i have said it before and i will say it again: i love game merch. love it. since bethesda quite clearly adores me, they have taken it upon themselves to provide me, and by extension the world, a special edition of fallout: new vegas. here’s some deets. should you buy the collector’s edition, you get the following (plus the game):
♠ “Lucky 7” poker chips. Each of the seven poker chips was designed to represent chips from the major casinos found on the New Vegas strip and throughout the Mojave Wasteland.
♠ A fully customized Fallout: New Vegas deck of cards. Each card in the pack has been uniquely illustrated to depict characters and factions found within the game. Use the cards to play poker, blackjack or Caravan, an original card game that was created by Obsidian especially for New Vegas!
♠ A recreation of the game’s highly coveted “Lucky 38” platinum chip.
♠ A hardcover graphic novel “All Roads”, that tells the story of some of the characters and events that lead up to Fallout: New Vegas. “All Roads” was written by Chris Avellone, the game’s creative director, and created in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics.
♠ ‘The Making of Fallout: New Vegas‘ DVD. This documentary DVD will contain exclusive video content, including interviews with the developers in which they take you from concept to creation and discuss topics such as story, setting, legacy of the Fallout franchise and more.
you’re welcome, everyone. as a special treat, i’m offering this text of a conversation i had with pete hines, vice president of PR and marketing. pete and i were classmates at a totally fictitious yet awesome school, and it’s nice that our bond has been nutured during the years. after he assured me that bethesda does not, in fact, have any access to my brain, i asked him what the fuck prompted bethesda to do this.
“we’re offering this very cool collector’s edition to give fans the opportunity to own some of the items that they’ll discover while playing fallout: new vegas,” said my buddy pete. “we are also expanding their experience with the game by including a top-notch graphic novel worthy of the fallout name and a dvd that gives them a behind-the-scenes look at how the game was created.”