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Time for another adventure through various reviews, features, interviews, and more. Check out the latest below…

Over the past couple months, we’ve let you know about the Schwarzenegger v. EMA case. Today’s the big day, as the Supreme Court has begun hearing the case. In preparation for the hearing, the The Wall Street Journal featured an article about the case, which actually features our very own Pete Hines.

For more details on the case, visit here. Kotaku already has a writeup on today’s oral arguments.

More news from around the web after the break…

Over at zknowsgaming, the one and only Ed Stern from Splash Damage talks about the story and SMART shooting of Brink. Stern also made a recent appearance on the fabulous Rock Paper Shotgun podcast. “Includes: discussion about talking string, the Village People and how many words rhyme with Brink.”

Meanwhile, Richard Ham files another diary entry at PS3 Attitude discussing the conversion of single players to full-fledged multiplayers. And on Games On Net, Brink lead designer Neil Alphonso gave a comprehensive interview on the project. Games On also sat down with inXile’s Matt Findley to talk all things related to Hunted: The Demon’s Forge.

With the release of Fallout: New Vegas, we shared initial initial reviews for the game. It’s been a couple weeks and tons more have crossed the Bethblog news desk. Here are some of the most recent reviews…

PC Gamer US (9.2/10, review on newsstands now): “With more than 50 hours under my belt already, I’m still itching to get back in for another 50 to see what I missed.”

IGN (8.5/10): “…this is definitely a wasteland worth exploring.”

OXM (9.5/10): “…for anyone who adored the frantic post-apocalyptic, choose-your-own-path vibe of Bethesda’s original sprawling stunner, this trip to the sin-soaked West is one hell of a kickass homecoming.”

NowGamer (9.3/10): “Endlessly replayable and unbelievably deep, New Vegas is an instant classic, and the best RPG we’ve played this year.”

GameTrailers (8.6.10): “Fallout: New Vegas is a hugely satisfying game that manages to put you into a believable world that you have a great deal of influence over. If you loved Fallout 3, there’s no reason to avoid Sin City, and if this is your first time in the wasteland, well, come on in, grab a gun, loot a corpse, and get ready for one hell of an adventure.”

Atomic Gamer (9/10): With a hugely expanded perk system, new traits you can use to give your character both an advantage and a disadvantage, warring factions to join or make enemies out of, plenty of new features to dig into, and better dialogue, Fallout: New Vegas is better than Fallout 3 in many ways.

ABC News/Associated Press (4/4): “Bottom line: It’s a blast.”

PALGN (8.5/10): “… it’s extremely addictive and immensely rewarding…”

Strategy Informer (8.5/10): “… this is a very engaging title.”

Entertainment Weekly (A-): “…Fallout: New Vegas is addictively, rambunctiously fun.”

Lan Raiders (94/100): “…one of the best, well rounded role playing games on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.”

Xbox Addict (89/100): “amazing detail and the total figure is that Fallout: New Vegas is one amazing game.”

Games.On.Net (4.5.5): “This is the game that I always knew Obsidian could make, and to see them finally do it is immensely satisfying.”

GamesTM (9/10): “…a deeper and more compelling experience.”

MSN UK (5/5): “Once you surrender yourself to it, there really is no going back, and for anyone tempted by the prospect of a true adventure, this is an utterly essential purchase.”

Inc Gamers (9.1/10): “The way New Vegas’ story plays out is incredibly immersive, providing a real sense that you’re playing a key part in shaping the future of the world.”

Frictionless Insight (5/5): “The more I played the game, the more a single object epitomized why I love Fallout: New Vegas and its predecessor Fallout.”

AusGamers (9/10): “… I can’t put the damn game down.”

Pixel Jumpers (9/10): “…an amazing experience that any RPG fan shouldn’t miss.”

NXT Gamer (9/10): “Obsidian has created one of the deepest and most absorbing games since… well, Fallout 3, and it shouldn’t be missed.”

Gaming Trend (86/100): “Incredible wealth of places to see and things to do!”

GameOn (8.5/10): “No one makes games like Obsidian and Bethesda, the experience is definitely there and if you can overlook the problems then Fallout: New Vegas is a rewarding and fulfilling experience”

Gaming Heaven (93/100): “A fantastic addition to the Fallout franchise but more than that it is one of the most enjoyable RPGs ever released.”

RealGamer (9.5/10): “…New Vegas proves to be a role-playing masterpiece.”

Game Industry News (5/5): “This is one wasteland that you will want to play in. Just be sure you have free time because it can take 40 or more hours to play the game, and three or four times that if you do everything New Vegas has to offer.”

NZ Gamer (9/10): “New Vegas is just way too much fun. It’s got everything in a game that I love, from a huge open world to explore, interesting characters to meet, challenging critters to fight, an awesome environment, great soundtrack and bloody mayhem.”

Telegraph UK (9/10): “Obsidian’s entry into Bethesda’s sci-fi RPG series ups the ante on its predecessor in spectacular fashion”

CinemaBlend (4.5): “After spending nearly a week with it thus far, I can simply state that if you were a fan of Fallout 3, then Fallout: New Vegas will give you more of what you loved.”

Reader Comments

  1. If I had a game reviewing site, I would have to give this game a 0/10. This due to the fact that I CAN’T EVEN PLAY IT BECAUSE THE GAME WON’T LOAD MY SAVES!!! Please fix the bugs in this game. From what I’ve played so far, it has been amazing, but now I’m stuck until an update comes out because of this stupid DLC glitch. It has been almost 2 whole weeks and I haven’t seen an update to fix the problem. Does anyone else see how horrible that is? I payed $60 for an unplayable game!!!

  2. Hey, that’s nice. How about you guys patch your glitchy, laggy game already? Or, how about at the very least give your once loyal fans an update on when it might be released? Honestly, why couldn’t you guys beta test your game before releasing it to us? Instead of having your fans pay $60 to do it for you.

  3. I have around 50 or so hours aswell, dispite the few bugs i ran into, and the 3 freezes on PS3.
    This totally beats Fallout 3 story wise. And i love all the factions oriented quests.

    I love the idea its more of a Fallout sequel to Fallout 2 which makes it even more better, hearing about how the West has been doing since 2240s and how NCR expanded way to fast for its own good.

  4. Please buy Obsidian (since you are buying just about everyone these days) and give them Fallout 3 to work on (using idtech5). Thanks.

  5. So you’re not even going to acknowledge all of the bugs and complaints that these and other reviews talk about? Or give players an update on how things are going in order to remedy that? This is a very deceptive blog post.