This is a warning for anyone thinking of purchasing Fallout New Vegas for the XBOX 360. It saves your progress as "Corrupt" with no warning at random. This happened to me once with an auto-save that now requires me to load an old manual save from 5 hours worth of playing time later. Whenever I try to load "Corrupt" it gives me an error message that says "The save game is corrupt and cannot be loaded". The error occurred after the game froze between doorways on a black screen and I had to turn off my XBOX 360 so that I could load the game properly.
This is completely unacceptable for a finished product. I could understand if I were a PC user and I had a mod of some kind installed, but I just have the strait out of the box with whatever patches have been applied via XBOX Live version. I would take the game back to the store for a refund, but I still want to try to beat the game and I think all the store would do is give me a new disc which of course would not compensate me for the lost playing time. I also doubt that Bathesda Software would take my word on this and issue me a refund as part of their apology for the time of my life that I would like back.
If anyone reading this is thinking about buying Fallout New Vegas for the XBOX 360 do not buy it for that system unless you have no other options and remember to manually save your progress often because the auto-save feature will save files as "Corrupt".
Monetary Loss: $59.