Watch clips from tonight’s X-Play special

Did you miss the debut of X-Play’s Fallout: New Vegas Special? Whether you were preparing for Monday Night Football or fighting through rush hour traffic, we’ve got you covered. G4TV.com put all six segments up on their website, and just for YOU, we’ve got them here on the blog.

In the video above, Chris Avellone discusses New Vegas’ story with Morgan Webb. And after the break, check out the other five videos —  covering the game’s Setting, Features, Art, Weapons, and Characters.

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G4TV goes Beyond the Beef; New Vegas Special on X-Play Tonight

Today on G4TV.com, you can check out an exclusive gameplay walkthrough of one of New Vegas’ quests, Beyond the Beef. Watch the video as Obsidian designer Eric Fenstermaker joins X-Play’s Morgan Webb to walk you through the questline.

As the game gives plenty of details on the questline, be warned that the video contains some spoilers.

Update: Also, be sure to tune into G4TV tonight at 6:30 EST (check local listings for the time in your area) — X-Play is premiering a half-hour special for Fallout: New Vegas. And if you miss it, we’ll be sure to put the footage up on the blog.

Fallout: New Vegas Video Developer Diary #4

We’re back with the fourth video diary for Fallout: New Vegas. This time around, the developers at Obsidian Entertainment discuss how factions impact your adventures in the Mojave Wasteland. The video includes background details on the game’s three major factions — the New California Republic, Caesar’s Legion, and Mr. House.

If you’ve missed any of the previous diaries, head over to our YouTube Channel to catch up.

New developer diary from Chris Avellone

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Fallout: New Vegas Senior Designer Chris Avellone has a new diary up on the Fallout official site. In the diary, Chris talks about his experience returning to the Fallout franchise. Here’s a quick look…

“To have the chance to come back to Fallout when you thought it was closed off to you was something that surprised all of us. The opportunity to work with Fallout: New Vegas is not just something I’ve been grateful and happy to be a part of, it was something the future held in store that exceeded all my expectations.”

Read the rest of the diary, which includes a piece of concept art for Mr. House, here.

Fallout: New Vegas Official Strategy Guide Blog — Mapping the Mojave: Stunning Vistas, and Slaughtered Settlers

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After a one week hiatus, David Hodgson, author of the Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide, returns to discuss to discuss places you’ll visit on your trip to the Mojave Wastleand..

Here’s David…

A lonely shack, slowly rusting in the dry heat of the Nevada sun. But what oddities are contained within? Traps? A crazed Prospector? Moonshine? The guide knows all….

Sometimes you need to take a moment from your massacring of the Viper Gunslingers, and gaze out across the arid plains where sharecropper farmers are eking out an existence using a mixture of chutzpah and NCR-owned water. Or, go swimming in Lake Mead, and drink as much radiation-free H2O as you can… before you’re set upon by savage Lakelurks. Where the Capital Wasteland was a pock-marked mess of radioactive hot-spots and shacks containing madmen named Dave, the Mojave Wasteland has much more of its natural environment intact. New Vegas contains just as many shack-dwelling madmen. Perhaps the most deranged is known as No-Bark Noonan. He lives with his shotgun traps and showroom dummy friends.

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Geof Darrow signing New Vegas lithographs at NY Comic Con this weekend

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If you missed Geof Darrow — renowned comic artist, and the man behind the cover of the New Vegas graphic novel “All Roads” — at the last Comic Con, and you’re planning on attending this weekend’s New York Comic Con, you’re in luck.

Darrow (pictured above right) will be signing lithographs of the cover starting at 10am on Saturday at his booth on the show floor’s Artist Alley. They’re going to go quick, so make sure to get there early!

Get the Digital Collector’s Edition for Fallout: New Vegas at Direct2Drive

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Direct2Drive today revealed they have exclusive rights to the digital collector’s edition of Fallout: New Vegas. So what’s in the virtual box?? In addition to receiving Fallout: New Vegas, you’ll receive a digital version of “All Roads” — the 48-page digital graphic novel that was created in conjunction with Dark Horse comics and written by Obsidian Entertainment’s Creative Director, Chris Avellone.

The digital package is available today for pre-order on Direct2Drive and will be available for download in North America on October 19, 2010 and in Europe on October 22, 2010. Additionally, those that pre-order the digital collector’s edition will still receive the Tribal Pack detailed here.

New Vegas News: It’s done! Plus PC reqs, and cake

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As you may have heard in this week’s episode of The Bethesda Podcast, Fallout: New Vegas is officially finished and off to manufacturing. Congratulations to the team!

In other news, look at that cake. It was presented to New Vegas designer Robert Lee on his birthday, which happened to coincide with the official end of development.

“Complete surprise birthday present from my wife,” says Lee. “I had no clue she was planning this.”

The cake was designed by Christopher Garrens, whose Costa Mesa bakery “Let Them Eat Cake” is regularly featured on WEtv’s Amazing Wedding Cakes. Click here and here for a few more angles.

Also on the podcast, we revealed the PC system requirements for New Vegas. In case you missed it, here they are in chart form:

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