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Signed On Feb 6, 2003, 17:01
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer
3. Re: Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer Sep 17, 2012, 10:16 Blackhawk
 
nin wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:13:
Interesting that the cast from the original shows up prominently. DLC with different trees? Or just apart of the story?


Part of the story.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Season Pass
34. Re: Borderlands 2 Season Pass Aug 30, 2012, 19:35 Blackhawk
 
Really. It is an opportunity to pre-order expansions based on previous developer/series knowledge. You don't trust their content? Great - buy it after it is released, reviews are out, and Steam has it on sale. It isn't some dark corporate conspiracy either way.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire Announced
25. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire Announced Aug 28, 2012, 16:01 Blackhawk
 
I've already played this. It has been available as a mod for quite some time, and for free.

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18480
 
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News Comments > WoW Adding All Race Access
17. Re: WoW Adding All Race Access Aug 17, 2012, 15:48 Blackhawk
 
Blizzard doesn't just pop out ideas. Blizzard studies reams and reams of data and comes to conclusions.

I'm guessing that they determined that the majority of their dedicated player base would be buying the expansion for the end game content regardless. Giving away the first few levels (let's face it - two or three hours of gaming) will draw in those who aren't sure about whether to buy it. Instead of $40 plus renewing a $15 subscription, they just need to renew. Low price point, more customers. Many of them will check out the new zones and leave, but many will pay to keep playing and/or to level up into the new content.
 
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News Comments > Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion
40. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 17, 2012, 09:45 Blackhawk
 
Make sure you also sue the following:

LucasArts (Star Wars: Rebellion)
BioWare (Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Pack)
Spiderweb Software (Geneforge 4: Rebellion)
Midas Interactive (Polaris Rebellion)
Phoenix Interactive (Space Rebellion)
Namco Bandai (Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion)

I've got a list of probably two dozen more. Rebellion - you can't claim your name as IP, at least not anymore.
 
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News Comments > Uplay Patched
15. Re: Uplay Patched Jul 31, 2012, 00:37 Blackhawk
 
They don't care. They firmly, genuinely believe that the vast majority of their lost sales aren't because of their policies, it is because of piracy. They don't have any doubt that it is so.  
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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.  
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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?
 
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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!  
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.  
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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.
 
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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.  
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.  
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