Fallout: New Vegas previews

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    I have a feeling that they're over using the SM face-straps...
     
  2. Starwars

    Starwars Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 17, 2006
    1 major character plus kids is what I've read also.

    But yeah, they really shouldn't be bullshitting like that. I mean, I think it's a great step to have only 1 major NPC and kids unkillable, it should do wonders for the freedom of the game.
    But then they should say that as well. Saying that every single character in the game is killable is a lie and creates false expectations.

    I am extremely glad that they stated before that kids are not really important characters or anything though. I don't think I could've handled another Little Lamplight situation.
     
  3. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Awww c'mon, if you've read the Codex list of dev lies about Oblivion this is peanuts compared to what they used to do. :V
     
  4. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    I wish to read this list, despite my hatred of RPG Codex.
     
  5. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Here.

    Let's drop the subject of hating RPGCodex: that'd be cross-site trolling.
     
  6. Ixyroth

    Ixyroth Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jul 18, 2008
    What would be the acceptable threshold age for killing virtual children? Under 15, no good, 16 and over, ok? Where has the line been drawn?
     
  7. PaladinHeart

    PaladinHeart Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 20, 2004
    Isn't that about the time game review video thingies started? :P
     
  8. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Well you can gib a 16 year old in Fallout 3 so I would say about there.

    I can remember this really old British review program which was pretty cool, the set looked like the engineering section of Red Dwarf for some reason, must of been a 90's thing.
     
  9. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Ever since the age of Internet video, game sites/magazines have stared hiring on females to do all of their interviews and the like because their assumedly male audience likes to stare at tits. That's the only reason any of these people like Jessica Chobot have jobs (I think she got it because she posted a photo of herself licking a PSP on the Internet... no, really). To be fair, there are some very legitimate women in the games journalism industry (Leigh Alexander is one that comes to mind), but a lot of them are just there for the T&A factor and little else. It simply doesn't matter that they don't know much about games, so long as they look good on camera and are enthusiastic... oh, and white, they've gotta be white too.

    As for why the women themselves take the jobs? They get to be on TV, become instant geek celebrities/stalker victims, and make lots of money for relatively easy work.
     
  10. zkylon

    zkylon It Wandered In From the Wastes

    127
    Mar 1, 2010
    Leigh Alexander isn't the best example. Her career is pretty much based on finding non-existant gender issues on everything.

    I don't know why some of you mind female journalists so much. The scripts they get are just as awful as the ones male journalists get so at least you get a semi-hot chick to stare at.
     
  11. Gaddes

    Gaddes Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    381
    May 18, 2010
    Ah I see. I'll look into it, but I'm sure someone will post it on youtube soon.
     
  12. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Eh, it was just one of the first who came to mind. I wouldn't dismiss what she says outright; I do think she reads a bit much into things, but I'd rather have someone doing that than not bothering to look at games critically at all. We need more people who are willing to really interrogate games on more than just a mechanical level.
     
  13. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Wait, you think that's what journalists do? Y'know, in most countries the news anchor is a part of the news/editorial staff as well. Similarly, people who perform interviews for TV/video sites preferably wrote said questions themselves. You point exactly to the problem, people who do no journalistic work, male or female, but just rattle off questions like airheads. It's a waste of space that could be taken up by a real journalist
     
  14. terebikun

    terebikun Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 16, 2008
    Explain? I can't tell if you're being really subtle or what.

    I'm faaaaaaaairly certain they've mentioned Poker is a playable game, as well as some game they made up where you have to collect the cards around the wasteland.
     
  15. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
     
  16. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Poker was not mentioned as playable in-game. This description of the collector's edition playing card deck doesn't really mean anything.
     
  17. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    I was secretly hoping you'd be able to play Tragic! :(
     
  18. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    833
    May 7, 2009
    But Tragic's based off Magic, and that's not considered gambling : ((
     
  19. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Yeah, can't find confirmation about Poker, I'll try later.
     
  20. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    I wouldn't be surprised if Caravan turned out to be a mutation of poker, though.