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Name spelling[edit]

The "RUSSELS_LAB_2K.PNG" image from November 2019 had his name spelled as Russel, and so does the model assets in the game (models/props/jozef_hideout/russel_tarp.vmdl). But the SteamVR environment is titled "Russell's Lab". Which spelling should it go with? I'm leaning towards Russel because it has more evidence in its favor. Jackathan (talk) 19:10, 6 March 2020 (MSK)

If there's a discrepancy at the moment, there's not much to do other than wait for the game which will hopefully provide confirmation on the correct spelling, unless someone at Valve chimes in beforehand with a correction. As you describe the current situation, however, it seems "Russell" is the primary public indicator of his name at the moment, while "Russel" has only been seen through internal filenames as of yet. Marphy (talk) 22:10, 6 March 2020 (MSK)
There are multiple in game references to "Russell" including a texture with "Russell's Computer" as a screensaver, filenames on monitors referencing Russell, and as previously mentioned, the Workshop page directly calling him "Russell" multiple times. It seems much more likely that an L was omitted accidentally in 2 throwaway/internal filenames, then subsequently amplified as it was the only reference we had. At least include some sort of disclaimer on the main page ("Russel/Russell") if we're going to wait till the game releases. Spikehunter (talk) 01:56, 7 March 2020 (MSK)
Given the screensaver thing; should probably go with Russell Iiboharz (talk) 03:36, 7 March 2020 (MSK)


The text on his armband says "ИНТЕНДАНТ" on Russian, which translates as "Intendant", so he could have some rank as City 17 official or something. Витой (talk) 23:52, 2 May 2020 (MSK)

Thanks! I've fixed the article and added the translation. Marphy (talk) 17:07, 3 May 2020 (MSK)