Are you a fan of the Fallout video game series?
Perhaps you prefer the original Interplay games: Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 (among others). Or perhaps you prefer the Bethesda Fallout Games: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, or – unlikely but not impossible – Fallout 76.
Whatever era of Fallout you prefer, it can’t be denied that the Fallout series is a major success in not just the gaming world, but also pop culture in general.
Fallout means different things to different people, but there are a few themes that every single Fallout game shares:
- Rebirth, or the importance to rebuild after things go pear-shaped
- Large companies are untrustworthy (i.e. Vault Tec)
- Factions, representing various beliefs
Fallout, more than any other series, was able to brand political ideals. The Brotherhood controls technology. The NCR and the Minutemen help settlers. The Institute forgoes short-term gains for their long-term goals.
And let’s not forget Vault Boy and Vault Girl, the long-time and instantly recognizable corporate mascots of the Fallout universe!
Tattoos are great conversation starters, too. So why wear your heart on your sleeve when you could get a sleeve tattoo of the NCR ranger from the cover of Fallout: New Vegas?