Rather there’s no proof it isn’t a hoax. There’s no independent verification of the find. There’s no other evidence of Arkady Simkin ever existing. There’s no evidence for a company called “Polarneft Oil & Gas”. There isn’t a single fact about the find that exists anywhere except in relation to this find, a circumstance that points to the site, its “author” and the find itself being a work of fiction.
As for “Taurus Major”... Wow, a colossal bull-like creature found just weeks before a game is launched featuring exactly the same creature (http://www.filerushnews.com/images/album206/aaa.jpg); what are the odds?!
It’s a pity, SotC looked like a good game - one I would certainly have bought. Now I am so sick of just about every forum from Digg, to Slashdot, to MoH filling up with corporate shills pushing this shit at me that I’m not going to touch it.