If you’ve played Fallout 4 (and you probably have), you’ll know that the start of the game sees your character receive a visit from a representative of Vault-Tec, the shady corporation behind the underground dwellings folks used to survive the nuclear holocaust of the Fallout franchise.
YouTube’s ICEnJAM has cleverly taken sound clips from the over eager Vault-Tec rep, and has been using them to cold call people in real life.
The results are predictably very funny indeed, mostly for the bewildered reactions to what Mr Vault-Tec is trying to “sell”… after all, hard as it may be to believe, not everyone is so clued up on the world of Fallout. Receiving an urgent call regarding a “fallout shelter” must be quite a disconcerting experience.
The fact that the victims of this prank fall for it so easily is a real testament to the strong voice acting in Fallout 4, and the reps pre-recorded lines work perfectly in the context of a cold call.
ICEnJAM is actually an old hand at these videogame related prank calls. He’s also used lines from the likes of Skyrim, Fallout 3, GTA V, and Mafia II to hoodwink the masses.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.