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News Comments > G2A Responds to Gearbox
8. Re: G2A Responds to Gearbox Apr 11, 2017, 06:48 Blackhawk
 
Tumbler wrote on Apr 11, 2017, 01:13:

G2A is shady but no one offers anything better.

I wouldn't have to look hard to find something better than a key bought with stolen credit card number that gets revoked.
 
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News Comments > G2A Responds to Gearbox
2. Re: G2A Responds to Gearbox Apr 10, 2017, 21:50 Blackhawk
 
This one isn't complicated. One of the demands is that they stop charging for 'insurance' that their games are legitimate.

They still charge for the insurance.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Adding Real-Money Marketplace
6. Re: Minecraft Adding Real-Money Marketplace Apr 10, 2017, 11:54 Blackhawk
 
What an odd decision. Minecraft is well past its prime, and is a game which is already played almost entirely with free mods and skins.

There just doesn't seem to be a market here.
 
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News Comments > Cheat Maker Owes Blizzard $8.5M
14. Re: Cheat Maker Owes Blizzard $8.5M Apr 4, 2017, 15:16 Blackhawk
 
Then you need to go look up 'hollow victory.' If Blizzard benefits, it isn't hollow, and I've already described how Blizzard benefits.  
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News Comments > Cheat Maker Owes Blizzard $8.5M
11. Re: Cheat Maker Owes Blizzard $8.5M Apr 4, 2017, 14:03 Blackhawk
 
It also helps build up legal precedent, which is something that can be very much worth it in the future. Blizzard probably considers this victory to be an investment.
 
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News Comments > Cheat Maker Owes Blizzard $8.5M
10. Re: Cheat Maker Owes Blizzard $8.5M Apr 4, 2017, 14:02 Blackhawk
 
It isn't a hollow victory, it is a show of force. Blizzard being willing to go to such lengths and costs to win a victory over a company they have no control over means that they will be willing to go just as far for any other company.

It will make any company or individual not willing to relocate internationally consider carefully before messing with Blizzard's products. It won't stop cheats or hacks, but it will stop some cheats and hacks.
 
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News Comments > Videogame Hall of Fame Finalists
22. Re: Videogame Hall of Fame Finalists Mar 29, 2017, 17:25 Blackhawk
 
And even Dune II built off of concepts in other games that came before it.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 29, 2017, 10:31 Blackhawk
 
I'm sure that Comcast's plans have nothing to do with the shenanigans at the FCC. Noo...  
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News Comments > Dungeons & Dragons Online Adds New Class
4. Re: Dungeons & Dragons Online Adds New Class Mar 17, 2017, 19:12 Blackhawk
 
You do realize that if you change your D&D setting, the admins won't come by and ban you for hacking, right?

Don't like the 4e changes? No problem. They never happened.
 
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News Comments > Game Developers Choice Awards
6. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 2, 2017, 11:50 Blackhawk
 
I haven't played enough NMS to really talk about how innovative the ideas were, but I will say this: Innovation doesn't mean fun, or polished, and it can fail to live up to promises. An awful game can have great new ideas.

Hell, more than one great game has come about because of someone polishing up the idea that someone else had but couldn't make work.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Mar 2, 2017, 00:37 Blackhawk
 
Given the revelation at the end of BL2, I don't think multiple planets is exactly unexpected. In fact, it was pretty much a given.  
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News Comments > Twitch Supporting The Banner Saga 3; Gifting First Two Games
2. Re: Twitch Supporting The Banner Saga 3; Gifting First Two Games Feb 24, 2017, 09:37 Blackhawk
 
The Twitch Launcher is apparently Twitch's Steam/Origin/etc analog.

You get to keep the game after the listed dates. Those are just the download dates.

It took some searching, but here is the link you want: Twitch blog

/edit - and I didn't actually have to install it. I just went to the Twitch site through the link they gave, signed in, hovered over the banner and clicked 'Claim Offer', which added it to my account should I ever decide to install the launcher.
 
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News Comments > Erik Wolpaw Leaves Valve
27. Re: Erik Wolpaw Leaves Valve Feb 18, 2017, 14:36 Blackhawk
 
It may just be burnout. They signed on to be game designers, but ended up in a company that hasn't really been designing games. They may just be taking a break before deciding what to do next.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty Returning to its Roots
9. Re: Call of Duty Returning to its Roots Feb 11, 2017, 20:45 Blackhawk
 
Battlefield already did Vietnam, and it wasn't exactly their best selling title. They may always give it another whirl, of course.

As far as good Vietnam shooters go, try Vietcong (for single player.) It's old and sometimes rough around the edges, but it was a very memorable game.
 
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News Comments > Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM PC Plans
4. Re: Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM PC Plans Jan 26, 2017, 12:03 Blackhawk
 
Not everything that isn't dark and grim is for children. Few children would have understood the game's themes. I actually enjoyed playing a game with a few colors for a change.

Life is dark enough. Entertainment has my permission to tone it down from time to time.
 
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News Comments > More Overwatch Roadhog Changes
5. Re: More Overwatch Roadhog Changes Jan 11, 2017, 12:44 Blackhawk
 
Nerf hammer?

I see one bug fix, three buffs, and only one nerf (and that is to Ana's grenade, which everyone, including pro players, say is particularly broken.)
 
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News Comments > Steam Award Winners
17. Re: Steam Award Winners Dec 31, 2016, 20:06 Blackhawk
 
It is interesting that, out of all of the votes, not one game older than six years ended up winning a nomination, unless they happened to be made by Valve.

In other words, every candidate that won the 'vote' was something Valve could still make money off of by extra exposure.
 
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News Comments > Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com
5. Re: Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com Dec 21, 2016, 12:15 Blackhawk
 
Actually, I prefer that label. People are less likely to bitch that they're not getting a full game when it is 'in development' than when it is 'early access.' Some people are still under the impression that 'early access' means that the game is finished and they just get to be early adopters.  
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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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