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Fallout: New Vegas 'Dead Money' DLC Detailed And Dated

New terrain, new enemies, and new choices await in New Vegas' first bit of paid DLC.

Bethesda is now talking about the first bit of Fallout: New Vegas content, an "exclusive" downloadable joint for the Xbox 360. Dead Money, as it's called, will have you become the victim of a "raw deal" in which your life is threatened. After said deal goes down, you and three other "captured" Wasteland rovers will be asked (or forced) to discover the "legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino" for an unspecified reason.

If the name of the target didn't already tip you off, this content will feature new areas and terrain, as well as new enemies and moral choices, according to Bethesda in a press release this morning. 
 


Dead Money will make its exclusive debut on Xbox Live this December 21. It'll be priced at 800 Microsoft Points. Here's what Bethesda VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines has to say about this content:

"We’re pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas this December with Dead Money,” Hines said in a statement. "The release of Dead Money illustrates our commitment to creating entertaining add-on content for players to enjoy in already massive games like Fallout: New Vegas.”

Sounds fun, though similar to the beginning of Fallout: New Vegas. Hopefully, come December 21, I'll actually be in a position to play this DLC. Those Brotherhood of Steel missions are a slog, eh?
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Posted by BradNicholson
Bethesda is now talking about the first bit of Fallout: New Vegas content, an "exclusive" downloadable joint for the Xbox 360. Dead Money, as it's called, will have you become the victim of a "raw deal" in which your life is threatened. After said deal goes down, you and three other "captured" Wasteland rovers will be asked (or forced) to discover the "legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino" for an unspecified reason.

If the name of the target didn't already tip you off, this content will feature new areas and terrain, as well as new enemies and moral choices, according to Bethesda in a press release this morning. 
 


Dead Money will make its exclusive debut on Xbox Live this December 21. It'll be priced at 800 Microsoft Points. Here's what Bethesda VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines has to say about this content:

"We’re pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas this December with Dead Money,” Hines said in a statement. "The release of Dead Money illustrates our commitment to creating entertaining add-on content for players to enjoy in already massive games like Fallout: New Vegas.”

Sounds fun, though similar to the beginning of Fallout: New Vegas. Hopefully, come December 21, I'll actually be in a position to play this DLC. Those Brotherhood of Steel missions are a slog, eh?
Edited by UberExplodey

Nice, this sounds interesting.

Posted by Onisama

Still waiting for GOTY...

Posted by fwylo

 New terrain, new enemies, new choices, and new bugs await in New Vegas' first bit of paid DLC.  

Posted by IEK

gee exclusivity is pretty cool.

Posted by swat200

be nice if they actually fixed the first game they put out FIRST

Edited by ch13696

I'm not giving a shit about this until I see this on the PC where it belongs. I'm tired of this whole   "We’re pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas". So I take it your only fans are Xbox 360 players? NO!!! You don't give a shit about fans. You give a crap about the money that Microsoft is paying you. 
 
You don't understand how pissed off I am about these companies saying their all about the fans when clearly all they care is the goddamn money they get from Microsoft. So fuck you Bethesda, fuck you.

Posted by Gooddoggy

Sierra Madre, huh?
 
Patches?  We don't need no stinkin' patches.

Posted by rjayb89

Fuckin' Microsoft.  They could've at least included the PC guys, too.

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Posted by WilliamRLBaker
@ch13696 said:
" I'm not giving a shit about this until I see this on the PC where it belongs. I'm tired of this whole   "We’re pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas". So I take it your only fans are Xbox 360 players? NO!!! You don't give a shit about fans. You give a crap about the money that Microsoft is paying you.  You don't understand how pissed off I am about these companies saying their all about the fans when clearly all they care is the goddamn money they get from Microsoft. So fuck you Bethesda, fuck you. "
you mean put it on the pc where they won't be able to charge for it because within a few months someone will have made a mod or modded it to be free?
Posted by RecSpec

Hell yes! Another casino to get kicked out of.

Posted by JarenFace

I think the GOTY edition of Fallout 3 has reshaped how I'm going to approach New Vegas. If they follow through with a hefty amount of DLC, I may just play through the initial game this year and save the expansions for next christmas.
 
For Fallout3, I purchased both the Pitt and Broken Steel for $10 each... only to trade in Fallout3 back when it was worth $40 trade-in credit and purchase a GOTY copy for $28 five months later. I plan to save that $20 this time around :s

Posted by Aetheldod

Yipee .... this means no nedd to get a new game on Christmass , which is a blessing for my poor , poor wallet *looks at thin wallet with teary eyes*

Posted by librariangmr

"We’re pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas this December with Dead Money...."
 
That is, only if you own the console the DLC supports. Damn exclusivity. A word on the PC version would have been nice, but I tend to expect too much.

Posted by KoolAid

sigh... But I have a PC...

Posted by MysteriousBob

I've had this game since launch and I just can't get into it at all. Shame because F3 is my favourite game of this gen.

Posted by PJ
@Eisen: its called Microsoft moneybags. MS is paying Bethesda to have it exclusive and MS has probebly calculated that if they have exclusive DLC when it will sell more 360 copys of the game. 
So the companys make more money, some gamers get the short end of the stick. Don't really see a bussiness negative in there. 
And the reason Bethesda accepted this is probebly becuase the meney Microsoft pays for the exclusivity makes up for the first month or so sales of the DLC on PC and PS3. And since DLC sells the best on 360 then that would be the logical place to have the exclusive.
Posted by ch13696
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" @ch13696 said:
" I'm not giving a shit about this until I see this on the PC where it belongs. I'm tired of this whole   "We’re pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas". So I take it your only fans are Xbox 360 players? NO!!! You don't give a shit about fans. You give a crap about the money that Microsoft is paying you.  You don't understand how pissed off I am about these companies saying their all about the fans when clearly all they care is the goddamn money they get from Microsoft. So fuck you Bethesda, fuck you. "
you mean put it on the pc where they won't be able to charge for it because within a few months someone will have made a mod or modded it to be free? "
You mean pirate it? I know that's going to happen, but there's a bunch of people that did buy the game that would like to have the DLC for the achievements.
Posted by DystopiaX

How will you load it? Can you use a completed game or have to
Use a previous save?

Posted by Mowgers

I hope new locales means new weapons. Vegas had guns for days but I need morrrrrreeee.....

Posted by Dustpan
@DystopiaX: It will load it just like Fallout 3 loaded DLC. So yes, you can use a existing save.
Posted by Shakermaker

Exclusive DLC. pfff.

Posted by MrPilkington
@KoolAid:
I am sure this stuff will eventually come to the PC. I believe Steam got all the DLC for Fallout 3, just at a later time. I am going to get the game sometime soon on the PC, since it has Steam support.
Posted by Dustpan
@PainGod89: It will most likely be when the Playstation 3 gets it. Since Fallout: New Vegas isn't using Xbox Live on the PC. I'm guessing 5-7 months.
Posted by burjeffton--defunct

Fix the game, then I'll think about spending more money.

Edited by Garadon
@JustTheDoctor: 5-7 months? lol, this is only a crappy, skinny DLC pack... I'm guessing 1 month, as with the CoD map packs.
Posted by Xanth93
@jinxman said:
" @Gap said:
" Ctrl+C and then Ctrl+V, that's all Brad Nicholson does in terms of "news" on this site. "
shut the fuck up "
Posted by l3illyl3ob
@WilliamRLBaker said:

" @ch13696 said:

" I'm not giving a shit about this until I see this on the PC where it belongs. I'm tired of this whole   "We’re pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas". So I take it your only fans are Xbox 360 players? NO!!! You don't give a shit about fans. You give a crap about the money that Microsoft is paying you.  You don't understand how pissed off I am about these companies saying their all about the fans when clearly all they care is the goddamn money they get from Microsoft. So fuck you Bethesda, fuck you. "
you mean put it on the pc where they won't be able to charge for it because within a few months someone will have made a mod or modded it to be free? "
 Fallout 3 DLC for PC has been very successful.  No respectful mod sites ever host pirated content.
Edited by Gre

If you're annoyed by DLC exclusivity and all that, do what I did with Fallout 3 and what I'm planning to do with New Vegas - wait until the Game of the Year edition appears on Steam (should be sometime early 2012) and get the game and all the DLC for $40-$50 - or even less if you hold out for it to go on sale.  Oh the joys of delayed gratification!  I don't mind paying for games, but I do mind paying full price.

Posted by stallion74
@ch13696 said:
" I'm not giving a shit about this until I see this on the PC where it belongs. I'm tired of this whole   "We’re pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas". So I take it your only fans are Xbox 360 players? NO!!! You don't give a shit about fans. You give a crap about the money that Microsoft is paying you.  You don't understand how pissed off I am about these companies saying their all about the fans when clearly all they care is the goddamn money they get from Microsoft. So fuck you Bethesda, fuck you. "
this !!!
Posted by crusader8463

Sigh... I was hoping this platform exclusive crap was done with. The PC is the platform to play this game on. I could not stand playing that game without the awesome mod community tweaking the game how I like.

Posted by Dustpan
@Garadon: 5-7 months was about the same time span as it was for Fallout 3.
Edited by jaks

I had to restart my game because of a corrupt save and restart again because I killed an NPC that makes the game lock up every time I enter the fucking city and Bethesda is like "Yeah, sucks to be you... HEY LOOK AT WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON INSTEAD OF FIXING OUR BROKEN ASS SHIT!"
 
My rage is a living entity of white hot fury.

Posted by bolognarock

Better be a beefy level cap extension. How bout to level 50?

Posted by 2HeadedNinja

No PC? No money ...

Posted by karatetron

Why don't they fix their game before releasing new stuff for it.

Posted by Doobit
@DystopiaX said:
" How will you load it? Can you use a completed game or have to Use a previous save? "
This is what I want to know. I haven't quite finished NV yet and I don't want to until I know it won't lock me out of the game. But hey plenty of side stuff to muck around with.
 
My guess is that this isn't a game extender and thtat will come a few DLCs in like last time. Otherwise I'm sure there would have been mention of it.
Posted by TheMasterDS

Yeah, those Brotherhood of Steel missions are rough.  I stopped playing the game at the point where it asked me to go into 3 incredibly well guarded vaults. Admittedly I stopped because I picked up super meat boy, but still.

Posted by dudeglove

Oh Jesus Christ, why do they even bother with this shitty DLC exclusive stuff. I'm not going to buy a goddamn console for one game.

Posted by hexx462
@TheMasterDS said:
" Yeah, those Brotherhood of Steel missions are rough.  I stopped playing the game at the point where it asked me to go into 3 incredibly well guarded vaults. Admittedly I stopped because I picked up super meat boy, but still. "
So you moved onto something even more frustrating?
Edited by Kinarion

I'm not one to take the actions of publishers and developers personally, but really, Bethesda, fuck off.   
 
If you don't want to support the PC, don't put your game out on the PC.  What you shouldn't do is put your game out on the PC and then give it half-assed support going forward. Or, and this is revelatory stuff here, how about a fucking warning when I'm about to buy the game?   
 
"If you have the choice, you should probably go ahead and buy this for the XBox."

Posted by steelknight2000

The Brotherhood missions were pretty easy ( I had explored Vault 34 earlier in the game). Except for the part where I chose the exact wrong dialogue options in the wrong order, bugging the characters and leaving me unable to start and finish the last mission. Amazing.

Posted by ryanwho

Is Bethesda actually making the DLC or are they just running PR? I thought this was Obsidian's mutant baby.

Posted by Undeadpool

Hope this comes to PC at some point, but I'm just glad to see DLC for New Vegas.

Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

I will sit quietly until the GOTY version is released on steam :)

Posted by metalsnakezero

Love my time from beginning to end in Fallout New Vegas. Now have more of a reason to go back again.

Posted by TheMasterDS
@hexx462 said:
" @TheMasterDS said:
" Yeah, those Brotherhood of Steel missions are rough.  I stopped playing the game at the point where it asked me to go into 3 incredibly well guarded vaults. Admittedly I stopped because I picked up super meat boy, but still. "
So you moved onto something even more frustrating? "
Yeah, basically. I like platformers though, and I'm good at them. Even beat just about all the hard world levels.
Posted by 27thRed_Martyr

Damn Microsoft and there bribes.

Posted by pfasshauer

can't wait...

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