Fallout: New Vegas DLC hinted at in trademarks?

Bethesda parent company Zenimax files to TM "Old World Blues," "Lonesome Road," and "Honest Hearts" for release as downloadable content.

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office filings (see below).

What we heard: Dead Money, the first batch of downloadable content for Obsidian and Bethesda Softworks' postapocalyptic role-playing game Fallout: New Vegas, arrived in December to a cool reception. However, recent trademark filings indicate more DLC is on the way for the game.

New Vegas may be expanding even more.

Bethesda parent Zenimax has applied for a trademark for "Honest Hearts" for use in "computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices." The Fallout connection comes courtesy of Fallout wiki The Vault, which points out that "Honest Hearts" was first hinted at in Dead Money via a texture folder dubbed "nvgraffitihonesthearts."

Two other recent Zenimax USPTO DLC filings, "Old World Blues" and "Lonesome Road," are listed by the Vault as the titles for two more expansions for Fallout: New Vegas. The Vault points out that the latter title is featured in in-game graffiti in the original title, although the former has no formal Fallout connection other than rumor.

The official story: As of press time Bethesda has not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

Bogus or not bogus?: Given Bethesda's history of supporting Fallout titles post-release--Fallout 3 had five expansions--it stands to reason that Dead Money will not be the final add-on content for New Vegas. However, it is unclear whether or not Bethesda intends to build content surrounding each trademark, or if one or more are simply red herrings.

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NPX190
NPX190

Lonesome Road is not going to be past that tollgate on that highway that the NCR placed the giant ranger shaking hands statue on is it? You know when your eventually out of Primm, upward and heading towards California?

LT-Voltaire
LT-Voltaire

Wow never heard a review that contradicted it self so much. The game is great and all the bugs have been fixed. Only thing is it does crash a lot and load times do take for ever but its worth the caps to own this game cause you get you monies worth. I love this even more than fallout 3!!!

Ch3wbacca2112
Ch3wbacca2112

who cares if there are bugs/glitches, it's still a great game and the map is huge so really it's not gonna be perfect

kenny1292
kenny1292

@Chizaqui I was unaware of that glitch. But my point is the glitches in New Vegas are much more often and obvious. I've heard way more complaints about New Vegas than Fallout 3 (and it's not like I looked up glitches for New Vegas only because I've looked up glitches for both equally). I recently beat New Vegas and the story was pretty good but i still enjoyed Fallout 3 better.

Chizaqui
Chizaqui

speaking of which, that should have been a DLC all to it's self... "The Jefferson Memorial... many go in, few come out!"

Chizaqui
Chizaqui

@kenny1292 "none all that game breaking." Ever been to the Jefferson Memorial? Yeah, alot of players got stuck there unable to see the end-credits. And the fix took way too long.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Until these DLC's are coming to PC & PS3 as well, I'm personally not interested.

kuda001
kuda001

A possible three new releases is good news.

Satross
Satross

looking forward to the dlc exploring the Big Empty ^^ after the hype it was given by npcs in Dead Money should be more of a gold mine than the Sierra Madre was =P

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

new more dlc was coming but it's cool to hear of possible titles/ideas.

kenny1292
kenny1292

@texasgoldrush Also, Fallout 3 had glitches but none all that game breaking. The glitches that always come with a bethesda (did i spell that right?) game. For some reason every game they make using that engine has certian small glitches. At least, i can't think of any game breaking glitches while New Vegas has a glitch where if you complete a certian quest your save game gets permanatly corrupted. We just have different opinions.

kenny1292
kenny1292

@texasgoldrush Granted, I never played Fallouts 1 & 2 (not by choice I'm sure i would've liked them and I am aware that they weren't fps games) so that may be why i dislike the New Vegas storyline. But the thing is l like the idea of the middle being completly up to the player but the problem with New Vegas is that there is no guidance that I can follow at all. When i am making a decision I would like to know generally what the consequences will be (not all of them though as i do want some surprises). As for why you didn't like Fallout 3's storyline well, again it was disconnected from the first 2 games but that was to bring new people to the series. It was more linear but I like that more. I don't know how else to explain it, I just like the Fallout 3 storyline/plotline. We pretty much just have different opinions and preferences with everything else. I do want to say i played Fallout: New Vegas for the first time since it glitched out (about 1 week after it came out) and the recent update fixed almost everything and i've decided to give it another try. I am now in the proceess of beating it and while it is fun, i still like Fallout 3 better so far. One thing New Vegas has that's definitely better than Fallout 3 is the colors in the game. Fallout 3 was always kind of hard to look at...

jjdomo
jjdomo

I don't know what bugs everyone is talking about--I haven't had any trouble with the game yet and I've logged a lot of hours . . .

badiie05
badiie05

Omg you guys are totally ignoring on how buggy and laggy this game is...please fix that problem before expanding the darn game!! :( This is on ps3 btw..i decided to give fallout NV another shot and froze on me a couple of times, i love the game... but its not even playable >

master_06
master_06

they should work on the bugs first... even after the update i get a lot of bugs and glitches!

Claytonicus
Claytonicus

@Humuhumu91 I've had exactly the same problems with the game, where eventually my game crashed at one point, causing my save game file to be corrupted. Since then, i haven't bothered playing the game again. The problem with the bugs is unfortunately linked to the game engine itself, and not game testing. Simply put, it's a load of crap that Bethesda bought, and they only later realised how flawed it was. Fortunately when Skyrim comes out, the engine will be one entirely designed by Bethesda themselves. Whether it's a success or failure is hard to pick, but at least we all have something to look forward to!

Humuhumu91
Humuhumu91

Are you guys still posting bug complaints talking about the PC version? I have the xbox version and while I suffered so many system crashes (far more than most xbox users seemed to be having) I haven't had a bug issue or crash since the second update. In my experience Bethesda games are riddled with bugs on release, which is inexcusable, but to their credit they do get them well-cleaned eventually.

NejiKusa
NejiKusa

New Vegas wasn't even that good.

pogswarts
pogswarts

They should port over the first DLC before making more!

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

i don't expect the game to be perfectly bug free, but what they released is unacceptable. we are not game testers, and do not get paid to report bugs. they are supposed to hire people to do that. this is just them taking shortcuts. there's no way that they could have just missed all the problems that were originally there. they had to have noticed and just shipped it out anyway. this is pretty much going to be the norm for games. and people will just start accepting it apparently.

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

Awsome! Can't wait to see whats next for FO:NV DLC!

hellhonter
hellhonter

i wish fallout had online co-op like borderlands did, one of the many things i think borderlands did right.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

As with many others below, I will not be purchasing ANY DLC for Fallout: New Vegas. The load times (even installed), poor quest design (multiple back-tracks across those long load times), and simply unacceptable number of lock-up/freeze bugs made this game an actual chore to complete. No more dollars for you, Feargus & Co -- you killed your own IP.

skitchrick
skitchrick

After the BS I had to deal with installing it from Steam? No. I'm not downloading any DLC's from them. At least I won't be downloading them from Steam...

scorpgul
scorpgul

Doesnt change the fact that the game is a superflawed product. No GOTY plz if its going to be the same nightmare as Fallout 3 GOTY which has been gathering dust on my shelf for god knows how long

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

I bought F3 - GOTY and it was awesome. Besides, I could have the "complete" game without having to play it in pieces. Summarizing: saved some money, played all the game and didn't even waited so long to have the GOTY. And as I can see, New Vegas - GOTY will take even less time to be released. So I will wait for it.

Shardz7
Shardz7

The best New Vegas DLC ever would be to remove Gamebryo and that linear level design. Eek!

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

New Vegas DLC release date for PC please!! I hate seeing a DLC for the 360 while my PC doesn't get anything. Guess that why I'm still playing Borderlands over any other game out there.

Denji
Denji

How about some DLC "FOR EVERYONE"? Sound good..?

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

And that's why I'm waiting for an "ultimate" edition. Until then I have plenty of games to keep me busy.

Rhino53
Rhino53

@BAD-C0MPANY Geez, I was just joking I never meant to offend

SoNin360
SoNin360

Not sure what I am going to do. Still no news on the add ons being released for PS3. Plus it doesn't even look like the first one is worth it. Wait for a GOTY edition? Given how much of a mess Fallout 3's GOTY was, I'll probably pass.

texasgoldrush
texasgoldrush

"This is how Fallout 3 kept me entertained for so long! And Fallout: New Vegas was horrible! I couldn't follow the story at all, i completed missions i didn't want to because it made me for some reason and eventually i ended up alone with all factions trying to kill me." New Vegas doesn't have a main plot thread like Fallout 3 did. In fact, its like the first two games, where the plot is basically the start and the end, everything in the middle is up to you. The plot wasn't a sequence of quests like it was in Fallout 3. Also New Vegas is the sequel to Fallout 2, with references to the first two games. Also, its a consensus of fans that have played the first two games is that New Vegas is a truer Fallout game than Fallout 3 and a better one, despite its bugs.

texasgoldrush
texasgoldrush

@kenny1292 Fallout 3's main storyline is far from brilliant. It is actiually extremely forced and not at all well written. It is also very linear, unlike past Fallout games, which had no linear storyline. The Enclave were a far weaker antagonist in Fallout 3 than they were in 2. The President being a computer was a joke, especially for those who have played Fallout 2. New Vegas had Caesar's Legion who were far more barabaric and threatening (although you can join the antagonist, like you can in the first game). Side missions are great and all, but the huge advantage New Vegas has over Fallout 3 is that it's side missions deal with the main plot. Everything ties together and so do the consquences for your actions. You have to think about what you are doing in New Vegas, which wasn't the case in Fallout 3. New Vegas was far less black and wite than Fallout 3 as well. Fallout 3 was a glitchy mess as well.

BAD-C0MPANY
BAD-C0MPANY

@Rhino53 Just level up and getter better weapons/armor and I'll be happy.

Rhino53
Rhino53

Just take out deathclaws and I'll be happy

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

@ryuz4ke1 Bug free? Of course not. Crashing and a complete corruption of my save file for doing a certain quest, along with waiting over a month just to be told im out of luck with the corrupted save file and having to start over? Not to metion they don't dont even offer a former apology and try to say compensate those who paid money for a game that was unplayable for a good amount of people (I say that because I know there are those who did play it fine and made the choices that avoided the save corruption) such as making this DLC free. Fallout NV is a great game. But if you dont want to hold a company accountable for their product in matters like this, where do you draw the line. That would be my problem with Bethesda/Obsidian in this situation.

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

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CHAMPION6171994
CHAMPION6171994

@MessySlickJr Im doing the same thing man. I paid for all the DLC, sure Broken steel and Point lookout were great, but the others weren't worth the money IMO. Im not going to pay another 50$ for something worth a quarter of the actual game again.

Sparticus1013
Sparticus1013

New Vegas didn't grab me the way FO:3 did. I never even finished. Hopefully some good DLC will get me interested, because it's an enjoyable game.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

We already knew about Lonesome Road and Honest Hearts via hint graffiti ingame

alabama2561990
alabama2561990

I do like Fallout New Vegas more than Fallout 3... I mean i liked Fallout 3 but after awhile it was just boring...I am a fan of Obsidian tho

Bigturk
Bigturk

fallout vegas seemed much closer to the old games IMO, there was a bit to many tunnels in Fallout 3, both great games though

kenny1292
kenny1292

@texasgoldrush Summary: Fallout New Vegas is, and always will be a shred of a shadow of what Fallout 3 is. This is all in my own opinion and I respect your opinion that new vegas is better, but i just dont understand what makes you think that way. Please read the whole thing as i feel i brought up many good points and i would appreciate it if you read the whole thing. And again, this is only my opinion, and i just really needed to say this. Thank you for your time, and feel free to respond and disagree if you like. I had to split this into 2 comments because it was too long. Thank you, good day.

kenny1292
kenny1292

@texasgoldrush Wow In my opinion, you could not be more wrong. Have you confused Fallout 3 with Fallout: New Vegas? Fallout 3 had a great storyline that was brilliantly written and held hours of entertainment. Then,after that, it had an amazing amount of side missions that didn't have much to do with the main storyline at all, as i think you tried to say. But that's definitely NOT a bad thing. In fact, its a great thing! The side missions arent supposed to deal with the main quest...that's why they are called SIDE MISSIONS. This gives other storylines to follow that are just as riveting, but don't take as long (which may not be a good thing to some but i prefer shorter storylines that are side stories). This is how Fallout 3 kept me entertained for so long! And Fallout: New Vegas was horrible! I couldn't follow the story at all, i completed missions i didn't want to because it made me for some reason and eventually i ended up alone with all factions trying to kill me. Not to mention the endless list of problems and glitches! I can never go into the atomic wrangler (my favorite casino) because it freezes everytime i hit A on the door! Also, I had boone when he disappeared and now i can never get a follower. I still haven't beat the game because i couldn't take the abuse on my mind this game was, so i can't judge the storyline fairly, but what i've seen of that game, its not nearly as good as Fallout 3.

ryuz4ke1
ryuz4ke1

@japanesegoth How about they DID fix the game with some great patches, yeah there are still some loose bugs but I have NOT ran into any major glitches or bugs since the last patch. I dont know what you people expect, you get a massive game with great writing and an immersive world/story and you really expect it to be bug free? Give me a break. Go back to your mindless dungeon crawler AKA Fallout 3.

ryuz4ke1
ryuz4ke1

@texasgoldrush I will have to agree with you NV is a great game which can be considered a true Fallout game. FO3 was thrown together lazily, like 7 voice actors for every NPC in the game as well as the same character models, crappy writing, they screwed up the lore and the story is very boring (give me a break with the cliche "good vs evil" factions.

SuperMessy
SuperMessy

I'll just wait for the inevitable GOTY edition instead of having to buy all the dlc. :)