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King of Creation
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Preview ] - More info on Game: Fallout: New Vegas

Here are links to scans from the Fallout: New Vegas 10-page writeup from PC Games. It's in German, obviously, but there are some very interesting looking things, including a whole page dedicated to weapon modification. This appears to be the best and most comprehensive Fallout: New Vegas preview out there right now, so if anyone speaks German and wants to translate the article for us, that would be super-awesome:

Links removed per magazine's request. You can still find the new information bullet-pointed here.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I could give it a try with... translating the original text with my B-grade German into a B-grade English version. I'll see if I can get to it later tonight. But I guess someone who speaks German natively (like Thor Kaufmann?) could do a much better job. My translation would be just a tad bit better than what Google Translate comes up with.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'll see if I can persuade my girlfriend to do it, but I'm sure that by that time, someone over at NMA or Codex will already have done so.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:21 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It begins with

OBSIDIAN OPENS A NEW CHAPTER IN FALLOUT-UNIVERSE AND SENDS YOU TO THE SIN CITY

Viva Las Vegas - so sang Elvis Presley once... and so on on the first page. But then the phrases and words get too peculiar for my grammar and vocabulary that I'm having a lot of trouble, really.

But seriously, though, you could really just throw the text to Google Translator and get a rough understanding of what's going on.

---

I browsed through the pages quickly and it seems the SPECIAL set up in FO3 (you know, reading the childrens' book) is replaced by some Bioshock-esque 'vending machine' of sorts. See it on the second last page.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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But seriously, though, you could really just throw the text to Google Translator and get a rough understanding of what's going on.


Nobody would bother transcribing the whole thing first, tho.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Cute that the weapon modding aspect was entirely added in because of the popularity of the FO3 mod using the same effect.
http://fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=3388
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Not necessarily, given that it worked the same in Fallout 2.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ausir wrote:
Nobody would bother transcribing the whole thing first, tho.


There's software that can extract text from scans like these.

It's usual professional-grade, tho', I don't think that software is available for free. But someone might have it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, I know, but I don't think anyone would bother OCRing it either.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Had to take away the links, but I imagine they are still floating around somewhere.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The interesting thing about the removal request this time was that the guy from PC Games was totally cool about it, but he said that Bethesda gets really angry and threatens to take away PR connections if the magazine doesn't go after the scans.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

King of Creation wrote:
The interesting thing about the removal request this time was that the guy from PC Games was totally cool about it, but he said that Bethesda gets really angry and threatens to take away PR connections if the magazine doesn't go after the scans.


Well of course! Who the hell would want free target marketing!? icon_drunk

Bethesda are idiots.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Might have translated some tidbits, send me ze links per PM next time praps cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

This website still has them:
http://www.playstationuniversity.com/screenshots/?pageno=1&album=100
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top


First two paragraphs: boring trivia about the real Vegas, they like to eat shrimps. Second also mentions that New Vegas hasn't been hit by atomic bombs and that's why all people love to live there and gamble their bottle caps away.
Third paragraph: NV goes back to the roots of its predecessors FO1&2. Seems like that magazine has the same knack for humour as the rest of the gaming journalism community. They also claim that Fallout's main theme was birth and awakening. I assume they mean all the child killing.
Last two paragraphs: New Vegas is the new wild west so expect black sheriffs AND SPOILER: CHOSEN ONE DIES icon_flamed



upper picture: author says that NV looks like shit
lower picture: Rorschach makes a test with you, he's highfiving someone in the picture he shows you and you have to decide if you like bearded men. That way he can find out about your sexual orientation.
Text: lol j/k you don't really die what a twist, you survive a headshot and with your last remaining braincell you start to play NV and hallucinate roboters and become a cyborg, you can choose your stats and age.
box on the right: RUMOURS?
- you cant choose traits
- chinese people are ghouls, you probably wont be able to play as Rex, maybe you can larp being a waiter, though icon_chew
- maybe there will be vehicles because the world is huge albeit no vehicles in the game
- There will be slavers and maybe some kind of colosseum/cage fighting for the chosen one
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top


box with weapon pictures: you can mod your weapons now, add scopes etc.
Apparently you could also mod your weapons in Fallout 1. The more you know.
bottom left text box: Depending on your reputation factions might react differently to you.
bottom right picture: you can recruit a chinese if you rescue him
text: Rorschach will ask you about your mommy and puppies. This will affect your stats, not


upper picture: Fallout 3 has great graphics so NV will get the same engine. NV's graphics are not as good as Fallout 3's, yet, though.
bottom picture: That's a laser, you can use it or give the wasteland solar energy

text: you can be hardcore in NV cool
Ammo has weight, stimpaks heal over time, you need a doctor for broken limbs and you can die of thirst
Your first stop is Goodsprings, you can also visit McCarran airport, Hoover dam and maybe Area 51

This is not the next page
upper picture: You can give commands to your followers with a horoscope
bottom picture:
text: there is a gang called Powder Gangers. Susan You can help Ringo or the pink ranger and this is getting too Punch Balls for me now :cbt:
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks, Thor. You the man.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Viva Las Vegas - das sang Elvis Presley einst.
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