Fallout 3: The Pitt pulled off XBL, retrenched

[UPDATE] After posting corrupted 360 edition of second RPG add-on, Bethesda Softworks successfully uploads fully functional version.

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Even though the 2009 Game Developers Conference was hogging headlines all day, many Fallout 3 fans were distracted by something else. Following the release of The Pitt, the second expansion to the award-winning postapocalyptic role-playing game, reports began to spread of problems with the English-language Xbox 360 version of the add-on. The PC edition appears to be unaffected.

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Specifically, graphical glitches were present, with reports of large exclamation signs on red diamonds appearing suspended in midair. Shortly thereafter, a staffer on developer-publisher Bethesda Softworks' blog confirmed that the English-language 360 version of the update had been withdrawn.

"We are continuing to look into the issues people are experiencing with The Pitt for Xbox 360," said the unnamed staffer. "As of now, it looks like the file for the English version on Xbox Live was somehow corrupted. We are currently working with Microsoft to remove the existing file off of Live to prevent any further downloads."

[UPDATE] In a blog post this morning, Bethesda Softworks announced that it has re-released an uncorrupted version of the Xbox 360 version of Fallout 3: The Pitt. As reported yesterday, a corrupted version of the game was initially released yesterday on Xbox Live, but was promptly pulled after widespread complaints.

Unfortunately, to successfully redownload the game, players must first delete the corrupted version of The Pitt from their hard drives. To do so, they must:

1) Sign in to Xbox LIVE then press the guide button
2) Go to Settings->System Settings->Memory.
3) From here, scroll down to Fallout 3 and press A.
4) Select Fallout 3: The Pitt (Marketplace Content) press A then choose Delete, then Yes to Delete.
5) NOTE: When deleting DO NOT delete game saves.

Like its predecessor, the Pitt add-on will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC and will cost $9.99, or 800 Microsoft points in the 360's demi-currency. Featuring new achievements, the expansion is set in the raider city that has sprung up from the ruins of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Players will be forced to side with one of two factions--the slaves or the raiders--in a growing conflict plaguing the town, which stages regular gladiatorial events players can join. GameSpot's hands-on preview has more details.

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