Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Germany 08/31
Chicago, IL USA, IL 10/19

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Blackhawk

Real Name Blackhawk   
Search for:
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
Nickname Blackhawk
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Homepage None given.
Signed On Feb 6, 2003, 17:01
Total Comments 444 (Amateur)
User ID 16074
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ] Older >

News Comments > Civilization V Pack Next Week
21. Re: Civilization V Pack Next Week Dec 9, 2010, 19:21 Blackhawk


Nickel nickel nickel dime nickel.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Crytek on PCs versus Consoles
24. Re: Crytek on PCs versus Consoles Nov 25, 2010, 16:53 Blackhawk
It doesn't help that most of the sales are around $40 - $60 versus "I'll wait until its under 20", which has become the standard PC buying philosophy. Most PC games seem to hit bargain bin prices while console titles released at the same time are still at close to full price.

I'm not criticizing - as a consumer, it is our job to spend as little as possible for the products we buy. As the manufacturer, though, it is your job to sell the products in such a way as to make the most money. That's what a business is, and a game developer or publisher is a business first and foremost, not a foundation for the arts.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Nov 21, 2010, 15:36 Blackhawk
ASeven wrote on Nov 21, 2010, 15:18:
$.10?! Oh wow, either this is the deal of the century or someone really fucked up at the GfWL HQs

...or marketing is using an older, but still appealing title to try to introduce more people to the GFW market system right before the holiday sales start. They lose a bit of bandwidth in exchange for a larger installed market with active accounts just before the busiest shopping season.

In other words, this is your free sample baggy.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Ships Ahoy - PC H.A.W.X. 2
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - PC H.A.W.X. 2 Nov 12, 2010, 22:39 Blackhawk
Ya know, there are lots of reasons not to like HAWX 2. Not being a flight sim isn't one of them. It's an arcade game. It's like complaining that Call of Duty isn't a realistic infantry simulator. That's not its purpose or intent.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > World of Warcraft Patched
14. Re: World of Warcraft Patched Oct 12, 2010, 17:09 Blackhawk
The new class/race combos will be available to everyone on the Cataclysm launch (when they release patch 4.0.3), but the new races will only be available to owners of Cataclysm.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 2, 2010, 10:41 Blackhawk
Sepharo wrote on Oct 1, 2010, 23:14:
Who the hell prints stuff?

What, are you going to put it in your file cabinet?

People who live in the real world, who sometimes need to present physical letters, documents, resumes and so forth, perhaps?
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > On Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Consoles
22. Re: On Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Consoles Sep 12, 2010, 15:03 Blackhawk
I haven't played the game, so I can't really say how it is, but I can say that they're misinterpreting the problem PC gamers have.

Back in the '90s, games on the two platforms were very different, but I think these days it's all about bringing things together [...] I see it as convergence, and it's the same for games.

Sure, granted. PC games and console games started out with two completely different styles of gameplay, and lately they've been converging. That much is true.

The problem is that they aren't converging in the middle. 'Convergence' suggests that you should be getting games that are 50% PC style and 50% console style. People are pissed off because they're getting 15% PC and 85% console. The console market dominance has been so strong that it has been the style to set the standard, and PC gamers have had all their favorite, long established series redesigned to fit that standard.

It sucks when you support the Rainbow Six series (as an obvious example) for years, then see it turned into a shallow third person cover, health regenerating, simplified orders action game. Even when the changes aren't that extreme, any time a console/PC style choice is binary, the console option is the one that is chosen.

Any gameplay that can be achieved on a ten button pad can be achieved on a 100+ key keyboard. Any interface that will work on a standard definition TV will work on a 1680x1050 monitor. The reverse is not true. You can't put complex key combinations that work on keyboards onto a gamepad. You can't make detailed text that works fine on a monitor work on at TV. That means that when they 'converge', it has to be designed for the more limited system. That means the console.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Sep 10, 2010, 18:43 Blackhawk
Medal of Honor folks: Stop trying to explain your decisions. Every time you do, it comes across as ridiculous. Remember when you tried to explain the lack of blood way back in Allied Assault? You said that, historically, the enemies' uniforms in WWII were so thick that they didn't bleed when shot.

Rabble rousers will always be rabble rousers. Stop trying to explain. It doesn't work.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > The Bible Online Beta
10. Re: The Bible Online Beta Sep 6, 2010, 15:43 Blackhawk
Anonymous wrote on Sep 6, 2010, 15:10:
Spoiler: Jesus dies.

It doesn't matter, though, because they brought him back a few pages later. He was gone again before the end, but they keep promising to bring him back for the final episode.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Ultima Online Call to Arms
12. Re: Ultima Online Call to Arms Aug 7, 2010, 11:20 Blackhawk
Starcraft has an isometric viewpoint. Ultima Online uses a forced perspective isometric view, which is another matter entirely.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2010, 19:37 Blackhawk
I'm sorry to hear that. I lost both of my parents the same way, so I know what it's like.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Arkham Asylum Domains
7. Re: Arkham Asylum Domains Jul 12, 2010, 18:09 Blackhawk
Consider that every time a dev or publisher registers a single domain, all sorts of silly speculation follows. This could just be the PR department disguising the real URL in a pile of meaningless ones, allowing them to announce whatever they're doing in their own time.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround
4. Re: NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Jun 29, 2010, 15:30 Blackhawk
Dev wrote on Jun 29, 2010, 15:11:

The nvidia stuff REQUIRES a "3D Vision-Ready" 120Hz HD LCD monitor to use 3d, plus a $200 set of shutter glasses.

So you are talking a number of thousands of dollars to get this working. Thats why I think the 3d thing is kinda silly. But I do like the idea of the surround multi monitor thing.

What was previously posted was referring to this: Nvidia 3d Vision Discover, which will let any halfway modern PC with recent drivers create an anaglyph red/blue 3d image from hundreds of games on the fly. All you need is a set of generic red/blue glasses.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > FPS Manifesto
9. Re: FPS Manifesto Jun 10, 2010, 00:13 Blackhawk
This is not an FPS manifesto. This is a multiplayer FPS manifesto. There is a difference.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > On Pro Gamer Fitness
17. Re: On Pro Gamer Fitness Jun 8, 2010, 18:42 Blackhawk
shaggy wrote on Jun 8, 2010, 11:00:

Athletes can see gains by working out in what they enjoy. Gamers do not.

Nonsense. Moderate physical activity increases mental acuity. That isn't an anecdote, it is a well researched, proven fact. 30 minutes a day of aerobic activity most certainly would improve their game.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Jun 7, 2010, 11:39 Blackhawk
ASeven wrote on Jun 7, 2010, 10:50:
Before people jump on the DRM article,
So basically the article is an elaborate troll, nothing more.

Presenting both sides of an argument isn't the same as trolling. Trolling is about the reaction, not the argument.

It's fairly important, if anyone wants to do anything other than the typical internet angry mob ranting that everyone ignores, to be aware of both sides of the issue, which is what makes articles like this worthwhile.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Mafia II Collector's Edition & Preorder DLC
8. Re: Mafia II Collector's Edition & Preorder DLC May 26, 2010, 18:17 Blackhawk
Orchestral soundtrack? I was hoping they'd keep with the licensed music. Obviously they couldn't use exactly the same music in the later period, but the first game's classic jazz was part of what made it so atmospheric.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > On Aging Gamers
15. Re: On Aging Gamers May 18, 2010, 09:43 Blackhawk
A lot of people seem to be have the wrong idea here. Accessibility doesn't necessarily mean 'simple'. It isn't a reference to the gameplay. Accessibility means things like colorblind modes, subtitles, and the ability to adjust font/interface sizes. This isn't Dragon Age versus Bejeweled. This is Dragon Age with subtitles versus Dragon Age that people with hearing problems can't play.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Games Workshop Sues Warhammer Fan Site
30. Re: Games Workshop Sues Warhammer Fan Site May 8, 2010, 22:43 Blackhawk
GW is well within their legal rights.

On the other hand, Games Workshop has a long standing and well-earned reputation for having their heads up their asses when it comes to controlling their products. Not reasonable protectiveness control, but obnoxious to the point that many hobby stores have refused to even carry their products due to their insane restrictions, and don't even think about trying to retail their products online.

GW are looked at like Fox meets Ubi in the wargames communities. This is just another echo of that attitude.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Metaverse
1. Re: Metaverse Apr 21, 2010, 10:42 Blackhawk
Dear Sites Who Hate Ad Blockers:

If you don't like ad blockers, don't go after the end users who are protecting themselves, go after the companies who shovel out flashing animated ads, sound ads, popup ads, ads that track users, and ads with malicious code.

A certain non-negligible percentage of websites abuse the idea of advertising. As such, users are justified in protecting themselves. That their protection also affects you isn't the result of the user's choices. It is the result of the abusers' choices.

How's this: If you run a site with a loyal fanbase, guarantee them that you will never run invasive ads, and then appeal to them to disable their ad block just for your site - AdBlock has a white list function. Don't just blindly ban them for not wanting code from random ad agencies running on their systems.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
444 Comments. 23 pages. Viewing page 15.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ] Older >


Blue's News logo