PAX Prime 2012 isn’t all about the video games, sometimes love can bloom on the showfloor as well. Capm Trevo, from the Destructoid community, hatched a very elaborate plan to propose to his girlfriend in this very Fallout themed video:
We had been saving up bottle caps since November 2011 with the intention of using them at PAX Prime 2012 to attempt and purchase something from the Bethesda booth (the creators of Fallout 3). It was originally going to be a sort of “gag” to try and score some interesting swag from Bethesda, and in Alisha’s mind, it stayed that way.
So we get to to the booth, hand a lady our caps, and she pulls out a locked ammo case. The walkway was getting crowded, so we walked over to a nearby table to try and pick the lock. Alisha had a key in her pocket that I had slipped in there earlier, but my plan to get her to discover it failed, so i pretended to have picked the lock (because I had a spare key). Alisha pulls a wadded up piece of brown paper out of the shells and gunpowder that were in the ammo box. She unravels it to find a ring box. Yay! Until i stupidly drop it and execute a quick recovery.
She said ‘yes’ btw.
Thanks to Bethesda for going along with the scheme, congrats to the pair, and we hope that they have a very S.P.E.C.I.A.L. future.