IGN places New Vegas atop their Most Wanted list

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In a feature about their 25 Most Wanted Games of 2010, IGN ranked Fallout: New Vegas at #1 on their list.

Check out the entire list here.

Update: In other New Vegas news, there’s a new preview for the game up at CBS News, of all places. Here’s an excerpt:

New Vegas will also contain challenges that the player can accomplish. “We also have a challenge system set up too in the game,” Avellone said. “So not only will you get perks for various achievements and things you do in the game, you’ll also have challenges like how many quests you complete, how many headshots you do, how many limbs shot, and it encourages you to try out weapons just for the fun of it.”

Read the full preview at CBS.

Cold, hard FAQs on Fallout: New Vegas Pre-Orders, Collector’s Edition

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Since announcing the Collector’s Edition and digital pre-order packs for Fallout: New Vegas, we’ve received questions here at Bethesda Blog and within our forums about both. Today we’re answering some of the most commonly asked questions.

If I already pre-ordered the game, will I still get the content offered by that store?

If you’ve already pre-ordered your copy of the game, you’ll receive whatever pre-order digital pack that store is offering. For instance, if you had already pre-ordered from Gamestop, you’ll receive the Classic Pack when you purchase and pick up the game upon it’s release.

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E3 Coverage… it never ends

Here’s the latest highlights from around the web, as E3 coverage continues to make its way online — even a month after E3.

Last week Fallout: New Vegas won Gamespot’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best RPG (thanks for voting!). For your viewing pleasure, Gamespot also put up two gameplay videos last week, Wandering the Strip (above) and Shooting from the Hip.

More news, beginning with the latest on Brink, after the break…

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Fallout: New Vegas at San Diego Comic-Con!

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A legion of Imperial Stormtroopers? Check. Rorschach wannabes? Of course. Fallout: New Vegas and developers from Obsidian?? WHO…. WHA???

In less than two weeks, Fallout: New Vegas will make its way to San Diego Comic-Con with Fallout: New Vegas Senior Designer Chris Avellone and New Vegas Creative Lead John Gonzalez (as well as George Ziets — Creative Lead on Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer and the upcoming Dungeon Siege III) participating in a special panel called Fallout: Game Writing in Evolving Franchises. The panel takes place on Friday, July 23rd from 4:30-5:30 in Room 9.

All very good news, right? Well, the bad news is that San Diego Comic-Con is already sold out. If you are interested in attending, you might want to check out their site for information on returned memberships.

For more details on the Fallout: New Vegas panel, visit the event’s official website.

Around the web in 30 links

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Lots of good stuff in this update, so let’s get right to it.

First, a few fun miscellaneous things to click on:

Keep reading for more on RAGE, Hunted, Brink and Fallout: New Vegas.

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Inside the Vault: Obsidian’s Casey Kwock

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We return for another edition of Inside the Vault: The West Coast — this time with Casey Kwock, QA Tester on Fallout: New Vegas.

What’s your job at Obsidian?

I’m a Quality Assurance Tester on the Fallout: New Vegas development team. My responsibilities include testing functionality, gameplay, and system performance with focus on the critical path areas. If I encounter a problem, I report it to the team and help fix the issue with the person responsible.

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Rage scores five Game Critics Awards nominations; New Vegas up for Best RPG

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This morning the judges for the Game Critics Awards announced this year’s Best of E3 2010 nominations, and we’re excited to share that RAGE scored the most nominations with five. The game was nominated in the following categories:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Original Game
  • Best Console Game
  • Best PC Game
  • Best Action Game

Additionally, Fallout: New Vegas, captured a nomination for Best Role Playing Game.

Winners of this year’s Game Critics Awards will be announced next Tuesday, July 6th.

The latest E3 Coverage for Fallout: New Vegas (Updated)

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It’s been more than a week since the last game journalist vacated the LA Convention Center (rumors of some being trapped inside have yet to be confirmed), but the E3 coverage continues to make it’s way online for your reading pleasure.

E3 offered a first chance for many to get their hands on New Vegas. Among the eager, first-time players was Atomic Gamer’s Jeff Buckland. Here’s an excerpt from his preview

“For those who are wondering whether Obsidian was able to make a brand new experience in the style of Fallout 3, the hour or so I spent with the game makes it seem like everything is pretty much in order. But it’s the new elements as well as the renewed interest, two years after Fallout 3, which gets me more excited.”

For more hands-on impressions, as well as accolades for the game at the show, hit the jump below.

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Brink, New Vegas up for Golden Joystick for “One to Watch”

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Voting for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards has been narrowed down and both Fallout: New Vegas and Brink are up for this year’s One to Watch Award. To vote for these games (or any of your other favorites), head to the Official Site for the Golden Joysticks.

Feel empowered and want to vote more? Voting for Voodoo Extreme’s E3 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards is ongoing — with Fallout: New Vegas up for Best RPG, Brink and RAGE up for Best First Person Action Game, while all four of our titles (Hunted, RAGE, Brink, and Fallout: New Vegas) are up for Best Overall Game.