Early reports say Fallout: New Vegas needs a good delousing, because the game seems to be buggy — and buggy from the game's start. Update: Bethesda responds.
Apparently, the above bug appeared at the game's intro for YouTube user Shodan10. "FIRST THING THAT HAPPENS IS BROKEN," Shodan10 writes. When meeting Dr. Mitchell, his head...started...
...spinning around — while he was still talking! Watch the video below for the full, creepy effect.
Other bugs supposedly include error messages that the game's downloadable content cannot be found and save corruption issues.
Kotaku is reaching out to the game's developer to see if there are plans to patch Fallout: New Vegas and will update if we hear back.
Update: Patches are coming. Pete Hines, marketing man at Fallout studio Bethesda Softworks, tells Kotaku that "We are currently working on releasing patches/updates as quickly as possible for Fallout: New Vegas, for all platforms. Announcements regarding the patches are forthcoming." He advises anyone seeing this head-turning bug to re-verify their files on Steam, as the issue is due to a "corrupt mesh file." Also notable: The head-turning bug here was highlighted two days ago in a blog post by one of the game's producers, who identified it as a known bug that was "eradicated" prior to the game's official release.
Fallout New Vegas Bug [YouTube]