You Know You're Addicted to Fallout When...


You know you're addicted to Fallout when... you named your cat Deathclaw or your dog Dogmeat. You ask for Nuka-Cola at restaurants and you wish you could solve your problems with a Fat Man. You also collect bottle caps because... you never know. Keep reading to find out more about what triggers your Fallout addiction.

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How Do You Know You're Addicted to Fallout?

You know you're addicted to Fallout when...

Addicted to Fallout 3

- You save bottle caps because, after all, they're the currency of the future.
- You're scared of shopping carts... (James Hess)
- You tried to pay with bottle caps instead of real money. (James Stupplebeen)
- You've gone into a pharmacy and asked for some Buffout, RadAway or Rad-X.
- You named your cat Deathclaw. (Dennis van Wilgen)
- You named your cat Fawkes. (Amanda Spradlin)
- You see random bobby pins on the street and pick them up. (Nick Brown)
- You know you are addicted to Fallout when you named your dog Dogmeat.
- Instead of calling an exterminator, you shoot bugs with a shotgun.

- Your mom yells at you for taking her pressure cooker to make weapons. (Fuchi Koma)

- You think you'll just finish this mission and go to bed, then the sun rises.
(Suri David Gutierrez)

- You joined the army and wonder when you'll get your Power Armor and Plasma Rifle.

- When you have literally thousands of games, but you only want to play Fallout. (Dan Beard)

- You try to mod ordinary kitchen utensils into weapons. (River MacIntyre)
- You added "Hero of the Wastes" as your current job on your Facebook profile.
- You say things like "In Gob we trust." or "What the Fawkes?" (Amanda Miron)
- You wish you could VATS your enemies. (Ellen Marlow)
- You keep pressing TAB in other FPS games, expecting a Pip-Boy. (Ivory Keys)
- Your wedding dance is "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire". (Amanda Spradlin)
- You've asked for a Plasma Rifle at your local gun shop.
- You're saying you're going to New Vegas instead of Las Vegas. (Chris Gomez)
- You wish you could solve your problems with a Fat Man. (Frederik Klaschen)
- When you're secretly wishing for a nuclear war. (Julia Raquel Edvardsen)
- You created a Fallout page on Facebook.

- You fail to get a date and try to reload so you can pass the speech check (Oliver Alvarez).
- You visit a city and imagine it as it would be in the Fallout universe. (Stephanie Boor)

- You say "War never changes" whenever you see a conflict.
- You wonder if you can do stuff based on your real-life S.P.E.C.I.A.L. (Nicholas Anderson)
- You go to McDonald's and order a Nuka-Cola instead of a Coca-Cola. (C.j. Jackson)
- You're planning to go somewhere and raise your wrist to fast travel. (Brad Haeberlin)
- You take a glass of water and think "This is radiation free". (Jura Lukacevic)
- You believe laying on a bed will heal broken limbs instantly. (Rubby Almaraz)
- You avoid roads with car accidents because you don't have any RadAway. (Nikhil Sharma)

- Your phone includes the Galaxy News Radio soundtrack. (Justin Hardesty)

- You have a pile of teddy bears and garden gnomes in your room. (Stephen Hardy)
- You're in the locker room at work and you're searching for bobby pins. (Thomas Musto)
- You call in sick to beat the new released Fallout game! (Gord A. Richardson)
- You have a huge obsession with abandoned towns. (Charissa Bennett Inabnet)

- You've been banned from church for yelling "Praise Atom and his Holy glow!"

- You play Fallout 3 on the Christmas morning before the kids wake up. (Soryu Dragon)
- The ticking of a clock gives you an irrational fear of radiation. (Tyler Gaches)
- When you get hurt and ask for a Stimpak you are addicted to Fallout. (Simon Ross)
- You have the BoS emblem for a tattoo. (Daniel McCartney)
- Instead of celebrating birthdays, you level up. (Chris Mellon)
- You press L2 or V for VATS in every FPS game. (Brady Rak)
- You can sing along to every song on the radio. (Everardo Feliciano)
- You look down at your wrist expecting to find a Pip-Boy. (Jacob Daniel Horne)
- You can't drink Coca-Cola for fear of it having radiation... (Alex Bramer)
- You stand in front of a closed store for 15 hours, waiting for it to open. (Ed Burns)
- You wake up and play for 2 hours, then think about it all day. (James Lyle)
- You often wake up from nightmares in which you hear "assume the position". (Chris Sale)

- You exit your house on sunny mornings thinking "Just like leaving Vault 101." (Erin Gurel)

- You don't exercise because "you are overencumbered and cannot run." (Katie Rose)
- You open up a bottle of soda and your kids say "bottle cap added."
- You're playing GTA and keep trying to search the trashcans. (Richard Gangi)

- You write your own Wasteland Survival Guide that includes a list of every location of ever teddy bear in the game, including the secret huge bear. (Maharet LeFay )

- You are always humming 'Butcher Pete'. (Keegan Shaw)
- You wish for a nuclear holocaust to make your life more interesting. (Daniel Pace)
- You're still reading this list... Yep, you're definitely addicted to Fallout!
- When you know, deep down, that war... war never changes. (Joe Waites)
- When you feel [Hidden] while crouching right in front of someone. (Levi Deaton)
- You start researching for how to make your own Nuka Cola. (Isaiah LeBlanc)
- You learn to lockpick with bobby pins in real life. (Ric Aguilar)
- When you go to bed and a menu comes up asking how long you want to sleep. (@falloutlsd)

- You posted on the official Fallout page asking where the bloody, bloody hell is Fallout 4?!?

- When celebrating Christmas with the family, all you want is to go back to the Wasteland. (Nick Wikke)

- You created a Fallout-themed playlist and frequently update it. (Rodion Melnikov)


Addicted to Fallout 1 & 2

You know you're addicted to the classic Fallout games when...

- A friend comes to visit and you ask "What the bloody, bloody, bloody hell are you doing here?"

- You stop people on the street and try to barter with them.
- You refer to the mall as The Hub. (addicted to Fallout 1)
- You move only after everyone else has (Fallout's turn-based system).
- You refer to your boss or teacher as "The Master".
- You've searched the desert looking for a flipped over Nuka-Cola truck.
- You tried to buy groceries with flares and rocks.
- You asked at the local store when the next caravan would come.

- You spent one vacation at Roswell searching for the alien blaster.
- You asked a drug dealer to get you some Buffout, RadAway or Mentats.
- You wonder why time doesn't go by faster when you're traveling outside the city.
- You have children named Ian, Aradesh, Tandi or Tycho.
- You visit strangers' homes and have this strange urge to loot everything.
- You wonder why your phone alarm doesn't have a "Rest until healed" option.
- You insult your friends by saying, "Sure, shoot me in the back, Ian".
- You divide your water into rations. (addicted to Fallout 1)
- When going to church, you look for Father Morpheus or The Master.
- You won't drink beer because you'll lose a point of your Perception.
- You go to the desert to search for The Master's army of Super Mutants.
- You expect books to disappear after you read them...
- You've been arrested for breaking into a military base to look for the vats.
- You're addicted to Fallout if you have a vault in your backyard, just in case.

- You can take a gang anytime! After all, you've fought Deathclaws and Super Mutants.

- You always see people with percentages above their heads. Strange...
- You painted the number 13 on the door to your basement.
- You explore caves in your area looking for Rad Scorpions.
- You are drinking water from a canteen (Michal Misztal).
- You can't leave town because you can't find the exit grid. Dammit!
- You sing 'Maybe' in the shower. (addicted to Fallout)
- You take a rope with you whenever you go in an elevator.
- You always refer to Coca-Cola as Nuka-Cola...
- You imagine your wife is Tandi and you're saving her from raiders.
- You spoke to your therapist about an approaching mutant army.
- You've been banned from church for yelling "Bless the Holy Flame!"
- You listed Vault 13 as your address on employment applications.

- You're addicted to Fallout when that's all you dream of. (Steven Robert Lang)

Oh, one last thing: you're addicted to Fallout when you are taking this list seriously. ;)


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