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!
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.
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.
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.
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…
Yesterday Kotaku AU posted a story on someone who created their very own Platinum Chip — similar to what we released with the game’s Collector’s Edition — but that actually works as a storage device. Head to the Overclockers forums to see how member Chewman_BG made it.
Really late to the party on this one, but this week Nick and others shared this hilarious mod for New Vegas. At New Vegas Nexus, Two bears high fiving from tehdman becomes the no-brainer answer to Doc Mitchell’s rorschach test.
Around the web returns with a mix of news for Fallout: New Vegas and RAGE mobile.
We start with the former. Earlier this week we put the word out that the latest game update for New Vegas has been submitted. The update will be available on each platform (PS3, PC, and Xbox 360) soon, and you can find the latest updates in our forums here.
In other news for the game, today X-Play announced their Best of 2010 award nominees — with Fallout: New Vegas receiving nominations for Best Writing and Best RPG. New Vegas has also picked up Best RPG nominations at 1uP, Just Push Start, and already won at PS3 Gamerzines!
There’s plenty more to read on New Vegas this week, including…
Time’s Techland shares some tips for surviving the Mojave Wasteland
Even Benny’s got some serious moves on the wasteland dance floor thanks to a New Vegas mod currently making the rounds. With a single console command, you too can bring out the inner “Hip Hop Shake” in every on-screen character. While the PC mod doesn’t technically support Kinect, we won’t stop you from rearranging your furniture and gettin’ busy.
Here’s another web roundup to fill up your web browsers before digging into turkey and mashed potatoes.
In last week’s In the ‘Works, we shared new details on Fallout: New Vegas’ upcoming DLC, Dead Money, which hits Xbox LIVE on December 21st. You can also check out the content’s fact sheet, and above we’ve got the first screenshot.
More news, including coverage on the iPhone release of RAGE, after the jump.