Did you know Obsidian originally wanted three playable races in Fallout: New Vegas? This is the part literally crossed out - struck through and coloured red - on the Fallout 3.5 treatment Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart showed me at the studio.
Passing out isn't something people are meant to do very often - or at all, in fact - not that you'd know it from video games. Game protagonists, seemingly, like nothing more than sparking out for a while and then coming to later. I've been rendered unconscious twice in my life and I can't say either was a particularly fun experience, but that's certainly not stopping the games industry - Metal Gear Solid 5 made the latest contribution to the proud tradition just this week, in fact.
Bethesda has announced the Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
It launches in Europe on 10th February and in the US on 7th February 2012.
The Ultimate Edition has all the game add-on content for New Vegas, including Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Courier's Stash and Gun Runners' Arsenal.
I don't really know what happens at the end of Lonesome Road, the final add-on instalment for Fallout New Vegas. I mean, I know what happens in the nuts-and-bolts sense of what is actually on the screen. What I'm still unclear on are the less tangible, but no less important, questions of who and why.
This is a problem, as I've played it through twice, paying attention to the dialogue. The fact that the intricacies of the story still remain vague doesn't speak very highly of Lonesome Road's success as the de facto conclusion to Bethesda's epic post-apocalyptic adventure.
Lonesome Road has you contacted, out of the blue, by Courier 6, aka Ulysses. He's the guy who passed on the platinum chip delivery job that kick-started the main game and led to you being shot in the face and left for dead by Chandler from Friends. Ulysses insists you meet with him in The Divide, a desolate new area plagued by earthquakes and populated by the feral Marked Men gang.
It's here, the Eurogamer Expo 2011, our fourth and biggest year so far. We've taken all your feedback from the past three years, and our experience, and come up with a show we want to go to. Tickets have basically gone (there are scraps so be quick), and we're all wibbly-wobbly at the knees to see first hordes trample through the doors. You'll get extra marks for spotting me at the show and I may even kiss you.
DLC will wrap up the Courier's story.
Lonesome Road, the fourth add-on pack for post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout: New Vegas, launches on PlayStation Network, Steam and Xbox Live on 20th September, Bethesda has announced.
The publisher has also announced two additional DLC packs, Courier's Stash and Gun Runners' Arsenal, which will be available for download one week later on September 27th.
Courier's Stash (160 MS Points, $1.99 on PSN and Steam) grants immediate access to four content bundles previously available only through pre-ordering Fallout: New Vegas: The Caravan Pack, Classic Pack, Mercenary Pack and Tribal Pack. Each offers unique weapons, apparel and aid advantages.
Bethesda has delayed the launch of the fourth Fallout: New Vegas downloadable add-on, Lonesome Road.