Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout: New Vegas First Impressions - High Vault-age
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It's been more than a year since we last trawled the vast post-apocalyptic wasteland of Fallout 3 and after conquering all that the Washington wastelands has to offer, it's high time for more mutant slaying, wandering exploration and darkly humorous branching dialogue.

Fallout: New Vegas begins with your apparent death, which might not seem like the most promising of starts, but don't worry because even though you've been shot twice in the head(!) and left to rot in a shallow grave out in the Mojave desert, you're soon rescued by Vegas Vic – a mysterious robot – and taken to the kindly Doc Mitchell, who patches you up. This is where our hands-off demo lead by Senior Designer Chris Avellone commences, as your character awakens to the benevolent visage of the good Doc, who has selflessly reassembled your head for you.

This smartly introduces you to the character creation interface as Doc Mitchell makes sure he put everything back in the right place and that you remember your name, which you can input or use the default title of 'Courier' – your character's job role. After this you answer a few questions with the Doc and go through the Vit-O-Matic vigour test to assign your abilities, Then you're good and ready to embark upon a brand new quest, blinking out into the sunlight as you did when you first left Vault 101.

At this point, it's worth noting that New Vegas is a completely new story, with completely new characters and a fresh setting. Yes, it uses the same engine and much of the same assets as Fallout 3 and at this current stage in development it certainly looks no different, but then can you really blame Obsidian for playing it safe? Yes and no. It's perhaps surprising, given that Avellone was the lead designer on cancelled 'could-have-been-Fallout 3' project Van Buren, that Obsidian has decided to plough a familiar, well-worn furrow with New Vegas. Perhaps doing so is the path of least resistance for the developer. And let's not forget that this is a full-sized spin off and not a fully-fledged sequel.

So, upon leaving Doc Mitchell's humble abode, decked out in Vault 21 garb, a Pip-Boy 3000 (obviously) and armed with not very much at all, you venture to Goodsprings – a Wild West flavoured settlement inhabited by the usual menagerie of classic Fallout weirdos and deadbeats. Entering the Prospector Saloon, we first meet Sunny Smiles, who is anything but. After a chat, we go and help her dispatch a few pesky geckos with the 22. Varmint Rifle, which like many of New Vegas' weapons, grants a special combat bonus. This particular rifle does extra damage against limbs, but there's a greater emphasis overall on weapon effects and upgrades, giving you three different attachments to add to each of your guns.

Avellone proceeds to show us a pistol he's augmented with a scope, barrel and larger magazine, and it looks far meaner than its vanilla counterpart. This is preparation for the first main mission, which is to protect a weird guy called Ringo who lurks in the saloon toilets. A fellow called Joe Cobb is causing trouble in the town with a gang of so-called 'powder gangers', so the bar's owner, Trudy, calls upon you to round up a gang to go tackle Cobb and his cronies. After a quick talk with Ringo, Sunny, Chet from the general store and Easy Pete (who also gives us a few sticks of dynamite thanks to a dialogue option unlocked due to our 25 point explosive skill), we're good and ready to tackle the gang. Along the way, our hero gets hold of the game's new 9-iron and enters the trusty VATs mode showing that a press of Y now initiates a specialised weapon specific move, designed to add “spice” to melee combat. This one is called 'Fore!' and is – as you'd expect – a swift, (dis)graceful golf swing to the plums of your targeted victim. Tiger Woods, eat your heart out.

Incidentally, Cobb's head went flying off in classic VATs style outside of VATs, demonstrating the dynamic kill cam which can now be triggered at any moment. Upon completing this mission for the people of Goodsprings and taking out Joe Cobb, we earn the acceptance and trust of the townsfolk. This is part of the new reputation system that has overarching consequences across all of New Vegas, so incurring the wrath of one faction will delight another and vice-versa. So when we betray the loyalty of the New California Republic by activating the Helios One plant's generator to reroute power to the Archimedes II orbital laser, only to rain florescent laser death upon the NCR troops below, they'll remember it and will potentially never trust you ever again. But then again, it is easy to slip past the facility's idiotic custodian, Fantastic (who has a “theoretical degree in physics”), and once you get to the generator, you're presented with a variety of options that have a range of consequences. Remember, just because there's a big space laser at your fingertips, you don't have to use it to kill everyone in the vicinity.

Before our demo finishes, Avellone shows us Primm; a town surrounded by a rollercoaster and home to the besieged Bison Steve Casino; and Novac; a city so-called because the entrance is flanked by a broken 'No Vacancy' sign that reads, well, 'No Vac' obviously. There you'll find a huge motel sign that also happens to be a massive derelict dinosaur-shaped gift shop called Dinky, which doubles as a handy sniper nest. Here you'll also meet ex-NCR member Craig Boone, a crack shot sniper who can join you as a partner.

We meet another partner character, Raul the ghoul later on, in the central Black Mountain location where a mental, aggressive breed of super mutants from previous Fallouts reside. Joining up with him, we take on the band of Nightkin super mutants who have been driven insane by an over exposure to Stealth Boy technology. Using the grenade machinegun – which spits out grenades at an alarming rate – the Nightkins and their cross-dressing, peroxide-wigged leader, Tabitha, soon fall under the duress of so many explosive projectiles that our super mutant killing spree antics are sure to make Raul and the Brotherhood of Steel happy.

There are two breeds of super mutant in New Vegas, the smart kind who can talk and articulate and the self-explanatory 'dumb-dumbs'. As one breed naturally hates the other, you can play them off against one another and sit back and watch as they fight. Fallout: New Vegas reputation system is perhaps the most significant change to the formula, enabling you to orchestrate devious machinations behind the scenes while hopefully maintaining enough favour with the communities and factions that matter.

It might look like Fallout 3 with bluer skies (the bombs didn't fall as hard on New Vegas' townships and settlements) and few, if any visual additions, but it's the subtle differences that should make it worth revisiting Fallout. A smattering of old creatures and familiar names from previous Fallout titles will delight the purists, and the optional hardcore mode (complete with achievement for completion) with ammo weight, slow-effect stimpaks and a demand on gathering water to avoid dehydration will satisfy Fallout 3 veterans thirsting for a challenge. Simply put, if you liked Fallout 3, it's highly likely that you'll love New Vegas.

Fallout: New Vegas is hitting the wastes this autumn 2010.


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Comment #1 by ethanl2k7
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:31:37 PM
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yay another game to get thats not call of dog doody.

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Comment #2 by eldavido13
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:33:26 PM
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sign me up! pre order for me.

Fallout 3 is one of my favorite games this gen, and more of it is great!

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Comment #3 by Dr Zombie Bones
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:33:49 PM
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this is so sweet i might even bake a pie.

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Comment #4 by ST3A1TH NINJ4
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:34:44 PM
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Hot Damn! Sign me up first day buy

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Comment #5 by Mellizano
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:35:44 PM
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Orighty got me some more good shit later this year!

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Comment #6 by AndyO1209
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:36:01 PM
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In my opinion Fallout 3 wasnt that great. I think way better gameplay couldve come with an okay story, I might get this but i will have to try the demo. Hope its way better than Fallout 3.

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Comment #7 by Landfill911
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:37:12 PM
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great cant wait for a new fallout

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Comment #8 by Barad
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:40:40 PM
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WOW I cannot wait for this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #9 by AKbulldogg
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:41:02 PM
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im so f ing excited

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Comment #10 by II PUPDOG II
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:41:21 PM
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@2 I second that

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Comment #11 by pounder60
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:41:34 PM
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fallout 3 engine + some original developers = win

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Comment #12 by l.maciver
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:43:19 PM
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this is one to get for me

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Comment #13 by dark wing
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:43:48 PM
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sounds good

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Comment #14 by DUGFINGER
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:44:13 PM
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Awesome. Looking like it's on track to be a great successor to Fallout 3. By the sounds of it, it could be a lot better.

Very excited. Pored over 110 hours into 3 (2 play throughs, the first taking up 70+).

Still want the next Elder Scrolls more though. Lets hope Bethesda are making that, while Obsidian do this.

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Comment #15 by Dude Rain
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:44:57 PM
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Different devs, but I think it will still be worthy. Looking forward to it.

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Comment #16 by AndyO1209
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:49:43 PM
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@14 You liked it that much??!! Well I guess everybody has there opinion...
I didnt enjoy it that much.... Wow though,,, 2 playthroughs??!! :P

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Comment #17 by OnePunchEckert
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:52:36 PM
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love fallout! def buy

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Comment #18 by Jamjah69
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 06:53:10 PM
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I've played through all expansions twice also, f'in great game

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Comment #19 by BadBoyKillah89
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:00:11 PM
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That's nothing, I'm currently on my 3rd (& last). And I've completely explored as much as I could my first 2 playthroughs and I plan on doing that on this one. 3rd run-through and I'm still seeing certain things for the first time, the game really is great (all technical problems aside).

Looking forward to this game, won't be a full price purchase but I will grab it once all DLC is out like I did with number 3.

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Comment #20 by tsydrown
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:01:28 PM
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You're surprised with 2 playthroughs?

I'm not the only one who's spent 300+ hrs in the Wastes with 5 separate Saves?

What can I say, I love Fallout 3. Needless to say, this will be Pre-Ordered once the Release Date is confirmed X-D

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Comment #21 by KillerBEA
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:03:34 PM
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cant wait, hop they have a kick ce to boot

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Comment #22 by Giptuc
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:05:29 PM
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lol @16, Like some of these guys ive done about 4 different playthroughs, clocking around 350ish hours into the game. 110 hours is nothing :P.

My first save alone was 142 hours lolol.

This is looking good thoughhhh! hopefully a special edition gets released in Australia. I HATED that the limited edition of Fallout 3 wasnt... i wanted that cool bobblehead dammit!

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Comment #23 by tslayer1033
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:08:44 PM
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In my opinion; it was an excellent game great story, played it a lot.

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Comment #24 by vettesrule76
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:14:01 PM
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the guy in the 2nd picture got f**cked up

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Comment #25 by AndyO1209
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:16:43 PM
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@19, 20, 22

Wow guys. A lot of replies. Anyways, you guys are really good at this game! I bought the game for $40, I played it for 30 minutes, Got to the 3rd level, and hated the game. Just my opinion! I am,in fact, obsessed with Halo though. I will preorder Halo Reach though... Who's with me!!! :P Anyways, you guys are pretty good at the game and keep at it I guess! -Andy

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Comment #26 by JayHook
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:20:16 PM
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Buying it first day... hope its good at FO3

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Comment #27 by InfamyxBreed
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:21:08 PM
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just to rub things in i have the bobble head and lunch box in constant view of my tv, i traded fable 2 in for that release day and i would willing place any other game down (barring my LE of fallout 3) for this installment =]].

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Comment #28 by SuperWoody64
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:23:50 PM
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Fallout3 is top 5 games ever for me. To release a new story with the same engine and assets is perfect. I hope they release it for a lower price considering but I'm sure there'll be 60 bucks worth of content here.
The CE could come with an actual rigged mailbox and I'll still get it.

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Comment #29 by bustin
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:24:45 PM
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@ 16,

i too put in over 250 hours in 3. i've gone through it at least 4 times. one of my favorite games

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Comment #30 by Dr Popodopolus
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:25:25 PM
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@25 Sounds a lot like my initial experiences with the masterpiece that IS Fallout 3.
This is definitely a game that you need to give time. Whether you are that type of person or not I don't know, I'm normally not but Fallout 3 was an exception.
I made the mistake of playing it for 30 minutes, neglecting it for 2 weeks and wondering why the hell I'd just paid £25.
Then I was in a party with one of my mates who was on Fallout 3 and is incidentally a huge fan, he asked me where I was up to. I said "Just finished the vault". I then decided to give it another go cause he promised it would start to get good.
Bang! Before you know it, it's one of the best games you've ever played and you've clocked over 100 hours on it.

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Comment #31 by its delicious
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:35:01 PM
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Hardcore mode, awesome!

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Comment #32 by Colezy
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:37:11 PM
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@22 Just to rub sault in to the saulty wound, I have the ltd edtion with the booble head also and I got the pit boy-3000 alarm clock! (advantages of work)

If you look online theres a guy thats like Fallout #1 fan he has like nuka colas, purified waters, and al the other crazy jizz in the game

on the matter of the game, im pre-orderd up and ready to go!

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Comment #33 by The Bum-Mobile
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:43:53 PM
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I didn't like Fallout 3 as much as everyone else did, but now that the shooting mechanics can actually be used effectively maybe now I won't have to wait for VATS to recharge... We'll wait and see.

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Comment #34 by Night45Fox
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 07:51:23 PM
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lol awesome, I have F03 for pc and 360 and had mods that enabled hardcore mode (same features). Fallout New Vegas might not have achievements for pc, so go post support for gfwl on the bethesda forums.

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Comment #35 by SuperWoody64
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:03:07 PM
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#33, try grim reaper's sprint. It's a lvl 20 perk. It's the best one EVAR!

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Comment #36 by Treflipin
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:04:00 PM
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lol i mean it was good but not 300+hours good but to each his own. im sure this will look great though i just hope it plays as well

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Comment #37 by ponypo2001
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:21:25 PM
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Could this year really look any better for 360? Seriously, I thought last year had some classics, but this year is making me sodden with excitement. If they can just announce a new Hannah Montana game I'll be totally made!

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Comment #38 by asilent boom
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:23:35 PM
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Nice, I live close to Las Vegas and can't wait to see the game world and the surrounding areas they put in the game. I know they aren't going to be exactly accurate but Primm is known for it's roller coaster. When it was built in the 1990's it was one of the highest and fastest roller coasters in world.

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Comment #39 by nelsnelson
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:24:31 PM
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I wonder if this one is actually playable from third-person.

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Comment #40 by Giptuc
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:29:02 PM
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@32 omg mean hahaha...

Ah, doesnt hurt as much though :P, found the collectors edition of Fallout 3 on Amazon UK about 30 mins ago for $107 AUD, so im prolly gonna pick it up.

...and yes im pretty much paying $107 for a bobblehead, cause thats all i want xD

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Comment #41 by ChaosPhoenix7
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:33:29 PM
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Just wondering, why wouldn't Las Vegas have been bombed? Isn't it one of the most populous cities in the US? Or am I making that up?

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Comment #42 by iamtheguyver007
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:33:41 PM
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hopefully this gets some good DLC like Fallout 3, can't wait

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Comment #43 by NeoSant
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:38:28 PM
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Fallout 3 is my favorite after Mw2... but maybe Im going to love this one more than MW... I Dont know but I really cant wait

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Comment #44 by E.M
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:46:56 PM
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I'm sorry but we did not need another new Fallout. No offence but am I the only one who absolutely hates this game. Its the most boring RPG I have played. The people have no emotion on their face whatsover when they talk. The graphics are downright horrible, and when you finally are about to have fun shooting enemies, the game adds this system that makes you stop and slowly pick a body part.

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Comment #45 by PG_MaxPayne
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:47:28 PM
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I will be pre-ordering this for sure! I can't wait!

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Comment #46 by E.M
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:48:09 PM
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To add, they also couldn't of made the PipBoy3000 layout any more horribly. Just my personal opinion. Hope you guys like Fallout: New Vegas, its not my cup of tea though.

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Comment #47 by AgentSephiroth417
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:52:37 PM
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so f*cking hype for this game......

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Comment #48 by The Revolution
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 08:58:57 PM
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:D :D :D Day 1

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Comment #49 by Hand of Blood52
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 09:08:38 PM
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I'll punch the guy in the game store 2 or 1 day before release to give it to me before it comes out officially if not im gonna burn his pants >:D

Seriously i cant wait i love fallout... Too much.

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Comment #50 by x GrumpyNinja x
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 09:13:13 PM
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sweet cant wait for this to drop i love fallout so fallout new vegas can only make me more of an addict.

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Comment #51 by StewCa
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 09:15:09 PM
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I Think I Just Came

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Comment #52 by Bullhorse
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 09:28:00 PM
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fallout is one of the most amazing franchises of all time. i'm guessing most of the people who say they didn't like fallout 3 are playing the series for the first time...

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Comment #53 by craigj76
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 09:32:16 PM
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@24 i need a new pair of shorts.....

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Comment #54 by Kai1985
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 09:40:30 PM
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@#44 you know you don't have to use VATS when in combat, right? You can play it as a straight shooter. Might be harder fighting that way. Bit more satisfying though.

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Comment #55 by Magicman10893
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 09:44:50 PM
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I loved fallout 3 and this is gonna be a day 1 purchase for me (assuming I have money after getting UFC 2010 and Red Dead Redemption and possibly Lost Planet 2 and a shit load of Microsoft Points for Awakening, the new Mass Effect and Dragon Age DLC(s)).

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Comment #56 by DENAz666
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 09:47:22 PM
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Sweet, more fallout is a good thing :)

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Comment #57 by Mister_Sandman
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 09:52:50 PM
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Yeah! I LOVED Fallout 3 so much!

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Comment #58 by iownyourhouse
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 09:55:25 PM
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I've played 3 times with over 100+ on each.. This game might be the only one worth getting me back on XBL :D

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Comment #59 by Brandybooboo19
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 10:00:38 PM
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@6/16/25 Love Halo, Love Fallout both amazing games!!! I did the samething with Fallout gave up after getting to level to play Fable 2 (another awesome game). Gave it another chance after a few months because I loved Elder Scrolls, once you get to about level 5-10 you love it! I played through it about 2.5 times did everything went everywhere and cant wait for this one!!!

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Comment #60 by FERNANDO
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 10:01:23 PM
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cant wait FALLOUT THE BEST GAME EVER,i played it around 260 hrs!

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Comment #61 by Twrs828
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 10:17:40 PM
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I pre-ordered this game about 2 weeks ago. Can't wait!

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Comment #62 by AndyO1209
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 10:32:55 PM
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@ 30, 59

Reading your stories relates to me but i gave the game to my friend for free...
So I kinda want to play it again and try out the extra 5 levels to even see if all this hype about it is true. I guess I will have to make a GameStop trip.. :P

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Comment #63 by IAMTHEBISHOP
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 10:41:55 PM
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dam this is going to be big year for gaming. yet another game I got to get this year plus Natal good thing I started working again going to be an expensive year

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Comment #64 by Crabby0525
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 10:44:26 PM
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Doh! I was hoping there wouldn't be any difficulty achievements in this game. Oh well, looks like I'll be playing this through on Hardcore. Here's hoping the next spin-off takes place in New New York.

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Comment #65 by NorseForce28
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 10:54:32 PM
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Make it an Apple Pie #3 and send half to me.

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Comment #67 by roberthabest
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 01:16:21 AM
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Is it just me or does this look the same as 3???

Hopefully it will be just as good or better but this is a must cop

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Comment #68 by Phenoviral
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 02:06:15 AM
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"High Vault-age"


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Comment #69 by gerowniko
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 02:30:25 AM
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I really want this game. Unlike a lot of people here I only had one playthrough but I spent 140 hours on it and really loved the game. I hope this will be just as long or maybe even longer with a lot of cool and long DLC.:)

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Comment #70 by mejimmeh45
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 03:05:23 AM
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i did 250 hours in fallout 3 on one playthrough! Any way i love fallout got to get this!

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Comment #71 by Murn
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 03:21:05 AM
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@66 - Now was that really neccesary? All he was doing was expressing his opinion, he wasn't rude or anything about it. And he is right about the emotionless talking, that really shit me in what was an almost perfect game.
And as long as there's more cow-tipping, I'm in!

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Comment #72 by x SHIRO x
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 03:36:49 AM
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Looks sweet

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Comment #73 by EnglishCarBomb
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 04:18:01 AM
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yeah i know what you mean, i seriously want Elder Scrolls V, but bethesda will probably go the same way of oblivion with that, and that will be a sad day for all of mankind.

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Comment #74 by nath man697
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 04:37:39 AM
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Fallout 3 was awesome so im definitely getting this one.

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Comment #75 by RadiantViper
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 05:16:07 AM
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This looks awesome. Can't wait.

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Comment #76 by Brother Cloud
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 05:55:55 AM
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I want a new elder scrolls. I didn't like fallout 3 at all, i did the main story then got rid of it. You cannot connect to the characters. The graphics are horrible looking compared to oblivion which is a 4 year old game. The story wasn't all that to rave about, it looked generic. Everything looked dull to me and this is just a cop out to make more money. Might have a new story but i bet it plays the same, sure as hell looks the same. Anyway my opinion i guess.

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Comment #77 by Yemeth
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 05:58:30 AM
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Does the article say that there is going to be an achievement for completing the game on Hardcore?

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Comment #78 by IanAHD
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 06:11:52 AM
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cant wait =] day one purchase for me

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Comment #79 by E10phoenix
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 06:47:19 AM
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...are they serious about using those outdated graphics lol i hope not.

either way just ill buy it just because fallout 3 was great(oblivion is still king)

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Comment #80 by SHIMA 41
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 07:13:46 AM
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i want this noooow!!!!!!

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Comment #81 by Voxael
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 07:34:06 AM
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I loved Fallout 3 - my first play-through was only about 40 hours (I just followed the main story) but my second play-through I decided to do ALL the quests. I hit level 20 WAY before the end of the game and decided to wait until the GOTY edition came out so I didn't waste all that tasty XP from the other quests.

Really need to go back and finish that one off ... hopefully BEFORE New Vegas comes out ...

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Comment #82 by josephmcneil
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 07:39:36 AM
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Fallout 3 is the best game ever made. Period.

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Comment #83 by RufftyMan
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 07:47:44 AM
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Can. Not. Wait.

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Comment #84 by Bammyj
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 08:54:59 AM
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haha call of dog doody.. sounds about right

But yeah this should be awesome :D

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Comment #85 by mjc0961
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 09:18:42 AM
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"Tiger Woods, eat your heart out."

Tiger's looking to eat something else out. =D

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Comment #86 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 09:33:13 AM
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Loved the goofball who said this has "outdated graphics".

Yeah. Because games with outdated graphics totally get Game of the Year status.

The bright part of that dude got stuck to moms leg.

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Comment #87 by GeneralOnx
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 09:41:50 AM
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Nice. Fallout 3 is one of my absolute favorite games ever. I cant wait for this.

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Comment #88 by ViNyLek
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 09:49:21 AM
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I was kinda hoping you'd get to see how that new vegas looks like since I see it as a highlight of the game. Oh well will have to wait for that... Sounds promising so far tho^^

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Comment #89 by Sonixboom
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 09:57:06 AM
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I loved fallout 3, and this game looks super epic

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Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 10:10:06 AM
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if this game isnt going to be 8+ hours of walking with 12+ hours of talking and 4 hours of actual gameplay then maybe I'll get it. They need a transportation system better than walking and teleporting to small area's.

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Comment #91 by Explodius
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 10:14:16 AM
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If it's half as good as Fallout 3, it's worth every penny.

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Comment #92 by Joe_Kickass
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 10:41:50 AM
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I can't wait. The best part of this is part of the original Fallout development team works at Obsidian, the developers behind Knights of the Old Republic 2. That's why it sounds like it may actually be even better than Fallout 3, why it's set on the West coast again, and why the logo for it resembles the original Fallout's more than Fallout 3 did. I love Fallout 3 but I think Obsidian may be releasing another title that is actually better than the predecessor (I'm referring to KOTOR 2 being better than the KOTOR 1... at least in my opinion).

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Comment #93 by Gilganomics
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 01:44:44 PM
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3rd person was my preference for the majority of Fallout 3. Would like to see the aiming improved a little though

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Comment #94 by Tragik T
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 01:45:57 PM
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Fallout 3 is the best game on 360 to I cannot wait for this to drop.

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Comment #95 by Serious Pille
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 02:07:03 PM
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i totally love fallout but i dont like that the grafic looks like fallout 3 they should have improved it a bit more =(

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Comment #96 by x SHIRO x
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 02:35:59 PM
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Comment #97 by BrandAid1138
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 03:28:54 PM
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can't wait, i'll be pre-ordering this one.

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Comment #98 by spawn089
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 04:12:52 PM
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Why is it that whatever game were talking about on here it always ends being a debate over halo and COD WTF this is about fallout a RPG guys.

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Comment #99 by cleric_80
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 04:36:16 PM
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I liked fallout 3... but I gotta admit it was a pretty flawed game. Story was above average, character animations were pretty bad especially in 3rd person... the environments and ideas were awesome but I hope there's a lot of polish on this one.

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Comment #100 by Arashikage81
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 05:46:27 PM
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@#14 and #73. Sorry to break it you guys but I read in a magazine and online awhile ago with one of Bethesda's head honchos(can't remember the name) that Fallout 4 will see the light of day before another Elder Scrolls is rolled out. Not trying bring you down, just wanted to share what I've heard in case you hadn't.

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Comment #101 by Arashikage81
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 05:49:31 PM
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@#98 haha I know what you mean I say that almost on all the posts I see that wind up with those games getting talked about. Thats because fanboys can't enjoy anything else and that's the only thing they can compare any game to, regardless of genre. I was in a Madden thread and someone mentioned CoD. Haha i mean WTF it's a sports title for christ sakes, not even close to an FPS!

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Comment #102 by lordskorrkeeper
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 06:12:12 PM
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Yeah i played Fallout 3 to death well over 300+ hours on the 360 over 5-6 full games + DLC (estimated time), even went out and bought the PC version to do it all again hahahah!!!! Bring on Fallout Vegas baby! lol

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Comment #103 by Chaotic81
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 06:41:04 PM
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this is gonna be awesome. hope they'll release some pretty cool DLC's. fallout 3 was one of the best games i've ever played. hoping this will be better

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Comment #104 by BlO0DJUNKi3
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 12:01:33 AM
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I only have one playthrough (which isn't finished) in 3 but its logged at 213 hours. Yeah I fuck around a lot.

Excited for this. day one buy for sure

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Comment #105 by Jmashed
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 03:11:14 PM
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I could care less about day one, people like that don't have much else to look forward to I guess considering it wont fly off the shelf like a cure for cancer and you can buy it any time you want.I Got many other games I need to play including FO3 DLC, I'll make a note and get to it even. but since there is no apparent large changes i'm in no rush for a deja vi'ish feeling.We need more developers that take risks, hell its fallout it'll sell well even if they went cell shaded (which would be a nice change of pace for the series). Th

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Comment #106 by xF4LLENx
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 11:51:53 AM
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For me , its a must have.

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Comment #107 by rah8009
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 12:31:35 PM
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I did not get fallout 3 until it had been out for 6 months (I know what the hell was I thinking) Loved every moment of it.I am looking forward to see the changes that have been made. Hope there is gonna be some solid DLC with great story lines like fallout 3's DLC.

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Comment #108 by gmadrueno07
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 12:55:37 PM
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Comment #109 by Sh3rMaN420
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 02:06:18 PM
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Don't care if it looks similar or anything i LOVE me some Fallout and it is awesome PEACE and Love everyone

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Comment #110 by Tsuske
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 03:10:11 PM
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halo and fallout keep the world running smoothly

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Comment #111 by Whoabot
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 @ 10:37:10 AM
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Comment #112 by Lord-nimod
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 @ 12:46:35 PM
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Love fallout 1, 2 & 3, so going to get the collectors edition of this!

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Comment #113 by Jehoke
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 @ 07:17:31 PM
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Fallout 3 - Best game ever.
Bring on New Vegas.

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Comment #114 by Sakurafire
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:38:23 PM
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This looks to be shaping up as a great game. Glad to see the original boys back at it and here's hoping it can recapture the magic of the originals.

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US October 19, 2010
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