The latest installment of the Fallout series set in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. Developed by Obsidian and published by Bethesda.

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Is Sunset Sarsaparilla food?

Specifically regarding the Desert Survivalist achievement (trophy in PS3 parlance): Does Sunset Sarsaparilla count as food toward the requirement to "heal 10,000 points of damage with food?"
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How do you play custom music on the radio?

How do you play custom music on the radio in Fallout 3 and/or Fallout: New Vegas?
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Do companions' weapons degrade in Fallout: New Vegas?

It was claimed in this comment that companions' weapons don't degrade in Fallout: New Vegas. Is that true? What about companions' armor? Does the difficulty of the game influence this? What about ...
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Are items that disappear from Fallout: New Vegas companion inventories lost forever?

Twice now, I've completed a side quest in Fallout: New Vegas, received a unique weapon, given that weapon to one of my companions and then had the weapon disappear completely from the game. Is there a ...
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Can you finish the game siding with Caesar as a woman?

As is fairly well-documented, Caesar's Legion is extremely sexist -- women do not serve his armies, are subservient to men in all ways, etc. So my question is, if you are playing New Vegas as a ...
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Mouse acting strange ingame, screen rotates on right mouse move

ok so when i'm ingame (fullscreen) when I hold the right mouse button to zoom in with the scope on a weapon and then move the mouse to align it with a target, the screen just flips 90° in any ...
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Both Fallout 3: Game of the Year and Fallout: New Vegas crash when I try to create a new game

I have a problem with Fallout 3 GOTY and with Fallout : New Vegas, both Steam version. Fallout 3 GOTY crashes as soon as I try to create a New game, while Fallout : New Vegas crashes immediately after ...
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Friendly artillery fire from the Boomers

I managed to avoid the Boomer artillery fire and speak with their leader. They promised not to fire on me any more, and I already performed a quest for them and have a reputation of "accepted" with ...
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Is there any advantage to the PIMP-Boy 3 Billion?

I just got a PIMP-Boy 3 Billion. Aside from the fact that it looks a little cooler, if really gaudy, is there any advantage to using it instead of my old PIP-Boy 3000, or vice versa?
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How much NCR infamy do I gain from arming ARCHIMEDES?

According to The Vault, arming ARCHIMEDES will kill all the NCR troops stationed at HELIOS-I. While that is a regrettable consequence, I really (really) want Euclid's C-Finder. So when this ...
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How do I heal crippled companions, preferably without wasting supplies or caps?

Veronica got a bit crippled by the boomer artillery, now she's limping around and being all melodramatic, making me promise to bury her in a nice dress. I'm not playing hardcore mode. I slept in my ...
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What are the exact triggers for initiating companion quests in Fallout: New Vegas?

Until now I've only triggered Veronica's companion quest. I'd like to see the other now, so I'm curious about the exact trigger for initiating the companion quests. Do I only have to have them with ...
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Is it possible to kill everyone or are some NPCs unkillable?

Is it possible to kill every last person (and non-person) in Fallout New Vegas? Or are some NPCs unkillable? Not that I would advocate or condone such a monstrous action, just idle curiosity.
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When is the latest I can kill Mr. House?

Considering that I'm going the Wild Card: Change in Management path, when is the latest I can kill Mr. House? I've made sure to acquire and turn in all seven snow globes. Yes Man is waiting patiently ...
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Can I safely finish Volare if I plan on doing Change in Management?

The title pretty much says it all. On the one hand, the Boomers are freakin' nuts. On the other, I'm guessing that raising that bomber out of the lake and watching it rain fiery death over the Legion ...
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Are there ANY “good guys” in the Mojave Wasteland?

I'm 100+ hours in to my first playthrough of Fallout: New Vegas, and I'm getting to the point where I will soon have to "make a choice" regarding the future of the Wasteland. Until I met Yes-Man (I ...
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Where can I get enough cards to play a game of Caravan?

I don't know much about the game, but I know that I need 30 cards to play, and I can't have the same card from the same casino twice in my deck. Where can I get many of them? I really want to play ...
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Can your companions die?

I've heard of some companions not leveling with the Courier, and being killed as a result. But every time my companions are beaten senseless, they end up merely unconscious. Can companions die? If ...
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How can I Isolate the Brotherhood virus?

How can I fix the Brotherhood of Steel virus inside the computer-lab?
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What's the best choice to make when in Mr. House's bunker?

In New Vegas, when in Mr. House's bunker, what is the best choice to make, when thinking of future gaming? Destroying the bunker, or helping Mr. House?
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How does Red Lucy react to women?

I just beat the mission, "Bleed Me Dry," and Red Lucy had her little When Harry Met Sally moment. What I'm wondering is, does that outcome change if you are playing as a woman? As a man with the ...
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Is the Atomic Wrangler necessary for The Courier Who Broke the Bank?

OK, I just got the Courier Who Broke the Bank achievement, having taken just a hair over 15,000 caps from the Ultra-Luxe. (I have a lot of patience, and like blackjack.) Thing is, I'd already broken ...
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Can I still get a key to the hotel room after Boone joins me?

Already found out who the culprit was and donned the special hat during a stroll out in front of the dinosaur, now after a dialogue with Boone he has joined me. Question remains, how can I get a key ...
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Which chems are addictive?

Specifically, I'm wondering about Turbo, Cateye and Hydra. Are any of them addictive? If so, what's the chance of getting addicted? I've been holding onto these chems, but selling the ones I'm used ...
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Are skill magazines cumulative?

Are the effects granted by skill magazines cumulative? By that, I mean, if I read two of the same magazine, do I get +20 (+40 with the Comprehension perk, which I have) as my skill bonus?
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Is it possible to reach Max Stats in Fallout: New Vegas?

Starting SPECIAL STR 5, PER 5, END 5, CHA 1, INT 10, AGL 5, LUK 9 (Same as 10 when it comes to skill points) Now you can improve your SPECIAL stats in the following ways; STR: +1 Implant PER: +1 ...
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Can you get your own house?

I was wondering if you can get your own house in Fallout: New Vegas like you did in Fallout 3?
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What are some options for finding my lost companion Veronica, besides a manual search?

I've just lost my companion Veronica, she's nowhere to be found. I did not tell her to stop following me, she just dissapeared at some point. I've looked in front of the Lucky 38 and at the trading ...
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Which sniper build is useful in close-range situations but does not rely on VATS?

I noticed that VATS is much less powerful in Fallout New Vegas than it was in Fallout 3. I only use it at nearly point-blank range, at anything else it seems much worse than what I can shoot manually ...
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I am having trouble interacting with the Brotherhood

Im having a bit of a problem. I did the still in the dark mission, talked to the elder who said that lockdown will be over. I received 1000 xp. Then I went to Hardin telling that he could knock out ...
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VATS damage reduction in Fallout New Vegas

In Fallout 3, during VATS you had 90% damage reduction. In Fallout New Vegas this seems to be considerably reduced. Is it known how big the damage reduction is now, or has it been removed entirely?
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Are there any bonuses to making your own ammo?

Is there a benefit to crafting your own ammo in Fallout: New Vegas? At first I wanted to do it, then I quickly got bored with it, and now its pretty much the LAST thing I want to do in the game. ...
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What do all of the Melee/Unarmed special attacks in V.A.T.S. do?

Once you have sufficient Melee/Unarmed skill, you unlock additional, special attacks with those combat skills, both in and out of VATS (to use them out of VATS, you need to do a power attack - hold ...
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What does agility affect in Fallout New Vegas?

I've read a lot of conflicting information about what the agility SPECIAL stat does in the game. The factors it affects I've read, of which some are almost certainly false are the following: Total ...
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Fallout New Vegas quits to desktop with no error message

Just installed Fallout New Vegas. After some time of game play the game just quit to Desktop without any error messages. Can someone point me directions on why this is happening and how can I fix it? ...
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What are the keys to a successful melee and/or unarmed build in Fallout: New Vegas?

I'm curious to know if anyone has tried melee and/or unarmed builds in Fallout: New Vegas. What are the stats, skills, perks, equipment, and tactics that you used to make this a feasible character ...
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How do I contact the Brotherhood of Steel?

Am having a bit of difficulty trying to get in contact with the Brotherhood of Steel. Have found Hidden Valley and looked in all the bunkers but still nothing. Are they triggered by a particular ...
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What are the exact effects of firing a weapon if you don't meet the strength and skill requirements?

Each weapon has a strength requirement and a skill requirement, but you can still fire them anyway. As an example the Anti-Materiel Rifle needs 100 Guns skill and a strength of 8 to use. I've read ...
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When is the latest I can complete the Wild Card quests?

Let's say I'm working the various quests in New Vegas, and am currently in the early stages of both The House Always Wins and the Wild Card quests. What is the latest point in The House Always Wins ...
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How do I get Power Armor training in Fallout New Vegas?

I've found some power armor, but I can't use it yet without training. I assumed that the Brotherhood of Steel would train me, if they like me enough. I've completed the Brotherhood of Steel quest ...
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Is the Endurance implant “free?”

By this, I mean, the Endurance implant gives you +1 Endurance. The number of implants you can buy is limited by your Endurance score. Does the +1 you get from this implant allow you to get an extra ...
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Can I keep using DLC on a borrowed Xbox 360?

I pre-ordered Fallout: New Vegas from GameStop and got the Classic Pack DLC as a "reward." I own a 360 Arcade and don't have an Xbox Live account. My girlfriend owns a 360 Elite and has a silver Live ...
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What are the rules of Caravan?

I've listened to Ringo explain the game, I've read the explanation in-game, but honestly, it doesn't make any sense to me. What card can I play when and why? What do the face cards do? I'm sure it's ...
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What affects Blackjack gameplay in Fallout: New Vegas?

What specifics do we know, if any, about the blackjack implementation in Fallout New Vegas? Specifically: How does luck modify the game? (Does it modify the odds of you getting a card you need, one ...
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Are there stealth boy side effects?

Specifically, is The Courier subject to stealth boy abuse? I've actually been very hesitant to use stealth boys in New Vegas because of what they did to the nightkin -- and my fear that they might do ...
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Hated with the Legion early in the game - Do i have to restart?

Entered Nipton, met Vulpes, heard his speech. Decided that he had to die, so had Dynamite and the Cowboy Repeater make quick business of them. Now I'm Level 6 and vilified with Caesar's Legion, which ...
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Where can I find implants?

According to this answer to another Fallout New Vegas question, there are implants available for purchase which will increase SPECIAL stats or grant health regeneration and increased damage threshold. ...
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What counts as similar for the Jury Rigging perk

In Fallout New Vegas, the Jury Rigging perk allows to repair weapons and armor with similar weapons and armor. What does count as similar here? What are the specific restrictions on what counts as a ...
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Is there a bobble head equivalent in Fallout: New Vegas?

I have been looking around for the standard stat boosters and skill boosters and still haven't seen anything that will boost my S.P.E.C.I.A.L. I was wondering if there are any things hidden away like ...
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Can you continue playing after the main quest?

I remember that in Fallout 3, when you finished the main quest, you could no longer keep playing, unless you had one of the DLCs. Is the same true for New Vegas? I might keep off finishing it until I ...