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Fallout 4’s Commonwealth is, of course, a vast wasteland, ripe for exploration. But it would appear that the designers themselves are fans just like the rest of us, they’ve hidden a ton of referential material for you to find.
You can visit the iconic bar from Cheers while in Boston, and yes, there’s a dead mailman sitting at the bar.
You can read Rust Cohle’s “time is a flat circle” philosophy on a Brotherhood of Steel terminal. The Brotherhood is apparently nervous about “Knight Cohle’s continuing symptoms of addiction.”
Die Hard and Lethal Weapon
If you dig through BADTFL terminals, you’ll eventually come across logs documenting officers who are fed up with their co-workers WILLISon and GIBBS(on)’s shenanigans. It’s an obvious reference to Bruce Willis in Die Hard and Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon.
Again, sifting through the BADTFL terminals, you’ll find an arrest record for Jake Blues, his personal effects matching the description of the character.
A very subtle easter egg, you might not think twice when you pick up a “Flux Sensor”, but some clever people on the good ol’ internet have noticed that the serial number matches the Nostromo ship from Alien, which Ripley destroys to kill the Xenomorph in 2122, 100 years before Fallout 4 takes place.
The Japanese noodles in Diamond City, the place where you first learn about synths, are an obvious reference to Blade Runner.
Quint’s iconic death in Jaws is recreated in the port near Salem.