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Rumor (But Probably Confirmed): STALKER Developer GSC Shut Down

This was a news item/mini-editorial originally posted at Digital Hippos. I’m re-posting it here for portfolio purposes.

GSC dead. Yes? No? Maybe. Probably.

As reported by Rock, Paper, Shotgun via UkraNews, the developer of the much-loved to play (by some… what we call a “niche” or “cult” or, dare I say, “PC gamer”) but much-loathed to type (by everyone) S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series has been shut down by owner Sergei Grigorovich. (Whom I’m pretty sure is a Metal Gear Solid villain. Or maybe it’s just the ethnocentrism of the ‘80s and early ‘90s American movies and video games that raised me that make me think that… yeah, that’s probably more likely.) Continue reading

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S.T.AL.K.E.R. – Shadow of Chernobyl: What the Modern FPS Should Be

I’m burdened with loot and equipment that I’ve salvaged and unlucky enough to run afoul of a bandit road ambush. I’m out-numbered and out-gunned by a dozen men. Do I fight? I have precious little ammunition, but the bandits might be carrying valuables or much-needed supplies. At the very least their guns and ammunition will come in handy. Do I make a desperate attempt to flee? With my loot weighing me down I won’t make it far before I fatigue, lose my stride and, consequently, my life. Continue reading

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