10 Things You Did Not Know About Fallout 3

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So you've explored every nook and cranny of the simulated Washington D.C. in Fallout 3, played through all of the DLC it had to offer. You must know every little detail about Fallout 3, right? Think again. These are 10 facts you have missed while playing Fallout 3.


1
There are no ladders in the world of Fallout 3.

2
Development of Fallout 3 started before Oblivion was even announced.

3
According to the fiction of Fallout 3, the bombs fell on October 23, which is supposed to be the game's release date.

4
In Fallout 3, the audio clip of the 1-year old protagonist at the beginning of the game (who says "Da Da") is from Jake Howard, the son of game director Todd Howard.

5
The sound effect from the VATS system is the same sound that was used at the beginning and end of combat in the original Fallout.

6
When a Mister Gutsy robot is killed, what he says are lines from the marching chant from the movie "Full Metal Jacket."

7
The mayor of Little Lamplight Caverns is named Mayor MacCready. This is a reference to the protagonist of the movie "The Thing."

8
At one point in the game's development, Fallout 3 featured a surgery mini-game to repair broken limbs.

9
The password for the shipping manifest terminals in the Nuka-Cola Factory is "NCC1864." This is the registration of USS Reliant from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."

10
You can go cow tipping in Fallout 3!