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The Fallout 3 DLC Party Just Don't Stop

Bethesda's got two more downloadable content packs for its nuclear RPG, plus some good news for PS3 owners.

Giant '50s-looking robots for everyone!
Giant '50s-looking robots for everyone!
With less than two weeks to go until E3, Bethesda went ahead and confirmed some recent rumors about more Fallout 3 DLC. Confirmed: there's more Fallout 3 DLC! Here's their pitch on the two new add-ons.

  • Point Lookout - Explore a massive new swampland area filled with new quests and content.
  • Mothership Zeta - The aliens have returned, and they’re pissed. Experience an alien abduction first hand and find out if you’re tough enough to survive.

We're looking at late June and late July respectively for these updates on Xbox Live and Games For Windows Live, both priced at 800 points ($10).

But wait, there's more! PlayStation 3 owners already got their Fallout 3 trophies via a patch, and now they can finally look forward to all this DLC rolling their way as well. The first pack, Operation Anchorage, will hit the PlayStation Network in late June, with The Pitt and Broken Steel rolling out four to six weeks apart after that. Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta will then follow sometime after the first trio is out.

This seems like great news to me overall. On the one hand, you could spend over $100 playing everything Fallout 3 when all is said and done. But really, there's no better place to nestle new quest content than the sprawling framework of a massive Bethesda RPG, and this piecemeal expansion format is a pretty neat way to turn an already great retail game into an ongoing episodic experience.

Also, it will ensure that Vinny can keep bringing up Fallout 3 on the Bombcast until the end of time.

Lastly, if you haven't played Fallout 3 at all yet (like me--crap), Bethesda closes with the news that a "Game of the Year" edition will be hitting all platforms in October at standard retail pricing ($60 on consoles, $50 on PC) that contains the base game and all five of these packs. That's so much content, it almost feels like this year's version of The Orange Box.
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