Bethesda Urges Users to Decline New Vegas Update

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Bethesda Urges Users to Decline New Vegas Update

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Bethesda doesn't want you to download the latest update for New Vegas until it's put out a fix for it.

Hot on the heels of the news that Obsidian's patch for Fallout: New Vegas has made the game unplayable for just about everyone, Bethesda has officially stated that it's working on fixing things. Oh, and it's also telling users to decline accepting the update.

According to a post on the bethesda blog, the game's developers have found what's causing the problem and will be putting out a new patch soon:

"Regarding the Xbox 360 update, we've discovered a solution to the issue that's causing problems with game saves," it read. "We'll be hosting a replacement update on Xbox Live as soon as humanly possible.

"If you haven't grabbed the New Vegas update on 360 today, we recommend you decline the update until the new one is live. We'll be sure to let you know when it's up."

Fallout: New Vegas has earned a reputation for being enjoyable, but broken. The fact that an update designed to fix the game wreaked this much havoc is pretty ironic. To quote John Funk: "On some level I can't help but find it funny in its absurdity at this point. Even when Obsidian tries to fix the game, it breaks it."

Source: Eurogamer

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Ummm... wasn't it automatic for Steam users?

Oh, my bad. Missread the post a bit.

GAH! Don't download the fix until we have a fix for our fix!

You know you suck at coding games when you need to update your updates.

dragongit:
Ummm... wasn't it automatic for Steam users?

vansau:

"Regarding the Xbox 360 update, we've discovered a solution to the issue that's causing problems with game saves," it read. "We'll be hosting a replacement update on Xbox Live as soon as humanly possible.

"If you haven't grabbed the New Vegas update on 360 today, we recommend you decline the update until the new one is live. We'll be sure to let you know when it's up."

Did I answer your question?

dragongit:
Ummm... wasn't it automatic for Steam users?

It's not broken for PC users. That's the update; the game is buggy as fuck.
EDIT: Also, first post asking an easily answered question: i suggest you edit your post before you're quoted by even more people.

dragongit:
Ummm... wasn't it automatic for Steam users?

They said 360, so I think PS3 and PC players are in the clear...

dragongit:
Ummm... wasn't it automatic for Steam users?

The problem only affects the Xbox 360 version. PC users have nothing to worry about.

Fun game, Too bad it's riddled with fucking bugs STILL.

Wow, great solution if you don't want to be in parties and talking to your friends while you're gaming.

Played it fine last night.
All smiles and sunshine on the PC front.

Oh, f-word!
I haven't had any problems yet, but this makes me hesitate to go back to my console.
Guess I'll just have to play Portal 2 in the meantime.

Such a shame. Obsidian just can not get its act together, not through the many years of disappointments, the numerous publishers it tried to shove blame on, just can't do it.

EllEzDee:

dragongit:
Ummm... wasn't it automatic for Steam users?

It's not broken for PC users. That's the update; the game is buggy as fuck.

Badumtish.

OT: Well, good to know...even though I haven't played New Vegas in ages...I really should though, need to finish it some time xD

How can i decline and update that i already updated?

Seriously HOW did this game not get panned by critics for the bug issues?

Oh look, a Bethesda patch fucked something up.

There's a shocker. You know Bethesda, if your going to take on the task of QA for an Obsidian game, you really need to be on the ball. And you haven't been on the ball with the last few games you made. I really shouldn't be surprised, but damn, its just ridiculous.

And yes, I know Obsidian developed this, but Bethesda handled the QA and I'm pretty sure is handling the patches(either testing them or making them themselves) while Obsidian does the DLC.

Wait until we get something to fix our fix, then download both fixes!

Bethesda I am dissapoint...

Captcha: Rdmist coldness,

Yes Captcha, we should treat them with coldness.

How the fuck does this even work? I don't know how they screwed this game up so badly at this point, I'm amazed that it got praised and awarded despite being a buggy fucking mess, but whatever.

There's an Xzibit joke in here somewhere.

And this is a prime example of why I uninstalled the game after managing to finish it.

"Yo dawg, I heard you like coding, so we coded an update in your game so you can update while you update!"

Wow. That is a spectacular failure. Train-wreck proportions.

Slappybob:
How can i decline and update that i already updated?

Seriously HOW did this game not get panned by critics for the bug issues?

Trogdor1138:
How the fuck does this even work? I don't know how they screwed this game up so badly at this point, I'm amazed that it got praised and awarded despite being a buggy fucking mess, but whatever.

Same could be said for Fallout 3. And Oblivion.

Especially Oblivion.

Jumwa:
Such a shame. Obsidian just can not get its act together, not through the many years of disappointments, the numerous publishers it tried to shove blame on, just can't do it.

Bethesda handled the testing with New Vegas. And yes, I am well aware of the fact that that is no improvement at all.

Looks like New Vegas rolled all lemons!

But when will they release a fix for their fix for their fix?

Why doesn't someone buy Obsidian and fire everyone except its writers? And maybe some of the artists who design environments? It's pretty clear that those guys are the only ones with even a remote bit of talent.

With Fallout 3 i had some issues like getting stuck on machines, or Deathclaws hitting an invisible wall and flying off Team Rocket style, but nothing like this.

If what i think happens this will be the 3rd time that I have played 20 hours plus on a game and lost the save.

God dammit... Let me see if I can get this right.

The update for fixing the broken save game came out and as it turns out, the update to fix it has instead made it completely unplayable.

If you automatically downloaded it, you're screwed, but if you hold off on downloading it, the developers will fix the fix...

Obsidian. Why.

Buggy Bethesda update. That's a new one.

tehweave:
God dammit... Let me see if I can get this right.

The update for fixing the broken save game came out and as it turns out, the update to fix it has instead made it completely unplayable.

If you automatically downloaded it, you're screwed, but if you hold off on downloading it, the developers will fix the fix...

Obsidian. Why.

Bethesda gave them an already buggy-ass engine to work with. An engine that Obsidian has not used before. Combine that, along with the fact that Bethesda handled the testing of the game. And we all know how well they test their games, which is not very well.

And well, yeah. Considering the circumstances, this was bound to happen.

I was probably going to start New Vegas again during the summer.
So, the new patch will be out by then, right?
I certainly hope so...

"We saw how you liked bugs so we decided to put some more in the patch made to fix bugs."
-some obsidian representative.

I haven't downloaded the update though. But what ticks me off is Honest Hearts is going to take more till release.

Figures. Well, I guess I've been lucky with a relatively smooth play experience but I can see how freaking annoying this would be for people on Xbox.

Does Obsidian test anything they make before releasing it? I was willing to let the KOTOR II fiasco slide because they had an unreasonable deadline from LucasArts, but this is getting rather ridiculous. They make great games, don't get me wrong, but a lot of them are marred by glitches that could've been fixed with a little play testing...

I'm tempted to say if it ain't broke, don't try and fix it, but it was pretty broken in the first place. I think this minor mistake can be summarised by: "Yo dawg, I herd you like bugs, so we put bugs in yo bug so you can crash while you crash."
Wait, people are still playing New Vegas? Get back to Portal 2, silly people!

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