Gaming is a great source of non-passive entertainment, but it also allows you to transport yourself to other worlds, if only for a little while, which can ease the pain of reality (if that’s what you’re looking for). This was the case for Reddit user NoohjXLVII, who explained to his wasteland-dwelling Reddit cohorts that Fallout 4 helped him deal with the death of his father the year prior. Then, tragedy struck again, and NoohjXLVII‘s brother passed away due to diabetes complications.
Without his brother and father gone, NoohjXLVII turned to gaming and Reddit, where Bethesda noticed his posts:
When automotron came out, I made a bipedal sentry bot with hammer saws and named it after my father, so in a way I was traveling the wasteland with my father. (He had the body type of a sentry bot… And liked to do wood working as a hobby hence be hammer saws).. The name of the bot was GR-36, as his name was Greg.
Anywho… It let me bond with my dad. Just wished the sentry bot voice had more interesting things to say, but it’s alright.
However, today my younger brother (age 24) is in the ICU… They don’t think he’ll make it. diabetes related stuff. He and I both loved the fallout franchise, always theorizing what we’d do if the events of fallout occurred in real life. He always wanted to be a super mutant and I wanted to be a ghoul, so we could travel the world together forever.