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STALKER: Call of Pripyat, I Forgive You

Posted on 10th Jun 2010 at 11:25 by Richard Swinburne with 63 comments

Richard Swinburne
I've had a rocky relationship with STALKER. I loved the original, broken though it was. I even managed to tolerate Clear Sky, mainly by distracting myself with the chance to upgrade weapons and equipment - a feature which, cynically, should have been in the first game. In short, I loved both of the first two games, even though neither had the polish I had hoped for.

Call of Pripyat and I got off on the wrong foot though. Tantrums ensued. I especially didn't like that it started you off in the middle of nowhere, with no clear objective or gear - it made the already formidable difficulty curve even more of a problem. Also, I'd like to be told how to manage basic functions when I start a game - GSC still has to buy the book entitled "101 of game design", it seems.

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When a patch broke my favourite game

Posted on 7th Jul 2009 at 11:31 by Harry Butler with 22 comments

Harry Butler
Back in April I reviewed Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor and it pained me to give the game such a negative review. You see Company of Heroes is one of my all time favourite games, and up until the release of Tales of Valor I played it religiously, taking to the fields of Europe for 1 vs1 auto matches on a nightly basis, learning from my mistakes and watching Shoutcasts of better players to improve my skills. Make no mistake, I absolutely adore this game. And the the developers broke it.

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Episode 21 - The GeForce that shall not be named and PC piracy nonsense

Posted on 3rd Oct 2008 at 16:56 by Podcast

Podcast
It’s Friday and Episode 21 of the Custom PC podcast is here. The team discuss Nvidia’s new 216 stream processor GTX 260, and why it doesn’t have a new name, along with idiotic PC game piracy comments from Epic. The games chart is full of new arrivals, so we get to grips with Crysis Warhead, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, Spore and Warhammer Online. James also offers some useful tips on aeroplane design.

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Episode 3 - STALKER, 3GHz Athlon 64 X2s, and bargain PCs

Posted on 21st Mar 2007 at 17:53 by Podcast

Podcast
James and Alex join CPC editor Gareth for more PC discussion, including debate about STALKER, a game six years in the making. The team also get to grips with the first 3GHz Athlon 64 chip, discuss the upcoming build a perfect PC feature, and, as usual round up the games charts.

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