Rest in peace Heroes Radio, wherever you are.


Well, as usual, I’m going to talk about something nobody has heard of. Sorry, that was incredibly arrogant of me. Whatever.

STALKER is probably one of my favourite games, as you should now be well aware of, and I’m here today to commemorate the loss of a quaint little wiki-style dedicated encyclopaedia of all things STALKER; that encyclopaedia was Heroes Radio.

It was great – conclusive information on even the most obscure topics, good editing, and all the charms of anything that didn’t fall off the Wikia project tree.

Gone.

No idea when, but that modest little guide that saved my audacious arse so many times has vanished from the plains of the internet, forcing me into the sterile halls of the STALKER WIKIA MACHINE. Which is also pretty good. WHATEVER.

It’s just a shame to see something like this go, just because its existence was pleasant. It had people behind it that cared and that made it feel like more of a community, even though there was one editor who spent his entire life locked in his ivory tower after throwing the keys into the lake.

Sadly, it’s situation and demise was somewhat inevitable, not because the editor was afraid of people deleting articles and replacing them with ASCII penis’s, but because it would have been too much damn work to keep it up to date with the sequels, meaning that a small group of dedicate authors could not match the consistency and content generation power of a living breathing community, all drawing interesting conclusions on community based encyclopaedias. But talking about the operation of social dynamics within Wikia is for another day.

So fare thee well Heroes Radio, your quality content and cool name may have vanished, but they shall not be forgotten.

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3 Responses to Rest in peace Heroes Radio, wherever you are.

  1. Sel says:

    Hold on.

    Is that the game made by an Ukraine company? I have some vague memories of having a friend with great game taste recommending this to me, going something along the lines of -

    Friend, “YOU, play this.”
    Me, “My computer has like half a RAM.”
    Friend, “YOU, don’t play this.”

    Out of all the people who have successfully got this game to run though, I’ve yet to hear one bad thing about it.

    Now I’m on a 2009 suitable computer, might be worthwhile to track a copy down then.

  2. Miles Newton says:

    Hahah, STALKER’s engine really is as efficient as space flight, but just as worth while. It’s one of these games that I’ve actually spent the last couple of years trying to figure out why I like it, which feels like a bit of a bizarre endeavour, but at least that’s a sign of… oh god I’m in no fit state to go deconstructing it now. Howz about this. “HOW I FOUND OUT WHY I ACTUALLY LIKE STALKER”. I’m sure it will be as thrilling as it is non-conformist.

    Also, if you get it, be sure to get the 2009 Complete mod. It is wonderful.

  3. Jackster says:

    its back! zsg.dk

    Not sure why heroesradio.com died, but its back, its back its back!

    time to get the 2009 mod and get back into the zone!

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