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Signed On Feb 6, 2003, 17:01
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News Comments > Anthem Alpha Gameplay Video
14. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 5, 2019, 10:50 Blackhawk
 
Third person shooters push the character further and further to the side of the screen every year. By 2022 games will require a second monitor just to show you the character model.  
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News Comments > Discord Store Undercuts Epic With 10% Split
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 14, 2018, 17:42 Blackhawk
 
This is excellent. We have well-funded companies competing with each other for developer business, which means that they'll end up competing with each other for customers. Steam has run a near-monopoly since PC games left the retail shelves.

Remember the Steam sales of the past? This is how we get them back.

The downside being that should some companies end up way out in front, the others could collapse, taking game libraries with them.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age The Dread Wolf Rises Teased
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 7, 2018, 12:41 Blackhawk
 
Well, for those who paid attention to Inquisition, this strongly suggests that it's a sequel to that game, as well as who one of the major protagonists/antagonists is.  
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News Comments > Diablo Mobile Backlash
29. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 3, 2018, 20:41 Blackhawk
 
There's nothing wrong with them announcing a mobile game. The problem is that they hyped a mobile game in such a way as to build expectations for their core fan base - who expected something completely different.  
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News Comments > Diablo Mobile Backlash
22. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 3, 2018, 19:44 Blackhawk
 
Blizzard did exactly this same thing once before, in 2002 with Starcraft: Ghost. They teased a big announcement was coming for Starcraft. They hyped it. They then did this big website tease that had everyone on the edge of their seats.

When it turned out the be a console exclusive action game, people went ape. They were genuinely pissed off.

You build hype, but you don't give the wrong message, or it will backfire.
 
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News Comments > Telltale Class Action Suit
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 25, 2018, 20:32 Blackhawk
 
They just stated that no game but the first Walking Dead turned a profit. I think them closing was foreseeable.  
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News Comments > Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Shadows over Bögenhafen Released
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2018, 19:16 Blackhawk
 
The name has nothing to do with Fatshark. It's the name of a very well known adventure published by Games Workshop for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay clear back in 1987.

Just like Death on the Reik for Vermintide 1, which was actually the sequel to Shadows.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Trailer Shows Battle Royale
12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 16, 2018, 23:58 Blackhawk
 
Ugh, what's that squishing?

Oh, market saturation. It's starting to flood.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocked Game Sale Because of "New" Designation
16. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 12, 2018, 17:32 Blackhawk
 
The fact is that Bethesda is trying to push the boundaries of the exceptions to First Sale Doctrine so far that they could, if successful, also shut down used sales in the future. It's a scary, dangerous precedent to allow them to set. They are literally trying to redefine what 'new' means to 'directly from an authorized distributor' only. By their logic, you can never give anyone a new game for Christmas, as simply the act of buying it turns it 'used.' That's not what used means.

And Bethesda doesn't care about the support or a disappointed customer somewhere. They care about someone selling one of their new products without them getting their cut. They want to control the only sources of new products, so that every initial sale.

As to their points, once you push past the PR polish, all it is is Bethesda threatening someone with some legal claims that have never been shown to be true in court. As long as they're using a big law firm to threaten individuals, the chance of someone calling their bluff and forcing them to actually prove wrongdoing is low, as people tend to be to afraid (or unable to pay) to stand up for their rights.

It's abusive, plain and simple.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale
45. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 12, 2018, 01:30 Blackhawk
 
That argument is absurd. He makes two points. The first is that because it has been owned, it isn't new. New in media doesn't mean never owned, it means never used. The two sides of the market are even called new and used.

The second point was that they can't prove that it is new. That is true of every new product on the effing market that isn't consumed on use or metered, from games to BluRays to underwear to furniture. Apparently they think that nothing can ever be marketed as 'new' unless you buy it directly from the manufacturer. Amazon has nothing but used products.

Bethesda is going to lose more value in reputation and good will than they ever would from people reselling their sealed games.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale
39. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 11, 2018, 20:31 Blackhawk
 
Bethesda is pretty clearly trying to bully small business and individuals by reinterpreting laws in ways they were clearly never intended. That's shady and abusive in every way.

Bethesda, one piece at a time, has lost the respect I had for them 15 years ago.
 
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News Comments > Steam Ending Windows XP and Vista Support
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 12, 2018, 19:34 Blackhawk
 
Valve Hardware Survey says that 0.22% of users are on XP. Vista didn't even register. GoG won't be getting that much new business.

At some point you can't release improvements to a piece of software if you're still supporting a 17-year-old operating system that doesn't support the newer code you need for those improvements.
 
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News Comments > Fallout Tease?
28. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 30, 2018, 14:22 Blackhawk
 
For those who haven't caught up, this has been announced as Fallout 76, and there are strong indications that it will be a Fallout-themed Rust clone game-as-service.

So... blech.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 25, 2018, 19:21 Blackhawk
 
RE: BF V. It's kinda funny how many people are justifying their views by saying it isn't authentic.

Were they actually under the impression that Battlefield was a historically accurate series? It's always been a military fantasy series.&#65279; It's known for being able to bail out a jet and land in a helicopter while firing a rocket launcher in midair.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
25. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 25, 2018, 10:10 Blackhawk
 
A shame. He reminded people that you can still be entertaining with wit rather than attitude.  
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER II DLC This Month
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 17, 2018, 14:08 Blackhawk
 
I don't believe that is the right trailer.  
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News Comments > Razer Game Store Launches
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 9, 2018, 13:19 Blackhawk
 
Razer sold me a mouse. It was defective with a well-documented manufacturing flaw. I returned it, on my dime, for a replacement. They sent me another mouse with the exact same issue. I returned it. They sent me a third mouse with a completely different known defect. I returned it. They accused me of being a scammer and a thief, and sent me a 'last' mouse, even though it was still under the warranty period of the first one.

The final mouse also had the same issue as the first one and started failing within a couple of months (the issue was a switch that was so weak that it was registering single clicks as double clicks, and wouldn't register a held down mouse button at all.)

Four defective product in a row and an accusation.

There is zero chance that I will ever buy any product from Razer again.
 
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News Comments > Pricey New Warframe for Warframe
13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 23, 2018, 10:08 Blackhawk
 
And every person who buys a $140 cosmetic item subsidizes the gameplay of a lot of other people who don't.  
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News Comments > White House Games Summit Details
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 8, 2018, 12:42 Blackhawk
 
I hear echoes of Seduction of the Innocent.  
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News Comments > Trump Calls Out Video Games
21. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 22, 2018, 23:34 Blackhawk
 
sliv wrote on Feb 22, 2018, 23:03:
I don't hear anyone calling for alcohol to be illegal. Do those deaths not matter as much as a school shooting? Who will be the first to stop drinking alcohol? Where's the outrage?

In almost every state, you can buy a gun years before you can buy a beer.
 
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