I could use this space to talk about how haunting the ruined station is, how it shows that the last of humanity is really losing the war against the elements and the mutants. Or how it could be an allegory for what Artyom fears his own station might turn out like if he fails. Or I could compliment the game for successfully creating a child companion who isn’t a complete chore to have around (although he would still have benefited from a better voice actor).
But no. You don’t want me to talk about that.
I know what you really want:
The No Politics Rule
Here are 6 reasons why I forbid political discussions on this site. #4 will amaze you. Or not.
So what happens when a SOFTWARE engineer tries to review hardware? This. This happens.
Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated
An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.
How to Forum
Dear people of the internet: Please stop doing these horrible idiotic things when you talk to each other.
There's a wonderful way to balance difficulty in RPGs, and designers try to prevent it. For some reason.