Game Trivia

In the Japanese release of the game, Bethesda made content changes and remove some content from the game. Due to the post-nuclear war setting, these changes were made to allow the game to be more friendly towards Japanese players.

In the side-quest "The Power of the Atom", the player has the option to either defuse, ignore or detonate an atomic bomb with is housed in the town of Megaton. In the Japanese version, the character Mr. Burke has been taken out of this side-quest, making it impossible to detonate the bomb.

Also, the nuclear catapult weapon "Fat Man" was renamed to "Nuka Launcher". This was because the original name "Fat Man" is a reference to the bomb that was used on Nagasaki in 1945.

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The sound you hear played upon entering V.A.T.S. is the combat turn sound from Fallout 1. It used to help signal the end of a fight - and, let's face it, entering V.A.T.S. usually does too.

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Fallout 3 began development in 2004 and was announced before Oblivion – which came out 2 years earlier - was even revealed.

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In the original design of the Fallout 3, you were actually able to drive Liberty Prime. You also did battle with a working and floating Rivet City.

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While the previous Fallout games and spin-offs were played from a top down isomeric perspective. Fallout 3 is the first Fallout game in the series to be played from a first person perspective.

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Artist Grant Struthers prototyped the V.A.T.S. camera system by filming his Incredibles action figures fighting.

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The voice of the baby you play at the start of Fallout 3 is game director Todd Howard’s son Jake on his 1st birthday.

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Connection to Other Media

Fallout 3 contains several references to Hideo Kojima's Snatcher series. Both have deceased NPCs named Gibson who've been murdered identically (slumped against wall, severed head between legs). Both corpses contain "search the house" messages, which refers to a model house in the deceased's respective residences. Additionally, some houses in Minefield (where FO3 Gibson lives) are named after Gillian and Benson, other Snatcher characters.

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