Fallout 4 is an RPG so chock-full of content that even veterans of the Wasteland are likely to wander past some of its more esoteric cultural references, even all these years later. Case in point: developer Jonah Lobe just confirmed that a quarry containing flashing lights and a mini-nuke is a Lost reference, and definitely not a Lovecraft shout-out, thank you very much.
Comedian Dan Wilbur replied to a Twitter question regarding the most useless video game knowledge you possess with the following gem.
This kicked off a whole debate within the thread as to whether this was, in fact, a Lost reference or to the H.P. Lovecraft novel, The Dunwich Horror. The quarry in question is called Dunwich Borers, and some decidedly spooky stuff does go on down there, which is absolutely Lovecraftian, but apparently this one specific part is not. Thankfully, Lobe, an animator and artist who worked at Bethesda Softworks during the development of both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, happened by and cleared things up.
What are some of your favourite in-game cultural references? Do you like it when games include this kind of thing? Keep both eyes peeled in the comments section below.