• Vostok claims Areal’s use of STALKER assets is ‘not right’

    … For those not keeping up, Areal is a post-apocalyptic open world shooter, seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter and marketing themselves as the spiritual sequel to Vostok’s cult classic S.T.A.L.K.E.R franchise. To top things off, they’re also claiming that their company, West Games, are mostly composed of “composed of former senior GSC Game World staff…

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  • In the Zone: How Gamers Experience The Real Chernobyl

    … I am standing in the middle of Pripyat in what was intended to be the site of the 1986 May Day festivities. Now an expanse of cracked concrete, the iconic rusting ferris wheel stands behind me. No one else is in sight, as I’ve been left here alone to get on with some measurements. Looking down at the Geiger counter in my hand I slowly make my way…

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