Mystary USB (Singularity)

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by cunningandvalor, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. cunningandvalor

    cunningandvalor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 27, 2009
    Apparently several game retailers were sent un-marked USB drives that played a cryptic audio file with some kind of code on it and a weird message. The packages came from Maryland (Bethesda?) and the contents of the message are about Uranium isotopes and other post-apocalypticy things. Here's the link to IGN's story on it:

    It might not be related to Fallout: New Vegas, or it may very well be. I figure some of the minds here might be better suited to crack the code than the geniuses over at wishy-washy IGN.

    Sorry if this is too off topic.
  2. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Reminds me somehow more of Deus Ex (3). But then again... Chris or Josh have been talking about New Vegas showing kind of "rebirth" of civilisation, if I remember correct.

    /Edit: The website reminds me now a lot of the old Fallout 3 teaser website.
  3. cunningandvalor

    cunningandvalor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 27, 2009
    Yeah that's what I thought too. It's almost as if Bethesda said "Alright, we did this teaser website for F3, so you should do the same thing." and then Obsidian said "Well, fine, but we're going to do it in our own, much more badass way."

    Although this is all purely speculation and possibly not related to Fallout at all.
  4. coliphorbs

    coliphorbs Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Could be related to Rage, too? Seems more appropriate, honestly.
  5. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Split to general gaming until we know it's related to Fallout at all.
  6. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    New Vegas ARG?

    As IGN and Joystiq report, a set of odd USB pendrives was sent to select gaming outlets. With no return addresses, cryptic MP3 audio and mysterious text, it's a pretty strong indication it's an alternate reality game for... something.

    It's not clear what they are for, what's the meaning of the website it points to, but it might be an interesting thing to follow. So far, the deadline is "second week of April". Let's wait and see.

    Link: ARG, we can't believe we wasted time on that on Joystiq
    Link: What's On This Mystery USB Drive? on IGN
    Link: Mystery site

    Thanks to cunningandvalor.
  7. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Probably New Vegas. Looks interesting.
  8. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    Interesting... I like how the stamp features a man who shares a name from somebody in the Fallout universe.
  9. Arr0nax

    Arr0nax A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 30, 2009
    Nice spot !
    Especially since it's a character from New Reno
  10. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Someone found out the site is related to Activision, and a few CoD fansites got a USB as well. God damnit, I hope this isn't Call of Duty: Fallout.
  11. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Yeah, isn't Infinity Wards logo a floaty atom?

    I don't remember since I don't play Call of Duty X: Insert War Here.
  12. The Dopamine Cleric

    The Dopamine Cleric Wild Weasel oTO Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
    It's obviously Deus Ex. And I'm fucking stoked.

    Knowing the departments that Ubisoft montreal has, and it's staffs fascination with cryptologics, it reeks of it.

    Philanthropy, that key word gave it away.
  13. cronicler

    cronicler Lurksalot

    May 31, 2006
    Activision (Infinity Ward) is also another suspect.
  14. Starwars

    Starwars Mildly Dipped

    Sep 17, 2006
    I liked the "teaser" if it can be called that.

    But fuck me if it's something Fallout related that Infinity Ward is involved in. I don't think it's a stretch that Bethesda would loan the license so to speak (like with New Vegas) and have Infinity Ward create some sort of cinematic FPS set during the Fallout apocalypse.

    I guess we'll see soon what it means at any rate.
  15. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    seems more likely that it's CoD7. the site is registered on Google Analytics by Activision.
  16. maggit

    maggit First time out of the vault

    Jun 2, 2008
    Interesting. Still it fits the whole lost package theme. Don't you think?
    Oh, and the display seems a bit oldschool. Let's have a closer look at the images we can see here....

    I'm pretty sure I saw J.F. Kennedy, a baseball turning into Earth, Uranium... and some strange goggles and a rocket, or a bomb.
  17. coliphorbs

    coliphorbs Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 2, 2008
  18. archont

    archont It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 20, 2008
    Someone woke up one day and went "Hey, let's make a Doom, only in cold war Russia and with time warping powers. Kind of like Bioshock only less talking and more combat. Or like a Call of Duty in Russia. Or like Metro 2033 with time travel. God, I'm such an ingenious bastard! This will be the next big thing!"
  19. archont

    archont It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 20, 2008

    Basically it's a russian run and gun bioshock, only retarded. Notice how the player can take a whole ammo dump to the chest and happily stand in the middle of the battlefield. The controls seem to be pretty horrible as well, notice how you can't really aim at anything father than 10 meters away.

    I think I'll go play an FPS that requires some skill, like 2142.