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Fallout tidbits 16-2010

Ausir November 17, 2010 User blog:Ausir
Fallout tidbits
Fallout tidbits
The Fallout tidbits are a summary of various minor articles and newsbits concerning Fallout games.
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Here's another roundup of minor Fallout-related tidbits. If you have more, please post them here in the comments.

Bethesda has a chartity auction with Fallout swag, such as NCR t-shirt, New Vegas neon sign or a Vault Boy bobblehead signed by Todd Howard, as well as swag from some of their other games. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Brian Wood Memorial Trust.

New Vegas receives 3 Video Game Awards nominations for the following categories: Best PC Game, Best RPG, and Best Performance by a Human Female (Felicia Day as Veronica Santangelo). The awards will be announced on Spike, on Saturday, December 11th at 8PM EST.

According to NPD, Fallout: New Vegas was the second best seller in the US in the last month, just behind NBA 2K11. It is also #3 on the most recent list of Steam bestsellers.

Polish website Gamecorner says that, while Fallout: New Vegas is better than Fallout 3, it still has too few dialogue options based on skills:

Too few special dialogue options - I know, I said that you can talk your way through many quests and that it's great. Yes, but as not as great as it could have been. There are too few lines that depend on our skills. Sometimes there's something based on our intelligence, sometimes perception, sometimes strength will help us intimidate someone - but generally it's rather poor. Not to mention that there is only one social skill - Speech. In Vampire: Bloodlines you had persuasion, seduction and intimidation (and three disciplines that allowed you to influence the conversation). I know that it's the unapproachable paragon, but I wouldn't mind if someone tried to match it. If New Vegas tried, it did so after hours and only once a month.

Meanwhile, Nexus 404 considers New Vegas inferior to Fallout 3 partly because it has too many dialogue options based on skill:

Increased emphasis on speech challenges. This annoyed me, and annoyed many of the folks I talked about with this, but for some reason, Fallout New Vegas depends a lot more on speech challenges than anything else. I, like many of my contemporaries, began by tricking out my skills in firearms and explosives, lockpicks and medicine and the like. But as it turns out, the biggest part of this game seemed to be the thing I usually needed least, especially in the last go-round. Sure, in Fallout 3, if I was a smooth talker I could get some things done. But in Fallout: New Vegas, I’m at a serious disadvantage if I can’t talk straight. It’s almost preposterous how much of this game depends on my ability to talk my way out of a fight instead of blast my way out of it with something heavy, and energy based.

It's hard to please everyone, I guess.

ThinkHero TV also asks how New Vegas compares to Fallout 3.

CVG has a Wasteland Survival Guide with tips for New Vegas players, written by official guide author David Hodgson.

GameFrosting has a fan-made Fallout Lego set.

Scrawl blogs about day-to-day New Vegas experiences.

We Got This Covered has a contest with Fallout: New Vegas copy as a prize.

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