Twitter Owner Elon Musk Is Now A Fallout: New Vegas Bad Guy

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Fallout: New Vegas, despite being a 13-year-old game, continues to receive attention from dedicated fans who create and release mods for it. Just this week, the game saw the addition of 88 new PC mods, one of which involves replacing one of the main antagonists with Elon Musk, owner of X (formerly Twitter). The mod, created by user NoUsernameSelected, transforms Robert Edwin House into Elon Musk, complete with accurate speech patterns.

In Fallout: New Vegas, Mr. House is the CEO and president of The Strip, a district in the heart of the game. While the main villain is cult leader Edward “Caesar” Sallow, Mr. House can serve as an alternative villain if players choose not to work with him. He is depicted as technologically and mathematically brilliant but also arrogant and power-hungry, believing he must rebuild civilization under his control to save humanity. It is understandable why someone would come up with the idea to replace this character with a wealthy and impetuous business magnate like Elon Musk.

To create this mod, NoUsernameSelected utilized artificial intelligence software such as ElevenLabs for text-to-speech synthesis, OpenAI’s Whisper for automatic speech recognition, and Stable Diffusion for deep-learning text-to-image generation. The result is a remarkable and eerie recreation of Elon Musk in the game. The mod allows players to interact with Musk through dialogue options, and the voice is uncannily accurate.

NoUsernameSelected, who is a fan of the Fallout series, considers this mod to be their most impressive work to date. Drawing inspiration from a 2020 mod that replaced Mr. House with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, NoUsernameSelected wanted to bring their vision to life. They learned how to use AI tools, mostly self-taught, and were able to put the mod together in less than 24 hours. The overall costs for using the AI tools and subscriptions were minimal. NoUsernameSelected also manually edited the sound in Audacity to give Musk’s voice a more robotic quality, similar to Mr. House’s original voice.

The parallels between Elon Musk and Mr. House in Fallout: New Vegas are evident. Both characters possess immense wealth and have little regard for the consequences their actions may have on others. The mod effectively replaces the most arrogant and calculating character in the game with a real-life figure who exhibits similar traits.

Overall, the modding community’s dedication to Fallout: New Vegas is impressive, constantly finding new ways to enhance and personalize the gaming experience. The use of AI tools has allowed modders like NoUsernameSelected to create content that seamlessly integrates with the game, providing players with unique and entertaining opportunities.

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