Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Blackhawk

Real Name Blackhawk   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Blackhawk
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage None given.
Signed On Feb 6, 2003, 17:01
Total Comments 357 (Amateur)
User ID 16074
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ] Older >


News Comments > Funcom Plans LEGO Minifigure MMOG
1. Re: Funcom Plans LEGO Minifigure MMOG Jun 28, 2012, 09:56 Blackhawk
 
I hope they plan on making it free-to-play, because here's a hint: your primary audience doesn't have money, and households with multiple children don't want to have to shell out $60 each for multiple copies and pay multiple $15 subscriptions for an activity for their kids when kids' attention tends to turn somewhere else a month later. Not when something like Roblox is available for free, and does Lego style gameplay well enough already.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Quoteworthy
9. Re: Quoteworthy Jun 20, 2012, 22:39 Blackhawk
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 22:17:
I hope not. This is like saying, "All reading will now be on the internet. No one will sell paperback novels anymore."

And yet e-reader business is skyrocketing while B&M bookstores are closing like mad. People are voting with their business.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
5. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 16, 2012, 18:54 Blackhawk
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 16, 2012, 16:04:
$299.... I can't even think of the hardware used to keep this price so low and not make MS have too steep losses in manufacturing this console.

They may be willing to accept losses in return for a huge install base to which to sell numerous other products and services.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > The Old Republic Lead Designer: "We Are Looking At Free-to-Play"
46. Re: The Old Republic Lead Designer: Jun 15, 2012, 09:14 Blackhawk
 
wtf_man wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 09:06:
Tons of content, yes... but those things??? Sorry, I disagree. Wow bored the shit out of me within the first few levels... and I stuck it out through the mid levels.

You only stuck it out through the mid levels, and yet you speak authoritatively about its content and depth?
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > It Came from E3 2012, Part 2
1. Re: It Came from E3 2012, Part 2 Jun 6, 2012, 10:30 Blackhawk
 
Wait, to watch the Ubisoft Booth Walkthrough I'm required to be online - the whole time? No! I'm boycotting this video!  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Updated Max Payne 3 PC Specs & Release Date
19. Re: Updated Max Payne 3 PC Specs & Release Date May 26, 2012, 01:42 Blackhawk
 
Orogogus wrote on May 25, 2012, 23:19:
35 GB is the HD space required, I don't know where to find how large the download is.

Probably less than half of that. You download a game (say, 10GB.) You then install it. It unpacks that 10GB, which is an archive file (comparable to a .zip.) Now you have the original 10GB archive plus the 15GB extracted version. That took 25GB right there.

The final installed version may only be 15 GB, but it still takes 25GB to install it, after which you can delete the installer and get much of that space back.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Blizzard on Diablo III Security
12. Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Security May 22, 2012, 23:02 Blackhawk
 
Creston wrote on May 22, 2012, 22:40:
Yeah, hackers have just managed to brute force thousands of people's of passwords all in one week. There's nothing else going on, just pure sheer luck.

Who says that they did it in a week? These are battle.net accounts, not Diablo III accounts. Blizzard announced you can turn bits into cash a long time ago, while WoW gold has been becoming less and less valuable. Smart hackers have been building up a stock of compromised accounts for a while now, just waiting for Diablo III to go live.

What people are seeing now is, likely as not, months worth of hacked accounts being accessed for the first time all at once.


/edit - and seriously, people using "ABC123" as their password and downloading porn aps isn't a Blizzard security issue.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Unreal 4 Details & Screenshots
21. Re: Unreal 4 Details & Screenshots May 18, 2012, 01:21 Blackhawk
 
The interesting bit is that we're getting so close to photorealism that 'improved graphics' as a selling point is about to hit a wall. We'll reach a point at which graphics can't be improved noticeably, and the developers will have to find some other way to make their games stand out. Since nobody is going to buy based on sound, hopefully it will make them push content as their selling point.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Two Borderlands 2 CEs Announced
42. Re: Two Borderlands 2 CEs Announced May 18, 2012, 01:16 Blackhawk
 
RailWizard wrote on May 17, 2012, 19:56:
That's some nice backwards logic there since I'm the one with the money, and therefore, the reason said companies exist in the first place.

You are a tiny fraction of a piece of the edge of as single percentage point. No more.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Official The Elder Scrolls Online Announcement
19. Re: Official The Elder Scrolls Online Announcement May 3, 2012, 23:53 Blackhawk
 
FWIW, Firor was an executive Producer on Dark Age of Camelot and its expansions.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole?
11. Re: FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole? May 3, 2012, 12:04 Blackhawk
 
Their system for non subscribers was awful, but there is a big downside to this:

There are hundreds of gigs of mods for thousands of games spanning more than a decade that don't exist anywhere else. If FilePlanet shuts down, many of those will be permanently lost.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Max Payne 3 Specs
12. Re: Max Payne 3 Specs Apr 23, 2012, 22:28 Blackhawk
 
elefunk wrote on Apr 23, 2012, 21:44:
Also, the 35GB might also refer to the fact that it downloads 15GB then temporarily extracts everything to 35GB, until it deletes the install files after.

Most likely, yes. Hard drive space requirements are generally based on how much space you need for the install process, not on how much space it takes up when it is done. The install process can take triple the actual install size.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Abrash on Valve, Snow Crash, and Wearable Computers
29. Re: Abrash on Valve, Snow Crash, and Wearable Computers Apr 15, 2012, 12:29 Blackhawk
 
I get the feeling that nobody remembers what the typical shooter was like before Half-Life. It may not have had story telling by today's standards, but before that the best you could hope for was 'Aliens are attacking! Kill them all!' followed by hallways and rooms full of aliens.

There were exceptions, of course. System Shock comes to mind, but Half-Life was the first to take a mainstream shooter and actually have things happen to the player instead of just throwing enemies at him and, maybe, giving him a briefing screen.. It may not sound like much now, but then it was significant.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > EA Explains Warhammer 40K Tank Issue
13. Re: EA Explains Warhammer 40K Tank Issue Apr 14, 2012, 10:27 Blackhawk
 
GW isn't batshit crazy, they're batshit greedy. They know full well how much of an investment they'd have to make to actually sue EA, as opposed to suing some small website or third party publisher. They know that their bottom line is best served with a friendly query and accepted assurances.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > "No Plans" for Max Payne 3 Demo
5. Re: "No Plans" for Max Payne 3 Demo Apr 9, 2012, 21:24 Blackhawk
 
There have been three periods of demos. The 90s through the early 2000s were the era of the free demo. Every game had one, and they begged people to try them out as a way to introduce their new game to the public.

The mid 2000s saw the worst trend - demos used as incentives. This period saw companies offering access to demos as incentives to pre-order, as rewards for registering and so on. Instead of them trying to get us to play their demos, they actually had gamers essentially paying to be advertised to.

The last four or five years, though, has seen the demise of the demo. They are the exception rather than the rule, unless you're talking indie. For mainstream titles it is more remarkable when there IS a demo than when there isn't. 'No demo' is the default answer these days.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology
24. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 13:58 Blackhawk
 
m0deth wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:43:

It's not seemingly, it's statistically, and yeah, you've ignored your core base for far too long.

PC users haven't been anything like their core for a long, long time. We are a small fraction of their sales, and therefore not a priority.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Beamdog on Possible Baldur's Gate III Kickstart
38. Re: Beamdog on Possible Baldur's Gate III Kickstart Mar 19, 2012, 15:59 Blackhawk
 
Nobody said they had to give up all the rights. They can just enter into a publisher/developer contract. The publisher maintains the IP rights and a small degree of veto power over how it is used, while the developer has otherwise full creative rights and provides the funding. Interplay is out zero and has potential profit, Beamdog gets rights to the IP. Win/win.

The problem, again, is WotC. I don't know that a 2nd edition game is going to sell these days. They might be able to leverage access to the 5th edition rights on the basis of cross advertising, which Wizards desperately needs right now.

Then again, they could just get rights to the rebuilt engine, license the Pathfinder rules and setting for a song and make Golarion's Gate. Given that Pathfinder has been overtaking D&D as the RPG industry leader, their lack of any game presence might make them willing to deal.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Beamdog on Possible Baldur's Gate III Kickstart
22. Re: Beamdog on Possible Baldur's Gate III Kickstart Mar 19, 2012, 13:32 Blackhawk
 
Creston wrote on Mar 19, 2012, 12:58:
I'm curious how you're going to Kickstart an IP that belongs to a publisher.

Easy. You don't take them out of the loop. You tell them that they let you use the IP (assuming you've proven yourself with it on the EEs), and that you will finance the project yourself, but that they continue to get their cut. Since it the IP hasn't been doing much, it is a no-lose for the publisher as it is potential profit at zero financial risk, and the developer gains access to the publishers press, retail and advertising resources.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Beta Patch
25. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Beta Patch Mar 16, 2012, 18:00 Blackhawk
 
space captain wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 11:48:

you do know that this is a VIDEO GAME, right?

its not real, its not supposed to be real

its about elves and wizards and dragons.. its not about your pathetic idea of "immersion"

What do any of those things have to do with the quality of immersion?
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Baldur's Gate Countdown to Tomorrow
28. Re: Baldur's Gate Countdown to Tomorrow Mar 15, 2012, 15:13 Blackhawk
 
Heh. I have yet to see a countdown like that that didn't end up with a server crash.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
357 Comments. 18 pages. Viewing page 6.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo