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The video game Red Menace being played on a Pip-Boy 3000 Mk IV.

A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a device such as on terminal or a PIP-Boy.

History[edit | edit source]

Prior to the Great War, video games were a rising medium of entertainment that saw moderate success in public, with video games holotapes being sold stand-alone or being included in magazines to entice sales.[1] Dedicated companies[2] and divisions of companies[3] were created to develop video games in an attempt to get a foothold in this burgeoning market. Video games spanned a wide spectrum of genres, including strategic defense,[4] platforms,[5] and text adventures.[6] Video games were also utilized by the United States Armed Forces in the form of Virtual Reality simulations, such as for training pilots in aerial dogfights tactics[7] and training soldiers in past battles.[8] Vault-Tec also used virtual reality for some of their Vault experiments, most notably in Vault 112 where the overseer and all residents have been in a simulation for over 200 years.

Video games (and in turn video game players) are often looked down upon for being childish and generally a complete waste of time with no redeeming social value.[9] However, even if video games are largely useless, they can pass the time and offer a distraction from the reality of a hellish post-apocalyptic wasteland.

List of known video games[edit | edit source]

Name Description
Anchorage Reclamation simulation An "accurate" simulated recreation of the Anchorage Reclamation that kills you in your VR pod if you die in the simulation.
Atomic Command Defend eight cities from nuclear bombardment by firing missiles to obstruct the trajectories of the incoming warheads.
Automatron Destroy the evil robots before they overwhelm you.
Grognak & The Ruby Ruins Grognak the Barbarian and his party embark to vanquish the evil warlord Grelok from the realm.
Nuka-Tapper Serve bottles of Nuka-Cola down three bar lanes to various customers as customers become more frequent.
Pipfall Find five Vault-Tec bobbleheads scattered throughout the wasteland while avoiding obstacles.
Red Menace Rescue Vault Girl from the Red Menace as you hop over barrels and dodge atom bombs.
Tranquility Lane A life simulation for the residents of Vault 112 corrupted by the megalomaniac Overseer Stanislaus Braun.
Reign of Grelok Grognak must adventure a fantasy landscape via text to defeat the evil warlord Grelok.
Wastelad Vault Boy, emerging from Vault 1, must journey through a post-apocalyptic wasteland to stamp out Chairman Cheng once and for all.
Zeta Invaders Destroy a grid of invading alien targets while defending four buildings with a roving tank.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Video games have appeared in Fallout, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4, and Fallout 76.

References

  1. RobCo Fun
  2. Planned Diversion Programming and Virtual Strategic Solutions, Inc.
  3. Vault-Tec Game Studios and Hubris Comics software division
  4. Atomic Command
  5. Pipfall and Red Menace
  6. Grognak & The Ruby Ruins and Reign of Grelok
  7. Nellis Air Force Base virtual reality pods
  8. Anchorage Reclamation simulation
  9. The Vault Dweller: ""
    Cleo: "{182}{}{Sorry I can't be more useful. Oh, and then there's the rumor about the ship from outer space. I think someone's been playing around with too many of Rufus's stupid games.}"
    (CLEO.MSG)