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  • Blog Post: Olympic Village Features Sweet Soviet Union-Era Arcade Machines

    Everyone's eyes are appropriately transfixed on the Olympics, but they aren't the only games that are taking place in Sochi, Russia. At least one of the Olympic villages has an arcade in it, with a few fully functional games from the Soviet Union-era on display. Take a look at them in our gallery... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Viral Video May Be Teasing The XCOM Shooter

    A video playing off the recent Russian meteor crash may be teasing the XCOM first-person shooter that recently and inexplicably disappeared form the Internet . Shack News did some research on the video, discovering that the source code page reveals the keyword 'whathappenedin62', which is a domain... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Enables Russian Population To Buy More Steam Games

    In an attempt to make Steam games more widely available to Russians, Valve has partnered with a company called Xsolla to enable over 450,000 cash kiosks in the country to allow for money to be added directly to users' steam accounts. Xsolla is an international company that specializes in payment... More
  • Blog Post: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Expansion To Come To U.S. February 2

    The second expansion for atmospheric Russian first-person shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R. will be coming to our shores courtesy of Viva Media. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat adds several new locations to the radioactive Zone surrounding the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown. As an undercover military agent, players will... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blocks MW2’s Controversial Mission In Russia

    In response to rumors that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been banned in Russia over questionable content, Activision has released a statement that while the game has not been banned, the company has chosen to block the controversial airport scene in the Russian version. “Reports that Call... More
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