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Signed On Feb 6, 2003, 17:01
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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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2009, 10:15 Blackhawk
That 'Overrated Video Game Franchises' article - wow. It doesn't even deserve recognition. It's like he's saying, "I don't like Quake because brown isn't my favorite color." He says he's only played two hours of Half-Life in six years, then says Half-Life is overrated because of lack of variety in enemies.

This is a thirteen year old with a website, not journalism.
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News Comments > Activision & "Bullshots"?
4. Re: Activision & "Bullshots"? Jan 29, 2009, 09:44 Blackhawk
Folk are funny. Please go identify the products on the market for which advertising images are not 'enhanced'. Good luck. I won't be waiting around - I don't have an eternity.

Hell, whole documentaries have been done on how they make food look good on menus - that awesome scoop of ice cream getting your attention at Denny's is colored lard, and those bubbles in that fresh cup of coffee is dish detergent.

Please, someone tell me that you are under the impression that marketing is based on reality. I need a good laugh.
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
10. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Jan 9, 2009, 00:01 Blackhawk
You should only need Driver Cleaner/Sweeper if you're troubleshooting a problem or downgrading drivers to older versions. For regular updating, it isn't really needed - despite what the purists will tell you.  
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News Comments > Top 10 Pirated Games
3. Re: Top 10 Pirated Games Dec 9, 2008, 19:46 Blackhawk
This would be more relevant if it factored in numbers shipped/numbers sold. A million seller will naturally have more downloaded copies than an obscure niche product that only ships 2,000 copies.  
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News Comments > Age of Booty Beta
2. Re: On International Talk Like a Pirate Day Sep 19, 2008, 20:50 Blackhawk
It's 16 in most states.

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News Comments > Mass Effect DRM Issues?
14. Three times isn't a stretch. Jun 19, 2008, 00:08 Blackhawk
I've installed games more than three times in a shorter time frame.

You install the game. A couple of days later something gets wonky on your system and you do a reformat. You reinstall the game, and something isn't working right. You check tech support - uninstall and reinstall the game. Done.

That's three right there.

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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Retrospective
22. No subject Jun 16, 2008, 14:20 Blackhawk
Gamers who buy games because of and awareness of reviews and gameplay nuances: 10%

Gamers who buy games based on catchy names and pretty box pictures: 90%.

The gameplay issues are the reason it didn't appeal to the 10% (not coincidentally a majority of those reading this site fall into that 10%.) The stated comments about appeal really do apply to the other 90%, who, let's face it, are more important to a business than the 10%.

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News Comments > Anti-Piracy Chip Follow-up
34. Good lord. May 26, 2008, 22:55 Blackhawk
Of course piracy isn't stealing.

Burglary isn't robbery. One specifically involves entering private property to commit a crime, the other involves stealing something from an individual through force or threat of force. Both are crimes, both are 'wrong.'

Piracy isn't stealing. For something to be stolen, it has to be gone. It is a word with a specific meaning. Piracy isn't stealing, that's pretty much the truth. Of course, just like how robbery and burglary will both get you put in jail, and have moral and ethical aspects that would make your mother cry, piracy is a bad thing in and of itself.

No, piracy isn't stealing. Pirates aren't thieves. That really isn't relevant, though, as they're still committing an immoral crime.

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News Comments > Atari Abandoning Solo Play?
6. No subject May 23, 2008, 11:01 Blackhawk
News like this is good news. Without the $X million dollar huge publisher titles to compete against, the single player market will open up more for the smaller developers, who typically make fresher games rather than games designed on top of a demographic spreadsheet (Add a character with blue hair and the the sales increase 0.14%. Make that character a female companion for the player and the sales go up 0.5%. Give her a gun with a sword blade and sales go up 0.07%. That's your design doc, gentlemen. Get to it.)

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News Comments > Penny Arcade Episode One Demos
13. Re: No subject May 21, 2008, 14:43 Blackhawk
So he has to be a professional game reviewer in order to have an opinion?

I believe that was sarcasm about how the opinion was expressed but not supported, not the existence of the opinion itself.

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News Comments > On the Gothic IV Name Change
37. No subject May 20, 2008, 18:14 Blackhawk
One thing I can say without a doubt: DreamCatcher, more than anything else, needs to hire a better PR rep (not to mention a liability adviser.) Whoever let this release out the front door should be executed.

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