How did you discover Fallout ?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by PsychoSniper, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. Lucas

    Lucas First time out of the vault

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    Mar 26, 2012
    I had a buddy that was seriously into wasteland and somehow managed to always stay on top of gaming news at a time when the internet was barely recognizable to us today. I still don't know how the hell he did it.

    Anyway, he kept me in the know about this awesome game that was coming out called Fallout. I bought it off the rack a few days after it came out and ceased to have a life outside of Fallout 1 for several months.

    It was one of the last games that I played where the story and random events were interesting enough that I had friends hanging out watching me play, just as obsessed as I was.
     
  2. Punkyrooster

    Punkyrooster First time out of the vault

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    Apr 8, 2012
    My dad brought home fallout 3 home one day because it was in the sale bin and i loved fallout ever since
     
  3. Darth Cheesecake

    Darth Cheesecake First time out of the vault

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    Apr 10, 2012
    My older brother bought the first Fallout back when it first came out.

    He let me mess around with it when he was done.

    It wasn't till a few years later that I actually looked back and started playing for the story.

    So 1997 for first glimpse 2002-2003 for first actual interest.
     
  4. Mysterious Stranger13

    Mysterious Stranger13 First time out of the vault

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    Apr 15, 2012
    I have been on this site for a year or so as a guest and I kept hearing about the oringal two games. I had already heard of them but I had never played them, until one day, I was at EB Games when my brother got me the Fallout trilogly Pack. After I started playing, I couldn't stop
     
  5. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Antediluvian as Feck
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    And...*more*
     
  6. dead_alewives

    dead_alewives First time out of the vault

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    May 9, 2006
    I discovered the game on a wal-mart bargain bin shelf back in about 2001. One of the best discoveries I ever made.
     
  7. kharille

    kharille First time out of the vault

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    Jul 2, 2011
    Hanging around abandonware sites, there was this site called 'Classic' something which promoted Fallout. Bought the first one, went crazy on the second one. More fun wandering around in the second one.
     
  8. KristianKra

    KristianKra First time out of the vault

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    Apr 14, 2012
    A childhood friend has a brother, when we were younger we used to get to play various games on his computer. One day we came across Fallout 1. Got to borrow the CD and installed it on the PC at home, and I was hooked.
    Have been following the Fallout series since then.
     
  9. Moonrabbit

    Moonrabbit First time out of the vault

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    Apr 20, 2012
    I went to highschool for a year in 1999/2000
    One day at lunch, my friends were having a conversation about blowing up an outhouse and finding a large rat who had stolen a watch.
    I asked them what the heck they were talking about, and they told me more about the game.
    So yeah, I played Fallout 2 first, come to think of it.
    I was happy because my computer could run it. There are very few points in history where I've owned up to date computer technology.
    But I guess I didn't realize back then that it was as new as it was when I got it.

    I think I liked having played FO2 first. It built up the legend of FO1. The only down side was not getting the joke about the abundant waterchips in vault city, and trying to make off with all of them, thinking they were worth something.
     
  10. FalloutWaster

    FalloutWaster First time out of the vault

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    May 14, 2012
    I remember it well. 1998 we got our first PC in the house, got Half-life with it. My mate got a PC a couple of weeks before me, he got Fallout with his. He brought it around so I could see it, as he had been talking it up.

    Watched the Intro, "awesome" I thought "here we go". Then the first combat in the rat cave, I thought disappointingly "turns, what the hell is this!? you never mentioned turns!", "keep playing he said".

    So on I went, skipped past Shady Sands and into Vault15, didn't get very far until I had to go back. But what I had seen of V15 stirred me "what the hell has happened to this place?". Then eventually getting deep into the bowels of desolate V15 to find no-one home and no way I'm getting a Water Chip from here.. better look somewhere else.

    So began an epic adventure. Hooked.
     
  11. person

    person It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 29, 2011
    Pretty similar for me, FalloutWaster. Fallout had just come out though and my friend had a computer but I didn't. Watched him play only for a bit but as soon as I got a PC I bought Fallout, an I still have the original disc.

    Back then there was literally nothing like it.
     
  12. BiGoDeViN

    BiGoDeViN First time out of the vault

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    Jun 12, 2012
    I had just got an Xbox 360. I was the definition of a "console kiddie". The only games I thought were worth a shit were Halo and Call of Duty. I had added some kid I met through Halo and he was playing FO3. He was telling me all about it so the next time I was at Gamestop I picked up a copy. Absolutely hated it. My 14 year old mind didn't know what to do. haha I couldn't figure anything out so I took it back. Sometime later, I picked it up again due to my IRL friends talking it up. I actually gave it a far chance and LOVED it. Then FNV released. I played it and the same thing happened. I didn't like it at first but after giving it a better chance fell in love with it. A lot people were talking how it closely followed FO2 more than 3 did. So after getting a decent gaming rig I decided to get FO1 off of Steam. It is fantastic and I love it.

    So yeah, that's basically it.
     
  13. The_Noob

    The_Noob It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 28, 2012
    One day, while taking a shit, I excreted two large shipments of game CDs, and sold them to Black Isle, the videogame company closest to my house.

    You heard right, I made Fallout, and I can make tons more any time I want.
     
  14. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 12, 2011
    Did you just say that Fallout 1 and 2 are shit?
     
  15. The_Noob

    The_Noob It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 28, 2012
    Glad you picked up the joke.

    (FYI, I like the originals)
     
  16. PaladinBreach

    PaladinBreach First time out of the vault

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    May 7, 2012
    4 Years after Fallout 2 so I guess 2002 My dad worked with one of the old Designers of Fallout 2, and my dad asked do you know what Fallout was. At the time I didn't so I said no. He told me how he was working with one of the previous developers. I thought I find Fallout, and give it a try, so I did. Ever since the day I bought it I've loved it.
     
  17. jesse41993

    jesse41993 First time out of the vault

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    Aug 10, 2012
    My older brother bought a copy of it when it came out and played it on the pc in our room. Pretty simple story but hey, it brought me one of my favorite rpgs ever made.
     
  18. Valyrien

    Valyrien First time out of the vault

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    Aug 12, 2012
    I got into fallout via 3, but it was just as awesome. I went around my friend's house, to see him playing the opening sequence in the Lone Wonderer's birth. For a while I'd just go around his house to play F3, as I didn't have a PS3/X360/Decent Computer. I eventually got a 360, for which I played F3 so much the disc stopped working. I'd just play and play, in all the alternative modes. Characters with a sole purpose to punch, to heal, so smoothtalk, to use just explosions ext. I then, with myself getting tired after hundreds of hours of F3, picked up 1, 2 and Tactics. I loved them, they were a little hard to get into as it was a big change, but I loved them. I love the spirit of the game.
    I'm sure, if I were old enough I would have played 1&2 when they came out I would have like a lot of you, but I'm afraid I was only under 5. I discovered in 2008, and have been addicted ever since. I've exhausted 1, 2, 3 and NV.
     
  19. Gurkog

    Gurkog First time out of the vault

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    Jun 9, 2011
    I got a copy of Fallout 1 free with the purchase of a mouse, I think. I ran out and bought Fallout 2 after playing that. I thought Fallout 1 was just a demo... but it really was a very short game.
     
  20. Sub-Human

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    May 31, 2011
    So you didn't see the demo for this demo I guess.