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While we all eagerly await more news about the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas add-ons, here's a collection various other Fallout-related bits.
Chris Avellone held a "design a perk" twitter contest recently. You can read the best entries on his blog. Now he has another one for you (inspired by our very own release of the Fallout film treatment):
Fallout is one of the contenders for the title of best video game franchise at G4TV. In the first two rounds, it defeated Civilization and Gears of War and is now facing a strong opponent in Assassin's Creed.
Gameranx has an article about the Forgotten Revolution of Fallout, taking a close look at what today's RPGs are missing when compared to the original Fallout games.
But what happens during the day, between the time when the Vault Dweller walks out into the wastes and returns home thereafter is completely up to the player. The player’s footprint has a visible impact in the wasteland sand. In the protagonist’s shoes, your choices are only ever limited by objective reasons within the narrative, which are never arbitrary.If anything, Fallout is a forgotten revolution, and it’s about time that someone else picked up the torch. After so many false revolutions, the genre deserves a new champion.
To make such a concept work, you need believable characters to sell the core principles. New Vegas does so admirably with Rose of Sharon Cassidy and Raul Tejada. Both characters are more concerned with old world values than overgrown killer ants; Raul is particularly haunted by his gunslinger past, while Cass struggles to keep her family business afloat.So, it’s unsurprising that Cass is probably the first potential companion you meet, dressed like a cowgirl, shotgun holstered on her back and drowning her sorrows in a trading outpost’s watering hole.