Fallout: New Vegas + Poker = game heaven
Last night, I saw a shooting star and made a wish. I wished that Bethesda would bring the release date of Fallout: New Vegas forward and that somehow, two of my favourite pastimes, poker and playing Fallout 3 could somehow be combined into some kind of sublimely addictive game.
That was two wishes, the latter being an absurd contingency in case the Bethesda fairies felt that the former threatened to compromise the quality of New Vegas. I didn’t actually expect either to be granted, so how happy was I when the details of the Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s edition was sent to me today and I discovered that it contained my dream game? Jubliant – that’s how happy.
The Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s Edition includes seven “Lucky 7” poker chips, a recreation of the game’s highly coveted “Lucky 38” platinum chip and (hold onto you breeches poker fans): a fully customised Fallout: New Vegas deck of cards “uniquely illustrated to depict characters and factions found within the game.” Obsidian has even created a card game called “Caravan” that’s playable within New Vegas!
Oh yeah – you’ll also get prequel novel called “All Roads” written by designer Chris Avellone, the making of Fallout: New Vegas DVD and some kind of first-person RPG game for the 360, set in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. We forget what it’s called…
Read more about Fallout: New Vegas and the Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s edition on the official Fallout website.