I don’t think Bethesda is clear on how patches for videogames are supposed to work. Ideally, a patch makes a game work better. But with each successive patch for Fallout: New Vegas, Bethesda has made is increasingly difficult for me to play the game on the Xbox 360, where Microsoft’s certification process is doing a fine job being asleep at the switch.
With the first patch, Fallout: New Vegas locked up every time I went into the main city hub. With the second patch, the game locked up every time I entered combat. Now, with the patch that was just released today, Fallout: New Vegas locks up every time I try to load a saved game. Bethesda is nothing if not consistent!