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Developers continue to scramble to update their legacy products in the wake of GameSpy's recent server shutdown, with Unreal Tournament 3 and the STALKER trilogy emerging as the latest games to update in order to maintain online play. Epic Games has released a replacement executable for Unreal Tou...

June 2nd 2014 at 1:05pm 0 Comments
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Apart from the Imperial Agent in Star Wars: The Old Republic, I haven't played a lot of stealth-able characters in MMOs. For me, I just don't see the appeal of sucker-punching bad guys instead of facing off in a fair fight; it kind of makes me feel as though I'm bullying them. Plus, having to walk...

April 23rd 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The latest WildStar livestream set the spotlight on the game's token stealthy-stabby class, the Stalker, with over an hour of gameplay and Q&A all centered around WildStar's masters of subterfuge. The stream, which can be watched in full on Twitch.tv, features a number of the game's developers...

January 20th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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WildStar's recent class re-reveals have all lacked a certain something. A certain panache, a certain trait, a certain ability to sneak past a huge number of enemies before stabbing something in the back and walking away. That's what the Stalker brings to the table, and for everyone who loves classe...

November 26th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Vostok Games has updated its website with a 2013 development timeline for Survarium, an online shooter said to feature PvE, factions, and task and auction systems. Vostok, which is staffed by veterans of the much-loved Stalker series, says that the title will go into open beta before the end of t...

January 18th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The Tantalizing THQ Medley on Amazon includes downloads of Metro 2033, Homefront, Red Faction Armageddon, Red Faction Guerrilla, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, all for $12. Regularly priced, this bundle comes out to $118, so that's a savings of 91 percent. B...

January 13th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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2020 is the end of the world as we know it according, to the upcoming free-to-play FPS Suvarium. The studio Vostok Games, recently formed by ex-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. devs, has released a second developer's diary for its inaugural title detailing the events that lead up to the game's setting, an Earth co...

July 9th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Vostok Games, composed of developers from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, elaborates on its coming free-to-play MMOFPS Survarium in a new developer diary video. The game is set in the near future, after a "mass-scale ecological catastrophe" leaves Earth a wasteland.As seen above, the video details the f...

July 8th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Holy carp there was a lot going on in shooter circles this week! Between the news blurbs, videos, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. memories (yes, I said S.T.A.L.K.E.R, and damn that takes a long time to type), there was nearly enough information for two editions of The Firing Line. Luckily for you (and for my...

January 27th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments