History Headscratchers / Fallout

6th Jan '17 1:09:12 AM GhostlyBrony
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** Well the real answer has to do with royalty fees. Even though Zenimax Stuidos and Bethesda are major companies who have produced/published very popular games, licensing music for video games isn't a cheap affair. Plus you get into the issue of speculation of cultural progression. Who will really know what sort of music will be trendy in the year 2077? It's easier to just go for a select few songs to set a mood and stick with that.
** Also worth noting, other music did exist. When you ask Three Dog why the variety of music is so poor, he tells the Lone Wanderer that the music that he plays over the radio is literally the only music that survived the wear and tear of the ages. There were other songs he tried to make work but they were broken beyond repair. So you can simply handwave that the music you hear over the radio in the games isn't representative of all that existed between the 1950s and 2070s, but rather that's all that remains from that time period. Though of course this gets into fridge logic territory when you realize that Holotapes have enough data capacity on them to record the entire Library of Congress if need be, so why can't couldn't they store music on those?
5th Jan '17 6:55:28 AM Bauglir100
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[[folder: Musical Stasis]]
The series is meant to have a 1950s vibe to it, but are we seriously meant to believe that nobody made new music between the 1950s and 2077? No songs from the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Michael Jackson, or their Fallout equivalents? Sure, we got Slipknot and other modern rock bands in ''VideoGame/FalloutBrotherhoodOfSteel'', but...[[FanonDiscontinuity nobody likes to talk about that game]].
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6th Dec '16 7:57:29 PM GhostlyBrony
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** Probably the fact that war and the militaristic culture was never really culturally rejected by Fallout universe Americans. While Hippies and the Peace movement did exist in the FO universe, its clear that they never got anywhere near the traction it did in real life and it is implied that Nixon was never impeached. This led to the embrace of traditional American authoritarian values with nothing to question them, and thus - cultural stagnation.

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** Probably the fact that war and the militaristic culture was never really culturally rejected by Fallout universe Americans. While Hippies and the Peace movement did exist in the FO universe, its clear that they never got anywhere near the traction it did in real life and it is implied that Nixon was never impeached. This led to the embrace of traditional American authoritarian values with nothing to question them, and thus - cultural stagnation.
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6th Dec '16 7:55:04 PM GhostlyBrony
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[[folder: The possible return of nuclear weapons]]
* This is more hypothetical than anything else but I'm curious how the writers of Fallout plan to handle the issue of a strong military force attaining nuclear weapons in future games. To be blunt, in light of the NCR's success in the West Coast and the Eastern Brotherhood of Steel bringing steady progress to the East Coast, civilization is going to return at some point in the future. What I'm wondering is how are these groups going to treat nuclear weapons when the option of attaining one presents itself? Not only are there a number of nuclear weapons left over from before the war (The Divide, Megaton, etc.) but eventually these factions will learn how to weaponize nuclear material like their ancestors did and create new ones. Do you think the cultural stigma surrounding nuclear weapons, after they ravaged the planet, will make it socially unacceptable for civilians to accept the presence of nuclear weapons in a military arsenal? Or do you think they're doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past and use nuclear weapons in warfare again?
11th Oct '16 6:22:16 AM Wercury
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** They're also Mr. Handys, not Gutsys.
27th Aug '16 8:23:17 AM erforce
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** While I mostly agree with you, that last sentence bugs me. Ahem, two words. [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket Raccoon]].

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** While I mostly agree with you, that last sentence bugs me. Ahem, two words. [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxy [[Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket Raccoon]].
19th Aug '16 8:20:17 PM Red_King
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** Check out the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/MetroLastLight Metro Series]] for an example of what Fallout Russia might look like

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** Check out the [[http://tvtropes.the[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Metro2033 Metro]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/MetroLastLight Metro Series]] for an example of what Fallout Russia might look like
19th Aug '16 8:16:36 PM Red_King
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**Check out the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/MetroLastLight Metro Series]] for an example of what Fallout Russia might look like
6th Jul '16 8:57:29 PM Zeta
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** Probably the fact that war and the militaristic culture was never really culturally rejected by Fallout universe Americans. While Hippies and the Peace movement did exist in the FO universe, its clear that they never got anywhere near the traction it did in real life and it is implied that Nixon was never impeached. This led to the embrace of traditional American authoritarian values with nothing to question them, and thus - cultural stagnation.
20th May '16 11:42:56 PM GirlieAllie
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** The nuclear tech miniaturization probably did not reach everyone like it did the United States. China invaded Anchorage because it needed the oil, and the U.S. could counter-invade China and push them back because of the fusion batteries fitting inside a man-sized tank, their mass-production to fit battalions. If the Chinese had similar nuclear miniaturization, which the Stealth Armor could support, it was apparently too costly for them to manufacture at the level the U.S. could. Even after the Great War, Fission Batteries are a widespread and essential item in the Wasteland.


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