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“Dead Money” DLC Trailer

I know there are some gamers out there who were pretty disappointed in Fallout New Vegas. With all the glitches right from Day 1 and the slow process to patch them. Personally I didn’t run into any glitches and have enjoyed my time playing the game. But I do have to say still love Fallout 3 a lot more.

Anyways, today a trailer for the upcoming DLC “Dead Money”  for Fallout New Vegas was released.

Check it…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY_jmr7pJyw

“Dead Money” is set to drop on December 21st

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2010 in Fallout

 

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Is Single Player dead?

First of all, shout out to @RK1Apocalypse (who incidentally hates EA with the burning passion of 1,000 suns) for giving me a heads up on this garbage.

 Via IGN.com

“I volunteer you to speak to EA’s studio heads; they’ll tell you the same thing,” Gibeau continued, “They’re very comfortable moving the discussion towards how we make connected gameplay – be it co-operative or multiplayer or online services – as opposed to fire-and-forget, packaged goods only, single-player, 25-hours-and you’re out. I think that model is finished.”

While Multiplayer games are highly popular especially in the FPS and MMO genres, Single player games are not dead. In fact, personally, I’d take an amazing SP game over lame uninteresting MP any day. But on the other hand I know plenty of people who will only buy a game that has MP. It’s personal preference of course but to say that the SP “model is finished” is just ridiculous.

So let me just highlight a few amazing games that stood solely on their SP to make my point.

Bioshock– I could go on forever about how much I loved this game. It has an engaging story with such breathtaking graphics that I consider the game a work of art. No need for a MP to hold this game up. While its sequel (which was also awesome) does have a MP it could have also stood on it’s own with out it.

Assassin’s Creed– Another one of my favorite sans-MP games. A beautiful setting and story with plenty of side quests to keep you at the game for hours. MP in this game would be a distraction from the great SP. While this games sequels also included MP this series sells for its SP.

Fallout 3– Holy crap I put epic amounts of hours into this game. An insanely large environment coupled with the 74234729 (exaggeration) quests and side quests kept me glued to this game. Add the DLC and you have a SP game that keeps on giving.

I’m not saying that series like Call of Duty and other games that thrive on MP aren’t awesome. My frequent readers will tell you I’m a major COD head. But SP is no where near dead, in my opinion.

To keep a SP game from becoming “fire-and-forget” it has to suck a player in. Good SP games have excellent replay value. They are games that people want to keep in their collection for a future play through instead of playing it once and trading it in before the value drops.

So to tie up this rant, SP games are not dead. MP is not a necessity in all games to make them great. And while it is a wildly popular feature to many games some do just fine(or even better) without it.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2010 in Assassin's Creed, Bioshock, call of duty, Fallout

 

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First New Vegas DLC Announced

Fallout New Vegas will drop it’s first DLC pack “Dead Money” on December 21st exclusively on Xbox 360. Word came from Bethesda Blog today…

November 17, 2010 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced thatDead Money, the first downloadable content for Fallout®: New Vegas™, will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft beginning December 21, 2010.

“We’re pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas this December with Dead Money,” said Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing for Bethesda Softworks. “The release of Dead Money illustrates our commitment to creating entertaining add-on content for players to enjoy in already massive games like Fallout: New Vegas.”

As the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the quest to survive

While I’ve somewhat neglected New Vegas since the release of Black Ops, I do plan to partake in this DLC. I mean come on, if it has the title “Fallout” attached to it I’ll probably buy it.

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2010 in Fallout

 

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Tunes of the Wastelands

So I must say that I am really enjoying the music selection in Fallout New Vegas. Sure its old but it  just feels right to be running through the wasteland with Dean Martin blasting on your Pip Boy.

But as for the DJs who bring you those tunes, thats a different story. Fallout 3 had GNR’s Three Dog howling in between songs. Fallout New Vegas introduced us to Mr. New Vegas, an old fellow who someone politely put “sounds like he went through drug rehab”.

Both equally annoy the crap out of me a some points but I love having them in the game. So peeps, who do you prefer listening to?

For a list of songs from Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas check out the Fallout Wiki.

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2010 in Fallout

 

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