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Beanie: Greetings one and all welcome again to inside look. Now this week I am interviewing someone who I first met when I had my very own PC and is very dear to my heart. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the PC from fallout 1, the Vault Dweller!

V.D: I do have a name you know.

Beanie: Oh I’m sorry; except when we called you in you didn’t give us one…what shall I call you?

V.D: I have many names. Some call me the lone wanderer; some call me the initiate, some call me the saviour of humanity …but you may call me Tim.


Beanie: Err, right. Well Tim, you weren’t very popular when you first showed up on our PC’s in ’98, why do you think that was?

V.D: I think the reason is a simple one, people were simply unready for the style of RPG I was starring in: a dark post apocalyptic wasteland, with giant insects, hugely deformed mutants, Mad Max style raiders, ac complex interwoven plot and…and…

Beanie: The ability to shoot someone in the crotch?

V.D: Yes! I mean, in what other RPG you could blast someone in the nuts with a shotgun for massive damage?

Beanie: ANYWAY! After you arrival you developed a cult following at and had two follow up games in the series canon, how do you feel about them?

V.D: That’s a complex question. I had to fight hard to finish my quest; the game was buggier than unpatched Empire total war. I had to survive waves of raiders, rabid dogs, supermutants and shit scary Deathclaws before I got kicked out on my ass! I save the whole of southern California and I’m disposed of like…like…

Beanie: A used Kleenex?

V.D:…What’s a Kleenex?

Beanie: But what about your sequels?

V.D: Well, my great-grandchild (Fallout 2) was pretty cool. Though kid taking on a Supermutants in power armour, still not sure how they turned into a Native American though.

Beanie: What happened to them after that?

V.D: Well, the epilogue tells us they became the next elder, but that’s not strictly true, actually went into business with the Iguana Bob Corporation.

Beanie:…you mean, the guys who cook Iguanas and sell erm like hot dogs? Didn’t they use humans as well?

V.D: Nothing was ever proved!

Beanie: What about Fallout 3?

V.D: Urgh, oh Gawd…THAT. I guess the skill was watered down over time, good idea badly executed. Spoilt kids with their pretty graphics huge maps. I didn’t have that luxury! Let see how kid 101 would survive MY random encounters without their FATMAN launcher!

Beanie: What ever happened to Dogmeat, I mean, you’re Dogmeat?

V.D: Ah, yes, unfortunately my poor mutt bit the dust when I set off a nuke…its a messy subject…

Dogmeat...In Happier Times.

Beanie: Ok…well, er, yes! You came from a retro 50’s world where atomic cars allowed amazing travel, power armoured infantry is used in a war against China and robots help us in our day-to-day chores. Do you think any of that is likely in our world?

V.D: Well, no offense, but you robots kinda suck and atomic powered cars aren’t really a great idea, no-one likes travelling with a walker nuke. War with China..Perhaps, but the one thing you must fear above all else, is aliens.

Beanie: Aliens?

V.D: Yes! Mutants and the evil enclave were nothing, the real threat is the little green men! Or is it grey men, I can never remember which…

Beanie: …how, old are you again?

V.D: 96, why?

Beanie: No reason, anyway, thankyou for your time and uh, sorry about Van Buren…


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