Showing posts with label Real life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Real life. Show all posts

February 28, 2016

How To Survive A Real-Life Nuclear Fallout

The Fallout series takes place in a world decades after the nuclear war has destroyed most of the civilization. Only those who hid in fallout shelters (aka Vaults) survived. But could you actually live like this for any prolonged period of time? There’s a lot to think about.

First, you’re going to need underground shelter to protect yourself from the damaging particles of ionizing radiation. Prolonged exposure to this nasty stuff can cause serious illness, and eventually death.

Image Credit; Vault-Tec Inc.; Fallout 4 - Vault 81.

If you figure that out, you’ve then got to start to thinking about how you're going to get food and drink down here, needing to be 61 meters (200 feet) beneath the surface for safety.

October 18, 2015

Beautiful Fallout-Themed Photo Session from a Couple from Moscow

We already have our list of Amazing Fallout-themed Things in Real Life, and this is certainly one of them! If you remember our article Experience Vault Escape in Real Life, then you know who sent us the whole story.

If you've never read the article, I highly recommend you to do so! The whole story about the Real Life Vault Escape was sent in by a true Fallout fan from Moscow, Russia - Dmitry Medvedenko [Twitter].

This time, Dmitry sent us another Real-Life Fallout-themed experience, which he now shares with the woman he married, not so long ago. It's the same woman he experienced the Vault Escape in the first place - Katie! Dmitry and Katie did a beautiful pre-wedding Fallout-themed photo session just a few weeks before their real wedding. Dmitry sent us the photos via our Facebook page, and continued: "We both love the Fallout concept and style, and we hate the classic wedding cheesy stuff."

I asked Dmitry about the history with Katie, since they both love Fallout, and he just added: "I'm crazy about Fallout, Katie's crazy about me, so now she loves it too." Personally, I'm very happy for them, as I'm happy for every couple around the world that is in love with Fallout! Check the gallery Dmitry sent us below;

You can see a photo session rich with Fallout-themed props, from the original Fallout to the newest title, like the Gauss Rifle (which is Katie's favourite weapon), Pip-Boy, Vault Suite from the Vault 13, G.E.C.K., a pre-war wedding dress and then some. You can also see Geoffrey - a German shepherd police dog, which is a nice touch regarding the upcoming Fallout 4!

Dmitry and Katie freshly made a Fallout Nerds Russia page on Instagram, where you can find the latest from them! The Vault-Tec Inc. wishes for Katie and Dmitry to spend their lives dedicated to each other and Fallout also, and many happy hours while playing Fallout 4!

If you're one of the lucky ones, that has his better part also in love with the Fallout universe, and also have some incredible makings of yours to share with the community, feel free to contact us via a message on our Facebook page, or simply send me an email!

October 25, 2014

10 Amazing Fallout-themed Things in Real Life

Every now and then, when searching for Fallout related stuff, I come across an amazing fan project, mod, game, PC, prop, etc. This list will show you ten amazingly awesome, real-life, Fallout themed and original things I've ever come across on the Internet. The list is numbered, but that doesn't stand for which one is better, they are all awesome and unique so, enjoy! If you have something similar that you would like to show to the fans, please send us a message on the VTi Facebook page. This article is two pages long.

 1. Fallout-themed marriage proposal

 Original source  |  Reddit source

Fallout fan Trevor proposed to his girlfriend Alisha at the Seattle expo PAX Prime 2012. Dressed as Vault 43 dwellers, Trevor concocted a very Fallout-esque proposal that involved the Bethesda booth, lockpicking, an ammo box, and I would say at least speech skill check of 80. Over on Reddit, Alisha explains that, “I met Trevor when I got a job at the local Game Crazy (back when those existed). He seemed to have perfect timing, since every day I worked he just happened to come in; I found out later that my co-workers were helping him out by telling him when my shifts were. After a few weeks of him massively upping my sales, he asked me out. We’ve been together for three years.” Video bellow is a must-watch!

 2. Fallout-themed concept bike

 By: Mikhail Smolyanov  |  Source: Autochunk

Smolyanov went for an IZH engine as the starting ground for this design exercise, and this rather old piece of technology goes really well with the whole idea. Unlike other concepts, the IZH Fallout comes with some details which render it unfeasible, if we'd somehow be able to transform any concept into a street bike. This does not make Mikhail Smolyanov's creative talent and imaginative design any less spectacular.

 3. Fallout-themed PC

 Source: The Elder Scrolls Online Pinterest

Not much is known about this awesome Fallout-themed PC, except that it was shot at the QuakeCon 2013, by (probably) the Elder Scrolls Online booth team. If you know something more about this build, please send us a message on the VTi Facebook page.

 4. Fallout-themed retro radio PC mod

 By: robbaz  |  Source: robbaz

The mod places an AMD Phenom II computer into a the body of a luxor 1270W radio from 1938, which means it would fit in perfectly in the world of Fallout. The system is really all about that hollowed-out radio, but if you are curious about the specs, here goes:
  • ASUS M4N68T-M motherboard
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 768MB
  • AMD Phenom2 X4 925 2,8Ghz, AM3
  • 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ
  • Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 PRO
  • Samsung 8X Slim Slot-In, SATA
  • Corsair 4GB (2x2048MB) 1333MHz XMS3-10600
  • Fractal Design Integra 500W
Throw in some green lighting for extra awesomeness and a Nuka cola and you have yourself one killer mod. There is (was) a video showcase of this build, but it doesn't exist anymore. :(

 5. Fallout-themed version of Monopoly

 By: XsimonbelmontX  |  Reddit source  |  Imgur source

An redditor and crafty husband who goes by XsimonbelmontX created a custom version of Monopoly based on the Fallout, for his wife's birthday. He spent eight months and roughly 180$ on supplies like ink cartridges and clay, painting over and pasting pictures onto a Monopoly board. In an album posted on Imgur, you can see the final result, including the Fallout-themed bottle caps that serve as the board game's currency. "It is more than just Monopoly," he wrote. "The basics are there, but I added and changed a lot of rules, there are attacks, items, perks, and different playing strategies, it's much more exciting than standard Monopoly."


September 13, 2014

Experience Vault Escape in Real Life!

You are sending us so much incredible things that you've done lately, various projects such is cosplay that you've done, mods that you've created, fanart, etc... And you might think that you've seen it all, but then again, every now and then I got some incredible, awesome, no - epic thing in my inbox.

This one is sent by Dmitry Medvedenko, twitter - @DmitryVostok, and it is very interesting, so check the whole thing below.

War. War never changes.

As never change the fans of Fallout. Once a fan - forever a fan (at least until 2077). But if you think there is nothing you do not know about the series - no random encounter unseen, no cabinet unlooted, and that there's not much left, but wait - think again! How about experiencing the vault escape first-hand, in real life?!

Moscow offers the opportunity with the help of Claustrophobia - a project that makes a whole variety of "Escape the room" kinds of quests which put forth not just the fun and logic puzzles, but also the ambient: the decor, props and tasks themselves provide for believable atmosphere. The quest "Vault 13" appeals to the fans of the legendary franchise, even though there's no broken water chip involved, gives a great Fallout experience.

You are a group of descendants (2-4 players at a time) trapped inside a Vault. The war is long over, the nuclear dust has settled and the mainframe says it is safe to leave. Yet unlocking the vault is a complex procedure. And, unfortunately, the Overseer died without conveying it to anybody else. Your task is to find a way out, as life-support systems will soon deplete. The Vault specializes in horticultural experiments, and by manipulating the plant support systems you may find a way to trigger a fail-safe mechanism and release your friends and yourself into the new world of the wasteland.. Such is the backdrop for the quest. You and your partners are given 60 minutes to mastermind your way out of the Vault.

Use teamwork (it is virtually impossible to complete the quest alone, at least the first run) and a variety of skills to open the Vault door! Perception for "sniping" a code somewhere far, far away, Strength to smash open lockers that won't open otherwise, Agility and Endurance to manually operate a reserve source of power, Charisma to convince your friends to do what you need them to do, and, of course, Intelligence and Luck to figure out what the heck needs be done in the first place!

The quest is great fun! You get the feeling the creators truly adore the franchise. All of the tips and tools you will use are known to the series fan - among props and tools you will find: a Powerfist, a Gauss rifle, lots of Nuka-cola bottles (and Quantum), a Dean's Electronics book and even a set of T51-b Power Armor!

If you are ever in Moscow (which is an experience on its own) - be sure to stop by with a partner or three, for a truly memorable time as you may have imagined it while playing one of the greatest games of all time. Cost is $50-100 per team (depends on the time of day / week) for the hour-long trip to post-apocalyptic America. Be sure to book at least two weeks in advance at Claustrophobia.

P.S. We completed the quest in 35 minutes and never used a single 'hint' from the operators, and that is close to the record time!

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