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I want to be a mutant, too

October 27th, 2008 by Troy Goodfellow · 8 Comments · Me

I glanced at a map of the territory covered in Fallout 3, and immediately noticed that my neighborhood of Metro DC is not there. Once again, Prince George’s County, Maryland gets the shaft, with not even the University of Maryland getting any love. Once again, it’s all about downtown DC, northern Virginia and Montgomery County, MD – the city and the posher suburbs.

Yes, our schools are terrible. And our county government is constantly being investigated for corruption. And the police force is on intimate terms with FBI civil rights investigators. And the UMD Terrapins aren’t much good at basketball anymore. All of which would make College Park, Greenbelt, New Carrollton and the environs a great place to spawn villainous mutants.


8 Comments so far ↓

  • Thomas

    Worse, isn’t Bethesda located in the Maryland suburb of the same name? They should really know better.

  • Troy

    They used to be in Bethesda, but are now in Rockville. Both are in Montgomery County, and therefore represented.

  • Andrew

    I agree Troy…

    I was thinking that Greenbelt would be an excellent location for a vault of some type, and I was hoping that I could pass the burned replica of my apartment complex…

    They should at least have included everything inside the beltway. That would have gotten UMD and a lot interesting territory into the game…

  • RobF

    Maybe they thought a nuked PG county filled with mutants had nothing on the real thing filled with PG cops.

  • Scott R. Krol

    Is your experience with Fallout 3 going to be virgin Fallout or have you played 1 and 2? I’m curious to know whether it’s Fallout in name only or do they capture the original games, only in a different perspective?

  • JonathanStrange

    You’ll always be a mutant to me!

  • Aleck

    Wait, you mean they haven’t nuked PG County yet? Why the hell not?

    (from “Fake Virginia”)

  • Osborn

    i want to be a good mutant and be part of the mutant world