Video Game Papers Please Discussion

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Wamba
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09:45:41 AM May 14th 2016
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Economic system contradiction

The article's section "Crapsack World" claims that Arstotzka has an excellent health care system, excellent scientists and a stable economy. On the other hand its system cannot avoid the starvation and death by illness of a common state bureaucrat's family (a rare case for a communist country generally characterized by its guaranteed social services). Having this into account it is possible that its economy is more similar to the Chinese style "socialist maket economy" than to the Soviet-style command economy. Other explanation can be that its economy has been seriously deteriorated by the past war with Kolechia or by other factors.
Wamba
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08:01:38 AM May 14th 2016
edited by Wamba
Article's inaccuracy about computers in Communist Bloc countries

Contrary to the information appearing on the article's sections "Eagleland" and "No Communities Were Harmed", there was in fact native computer hardware and limited access to Western one since well before 1982 in the USSR, other Eastern Bloc countries, as well as in Communist Yugoslavia.

Dirtyblue929
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12:53:25 AM Oct 30th 2014
Is there any particular reason we removed the parody blurb at the top? There's a similar one on the Hotline Miami page, but nobody seems to be bothered by that.
SeptimusHeap
01:00:01 AM Oct 30th 2014
Which parody blurb?
Dirtyblue929
01:22:30 AM Oct 30th 2014
This one.

"Papers, please..."
"Here you go. P-please let me in, I've waited for hours."
"Purpose of visit?"
"To read the article."
"Duration of stay?"
"A few minutes."

Originally ended in a TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life gag, but that got removed due to wiki policy. The whole thing got deleted shortly thereafter, with no explanation. Is it cool to reinstate, or should it stay gone?
angelothewizard
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11:43:30 PM May 12th 2014
I think we can add another under Interface Spoiler: At one point, a man asks you to give his card to anyone who's coming to Arstotzka to be an engineer. Every single time someone with a Work Pass that says Engineering (and I had to replay those days a couple times-fucking Ministry of Income), their papers are perfect, similar to the brothel girls. Has this happened for anyone else?
RobinZimm
04:52:21 PM Sep 16th 2014
Messof Anegovych's page on the Papers Please Wiki says their papers are always valid, but sometimes they give wrong answers to your questions. I'd count it.
Wamba
09:45:00 AM May 14th 2016
edited by Wamba
[mistaken comment]
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