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Signed On Feb 6, 2003, 17:01
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Early Access Delayed
12. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Early Access Delayed Oct 27, 2009, 21:56 Blackhawk
 
Remember when demos were advertising that the publishers begged you to try, rather than 'perks'?  
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News Comments > On Sale
18. Re: On Sale Oct 18, 2009, 08:43 Blackhawk
 
I do believe I said that they had great prices. I wasn't bitching about their prices, just their advertising.

Most companies don't advertise sales based on MSRP. They advertise sales based on their current, non-sale prices. The prices they sell an item at if it isn't on sale. In fact, when companies do advertise based on MSRP, they invariably state that in a disclaimer to limit liability for false advertising claims.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: On Sale Oct 17, 2009, 19:58 Blackhawk
 
Better examples:

Pirates of The Burning Sea on GoGamer. Save 90%.

Gogamer says the game is $49.99, on sale for $4.90.

You can get it on Amazon for $6.99. That means you're only saving two bucks.

Call of Juarez on GoGamer. Save 90%.

90% of $49.99

Amazon new is actually $9.47

Now, I'm not saying that GoGamer doesn't have some great deals. These really are good prices. Two Worlds for three bucks? Hell yeah. Their advertised discounts, on the other hand, are complete fabrications.

I've been a GoGamer fan for years. I've got a GoGamer coaster under my coffee right now. This, though, really makes me think my trust is misplaced. If you're dishonest in one thing, prudence suggests that you'll be dishonest in others, too.

Hey, GoGamer - advertise the awesome prices (as they really are) and get back the customer trust and word of mouth that made you so popular to begin with!
 
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Oct 17, 2009, 17:43 Blackhawk
 
You should really consider not listing GoGamer sales as long as they're playing this game of listing a five year old game at $50, then offering it at current retail and calling it '85% off'. It's a scam aimed at people not aware of game price trends, not a sale.  
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News Comments > Win7 & Diablo II
12. Re: Win7 & Diablo II Oct 9, 2009, 13:22 Blackhawk
 
whats the resolution hack? can you do 1920x1200

http://www.moddb.com/games/diablo-2/news/d2multires
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Oct 7, 2009, 19:59 Blackhawk
 
Hey, GoGamer!

Quit listing 4 1/2 year old games at the full $50 release price and then claiming a 90% discount for selling it at current retail.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Gah. Sep 11, 2009, 12:27 Blackhawk
 
Forced, artificial diversity is more insulting to minorities than no diversity. Besides, in a century and a half, multiracial people will likely be more common than either white or (quoting the article), "people of color."  
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News Comments > Violence and In-Game Ads
6. Re: Violence and In-Game Ads Sep 3, 2009, 15:06 Blackhawk
 
Violence makes people pay attention. If someone could figure out how to put ads on a train wreck, they'd make a fortune.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Game Announcement Nears
8. Re: Bethesda Game Announcement Nears Aug 19, 2009, 23:46 Blackhawk
 
It'll be a new property. They've said they're not doing ESV yet, and I don't think it's been long enough for Fallout 4 (they usually wait longer between releases, plus they're still making money on 3.)  
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Mothership Zeta Lands
32. Re: Fallout 3 Mothership Zeta Lands Aug 3, 2009, 19:23 Blackhawk
 
Just because there were flying saucer B-Movies in the 50's doesn't mean it fits in with the setting of the franchise.

No, it fits in with the franchise because there were crashed flying saucers and alien blasters in both Fallout and Fallout 2.

The setting, by the way, is best described as the future as people in the late 50s would have imagined it. Go back and watch some of the popular science shows from that era, shows about the cars of the future, the automated kitchen and so forth. If you'd found an educated science fiction fan in 1958 and said to him, "Imagine if there were an atomic war in 30 years. Tell me what you think the world would be like afterward", he'd likely describe something very, very much like Fallout.

 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Account SNAFUs
4. Re: World of Warcraft Account SNAFUs Jul 30, 2009, 21:43 Blackhawk
 
PaymentOne is basically PayPal for phishers. It exists primarily as a route via which various scams and schemes can charge the customers recurring fees without them noticing (they piggyback the payment on another regular bill, like a phone bill, where is just appears as an extra charge.) I had to deal with them when my ex-wife signed up for a service. They're anything but honest.

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News Comments > Raimi to Direct Warcraft
17. Re: Raimi to Direct Warcraft Jul 22, 2009, 10:58 Blackhawk
 
Setting can be a plus, but it isn't all that important. You could do Fiddler on the Roof or Ivanhoe word for word in the World of Warcraft setting. A good writer could do a fantastic story with nothing more than two humans and a Forsaken sitting in a tavern.

A good writer can do great things with any setting. A bad writer can't do anything with any setting. In neither case is the setting the determining factor.
 
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News Comments > Raimi to Direct Warcraft
6. Re: Raimi to Direct Warcraft Jul 22, 2009, 10:27 Blackhawk
 
He'll be playing Leroy Jenkins.

Nah, that'll be Ted.

Leroy the Mighty.
 
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News Comments > Curse Episodes for Half-Life 2
7. Re: Curse Episodes for Half-Life 2 Jun 12, 2009, 17:47 Blackhawk
 
Can't wait to kill some mummies and evil wizards.

Screw that. I can't wait to telekenetically break some expensive furniture. They should just make the game about that.
 
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News Comments > TF2 Meet the Spy Video
19. Re: TF2 Meet the Spy Video May 17, 2009, 19:11 Blackhawk
 
What,isn't someone going to complain that there isn't supposed to be a keypad to get to the intel? How about that soldier video, where he has hand grenades? Snipers aren't supposed to pee in jars, and since when can they drive trucks. That engineer video - he had five sentries! Hacker!

On the other hand, we could just say that they take some poetic license with the videos.
 
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News Comments > TF2 2 Sniper Spy Update
10. Re: TF2 2 <strike>Sniper</strike> Spy Update May 16, 2009, 10:59 Blackhawk
 
It is going to be impossible to get people to play engineer for the next month or two.  
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News Comments > Take-Two Suing 3D Realms
35. Re: Take-Two Suing 3D Realms May 15, 2009, 11:09 Blackhawk
 
3DRealms was responsible for living up to their commitments, sure.

On the other hand, when someone says 'the check is in the mail' every month for twelve years and you still believe them, part of the responsibility is yours, too. Take Two should have been riding their asses by the first half of the decade and should have pulled funding and filed suit then.
 
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News Comments > On Blizzard's New IP
32. Re: On Blizzard's New IP May 13, 2009, 22:27 Blackhawk
 
They didn't rip of Warhammer. They set out the make a Warhammer game, but the licensing fell through, so they rebranded it. Then again, you can make a point that Warhammer ripped of D&D which ripped off Tolkien who ripped off all those IP ignorant Anglo-Saxon skalds.  
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News Comments > TF2 Sniper Update Details
14. Re: TF2 Sniper Update Details May 12, 2009, 19:28 Blackhawk
 
Is this the alt for the rifle, or for the SMG? It sounds like the idea is to pin (slow/stun) the enemy so that you can follow up with a zoomed sniper round. If so, the balancer here is going to be range. At the range most snipers prefer to shoot from, it is going to be quite a challenge to hit a target with an unscoped weapon, especially if the arrow has an arc.

If it is the alternative for the rifle, then the idea is to get the sniper closer to the action. He'll gain the slightly faster charge time and the slow effect, but lose the 'where did that come from?' effect of the across the map shots.
 
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News Comments > Stormrise Vista/DirectX 10 Only
70. Re: Stormrise Vista/DirectX 10 Only Mar 4, 2009, 19:35 Blackhawk
 
75% of 1/5 of the market isn't a lot of sales lost.  
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