« on: November 21, 2009, 06:07:57 AM »
The following is an e-mail exchange I had with someone that works for Bethesda. I was asking if there was any place I could buy the posters you see all over the place in Fallout 3 (Vault Boy and the family playing football)
Subject: Fallout 3 absent from one aspect of my life
Message: I have spent a great number of hours walking the wastes, fighting radscoprions, Deathclaws and mutants of many shapes and degrees of difficulties. I applaud your abilities to make the wastelands fun and educational while I take a baseball bat to the head of some raider after my oddly large collection of tin cans and iguana on a stick.
However, as i walk around, I see hundreds of posters promising a better future for myself underground with the smiling Vault boy and a family playing the football I was never given for Christmas, yet i cannot find anywhere online to purchase it. I need to get to word out, but I am stuck as my Xbox is currently on an airplane being flown to meet me here in Iraq.
There are many things I love. Women\'s roller derby, The Cardinals baseball team and obscenely large computer monitors, but none of them prepare me for the wastelands and the problems I will encounter there. I hope you can point me towards a remedy for this problem. There are no Vaults in the middle east, but I can start building for my brighter future
Sgt Francis Horton
Are you looking for the poster? Sorry, we don't have those available.
Best of luck to you in Iraq. Thanks for playing Fallout 3.
If you shoot me your mailing address out there, I might be able to send along some Fallout stuff.
All the best, and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Matt (name withheld)
Sr. Community Manager
Wow, I hardly expected a reply. Now you are the people that created one of my favorite games, and you're nice enough to reply to me. You can reach me at:
Sgt Francis Horton
APO AE 09374
Anything you send to decorate my room or desk would be greatly appreciated. I'll send you pictures if I get anything.
Thanks and keep up the good work on your end. You guys prove that there are some companies who know you don't have to sacrifice a good story to make an excellent game.
No problem -- it'll be awhile, I just started my vacation (flew back home to see my alma mater hopefully beat the Buckeyes). And because of what you're doing out there, I'll give you a pass on being a Cards fan (I'm a Tigers fan).
I'll see what I can find for you when I get back.
I don't know what I'm going to get, but I'll post pictures as soon as anything shows up. At the least, the poster that came with the expansion packs. Either way, I thought it was really cool he responded and has enough love to try and send me stuff. Great game and great people