Here's What Happens When Our Nation's Capital Is Nuked

Late last year, the government conducted a study to discern what happens if DC is hit with a 10-kiloton nuke. Would it be good, or would it be bad? The results are in, and surprise! It would be very, very bad. » 3/14/12 3:20pm 3/14/12 3:20pm

Neon Indian: Fallout (Featuring Batshit-Crazy Animation From Adult Swim)

One of the perks of making dreamy, hazy music is that it lends itself to wacky music videos. The Adult Swim-produced video for Neon Indian's oozy synth track "Fallout" is a gorgeous, nearly-NSFW mashup of 80's car cartoons and boobs. » 2/15/12 10:00pm 2/15/12 10:00pm

High Radiation Levels Discovered in Fukushima's Rice Supply

For the first time since the tsunami-induced meltdown at a Fukushima power plant, Japanese health officials have discovered excessive concentrations of radioactive cesium in rice harvested from the region. » 11/17/11 3:30am 11/17/11 3:30am

Where Did The Iconic Fallout Shelter Symbol Come From?

CONELRAD recently posted a great piece that explores the origin of the famous fallout shelter sign that appeared across the country at the height of the Cold War. Worn and rusted, you can still see some of them today as lasting symbols of the atomic age. » 6/22/11 7:20pm 6/22/11 7:20pm

The Best Video Games Right Now


Fall is here and the weather is slowly getting colder. What does that mean? It's time to stay inside, get warm and play some video games. Here are the best video games available right now. » 10/30/10 11:00am 10/30/10 11:00am

The Secret, 250 Man Hollywood Team That Captured Our Doomsday Bombs

As the nuclear arms race exploded (sorry) in the 1950s, scientists and the politicians that funded them still weren't exactly sure what their new superweapons would do. Their solution? A crack team of 250 Hollywood elites to film massive explosions. » 9/14/10 4:40pm 9/14/10 4:40pm

This Replica Weapon's Creator Is a Hero of the Wasteland

Fallout megafan Ryan Palser has made a fantastic replica of the Fallout 3's A3-21 Plasma Rifle. The attention to detail is splendid, and we hope he makes more. Ryan, if you're reading—Brotherhood of Steel helmet next, please! » 8/23/10 7:20pm 8/23/10 7:20pm

Fallout 3 Pip-Boy Blackberry Skin Does What iPhone Can't

Kotaku's right. This skin, made by an enterprising Crackberry forum member, does what the mighty iPhone cannot do out of the box: Implement interactive user-defined home screens. » 4/19/09 1:15pm 4/19/09 1:15pm

Sorry, But Apple Would Never, Ever Make the Pip-Boy iPod Touch

Anyone who has played anything from the Fallout videogame series knows about the Pip-Boy 3000, a wrist-worn computer for managing your character. Now someone has made one from an iPod touch...sort of. » 4/06/09 12:20pm 4/06/09 12:20pm

Toshiba Is "Quite Surprised" Warner Left Them for That Blu-ray Hussy

Tipped to this during the call with Warner, Toshiba—one of HD DVD's daddies—has released their statement on Warner's Blu-ray defection. It reads like a letter from a jilted lover: "We have long maintained a close partnership with Warner Bros" and "Toshiba is quite surprised by Warner Bros.' decision to abandon HD DVD… » 1/04/08 7:40pm 1/04/08 7:40pm