Strange 'STALKER' Developers Re-Emerge To Ask For More Money

Remember Areal, that suspicious Kickstarter project made by a studio claiming to be in an "information war" with Russia after receiving a signed letter from Vladimir Putin? It disappeared after its Kickstarter campaign was suspended. Areal is still gone, but its creator is back with something even more strange. » 12/12/14 5:30pm 12/12/14 5:30pm

Suspended Kickstarter Says They're In An 'Information War' With Russia

With barely two days left in its controversial Kickstarter campaign to bring "a definitive spiritual successor to the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R." into the world, Areal developer West Games had the rug pulled out from underneath it yesterday when its project was suddenly suspended. But that hasn't stopped the Ukrainian… » 7/23/14 4:15pm 7/23/14 4:15pm

This Location From Call of Duty And STALKER Is Chilling In Real Life

Chernobyl, the infamous Ukrainian site of a horrific nuclear disaster in the '80s, has appeared in FPSes like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and STALKER to powerful effect, but what happens when a gamer steps into the real life Zone? Things get downright chilling. And irradiated. » 5/19/14 6:33pm 5/19/14 6:33pm

Bethesda-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Rumor Resurfaces, But No One's Talking [UPDATE]

In April, we fielded a rather confusing rumor that involved game developer Sergei Girgorovich supposedly telling a Russian news outlet that he had sold the rights to his development team's acclaimed post-nuclear-apocalypse-horror-first-person-shooter series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., to Bethesda, the people who brought us the… » 7/31/12 2:46pm 7/31/12 2:46pm

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Developers' Next Game is Multiplayer-Focused Because…

What people loved most about GSC Game World's S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise were the lonely, post-apocalyptic landscapes that the game let you wander through. But S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s dead now and things are going to be different in the world being built by the former developers of that franchise won't be quite as sparsely… » 5/17/12 9:00am 5/17/12 9:00am

STALKER Franchise Sold to Bethesda? [Update]

According to Russian reports, STALKER creator and GSC boss Sergei Grigorovich has issued a statement revealing that the reason a new development team couldn't get the rights to the STALKER series in order to make a sequel - as only briefly alluded to earlier today - was because those rights have been sold to Bethesda. » 4/25/12 7:17pm 4/25/12 7:17pm

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2's Actually Happening, Here's Animated Proof

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 looked like it was dead in the water for a while, with reports that dev studio GSC Game World was going out of business. But then the Kiev-based collective resurfaced on Facebook this year and indicated that work was underway for the sequel to their acclaimed shooter. That was way back in January,… » 4/09/12 2:30pm 4/09/12 2:30pm

The Week in Unbelievably Gorgeous Screenshots

Last week, I was so happy to publish a feature about the incredible screenshots of DeadEndThrills, a.k.a. Duncan Harris. Duncan is regularly cranking out so many terrific shots over on his site that I thought it would be fun to share some highlights from each week, as well as a few classics from his many collections. » 12/16/11 8:00pm 12/16/11 8:00pm