S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat Summary
The bleak world of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. has just gotten a tad brighter asis resurrecting ye olde Gamespy codes for the apocalyptic shooter, which also seem to be activating on Steam as well.
This is part of a wider initiative to dust off old game serial keys and get them revived digitally by GOG, who hope to expand what they can turn into a DRM-free copy. You get all the goodies and updates.
Valentine Yeltyshev is back with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. creator, having left for a while to pursue other goals. Now the studio is back up and running and is working on its next project.
Will it be another S.T.A.L.K.E.R.? What's definitely not another entry into the series is 'STALKER: Apocalypse', says the public relations director. That's a 'scam' by West Games who've 'no expertise' with the IP.
After closing down back in 2011, the original creator of STALKER: Call of Pripyat GSC Gameworld has re-opened for business. It has a brandand even a new project in the works.
"We don't think free-to-play is the right model for the game we want to make. So we're making an old-fashioned, full price game, we think our audience will be happy about that. We're expecting a lot of our old audience!", spokesperson Valentine Yeltyshev told
The post-apocalyptic survival series S.T.A.L.K.E.R is the latest to survive the GameSpy server shutdowns, with a new Steam patch moving the multiplayer servers for every incarnation of the series over to developers GSC Gameworld's own.
If you don't own the games on Steam you can manually download the patch, which affects all editions, on the series'.
The relationship between a PC gamer and his mouse is a sacred one, which is why the release of Windows 8.1 is causing a virtual nightmare to unfold. Apparently the updated OS has tinkered where it shouldn't.
Something has altered in how Windows 8.1 updates where the cursor is on screen, meaning games that don't take direct raw input from the mouse are suffering terrible cursor-jumping lag.