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  • RedHarlow - February 17, 2012 8:07 p.m.

    Come on now, Gametrailers.com has done 9 videos on the science of video games called...The Science of Games. Including a Fallout video. They even got Dr. Michio Kaku for the videos.
  • BladedFalcon - February 17, 2012 9:07 p.m.

    ...So what? Isn't GR allowed to make their take on it? And the article is well written and entertaining regardless.
  • Andrew Groen - February 18, 2012 9:31 p.m.

    Right, those articles hardly preclude us from doing our own take. And if people get a kick out of it then great. If you're satisfied with the cursory 2-minute interview with Kaku then that's cool too. I like to think these articles offer something a little more thorough than getting Michio Kaku to say: "Check it out: nanobots, bro" 9 different times.
  • SirDinkleman - February 17, 2012 7:26 p.m.

    "GARY!" "GARY!"
  • D0CCON - February 17, 2012 6:35 p.m.

    The one thing I thought couldn't be true was the fact that people would be leaving the vaults only 100 years after the bombs dropped. I know waste from nuclear plants takes tens of thousands of years before it reaches a low enough radiation level to be safe. I'd imagine that radioactivity from a full scale nuclear war would take a similar amount of time to become safe (or at least, well over 100 years).
  • kyle94 - February 17, 2012 8:14 p.m.

    Actually, not really. By 100 years after a nuclear war, DC wouldn't even be a wasteland even more, as new forests and shrubs grow. In 1975, the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency said this in a report: "For the survivors of a nuclear war, this lingering radiation hazard could represent a grave threat for as long as 1 to 5 years after the attack." However, this is "grave threat". For a few decades, without a doubt, there would still be threats, most notably birth defects. However, but a hundred years, it would be mostly safe.
  • Bodock - February 17, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    Maybe 30ish years ago nuclear war with china would have been a threat, but times have changed. Now America is China's #1 customer and is changing its economy for the better, and really the "communist threats" are a thing of the past. Communism itself is still taboo among Americans, but if you cover it up with "Liberalism" instead everyone is for it (I'm a liberal myself, but growing up in the south helped me see this). Also even if china has Hundreds of millions of soldiers to dish out, and this is a problem with allot of eastern countries, their combat strategies haven't changed in years and guess what, America has counter-strategies for the Chinese. At sea they have no hope against the legendary pacific naval force, our planes are far more sophisticated and with our special armor piercing rounds an air battle would be hopeless, and with technology that is currently in development (LASER TURRETS, FTW, POWER ARMOR, IM ONLY SCRAPING THE SURFACE OF BADASSERY THAT IS USA-ISREAL COLLABORATION, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA) not to mention the influence the USA is hated for is it's most powerful weapon. The only situation where China would attack is if Iran's search for allies succeeds in recruiting China, which is extremely unlikely, because China has embraced western culture, also because why would a 7'6" kid want to help the 3'4" kid fight the 64'4" because he attacked the huge kid's science fair partner.
  • Triscuitable - February 17, 2012 6:48 p.m.

    U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
  • BladedFalcon - February 17, 2012 9:18 p.m.

    "At sea they have no hope against the legendary pacific naval force." Funny, the Spanish thought the exact same of their naval force back in the 16th century when they came in conflict with England. They even called their naval force "La Armada invencible" Which translates into "The invincible armada." And they still got their asses kicked. What I'm trying to say is that taking too much pride and confidence in your military prowess is not only foolish, it usually leads to downfall. Or do I need to remind you about Vietnam? A country that was far smaller and "weaker" than Iran right now.
  • CitizenWolfie - February 18, 2012 2:27 a.m.

    BladedFalcon used "Vietnam War Fail!" *It's SUPER EFFECTIVE!* Game, set and match to BladedFalcon. Bodock explodes in a shower of coins.

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