FALLOUT 4 REVEALED!!!
Beginning a few weeks ago, Fallout fans worldwide have been talking about a mysterious site named “The Survivor 2299.” While the site did not directly state that it was connected to Bethesda Softworks (the publisher behind Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas), the imagery used and hints within the source code clearly indicated that it was some sort of viral marketing for a new entry in the Fallout series. And though Bethesda remained tight-lipped throughout, there were countdowns that were seemingly leading to a major announcement. And on December 6th, that announcement came:
The 1st Reveal
Many were flabbergasted by the reveal of the Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up” appearing on the site (along with the title ‘That’s It Tunnel Snakes’), but we at Dorkly could not be more excited. How exactly is Fallout 4 going to integrate Mr. Astley and/or his hit 1987 song? Given most of the previous entries only had music from the 1950s and earlier, this is a major departure for the series. Here are our current theories:
1. The eponymous “survivor” is Rick Astley.
As of 2299, Mr. Astley would be 333 years old - which is HALF of the number of The Beast in biblical writings (666). Coincidence? Very unlikely. Probably represents the karma system in the game - half-good, half-evil. The real question would be how did the multi-platinum recording artist manage to survive so long? A combination of cybernetic science and radiation poisoning turning him into a ghoul seems like the logical answer. It will be an exciting departure for the series to let you play as a ghoul cyborg instead of a human, and we cannot wait to try it out!
2. The lyrics of “Never Gonna Give You Up” are the real key.
"We’re no strangers to love - you know the rules and so do I.” = Note the use of the word “strangers” here. Clearly referencing the 2008 horror film, The Strangers, which was filmed in South Carolina - South Carolina likely acting as the setting for Fallout 4.
"We know the game, and we’re gonna play it.” = Fallout 4 is a game, which the developers know, and they’re gonna play it for Quality Assurance testing to make sure it’s as bug-free as possible upon release.
"Never gonna run around and desert you.” = What’s another meaning of the word “desert”? Here it’s used as a verb, but it can also be a noun, as in a large, dry, arid area, usually a hot sandy terrain. In the aftermath of nuclear war, it’s possible South Carolina has been reduced to nothing but a desert.
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