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Business sucks, alright? It's cold and rigid and occasionally unfair. Such is the case with Obsidian's Fallout: New Vegas contract with Bethesda, wherein the developer only received royalties if the game matched or exceeded an 85 rating on Metacritic. Leaving aside the fact that Metacritic is a woe...

March 15th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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This is a weekly column focusing on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. Morality systems have become role-playing. Or at least, a significant amount of people have come to believe this. To take one example, this review of...

February 10th 2012 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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This is a weekly column focusing on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. Have you ever been horribly frustrated by one part of a game, only to think of it as the best and most memorable section of that game in retrospect?...

February 2nd 2012 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Among the modders eagerly tinkering away at Fallout: New Vegas, arguably "correcting" what they see as deficiencies in the original design, is ... lead designer J.E. Sawyer. Sawyer has developed an optional patch for the PC version, which reduces the level cap to 35, halves XP acquisition, cuts w...

December 30th 2011 at 11:10pm 0 Comments
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Select DLC for Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas is in the deal spotlight today on Xbox Live. For $5 you can snag "Lonely Hearts," "Old World Blues," "Lonesome Road" or "Dead Money" for Fallout: New Vegas, or "Mothership Zeta," "Operation: Anchorage" or "Broken Steel" for Fallout 3, half off the u...

December 22nd 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Next year, the Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition will wander into stores across North America and Europe on February 7 and 10, respectively. The Ultimate Edition includes all the previously released DLC packs: Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Courier's Stash and Gun Ru...

November 3rd 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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If you've been dying to get a Vault suit for your Avatar, but haven't taken the plunge yet, then this is the week to do it. From now on until October 10, select Bethesda items are half-off -- not just Avatar items, but DLC and even a few Xbox Live Arcade games. Also: Horse Armor! Hit the jump fo...

October 6th 2011 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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New adventures for the Courier may have concluded with "Lonesome Road," but a wandering instrument of vengeance can always use more toys. New Vegas DLC packs "Courier's Stash" and "Gun Runners' Arsenal" are available today for Xbox 360 and PS3. The Courier's Stash is a bundle of four pre-order b...

September 27th 2011 at 1:59pm 0 Comments