Bethesda is currently working with Microsoft to remove Fallout 3’s new expansion, The Pitt. Players of both the PC and Xbox versions are reporting rainbow textured raiders, and an abundance of floating exclamation points in the new DLC. Bethesda is blaming the screwups on “corrupted” files, but my guess is that they simply rushed the product and didn’t think anyone would notice.

I wasn’t really looking forward to The Pitt anyways, as the last DLC to be released for Fallout 3 was Operation Anchorage, which took place inside a virtual reality simulator. Now, to me, placing your expansion inside a VR world just screams “I’m too lazy to actually write a storyline that will actually impact the game world,” and I passed on that, but The Pitt is supposed to take place in the real Fallout 3 world. I hoped that maybe this expansion wouldn’t be a rushed piece of shit, too, but I will be avoiding this, and probably any further Fallout 3 expansions like the plague.

I don’t know why I came to expect anything else from the same people that brought us all horse armor.

Bethesda has released modding tools for Fallout 3. I, for one, am particularly excited, because I think the writing of Fallout 3 is definitely its worst quality. The quests and scenarios they put forth just seemed unreasonable, and, at times, quite ridiculous.

The tools have pretty extensive documentation, it looks like, and I really have to applaud Bethesda on at least getting this right. There is a lot of information on their wiki, as well as a few tutorial videos. I am downloading it as I write this, and will hopefully be posting some creations soon.