Viva New Vegas

May 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Posted in rpg | 10 Comments
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War. War Never changes

There are a lot less blog posts on the weekends. It’s almost as though all you computer nerds have a life or something. Anyway, with only about 6 posts to read from bloglines, I started reading through someones blogroll. This made me stumble across Gaming and Geekery and their post on the Collectors Edition of New Vegas.

I don’t know how you guys feel about CEs, but I’m not a big fan. They’re usually filled with mostly random, worthless crap, one or two things of note, and a quickly forgotten in game item. For this you must pay an extra $20-$30.

Here’s a list of it’s features with my colour commentary in bold! Because I know you all love my incredibly witty and not at all childish and petty commentary.

♠ Seven “Lucky 7” poker chips, each designed to represent chips from the major casinos found on the New Vegas strip and throughout the Mojave Wasteland.

7 whole poker chips? Great. So I guess if I want to play poker the maximum bet is 1 with the maximum number of hands played being 1. If I were to decide to display them instead, and even if I had the appreciative friends (I wouldn’t hope to dream a girlfriend would tolerate it) to show them to, what are they going to say? “Oh dude, I like Poker AND Fallout! Excellent!”

♠ A fully customized Fallout: New Vegas deck of cards. Each card in the pack has been uniquely illustrated to depict characters and factions found within the game. Use the cards to play poker, blackjack or Caravan, an original card game that was created by Obsidian especially for New Vegas.

So with my 7 poker chips, I’ll sit down and play 1 hand of poker. And then maybe Crazy 8s? This would be great if I hadn’t already indicated with my purchase of New Vegas that my chosen hobby is PC GAMING not cards.

♠ A recreation of the game’s highly coveted “Lucky 38” platinum chip.

Oh 8 poker chips. That changes everything

♠ A hardcover graphic novel “All Roads” that tells the story of some of the characters and events that lead up to Fallout: New Vegas. “All Roads” was written by Chris Avellone, the game’s creative director, and created in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics.

I respect Dark Horse enough to not crap all over this one. A graphic novel based on the game telling original story elements was a good idea.

♠ ‘The Making of Fallout: New Vegas’ DVD. This documentary DVD will contain exclusive video content, including interviews with the developers in which they take you from concept to creation and discuss topics such as story, setting, legacy of the Fallout franchise and more.

Wouldn’t this be better for hype? It’s something I’m sure fans would like, but it might be put to better use before the game is released. I know that I for one would be playing the game and ignoring the documentary about making it when I got the box home. If I were to watch it, it would be once, after which I may as well throw it in the trash bin. It hasn’t exactly got the rewatchability of ICarly or anything.

To sum up, I won’t be buying the Collectors Edition. They’ll be lucky if I don’t hit The Pirate Bay or something. It does look like a great game though.

So who amongst you out there actually buy the Collector’s Edition?



  1. I don’t buy many games, But when I do, I consider getting CE. I never get CE for movies though.
    The only CE I’ve ever bought were GW NF and Myst III. I will get GW2 CE just because I’m a superfan.

    • I admit some of the emotes that came with gw CEs were ok. and they had like, art books, and gw has some fine damn art.

  2. Heyo. Saw your comment on my blog and had to check yours out. I like the snark on the poker chips, actually.

    I keep thinking they should have done that for Fallen Earth though,since their currency in the game is comprised of poker chips. 😀

    • yeah i heard fallen earth uses poker chips, maybe New Vegas does to? thus the tie in? I’m curious now.

      • I’m pretty sure bottlecaps are the standard currency of the wasteland. 🙂

        But the casinos in New Vegas will probably use chips still. 🙂

  3. Now that the weather’s good, I’m usually out and about on Sundays and most Saturdays as well 😀

    As for CEs, I’ll admit it…I’m a sucker for artbooks and soundtracks. If the CE includes both of these, chances are I’ll get it (like the WotLK CE, for example).

    If they offer one of these, then maaaaaybe. I bought the Aion one because it came with the soundtrack, and I loved what I heard from beta. On the other hand, STO came with an artbook but I wasn’t too impressed with the other junk they included (a die cast com badge…ooh, like I’ll ever find a use for that?)

    • ahhh the outside. an arduous questing area I’m sure.

      artbooks are cool enough, and in game items are sometimes good, but rarely does anything else even tempt me.

  4. i would buy a collector’s edition of a fallout game if it came with some relaxedwear

    • sweater vest and slacks or yellowish green dress?

      • the dress & the sun bonnet all the way

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