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Big Fallout: New Vegas Patch Hits PS3, Other Platforms Next Week

I can't even think of something in New Vegas that isn't getting tweaked by this thing.

Fallout: New Vegas just got a lot better, at least on the PS3, since the comprehensive patch Bethesda announced in early November is now available on that platform. The Xbox 360 and Steam versions of the patch are due to hit at some point next week.

In November, Bethesda said that this patch would squash save file corruption bugs and address a "number of other issues being reported." In a new blog post, the publisher outlines what's been fixed and addressed. Save file corruption is indeed one of the "top" fixes alongside much-needed companion tweaks.  

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Here's the full list. Note that this is pretty much a head-to-toe patch, addressing nearly every important system and mechanic in the game. 
== TEASER ==Top fixes:
  • Companions now show up as waypoints on the map
  • Companions will always fast travel with you, unless told to wait or sent away
  • Fix: DLC error/save corruption
  • Fix: Entering the strip after Debt Collector causes crash and autosave corruption
  • Fix: Using Mojave Express dropbox can cause DLC warnings
  • Crafting menu now filters valid (bright) recipes to the top of the list
  • Weathered pistol no longer glitches when applying mods

In addition, this patch addresses issues with the following areas:
  • Pip-Boy Interface
  • Pre-Order DLC Items
  • Reputation System
  • Radio Stations
  • Companion fixes
  • Companion Quests
  • Repair Menu
  • Caravan
  • Weapons and Weapon Mods
  • Hardcore Mode
  • Perks
  • Skills
  • Crafting Recipes
  • Crafting Menu
  • Mojave Express
  • Chems/Addiction
  • Doctors
  • Vendors

And fixes for the following quests:
  • Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
  • By a Campfire on The Trail
  • They Went That-a-Way
  • My Kind of Town
  • Boulder City Showdown
  • Ring a Ding Ding!
  • King’s Gambit
  • For The Republic, Part 2
  • Render Unto Caesar
  • Et Tumor, Brute?
  • The House Always Wins
  • Wild Card
  • Beyond the Beef
  • GI Blues
  • How Little We Know
  • Oh My Papa
  • Still In The Dark
  • You’ll Know It When It Happens
  • Arizona Killer
  • Eureka!
  • Veni, Vidi, Vici
  • All or Nothing
  • No Gods, No Masters
  • Birds of a Feather
  • I Put A Spell On you
  • Come Fly With Me
  • That Lucky Old Sun
  • Don’t Make a Beggar of Me
  • The White Wash
  • Ghost Town Gunfight
  • Restoring Hope
  • Bleed Me Dry
  • Aba Daba Honeymoon
  • Tend To Your Business
  • Wang Dang Atomic Tango
  • Flags of Our Foul-Ups
  • Debt Collector
  • Talent Pool
  • Left My Heart
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Hard Luck Blues

Provided these fixes work as intended out in the wild, it appears as if we'll be able to start saying that New Vegas is simply "fun" instead of "buggy, but fun." Are there any PS3 owners out there who've tested this out? Have any of you been holding out on New Vegas until a patch like this hit?