Bethesda Podcast #3: New Vegas gone gold

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Sam Ecorners, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    I would never buy a game via steam for the full price anyway. It feels like I get robbed, when I pay the full price for a digital download, while the boxed version is much cheaper in some other store.
     
  2. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Fixed that one for ya. :lol:
     
  3. PooftimusPrime

    PooftimusPrime First time out of the vault

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    Nov 25, 2008
    That's insane! That's the price I've have to pay for my preordered Collectors Edition at GameStop :crazy:
     
  4. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Though while I like the idea I hope it will not be with every companion and quest so cheesy ... like "oh, killed that boss which was your nemesis" - "HEY! look neeeeeeew shiny armor in your inventory". You know gets boring fast after the third time or so.

    Sadly yes ... you know what many do now they buy their games from Britain (amazon.uk) as even with the shiping its most of the time much cheaper then to buy it here at least around 10 $ most of the time. And when you buy a lot of games over the time you really notice that.
     
  5. PooftimusPrime

    PooftimusPrime First time out of the vault

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    Nov 25, 2008
    Yeah I would order from Britain if I lived in Australia with that steap price they're setting there...

    There're 3 places here in Denmark where you can order the CE. Gamestop for 90$ (there's a local store where I live and where I preordered it) and 2 online stores GAME (108$) and CDON (126$). So at the online stores CE is actually more expensive than at my local GameStop :)
     
  6. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Well the CE I ordered from Game.co.uk is 50 pound sterling which equals about 80 dollars or to put it another way, Steam is mental sometimes.
     
  7. Goweigus

    Goweigus Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 18, 2007
    Maybe that massive price hike is to help cover all the wackos in Australia's government that are figuring out what to censor and Bethesda needs that extra money to pay them off? lol

    Me too, my first play through I quit after I hit level 20 without finishing 1/3rd of the map. I really hope this is fixed for New Vegas!

    I remembering arguing for this being the main character in Fallout 3 before we found out for sure. I don't know how the timelines match up but that would have been an interesting way to explain where the player character came from in New Vegas. Perhaps a family from New Reno persuaded you to stop by New Vegas on your way East to deliver a message...
     
  8. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    I'm actually somewhat interested now. I liked this pic of Marcus too

     
  9. terebikun

    terebikun Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 16, 2008
    All I had to do was send out a help ticket saying my region was locked and it was a mistake and I didn't live there anymore or whatever, and within a couple days a tech guy unlocked my region, and I was free to use the US portal of the store. I used it to get Alpha Protocol, which for some reason was unavailabe in Korea.
     
  10. your evil twin

    your evil twin It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 29, 2006
    Interesting! I live in the UK, and there are some games released in the US that are not released in the UK, or at least not till much later. On the other hand, it would probably been that all the prices for everything would then be in dollars rather than pounds, and I'd also miss out on the rare Europe-only exclusives.

    Thankfully I heard about this before I even started playing the game, and within just a few days of the game coming out there were various slower-levelling mods.

    One of the annoying things was that killing a few random raiders and hacking a couple of computers could net you as many points as completing an important quest. The mod I used massively reduced the rewards for killing/lockpicking/hacking (as in, 25% the normal points!), while the rewards for completing quests or discovering lcoations were only slightly reduced. This meant that simply exploring the wasteland was unlikely to level you up to 20, but actually completing missions (whether main quest or side-missions) would level you up.

    I'm wondering whether Fallout New Vegas has gone that sort of route, or whether they have simply reduced the skill point rewards for everything. I don't feel that hacking a computer or unlocking a door should net a 100 point rewards, especially as you are already being rewarded by whatever is in the container.
     
  11. Lazlo

    Lazlo Still Mildly Glowing

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    Dec 15, 2008
    So who the hell could they be bringing back from Fallout 1? Harry?
     
  12. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    Harold. :drummer:
     
  13. dustin542

    dustin542 First time out of the vault

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    Jul 2, 2009
    Talius maybe.
     
  14. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    My money is on Ed.