Fallout Contest Winners


The results of the Fallout 10th Anniversary Contest are finally out:

After plowing through more entries than we ever thought possible, we whittled the list of over 17,000 entries down to the 12 finalists and picked a winner for the Fallout 10th Anniversary Contest. The entry that came out on top was ‘Grim Reaper’s Sprint,’ which restores all your action points whenever you kill an opponent. Congratulations to Marc-André Deslongchamps from Montreal for his winning entry. He selected the PC Grand Prize and takes home a boatload of goodies in addition to getting his Perk in Fallout 3. We’ll have a little interview up with Marc-André today or tomorrow.

Click to know the names and Perks that got some nice prizes.

Grand Prize Winner

Grim Reaper’s Sprint
Everytime you kill an opponent, all your action points are automatically restored.Submitted by: Marc-Andre Deslongchamps

Runners Up

Falling from Heaven
When you’re in a combat and losing it, a random object (a spoon, a table, etc.) might fall from the sky and hit your enemy, causing damage (the amount of damage is relevant to the mass of the object). This perk naturally only works outdoors.Submitted by: Ville Hankipohja
Crazy Eye
Opponents attacking from the front suffer a penalty to hit you because, seriously, that eye is freaking me out.Submitted by: Brett Harper
Money Talks
You receive a bonus to your Charisma, Reputation and Speech skills in direct proportion to your wealth.Submitted by: Kirby Go
Deal with the Devil
You sold your soul to the Devil. You feel hollow inside. You receive $500,000 in your inventory.Submitted by: DUPARC Melanie
You’ve learned to control the tone of your voice. By controling your voice you are better able to convice people to see your side of things or to rouse them to anger. You have now gained the ability of a second chance when talking to people.Submitted by: Jacob Eckelman
Clumsy Mother
Your mother wasn’t exactly the most graceful woman in the compound. So by the time you were walking you were dropped on your head… a LOT. As a result, you may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but your noggin is probably the toughest part of your body.
Intelligence – 20 ++
Headshots do no extra damage to you at all.Submitted by: Joshua Sims
European Accent
From old holovids in the vault you learned how to fake foreign accents. It wasn’t much good in the vault but outside it proves a useful skill. You have a much better chance of impressing and charming the ‘ladies’ if you lay on a thick french accent and breathe some nonsense in their ears. +15% to speech skillSubmitted by: Marco Stockmann
You’re twisted, seriously. It sometimes happens that somebody else inside you takes control over your mind and body. From time to time, somebody else can talk or act in your place. He gives you his skills and his vices for a short duration. You can suddenly talk science like a doctor and then think like a two year child at the very next second. Quite random and risky way of life. – This Perk allows short time accesses to different levels of dimensions of dialogs sentences and strongly affects the character sheet. Could be based on low intelligence and high luck, or so.Submitted by: Christophe Zerr
You have the uncontrollable urge to steal from people you talk to. They never notice it, but neither do you! You sometimes end up with their money or items. It’s like a disease!Submitted by: Mark Boomsma
You First
Through charismatic and dynamic leadership your followers are more inclined to risk their lives for you. This means your followers are more likely to be targeted than you.Submitted by: Mark Jackson
Nuclear Man (or Woman)
Your body reacts like a battery to radiation and you’ve learned to harness it. Once per day, you can unleash a mini Nuclear explosion from your body, causing (X) amount of damage to all combatants in (X) radius.Submitted by: Kevin Turner

Randomly Chosen Winners

Starfish Limbs
Ability to regenerate limbs and even head. Can recover from otherwise fatal damage.
Healing Rate+
Damage Resistance+Submitted by: Simon Kavanagh
Famous Singer
Your voice made wonders on the enclave radio staff and they decided to broadcast you on the waves. You’re now famous throughout the wasteland and people’s initial reaction is raised. But beware fame has also its drawbacks, even more in this harsh world.Submitted by: Julien Jourden
Puppet Master
You have a special little friend, your hand puppet who has followed you through thick and thin, and always has an opinion about things. (Gain an extra dialouge option)Submitted by: Lasse Petersen
Roboboy/Master Mechanics
You became very creative with Wasteland’s materials. You are now at a point that you can even make a robot up with A.I. once gathered proper materials! According to your skill rates, you can develop its skills for whatever you want it to be capable of.Submitted by: KIVILCIM GÜNBATTI
The ability to lie yourself out of any situation.Submitted by: Michael Eagen

You can read everything on the Bethesda Blog and the Official Fallout 3 Site.

Congrats to the winners!


21 thoughts on “Fallout Contest Winners

  1. Jesus, there are some overkill Perks in there. Restoring all APs when killing an opponent just risks throwing balance out the window the more powerful a character gets. Nuclear Man is just outrageous. Once a day? Is the main quest on a timed limit? If not, way to go on giving a free AoE attack with no penalties.

    Crazy Eye is hilarious? Ok.

    Hey, I’m not bitter 🙂 I ran for fun and winning was never on mind. If any of my Perks were there, I probably wouldn’t even be phased. But regardless of what I may feel about my submissions, seriously, there is some really bad stuff in there.

  2. Some (most) of those are just plain awful. That is what passes for clever and humorous at the Beth offices? I’m sorry but whatever goodwill was created by running this contest has been squandered by complete dissappointment with the winners. I now find myself very sincerely hoping the Bethesda staff can write better than they can read.

  3. *cough* Thank god. I’m not particularily into that one of mine they chose. I’ll take the price that comes with it, though.
    It’s European Accent anyway. Personally, I liked these ones more:

    ‘Favorite Hand’
    You’re an avid ‘Cat’s Paw’ collector. You love ‘reading articles’ and you’re always on the hunt for those elusive magazines.
    +5% to hit with one-handed weapons.

    ‘Split personality’
    The wasteland and your experiences there have not had a kind effect on your mind. You cracked and split into two distinctive personalities. From time to time the dominating personalities change.
    Ability: After choosing this perk you can access the character screen and distribute points again – effectively making a new character. In the game your character changes between these two profiles from time to time – initiated by important events or meetings. You cannot directly influence these changes.
    Requirements: ???

    ‘Knight of the living dead’
    You watched way to many horror flicks in the vault. Particularily Zombie movies were a large part of your life. You know all the tricks, all the strategies and you’re burning to try them out.
    Effect: No dialogue with Ghouls. You instantly turn into zombie-killer-mode once you become aware of one.
    [note: this is a fun perk. to undo the negative effect of not being able to socialize with ghouls it would be neat to have special death sequences for ghouls – modelled after scenes from zombie movies]

    ‘Geek Guard’
    Dang, your smart. And with that knowledge comes the experience that there’s always a bully out there waiting to give you an atomic wedgie. So you plan ahead and use your amazing mindpowers to cultivate your own bodyguards.
    Requirements: Intelligence of 9
    Effect: +1 companion

    You’ve become quite distinctive on your own right. You are shaped by the perks you choose, but you also shaped them a bit.
    Requirement: Level 21
    Effect: minor bonus to the effects of all other choosen perks
    [The last perk you ever choose, kind of…]

    Late-night- and early-morning hours are no stranger to you – sleep is something that seems to elude you. On the other hand it gives you plenty opportunity to meet and experience the strange, the weird and the funny.
    Effect: really special encounters between the (realtime) hours of 11pm and 05am.
    [This last one is kind of a homage to Dungeon Keeper.]

  4. Got no idea. Other then having seen my name on the website I have no word yet. I’m still hoping for a new graphics card, which means I’ll probably get a bobblehead and a T-shirt. *sigh*

  5. Process Of Elimination

    Congrats to the winners, and, and, and …
    perhaps to pass the time, we can speculate from those selected, what features or gameplay,
    may or may not be in B’s FO3.

    Perhaps to pass the time, we can speculate from those *not* selected what, features or gameplay, …

    Briar Killzig. dual wielding of pearl handled Hopalong Cassidy pistoles may have to wait
    for happier trails.


    Off topic.
    Have “”upgraded”‘ to Mac OS 10.5 and am experiencing problems.
    Natural event, some cause and effects stand true.
    Quicktime, Mail, ALL passwords, USB bus lock, flakey back up back ups,
    especially deletion of features i still use by divine decree that trash other app-s,
    be comforted that on the Apple discussion site,
    the attitude from the high post count guru’s is these problems are MY problems.
    Deal with it.
    Natural event, some cause and effects stand true. :/

    So passwords in general have been trashed including ones for Word Press.
    Doing dial up was an uphill reinstall of info.
    I’ll thank Briosa now for the clearing of my last comment on Beth’s Blog.

    Briosa’ I’m pinging your blog from different U.S. state,
    with new password cookie,
    will you score another unique hit?
    Using dial up, I can access mucho AT+T servers,
    could I start a home biz that offer’s unique hits,
    pyramid growth potential of this dubious intellectual property(!?!)
    or are the pro’s already doctoring their traffic to inflate there ad value? 🙂


  6. Perhaps to pass the time, we can speculate from those *not* selected what, features or gameplay, …

    Good idea

    Have “”upgraded”‘ to Mac OS 10.5 and am experiencing problems.

    You are not the only one, things are a bit messy right now, people are starting to call it “Apple’s Vista” 🙂

    I’ll thank Briosa now for the clearing of my last comment on Beth’s Blog.

    Everything WordPress is scared of you. Conspiracy theory follows.

    Briosa’ I’m pinging your blog from different U.S. state,

    And a state from which this blog gets a lot of hits. Quite a lot.

  7. Apple’s Vista!

    Apple’s Vista! Truer words have not been spoken, oh great seer!

    Thanks Briosa’ for that vista of wisdom. 🙂

    Since 10.5, my install of Fire Fox for Mac has had trouble loading your Word Press page. Long long long time.
    Safari, usual time for dial up.
    Use alt log ins on this Mac to exploit ‘new’ game save slots for FO1+2.
    Difficult when password ‘key chain’ trashed. Perhaps when ‘Internet Connect’ was rolled into ‘Network Preferences’.
    Hostile to dial up user ”losers”.
    Oh, guess the true illuminati, have perfect broad band hook ups.
    Pardon me.

    On Topic! –>

    I think I recall, a ‘chan’ at NMA mentioned Bethesda didn’t want other’s Intellectual properties stirred into the submitted Perks.
    Makes sense. Wish I knew.
    How did FO1 + 2 do it for the movie cowboy associated bb gun?
    A calculated miss spelling of Red Rider?


  8. I think I recall, a ‘chan’ at NMA mentioned Bethesda didn’t want other’s Intellectual properties stirred into the submitted Perks.

    It’s Chang, from the Beth boards, another runner up. He did say that and it’s true, I wasn’t aware of that either.

  9. Just heard from Pete regarding the prices. This is my share of the loot, if anybody cares:
    * Logitech G15 keyboard
    * Logitech G9 mouse
    * a Vault Boy Bobblehead
    * a Vault Boy decal

  10. Yeah, no graphics card. I whining inside. A lot. Still, got something out of it. The keyboards gonna come in handy, mine is errr… kinda grimy and starts to grow furry stuff.
    Got a bobblehead, though!

  11. Damn! That’s hardcore! Growing furry mold in the keyboard is something else. Jebuz trist! I want some pics from that one.


    Also, maybe you could take off all the keys without damaging the molden hairy layers underneath and photograph it please?

  12. Guys, guys, guys… joke?
    Come on, seriously now. My keyboard might *cough* be bit grimy due to overuse lately but not to the point where I need a lawnmover to clean it.
    I think you’ve been too long on the internet, viewing too many weird stuff by weird people and – while falttered you count me amongst them – I’m not.
    I’m known to occasionally clean them to, sitting there afterwards and doing the whole puzzle thing – where goes which key ‘n stuff.

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