Both join the Xbox family
Microsoft has added two more former multiformat developers to its first-party roster, meaning that both Obsidian Entertainment and InXile Entertainment will no longer make PlayStation games. The former is perhaps best known for Fallout: New Vegas, while the latter created Hunted: The Demon’s Forge. Both studios have...
Obsidian Entertainment, the studio perhaps best known for Fallout: New Vegas, looks like it will be leaving PlayStation behind, as reports suggest that it’s about to be acquired by Microsoft – although nothing, as yet, has been signed. Ironically, the developer’s been in financial trouble for a fair few years, after...
When's the best time to play a Bethesda game? Our estimate is about 12 months after release, giving the publisher ample time to fix the initial product's inevitable bugs
It's said fixes that help to make Fallout: New Vegas' upcoming "Ultimate Edition" so, well, erm, ultimate. The game was borderline unplayable at launch. It's improved since. But the Ultimate Edition is not all about..
Turns out someone at South Park Studios was a big fan of Alpha Protocol
Obsidian Entertainment's gaffer Feargus Urquhart has revealed that the developer was coveted by the licensor itself — as opposed to a big publisher — in order to get the upcoming South Park: The Game RPG tie-in off the ground. When the South Park project came up, it was kind of a big surprise, Urquhart told Game..
Game Informer's cover reveal wasn't the megaton many hoped for, but it was still a big surprise
We don't think anybody expected Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment to be working on South Park: The Game. But it is, and the first details of which have emerged. The RPG promises to depict the struggles associated with being a new kid on the block. Characters will be completely..
When editors of Game Informer magazine teased that its next issue would boast one of the most surprising covers in the publication's history, the Internet went mad
Was the heavily rumoured Sony Smash Bros about to get an unveiling? What about the next Sony platform? As is so common in the video game industry, most gamers let unrealistic expectations get the better of them. But the editors of Game..
When Square Enix purchased Eidos, many expected it to become a second line of business for the Japanese publisher
Nobody could have anticipated it would become the premium portion. But with the publisher's traditional franchises floundering a little, it's down to the likes of Deus Ex and Tomb Raider to prop up the Japanese company's finances. Thankfully they're doing a sterling job, with the..
Skyrim might be right around the corner, but Bethesda's not done promoting its last big open-world RPG just yet
Bethesda's announced that it is to re-release Fallout: New Vegas next February, bundling all of the game's content packs and patches into a single Ultimate Edition. That's a lot of Fallout. The bundle's due out February 7th in North America, and February 10th in Europe.
Bethesda's dropped us a line to remind you that the final two Fallout: New Vegas DLC packs are due out this week on the PlayStation Store
That's today in North America, and tomorrow in Europe. Courier's Stash (£1.49 / $2.99) opens up access to four content bundles previously available only through pre-orders. The Caravan Pack, Classic Pack, Mercenary Pack and Tribal Pack each offer unique weapons,..
Bethesda's announced that the fourth expansion of Fallout: New Vegas, the Lonesome Road, will be available from the PlayStation Network on September 20th
The single-player expansion will run you $9.99. The expansion won't mark the end of Fallout: New Vegas DLC however. It will be followed by two additional slices of content, Couriers Stash and Gun...
Bethesda's delayed the latest DLC pack for Fallout: New Vegas, citing problems "beyond the publisher's control"
The company announced a trio of content packs way back in May. Both "Honest Hearts" and the brilliant "Old World Blues" (which we reviewed last week) arrived on time, but "Lonesome Road" has clearly missed its...
Bethesda's confirmed that the third DLC pack for Fallout: New Vegas will launch on July 19th
The pack is entitled "Old World Blues". A new patch will launch prior to the content to bring bring improvements to performance and stability in major areas". They're still fixing Fallout: New Vegas then, eh? The content puts you in the...
The most disheartening trend we've started to notice on press-releases this week is the blank nod of no-information pertaining to PSN release dates
The second set of Fallout: New Vegas DLC — entitled Honest Hearts — is due out on the XBOX 360 and PC on May 17th. On PS3? Well, "as soon as possible". You can almost feel the collective sigh from publishers as you read these press..
Bethesda's got juicy with details on three new sets of Fallout: New Vegas DLC due for release starting May 17th -- assuming the PSN is back online
The publisher's kicking things off with Honest Hearts, which takes place in the Zion National Park in Utah. Sent on an exhibition to the caravan resort, you'll quickly find yourself embroiled in a war between tribes. Additional DLC packs, Old World Blues..
Did any recognisable outlet give Fallout: New Vegas their game of the year award? Hmm
Whatever, Amazon UK is listing a Game Of The Year edition of the Obsidian developed RPG. Well, it was, until the listing got removed. Unfortunately, source VG247 forgot to take a screen capture. But we trust 'em. Naturally you can assume that the game of the year re-release will include a manner of DLC nuggets..
Square Enix has pushed back the European release of Dungeon Siege III by a couple of weeks, the publisher has announced today
The Obsidian developed game was originally scheduled for release on May 27th. It'll now launch on June 17th. No announcements regarding the US release date were made. Update @ 19:46 BST: Square Enix has just confirmed that the game has been delayed until June 21st in North..
Great little exclusive Microsoft
The first Fallout: New Vegas DLC, "Dead Money" (which hit the XBOX 360 before Christmas), is coming to the PlayStation 3 on February 22nd. Furthermore, Bethesda's confirmed that three more New Vegas DLC packs will release in the coming months, simultaneously on PS3, 360 and PC. What was the point Microsoft?...
Fallout: New Vegas has been fixed
Hallelujah. A new patch for the game — the same as the one released for Steam over the weekend — has now been rolled out onto the PlayStation 3 version of the game. Apparently the update includes "over 200 fixes". We booted up our copy of the game to check and noticed an NPC half-stuck in the ground... Still a way to go then, eh?
Remember folks, when you read "exclusive DLC" what it really means is "DLC that we're holding back on other platforms due to contracts and stuff"
Still, those months can be concerning to some, so we hope you're not too excited about Fallout: New Vegas. Though you'll be familiar with Bethesda's timed-exclusive DLC practices, as this exact same thing happened with Fallout 3. Yup, the "first..
While its safe to assume that the characters in Fallout: New Vegas will be about as animated as a desert rock, at least there's a bunch of "celebrity" talent being brought in to voice them
That might give the lifeless lumps of digital meat some character, right? (Sorry, we really did like Fallout 3 but, let's not pretend it didn't have issues.) A report from USA Today lists a few names linked to..
Bethesda's whacked up some new screenshots from Fallout: New Vegas
It continues to look like a Fallout game. They are pretty-ish. Well, pretty as far as Fallout games go anyway. Which isn't very pretty. We know people like to rag on us for thinking Fallout games don't look very good, but they don't. And let's be honest — miles of desert is not really what you play Fallout for is it? It's the..
SEGA's West president Mike Hayes has stated that there's unlikely to ever be a sequel to Alpha Protocol
Talking to CVG, the SEGA exec put the situation very bluntly, "Let's speak very commercially; the game hasn't sold what we've expected, therefore we won't be doing a sequel." Simples. Hayes added that the espionage RPG title never reached the "upper echelon" due to the amount..
Bethesda's just dropped the October-bomb for Obsidian's upcoming entry in the Fallout franchise, Fallout: New Vegas
The game will launch on October 22nd here in Europe, with the US getting it a few days earlier on October 19th. We posted a new trailer for the game over the weekend, which you can check out through here. Given Fallout's pedigree, we expect New Vegas will make a big impact at E3 this..
Ultra close-up introduction? Check
Fifties doo-wop music? Check. Ugly graphics and janky animations? Check. Yup, that's right - Fallout's back, and this time it's headed to Vegas, New Vegas to be precise. This new trailer includes colour, gambling and all the other trademark features you'd expect from a Fallout game. Some people will be totally stoked.
"Fallout: New Vegas," declares IGN's Eric Brudvig, "It's just like Fallout 3
" We sit back, shut off the sound and watch. Yup, it's exactly the same as Fallout 3. That's not a bad thing though, right? Fallout 3 was pretty damn good. But it was also janky, broken and ugly. Oh well, eh? At least Eric Brudvig clarifies by stating, "It's just like Fallout 3 only totally new." Something..
This Fallout: New Vegas boxart is not drab in the sense that it is boring - it's relatively stylish and eye-catching in fact
It's just drab in so much as it sums up what you're likely find within the game. Dark, rough, empty environments laced with annoyingly animated creatures. We liked Fallout 3 but, c'mon, it had more than its fair share of issues didn't it? One being that it was just boring in..
How would you like some poker chips and playing cards with your copy of Fallout: New Vegas? Sure, ok
What if the playing cards were illustrated with characters and factions from in the game. Sure. How about a hardcover graphic novel written by the game's creative director and published by Dark Horse Comics? Sold! Throw in a "Making Of" DVD and that just about sums up the collector's pack..
SEGA's just dropped word that Obsidian's espionage RPG Alpha Protocol is all done and dusted
That's right folks, it's gone gold and been sent off to the manufacturing plant. The Dynamic Stance System will allow you to play the game whichever way you see fit. The game's due out on May 28th here in Europe.
We know we're going to get screamed at for this but, Fallout 3 is not a good looking game
And we're going to assume that Fallout: New Vegas is going to look like ass too. Particularly after seeing this first batch of screenshots from CVG. Will the game rock? Absolutely. Does it look like the most unappealing game ever based on its screenshots? Absolutely.
Update @ 19:21GMT: SEGA Europe's told us that the game will hit European stores on the 28th May
Awesome.</em> Following a hefty delay, SEGA's announced that Alpha Protocol will finally hit US stores on June 1st. The game was originally due in Q4 of last year, but has been MIA in more recent weeks. Obsidian's espionage RPG will put players in the shoes of super-sleuth Michael Thornton. We hope..
AGB have a few scans from Fallout: New Vegas in the latest issue of PC Gamer
Unsurprisingly they look rather a lot like Fallout. We wished there was perhaps something more to get excited about here, but Fallout's never been the strongest game visually and the scans aren't much to crow home about. Indeed, Fallout is all about the setting, and we're sure we'll be hearing more about the presumably..
Bethesda's just confirmed to us that Fallout: New Vegas will hit the Playstation 3 this Autumn
There's not much on the actual game itself yet, but it has been confirmed that the Obsidian developed spin off will take all the action, humor, and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raise the stakes. There's a new trailer after the jump, and magazine blow-outs are promised..
Alpha Protocol may not be out of the door just yet, but that ain't stopping SEGA from coming up with concepts for an eventual sequel
On the 4 Guys 1 Up podcast, Constantine Hantzopoulos confirmed that folks internally are dreaming up an AP2. As for the first game - it's apparently "content complete," but QA are still ironing out some bugs.
A mysterious post on the GameSpot forums claims to have a host of leaked information about Bethesda's upcoming Fallout: New Vegas
Of course, comment from the publisher is of the "no comment" variety, but that doesn't stop these details looking any more solid. Still the forum "leak" goes on a friend-of-a-friend basis, so take it...
Alpha Protocol is shaping up to be one neat game
In this walkthrough with Obsidian's Matt Rorie, he takes you through a quick look at some of the serious depth you can expect from "The Espionage RPG". From the customisation options to the variety of content on hand, Alpha Protocol could be this year's defining RPG.
It may have been quiet on the Aliens: Colonial Marines front, but that doesn't mean the game is not coming
Speaking with Joystiq, a SEGA rep confirmed that "Aliens vs. Predator will be the first to ship out of our triplet of Aliens titles; hence it was shown at this year's E3. We'll have more news to share about the other two games in the near future so stay tuned." Furthermore, Gearbox..
Fallout: New Vegas has just been announced at a Bethesda press conference in our home-land, England
The game will be developed in collaboration with Obsidian and will be coming to the Playstation 3 alongside other platforms."It is not a sequel to Fallout 3," Bethesda's Pete Hines said. "It's simply another Fallout game in that universe."</blockquote> Hines added that this..
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