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Fridiary – STALKER: Holiday in Chernobyl – Part IX

Part IX – Many Machines on IX

Last time, I came out of the ground beneath Chernobyl, like Jesus coming back from the dead as a radioactive zombie, then proceeded to kill a battalion of soldiers. Now I’m heading to the Bar, because sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes video games imitate life too.

[This is my first experience with Shadow of Chernobyl. It all began here. I’m playing it with the STALKER Complete 2009 mod after community recommendations, and the FOV Switcher after a headache kicked in.]

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Fridiary – STALKER: Holiday in Chernobyl – Part VIII

Part VIII – Danger Zone

After taking some time off to explore the open roads of the US-and-A, I’m back in the Ukraine. The tunnels beneath Chernobyl are a little quieter than the world above, but just as deadly. Bandits, mutants and new anomalies all conspired to ruin my day, but I am still alive. Now it is time to get back to the surface, and find this arsehole Strelok.

[This is my first experience with Shadow of Chernobyl. It all began here. I’m playing it with the STALKER Complete 2009 mod after community recommendations, and the FOV Switcher after a headache kicked in.]

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Fridiary – Organ Tale – Part V

Burroughs, Kerouac, McCarthy, Ballard and Hunter have just pulled in to some nondescript motel somewhere between America’s armpit and its asshole.

They need to get from Washington DC to Safe Haven on the west coast, but all they have is a wood-paneled wagon, carpool dragons and hundreds of miles of road ahead of them.

[The Organ Trail began life as a free, zombie-apocalypse parody of the 1970s eudcational game The Oregon Trail, but the Director’s Cut is an expanded, commercial release that sees Organ Trail leave its parody roots partially behind. I initially thought this would be a done-in-one, but this particular adventure is more sprawling than the simple graphics might lead you to believe.]

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Sir, You Are Being Diarised

There’s only one thing worse than being stuck on a British Isle, and that is being hunted by robots whilst stuck on a British Isle.

The last time I left Britain was on board a ferry, but now I need to power up some magic stones – the country really is suffering under Cameron, isn’t it? Oh well, time to don my monocle and camouflage top hat and see about these stones then, what. Oh yes, and use “chap” excessively.

[Sir, You Are Being Hunted from Big Robot Limited is currently in Alpha state – available to Kickstarter backers and through Steam Early Access. This is in no way a review, just some early impressions based on a (rather impressive) work in progress.]

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Fridiary – Organ Tale – Part IV

Burroughs, Kerouac, McCarthy, Ballard and Hunter have Dallas in their rearview mirror, and now they’re on the road again, heading for the last strip club in the country… maybe even the world.

They need to get from Washington DC to Safe Haven on the west coast, but all they have is a wood-paneled wagon, carpool dragons and hundreds of miles of road ahead of them.

[The Organ Trail began life as a free, zombie-apocalypse parody of the 1970s eudcational game The Oregon Trail, but the Director’s Cut is an expanded, commercial release that sees Organ Trail leave its parody roots partially behind. I initially thought this would be a done-in-one, but this particular adventure is more sprawling than the simple graphics might lead you to believe.]

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Fridiary – Organ Tale – Part III

Burroughs, Kerouac, McCarthy, Ballard and Hunter have just left Memphis, and now they’re on the road again. Going places that they’ve never been. Seeing things they may never see again… Like pockets of civility and people who haven’t been turned into zombies.

They need to get from Washington DC to Safe Haven on the west coast, but all they have is a wood-paneled wagon, carpool dragons and hundreds of miles of road ahead of them.

[The Organ Trail began life as a free, zombie-apocalypse parody of the 1970s eudcational game The Oregon Trail, but the Director’s Cut is an expanded, commercial release that sees Organ Trail leave its parody roots partially behind. I initially thought this would be a done-in-one, but this particular adventure is more sprawling than the simple graphics might lead you to believe.]

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Fridiary – Organ Tale – Part II

Burroughs, Kerouac, McCarthy, Ballard and Hunter are on the road again. Going places that they’ve never been. Seeing things they may never see again… Like pockets of civility and people who haven’t been turned into zombies.

They need to get from Washington DC to Safe Haven on the west coast, but all they have is a wood-paneled wagon, carpool dragons and hundreds of miles of road ahead of them.

[The Organ Trail began life as a free, zombie-apocalypse parody of the 1970s eudcational game The Oregon Trail, but the Director’s Cut is an expanded, commercial release that sees Organ Trail leave its parody roots partially behind. I initially thought this would be a done-in-one, but this particular adventure is more sprawling than the simple graphics might lead you to believe.]

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