Gaming’s Whacked Out Week: ‘Fallout 4’ Preordered with Bottlecaps

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chris-littlechild - June 27, 2015

If you're a gambling man, you'll know how it is. When a bet of long odds seems likely to actually freaking happen, there's panic, shat pants and betting shop store signs suddenly and mysteriously being flipped to the 'closed' side. Because if they don't deal with the situation, there's a chance that bookies may not make wheelbarrows full of our cashtacular. And if there's one thing these guys like, it's wheelbarrows full of our cashtacular.

Huzzah for Bethesda, then --nobody 'huzzahs' any more, and I really think they should-- for taking it on the chin and staying true to their word. A copy of Fallout 4 for 2,200 bottlecaps? why the eff not?

Bottlecaps, for the uninitiated, are the in-game currency of Fallout, and a canny fan wanted to try and preorder the game using real life ones. So, so many of them. Several years worth of horded ones, as he stated in a letter included in the package sent to Bethesda. The developer, either recognising the efforts of a die-hard fan or fearing the reprisal of the crazy bastard they had on their hands right here, went along with it.

The aforementioned fan is one GatorMacheteJr, who reports,

 '[Bethesda] told me since I was the first person to do this, I would be receiving a copy of the game this November, and that [they] would be running my caps over to deposit them at the People's Bank of Point Lookout.'

Via Kotaku

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