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Signed On Feb 6, 2003, 17:01
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 19, 2015, 23:37 Blackhawk
 
Wow. Good thing there are no lawsuit caps, because they're going to be drowning in them with this one.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Not F2P?
20. Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 5, 2015, 21:46 Blackhawk
 
Funny, nobody seems surprised that Battlefront costs money up front...

Personally, I'd rather pay once and have the whole shebang than have to deal with microtransactions and 'premium' accounts.
 
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News Comments > On Fallout 4's Graphics
36. Re: On Fallout 4's Graphics Nov 5, 2015, 00:07 Blackhawk
 
Thing is popular. Must insult thing!  
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News Comments > No More WoW Numbers
34. Re: No More WoW Numbers Nov 4, 2015, 15:19 Blackhawk
 
Blizzard isn't stupid. They know their business. They have planned on WoW's decline for a long, long time.

The reason for the decline is simple: It is over a decade old. It has gone on far longer than Blizzard anticipated. I remember an interview back in the Wrath of the Lich King days where they mentioned that their plan was to eventually end the game at level 100 after three more expanisons, and that by then they'd have declined enough that it wouldn't be worth it to keep going.

They blew by that, and are still posting numbers that would make any other MMO developer faint with joy. That isn't failing. That's being hugely successful.
 
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News Comments > Starsiege and TRIBES Free Games
5. Re: All Starsiege and TRIBES Games Free Oct 30, 2015, 10:09 Blackhawk
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 30, 2015, 09:41:
Wow, Earth/Starsiege, talk about going back in time.

Sadly does not include Starsiege.

I thought the same thing, but if you look at the image for Starsiege: Tribes, it is the double pack with both it and Starsiege. The filename is StarsiegeAndStarsiegeTribes.iso
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Preload Plans
15. Re: Fallout 4 Preload Plans Oct 26, 2015, 23:00 Blackhawk
 
Hey, that's great. More bandwidth for me.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 26, 2015, 22:59 Blackhawk
 
Nothing is killing the genre. Genres don't die, they just go into decline until people get sick of what replaces them. Then somebody makes a great new game, it feels fresh because the genre has been cooling off for a while, and comes back with a bang.

RPGs have died a few times. They're one of the top genres right now.

Turn based games were declared dead not too long ago, but between XCom and numerous RPGs, turn based is back.

Adventure games were non-existent from the mid-2000s until very recently when Telltale and Double Fine brought them back.

Flight simulators were... are... well, maybe some day.

Space sims, though, may be on an upswing, depending on what happens in the next few episodes of Survivor: Star Citizen.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Free-to-Play Launches
13. Re: WildStar Free-to-Play Launches Sep 29, 2015, 13:14 Blackhawk
 
Their documentation makes their model seem comparable to Rift's, which is one of the better implementations of free-to-play out there.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent DLC Released
14. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent DLC Released Aug 11, 2015, 23:06 Blackhawk
 
And then there is the fact that you can't actually finish the game without killing at least one...  
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News Comments > Brothers In Arms Rearming
15. Re: Brothers In Arms Rearming Jul 17, 2015, 16:17 Blackhawk
 
It is funny how people are still dredging up the 'Another WWII game already?' schtick from years ago. How long has it been since there was a major historical WWII shooter? 2008, maybe, or 2011 if you count Red Orchestra.

How many 'modern combat' games have been released in the interim?
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced
24. Re: Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced Jul 4, 2015, 19:47 Blackhawk
 
From what I've seen, this is a replacement for the mobile version of the game, meant for Win 10 devices, not PCs (although it is playable on Win 10 PCs.) It is not the replacement for the PC version.

MS just did a crappy job of communicating that.
 
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News Comments > Battlezone Return Plans
13. Re: Battlezone Return Plans Jun 16, 2015, 18:11 Blackhawk
 
Parias wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 16:04:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 13:43:
Yeah, this is disappointing. I get what they're going for, but it's not working for me at all.

Has their every been a game that followed up on the hybrid FPS/RTS model that the late 90s Battlezones implemented so well? There have been tower defense versions, like Orcs Must Die, but nothing with the kind of open world freedom that 1998 Battlezone had.

You want Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising. Narrated by Tom Baker, no less!

Hostile Waters was great. There aren't many FPS/RTS hybrids, but there are a few other 'direct control' RTS games (which is what Hostile Waters was.) Sacrifice and the Spellforce series come to mind. Not all were great, but there are some options.
 
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News Comments > Battlezone Return Plans
6. Re: Battlezone Return Plans Jun 16, 2015, 14:15 Blackhawk
 
I was so excited when I saw the headline, and so disappointed when I saw what they were doing with it.

Also: Battlezone was one of my favorite arcade games, but it was not the father of VR gaming. It was the father of looking at a screen through a small plastic window.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced
2. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced Apr 29, 2015, 20:34 Blackhawk
 
I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be PS4, not PS3.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 15, 2015, 19:38 Blackhawk
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 02:31:

Don't be surprised to see an add online, featuring a short haired bombshell drinking Twinnings tea, in your immediate future. Seriously, that's exactly the information these cunts want to know for precisely the reason I described above.

On the assumption that I see ads (I don't), I wouldn't care less if it was targeted at me or randomly picked. It has zero effect on my life, won't contain information I consider important (as that doesn't go online), and thus isn't worth all of the panicked stress that some people seem to give it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 14, 2015, 20:04 Blackhawk
 
Hah. Google and Facebook are welcome to anything I'm dumb enough to put onto the internet. If it is seriously private, I keep it off of public networks. If Google really cares what brand of tea I prefer (Twinings) or that I like women with short hair, hey - have at it.  
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 11:56 Blackhawk
 
Also chiming in to say that CGI isn't a problem. Abusing CGI is a problem. Low quality, obvious CGI is a problem. Michael Bay at his best and Peter Jackson at his worst are the problem.

Many uses of CGI today are so subtle that most people don't even notice it is there. It is phone lines removed in the background of a historical scene. It is establishing shots of Victorian London from a distance. Good luck finding a film in a theater that doesn't use at least some CGI.
 
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News Comments > Universal Combat CE Free on Steam
9. Re: Universal Combat CE Free on Steam Feb 9, 2015, 10:59 Blackhawk
 
Oh, no. I got Universal Combat for free on disk back when it was released.

Worst gaming investment I've ever made. I've learned my lesson!
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 5, 2015, 11:03 Blackhawk
 
Malicious advertisements on major sites compromised many computers.

This is why the ad blocker stays up regardless of the site, regardless of how guilty they make me feel.
 
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News Comments > Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile
21. Re: Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile Dec 5, 2014, 14:02 Blackhawk
 
panbient wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 10:38:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 10:19:

Others, far better RPG's come to mind

Bard's Tale
Baldurs Gate
Icewind Dale


Aren't those the whole point behind Pillars of Eternity?

Plus BG was recently redone and ID has been announced for the same treatment.
IWD has not only been announced, it has been finished and released.

Anachronox would be nice. Wizardry would be nice.
 
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