Game Trivia

REPCONN -- the aeronautics company who stores hazardous waste in "safety barrels" and developed "explosion-resistant shielding" -- is a parody of PEPCON (Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada), infamous for its deadly May 4, 1988 fuel plant explosions. The two big factors contributing to the incident: flammable fiberglass shielding and improperly stored barrels of ammonium perchlorate, a rocket fuel oxidizer.

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Famous Quotes

[At a deserted ranch's corral, a nightkin suddenly appears.]
Nightkin: You want to buy Wind-Brahmin?
Courier: "Wind-Brahmin"? You mean the tumbleweeds?
Nightkin: Tumble-whats?
Courier: Oh, you're crazy, aren't you.
Nightkin: Crazy with low prices on Wind-Brahmin. You buy one.

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Muggy: OH PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ME YOU BROUGHT ME some coffee cups!!!

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Boone: We're getting close to Nelson. Any closer, I'm shooting any legionary I see. Hope that's not a problem.
Courier: No, that's not a problem. That's a solution.
Boone: Damn right. You and I, we're a couple of problem solvers.

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Doc Mitchel: "Seems like wherever I go it's always the same. Folks just never leave each other alone."

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Doc Mitchel: It's not like you have a family history of being shot in the head.

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When responding to Benny's death-

Swank "Huh. Guess that makes me the boss now. Ring-a-ding."

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Courier: How did you get this job?
Fantastic: It was easy, man. They were going door to door asking if anyone knew any scientists. I said look no further. They asked me if I knew anything about power plants. I said as much as anyone I'd ever met. They asked me how well I understood theoretical physics. I said I had a theoretical degree in physics. They said welcome aboard.

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Connection to Other Media

That Gun, a unique pistol in Novac, is modelled after Rick Deckard's sidearm in Blade Runner. Additionally, the Gun Runners' Arsenal challenge "Benefit or a Hazard" derives its name from one of Deckard's lines ("Replicants are like any other machine: they're either a benefit or a hazard").

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With the Wild Wasteland trait taken, the investigator's corpse in "Beyond the Beef" changes to a shades-wearing redhead named Crusoe. This is a poke at David Caruso's character on CSI: Miami, notable for his red hair and sunglasses.

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