Roundup: New Vegas awards & Dead Money reviews

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While you’ve probably already thrown away those ridiculous 2011 glasses from New Year’s Eve, the internet is still working on naming their favorites from 2010. Favorite songs? Check! Top Movies? Done! Best Interactive Dog Toys? For my money, you can’t beat Nina Ottosson’s Trubble Dog Puzzle Toy!!

And as you’d expect, there’s plenty of talk on the best games of 2010. Fallout New Vegas is definitely getting attention, including Game of the Year honors from Softpedia, Beefjack, Wikia, and GameBosh/Mirror.co.uk. The game also received honors at:

In other New Vegas news, new reviews for the game’s first DLC, Dead Money are available. Check them out at the following sites…

The Official Fallout Japanese RPG Demake

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What would Fallout look like if it had been made in 1987 by a Japanese development studio? Our scientists have answered that question, taking over the Japanese Fallout website with an 8-bit version of the Capital Wasteland.

Just like that import copy of Final Fantasy 5 you nabbed in the 90s, this game is Japanese language-only. Fortunately, it’s still amusing to gaze at the pixelated approximations of super mutants and the like. Here’s a direct link right to the game; no cartridge-cleaning required.

News Roundup: RAGE iOS update, IGN features, and New Vegas news

We’re back with another news round up.

As noted last week, there’s a new iOS update for RAGE and RAGE HD up on iTunes. To learn more about the update, watch the trailer above. Even with the update, both RAGE and RAGE HD are still priced at $.99 and $1.99, respectively.

In other news, IGN has put up  a feature on their most anticipated games for 2011. RAGE is the only game to crack the top ten for PC (#3), 360 (#5), and PS3 (#9), while The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim hit the Xbox 360 list at #4 and ranked as the #1 game on PC.

Speaking of Skyrim, while you wait for the February issue of Game Informer to hit shelves, IGN PC makes predictions on what to expect in the game.

And while many are looking ahead to 2011, there’s still plenty of sites discussing their favorite games of 2010. Fallout: New Vegas has received plenty of recognition at the sites below:

  • Gamasutra ranks New Vegas as their #7 favorite game of the year
  • PlayStation Lifestyle has named Fallout: New Vegas their top RPG of the year.
  • 1Up readers can vote for Fallout: New Vegas in three categories: Game of the Year, Best Role-playing Game, and Best PC game.

Wrapping up this roundup, the latest podcast from Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson includes an interview with senior producer Jason Bergman — who visits the show to discuss Dead Money. Available now on Xbox LIVE, you can also read reviews for Dead Money at Xbox 360 Achievements, Gamer Limit, and Eurogamer.

That’s all for now. Happy Holidays!

You look like you could use a sarsaparilla

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In our final In the ‘Works newsletter for 2010, we let everyone know we’ve got six brand-spankin new wallpapers for Fallout: New Vegas. New Vegas fans will also want to check out the newsletter to see brand-new screens for Dead Money — releasing on Xbox LIVE tomorrow!

To check out our full catalog of wallpapers, visit the official website for Fallout.

Around the web: The latest on Brink

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Before we get all festive at our holiday party this weekend, I thought I’d share some compelling coverage for our games.

Recently, there’s been some really great coverage for Brink. If you haven’t already, be sure to read CG Society’s feature on the game’s art direction — complete with never-before-seen concept art for the game (like the image below)

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Additionally, in the past week, Time.com’s Techland has had a couple features on the game. Head there to read Evan Narcisse’s quick-look preview, as well as an interview with Richard Ham and Paul Wedgwood.

For more on Brink, check new previews at Mana Pool and Atomic PC

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Dead Money DLC trailer

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just released the trailer for Dead Money, the first downloadable content for Fallout: New Vegas.

As the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the quest to survive.

Dead Money will be available via Xbox LIVE on Tuesday, December 21st.

New Vegas game update available on all platforms (Updated)

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Update: The PC patch is now available. Restart Steam and launch Fallout: New Vegas to begin the auto-download. The update is also available on Xbox 360. You can access it by starting up Fallout: New Vegas while connected to Xbox LIVE.

Today PlayStation 3 users in North America and European territories can download the latest game update for Fallout: New Vegas. With your PS3 connected online, you should receive a prompt to download update 1.02*. This update will be available on Xbox 360 and Steam early next week (we’ll keep you posted). Below is list of issues resolved with the game update.

Top fixes:

  • Companions now show up as waypoints on the map
  • Companions will always fast travel with you, unless told to wait or sent away
  • Fix: DLC error/save corruption
  • Fix: Entering the strip after Debt Collector causes crash and autosave corruption
  • Fix: Using Mojave Express dropbox can cause DLC warnings
  • Crafting menu now filters valid (bright) recipes to the top of the list
  • Weathered pistol no longer glitches when applying mods

After the break, see other issues/quests the patch covers…

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