Fallout New Vegas 'Old World Blues' DLC coming July 19

Fallout: New Vegas is getting its "Old World Blues" DLC on July 19, along with a title update for performance and stability improvements.


Fallout: New Vegas will be getting its next bit of downloadable content on July 19, Obsidian announced today. It's titled "Old World Blues," and will come to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 simultaneously. The company also released a screenshot, showing off the wastelander's natural predator: robo-scorpions. Circle of life and all that.

The first piece of DLC, Dead Money, came to Xbox 360 first. Subsequent packs were planned to be simultaneous releases, but the PlayStation Network hack threw off those plans.

A new title update will be coming just before Old World Blues hits. It promises performance and stability improvements, which will hopefully iron out the remaining wrinkles. Past patches have improved performance for some users, but not all. As with so many Fallout patches and DLC releases, new bugs are prone to pop up, so we'll keep an eye out for any issues come mid-July.

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    June 22, 2011 9:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Fallout New Vegas 'Old World Blues' DLC coming July 19.

    Fallout: New Vegas is getting its "Old World Blues" DLC on July 19, along with a title update for performance and stability improvements.

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      June 22, 2011 10:31 AM

      While Obsidian makes some nice games, I wish they'd learn how to bloody fix them. Alpha Protocol had a ton of potential but was a technical train wreck. I found NWN2 to be totally FUBAR at launch. I remember I gave up on it after about a week or two and came back to it six to eight months later, at which point they seemed to have fixed most of the problems.

      And now it looks like I'm going to be waiting on a GOTY version of NV.

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        June 22, 2011 12:10 PM

        What was so bad about Alpha Protocol? In my opinion that was easy one of the most underrated games of 2010 (alongside Singularity). I loved it.

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          June 22, 2011 12:37 PM

          It was crippling to focus on any other weapons besides pistols or melee combat. Combine that with stealth and it was stupid to try for shotguns or machine guns.

          Also I hated that once you progress every area, you're sealed in and you can't backtrack. I loved the idea of exploring each level and uncover hidden gadgets and shit but once you progress to the next checkpoint, that's it. you can't go back and you're fucked.

          I played it (but didn't finish) it on the xbox 360 so the lack of save anywhere sucked.

          I did love how AP did choices. A lot of choices I made (till I quit) really made me think. holy shit did I feel bad after certain ones!

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            June 22, 2011 12:52 PM

            None of that backs up the above claim that it was a "technical trainwreck." You didn't like the game they made, but that's different from it being buggy.

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              June 22, 2011 1:05 PM

              There were no game breakers in AP, but it was not in great shape at launch.

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              June 22, 2011 1:22 PM

              all I did was answer on why I thought was "bad" about Alpha Protocol. /shrug.

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          June 22, 2011 1:04 PM

          - Bad controls
          - Bad AI
          - Graphically it's decent at best
          - Poorly balanced boss fights

          Don't get me wrong, I really liked Alpha Protocol. The dialog system and character interaction are probably the best I've experienced, but it could have been a lot better.

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      June 22, 2011 12:14 PM

      I've been meaning to do another play-through of New Vegas, maybe when this DLC comes out I'll do it.

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      June 22, 2011 1:20 PM

      Damn. I was really hoping this would make the June deadline. FO:NV has been my favorite RPG of this generation.

      The DLC seems to be getting widely mixed opinions, but I've been enjoying them.

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      June 22, 2011 1:20 PM


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      June 22, 2011 4:58 PM

      WTF, robo scorpions? Are there not enough rad scorpions around to do the trick?

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      June 22, 2011 9:37 PM

      I am excited about this DLC, I have put off FONV for so long waiting for some great DLC addons like in FO3!

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