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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Rumor Control

GSC Game World (thanks Frans) has a post up responding to post-E3 rumors about S.T.A.L.K.E.R., the frequently delayed first-person shooter. The post denies that the game's signature A-Life AI and the requirement that characters must eat have been removed, while confirming that voluntary sleep has been removed and that use of vehicles in the game has been limited.

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28. Re: ... Jun 8, 2006, 15:52 MindTrigger
 

Dreagon,

What you are talking about been happening over about 10 years now. When *real online gaming was in it's infancy with shooters like Quake, you either learned very quickly how to kick ass in the game, or you died every 15 seconds. I tried to get several of my friends into Quake1/2 back then and they couldn't stay alive long enough to enjoy it.

Do I think this is a bad thing? NO! I learned how to kick ass, and then it was no longer a problem. I'm considered a "niche" or "extreme" circumstance by game companies now in that I actually want to have to bust my ass to be good at the game. The lion's share of the gaming market now are full of mouth breathing morons who prefer mindless, skilless content. What game hasn't been dumbed down over the last few years?

Hell look at console games. You basically aim in someone's general direction and fire. Those I consider "real gamers" are the ones worried about per-poly hit detection, where you actually have to aim and can single out a head shot or arm shot.

I don't know what the answer is. What I do know is that the current state of gaming is only a tiny peice of what's happening in our society. EVERYTHING is being dumbed down, including what we use to call "rights".

Maybe some small companies will come around and cater to my niche market of skilled, thinking gamers. Maybe we are just screwed. If the trend continues, I won't be a gamer as long as I thought I would.

End of Rant.

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  1. Jun 8, 09:51 No subject Gandhi
  2. Jun 8, 10:00  Re: No subject Dreagon
  3. Jun 8, 10:13 My opinion is that any game... WaltC
  4. Jun 8, 10:40  Re: My opinion is that any game...  Cruciform 
  5. Jun 8, 11:09   Re: My opinion is that any game... Rolphus
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  8. Jun 8, 11:56 Keep the faith! Rhialto
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  10. Jun 8, 12:55   Re: Keep the faith! Ray Singh
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  24. Jun 8, 15:25      Re: ... Elf Shot The Food
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>> 28. Jun 8, 15:52         Re: ... MindTrigger
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