Time is a cruel mistress to technology, particularly to video games. Sure, Deus Ex was a shining beacon of level design and plot arguably not matched to this day (though prequel Human Revolution came close). But even with rose-diamond composite augmented optics, we have to admit that once cutting-edge graphics are now past their prime. It’s hard to persuade a twenty-first century newcomer to play a game that looks so very 1998. But for some games, there is a solution: mods.
Fans of the FPS videogame series S.T.A.L.K.E.R., which first came out in 2007, will be gulping down more than their Anti-rads: they also have a bitter pill to swallow. The sequel to the popular GSC Game World video games, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl; S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (prequel); and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (sequel) has officially been cancelled.