Happy 15th birthday, Fallout!

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fallout's birthday is a bit hard to peg. Wikipedia says 30 September but this doesn't seem to be based on anything. According to the original website, the "silver" date is 1 October, and it was in stores in North America by 7 October, so take either one as the anniversary date.

    Nothing new for its 15th, just a good waypoint to commemorate. Go back to check out the 10th anniversary releases if you never have before.
  2. Izual

    Izual Pipe rifle & chopsticks

    Sep 18, 2009
    No anniversary banner?

    Considering how these last 5 years have hurt Fallout, I can understand that. :|

    Still, happy birthday Fallout - 15 years with Dogmeat, Ian, Lou and the others!
  3. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    *Blows a lone solitary party horn*
  4. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Damn, 5 years ago I released my first Fallout 2 mod and I am working on the next one since over 3 years already again. Time passes by so fast.
  5. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
  6. veryblackraven

    veryblackraven The Vault overseer

    Jan 11, 2011
    Long live the Fallout. :clap:
  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Non Binary Pod Person Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Happy 15th Birthday Fallout. Here's to 15 more! :drunk:
  8. John Merrik

    John Merrik First time out of the vault

    Dec 30, 2011

    That sure has been kept in the "Vault"

    Happy Birthday Fallout!
  9. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    Happy Birthday Buxbaum666!
  10. Diospyros

    Diospyros First time out of the vault

    Jul 15, 2008
    Funny how in my mind Fallout seems like it came out 20 years ago. Yet, at the same time, if I think about what I was doing in my life in 1997 it only seems like 5-10 years ago!

    I remember it coming out and I was thrilled to get what I considered at the time to be the sequel to Wasteland.
  11. dukem

    dukem First time out of the vault

    Jun 23, 2003
    so it was 15 years ago, I got that oversized box I sadly don't have anymore :(
    and the manual wasn't called manual, it was called vault dwellers survival guide (I think). just one more example that there was a lot of thought in the game.
    It was a time where in germany translated versions did not come as fast as they did now, but I preferred the original anyway, being bilingual and the localized version was cut (no maximum blood setting).
    so I had this box, but I needed to go to work. a friend of mine was at my home and I told him "try it out" just to ask him later of he thought that it rocks ?

    While I am an rpg fan I always found myself that (same with books) either I make it past the first few pages or not. sometimes the game did not appeal, sometimes I just wasn't in the mood (did not play morrowind or skyrim for those reasons).
    luckily I had no problem getting to shady sands and vault 15 and from there on I was hooked.

    things that I did:

    - I worked on being wealthy (killed all the shady sands raiders and used that bug that I could overpack Ian if I just gifted everything to him, just to steal things back when needed).
    - worked as a caravaner until a hidden timer ran out (the one after the water chip, there was some hidden timer when the mutants took over the world)
    - saved the game and decided to kill the whole world, everyone I found :D (there was some bug at the gun runners, I always got into combat even after everyone was dead, making looting the bodies tedious)
    - played as a sniper with 10 perception and shot everyone in the groin with the sniper rifle and enjoyed all the combat taunts of my enemies (we mutants don't share the same weakness as you humans)
  12. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003


    No, seriously: Yay!
  13. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Stole an avatar to commemorate
  14. Sobboth

    Sobboth It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2010
    I am no longer young :(
  15. Richwizard

    Richwizard So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 18, 2010
    Fallout was released 15 years ago,
  16. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    Well, damn, you're making me feel old again. :s

    Happy bday, Fallout!
  17. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Seriously this just made my day, year, decade, 15 years :) :

  18. Prosatanos

    Prosatanos It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 25, 2011
    Happy birthday Fallout. We will be here in next year for you my dear !
  19. Adz

    Adz Professional Lurker

    Jul 18, 2004
    Happy birthday, Fallout!
  20. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Fallout was underage this whole time? The horror... the horror!