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Thursday, May 28, 2009

The South will writhe again: Perversely funny FALLOUT 3

What I would give to have a brain gifted enough to handle stuff like math and software coding (and I've tried folks, believe you me). 'Cuz then I could maybe work for a company like Bethesda Game Studios, who not only are very talented at making video games like Fallout 3, but also have a twisted sense of humor.

So I've been working my Fallout 3 character through the Capital Wasteland, 200 years after the nuclear exchange between the United States and China. Just levellin' him up more or less. Well tonight I wound up in the ruins of Arlington National Cemetery...

Out of curiosity I went looking for Arlington House, which was the pre-Civil War home of Robert E. Lee and his family. It wasn't hard to spot and I gotta give serious props to the Bethesda staff for including such a nice historical location...

Guess what? You can go inside of Arlington House in Fallout 3! There's even a queen-sized bed (presumably in the Lees' private chambers) that you can sleep in and recover from in-game injuries.

But look at what's down in the BASEMENT...

A shrine to Abraham Lincoln?!? What the heck?!

Okay, that is so way wrong. But awfully hilarious just the same :-)


Matt said...

Frakking hell Chris.

You wanna work for a videogame company? Work for a one that actually has craft.

Work for Obsidian Entertainment. The Sith Lords were the best thing to come out of Star Wars since The Empire Strikes Back, and Neverwinter Nights 2 - Mask of the Betrayer is the spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, one of the finest videogame narratives of all time!

bmovies said...

"A shrine to Abraham Lincoln?!?"

Could have been planted there by Union soldiers.