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    For paper number two I’ve decided to go with the reputation mechanic in Fallout New Vegas. So what is the reputation mechanic? The reputation in Fallout New Vegas is a measurement of how the different factions in the game world or Mojave Wasteland perceive your character. It is affected by positive and negative actions that affect the faction in question, such as completing quests or killing members, of that faction. Reputation is separated into two categories: Fame and Infamy. Fame is positive and infamy is negative. Both types of reputation are tracked separately, the combination of which determines your reputation with any given faction. The benefits and drawbacks of any given reputation depend on the faction itself. So for example, you…

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    Survivalists: An American subculture The presence of survivalists or preppers as an American subculture can be traced back as early as the 1930’s. During World War II, as new homes and buildings were constructed, builders were adding bomb shelters to their structures. Occupants would then keep these bomb shelters or bunkers stocked in case of Nazi attacks. Advancing to the 1960’s and 1970’s, survivalist intentions changed due to differing circumstances. Preppers of this period were mainly…

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    The increase in cancer risks and cases can be attributed to the contamination of the food supply, water, and soil as a result of nuclear testing in the southwestern United States. Iron County, Nevada was one of the first exposed to radiation. Sheep and farmers were among those affected by nuclear testing and fallout. Eighteen to twenty thousand sheep were exposed to fallout from the 1953 test resulting in a one-million-dollar loss for farmers. Five years later citizens in Utah, Nevada, and…

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    their ad 's for many great titles and I believe the way they make ads are perfect and sell every time. But what games were successes and why start with the big start, Fallout 3. Fallout 3 was a game created for all platforms, PC, Xbox and PlayStation. The story takes place in a world where the style stuck in the 50’s era, but technology grows more advanced where you are a survivor of a massive world nuclear war and…

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    radiation given out by all three tests equaled around 58,300 kilo curies of radioiodine, which is way above any allowable or survivable limit. One test had civilians and soldiers stand on ground zero below the airborne detonation to prove that the weapons could be used over cities without “ill” effects. The tests in that single operation alone exposed tens of thousands of civilian personnel and military service men to the full effects of radiation and causing thyroid cancer, total failure of the…

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    Alas Babylon Analysis

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    Before the nuclear fallout covered many miles, “immense areas contaminable by a single bomb undoubtedly make radioactive fallout potentially one of the most lethal effects of nuclear war,” this harmed more people and goods then everyone would think (Funk & Wagnalls Editorial Staff). With the nuclear fallout this meant that if you had goods they were worth more than actually paper money. Some came to the bank to retrieve their money they had been working for but no one knew in a short while that…

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    The Useless Tree Analysis

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    The Useless Tree The theme topic is judgment. Judgment is when you are making assumptions on a person or living being based on their looks or personality. For example, if a person looks, dresses ugly or looks poor in life they might actually be rich. But they just want to be an individual. People's judgment might hurt the person very deeply. while in life they won't show it to you. Judging people isn't good because that person might get hurt emotionally and maybe physically too. The useless…

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    A Radiological Dispersion Device, often referred to as an RDD or “dirty bomb”, contains conventional explosives (such as dynamite) and radioactive material. The intention is to spread radioactive material over a large area. RDDs are not a new idea. The military considered creating such devices in 1941. Dirty bombs are no longer considered practical for military applications and are now considered terrorist weapons (The Facts about “Dirty Bombs”, 2005, pg. 4). Radioactive materials are…

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    During the Cold War, the Marshall Islands served as a nuclear testing ground; sixty seven nuclear bombs were detonated by the United States government (17). On the 1st of March 1954 a hydrogen bomb, called Bravo was dropped on the Bikini Atoll (11). The bomb was dropped regardless of weather forecasts that predicted winds which would blow the radioactive fallout over much of the surrounding islands and the island’s inhabitants. The consequences that followed the explosion left the indigenous…

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    it” (313), “Within a few minutes, a light ash was raining on the car” (313). She also quotes one credible source, when she writes, “It took fourteen years….for cancer to show up in my mother-the same time, Howard L. Andrews an authority on radioactive fallout at the National Institutes of Health, says radiation cancer requires to become evident”(315). For the audience she was trying to capture I felt like her personal branding was enough evidence for them to trust her credibility. Yet to…

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