Fallout 3 mod released and MJ’s auction

I finally finished my Fallout 3 mod for the workbench. It’s on Fallout 3 Nexus and you can grab it here. It has three plugins: one for just Fallout 3, one supporting only the Operation: Anchorage stuff like the Gauss Rifle and the T51B armor, and one master plugin that supports everything. It makes things a little more ‘realistic’ by making you strip out armor and weapons and make repair packs that you can take out into the field and use instead. Only the “high tech” stuff was affected…like plasma rifles, laser rifles, tesla armor, and so on…with everything else left alone (like assault rifles, raider armor, etc..). Not everything could be covered, though, because the script apparently has a size limitation that restricted me from adding in too much stuff, but it’s out in the wild for everyone to play with.

Create kits to fix your stuff with! No more lugging around two or three suits of Tesla Armor.

Create kits to fix your stuff with! No more lugging around two or three suits of Tesla Armor.

In other news, I saw this pop up in the past week…Michael Jackson’s arcade collection on auction. It looks like the King of Pop is doing a little spring cleaning, but what is in his collection is an amazing plethora of odds and ends that would be the envy of any gamer looking to build a personal arcade in their basement. Seriously, take a look at these:

A spinning, gyroscopic cockpit that made flying Sega's After Burner a wholly different experience. Barrel rolls, climbs, and just trying to land on a carrier was an experience to remember.

A spinning, gyroscopic cockpit that made flying Sega's G-LOC a wholly different experience. Barrel rolls, climbs, and just trying to land on a carrier was an experience to remember.

Feeling a little nostalgic for Sega? Want to recreate your family room as a Sega showroom? Now's your chance.

Feeling a little nostalgic for Sega? Want to recreate your family room as a Sega showroom? Now's your chance.

It won't urge your to launch your breakfast as the R360 might, but it was still pretty fun to play on. And don't let the picture size fool you. This thing is slightly larger than a SMART car.

It won't make you launch your breakfast as the R360 might, but it was still pretty fun to play on. And don't let the picture size fool you. This thing is about as large as a SMART car.

I spent way too many tokens on this in the arcade during my misspent youth. I couldn't help it, it was hella fun.

I spent way too many tokens on this in the arcade during my misspent youth, although I was also partial to Captain America and the Avengers. Wolverine was always my favorite.

Somehow I didn't expect to see this in Jackson's house...

Somehow, I didn't expect to see this in Jackson's collection...

But there’s more…a lot more. Leafing through the catalogs at Julien’s Auctions shows that MJ had a ton of other incredibly cool (or creepy?) stuff lurking in his collection. Here’s a taste:

This is a life-sized Batman rubber suit statue with Michael Jackson as Batman. I guess this is one of the perks that comes with being called the King of Pop.

This is a life-sized Batman rubber suit statue with Michael Jackson as Batman (that's what the catalog says). I guess this is one of the perks that comes with being called the King of Pop.

No, not Freddy Krueger, Edward Scissorhands. These are apparently the actual props from the movie that Jackson wanted the lead for before it went to Depp. I'd like to see what Shamwow Vince could do with these.

No, not Freddy Krueger, Edward Scissorhands. These are apparently the actual props from the movie that Jackson wanted the lead for before it went to Depp. I'd like to see what Shamwow Vince could do with these.

This is one hardcore chess set, but I can't see it sitting in the corner of my room next to the magazine rack.

This is one hardcore chess set, but I can't see it sitting in the corner of my house next to the toaster and microwave. "King to OM NOM NOM NOM -Bishop six!"

There are quite a few Star Wars pieces in the collection, but Lego lovers will like this one...Darth Vader made out of Lego blocks.

There are quite a few Star Wars pieces in the collection, but Lego lovers will like this one...Darth Vader made out of Lego blocks.

They're even selling the gates...the GATES. Well, now you can have the snazziest driveway in the neighborhood for a few thousand bucks.

They're even selling the gates...the GATES. Well, now you can have the snazziest driveway in the neighborhood if you can get it home.

Need a throne?

Need a throne?

The auction hasn’t started yet (it begins on April 22) and they’re still adding things (the last catalog listing personal memorabilia isn’t available yet), but take a look if you’re curious to see just what is going to be hitting the block later this year. If you’re interested in bidding, you have to pay a small fee and arrange shipping yourself. But even if you’re not, this is a lot more interesting than the Acclaim auction that was held several years ago that cleared out their corporate HQ.

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