There's a interesting trend amongst the worlds most hardcore video game fans. No longer content with merely playing the games, they've found a way to live them. In most cases this LARPing, or Live Action Role Playing, is pretty harmless. It's like cops and robbers for adults with too much time on their hands. However, some people can take it a few steps to far like the group in Russia who decided that they needed to live out S.T.A.L.K.E.R., a game that takes place in the blast zone of Chernobyl.
The problem with this is that the ground and many of the structures there are still giving off dangerously high doses of radiation especially when absorbed over a long period of time. Scientists say that it will be at least fifty more years before the area is habitable again. Oddly enough these facts don't seem to concern the gamers who have been coming from all over the world to participate in this "real life" video game. For more pictures go here: http://englishrussia.com/?p=5217#more-5217