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Fallout's 10th Anniversary Design-A-Perk Contest

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2007 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT

To celebrate Fallout's 10th Anniversary, released in (early) October 1997, Bethesda announced a “Design-a-Perk” contest where Fallout fans can design a new Perk for Fallout. The winner will have their Perk included in Fallout 3 and win their choice of a PC or Console Grand prize pack.

10 years ago the original Fallout was released and forever changed role-playing games. Now is your chance to be a part of Fallout history. Bethesda is giving you, the fans, a chance to design one of the perks for Fallout 3!

No, Bethesda isn’t going to tell you about any of the perks that are already in Fallout 3. First, that would spoil it, and second, they don’t want to color your ideas with anything we are, or aren’t doing. It’s a clean slate for you. Be creative.

Think of something in the spirit of Fallout. What would you really want your character to be able to do in the game? Don’t worry about any stat requirements or the level you would get it at. Just design a cool perk and we'll fit it in where it could go.

Part of what make Perks great are the Vault Boy images that goes with them. You can choose to use one of the generic icons we’ve provided to go along with your Perk if you’re not artistically inclined (that won’t hurt your chances of winning, in case you’re wondering) or you can choose to upload a drawing, sketch, photo, or creation of your own design. Send in a photo of yourself in the appropriate pose, sketch it on a napkin and scan it in...whatever you want.

If you win, you'll get your Perk in the game, your name in the game's credits, AND your choice of the grand prize from the Prize Vault: either the PC or the Console flavor.

All entries must be in by 11:59 pm (Eastern time) on October 31, 2007. We'll announce the winner of the contest, and all the other awardees, in November.

PC Grand Prize:

  • Your choice of an ATI or NVIDIA video card
  • Logitech G15 keyboard
  • Logitech G9 mouse
  • Logitech G51 Gaming Speakers
  • Vault Boy bobblehead
  • Vault Tec lunchbox
  • Fallout 3 t-shirt
  • Vault Boy decal

OR

Console Grand Prize:

  • Xbox 360 Pro
  • Logitech G51 Gaming Speakers
  • Vault Boy bobblehead
  • Vault Tec lunchbox
  • Fallout 3 t-shirt
  • Vault Boy decal

Bethesda’ll have plenty of prizes for runners-up and honorable mentions, and we’ll also pick from all the entries at random to give away some additional prizes just so everyone has a chance to win something. Prizes will include great stuff from our friends at NVIDIA, ATI, Logitech, and Microsoft, as well as Fallout schwag.

You can enter as often as you like, but you can only enter the same perk once, and you can only win once. All entries subject to the terms and conditions of the contest. Make sure you read them before you enter.

Good luck to everyone. Bethesda's looking forward to seeing your ideas.

Happy 10th Birthday to Fallout.

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