Gameplayer Australia previews Fallout 3 (new screenshot)

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Bernard Bumner

    Bernard Bumner Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 5, 2007
    That is only true for certain types of virus, because you're assuming that the mutations occur directly as a result of viral recombination ino the genome.

    Think about examples such as HPV; highly infectious, easily isolated, but causes mutations as a result of viral oncogenes.

    Also, you're assuming that the virus will necessarily have the same effect on every cell type. Remember that viral latency may depend upon a reservoir of the virus that is independent of the integration of the viral genome into host.
  2. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    I think FEV-II can't replicate in the supermutant body - a subject needs to be submerged in a vat of FEV for quite some time, until the virus eradicates the original DNA and replaces it with the improved one.
  3. dotz

    dotz First time out of the vault

    Apr 3, 2006
    It is diverged Fallout world. It is Bethesda's game for youngsters. The FEV explanation (if any), will be easy and very likely pseudo-scientific (sorry doctors).
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Apr 3, 2003
    Any explanation should be pseudo-scientific.

    Fallout is retro-50's, which means Science! takes precedence over science.
  5. Bernard Bumner

    Bernard Bumner Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sure enough, but scientists still like to pontificate about what is and isn't possible; it makes us feel brainy...

    All they really need in Fallout 3 is for somebody somewhere to have found a canister of FEV - which I believe is the standard unit of commodity of biologicals in pulp sci-fi. Alternatively, somebody might have a formula, because we all know that such a thing allows one to magically pull any complex technology out of ones arsehole...
  6. Seraphim Pwns U

    Seraphim Pwns U It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 9, 2006
    SCIENCE! or otherwise, I hope that, if nothing else, it doesn't involve words like "dohickey" and "thingamabob" or "glowing thingy"... or for that matter, the word "thingy" used by anyone or anything authoritative, Harold/Bob excluded.