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S.2.A.L.K.E.R: Back In The Zone

S.2.A.L.K.E.R: Back In The Zone

The first time I ever played Stalker, a friendly group of soldiers helpfully took the time to impart a great deal of advice about how to stay alive. They told me what to look out for, where to travel and how to stay safe in the Zone, Stalker’s terrifying and sinister take on Chernobyl and its surrounding area.

I thanked the men for their advice and watched them slowly walk up the distant hill, where they were immediately set upon and devoured by a pack of mutant dogs.

This memory of my first encounter with the Zone has stuck with me ever since – a powerful lesson in how unpredictable and dangerous the world of Stalker was. It’s also one of the reasons I’m so excited by today’s reveal of Stalker 2 during the Xbox Game Showcase.

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Classy Based Combat

Classy Based Combat

For over a year now, I’ve observed an unsettling trend in class-based shooters.

Instead of standing proudly amongst equals, one class has, through no fault of its own become the unwanted cousin. They’ve become the runt of the class-based litter, attracting names like ‘the coward’, ‘the camper’ and ‘the noob.’

Far behind the scuffles on the front line, they watch patiently, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. But despite their devotion to the cause of bringing people to an end, they are still looked down upon by those around them.

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