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A thread for discussing the DLC(s) for New Vegas.

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Beth received multiple requests to release an MP3 of the Dead Money song "Begin Again". An internal Obsidian production. Listen to it here

http://bethblog.com/...to-begin-again/

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Justin Bell - Music/text setting
Chris Avellone - Lyrics
Mike Dowling - Lyrics
Stephanie DeBrule - Vocal

Interview



What were some of your inspirations for the song?


Mikey Dowling: For me it was how sorrowful Justin’s music was that inspired the tone of the lyrics. I’m sure he could elaborate more on his end, but in terms of the lyrics, I knew Vera’s story and I knew that Chris had wanted the song to contain the words “begin again,” and “to let go,” somewhere within. I ended up listening to Justin’s song on repeat for a bit and came up with lyrics that I felt would not only capture what Chris had been looking for, but also capture something that could feel as though it would fit in an old Hollywood film.

Justin Bell: Easy – Chopin’s prelude in E minor. I was trying to go for an early 20th century post-romantic sound that fit the period. I didn’t want it to sound too modern, which is why I choose to write the piece on the piano as it’s a timeless instrument. When going for the vocal style, I was thinking Judy Garland — someone with clear diction.

Is this the first time your girlfriend, Stephanie, has sung in an Obsidian game?


Yes it is, actually. She just started here at Obsidian in late July of last year and we found out that she used to do musical theatre when she was younger. When it came time to temp out how the song would work in the game, we turned to Steph. We were so happy with how the song turned out that we wanted to keep it in the game and decided to do a “reverse Disney” and cast someone based on Steph’s singing voice so when the player heard Christine talk in the game, then heard Vera’s song it wouldn’t feel disjointed.

Any plans for a duet?


Ha! Depends on the demands of the product and the time available. Until then, Steph and I will continue to rock random karaoke bars.



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Just release it for the PC already.

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^^

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please release them on pc


is there anything else to discuss at this point?

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I refuse to acknowledge the existence of this DLC until it is released for the PC.

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Release is so long ago that I don't really want to play it anymore now. It's funny, because I was pretty hyped up first but thanks to this long waiting time, I've cooled down.

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Who would buy a particular console because of the titles exclusive to it ; most everyone. Who would buy a particular console for access to a DLC ; no one.

See, this is what I don't understand about all of this.

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not to mention the exclusivity of the dlc was announced AFTER the title was released, making it absolutely useless from any potential marketing perspective.

i can only hope that this decision is reviewed at a later time and gets thrown into the horse armor bin of "never again"

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I refuse to acknowledge the existence of this DLC until it is released for the PC.

There's a DLC? :)

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One can only assume it was some marketing deal with MS. No other reason to limit your audience. Unless the cost of doing a pc version was too much to bother with?

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One can only assume it was some marketing deal with MS. No other reason to limit your audience. Unless the cost of doing a pc version was too much to bother with?

They have a timed MS exclusive deal going, just like they had for FO3, except this time it's exclusive for x360, instead of exclusively boning ps3 like they did last time. I said this before, this means that Beth is taking MS's money instead of mine, not in addition to it. :ninja:

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Who the hell bought the 360 version of FNV anyways? Ive never heard of anyone

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I did, it was great.

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I know it may be too late. It seems like it's very easy to remove the quest compass in the PC version. Could Obsidian add such a option for Hardcore mode with the upcoming DLC for the console version? That's something I would reeally appreciate. >_<

Edited by Bendu, 28 January 2011 - 03:38 AM.


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Who the hell bought the 360 version of FNV anyways? Ive never heard of anyone

You missed out on the best version! :shifty:

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PC sales are like 10%, rule of thumb, and it's killing the quality of PC releases.

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i thought someone did some sleuthing and found that pc sales were more like 30% of the sales for New Vegas? or was that bogus?

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Someone may have done some estimates, but I never believed it. Actually we don't know what NV sales were, there's only the 5 million shipped announcement, I haven't seen anything else official.

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it's one thing I don't understand about steam and pc sales in general, it seems impossible to determine what proportion of games are sold on the platform, and yet more and more games are being ported to PC, which makes me think that despite piracy concerns, there is still a significant amount of money to be made by releasing games on PC.

oh well, i guess if I really wanted to know I could quit my job and aggressively pursue employment at valve...




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