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.

Fuck Mainstream Gaming

March 8, 2009

I agree 100% with everything in this post at Eegra. Here’s a snippet.

The point is, don’t worry about those fucking expensive games. Fuck ‘em. They’re probably shit, and even if they aren’t, fuck ‘em – spend that money on a trip overseas.

Destructoid posted a little article on how Ensemble, developers of Halo Wars, is claiming that their console control scheme is going to be better than a mouse and keyboard. This is a plain lie, and in many circles is also called “bullshit.” Ensemble is going out of business as soon as Halo Wars is released, and any employees are being paid extra to stay onboard. This sounds like just some “clever” PR move to try and sell as many copies as they can to lessen the financial damages caused by closing a studio.

Not to be a skeptic of console gaming, but I highly doubt that this will be that magic game that finally revolutionizes console RTSes…keep looking.