND ANNOYING to be worth it. And the climax fucking sucked. SUCKED.

I'll give it this - it was the most challenging Fallout-related content I've played. And it had a great story. But the best DLC, BY FAR, remains Lookout Point.

Anyway, I've finished the main questline in New Vegas, but I've gone back to an earlier save so I can finish exploring the map.

Gonzo
02-24-2011, 07:35 PM
I just bought this game a few days ago, played it for 2 hours and I've decided that it by far the most boring, idiotic game I've ever played. I had no idea it was an RPG style game, (which I hate). I thought it was a cross between Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.
Meh, live and learn.
I purchased it brand new, on sale for 40 bucks. If anyone wants it for the PS3 I will sell it to you for 20 bucks + shipping. PM me if you want it.
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Fire Me Boy!
02-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Dead Money was interesting...but ultimately WAY TOO ****ING BORING AND ANNOYING to be worth it. And the climax ****ing sucked. SUCKED.

I'll give it this - it was the most challenging Fallout-related content I've played. And it had a great story. But the best DLC, BY FAR, remains Lookout Point.

Anyway, I've finished the main questline in New Vegas, but I've gone back to an earlier save so I can finish exploring the map.

The climax did suck, but I gotta disagree about the best DLC. I didn't much care for Point Lookout. But you're absolutely correct. Dead Money was bar far the most challenging DLC yet.

Buck
02-24-2011, 08:16 PM
I just bought this game a few days ago, played it for 2 hours and I've decided that it by far the most boring, idiotic game I've ever played. I had no idea it was an RPG style game, (which I hate). I thought it was a cross between Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.
Meh, live and learn.
I purchased it brand new, on sale for 40 bucks. If anyone wants it for the PS3 I will sell it to you for 20 bucks + shipping. PM me if you want it.
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LOL, why didn't you read reviews first or at least the wikipedia page?

Gonzo
02-24-2011, 08:52 PM
LOL, why didn't you read reviews first or at least the wikipedia page?

Impulse buy.

Cave Johnson
05-12-2011, 01:02 PM
The Burned Man, in Zion. Hells yeah. Releases Tuesday, 5/17.

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Buck
05-12-2011, 02:37 PM
Are all these DLCs going to be on PS3 too?

Frazod
05-12-2011, 03:23 PM
I just bought this game a few days ago, played it for 2 hours and I've decided that it by far the most boring, idiotic game I've ever played. I had no idea it was an RPG style game, (which I hate). I thought it was a cross between Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.
Meh, live and learn.
I purchased it brand new, on sale for 40 bucks. If anyone wants it for the PS3 I will sell it to you for 20 bucks + shipping. PM me if you want it.
Posted via Mobile Device

Funny thing is, I loved both recent Fallout games and despised Grand Theft Auto.

Kraus
05-12-2011, 03:28 PM
I put this game on the shelf until all the DLC comes out. I'll pick it up along with the DLC later this summer.

QuikSsurfer
07-20-2011, 08:06 AM
New DLC, Old World Blues, hit the store yesterday, I picked it up and am about 3 hours in -- If you like old school science fiction and great humor, pick this one up.. Only one more DLC left.
800 space bucks.

Frazod
07-20-2011, 08:12 AM
I started playing this again over the weekend - hadn't played since January. I downloaded Dead Money but haven't started it yet.

QuikSsurfer
07-20-2011, 08:15 AM
I started playing this again over the weekend - hadn't played since January. I downloaded Dead Money but haven't started it yet.

Dead Money and Honest Hearts are both ehhhh mediocre. Definitely pick up Old WOrld Blues when you level up your character to at least 10 or 15

Mr. Plow
07-20-2011, 08:30 AM
Just started playing this & a few other games I never finished.

Douche Baggins
07-20-2011, 09:10 AM
The Burned Man, in Zion. Hells yeah. Releases Tuesday, 5/17.

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Whoa, haven't played this. How is it?

QuikSsurfer
07-20-2011, 09:19 AM
Whoa, haven't played this. How is it?

Dead Money and Honest Hearts are both ehhhh mediocre. Definitely pick up Old WOrld Blues when you level up your character to at least 10 or 15
.

Douche Baggins
07-20-2011, 09:22 AM
Old World Blues looks cool. I like bizarro technology stories.

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QuikSsurfer
07-20-2011, 09:23 AM
*sigh* -- you redundant fuck

Frazod
07-20-2011, 09:30 AM
Dead Money and Honest Hearts are both ehhhh mediocre. Definitely pick up Old WOrld Blues when you level up your character to at least 10 or 15

Oh, I'm up in the mid-20s. When it comes to games like this I'm definitely a completionist - I explore everything, look in every nook and cranny for stuff and wander around gaining extra experience. I'm still in the middle of the Brotherhood of Steel quests and there's plenty left beyond that. I have my speech ability up so high at this point that I get to skip most of the hoop jumping, which is nice.

Douche Baggins
07-20-2011, 09:31 AM
Speaking of the Brotherhood of Steel, a couple months ago I loaded up Fallout 3 and finally finished the main quest and then finished Broken Steel.

Fucking awesome. Liberty Prime is incredible.

QuikSsurfer
07-20-2011, 09:32 AM
Oh, I'm up in the mid-20s. When it comes to games like this I'm definitely a completionist - I explore everything, look in every nook and cranny for stuff and wander around gaining extra experience. I'm still in the middle of the Brotherhood of Steel quests and there's plenty left beyond that. I have my speech ability up so high at this point that I get to skip most of the hoop jumping, which is nice.

Same -- I'm playing at a level 18 with my sneak, guns, speech, and science skills all in the 80s.

Fire Me Boy!
07-20-2011, 09:35 AM
Oh, I'm up in the mid-20s. When it comes to games like this I'm definitely a completionist - I explore everything, look in every nook and cranny for stuff and wander around gaining extra experience. I'm still in the middle of the Brotherhood of Steel quests and there's plenty left beyond that. I have my speech ability up so high at this point that I get to skip most of the hoop jumping, which is nice.

I do the same thing. I still haven't picked up Honest Hearts, but I kinda liked the challenge from Dead Money.

Mr. Plow
07-20-2011, 09:38 AM
What are the most important skills to build up first?

QuikSsurfer
07-20-2011, 09:40 AM
What are the most important skills to build up first?

Depends on what kind of character you build.... ya know?

Mr. Plow
07-20-2011, 10:09 AM
Depends on what kind of character you build.... ya know?

Well, for instance - I started the game originally and tried to build up a little bit of everything....then as I progressed through the game, I kept running into locked doors/safes/etc - so then I started building up lock pick.

But, as I started it again this time (new game), I have been building up guns, lock pick, science & speech. None are all that high at this point (30-40's), but just curious if there is one that is more important than the others that I should be building up - or if there is one that will help me more as I get into the game further than others.

Cave Johnson
07-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Well, for instance - I started the game originally and tried to build up a little bit of everything....then as I progressed through the game, I kept running into locked doors/safes/etc - so then I started building up lock pick.

But, as I started it again this time (new game), I have been building up guns, lock pick, science & speech. None are all that high at this point (30-40's), but just curious if there is one that is more important than the others that I should be building up - or if there is one that will help me more as I get into the game further than others.

I prefer lockpicking, as it's pretty easy to f up the terminal password checks.

Other good skills are speech (if you want to avoid some conflicts), repair, and energy weapons.

QuikSsurfer
07-20-2011, 10:18 AM
Well, for instance - I started the game originally and tried to build up a little bit of everything....then as I progressed through the game, I kept running into locked doors/safes/etc - so then I started building up lock pick.

But, as I started it again this time (new game), I have been building up guns, lock pick, science & speech. None are all that high at this point (30-40's), but just curious if there is one that is more important than the others that I should be building up - or if there is one that will help me more as I get into the game further than others.

Well you're definitely not going to want to level up each skill as you progress. I'm a sneaky gunman so my unarmed, energy, and explosive skills are all still at default (15).
Science, lockpicking, and speech I'd say are preeeeeettah important

Frazod
07-20-2011, 10:50 AM
I prefer lockpicking, as it's pretty easy to f up the terminal password checks.

Other good skills are speech (if you want to avoid some conflicts), repair, and energy weapons.

I've stuck with guns, particularly one-handed, although I also pack a 5.56 carbine (not unlike the one I own in real life, which is kind of cool) and a sniper rifle. I haven't put any points into energy weapons at all, and just sell the ones I pick up.

As you advance, better and better weapons become available regardless of your speciality. The 12.7 mm pistol and SMG are pretty kick ass.

Also, be careful giving weapons to your idiot-assed followers - just like in the previous game, they'll drop weapons and you won't realize it. I lost a fucking carbine that I paid 7,000 cap for because the bitch just left it somewhere. Biggest, dumbest flaw in the game that they really should fix.

Frazod
07-26-2011, 10:45 PM
I'm well into Sierra Madre. Agree with everybody that it's a pain in the ass, but challenging. Those goddamn speakers are especially annoying.

Frazod
08-10-2011, 09:16 PM
Finally finished everything, maxing out at level 45. Chose to grease Mr. House and take over Vegas, although I was nice enough to let the NCR leave alive.

As for the DLCs, I really liked Old World Blues, enjoyed Honest Hearts, and was really annoyed by Dead Money - in the end, the pain in the ass factor overrode the fun factor, which sort of defeats the purpose of playing. I don't know if I'll never play this again, but if I do I doubt if I'll bother with that one again. I was able to get all the gold bars out, but only ended up selling four or five of them. Big whoop.

Overall, great game. I like it a lot better than Fallout 3.

Fire Me Boy!
08-11-2011, 04:51 AM
Finally finished everything, maxing out at level 45. Chose to grease Mr. House and take over Vegas, although I was nice enough to let the NCR leave alive.

As for the DLCs, I really liked Old World Blues, enjoyed Honest Hearts, and was really annoyed by Dead Money - in the end, the pain in the ass factor overrode the fun factor, which sort of defeats the purpose of playing. I don't know if I'll never play this again, but if I do I doubt if I'll bother with that one again. I was able to get all the gold bars out, but only ended up selling four or five of them. Big whoop.

Overall, great game. I like it a lot better than Fallout 3.
Old World Blues was quite good, and Honest Hearts was OK. I kinda liked Dead Money just for how challenging it was, but like you, I doubt I'd play it again.

Frazod
08-11-2011, 08:25 AM
Old World Blues was quite good, and Honest Hearts was OK. I kinda liked Dead Money just for how challenging it was, but like you, I doubt I'd play it again.

Even though the contents of Honest Hearts wasn't great, the scenery was awesome. I love that part of the country.

I also think Dead Money wouldn't have sucked so much if my character had had better unarmed/melee skills, which I generally put almost no points into because the unarmed/melee fighting in the Fallout games basically sucks - you should be able to aim for specific body parts in VATS but it won't let you. The things you had to kill and then chop up were extra annoying because I'd have to keep switch weapons unless I got a lucky head shot. Especially if there were several of them.

TrickyNicky
08-11-2011, 09:27 AM
Anyone mess around with Mods? Which ones are good?

KILLER_CLOWN
09-04-2011, 11:37 AM
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Bowser
09-04-2011, 11:42 AM
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Ha, pretty cool. But it just lends more facts to my thoery that people have entirely too much time on their hands (as I sit here on my ass typing on a BB).

KILLER_CLOWN
09-04-2011, 11:45 AM
Ha, pretty cool. But it just lends more facts to my thoery that people have entirely too much time on their hands (as I sit here on my ass typing on a BB).

You think that's bad? Do a youtube search, seems to be many people that have built pipboys. They won't help during the zombie apocalypse though. ;)

58kcfan89
09-04-2011, 01:16 PM
So I just finished Fallout 3 & really enjoyed it. Reading through a few of these posts, it seems like New Vegas is a better game and most reviews seem to be positive.

Anyone wanna give me a quick rundown of what's new & whatnot (I read the article in the OP)? Thinking about picking this up to keep me occupied until I can find a used Madden game or NHL comes out.

KILLER_CLOWN
09-04-2011, 01:22 PM
So I just finished Fallout 3 & really enjoyed it. Reading through a few of these posts, it seems like New Vegas is a better game and most reviews seem to be positive.

Anyone wanna give me a quick rundown of what's new & whatnot (I read the article in the OP)? Thinking about picking this up to keep me occupied until I can find a used Madden game or NHL comes out.

I liked Fallout 3 better, the plot was better and it was pretty much the 1st in the series.

Frazod
09-22-2011, 08:50 AM
Playing through this again, finally at long last embracing Harcore mode. Damn, what a difference it makes - certainly changes the way you develop your character and go through the game. I like the extra stuff you have to do to maintain health. Toughest thing I've encountered so far is the cadazor - like they weren't nasty enough in normal mode, now they're like flying poisonous chainsaws. Fuck. Hope I get a few more levels before I run into my first deathclaw.

Buck
09-22-2011, 06:28 PM
Fuck those Cazadors. I think they are harder to get through than deatclaws. At least with deathclaws you can isolate them and take them out 1 at a time.

Cave Johnson
10-06-2011, 02:02 PM
FYI, the 1st 2 DLCs are half off at XBL this week.

Johnny Vegas
10-06-2011, 02:37 PM
I been playin it lately. been makin money at the casino's riding $200 on 20 and making bank on it. Been banned from 3 casinos already from hitting the jackpot a few times in a row. I would leave with 18,000 in caps lol. I notice each casino has a different payout with house odds in mind.

ChiefFripp
10-06-2011, 03:01 PM
**** those Cazadors. I think they are harder to get through than deatclaws. At least with deathclaws you can isolate them and take them out 1 at a time.
Gobi rifle plus 'Steady' FTW. I loved picking them off in that Mill's Canyon.

ReynardMuldrake
10-06-2011, 03:39 PM
FYI, the 1st 2 DLCs are half off at XBL this week.

Is the DLC worth it? I don't like the ones that create a whole new area like Pitt or Anchorage.

Douche Baggins
10-06-2011, 04:53 PM
Finished Honest Hearts a couple days ago.

The worst fucking DLC I've ever played. Boring as shit other than the interesting landscape. The burned man was an interesting character that they totally dropped the ball on.

And FYI, hell yeah I went on a jihad with that guy at the end. Die, white legs!

Frazod
10-06-2011, 09:49 PM
I'm still playing on Hardcore - up to level 40 and it's still a bitch. You really can't drop your guard at all. ALthough I've got my unarmed up to the point where I can kill normal adversaries in sneak mode with one punch from the "Pushy" power fist. They fly through the air dead, too, which is kind of cool.

The only DLC I've played so far is Big MT (whatever it's actually called). I'll probably do Honest Hearts next, didn't bother me as much as others. Don't know if I'll even bother with Sierra Madre - as annoying as that was in normal mode, hardcore might make me line up the computer next to the refrigerator.

Douche Baggins
10-06-2011, 10:09 PM
Sierra Madre had a pretty cool storyline. I wouldn't want to play it again.

Frazod
10-06-2011, 10:19 PM
Sierra Madre had a pretty cool storyline. I wouldn't want to play it again.

It's not as bad the second time around. The first time I had a character with very low melee/unarmed skills and no perks for either, and that is a major disadvantage. The second time I had the rights skills and knew what I was up against. I may give it a shot on hardcore, but I'll damn sure save right before I go in.

I also need to download the latest one so I can get the extra five levels.

ReynardMuldrake
10-07-2011, 01:39 PM
So what are your favorite weapons? I love using that custom grenade launcher from the Boomer ant mission.

Frazod
10-07-2011, 01:56 PM
So what are your favorite weapons? I love using that custom grenade launcher from the Boomer ant mission.

While I've been playing in hardcore, the one weapon I've had the most success with is a regular laser rifle (modded with the scope and beam splitter). tri-beam lasers burn through ammo too fast, plasma rifles don't have a scope or a decent rate of fire, and the Gauss rifle burns five rounds per shot and is extremely slow. In hardcore the weight of food and ammo count, so you really have to pick efficient multi-use weapons. I also have a perk that makes things I kill with energy weapon blow up in a plasma explosion, damaging other creatures around it. That's useful. Although not recommended at close range. Grenade launcher is fun but too slow.

I like the sniper rifle as well, but it just doesn't seem to pack the punch that it does in normal mode. The 12.7mm machine gun is a good choice for a standard weapon. The .556 and 5mm stuff seems useless in hardcore mode.

Douche Baggins
10-09-2011, 09:09 AM
robodogs playing poker

http://i54.tinypic.com/28sromc.jpg

OmegaRed
10-09-2011, 10:37 PM
Caption this pic
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm221/jvb423/Boone.jpg

QuikSsurfer
04-07-2012, 10:28 AM
Finally got around to playing this on my new PC -- I've modded it pretty good with new textures and Nevada Skies (adds tons of weather effects including sandstorms, new skies, and blacker nights).
A few pics:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f86/quikssurfer/Screenshots/ScreenShot6.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f86/quikssurfer/Screenshots/ScreenShot7.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f86/quikssurfer/Screenshots/ScreenShot9.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f86/quikssurfer/Screenshots/ScreenShot14.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f86/quikssurfer/Screenshots/ScreenShot12.jpg

Douche Baggins
07-04-2013, 12:28 AM
some dudes i met at a recent con are doing their own fallout fan film

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/965628_599930083371321_1894470794_o.jpg

Pants
07-04-2013, 10:19 AM
Their hands are too clean.