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Signed On Feb 6, 2003, 17:01
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News Comments > No Cross-play for Infinite Warfare or Modern Warfare Remastered
10. Re: No Cross-play for Infinite Warfare or Modern Warfare Remastered Nov 4, 2016, 15:19 Blackhawk
 
ItBurn wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 11:22:
ldonyo wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 10:52:
I can see Activision not allowing cross-play so that people are forced to buy multiple copies of their games if they want to play with/against others on multiple platforms. I can also see EA doing the same thing for the same reasons.

It's going to take a publisher with some guts, or an independent with some fairly deep pockets, to take a chance that cross-play will net them increased sales by capturing new customers that are willing to buy a game that they can play with all of their friends, not just ones on a particular platform.

I can see someone like CD Projekt Red doing this with a Witcher title and garnering not only a ton of goodwill from gamers, but a ton of sales, as well.

Publishers aren't THAT evil, I think. It's probably a budget-linked technical limitation or incompetence that brought them to this. I expect that this case is an exception and that crossplay(win10 x steam) will be enabled later following backlash.

It isn't a question of evil - it is 'not that dumb.' They have a franchise, not a one-off title. Fracturing the community will kill off the multiplayer sooner, and make people less likely to buy the next title in the series as their time will be spent on other titles before it is released.

It is more likely that this has something to do with Microsoft imposing some limitation, contract, or requirement for play between this and Steam copies that Activision wasn't willing to compromise on.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies
30. Re: Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies Oct 26, 2016, 08:56 Blackhawk
 
For those who don't follow the industry, it has been show pretty definitively that bad or mediocre reviews hurt sales, while good reviews don't benefit sales. It may affect your decision, but the customer base, as a whole, doesn't buy more games when they are reviewed well. They make their decision to buy a game before the reviews, then back out of reviews are bad.

Thus is makes absolutely no business sense for a company to release games early. There is almost zero potential benefit, while there is great potential harm.
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles
37. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles Oct 18, 2016, 14:05 Blackhawk
 
GTA V was announced on consoles only, too. It doesn't mean that there wasn't a great and well-selling PC game. And if not? Oh well. I'll play it on PS4, or I'll play something else. It isn't like I don't have plenty of stuff to play, thanks to Steam sales and bundles.  
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News Comments > Dungeons & Darkness Released
2. Re: Dungeons & Darkness Released Sep 30, 2016, 11:14 Blackhawk
 
Maybe, but it is also $10 new. The controls do look a little irritating, though.  
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
7. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash Sep 23, 2016, 21:27 Blackhawk
 
shiho wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 20:36:

Even though I completely disagree with your political views, I will fight for your right to have them, and all that jazz.

This used to be a liberal motto, no? Sometime a long time ago, I guess ;)

What does his freedom of speech have to do with their freedom to choose whether to be his professional associates? They're not calling for him to be silenced, they're just choosing not to associate with him anymore, not to let their money flow into projects that they disapprove of.

It's just like that Duck Dynasty nonsense. You have the right to have, speak, or write any opinion you choose, but that doesn't mean I, as a private citizen, have to associate with you.
 
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News Comments > Galaxy in Turmoil Cancelled
4. Re: Galaxy in Turmoil Cancelled Aug 1, 2016, 10:23 Blackhawk
 
"Foxing." Haven't heard that in a while, with "while" being measured in decades.  
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Jul 17, 2016, 01:04 Blackhawk
 
Good thing using mythological entities as characters in games isn't some sort of trend.

Like Amaterasu in Okami, or Shiva in every Final Fantasy ever, or the Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian pantheons (all of which still have active worshipers) in a dozen games, sometimes as enemies (Titan Quest and God of War, I'm looking at you), or Bhaal and Tyr in Badldur's Gate, or Raijin in Mortal Kombat, or Jesus in Fist of Jesus. You get the idea.

Yeah, it is a good thing this isn't a well-established trend.
 
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News Comments > Nuka Time is Last DLC for Fallout 4
9. Re: Nuka Time is Last DLC for Fallout 4 Jul 5, 2016, 23:46 Blackhawk
 
Good. I've been waiting for them to finish. I'll wait until they're all out, wait until the next patch or two, then give the mod community time to polish up all of the final mods. Then I'll pick up the season pass during a Steam sale and play again.  
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Blood for the Blood God DLC Released
8. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Blood for the Blood God DLC Released Jun 30, 2016, 23:28 Blackhawk
 
They remove it so they can get past the censors in some nations. Even having it as an option would prevent them from selling some places.

They then sell it to you (assuming you aren't in one of those nations) for an extra 5% game's price.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek- Bridge Crew Details
4. Re: Star Trek- Bridge Crew Details Jun 29, 2016, 23:23 Blackhawk
 
Get me all excited, then show me it is a VR-only game. Boo.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Console Mod Theft Protection
15. Re: Fallout 4 Console Mod Theft Protection Jun 19, 2016, 15:29 Blackhawk
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 19, 2016, 15:25:
Blackhawk wrote on Jun 19, 2016, 13:17:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 19, 2016, 13:05:

Also nowhere in this news do they say that they implement punishments for mod theft.... so wtf is this news? Placebo?

I'm not sure how they could investigate the claims. Proving ownership would be extremely difficult when the usual hosts aren't associated with Bethesda. It would make it very, very easy to troll with false claims.


It's not that hard. If someone makes a claim, they can just provide a link to the mod on Nexusmods and prove that they are the creator listed on that site.

Unless Bethesda has an agreement with the Nexus, that's harder than it sounds.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Console Mod Theft Protection
9. Re: Fallout 4 Console Mod Theft Protection Jun 19, 2016, 13:17 Blackhawk
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 19, 2016, 13:05:

Also nowhere in this news do they say that they implement punishments for mod theft.... so wtf is this news? Placebo?

I'm not sure how they could investigate the claims. Proving ownership would be extremely difficult when the usual hosts aren't associated with Bethesda. It would make it very, very easy to troll with false claims.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2016, 17:56 Blackhawk
 
Creston wrote on Jun 16, 2016, 13:21:
Health "science" at work.


Exactly! Good science is always double-checking itself and removing old, outdated conclusions from the books. The real problem is news outlets grabbing onto studies and publishing them out of context, leading people to believe that something that has been vaguely suggested by evidence has, in fact, been confirmed.

People then get bent out of shape when deeper studies are done which then counter that first conclusion.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
6. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Jun 13, 2016, 11:01 Blackhawk
 
I hope that they make the update optional, possibly a second entry in Steam. Much of the Skyrim mod community has moved on, and that this update will likely break most existing mods. Since so many modders now live for Fallout, a lot of them will never be updated. I've got a rock-solid install of 255 mods running (actually fewer, but some have multiple files.)

A forced update would kill that.
 
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News Comments > Spellforce 3 Details
8. Re: Spellforce 3 Details May 25, 2016, 15:06 Blackhawk
 
RTS/RPG Mix: Unique gameplay combining RTS and Top-Down RPG genres

Does this mean that they're getting rid of the third person camera? That was always what made Spellforce stand out for me. I like being able to direct my forces directly from the front lines, and not many games do that (Battlezone and Sacrifice were early examples.)
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Creation Kit Beta Signups
9. Re: Fallout 4 Creation Kit Beta Signups Apr 11, 2016, 14:20 Blackhawk
 
Razumen wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 13:56:
Aside from theories, why would it be more limited? There are already things modders can't do in FO4 because they don't have access to the tools, if anything the kit will expand mods much more than before. I doubt they're intentionally going to artificially limit its capability, nor be unable to as the engine is pretty much the same as Skyrim's functionality-wise.


Nobody is quite sure how they're going to implement the cross-platform sharing yet, and there is some concern that there may be some new limitations built-in to the editor to make it possible. A lot, if not the majority, of popular Mods for both the Fallout and Elder Scrolls series have functioned by requiring manual installation of files the editor didn't directly support or third party applications, while the editor has generally only supported .esp (and associated file type) content.

Until we're sure how they're going to implement mods to account for things such as leveled lists, custom textures/models/sounds, and custom scripts for consoles, we can't be certain there won't be built-in limitations on the editor to make sure that the majority of mods are compatible with the console versions.

I mean, the full mods will be produced eventually, no question, but if the editor is designed to prevent them, they'll have to be through third-party hacks, which makes them harder to design, and more likely to cause issues (which means fewer people willing to tackle the learning curve to contribute.)

We aren't sliding down any slippery slopes yet, but Bethesda hasn't exactly been forthcoming on how things are going to work, so the mod community is being a little nervous cautious.

 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop Next Week
3. Re: Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop Next Week Apr 5, 2016, 22:23 Blackhawk
 
Settlements have proven to be one of the most popular aspects of Fallout 4. Of course they're going to support that audience.  
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy
53. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy Apr 5, 2016, 22:21 Blackhawk
 
Don't want politics in your fantasy? You must not read much fantasy.

From the very beginning, sci-fi and fantasy have been vehicles to make social commentary, to question our morals and ethics, and to explore ideas about society.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy
40. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy Apr 5, 2016, 16:03 Blackhawk
 
Are people so desperate for real issues to get upset about that one NPC shopkeeper becomes a 'controversy?'  
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy
18. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy Apr 5, 2016, 12:19 Blackhawk
 
This is about one NPC shopkeeper?

And their best supporting source is 8chan, a dump overflowing with child pornography?

Beamdog was right. If people don't like it, so what?
 
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