Fallout: New Vegas Dev Diary Trailer Talks Story

The first Fallout: New Vegas video developer diary has arrived, featuring folks from developer Obsidian Entertainment--a studio founded by veterans of Fallout series creator Black Isle--chipping in their thoughts on the post-apocalyptic Sin City tale.

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The first Fallout: New Vegas video developer diary has arrived, featuring folks from developer Obsidian Entertainment--a studio founded by veterans of Fallout series creator Black Isle--chipping in their thoughts on the post-apocalyptic Sin City tale.

Topics touched on include how the game kicks off, the struggle for power in New Vegas, inspiration themes--such as the never-changing nature of war, naturally--the importance of player freedom and the impact players can have upon the world.

Fallout: New Vegas is headed to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 19, published by Bethesda. Pre-ordering nets you bonus virtual items, while an $80 Collector's Edition offers physical goodies including New Vegas poker chips and cards.

From The Chatty

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    September 17, 2010 8:25 AM

    Excited for....but.... from that bunch of particular snippets, it looks damn near identical to fo3 =/ Even the clothes and hairstyles, maybe some f03 npcs visit.. I hope, because I know I just saw a couple(that wasn't part of the fo3 you come out of the vault part =P Regardless, still looks fun =)

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      September 17, 2010 8:52 AM

      Well, didn't a lot of their visual assets come from FO3? I was under the impression that the major roar with New Vegas was with the new gameplay mechanics and the new story, not a whole lot of work in the art department.

      Reminds me of the days of the Infinity Engine. Fix up the graphics maybe a little, but pack a whole new goddamn role-playing game in the sequel.

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      September 17, 2010 9:04 AM

      Well, that's why it's called Faloout: something something, instead of Fallout 4.

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        September 17, 2010 10:34 AM

        Yeah, this is similar to what Bungie did with Halo 3: ODST. While in Bungie's case they didn't hand off development to another developer, Bethesda put all their assets, and their engine into the hands of another developer and told them to essentially make the biggest mod of all time, which I have no problem with at all. I am taking this as an expansion to Fallout 3 anyway, but there is enough new stuff just based on what we know to justify it being a new game. I personally felt the downfall for me of Fallout 3 was the limited weapon variety, the combat, and the limited armor options. I have always praised Bethesda for their varied in-game items, and Fallout 3 only barely delivered on that promise. This, however, with the weapon customization and larger variety of weapons, plus a really interesting setting and story, should make this a great game to watch out for.

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      September 20, 2010 9:34 AM

      Graphics look bad to me.. The last one looked ok, but the character models look terrible. Animation looks very bad as well. Bad acting... enemies that run straight at you... I dunno.. Looks like poo to me..