Fallout: New Vegas opening scene mobster in a checkered blazer pointing a gun

The Game Was Rigged From the Start

Part of a series on Fallout: New Vegas. [View Related Entries]

Updated Aug 09, 2020 at 06:53AM EDT by andcallmeshirley.

Added Aug 28, 2018 at 04:29PM EDT by Don.

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.


"The Game Was Rigged From the Start" is a memorable quote from the 2010 role-playing game Fallout: New Vegas. Online, the expression is often used to caption images of various people and characters brandishing pistols.


On October 19th, 2010, the game Fallout: New Vegas was released, which opens with a cutscene showing the mobster Benny standing over the player while saying "the truth is, the game was rigged from the start" before shooting a pistol at the camera (shown below).


On January 31st, 2018, a Connect Four photoshop featuring the catchphrase was posted to the Fallout Radposting™ Facebook[3] page (shown below, left). On February 17th, YouTuber Your Brain uploaded a remix of the Fallout New Vegas scene (shown below, right).

The Game Was risGeD From The Start 卫 MB

On June 19th, Redditor Scamper364 submitted a post asking if anyone else said the line “The truth is, the game was rigged from the start" when killing Benny in Fallout: New Vegas. Within two months, the post garnered more than 880 points (92% upvoted) and 100 comments on /r/Fallout.[1] On August 3rd, Redditor FrequentlyGamma submitted a photoshopped picture of Alex Jones pointing a pistol with the caption "Truth is, the frogs were gay from the start" to /r/boottoobig[2] (shown below). Within one month, the post received over 44,000 points (90% uploaded) and 320 comments.

INI Truth is, the frogs were gay from the start.

Various Examples

THE GAM WA IGGED FRON THE TART From where you re Kneeling it must seem like an 18-caratrun of Dad tuc Truth is...the game was rigged from the start. You've made your last delivery, kid @ThatOneBelaruski Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, New Vegas, Skyrim and Fallout 4 all run on the same game engine, just upgraded over the years. Technically, each game is a "mod" of the previous game, just as Counter-Strike is a Half-Life mod You have been buying and playing paid mods all this time. Truth is, the game was rigged from the very start. al N7 From where you're kneeling it must seem like an 18-carat run of bad luck Truth is...the game was rigged from the start when the game was rigged from the start

Search Interest

External References

[1] Reddit – /r/Fallout

[2] Reddit – /r/boottoobig

[3] Facebook – Fallout Radposting

Recent Videos 1 total

Recent Images 35 total

Top Comments

+ Add a Comment

Comments (12)

Display Comments

Add a Comment

Yo Yo! You must login or signup first!