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Game News Fallout: New Vegas owes Wayne Newton a Danke Schoen

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    <p>USA Today <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2010-08-10-fallout10_ST_N.htm" target="_blank">had a chat</a> with Bethsoft's Jason Bergman and Entertainer Wayne Newton concerning Newton's in-game character "Mr. Las Vegas."</p>
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    <p class="inside-copy">The quips delivered by Mr. New Vegas include suggestions to listeners to keep "living the dream." The character, Newton says, "has a perverted sense of humor."</p>
    <p class="inside-copy">The designers created the role for Newton "because he <em>is</em> Las Vegas," Bergman says. "He really brings that extra touch of Vegas class to the game. ... And whether he's reading news stories about super mutants or introducing a Dean Martin song, his personality comes through."</p>
    <p class="inside-copy">"I have never been in a video game before and, frankly, have never played, simply because I have been working my whole life," Newton says.</p>
    <p class="inside-copy">Newton says he'd read the dialogue &mdash; one-liners in some cases, two or three lines in others &mdash; and "do them just a little bit different, each one, until we hit on what it was the guys wanted ... where it is Wayne Newton, but it's not Wayne Newton, you know?"</p>
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    <p class="inside-copy">Sure, where it is but is not, I understand very well.</p>
    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/99137-fallout-new-vegas-wayne-newton-talks-character.html">GB</a></p>
     
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  2. ScottishMartialArts Self-Ejected

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    Wayne Newton frightens me. Too much botox I think.
     
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  3. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    I don't even know who he his.
    But wait, does that mean he kinda looks like Wayne Newton, but doesn't look like him. In a way.
     
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  4. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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  5. ScottishMartialArts Self-Ejected

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    He's a singer who has been entertaining in Las Vegas since its early days as a casino town. I only first heard of him a year or so ago, but apparently he's up there with Bugsy Siegel -- the mafia boss who basically built the city -- as a Las Vegas legend.
     
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  6. ChristofferC Magister

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    Wow, he looks like a worse replica of himself than a wax doll at Madame Tussauds. That hair is out of this world.
     
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  7. MasterSmithFandango Arcane

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    How have you lived in America and never heard of Wayne Newton?
     
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  8. Pablosdog Prophet

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    Yeah like holy shit, I've known about Wayne Newton well, since as long as I could remember really. He's one of the more famous faces of music, it's like not knowing who Leonard Cohen or Paul Anka is. FFS
     
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  9. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Wayne Newton is actually a pretty tough guy despite the nice guy looks.

    When he was younger, he looked very... mild mannered I guess is the best way to say it. He had a higher pitched voice as a teen, etc. Alot of comics liked to make gay jokes at his expense. One time, he was on Carson's tonite show and a comic, from the MASH TV show, was a guest as well. The comic started making gay jokes to Newton's face. Wayne was all nice and formal and polite. However, this is true by the way, when they got back to their dressing rooms, Wayne Newton beat the everloving shit out of the comic so fucking bad the guy was in the corner of the dressing room with his knees up to his chest, crying. Wayne Newton= Soft Spoken, real nice tough son of a bitch. Plus, he hobknobs with mafioso left and right.
     
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  10. AlaCarcuss Arbiter

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    Frack me... kids today... :roll:

    When I was a kid Wayne Newton toured Australia and my dad took me to see him. I was about 10 (I'm 50 now so I guess it was about 1970) . It was the first concert I ever went to, so it left an impression.

    He always struck me as a bit of a pale Elvis impersonator though (of one of Elvis' styles - he had many). Ha, I just remembered I have an Elvis live album where he jokingly introduces himself to the audience as Wayne Newton, so the impersonator impression must've struck him as well.

    Umm... you do know who Elvis is right VoD? :(
     
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  11. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    Hat's off to you sir. You are the oldest fucker on the Codex and an Aussie to boot!
     
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  12. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    "Frack me"?

    ..what?
     
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  13. kanenas Educated

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    meme-worthy?
     
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  14. TwinkieGorilla does a good job. Patron

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    the fuck?
     
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  15. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    Deutschland, the land where we don't know Wayne "Botox" Newton.
     
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  16. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    count Sweden in on that, since i had no clue at all before google stepped in.
     
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  17. TwinkieGorilla does a good job. Patron

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    magnets, how do they work?
     
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  18. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    Yes I know him. I also know of Isaac Newton. Wayne Newton otoh was unknown to me. One never stops learning new shit.
     
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  19. ScottishMartialArts Self-Ejected

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    Err, yeah, about that...
     
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  20. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    It's totally plausible for someone sub-30 to not know Wayne Newton. The last time the guy was relevant was the Reagan Administration. Since then the only other way most people have been exposed to him is in the odd commercial or gimmicky appearance like in 'Vegas Vacation.'
     
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  21. circ Arcane

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    I'm in Sweden and I've known about Wayne since the 80's. Codexretards.
     
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    Obviously not a Battlestar Galactica fan?
     
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    An old Aussie fucker.... yep, sums me up pretty well :smug:

    Yeah, don't know where all the other old fuckers are. I mean, I'm sure I was one of millions of dudes in their early 20's in 1984 with a C64 playing the original Ultimas, M&M etc. Where did they all go?

    Are video games somthing you're supposed to grow out of? Or maybe the're all still hanging out on BBS's.... ;)
     
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    Never seen a full episode. Is "frack" the substitute for "fuck" in that show? Good lord.
     
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  25. circ Arcane

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    It really is that bad. With emo drama constantly. I don't know why supposedly normal people watch it.
     
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