Fallout: New Vegas Old World Blues

Fallout 1 and 2 dev on storytelling and Fallout 3 vs New Vegas

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The lead programmer of Fallout 1 and 2, Tim Cain, has been airing his views on Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas in an in-depth chat with RPG Codex. The co-founder of Troika (Arcanum, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines) is currently working on the upcoming South Park RPG with New Vegas developers, Obsidian, but he reckons it's a close call between the two modern Fallouts.

"If I were to compare the two games, I would say that Fallout New Vegas felt like it captured the humor and style of the Fallout universe better than Fallout 3," he said, "but I have to hand it to the FO3 designers for developing VATS, a cool twist on called shots for a real-time game."

Cain found Fallout 3's wasteland to be a lot more lavish than New Vegas', the incidental details and attention to detail that went into every environment didn't just sell the feel of the post-apocalypse, it hid self-contained stories among the debris.

Steam Autumn Sale continues: Total War, LA Noire, VVVVVV, Fallout: New Vegas super cheap

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What's this, every Total War title except Shogun and Shogun 2, with all accompanying DLC for just £8.74 / $12.49? What are you doing to us, Steam sale? I was planning to eat, and perhaps sleep this weekend but NO, you have to throw hundreds of hours of world class strategy gaming at me for a price that my buying finger can't not click on.

Wait, there's more? Gravity mangling platformer VVVVVV, for just 99p / $1.24? That's less than I paid for my cup of coffee this morning. The slick shouting-at-people-until-they-crack simulator LA Noire, which has only been out for two minutes, is half price. And Fallout: New Vegas and all its DLC packs are available at prices that make the upcoming Ultimate Edition seem a little redundant.

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate edition to bundle all DLC into one package, out in February

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Whoops, I seem to have accidentally put all the information in the headline, but it's still good news for those of us who didn't buy any DLC packs because we knew that it would inevitably end up bundled in a single, better value package. VG247 say that, along with the original game, the Ultimate Edition includes the Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Courier’s Stash, and Gun Runners’ Arsenal DLC packs, and will be out on February 7 in North America and February 10 in Europe. No pricing details yet.

Our own Tom Hatfield insists that he'll be skipping Skyrim on launch and picking it up sometime later in a similar deal once the mod community's had a good crack at it and any bugs and glitches have been ironed out. My prediction is that he'll break within a week. What do you think?

Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road trailer seeks out Ulysses

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The fourth chunk of Fallout: New Vegas DLC hits in five days. It finally puts you in direct contact with courier six, also known as Ulysses, who's fast becoming the Keyser Soze of the Fallout universe. The mournfully named Lonesome Road DLC sends you into The Divide, a wasteland between wastelands, overturned by constant storms, and completely lawless. Fallout: New Vegas has taken an interesting new approach to DLC, turning a loose end from the main game and spinning it off into its own gradually unfolding story, one that's set to conclude when Lonesome Road comes out on September 20. Based on previous packs, it'll likely cost £7.49 / $9.99.

This week's releases

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We're back! Welcome to our regular round up what new PC games are due this week in both Europe and America. A treasure trove of new releases lies within for those who still have some money left after the Steam sale.

Fallout: New Vegas Old World Blues trailer has lost your brain

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"You will never survive my deadly robot scorpions!" screams a man in the middle of the new trailer for Old World Blues, the latest expansion for Fallout: New Vegas. The phrase "old world blues" conjures images of a seasoned old man on a rocking chair with a battered guitar, wailing on a mouth organ as he strums the slow day away. That image could not be further from the terrifying Twilight Zone style horrors present in the new video. On Big Mountain, deadly robot scorpions are the least of your worries. The strange robotic overlords of the facility have stolen your brain. You'll can get it back when Old World Blues goes on sale this Friday July 19.

Fallout: New Vegas patch to improve performance and crush dozens of bugs

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The Old World Blues DLC for Fallout: New Vegas is out on Friday. The Bethblog announes that a humongous patch is set to arrive alongside the expansion. The update will add make "massive world optimizations" and add a pre-ending sequence autosave for players who want to jump straight back into the New Vegas with all their gear. A swarm of miscellaneaous bugs have exterminated for good measure. You'll find the full list of patch changes next to lots of little red boxes below.

Fallout: New Vegas Old World Blues screenshots show Muggy the mug loving robot. Also: a giant hammer

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Four screens for Old World Blues, the third DLC expansion for Fallout: New Vegas have emerged. One of which depicts a robot called 'Muggy' with a picture of a mug on his screen asking you if you have any mugs. Try and decipher the secret of the mug obsessed robot with the screens inside.

Fallout: New Vegas: Old World Blues release date announced

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The third DLC pack for Fallout: New Vegas, subtitled Old World Blues, will be released on July 19. We'll also get a patch that promises to "Bring improvements to performance and stability in major areas."

According to Bethblog, Old World Blues will let you "Discover how some of the Mojave’s mutated monsters came to be when you unwittingly become a lab rat in a science experiment gone awry. You’ll need to scour the Pre-War research centers of the Big Empty in search of technology to turn the tables on your kidnappers or join forces with them against an even greater threat."

Have you bought the previous pieces of Fallout: New Vegas DLC? Read our review of Fallout: New Vegas here, and see the 25 best Fallout: New Vegas mods here.