New Vegas DLC, ending and interview

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Which, I'm assuming, and I'm sure you're all assuming too, is code-talk for 'it will be in a DLC'.

    Hopefully I'm wrong, since I don't really find the area that interesting.
     
  2. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    It just screams for more fugly alien shit.
     
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    They have the alien models. Just chuck em in some Vault architecture and hey presto, insta-DLC. Barely costs a dime to make, but it'll cost 10 bucks to buy. Ca-ching!
     
  4. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    The preview where it said that was only speculating. Obsidian said afterwards that they haven't confirmed Area 51 to even be in the game.
     
  5. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    That's exactly what I fear.
     
  6. PaladinHeart

    PaladinHeart Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 20, 2004
    It doesn't make sense to me that a game "where you have these different groups with different ideals and you choose which ones to help" should have an ending, just for the sake of having a "fallouty" ending.

    The different groups are probably akin the the water chip thing though, and then you find out there's a Super Duper Mutant problem, and there's a new Master, and then you have to go fight hundreds of raiders and rats and radscorpions and deathclaws (and of course lots of super duper mutants) to get to his evil lab, all while jumping over bottomless pits.

    Or maybe I'm thinking of some other Fallout game... :P
     
  7. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    And do we really need more aliens?
    Because that is what it would turn out to be.
     
  8. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    I'm hoping that Wanamingos/aliens do not make an appearance in New Vegas. They are seriously my most hated critter, and not because they are tough.
     
  9. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Well, didn't Avellone said that the Chosen One finally exterminated them in the Fallout Bible? I doubt Obsidian will return on them, but you never know..
     
  10. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    You're maybe confusing the Wanamingos (now-extinct FEV Experiments) with the alien-aliens from Mothership Zeta, which everyone is expecting to see in Area 51 Action! (theoretically named DLC).

    Or I have misread your post.
     
  11. NiRv4n4

    NiRv4n4 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 16, 2010
    I think Area 51 would be cool. Aliens conspiracies and the like are big aspects of 50s science, so long as it is new and interesting, I think it is a great idea.
     
  12. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    While they may be big aspects of the 50s Drive-in theme, they were only ever easter eggs in the first 2 games. After Beth dropping the ball with Zeta, I for one hope they leave them out. If anything, should they decide to use Area 51 for a DLC, it will be something like the Sierra Army Depot, or the Glow for that matter.
     
  13. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    No, I mean the Wanamingos from Fallout 2. Random encounters with them on the world map described them as "aliens," so that's why I put the "/aliens."

    So, they are extinct? Good. I'm happy. :) I'd much rather see more mutated wildlife than monsters or aliens.
     
  14. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Chris A. declared them to be extinct in the Fallout Bible, but that in itself doesn't mean much more than we shouldn't expect them to appear in a game by Chris A.
     
  15. Gaddes

    Gaddes Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 18, 2010
    I didn't mind the Wanamingos, but I wouldn't be surprised if they popped up. Maybe we will see the the Fire Geckos.
     
  16. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    If I recall, the Fire Geckos have already been confirmed along with the little ones and the goldens.
     
  17. Gaddes

    Gaddes Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 18, 2010
    Ah, very very nice.
     
  18. BOS Man

    BOS Man First time out of the vault

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    Jul 7, 2008
    As luck would have it, I've been reading through the Fallout Bible recently (as I occasionally do) so it's still fresh in my mind. Avellone said that the Wanamingos were not aliens but a biological weapon designed by the government just before the apocalypse... not unlike Weylend Yutani's goal in Aliens but whatever. He said that the Wanamingos are long lived but sterile and Fallout 2 was towards the end of their lifespan. So, the Chosen One didn't kill them all, but those he didn't finally succumbed to nearly two centuries of aging.

    I actually am hoping that a future DLC does cover Area 51 for one simple reason. Though I didn't play it, I heard that the big surprise in Zeta was SPOILERS IF YOU CARE: That the aliens masterminded the apocalypse! Gasp! What a twist! In fact, that was a big reason that I didn't play it. Anyway, I'm hoping that you find some captive aliens there from before the war. I'm hoping that in that time, they've learned English. And I'm hoping that you can talk with a friendly one and he'll say, "They told you what? Pffft, they WISH they were behind the apocalypse. Naw, those guys are always taking credit for other people's work. The truth is, you guys are just a fucked up species, but you knew that already." Or you know, something else that proves the aliens didn't do it. I don't care what, so long as they retcon the shit out of it. You know what, a simple wasteland encounter in the vanilla game with a stranded alien would cover it. MAKE IT HAPPEN, OBSIDIAN!
     
  19. LionXavier

    LionXavier It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 29, 2007
    Yes, I remember having read that bit too, but... don't you think that the Wanamingo Mine's nest full of eggs seems to say otherwise? :?
     
  20. Lingwei

    Lingwei It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 5, 2008
    As soon as I read 'definitive ending' and 'DLC' I thought Broken Steel. You could call Pete Hines many things, but he is a brilliant marketer.