S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky goes gold

"The highly antcipated prequel is set to be released in September"

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky goes gold
 
The highly anticipated game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky has gone gold and is to be officially released on the 5th of September. The prequel to the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was initially slated for a late August release, but hopefully the additional time has been well spent and the finished product will be all the better.
 
This new FPS game also comes with a new system of upgrades for weapons and armours, as well as an improved AI for NPCs and enemies, and it offers you the possibility to play and lead any game-world faction to victory. Also, there is a brand new animation engine implemented and you'll now have the chance to repair your weapons and armour.
 
I just hope that the new game is less buggy than the first...
 
View the Official S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky website here
 
 
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15-08-2008, 10:40:57

stuartpb
^Thanks^ :)

If parents did some parenting there wouldn't be as many psychos out there chopping up yardies with a katana ..... or did I just dream that?

My point is, it doesnt take a video game to turn a kid into a nutter, any child old enough to operate a controller should have basic ideas of right and wrong instilled in them already by their parents. If a child doesnt have these basic morals by this stage then its totally the parents fault and they should be equally at blame. Either that or the child is already plain crazy and should be in care.

As for them fearing it more than alcohol I have to say that really disappoints me. I knew people were dumb but honestly, alcohol will make even the sanest most sensible of GTA abstaining children do stupid crap that will get them hurt.



That's not entirely fair on the parents. Did you do everything your parents told you to? I bet not, and I'm damned sure I didn't. At the end of the day, I agree with you that parents should teach their kids right from wrong, but they cannot watch over them 24 hours a day and do everything else required in life. I don't think this survey was aiming to point the finger at gamers and gaming, it was trying to raise a valid point that alot of parents don't really know alot about games.

15-08-2008, 10:58:34

AydST
You can soon start to see how a simple topic like Video Games covers a whole aspect of life.

I'm 34 and was brought up with spanking, the cane and respecting my elders, something todays society sadly lacks. Now I appreciate beating your kids is seen as wrong etc.. but what do you do as an alternative? Naughty Step? Come on.......I could flatten my Dad these days but still, what he says...goes...end of, no arguments.

I do honestly believe that my parents skills at raising me and my bro and sis have stood us in good stead, I'd never run around the streets with a knife, tell a copper to eff off, etc... so does this video game threat start with Parents? Dunno.....but although seeming harsh as a child I guess I've a lot to thank them for.

15-08-2008, 11:10:35

llwyd

That's not entirely fair on the parents. Did you do everything your parents told you to? I bet not, and I'm damned sure I didn't. At the end of the day, I agree with you that parents should teach their kids right from wrong, but they cannot watch over them 24 hours a day and do everything else required in life. I don't think this survey was aiming to point the finger at gamers and gaming, it was trying to raise a valid point that alot of parents don't really know alot about games.



No but I adhered to the rules that involved not killing people and stealing cars. The behavior parents are scared of in these games are extremes that no sensible, essentially sane child would see as copyable.

To me it just appears that the parents have no faith in their childrens judgment, but would still prefer them to impair it by drinking.

15-08-2008, 14:47:04

PP Mguire
Its just a video game. This is rediculous. Its all in how your raised. I think their should be limits and dicipline but you also cant sheild and over protect your kids to much. You have to have a strong balance between leweigh (sp) and grip.

15-08-2008, 16:54:43

Zoot
IMO this is just silly.
I do agree with the fact that some parents might not be too well up on the world of games. But the rating system is there for a reason.

15-08-2008, 17:53:18

stuartpb

IMO this is just silly.
I do agree with the fact that some parents might not be too well up on the world of games. But the rating system is there for a reason.



The ratings system for PC games is a joke! It isn't consistant and it seems like those who rate the games listen to the press more than they actually test the games.

Cheers,

Stu

15-08-2008, 18:37:01

PP Mguire

Why is restricting your kids from having access to games which are deemed to be not suitable for their age group ridiculous? I don't think it is over protecting them, and I can just imagine my 8yr olds reaction to watching an 18 rated horro movie, she would have nightmares for weeks. Would that be good parenting? Hardly think so.

Not once did i say restricting your kids to having access to these games is rediculous. But putting a video game on the todom pole over porn/alcohol/drugs ect IS rediculous. Even though myself i had access to any of these things growing up but because of the way i was raised i knew better. I knew better than to do the stupid things in games. I knew better than to get drunk at the age of 10. I knew better than to do drugs and get some chick knocked up while in high school. Hince the point of its all in how your raised. Better parenting is more sucessful than overprotection ect. For instance if you tell a child he/she cant do something its only natural for them to be more curious of it. Whats the first instinct to do? Go and do it. Or you have other ways of raising your child so that they know better than to do something. Ratings ect are all good and all that but its how you emplement these things that matter.

15-08-2008, 18:48:57

stuartpb
We do agree about the survey, that gaming should really have been quite low on the list, not second. I have said as much all the way through.

I have never told my children that they musn't do something without explaining why. My parents were strict, if they said no it was final, no explanation given. It did make me curious sometimes and that's why I take the time to explain now to my kids if I tell them no. But I am also protective of my children and always will be, whether it is over-protective or not remains to be seen, but I would rather over protect than under protect. I happen to think that I am quite reasonable though:)

I don't want my children to have access to games which are rated above their age, not because I am scared they will copy the game acts, because I don't feel that it is appropriate. It's exactly the same as with movies. I am a gamer myself, and I know that games don't create killers, but I still don't want my kids playing unsuitable games. That is a choice I took as a parent, and I think many other parents would agree. Anyways, these are two seperate issues, the survey wasn't trying to point the finger at gaming, it shows a lack of understanding of gaming with some parents.

15-08-2008, 19:26:12

ionicle
its a stupid poll
alcohol is worse than videogames

i was playing tekken when i was 11, ...it didnt do out to me!

i didnt always follow what my gran told me

but i knew right from wrong...i was brought up right...

so..

15-08-2008, 20:47:17

stuartpb
It's not about what's right and wrong, it's about a parent's choice to allow certain things or not. I go to my mate's house sometimes, and his 8yr old kid isn't restricted in what he can play. He has all the latest titles, regardless of ratings. While this makes me cringe, it isn't my place to say it's wrong. But it is my place to say what my kids are allowed to do and adult themed games are not allowed within their games collection. If my kids stopped at my mates house, I would inform my mate that my kids weren't allowed to play these games and expect him to respect my wishes. I don't have to justify this and it is the way my children will be brought up, right or wrong. Same goes for parents who choose to do otherwise.

Whether or not the survey was any good, it does highlight the fact that some parents do consider gaming to be worth worrying about. I am glad that parents do worry about the effects of gaming (if any) because it shows they are taking their responsibilities seriously. On the flip side, imagine if every parent showed no interest in what their kids were playing, watching or reading?

I think that alot of the problems with today's youth is the fact that kids grow up too quickly nowadays and they lose their innocence much too quickly. Part of the reason for this could be attributed to pc games, as it could TV, movies and many other reasons. We have 10year old kids who are every bit as street savvy as 16 year olds, and have the same worries too.
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