As for the update, I've been playing Fallout as much as I can. I gotta say...after writing the pre-release post, I was super excited for the game, but after spending some time with it I'm not sure I can recommend this game to anyone. It's seriously just a reskinning of Fallout 3, with a few new posts. I honestly forget what I'm playing sometimes, and feel like I'm back in D.C.
Also, SUPER GLITCHY. There's just so much weird stuff happening that I'm not sure if I'm playing an alpha, or an actually released game. Floors fall out from under me, my gun is constantly shifting on my screen, and enemies phase in and out of existence. I'm not sure that this experience is typical, as I've been told I'm exaggerating, but this things have all happened to me. It's reminiscent of the bug-fest that was Two Worlds.
All in all, this is only a mediocre attempt at a Fallout game. It's not awful, but it's not great. A few things work, a few things don't. I'm just about 50/50 split.