What could it all mean?
By Tim Colwill on November 26, 2013 at 10:33 am
If you’ve been following the saga of thesurvivor2299.com then you’ll know that it’s either a hint to an upcoming Fallout game announcement or an incredibly good hoax — and at this point frankly either would be okay.
The latest update to the site is the addition of a new code string, which translates into “one two two seven two zero one three || one one two five two zero one three” — or in plainer English, 27 December 2013, and 25 November 2013. What could these dates mean? Well it’s November 25 right now in Australia, but presumably if this is a genuine Bethesda site it won’t tick over to the 25th until US time, so check back later tonight or tomorrow and we should hopefully have found out.
Various codes have come and gone on the site, all of which have been feverishly captured and examined by excited Fallout fans. So far those include:
“MY DEAR SISTER. I’M HEADING TO THE INSTITUTE. GOD KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS PLACE NOW. THIS OLD BASTARD WILL HELP US. HE MUST HELP US. –0321–”
“Nuclear winter is coming. Reserve your future home today! ###PERMISSION DENIED BY OVERSEER (15334) ###” (it previously read “Nuclear winter is coming. Reserve your future home today! 877-260-2299″
“the quabbin reservoir is seven zero four two two nine nine”
Calling that phone number above reportedly resulted in the ‘Tranquility Lane’ theme from Fallout 3 being played down the phone to you, but the number has since been disconnected. Very mysterious.
If you’re dead curious, keep an eye on this Reddit thread for some extensive investigation and updates.