I have just started playing Fallout New Vegas on PC (thanks to the Steam Sales, wooo) but am coming up against a technical issue. Every time I launch the game, and go to play from the launcher, the game will crash at the Bethesda logo screen. However if I launch again not long after the game runs fine. Is this a common issue and what can I do to resolve it?
Also, I have now got to the stage of requiring help from towns folk to repell the chain gang explosive guys, are there any good side missions to do to level up before taking this on?