0verhyped

Less than amusing ramblings from a jaded former gamer.

Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Vegas Giveaway Results

"This is going straight up my nose."

Ring-a-Ding-Ding

The winner of the 0verhyped New Vegas Giveaway is John Weeren, who wrote the following piece of music for his submission.

Thanks John. As the winner you’ll be receiving the replica Platinum Chip included in the collector’s edition of Fallout: New Vegas. He was also set to receive a copy of New Vegas, but in light of the fact he doesn’t own a gaming system that can play it, he’ll simply be compensated for what a new copy of the game would be worth. The runner-up received digital copies of Fallout 1 & 2 from GoG.com as a consolation prize.

I’ll be taking a break from 0verhyped through the rest of December. So I wish everyone a premature Happy New Year.

Jaded X Gamer’s Mini-Guides for New Vegas and the Mojave Wasteland Part 7: Role-Playing Suggestions

I walk these streets, a loaded six string on my back I play for keeps, 'cause I might not make it back I been everywhere, and I'm standing tall I've seen a million faces an I've rocked them all!

“I’m the nearsighted samurai guitarist of legend! Also, I apparently don’t own a razor.”

A.K.A. SOME DIFFERENT WAYS TO APPROACH FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS

So for my last mini-guide I’ve got some role-playing suggestions for anyone interested. Obviously part of the fun of a role-playing game is playing different roles, and today I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite ways to play Fallout: New Vegas. From cyborg ninja to destroyer of the Mojave, you can have a lot of fun on replays by trying some different play styles.

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Jaded X Gamer’s Mini-Guides for New Vegas and the Mojave Wasteland Part 6: Location, Location, Location

Be sure to stop off in the gift shop before you go. The dinosaur tends to get a little, edgy, when people don’t…

A.K.A. MOJAVE TOURIST HOT SPOTS

So if you’ve been reading my mini-guides and I haven’t done too terrible a job of writing them (I did only finally start spelling “Mojave” correctly yesterday), you should have a pretty good grasp on what to expect from the Mojave. (See, it only took me two weeks to spell that right.)

Anyways, at this point I think I’m less inclined to educate (probably a good idea considering my crappy spelling) and more inclined to recommend. This guide is more of a tour brochure that points out some of my favorite locations in the Mojave.

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Free Copy of Fallout: New Vegas Still Up for Grabs

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag and the New California Republic for which it stands, one nation irradiated, with cool dusters and brahmin burgers for all."

Be honest, you totally want that guy’s outfit now, don’t you?

CONTEST ENDED ON DEC. 16 2012. THIS POST LEFT FOR POSTERITY. RESULTS HERE.

Taking a short break from writing my New Vegas mini-guides I figured I’d just remind everyone real quick that I’m running a contest in which I’m giving away a copy of Fallout: New Vegas – Ultimate Edition and the replica platinum poker chip that came with the collector’s edition. The contests ends this Sunday (Dec. 16th) at Midnight, so you’ve got a working week from the time I’m writing this to enter.

You can find all the rules and details here, but basically I’m asking you to invent an anecdote about what you would do if a nuclear war was about to break out. You can be goofy or dramatic or anything you like. Feel free to present it in pretty much any art form that can be seen or heard over the internet. Written story, video, photoshop image, song, whatever you want. Just send your entries to JadedXGamer@gmail.com.

If you’ve never played Fallout: New Vegas you can learn a little more about it in the mini-guides I’ve been posting here. I’d recommend starting with my most recent one, which will give you an idea of the story and characters present in New Vegas. Or you could just enter the contest and maybe win a free copy to try it for yourself. Seeing as I’m a little no name blog, there will be almost no competition!

Jaded X Gamer’s Mini-Guides for New Vegas and the Mojave Wasteland Part 5: People, Places & Abominations

Sadly, at no point do these people knock over a casino.

A Crazy Crew of Conflicted Companions Committed to a Curious Courier!

A.K.A. MEETING A MENAGERIE OF THE MOJAVE’S MOST MEMORABLE MEMBERS

Today’s mini-guide covers the characters and creatures of New Vegas. At this point I’ve discussed getting on your feet, where those feet can take you, how to destroy and how to build, if only to fund further destruction. Today I’ll be giving everyone some info on the ruling powers of the Mojave, a list of all your possible companions and some advice on dealing with the various fauna the Mojave produces. Let’s get started.

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Jaded X Gamer’s Mini-Guides for New Vegas and the Mojave Wasteland Part 4: Scavenging, Trading & Crafting

My wealth allows me to defy gravity!

You too can make so much money that people are repulsed by your very presence in three easy steps!

A.K.A. HOW TO MAKE MONEY (AND A LOT OF OTHER THINGS)

So moving on from how to destroy things in the Mojave, let’s talk today on making things. Making money, making food, making drugs, making trouble. Running around and fighting stuff is great but sometimes you’ll need to stop long enough to resupply, which is what today’s mini-guide is devoted to.

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Jaded X Gamer’s Mini-Guides for New Vegas and the Mojave Wasteland Part 3: Learning How To Fight

It's a trick... Get an axe.

Well I’m pretty sure he’s already dead, but beating the remains into a fine red mist can’t hurt!

A.K.A. HOW TO KILL THE EVERLOVING SHIT OUT OF THINGS

So you can’t resolve every situation your encounter in the Mojave peacefully, and truth be told, most of us probably wouldn’t want to anyways. It’s important to know how to defend yourself when things get hairy. There’s no negotiating with a deathclaw (unless they’re those super intelligent deathclaws from Fallout 2, but that’s besides the point).

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Jaded X Gamer’s Mini-Guides for New Vegas and the Mojave Wasteland Part 2: Exploration & Questing

We are not lost, I know what I'm doing.

Let’s see, does the north road lead right to the strip or a quarry full of deathclaws? I always forget.

A.K.A. EXPLORING THE MOJAVE WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE A TOURIST

Anyways, my first mini-guide just covered some basic planning for your character, now it’s time to take them into the world and put them to good (or evil) use. The Mojave wasteland is a fairly big place and there’s a lot to see and do. Today I’m going to cover how to explore the wastes in (relative) safety, how to get the most out of certain skills and some tips for making quests as enjoyable as possible.

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