Fan-made Mojave Map

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Cute isn’t usually the word that comes to mind when I think of Fallout*. And definitely not when I think of Lily from New Vegas. Yet that’s the first thing that comes to mind when I look at this cartoon-styled Mojave Wasteland map. Thanks to sandyklep for sending it to our Bethesda Twitter account. We shared the map with the team at Obsidian and they were really impressed.

If you’ve got a fan creation to share, feel free to send it to us on Twitter, or just shoot us an email at bethblog@bethsoft.com

Happy Halloween – New Vegas style

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Halloween’s not until Sunday, but a number of folks at our office got into the spirit early — dressing up on Fallout: New Vegas’ release date as their favorite characters from the game.

From left to right, we’ve got Sam Berstein as Fantastic, Larry Waldman as a King, Ian Rogers as Mr. House,  Joe Mueller (sitting) as a White Glove greeter, Greg Ruddick as President Kimball, Jen Tonon (sitting) as White Glove member, Kurt Weaver as Boone, Christopher Krietz as “Yes Man,” Jason Bergman as a member of the Brotherhood of Steel, Andrew Scharf as Benny, Tihana Tresnjak as Cass, and Marisa Lyon as Rex.

More pics after the break… Happy Halloween!

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Team V101 Vaults to 4-0 in TF2 Studio Rumble Tournament

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BETHESDA, MD (Softworks News Services) — Team V101 scored six times to defeat the combined forces of NCsoft-Gmork on Thursday night, earning the Bethesda Vault Dwellers another victory in their Team Fortress 2 campaign of game studio conquest.

“It was a pretty tough fight,” said V101 spy/Bethesda artist Nathan Purkeypile of the match, which took place as part of the latest Studio Rumble tournament.

The 6-3 win extends V101′s unbeaten record to 4-0, securing the team a place in the upcoming quarterfinals.

Both teams fielded nine players for an extended battle on capture-the-flag map “ctf_doublecross.” NCsoft-Gmork made a valiant push to score twice in the closing minutes of the match, but Bethesda managed to hold them off as the timer ticked down.

“Their spy checking was pretty intense and their scout was very good,” said Purkeypile, before praising his own squad. “Everyone who played did an awesome job.”

The TF2 Studio Rumble pits several teams from various game developers against each other in a multi-stage tournament. Participating studios include Blizzard, Gearbox, Telltale, Turbine and others. NCsoft-Gmork is comprised of players from four studios: NCsoft, Arena Net, Carbine and Sony Bend.

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Pour out some flour for our Vault Boy cake

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I think we’ve all been here before. It’s been awhile since you’re birthday, and there’s still some cake left. Do you eat it, or do you just throw it away? We’ve got that feeling today, except it’s for a cake that’s been around for three years!

Back in June of 2007, when we invited press from our the world to see Fallout 3 at our offices, we had this awesome cake created by Charm City Cakes in Baltimore. Yup, that’s the same Charm City Cakes seen on the hit TV show Ace of Cakes.

But today we bid farewell to the Vault Boy cake. I feel like someone needs to put together a cake montage with “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” playing in the background, but this old photo from the original blog post will have to do.

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Goodbye cake. Miss you, I will.

Will whips up some mean screens

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Recently Jason gave out our third ‘Screenshot of the Month Award’ for Fallout: New Vegas. This month, Associate Producer Will Noble came away with the latest crazy trophy concoction — featuring a cop pointing a gun.

Yes, we know there’s no actual screenshots in this post, but we should have more New Vegas goodness for you soon!

Congrats to Will. And if you haven’t read it before, here’s his Inside the Vault from a few years back.

New Vegas Screenshot of the Month Club: Rorie Scores One

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In order to capture the best possible screenshots of Fallout: New Vegas, senior producer Jason Bergman is handing out awards to the person that produces the most impressive in-game image on a monthly basis. And these aren’t just any awards; Bergman has fashioned unique, custom-labeled artworks fit for a king. Of screenshots.

This month, Obsidian Entertainment marketing/PR producer Matthew Rorie took home the grand prize. Who knows — you may be seeing his fine work featured in a future spread.

But what’s that trophy in his hands? Enhance!

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