I was randomly looking through my screenies for interesting stuff and I suddenly realized that I had never paid much attention to the background of the comic store. Turns out that despite the very blurry textures I could still make out some text. Not sure if anyone’s done this before, so apologies if all of this is old hat by now.
“Zang (or Xang?) the Bastard Child”
“The Black Magician”
“Tales of the Cyprian Order” (a Nyte Blayde spinoff series?)
“Love and Syphilis" (lol wut. Love the red cross)
"Odekar” (likely named after the developers like Asha would be later)
“Robot Monster Hunter [illegible]” (last world looks like SXXPGS, which makes no sense)
And of course Nyte Blayde, Gangstas in Space and the Birksniff advertisement, which we all already know.
On the counter is a card payment sign:
“we accept: Vasa, Koske, American Plastic” “Food stamps redeemed here”
And a jar with “Donate to help the homeless”
The cigarette shelf has signs “hungry? grab a smoke!”
There are a few remaining references to Bridgeport, which was Steelport’s original name before changing during development.
And in the upper right corner is a blackboard about “today’s special” “Grilled cheese, ham & cheese, Turkey & [cut off], peanut butter”
Some environment artist must have had fun working on this, too bad it’s all so blurry now.
I THINK I HAVE FOUND THE BEST MOD EVER! Johnny Gat replaces EVERY character in the game (apart from The Boss)! With a clone army of Gats, does The Syndicate really stand a chance…oh wait, he is The Syndicate too! haha