Fallout: New Vegas stuff

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Per, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Eurogamer posted a "hands-on" preview. It is extremely light on actual gameplay analysis.<blockquote>There wasn't enough time to fully explore the interplay between factions during this short demo, so I settled for mucking about with some of the new weapons being introduced in New Vegas.

    In short, New Vegas looks set to be more of an evolution of the Fallout series than a revolution. Not that fans of the previous game will be complaining, of course, and not to discount these changes and new features. Judging by what we've seen so far, they've been conscientiously thought through, and sit comfortably within the framework which made Fallout 3 such a success.</blockquote>Front Towards Gamer did a podcast in the beginning of June featuring senior designer Larry Liberty. Reconite sums it up:<blockquote>-One of the followers references Fallout 3
    -The wasteland is as big as or bigger than Fallout 3's
    -More stuff about damage threshold and different ammo types
    -Some radio DJ called "Mr. New Vegas"
    -It's possible to obtain a "blinged out Pip-Boy model" called the Pip-Boy 3 Billion
    -They're "not ready to talk about DLC" for New Vegas
    -Still no multiplayer
    -The interviewer mentions to Larry that some players felt overwhelmed by Fallout 3 and want the game to be more accessible</blockquote>As mentioned in the podcast and later on "exclusively" by DasReviews, Las Vegas entertainer Wayne "Mr. Las Vegas" Newton will do the voice for entertainer Mr. New Vegas in the game New Vegas.<blockquote>We had always suspected it but now its official: Wayne Newton aka Mr Vegas will now be called Mr. New Vegas. Yes, that’s right! Wayne Newton is an official voice actor in Fallout New Vegas and he plays Mr. New Vegas.</blockquote>Thanks also to anonymous and Acra.
  2. smejki

    smejki First time out of the vault

    May 26, 2009
    I hope Mr. New Vegas won't be such idiotic "YO BRO SEE YA IN DA WASTELAND YO, PEACE....WHUOOOOO!" as Three Dog was i F3. I had to turn off all radios I encountered.
  3. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006

    I just don't get it.
  4. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009
    Simple. Nature needs people to live and people to die. It uses Fallout 3 as a way to tell who goes where.
  5. DocConrad

    DocConrad First time out of the vault

    Jul 8, 2007
    Wayne Newton as a voice actor is pretty much amazing. Now, if only they could get Don Rickles...
  6. Starwars

    Starwars Mildly Dipped

    Sep 17, 2006
    I'd recommend skipping the podcast, it's pretty damn boring. The interviewer is a bit of an idiot, the questions are the same old and Larry Liberty seems like a good guy but is a bit boring to listen to.

    EDIT: It's also a bit depressing to have to listen to Larry trying to defend RPG mechanics like how your skill with a weapon in AP affects the gunplay, and sorta explain away how things work in New Vegas. People in general really don't want a low skill level with weapons get in the way of their shooty shooty gameplay.

    It's such a backwards situation nowadays with RPG mechanics vs shooter mechanics. It's pretty awful. People really have no clue on where RPGs come from, and what the draw of having stats affecting everything is.
  7. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Yay, let's add more lulzy stuff! After all, that's what Fallout is about.
  8. cogar66

    cogar66 Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 16, 2010
    Whatever. You know who they're adding this for. Just try to ignore this stupid shit.
  9. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Oaktable said in the other thread that he thinks that it will be a reward for finding the New Vegas equivalents of Bobbleheads. I think this is highly probable seeing as they (Obsidian) said that there are no stat bonus items like Bobbleheads in New Vegas.

    Now you have to ask yourself, would you rather have a cosmetic reward such as this new pip-boy or would you rather magical bobbleheads which make you stronger and more intelligent? (Assuming this is a reward for finding things).

    Besides, it's probably just going to be some golden Pip-Boy 3000 with gems on the side.
  10. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    I want none of these. I don't even want a Pip-Boy 3000, as it is simply ugly.
  11. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    The previous fans of the previous games (Fallout, Fo2 and Fallout Tactics) don't exist anymore. Nowadays Fallout series started from Fallout 3 and it's official now.

    Even if they suddenly decided to make Fallout 4/5 like the old games, they would complain "It's not like the previous games!!". But of course, nobody dosen't even consider that to happen :)
  12. terebikun

    terebikun Still Mildly Glowing

    May 16, 2008
    Pure, stark, soul-crushing drama is what it's always been about, right?
  13. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    If you think so.

    I don't think so.
  14. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    I'm perfectly fine with that, seeing as how I hate collecting shit like that and I probably won't ever see that damn pip-boy.
  15. TaapLuup

    TaapLuup First time out of the vault

    May 11, 2010
    Wayne "Fucking" Newton!
  16. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    Yes but ignoring it does not make it any less canon, unfortunately.
    I never use the Fatman but I know it's there, somewhere, and the Fallout God, if there's still one, knows it's there too.

  17. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Well, "blinged out" can mean anything. It can mean "blinged out" like gold chains, various gaudy gems, sparkles, like in the sense of today, or it can mean a post-apocalyptic Fallout "bling out," with random junk added, perhaps for a purpose, but I assume mainly for aesthetics. Now, what that junk is, maybe it is in fact gaudy gold and gems, maybe it's just junk, maybe some pre-war gadgets. I don't think it's going to be like today's hip-hop culture sense of "bling," as the game is still drawing inspiration from the 1940s/1950s, now more than ever. I don't think the term "bling" here was used in the sense of hip-hop jewelry, just as a term for adding stuff to something else.

  18. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009
    Oh, man, the Fallout god. I would hate to be in his shoes right about now.
  19. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    A Pip-Boy made of gold with emeralds for buttons...?
  20. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    That podcast is seriously boring.