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Report: Obsidian Entertainment hit with layoffs

RPG game developer Obsidian Entertainment is laying off workers if Twitter pages from current and former team members are to be believed. VG247.com reports that at least two Twitter pages from Obsidian team members state they have been laid off, including one team member who has been at the developer 11 years and survived seven previous layoffs.

Obsidian shipped Fallout New Vegas last year to reportedly solid sales and will release Dungeon Siege III in mid-June. It's currently unknown exactly how many team members have been affected in this new wave of layoffs. We have emailed Obsidian to get more information on these developments.

New Fallout New Vegas PC patch released

As promised a couple of weeks ago, a new patch for the PC version of Fallout New Vegas has been released via Steam. The 1.3 patch for the post-apocalypse role playing game has a ton of balance changes for many of the game's weapons along with various "optimizations and stability improvements." As an example, the patch makes the SMGs, the Assault Carbine, and the LMG more accurate.

The patch should be a precursor to the next paid downloable mini-expansion for the Obsidian Entertainment-developed game. While publisher Bethesda Softworks has yet to confirm this, the title of the next DLC should be called Honest Hearts, according to a recently leaked trailer for the DLC.

Fallout New Vegas to get major new patch soon

It's been a while since the PC version of Fallout New Vegas has gotten a patch update but that will soon be changing. In a post on the RPG's official message boards, Bethesda Softworks' Jason Bergman wrote that a major new patch for the game is on its way.

What's in the patch? Bergman wrote, "First and foremost, optimizations and stability improvements. While there are bug fixes, our core focus was on improving stability and performance." There will also be some "weapon balance tweaks and other requested fixes." The PC version will likely get the patch first. Meanwhile the second big DLC for the game is now completed, according to Bergman and we should get the official release date soon as well.

[Via Blue's News]

Rumor: Next Fallout New Vegas DLC revealed?

The second of four planned mini-expansion packs for Fallout New Vegas may have been revealed prematurely. The Fallout fan site Duck and Cover claims it has gotten some images from the next DLC's trailer which it says is title "Honest Hearts." If true that hopefully means that the official reveal for the DLC is pretty close.

Publisher Bethesda Softworks released the first DLC for the post apocalypse themed RPG, Dead Money, for the Xbox 360 late in 2010. It was finally released for the PC nearly two months later. All of the other three planned DLC releases are planned to be released for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 at around the same time.

Review: Fallout New Vegas - Dead Money

Whether it's facing marauding slavers, taking on hulking super mutants, or going toe-to-toe with giant mutant bugs, Fallout players should be well accustomed to dealing with mortal danger lurking around every corner. So describing Fallout New Vegas - Dead Money as one of the most dangerous adventures to date will probably be met with some skepticism. As the first DLC expansion to Fallout New Vegas, it's designed for level 20 characters or above. Players follow a radio signal promoting the grand opening of the Sierra Madre resort and casino and end up getting sprayed with knockout gas and stripped of all belongings except for a single weapon and a bomb locked around your neck. You wake up just in time to meet the projected image of a scribe named Father Elijah threaten to detonate the bomb unless you run a heist centuries in the making.

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Fallout New Vegas Dead Money PC released

Fallout New Vegas PC fans can finally access the first official DLC mini-expansion for the post-apocalypse RPG. The expansion, Dead Money, is now available to purchase and download via Steam for $9.99. The expansion, which was originally released for the Xbox 360 back in December, has a bit of an Ocean's Eleven vibe to it as your character and three other NPCs are forced by someone else to break into the Sierra Madre Casino and take its "treasure".

This is the first of four planned DLC mini-expansions planned for Fallout New Vegas. The other three will be released for all three of the game's platforms at the same time so no more timed exclusives.

Fallout New Vegas Dead Money trailer isn't quite Ocean's Eleven

With the PC version of Dead Money now confirmed we can now show the trailer for the first of four planned downloadable mini-expansions for 2010's RPG Fallout New Vegas. The DLC, which is due out on February 22, has you teaming up very reluctantly with three other characters to rob a treasure at a casino vault.

And when we say "reluctantly" we mean it. Apparently the person in charge of this heist has set you and your companions up with a bomb that will explode if you don't do what your new boss says. We wonder how Danny Ocean would have handled this.

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Fallout New Vegas PC video shows game controlled through different means

Customizable controls, believe it or not, are not always found even in modern PC games. But they can certainly be of great help for PC gamers with disabilities. The perfect example of this is shown in the above YouTube clip of a man named Gareth. He's playing the PC port of the post-apocalypse RPG Fallout New Vegas without the use of hands.

Gareth cannot make use of his hands but still wants to play PC games which normally requires the use of a mouse and keyboard. In the video you can see how he can play the Obsidian Entertainment-developed game with just the mouse controlled by his own head. It certainly shows that having features like customizable controls and other features can let a wide variety of people enjoy gaming.

[Via Kotaku]

Fallout New Vegas Dead Money DLC expansion comes to PC February 22

After being released first for the Xbox 360 console, publisher Bethesda Softworks has announced that the first downloadable mini-expansion pack for the 2010 released RPG Fallout New Vegas is finally coming to the PC. The DLC, titled Dead Money, is due out on February 22 via Steam and Direct2Drive.

Dead Money takes place in the Sierra Madre Casino where your character must team up with other to claim and take the casino's legendary treasure. Pricing for the DLC was not announced but the Xbox 360 version was 800 Microsoft points (about $10). In addition, Bethesda Softworks announced that three more DLC packs for the game will be released "in the coming months" that will be released for the PC and other platforms at the same time.

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - January 21

Wow. Yet another busy day for PC gaming. I know there's a lot of people who are highly skeptical of what Duke Nukem Forever will be like when its finally released. Personally we just want to shoot things and laugh at the inappropriate jokes. If it can deliver on those low expectations we will be happy.

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