Cool Gifts For Guys: Fallout 4

Fallout 4 Obsessed [Cool Gifts For Guys]

Fallout Costumes from Dragoncon 2015

This guest post comes to you from my man, David S. White. (Pictured here on the right with our friend Stephen, all dressed up in their Fallout costumes at Dragoncon 2015!) When he’s not making movies, David’s geeking out on Star Wars, costuming and video games. I know that once Fallout 4 comes out this fall, I won’t see much of him for a few weeks, so I asked him to share some of his favorite gift ideas for other Fallout obsessed folks!

If you haven’t heard, Fallout 4 is due out November 10, 2015. This is definitely one of the most anticipated games of the year and frankly, long overdue. Fallout is everything I want from a game: violence, interactive and compelling story, moral choices and OPEN WORLD. I’ve been a big fan of the series since the beginning and the new game can’t get here fast enough.

I’ve already blocked out my time for November and told my dear Miss Malaprop not to expect too much of me after the 10th. In the meantime, I’ve been trying to get my Fallout fix through consumerism…

Gifts For Guys: Fallout 4 Obsessed

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Unfortunately, all the special editions that come with a pipboy are sold out (they sold out within hours of their announcement), but you can still reserve your copy of the regular edition of the game. (Need a pipboy for your Fallout cosplay? You can always order a DIY version 3-D printed by a fellow Fallout fan.)

I know there are various opinions on game guides. Personally, I don’t normally buy them, but games like Fallout are an exception. First, I like to play through it without using the game guide very much. Then I’ll do another play through and use the game guide to make sure I don’t miss all the cool stuff and achievements. If you decide to get the game guide, I’d definitely opt for the limited hardcover edition, Vault Dweller’s Collector’s Edition Survival Guide, as it has more content.

Of course, you want to be prepared with your essential Fallout game survival gear for the long nights you’ll be playing the game. Think about a classic Fallout t-shirt. (Fun fact: the vault boy isn’t giving the thumbs up, he’s actually using a technique developed by the army to determine if you’re at a safe distance from a nuclear explosion.)

Since you’ll be playing this in the winter, it would be a good idea to have something to put on for those rare occasions when absolutely must venture outside of your vault into the wasteland. Something warm… and cool. Like this Brotherhood of Steel Salvation Hoodie from ThinkGeek. (The hoodie pictured above is now sold out, but you might like this Men’s Fallout 4 Nuka Bombs Hoodie instead.)

I suppose, if you’re going to be absent from your relationship for a long stretch of time, it might be wise to at least not smell like a feral ghoul. But how do I remind myself that radiation can be deadly, even in the bathroom? With this stylish hazmat bath mat, that’s how.

Fallout Fan Art and Cosplay Props by TheSkimDotNet

Need to get in the spirit while you’re waiting for Fallout 4 to come out? Complete your cosplay with some fan art from TheSkimDotNet!

Did I mention that I can’t wait for Fallout 4?!?

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David White

David S. White is an accomplished New Orleans cinematographer & camera operator with years of experience, including Steadicam and drone aerial videography. David has worked on shows like Swamp People, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce and Filthy Riches, as well as on narrative films. David was the Director of Photography on the award-winning documentary Bayou Maharajah, about the life and times of legendary New Orleans musician James Booker. He has also shot & directed numerous music videos, including New Orleans bounce artist Katey Red’s Where Da Melph At and Don’t Speak (Make Ya Booty Go).