It’s all New Vegas, all the time on the third episode of The Bethesda Podcast.
In our first segment we sat down again with Fallout: New Vegas senior producer Jason Bergman for a lightning round of fan questions ahead of the game’s October 19 release — including an update on the PC system requirements from a special guest. Then it’s on to our long talk with Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart on all things Fallout.
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That’s right: we’ve fashioned a Facebook game that not only tests your New Vegas Skills — an important step that we all must take following face-gen — but also enters you in a massive sweepstakes. The prizes are pretty excellent, and too numerous to sum up shortly. Here’s the full list:
Grand prize (1 winner): A trip for 2 to Las Vegas for the Bethesda/Fallout New Vegas Launch Party on 10/16/10 at the Palms Hotel and Casino, entrance to the Kim Kardashian 30th birthday party at Tao Nightclub, round trip coach air transportation for the Grand Prize winner and his/her guest to Las Vegas, NV, 2 nights hotel accommodations, a Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s Edition, and $300 spending cash.
First prize (1 winner): A trip for 2 to Las Vegas, including round trip airfare for the First Prize winner and his/her guest to Las Vegas, NV, 2 nights hotel, and a Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s Edition.
Second prizes (3 winners): An Xbox 360® Game Console, 1600 Microsoft Points and the Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s Edition.
Third prizes (100 winners): A Fallout New Vegas t-shirt.
So what are you waiting for? Take the Skills test now. You’ll have to get your entry in by 11:59:59 PM ET on October 5th, and be a US resident, to be considered eligible for a prize. Click below to check out the full rules list.
The third video diary for Fallout: New Vegas is live and posted above. In this week’s episode, the team at Obsidian discuss the game’s art direction — sharing details on how they captured the essence of the Mojave desert and the classic, Rat Pack-era of Las Vegas.
If you’ve missed the previous two videos, you can watch them on our YouTube Channel.
On a business trip out to Phoenix, I’m taking advantage of the flight’s wifi. Here’s a web update covering news for both Fallout: New Vegas and RAGE.
Kicking things off, Planet Fallout had a chance to interview Obsidian’s Chris Avellone — asking questions both on his career and New Vegas. For more interviews with members of the team, keep an eye on the site in the coming weeks.
PC Gamer: What are your favourite new items and weapons that we’ll discover in New Vegas?
Larry Liberty: I really like the Ballistic Fist – it’s essentially a tiny shotgun grafted onto a gauntlet. It’s activated by a pressure plate when impacting a target. Perfect for the unarmed fighters among us. Euclid’s C-Finder has the single coolest weapon effect in the game. It’s a space-based mega-weapon that has its own quest line. Spears are really fun for Melee fighters. We’ve added the ability to throw weapons, and in the case of the spear you can literally pin limbs to walls, with or without the victim. If you prefer a more traditional, conventional FPS weapon, the Light Machine Gun is fantastic. It has a high rate of fire, and with the right ammo type can handle most enemies rather easily.
To read the rest of PC Gamer’s interview, head here. And more more coverage on the game, check out the following:
Comic Book Resources discuss the game and its graphic novel prequel, All Roads, with Obsidian’s Chris Avellone.
Today we’ve released the second video developer diary for Fallout: New Vegas. This time around, the team at Obsidian discuss the tech and weapons of Fallout’s world, as well as how they approached sound design and music for the game.
In case you missed the first video, you can watch it here on our YouTube channel.
Adventuring across the sandstorms of the Ivanpah Dry Lake, or the rocky terrain around Bitter Springs can be arduous. Partly due to the vicious critters — ranging from packs of Coyotes to lolloping Alpha Deathclaws – but mainly because you need to keep a constant check on your health, especially in Hardcore Mode. Although it’s certainly possible to live off Stimpaks on the easier difficulty modes, real wasteland explorers expend their tag skill points on Survival, a brand-new Skill that enables you to enjoy the natural (and mutated) wonders of the stark, rugged Mojave and then exploit those resources for fun and profit. Welcome to the world of Crafting.
Cheers to our mates over in our London office for sending over these smashing covers .
With a setup like that, you’d think the image above is from a UK publication, but it’s actually from Australia’s PC Powerplay, who checked out Brink, RAGE, New Vegas, and Hunted at this year’s QuakeCon. For Aussies interested in reading their impressions, I’m told it’ll be on newsstands on Friday.
After the break, check out two new covers for Fallout: New Vegas.