Submitted by ValKilmer 282d ago | rumor

Did the Developers of Stalker Just Receive a Letter from Vladimir Putin?

Hardcore Gamer: Vladmir Putin has been in the news lately for a myriad of reasons, but we never thought Russia's President would permeate the gaming world. (Areal, Culture, PC, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

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ValKilmer  +   282d ago
Honestly, it sounds like something he would do.

"What is this you speak of, a Plane blew up over Ukraine? Eh, let sleeping dogs lie. We have bigger fry to fish, like talking to video game developer."
Blacktric  +   282d ago
"The developers of cult survival horror game “S.T.A.L.K.E.R.” are currently trying to raise funds for a spiritual successor dubbed “Areal” via Kickstarter."

Putin confirmed to be a retard for falling into supporting scam. There is only one "spiritual successor" that's in development from ex-devs and that's Survarium. Areal didn't even have a gameplay video when they put up the damn Kickstarter page, eventhough they claimed it was in pre-alpha. And the video they've recently released looks like dogshit and far from being in pre-alpha.


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wsoutlaw87  +   281d ago
ya I didnt know about the areal game but it looks like they got themselves into a mess and are illegally using stalker footage and are claiming to be the "core" team which is actually Vostok Games. Theyre is also questions about why the person receiving the money is based in Vegas and has faced legal issues before.
Blacktric  +   281d ago
Here's the newest update;


It just keeps getting worse and worse.
HaveAsandwich  +   281d ago
extermin8or   282d ago | Off topic | show
windblowsagain  +   282d ago
I would love to chin Putin.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   281d ago
Same :)
Ripsta7th   282d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(13)
BX81  +   282d ago
I hope Putin is prone to suck starting pistols!
OrangePowerz  +   282d ago
Given how sketchy everything is about the game so far I wouldn't be surprised if that is just some fake PR stunt to get in the news.
Master-H  +   282d ago
Could be true, Vladimir just likes Puttin' himself out there..
Beastforlifenoob  +   282d ago
Boom dayuum son!
Macdaddy71  +   282d ago
Thehitman. Nailed it, nothing more to say
Bdxxacjkfs   282d ago | Off topic | show
bmf7364  +   282d ago
To be perfectly honest, with the introduction of internet to Russia, gaming has been rapidly growing in what was a culturally isolated nation. And Vladimir Putin is possibly taking a note from Poland in gaming becoming a major factor in the nation's culture.
However, I'm also a bit suspicious because the developers are Ukrainian based in Kiev (Civil War going on that Russia is provoking).
Alabamarolltide1990   282d ago | Off topic | show
dafegamer  +   282d ago
pure bullshit, its probably just a marketing/publicity stunt
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DFogz  +   282d ago
I was under the impression that West Games had virtually nothing to do with the STALKER series aside from using its assets in their Kickstarter and that the general consensus about Areal was that it was a big fat scam...
Lightning Mr Bubbles   282d ago | Off topic | show
qzp  +   282d ago
any better sources? sounds ridiculous to be
NewAgeisHere  +   282d ago
What Putin should do is invest in game development.....what we need is an alternative to the US narrative always depicting USA as the good guys and Russians,Arabs amd others as the bad guys. Many generations of young people have been brainwashed by this narrative in recent years, me included when I was younger.
JOEgolferG  +   282d ago
lol Putin did NOT write this letter.
HavokPants  +   282d ago
go to the actuall kickstarter it's wrote in russian in the update it actually looks legit
HavokPants  +   282d ago
and THAT kids is why you shouldn't make a fake kickstarter
ANIALATOR136  +   282d ago
I would throw a letter from him straight in the bin anyway
HavokPants  +   282d ago
it's a ukarainian team ironicly enough if anything i don't think they would have a choice
Gamer666   281d ago | Off topic | show
mrpsychoticstalker  +   281d ago
See you in 2018 for the World Cup Mr. putin. Unless you get that taken away as well as an international sanction.

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