Unless you’ve been stuck in a Vault, you probably know that Fallout: New Vegas was released yesterday. We’re thrilled that so many people are enjoying the game, but we also realize there are a few issues thatyou guys have been reporting.
We have just released an automatic update for the PC version of Fallout: New Vegas that resolves quest and scripting issues. Be sure to restart Steam to ensure the update is downloaded on your next launch of the game. We’re also working hard to make this update available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game as soon as possible, and will let you know as soon as we have the dates they’ll be up.
The issue regarding the PlayStation 3 digital pre-order bonuses has also been resolved. Users should attempt to re-enter the codes to download their bonuses. Should the “80023156″ error continue, we ask that players wait 24 hours before entering the code again. The code should then activate the bonus without any issue.
In addition to the updates, we’ve also released the official G.E.C.K. editor for the PC version of Fallout: New Vegas. You can download it from the Fallout G.E.C.K. page. The editor will also be available on Steam shortly.
We’ll continue to keep an eye on issues that are reported within the community.
Update: With the game out in Australia, we have this info to pass along:
Anyone in Australia or New Zealand who pre-ordered Fallout: New Vegas on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 – and received a pre-order code for downloadable content – will be able to download the content beginning Friday, October 22nd at 10:00am AEDT. Should the content become available sooner, we’ll be in touch with an update.
If you’re looking to pick up New Vegas tonight in NYC and are in a rush to go home and play it… here’s a promotion you’ll want to know about. Between right now and 11PM EST, anyone picking up Fallout: New Vegas at Best Buy or GameStop within Union Square will receive a complimentary ride home. The taxis will have 2D Extension Taxi Tops for Fallout: New Vegas and will surround and light up the streets of Union Square.
No word if the Cash Cab guy will be driving (and yes, there’s a Cash Cab guy in New York).
Today we release the final New Vegas diary from the official game guide writer David Hodgson. Don’t forget that the guide, available in regular and collector’s edition flavors, are now available.
Here’s David once more…
Soon after you collect your first Sunset Sarsaparilla Star Cap — a strange and rare bottle top with a blue star emblazoned on it — you’ll begin to realize you’re going to need a Companion to weigh down with the hundreds of Collectibles this adventure yields. In this final Strategy Guide Blog, some of the finest rare items are revealed, along with information on the additional content contained in the limited-and-numbered Collector’s Edition.
Photos of the Irvine launch event courtesy Kate from I Shoot Games
Getting time off from work to play a game can be tricky. Ryan devised a unique, but particularly painful solution to the problem for today’s Fallout: New Vegas launch:
I’m a school bus driver in cold ass Duluth, MN. Time off isn’t given to me very liberally, so unless I have a valid reason, I don’t miss a day. However, this game is something I’ve been looking forward to since its’ February announcement. I had to guarantee myself some time to play it, without anyone being able to ask me to move off of the couch. So, what did I do?… I scheduled all four of my wisdom teeth to be removed tomorrow, and I will have to be off work for five days, recuperating on my couch, and unable to help family or friends with anything at all. It’s time to Fall-Out!
“Rodent” had a more direct approach:
I just straight told my boss that I can’t come in on Tuesday because Fallout trumps trolling on the computer. It’s even marked “FNV” on the calendar — but indecently I logged about 80 hours of Fallout 3 just at work so it’s not even an issue.
With Fallout: New Vegas at last reaching store shelves, and the vice-grip of Fallout addicts everywhere, it’s time to see what the equally-ensnared press thought of the game.
Here is a pretty vast collection of New Vegas reviews we’ve seen so far. We’ll of course add to the list as more start to pop up.
Eurogamer(9/10): “New Vegas may jump across America for its setting, and forward several years in the timeline, but it’s a seamless continuation of what Bethesda set in motion in 2008 with Fallout 3.”
GamePro(4.5/5): “It closely matches Fallout 3 in terms of depth and content; if you loved the original, you’ll probably love this one as well.”
Official Xbox Magazine UK(9/10): “All you have to do is listen to the post-game chatter of those that have played it and you’ll learn that, sure enough, Obsidian has created something that’s consistent yet unpredictable enough that everyone’s adventure feels like it’s something unique and worth sharing.”
IGN UK(9/10): “Like 3 and Oblivion before it, New Vegas is a game to share stories about, one that lets you carve your own path through a beautifully constructed world.”
The Guardian(5/5): “Writing this review has been difficult simply because I’ve been itching to strap on my Pipboy, get back to the wasteland and do a bit more exploring – there’s nothing quite like it. I think you’ll feel the same.”
In the final video diary for Fallout: New Vegas, developers and members of the game’s cast discuss the characters from the game. The final video features actors Ron Perlman, Matthew Perry, Wayne Newton, William Sadler, and Kris Kristofferson.
Watch all six video diaries here on our official YouTube Channel.
The day is upon us: the next chapter in the Fallout series hits stores tomorrow in the Americas. But how soon can you possibly be playing New Vegas?
If you’re looking for a physical copy, Best Buy and GameStop are both opening stores early to accommodate midnight playtime. For a list of all Best Buy midnight openings, check the handy pop-up on this page. If you’re looking to hit up a GameStop when the clock strikes, check out this link.
As for the digital realm, all copies of New Vegas purchased through stores like Steam, GameStop Digital and Direct2Drive will unlock for players in North/Central/South America at 12:01am PST/3:01am EST tomorrow morning. All other territories will see their copies unlock at 12:01 GMT on October 22nd.
So, are you planning on heading to a midnight launch? Send us pictures! Are you taking the day off work on Tuesday? Tell us your story! Especially if it involves lies. We’ve all been there — after all, Fallout fans have the best speech skills.
Although it is possible to complete your New Vegas experience without personally slaying anyone yourself, much of your time exploring all the backwater settlements, chem-dens, and abandoned ghost towns involve tense interactions with entities that could best be described as “bloody entertaining.” The Mojave Wasteland is filled with a multitude of enemies ranging from the savage to the refined, and by the time you’ve pissed off a major faction or two, you’ll be craving a complete list of every single monstrosity, or faction enemy — along with their Level, Perception, combat skill abilities, favored weapons, and even the likely loot their corpses contain. The guide is an amazing place to find accurate information on those foes you’ll be cleaving, culling, or cutting. But who’s out there in the badlands, waiting to pounce?
For those in and around LA, we wanted to let you know that members of Obsidian, including Project Director Josh Saywer, will be on hand to meet fans and sign copies of the game at their local GameStop in Irvine, CA. Below is the address…
See this display stand from Best Buy? Now imagine it’s in California. Now imagine that project director Josh Sawyer is standing next to it and playing Fallout: New Vegas. Now imagine it’s on the internet!
At 7PM EST, tune into Live @Best Buy to watch a Fallout: New Vegas special event, featuring Josh Sawyer.