Kai Norman strikes a pose in his intricate NCR Ranger costume. Check out Norman’s journal detailing the build.
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 email@example.com
The video above is for Project Nevada, a work-in-progress New Vegas mod that includes plenty of nice features — including unique HUD visors, enhanced vision modes, new scopes, dynamic crosshairs, and even the ability to sprint and tackle (don’t miss the hilarious tackle at the 3:25 mark of the video).
Project Nevada is brought to you by the same guys that created Fallout 3 Wanderers Edition (FWE) — a project we showcased a couple years back. To learn more about Project Nevada, visit the current discussion thread in our New Vegas forums.
The Writers Guild of America just announced the nominees for its 2010 WGA Videogame Writing Award, and we are very pleased to note that Fallout: New Vegas was among the games selected.
The winners will be ordained on Saturday, February 5th at the official ceremony. Congratulations to the writing team on their nomination, and good luck on the big night!
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:
- PlayStation LifeStyle — RPG of the Year
- Guardian (UK) — Top 5 Games of the Year
- Wired – The 20 Best Games of 2010
- Platform Nation — Top Ten selection
- G4TV — Staff member selection for Top 5 Games of the Year
- Maximum PC — 2010 Games of the Year selection
- GameFly – Top 10 multiplatform selection
- SplitSider — Top 10 Funniest Games of the Year
In other New Vegas news, new reviews for the game’s first DLC, Dead Money are available. Check them out at the following sites…
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.
When I first saw this thread a few weeks back, I set a note to remind myself to share it on Christmas day. Props to forum member Jays Sandwich for creating it.
From everyone at Bethesda Softworks, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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.
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!
Fallout: New Vegas’ first downloadable content, Dead Money, is now available for download on Xbox LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points.
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.