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Signed On Feb 6, 2003, 17:01
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News Comments > Brothers In Arms Rearming
15. Re: Brothers In Arms Rearming Jul 17, 2015, 16:17 Blackhawk
 
It is funny how people are still dredging up the 'Another WWII game already?' schtick from years ago. How long has it been since there was a major historical WWII shooter? 2008, maybe, or 2011 if you count Red Orchestra.

How many 'modern combat' games have been released in the interim?
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced
24. Re: Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced Jul 4, 2015, 19:47 Blackhawk
 
From what I've seen, this is a replacement for the mobile version of the game, meant for Win 10 devices, not PCs (although it is playable on Win 10 PCs.) It is not the replacement for the PC version.

MS just did a crappy job of communicating that.
 
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News Comments > Battlezone Return Plans
13. Re: Battlezone Return Plans Jun 16, 2015, 18:11 Blackhawk
 
Parias wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 16:04:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 13:43:
Yeah, this is disappointing. I get what they're going for, but it's not working for me at all.

Has their every been a game that followed up on the hybrid FPS/RTS model that the late 90s Battlezones implemented so well? There have been tower defense versions, like Orcs Must Die, but nothing with the kind of open world freedom that 1998 Battlezone had.

You want Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising. Narrated by Tom Baker, no less!

Hostile Waters was great. There aren't many FPS/RTS hybrids, but there are a few other 'direct control' RTS games (which is what Hostile Waters was.) Sacrifice and the Spellforce series come to mind. Not all were great, but there are some options.
 
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News Comments > Battlezone Return Plans
6. Re: Battlezone Return Plans Jun 16, 2015, 14:15 Blackhawk
 
I was so excited when I saw the headline, and so disappointed when I saw what they were doing with it.

Also: Battlezone was one of my favorite arcade games, but it was not the father of VR gaming. It was the father of looking at a screen through a small plastic window.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced
2. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced Apr 29, 2015, 20:34 Blackhawk
 
I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be PS4, not PS3.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 15, 2015, 19:38 Blackhawk
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 02:31:

Don't be surprised to see an add online, featuring a short haired bombshell drinking Twinnings tea, in your immediate future. Seriously, that's exactly the information these cunts want to know for precisely the reason I described above.

On the assumption that I see ads (I don't), I wouldn't care less if it was targeted at me or randomly picked. It has zero effect on my life, won't contain information I consider important (as that doesn't go online), and thus isn't worth all of the panicked stress that some people seem to give it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 14, 2015, 20:04 Blackhawk
 
Hah. Google and Facebook are welcome to anything I'm dumb enough to put onto the internet. If it is seriously private, I keep it off of public networks. If Google really cares what brand of tea I prefer (Twinings) or that I like women with short hair, hey - have at it.  
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 11:56 Blackhawk
 
Also chiming in to say that CGI isn't a problem. Abusing CGI is a problem. Low quality, obvious CGI is a problem. Michael Bay at his best and Peter Jackson at his worst are the problem.

Many uses of CGI today are so subtle that most people don't even notice it is there. It is phone lines removed in the background of a historical scene. It is establishing shots of Victorian London from a distance. Good luck finding a film in a theater that doesn't use at least some CGI.
 
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News Comments > Universal Combat CE Free on Steam
9. Re: Universal Combat CE Free on Steam Feb 9, 2015, 10:59 Blackhawk
 
Oh, no. I got Universal Combat for free on disk back when it was released.

Worst gaming investment I've ever made. I've learned my lesson!
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 5, 2015, 11:03 Blackhawk
 
Malicious advertisements on major sites compromised many computers.

This is why the ad blocker stays up regardless of the site, regardless of how guilty they make me feel.
 
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News Comments > Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile
21. Re: Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile Dec 5, 2014, 14:02 Blackhawk
 
panbient wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 10:38:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 10:19:

Others, far better RPG's come to mind

Bard's Tale
Baldurs Gate
Icewind Dale


Aren't those the whole point behind Pillars of Eternity?

Plus BG was recently redone and ID has been announced for the same treatment.
IWD has not only been announced, it has been finished and released.

Anachronox would be nice. Wizardry would be nice.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Perma-Bans Hearthstone Win-Traders
3. Re: Blizzard Perma-Bans Hearthstone Win-Traders Oct 31, 2014, 10:17 Blackhawk
 
Wait, they perma-banned them, and limited what kinds of events they can participate in?  
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera at $4.75M
1. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera at $4.75M Oct 29, 2014, 10:39 Blackhawk
 
I believe that they're saying that The Bloom (a single city/region in the game) will increase by 10%, not the whole of the game.  
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Oct 28, 2014, 22:53 Blackhawk
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 17:25:
Blackhawk wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 10:17:
They still are construction sets. You can still buy boxes of plain old bricks that can be assembled in any way. The 'model kits' are just a different option.

Really? I've only seen the themed lego sets in the store, they used to sell them as just a box of legos and a few ideas to make stuff on the outside of the box. Now kids play with lego by building what's on the box and never taking it apart to make something from their imagination.

The pre-designed sets certainly sell better - which is why you see them in stores more than anything else, but the old fashioned 'box of bricks' are still available. My kids love 'em.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Oct 28, 2014, 10:17 Blackhawk
 
They still are construction sets. You can still buy boxes of plain old bricks that can be assembled in any way. The 'model kits' are just a different option.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced
9. Re: Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced Oct 20, 2014, 21:38 Blackhawk
 
This overview is biased and unbalanced in favor of consoles. I demand that "Windows PC" be changed to "Windows(R) PC computerized home game, networking, and porn entertainment system."  
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News Comments > MMOGs Under Attack
15. Re: MMOGs Under Attack Aug 23, 2014, 09:45 Blackhawk
 
Iurand wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 16:10:
What if it's ISIS scum?

Dammit, Archer.
 
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News Comments > No Stained Steam Keys for Bundle Buyers
5. Re: No Stained Steam Keys for Bundle Buyers Jul 28, 2014, 21:04 Blackhawk
 
For a new developer with a new game, the value of being in a bundle has nothing to do with the money made from the bundle.

The value of being in a bundle is that, if your game is actually good, you are getting it out there into fans of that type of game to try, talk about, and tell their friends about. A handful of sales is the first step to building the kind of word of mouth that leads to ballooning sales later on.

Of course, your game has to be good first or the opposite happens.
 
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News Comments > No Stained Steam Keys for Bundle Buyers
1. Re: No Stained Steam Keys for Bundle Buyers Jul 28, 2014, 20:02 Blackhawk
 
They refuse to supply paid for, promised products and think it will result in people buying another copy just to be nice to them?

I can see why they're having problems.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
17. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 22, 2014, 13:51 Blackhawk
 
100,000? When Hegemonia came out, I dropped tens of billions through orbital bombardment in a single afternoon.  
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