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Fallout 4 teaser troll is a “douche,” explains why

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That Fallout 4 teaser site suckered a lot of people, raising way too much false hope. The guy who went through all of that trouble is naturally not one of the internet’s favourite people right now, has explained just why he did it. He’s also called himself a “douche,” which is a sentiment that’s hard to argue with.

“Uhm, Hello? I’m the Prick behind thesurvivor2299,” he said, opening a reddit AMA.

He was quite hopeful that his site and the media attention focused on it would force Bethesda to play its hand.

“Some men just want to watch the world burn. I wanted to force Bethesda to reveal something during VGX, and bring [the Reddit] Fallout community together (for at least 3 weeks). Unfortunately, this plan failed.”

His plan was release a self-made CGI trailer for a non-existent game – but Bethesda got in contact and kindly asked him to stop his crap.

“I’m one of these ‘selfish bastards with a lot of money’ so I wanted to release a CGI trailer. But Pete [Hines, Bethesda’s PR boss] killed my plans. Maybe I’ll release it later along with the script, so somebody else can use it… I don’t wan’t to piss off Bethesda at this time even more.”

Bethesda also warned him that people would not be happy – and yes, he’s received a few death threats already.

He also said he  still plans on releasing the CGI trailer at some point after December 11, also revealing that he spent about $900 getting the whole thing going. 

“I know I’m a douche,” he clarified.

Yes. Yes you are.

Last Updated: December 10, 2013


  1. Umar Seeker of Truth

    December 10, 2013 at 13:05

    Seems thesurvivor2299 caused quite a ….. Situation….YEEEEEEEEAAAHHH


    • Admiral Chief of Souls

      December 10, 2013 at 13:06



    • Hammersteyn

      December 10, 2013 at 13:06

      He didn’t quite expect so much…….. Fallout?


      • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

        December 10, 2013 at 13:08

        Well, it’s not like it’s the end of the world


        • That Tall Twit

          December 10, 2013 at 13:09

          …as we know it.


  2. VinTaco

    December 10, 2013 at 13:11

    His goal was interesting, glad he fessed up though.


    • Admiral Chief of Souls

      December 10, 2013 at 13:12



  3. Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

    December 10, 2013 at 13:11

    Would have saved him the death threats if he just sent me the $900.


  4. Kensei Seraph remembers Madiba

    December 10, 2013 at 13:13

    http://www.bundle-in-a-box.com/ has The Indie Ordinary Gamer Bundle for those who are interested.
    I sort of expect something from Zoe about it.


  5. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    December 10, 2013 at 13:15

    Seriously? Death threats? I don’t even think people bother to send criminals death threats. But that guy that made the fake Fallout website etc? Yeah. HIM.. HE deserves a death threat. Because he ruined my f***ing life.

    The people who sent you death threats suck more than you do, Mr Not-So-Weirdly-Muscled-Fake-Fallout-Guy (lol @ header).


  6. Kensei Seraph remembers Madiba

    December 10, 2013 at 13:19

    Is it just me or is there something wrong with the fingers of the guy in the header image?


  7. Galbedir

    December 10, 2013 at 13:19

    Death Threats because of a game…some people need to get outside, maybe attempt to talk to a member of the female species..


  8. Sentient_Slug

    December 10, 2013 at 13:32

    I think he is a champion of justice. Get that man a double bells on the rocks with a splash of bells.


  9. Mark Treloar

    December 10, 2013 at 13:43

    You think he’s a douche? Anyone who invested their time and interest in his site needs to direct their comments to Bethesda. After all the site was up for how long without any word from Bethesda. They could have denied it on day one but chose not to. The only reason he’s a douche is because he chooses to believe he is one.


  10. Rock789

    December 10, 2013 at 15:06

    Captain Douche of the self-styled ship “Douche-baggery”. That’s right – you, sir, are a douche! And that’s all I have to say about that…

    Now, if only Bethesda would give us a hint as to their next open-world project…


  11. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    December 10, 2013 at 15:23

    The rage I have for this dick knows no bounds.


  12. Wesley Fick

    December 10, 2013 at 22:03

    I find it interesting that few people in the gaming press are reporting on how the whole thing was a planned fanfiction, not a reveal to the game as DCHoaxer revealed in his Reddit AMA.


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