I think some people believe that the reason why we are experiencing bugs and crashes in Fallout: New Vegas is because of this grand conspiracy, that apparently includes the people who bought it, most games journalists, Feargus Urquhart - CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, and the Nexus modding community.
I imagine that what we've done is we've hired the games journalists to slander the game with stories of how buggy it is, after which the games journalists have blackmailed Feargus Urquhart into apologizing for the buggyness, and subsequently hired Nexus modders to fix the buggyness, even though it obviously never existed.
Why did we bother to frame this near perfect effort? Because we're evil. We're evil and we're idiots.
It all makes sense when you think about it. And if you don't see it, well, then you're just a stupid idiot who doesn't see things, apparently. Unlike me, of course. I see everything. You'll have noticed that about me by now.
If nothing else though, it is a good excuse to fire it back up, and it is a good yarn of a game. But short of buying all the DLC so you can run Mission Mojave, or perhaps scrounging the Nexus for less extensive bugfixes, it's still a buggy mess today.
Not as buggy as it was two years ago, and certainly not as buggy as it was at launch, but I'm still getting random CTDs roughly once within every 3 hours of game time. The fix for the launcher is a little dodgy too, since that also crashes every once in a while. It used to crash by default the first time you fired it up, and then it would usually work fine the second time.
Of course then you have all the smaller bugs, like settlements becoming randomly hostile for no reason, objects floating in thin air, and I believe that our Nexus co-conspirators have gone pretty far to fix a lot of those, at least they claim to, but I'm about 40 dollars worth of DLC away from finding out.
At least Bethesda has a sense of humor about it. 45 dollars for the DLC, or 40 for the "Ultimate Edition"? That's not just piling on DLC, that's actually humiliating you for buying it, since you'll be punished if you don't also buy the game with it, for a second time.
I'm guessing that'll count as a second sale. I'll be stuck with the same old license I always had, but Bethesda will have sold me two copies. I bet it looks better that way, when you show it to investors :P
Let's talk about it!