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  10:22:38  25 November 2018
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Lord_Santa
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Hmm, does that mean the talk of Stalkers and Zone is taken from the Roadside Picnic novel, and not from the Stalker PC game?
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well the 'Zones' were always there, but it doesn't sound as... 'interesting' in Swedish, so to speak - and also... Stalkers would not be the correct terminology 'back in the days' playing Mutant, since... it was/is a Swedish table-top game and the closest thing to a "Stalker" (from what I can tell), would be the character class: "Upptäcksresande" (translates to "Explorer" ), since the Zones (or "Zonerna", as we'd say in Swedish, which sounds... 'way less cool') are places where there is indeed 'interesting stuff to be found', but the game Mutant itself was more inspired by the table top RPG "Gamma World" and other contemporary post-apocalyptic fiction, I believe

I hadn't ever considered 'Mutant' and its 'Zones' and 'Explorers' in the context of Roadside Picnic or S.T.A.L.K.E.R. before, but if I'd make an educated guess, I suppose that it is in an effort to reach a broader/international audience and at the same time trying to stay contemporary and relevant and thus trying to 'leech off of' a corner of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. -lingo, especially now that it [said lingo] has been 'meme-ified' to becoming a point of internet culture and thus easily recognizable and digestible by 'most people' in their specific target-group (as mentioned, this is but my own guess)
  17:29:05  25 November 2018
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Three Mile Island
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Howard the Duck
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That was a quality movie for sure. Maybe a FPS (or 3rd person) with Howard wouldn't be such a bad idea.


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I hadn't ever considered 'Mutant' and its 'Zones' and 'Explorers' in the context of Roadside Picnic or S.T.A.L.K.E.R. before, but if I'd make an educated guess, I suppose that it is in an effort to reach a broader/international audience and at the same time trying to stay contemporary and relevant and thus trying to 'leech off of' a corner of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. -lingo, especially now that it [said lingo] has been 'meme-ified' to becoming a point of internet culture and thus easily recognizable and digestible by 'most people' in their specific target-group (as mentioned, this is but my own guess)
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Nothing wrong with a little leeching I guess, even the Stalker game itself borrowed heavily from both Roadside Picnic and the Chernobyl disaster.
  18:17:47  25 November 2018
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Lord_Santa
>>opinions will differ>>
 

 
On forum: 07/04/2007

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Howard the Duck
That was a quality movie for sure. Maybe a FPS (or 3rd person) with Howard wouldn't be such a bad idea.


I hadn't ever considered 'Mutant' and its 'Zones' and 'Explorers' in the context of Roadside Picnic or S.T.A.L.K.E.R. before, but if I'd make an educated guess, I suppose that it is in an effort to reach a broader/international audience and at the same time trying to stay contemporary and relevant and thus trying to 'leech off of' a corner of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. -lingo, especially now that it [said lingo] has been 'meme-ified' to becoming a point of internet culture and thus easily recognizable and digestible by 'most people' in their specific target-group (as mentioned, this is but my own guess)
Nothing wrong with a little leeching I guess, even the Stalker game itself borrowed heavily from both Roadside Picnic and the Chernobyl disaster.
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glad to see someone else appreciating Howard the Duck - I always found that movie to be a great B-movie with excellent music and acting
I did however give up trying to complete the C64 game back in the days:

https://youtu.be/xrVKDFXV7xw

it would be interesting to see some kind of resurgence of Howard, especially in this day and age... hehe - it'd be... intereting to see how the world would react to his presence

yeah - I was using the term 'leeching off of' due to lack of words at that moment, rather than meaning anything negative by it - I for one am happy to see that both S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Roadside Picnic has gotten more widespread attention and acknowledgement, since this serves as basis for a living community (however scattered) and a solid foundation for publishers to 'dare take the leap' should the day ever come that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 gets announced 'proper'
  17:23:44  27 November 2018
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nashathedog
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Alien: Blackout

This name was trademarked by 20th Century Fox for use with video games, with an official reveal being rumoured for the 2018 Game Awards next month.

https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1058153248912101376

Related to this maybe?
https://www.pcgamer.com/theres-a-new-alien-game-in-the-works/

Alien Isolation was a masterpiece, It put the bar real high regardless of the genre so if they can get Blackout as right as that it'll be one to keep an eye on imo.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-11-26-alien-blackout-looks-set-for-the-game-awards
  12:54:02  7 December 2018
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nashathedog
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The Outer Worlds Trailer - (Obsidians New Game)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ihbf_Ro1qk
  12:49:29  9 December 2018
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nashathedog
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Kenshi - Version 1.0

https://youtu.be/nN3BXvRGjBo

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- Dynamic, ever changing world. Support or hinder whoever you wish, or keep to yourself, the world won't stop moving. This is not just a "game", you are living and surviving in a simulated world.

- Intelligent AI that allows for characters to reason and work towards long-term goals and desires. Squads work together and carry their wounded to safety. Characters can be setup to take care of micromanagement for you and run production in your base.
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It could be a good game but it's a shame the visuals look a bit dated, It reminds me of the original Skyrim a bit, What engine's running it?
  15:31:47  9 December 2018
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Lord_Santa
>>opinions will differ>>
 

 
On forum: 07/04/2007

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Kenshi - Version 1.0

https://youtu.be/nN3BXvRGjBo

- Dynamic, ever changing world. Support or hinder whoever you wish, or keep to yourself, the world won't stop moving. This is not just a "game", you are living and surviving in a simulated world.

- Intelligent AI that allows for characters to reason and work towards long-term goals and desires. Squads work together and carry their wounded to safety. Characters can be setup to take care of micromanagement for you and run production in your base.



It could be a good game but it's a shame the visuals look a bit dated, It reminds me of the original Skyrim a bit, What engine's running it?
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proprietary engine AFAIK - it started out as a one-man effort, but they grew in size to a four-man crew, or similar; it's not the best-looking engine, but it's got plenty of assets and seems accessible enough for modders to have been adding new stuff to it, for some time now

I've been playing it on and off for a few years by now and it leans more towards strategy/RPG, especially once you've gathered a 'band', since you have no direct control over the characters, but rather more of an RTS -management role, which is also the reason why it's utilizing the 'overhead -perspective'
  13:48:34  14 December 2018
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Lord_Santa
>>opinions will differ>>
 

 
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Hmm, does that mean the talk of Stalkers and Zone is taken from the Roadside Picnic novel, and not from the Stalker PC game?
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an update to that question, as this article on RPS was released today:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/12/14/mutant-year-zero-stalker-inspiration/

(they had a talk with the developers ^^)
  13:15:52  15 December 2018
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Three Mile Island
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an update to that question, as this article on RPS was released today:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/12/14/mutant-year-zero-stalker-inspiration/

(they had a talk with the developers ^^)
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That confirms what you wrote earlier. Post-apocalypse sure goes back further in time than the last decade's computer games --could it even be that GSC Stalker has been influenced by the Mutant universe?

 

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