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There's no discharge in the war!

File: c55a00fd11211dc⋯.png (127.99 KB, 490x618, 245:309, announce.png)

5efd2a No.579934

5efd2a No.579935


And I know we have a video game thread but I thought this was major enough to go out of it, if that's an issue bumplock it I guess.

8d7d32 No.579936

>modern game

It'll be shit.

9d7d05 No.579937

File: be267e28add9ed8⋯.jpg (28.1 KB, 500x508, 125:127, oINDgkH.jpg)


016404 No.579938


> it will be [CURRENT YEAR +6] by then

Children born in [CURRENT YEAR] will be in their first year of school by the time STALKER 2 is delayed once more.

529d50 No.579940

File: af7f9641e2a8907⋯.jpg (158.87 KB, 880x767, 880:767, Tier 1.jpg)

>just finished a $700 PC build a month ago

>I'll be way out of date when this is released


659ed2 No.579941


e5442b No.579942



Oh well.

a45c45 No.579944

File: 08dd7afec868dc0⋯.jpg (112.74 KB, 550x412, 275:206, come_join_the_fun.jpg)


Well you're just a killjoy, aren't you?

You're probably right but we have precious little else over which to get excited these days, better to live the illusion while we can and get disappointed later. Look, even the Britbong managed to find some joy in life, and he has to live on a storm-covered, freedom-hating rock. If he can, so can you.

9d7d05 No.579945

HookTube embed. Click on thumbnail to play.

Also reminder that Cliffy B's studio is gone and he's a laughing stock of the industry now.

d5ea92 No.579947


tbh the first one was shit

04188b No.579949

File: 642d557c298f916⋯.gif (213.22 KB, 247x255, 247:255, M O N O L I T H.gif)





9e86e0 No.579950

File: fe4736c4757d172⋯.png (598.26 KB, 600x878, 300:439, fe4736c4757d172a4e8db66a80….png)


PLS don't suck

855099 No.579952


How fucking shit taste do you need to have?

420a8c No.579956

File: 7bd162a4f3478bc⋯.jpg (162.53 KB, 750x587, 750:587, 678b5991f379fc36ef6438c4ee….jpg)


>playing video games

>not devoting your life to the pursuit of godliness and knowledge

9bce81 No.579958

Are the original developers in any way involved or is it just a soulless cash in on the IP?

Because you know it's just going to be Far Cry X: This time in Russia.

cf601b No.579959

It's going to suck. Everything new sucks.

895b73 No.579962


In Before-

We find out the Stalker is a transexual.

We find out the Stalker prefers the pronoun 'they.

We find out the Stalker only fights white cis males.

We find out the Stalker loves Allah and Inshallah will defeat the Christian majority.

We find out the Stalker once sucked ten dicks at the same time and that makes xer a strong independent….

fuck video games.

3d9f6b No.579964

I want to believe it's going to turn out alright, but I have a feeling it will be full of modern day bullshit: microtransactions, lootboxes, DLCs, paid mods, forced multiplayer, battleroyal mode, etc.

26b3a8 No.579965



nigger are you sporting a hateboner right now

edb7c3 No.579966


I got a solution to your problem its called +2 monitors. and multitasking


To be fair clear sky was kinda bum

5efd2a No.579967


>To be fair clear sky was kinda bum

>Clear Sky

>The first one

Bloody canada.

0f393a No.579969


>gay briton

t. leaf with a proxy

edb7c3 No.579971


Chronologically speaking its the first, as for release you'd be right.

9bce81 No.579973

Cossacks 3 was their most recent project, right? Did it suck? Might serve as an indicator of how STALKER: Current Year turns out.

5efd2a No.579974


Didn't play it but I'm pretty sure it was just Cossacks 1 with a fancy skin.


Well I guess.

9d7d05 No.579975


I thought I saw a post on /v/ a while ago that said Cossacks 3 sold like hotcakes.

a45c45 No.579990


>Cossacks 3 sold like hotcakes.

So does fucking Candy Crush and Cawadooty, that doesn't answer the question "was it good."

bf7bda No.579993

File: d99b2d345ab224d⋯.webm (7.26 MB, 640x480, 4:3, stop clowning around stal….webm)


Hope is pretty much all there is now. Barely

cf601b No.579994

File: c886fb732b7d671⋯.jpg (41.89 KB, 500x307, 500:307, IMG_0560.JPG)


>He still has hope.

ccccc2 No.579995


>Are the original developers in any way involved

It's the original studio.

Owner of the studio basically went full slav, he axed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 (actually out of quality concern, didn't want to milk the magic too much as it was too similar to the others ones. The thing was always his brainchild first and foremost), then dropped of the map for a long while, company still existed as an empty shell original dev's went to work on different games (Metro series, Survarium, Escape from Tarkov).

However the company has been restored to working status for a while now, they release Cossaks 3 (which was their other series) and is exactly what fans expected from it (it's a slight evolution of the first one with better graphics and the same gameplay), so there is actual hope they won't fuck it up.

Probably won't come out before 2027 though…

529d50 No.579999


Probably the year it's supposed to take place in, not it's release date

9bce81 No.580003


>company still existed as an empty shell original dev's went to work on different games

It's been a long time since I last thought about this – wasn't the studio bought up an forcibly dissolved by the publisher at some point?

ccccc2 No.580014


>It's been a long time since I last thought about this – wasn't the studio bought up an forcibly dissolved by the publisher at some point?

No. Most of the reporting on it is a prime example of western journalism. Company owner just showed up one day and decided to close down the studio just like any shop would. Then THQ went under and a lot of wild rumors about what happened to the rights and whatnot that were taken as official.

But the company never stopped to exist, it just didn't do anything, it wasn't bought out, nor the rights ever changed hands or anything.

It's basically the owner just saying "fuck it" taking his money, fired the staff and went to vacation.

In fact both Survarium and Metro use part of the stalker 2 code and assets in what would be blatant copyright infringement if this shit wasn't happening in Ukraine because the employees and the boss largely disagreed on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 direction and just took a lot of office supplies home with them…

65995b No.580043

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65995b No.580044

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65995b No.580045

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65995b No.580048

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65995b No.580049

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65995b No.580050

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92fc27 No.580056

File: cdfae884f01b966⋯.jpg (38.26 KB, 835x614, 835:614, Тургор.jpg)


>last image

That looks like something out of Тургор.

Why are Slavs so good at designing freaky shit?

957ae0 No.580058

>3 games in the series

>Okay guys get ready for Game 2!

But why?

92fc27 No.580059


The first three STALKER games are more like a three-part story.

b29537 No.580062

File: 293dd0c285b6ee3⋯.webm (1.89 MB, 640x360, 16:9, cheeki breeki music.webm)

8faa47 No.580063

I wish someone in Japan would get a license to develop Shadow of Fukushima. Canonically it would be a bit of a stretch but wandering through wasted parts of Japan just gets my boner going.

More pistols, less armor, because its not post soviet wildlands, but mascots with anime powers fought by men in haphazard clothing with surgical masks just everywhere while trying to evade the japanese govt. sounds like a good game to me.

I could also see North korea being a good background.

I wish they'd picked raytracing though. much better lighting, if resource intensive.

92fc27 No.580064


Slav anon, how are the STALKER games received in the Ukraine?

I know they're Russian-language games but Chernobyl and Pripyat are both in your country.

b29537 No.580066

File: 903f383de4ebbac⋯.mp4 (Spoiler Image, 9.23 MB, 640x360, 16:9, live action furry porn.mp4)


In japan? Yeah you know how that'll go.


I'm not actually a hohole, I'm a rusfag with vpn. But the reception is lukewarm, due to sheer amount of release delays and cut features.

92fc27 No.580067


What do the Russkis think of STALKER 2 being announced?

3aff54 No.580069

File: 307cfa191b24c7b⋯.png (180.35 KB, 1125x363, 375:121, 15264339799630.png)


There was a pinned thread on harkach /b/ in the morning, it quickly accumulated thousands of replies, now the same thread is in /v/, also over a thousand of replies. Skimming through it, the gist of it is that it's gonna be shit and will take another forever to make, it's gonna be multiplat so PC version gonna suck, it'll be a fallout 4 knockoff, implying half life 3, by now nobody cares anymore, etc.

b05d48 No.580071


What of it? It's going to be shit most likely. Just like vast majority of other games nowadays.

92fc27 No.580072


>it's gonna be multiplat so PC version gonna suck, it'll be a fallout 4 knockoff, implying half life 3, by now nobody cares anymore, etc.

So Russian /v/ is exactly like 4chan /v/?

cf601b No.580076


I think /v/ is a universal constant now no matter where you go.

Hell, I bet somewhere there are fucking ayys who have a /v/ exactly like ours.

939503 No.580079


>that pic

delet. Stalker is normalfag repellent.

b6d7e6 No.580084

File: 9bf41358f1b4577⋯.mp4 (737.12 KB, 640x360, 16:9, oh my god1!!.mp4)

cf601b No.580085


Not anymore it isn't. Now that stalker 2 is coming out, expect it to be pozzed to hell and back. Expect it to attract soyboys and normalfags to make shitty youtube reviews and normalfag memes.

Did you forget already? Everything you like will turn to shit.

I wish the develepers would've just forgotten about Stalker and let it rest easily. I'd rather have no new games than shitty new games.

92fc27 No.580092

File: 028db6e06e8fa6d⋯.jpg (14.54 KB, 201x247, 201:247, To what end.jpg)


>Now that stalker 2 is coming out, expect it to be pozzed to hell and back. Expect it to attract soyboys and normalfags to make shitty youtube reviews and normalfag memes.


I mean that, why would it be that way? There's absolutely no indication GSC have cucked out.

Cossacks 3 wasn't that way, the studio is Slavic instead of being from London or California or some other pozzed shithole and the devs haven't said anything that would imply they're cancerous SJWs.

b6d7e6 No.580096

I hope they add more factions into stalker 2 with a better faction war mechanics

2accb9 No.580097


I'd settle for working ones. Ragequit Clear Sky the first time I played because of how many goddamn times I had to re-conquer that damn bandit HQ, or lost a bunch of progress because of some other glitch.

26b3a8 No.580099


People just want something to be pissed off at, it seems.

000000 No.580103


If you're not always cynical and pessimistic, you really aren't living life correctly.

It's better to assume the absolute worst and be prepared to accept everything you like would become garbage than to cling on to any hope it won't be.

Did you forget that we live in [CURRENT YEAR] where everything is terrible?

bdc0dc No.580106

File: b73983027b539ec⋯.png (71.45 KB, 554x400, 277:200, 1109f38db80e05d094c134e06c….png)


000000 No.580108


Oh look. The reddit cancer is already here. Now we're guaranteed Stalker 2 will be hopeless dogshit of a game.

b6d7e6 No.580121

File: ea70187b3d64f40⋯.jpg (25.63 KB, 396x382, 198:191, be93c2c1f3f728c9a87289c4fc….jpg)

80c542 No.580135


Does that man soon Flecktarn clothes will become expansive, because all the soyboys will be larping as Freedom?

80c542 No.580136


Man I manged to miss the e two time on that one and hit the a instead, I should stop to drink when its this hot.

febc0d No.580158

File: 559f3c9ea12391d⋯.jpg (134.91 KB, 720x800, 9:10, 1511453423641.jpg)


>A mutt

000000 No.580159

Anyone who's excited for this piece of shit needs to kill themselves.

You know it's going to be dogshit. Remember that anything good is only brought back just to be ruined.

000000 No.580161


I know, right? Fucking amerimutts. Would be better to exterminated them all and nuke their stupid country. Hell, it's fucking hilarious to imagine them screaming as you break their limbs and jaws. Then blowtorch their eyeballs out and rape the sockets. Doesn't that sound funny? There should be more porn flicks of fat amerimutts whores getting impaled and roasted just their their pigshit "barbecue".

0c0997 No.580162


They'd better fucking not. I like flecktarn. (inb4 that one commie professor with the butchered field jacket)

Also, remind me again how Freedom (actually Will in the original Russian) became the dudeweedlmao degenerate meme faction?

0c3ac6 No.580163

File: e6bc9255aedbac7⋯.jpg (38.77 KB, 500x528, 125:132, 0043ae86dd4604af5d55b13aa2….jpg)



Torposters sure do bring value to boards alright.

65995b No.580184


>remind me again how Freedom (actually Will in the original Russian) became the dudeweedlmao degenerate meme faction?

You didn't play the games poseur, that's exactly what they are.

a75f4b No.580185


Considering the quality of /k/ right now you're in the minority anon.

0c0997 No.580188


It has been a while since I last played through SoC, but here's what I remember:


<The Zone is an abomination, it must be destroyed to protect humanity from its horrors.

<Also, we're just going to sit around the Bar doing fuck-all and running blood sports.


>The Zone is a gift to humanity, we need to secure free access so that we can learn from it and harness it.

>Also we're the only ones going out and actually stalking, putting our asses on the line holding back the waves of mutants coming from the Red Forest.

5efd2a No.580191


In Clear Sky specifically the Freedom base is full on weed degeneracy. Hell their trader is even called Ganja.

aeff37 No.580192


This is true but so is the dudeweed shit, which you can see quite clearly in the Freedom base in Clear Sky.

cd9321 No.580216

Hope for the best.

Expect the worst.

This might turn out to be a Bubble but more likely it will just be a Stone Flower or at best a Jellyfish.

0c0997 No.580234



That explains it then, I skipped Clear Sky.

502f14 No.580241

Playing clear sky without mods that fix the bugs is painful…

edb7c3 No.580248


Freedom only stops shit from the red forest due to them holding the Army Warehouses. Other than that they're being potsmokers and bandits with organization.


Don't forget them being anarchist and mutant fuckers.

a0511d No.580269

File: 984cfb43cd2e413⋯.jpg (118.67 KB, 914x858, 457:429, punished_v_is_happy.jpg)


>inb4 it's STALKER 2: Tumblr Boogaloo

a0511d No.580270

File: 5b4c466c6e34078⋯.png (158.93 KB, 1050x741, 350:247, REDDIT.png)


That first un-spoilered line is pretty REDDIT broseph XD

dea84e No.580413


That might have been the case if GSC was in somewhere Pozzed like Europe or the US. Also im pretty sure the head of GSC had an ultra-nationalist right wing group symbol on his facebook profile picture a while back.

dea84e No.580420

File: a4deb86d917dccc⋯.jpg (111.66 KB, 1600x800, 2:1, 902644_617862714949162_417….jpg)


Yep, found it. He had this as his facebook cover photo. The flag belongs to the Ukraine insurgent army. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_Insurgent_Army

cf601b No.580423

So on a scale of 1 to terrible, just how bad do we expect it to bad?

bf7bda No.580425


>falling in love with a woman who's only seen you once

I bet you also get lost in jungles.

cf601b No.580427


>falling in love


edb7c3 No.580428


>not falling for the take responsibility meme

f3d31e No.580826

File: a2ea3428eb53e4b⋯.jpg (44.49 KB, 519x434, 519:434, stalker gf.jpg)



There are two or three references to drugs across all 3 games and one reference to a Freedomer boning a bloodsucker, but because Duty reminds /pol/fags of their favorite failed nation, they have to pretend that Freedom are total degenerates - regardless of the fact that Dutyers are the sorts of authoritarian fuckwads that would confiscate weapons from everyone but themselves if they could get away with it. When it comes to actually getting shit done, Freedom generally comes out on top.

659ed2 No.580851


Don't forget that Duty was born from the autistic shit fit of some Captain from the Ukrainian Army that decided that it'll be fine to LARP as fucking Colonel Kurtz and make his own private militia, only to get trapped in a spatial anomaly and killed himself. And when Doody found out they tried to hide it and bribe the player.

cf601b No.580854


Most of the Duty guys seem incompetent regarding anomalies too.

Each time in SoC after raiding the Freedumb base, the Duty guy in charge kept walking into those electrical anomalies aling the road and every else gets BTFO. Either by the field of said anomalies or by a single loner stalker who stuffs all the corpses into the same barrel fire.

cafb32 No.580882

File: b015bf0c0916b34⋯.jpg (102.04 KB, 448x299, 448:299, 4253.jpg)

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File: b015bf0c0916b34⋯.jpg (102.04 KB, 448x299, 448:299, 4253.jpg)


>Duty reminds /pol/fags of their favorite failed nation

Duty just reminds me of a bunch of no fun faggots.

Хвалите монолит

388d3e No.581054

1c1cd0 No.581527

Careful now, fellow Stalkers.

You've seen what the vidya industry's looking like these days.

60ea6a No.581534


I posted this in the /vg/ thread, but it bears repeating.

>Best Case Scenario (Unlikely)

It plays like Shadow of Chernobyl, except with shiny new graphics, excessive gun autism, first person item use animations for everything, minimal-to-zero HUD, completely overhauled A-life system, dynamic faction relations and territory control, anomalies that randomly move and dis/appear after an emission, and a whole bunch of other goodies I couldn't name.

And as long as fantasizing, I want a physical boxed copy with the game data actually on the disc instead of just a steam key, a novella-thick instruction manual, and a coupon for a free blowjob.

>More Likely (Better)

It plays like Call of Pripyat with shiny new graphics. Heavily scripted and narrative driven, anomalies limited to clearly marked areas, MAP and HUD objective markers, meaningless binary plot choices, no a-life at all with shit just spawning on top of you, and so forth. Hits the high points of what made the original good despite being a shallow and dumbed down shadow of what it should be.

>More Likely (Worse)

It plays like Fallout 5 / Far Cry 6 : This Time in Russia. Now exclusively on Playstation, Xbox, and PC. Pre-order the GOTY version to unlock the lesbian transgender muslim character skin. And stashes are replaced with loot boxes.

>Worst Case Scenario

No matter what I think up, it could always be worse. Stalker themed PUBG clone, anyone?

1309a9 No.581546

GoG has the first three on sale, less than $13 for the set, DRM free.

Apparently the game is good?

31c0e5 No.581591


No. Worse case is EA deciding to buy out the devs or the devs going SW Battle front with yearly re-releases like the battlefield serries

edb7c3 No.581597


Stalker is great. Play them except for clear sky vanilla then mod, mod the living fuck out of the game. Clear sky kinda got that whole grenade spam thing going on and to be fair I tend to throw grenades like that.

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