Take firefights to a futuristic new level in Blacklight: Retribution, a free-to-play FPS. See through walls with the HRV, deploy mechanized Hardsuits, and customize your weapons to dominate the opposition.
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"It was at the time a really solid sci-fi multiplayer shooter. As it stands the business model leaves something to be desired. Try before you buy in."
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24 februarie

Update on BLR PC

PC Client Upgrade
It is about time that we talk about the next big Blacklight update - including new maps, new items, major infrastructure changes, and some balance changes. Hardsuit Labs and Perfect World are working hard to merge the existing PC US/EU versions of the game with the PS4/Russia version of the game while also making sure the whole process is as seamless for our veterans as possible.


Who Is Hardsuit Labs?
Hardsuit Labs is a totally new Studio formed by the veterans of Zombie Studios. HSL has acquired Zombie’s rights to Blacklight: Retribution and is working with existing partners. HSL is working hard to bring the latest and greatest that Blacklight has to offer to each and every player around the world. This means PS4, PC, and anywhere BLR is, HSL is behind it and actively supporting it.


Our Goal
Content parity. For those of you who are not familiar, content parity is the concept of making sure that your product is equal on all platforms that it is available on. Our main objective moving forward is to have a single version of Blacklight: Retribution across all platforms, and to keep it that way.


Technical Challenges
The current PS4/Russia version of Blacklight is very different from the US/EU version, especially behind-the-scenes. Upgrading the US/EU version to the latest version is going to be a massive undertaking, as we have multiple years’ worth of player data stored in our databases, most of which will need to be updated and made to fit into the new systems.

What this means for existing veteran players is that some of your items will change how they work, and in some cases be completely replaced. We will pay close attention to the balance between the values that is being removed from each player and provide equivalent value in return. We think you guys are totally on board with the idea of making things match up so we can bring out the update. We'll watch for feedback on this topic as well.

The actual upgrade process, after it goes through our battery of tests, will most likely take multiple days’ worth of downtime. The differences between the current version and the new version are so vast that players will also be required to uninstall their current client, then reinstall the new one. The new installers will be made available as soon as the upgrade process begins, which should allow ample time for players to get the latest version of the game while the servers are still down for maintenance.


WHEN?!
We are still early in the process, and with so many moving pieces, we don’t want to announce a launch date until we’re confident in the product that we would launch. Regardless of when we can ship the update – we want you all to know that it’s being worked on right now, every day.

Keep an eye out for our upcoming preview blogs on all of the new content. Kick the tires and light the fires, Agents – Blacklight is coming back in a big way.

To hear more from the team check out:
Twitter: @hardsuitlabs
Facebook.com/hardsuitlabs

Twitter: @playblacklight
Facebook.com/playblacklight


Kael Hammond
Producer
Hardsuit Labs

Matthew Pecot
Assistant Product Manager
Perfect World Entertainment


Want to discuss this? We'll be answering questions here and on the official forums.

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12 februarie

Headshots and Heartbreakers: Double GP/XP Weekend

The quickest way to an Agent's heart is a hollow-point. Celebrate this weekend with double the XP and GP gain from missions

Start Time: 02/12/2015 at 11:00 AM PST
End Time: 02/16/2015 at 10:00 AM PST


This weekend, we're also bringing back the community-inspired Prototype Helmets, and having a 15% bonus to charging ZEN. Don't miss out, because these are only available this weekend!


For more information, check out the blogs below:

Bonus GP/XP: http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/blacklight-retribution/news/detail/9063943

Bonus ZEN: http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/blacklight-retribution/news/detail/9065683

Prototype Helmets: http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/blacklight-retribution/news/detail/9052503

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Ce spun criticii

"This is not only a great example of a professional and credible free-to-play game, but it's also one of the best first-person shooters I've played. I am quite serious when I say that, too. This game is a serious FPS contender, and its freemium status should not diminish your expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend you jump in and give it a try. It'll cost only your time to give it a whirl, and I am certain that it'll be time well spent."
90 - Destructoid


"Great shooting mechanics and deep customization options make for an addictive combination, and its free-to-play model makes it easy to jump into with no upfront cost."
85 - IGN


"The matter is simple – the game is free to play and, if you take my word for it, an excellent shooter. In a perfect world, it would knock the CoD series on its ass."
90 - Computer Games

4-Player Onslaught Co-Op

Get your team together to face the zombie horde in the Onslaught mode. Survive 10 waves of enemies, including civilians infected by the SIV virus and the highly-armed soldiers of The Order. Don't get too comfortable in your defense, though, because you'll need to sprint through the map to complete objectives and unlock more ammunition.

Hope your shotgun's ready, Agent...

Despre acest joc

Take firefights to a futuristic new level in Blacklight: Retribution, a free-to-play FPS. See through walls with the HRV, deploy mechanized Hardsuits, and customize your weapons to dominate the opposition.

In Blacklight, mastering the futuristic tech is half of victory. You'll need to carefully balance your loadout, from the extreme customization possible in designing your firearms, to the equipment you carry and the in-match bonuses you can unlock. The Hyper Reality Visor (HRV) allows you to look through walls and spot enemies, and attack from where they aren't expecting - but be careful, because you're vulnerable while using it.

The other half of victory? Raw skill, same as it's always been. Good hunting, Agent...

PUNKBUSTER INCLUDED
PunkBuster™ Anti-Cheat from Even Balance, Inc. is required to play Blacklight Retribution. This program will be installed alongside the game client.

Key Features

  • Hardsuits - Use a variety of upgrades in each match, including calling in the hulking Hardsuit mech. Powerful but slow, this armored suit packs a one-shot, one-kill railgun and a high velocity minigun to clear rooms... fast.
  • Hyper Reality Vision - HRV Technology allows Agents to scout their enemies through the walls, pinpoint vital mission objectives, or locate weak points in an enemy Hardsuit.
  • Weapon Depots - Scattered across the battlefield are Weapon Depots that supply your team with additional ammo, heavier weapons such as a Rocket Launcher, or provide the ability to call down airstrikes and Hardsuits.
  • Free to Play! - Blacklight: Retribution is a fully Free-to-Play shooter. Earn Game Points (GP) after every match and use them to unlock various armor and weaponry for your Agent in game.
  • Customize Your Loadout - An Agent’s gun is their livelihood. Choose from 1000 different gun combinations by modifying your receivers with customizable Stock, Muzzle, Barrel, Magazine, and Scope, Camo, and Weapon Tags.
  • Protect Yourself - Whether your play style is run and gun, or survivability, or long range sniping the choice is yours to make in fully customizing your armor loadout.
  • Level Progression - Gain experience and levels through combat to unlock access to additional weapons, armor, and equipment.
  • Tons of Game Modes and Maps - Combat is engaged on a number of different 7 different game modes across 9 beautifully detailed maps. Game modes includes classics such Team Death Match, Domination, Capture the Flag, and Kill Confirmed while introducing new favorites likes Netwar.
  • Private Servers - Want to scrim with your clan mates? Challenge someone 1vs1? The private server option allows Agents to set up their own password protected server away from the pesky trolls.
  • Spectator Mode - Learn tips and tricks from the top players in Spectator mode, or simply enjoy the chaos from the best seat in the house.

Cerinţe de sistem

    Minimum1:
    • OS:Windows® XP / Vista / Windows 7 (32-bit)
    • Processor:Dual-Core CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB DX9 GPU (Geforce 8xxx or Radeon HD2xxx)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • Processor:Quad-Core CPU
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1GB+ DX11 GPU
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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good game
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Postat: 7 ianuarie
This is an absolutely brilliant game (check my hours on record to verify this), but sadly has died on the operating table. Arc no longer provides support for BL:R; no new items, maps, updates, etc. Worse is that the servers have fallen to pieces, and you're now lucky if you can play more than two or three games before it kicks everyone off. They're fully aware of this issue, but it's been a year without any hint of resolution, and trust me, there won't be any coming, ever. This game has been completely and totally abandoned by its developers. And as a result, the dedicated player base it possessed has fled to greener pastures. It's a massive disappointment, as there still exists no other free FPS of BL:R's caliber to replace it, but such is life. RIP to a once great game.

Edited to add: Game ownership has transferred to a new company, though retaining most of its current employees and developers. Only time will tell if they intend on resurrecting the PC version of the game, or whether all developer attention will remain on the PS4 version.
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Postat: 27 ianuarie
Though it may seem like I don't play this game much, I just haven't been playing on the Steam Client. If you know me pretty well, I've probably put well over a thousand hours into the game. Nevertheless, let's get into the review of this game.

STORY
Blacklight Retribution is a sequel off of Blacklight: Tango Down where a known Military commander known as 'Klein' from 'Merica gets lost in a post-coldwar apocalypse somewhere in Russia and that 'Merica sends off the team known as 'Blacklight' to rescue Klein using their futuristic smart armor and X-Ray Vision. As you can expect off most Free-To-Play shooters, it's not very eye-grabbing, but it definitely sets the tone for what this game will have to offer.

GRAPHICS/AESTHETICS
Blacklight Retribution features an adequate number of options to choose from. There's no setting to change all of them, but the game supports up to 1080p and will allow for multiple monitor support.* VSync, Dynamic Shadows, Static/Dynamic Decals, Dynamic Lighting, Post-Processing MLAA, Depth of Field, and DX11 Tessellation are just some of the many options you can choose from when coming into the game.

As far as aesthetics go, it's very difficult to play the game under the lowest settings without saying that the game looks like your average Call of Duty-esque shooter with a twist. As a minor suggestion, turn off Depth of Field to see more contrasting colors, because the main color palette behind most maps are Grey and Brown. Don't get me wrong though. There are a lot of colors being used, but the more vibrant ones tend to be out of place or areas where it was placed because it was a requirement set out from the manager.

GAMEPLAY
90% of the Game's content is based on customizing your weapon and yourself. It's definitely worth a try customizing some things, because you won't know what awesome new build you can create. I myself can tell you this reliably as most of my YouTube videos consist of making random builds and trying them out. If on the off chance however you're not up to customizing weapons and you just want to jump into the game, that is perfectly fine too.

There are premades created by the community that you can purchase and try out for yourself. There's definitely no shortage of those builds too, where they have elemental ammo to silenced laser-like machine guns to explosive boll-action rifles, as well as poisonous shotgun pellets that you can attach. As far as the most powerful gun goes, it really depends on what kind of player you are, because when you customize these parts, these stats aren't just "+1 Sweg". They are quite literal game-changing stats.

Of course, when you're finally done finding that holy grail of a weapon, that's when you also need to find that holy grail of an Equipment Build. Yes, you can customize literally everything you could ever want. If that didn't stop you, there are taunts, titles, and numerous voices you can choose your character to have. For what they plan to add on, the combinations you can achieve through this game is truly unsurpassable.

Oh yeah, and there's HRV. I don't think I need to explain the "Temporary Wallhex" that the rest of these reviewers may have done, but they all know that despite being a "Game-breaking" item, it definitely accounts to pretty much 85% of all the deaths we have, aside from sheer derping. If you're still wondering whether the game is actually fun, I think you should let the hours played do the talking. It's a really fun game for those willing to put some time into it.

BUISNESS MODEL
If you came from a series of Free To Plays from 2007, this game will give your wallet a lot of leeway. You won't need to spend $1000 let alone $100 to get everything you want. Perfect World as a premium service already gives out so many things for free, it'd be eye-opening to see how much money they would earn if they didn't put this much effort to keep this game as free as possible. To keep the amount of time spent to get a new type of gun into perspective, there will be times where you just spend One Match (10 mins) to get a new receiver. Other times it will take you five matches (1 Hour).

There's NO REPAIR SYSTEM, by the way. Everything that you purchase permanently will not break or rust at a certain point and disappear. The only items that will are ones that explicitly say "7Days" or "30Days", and even then you can choose to activate those weapons or keep them on the rainy day that you want to try it out. Great feeling to not have to care over having to maintain your weapon.

YOU GET A LOT OF STUFF FOR FREE. It's gone to the point where a lot of the community in the Perfect World Forums are super-entitled to receive stuff for playing for "X" number of years. I've been playing since the release on Steam, and I think I can say that there's a lot of bull-oney going on over there. For what people get for free over here, it's really just armor / weapon camos (CSGO Skins). Like I said, Perfect World Entertainment seems to give a lot of stuff out for free without recognizing it, and the community just eats it up.

If on the off-chance you do decide to deposit money into the game and you're new, you can purchase higher-level items as an early-access tool. You can however, just level up and purchase it. So if anything, I highly suggest depositing the money to buy the skins. Some will definitely entice you, as I reminisce the days where I thought I'd never put money to buy a skin. THE SKINS WILL ENTICE YOUR SOUL.

OVERALL THOUGHTS
It being a great game is an understatement. People can say all they want about whether I'm a "fanboy" over this game, but like it or not, this game took many steps outward to really make a name for itself especially within the Free-To-Play community. There's just so much to be said, and yet my review merely describes the tip of this iceberg.

Out of all of the Free-To-Play FPS Games, I still would have to place this as number one after the past 3 years. If you managed your way through my review, I would love to hear your opinion in-game!

CURRENT SITUATION AS OF 5/14/15
Blacklight Retribution according to Hardsuit Labs is coming back with a bang late June this year. Link for What's up. There will be no inventory as stated before, no trading system, and the attachments you previously had will be assigned to one or two receivers. PC will be replacing offshore with Rig, and much much more.

I personally cannot wait for the Blacklight Editor. This in turns hopefully gives a means to release a lot more content faster than ever.
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My experience with this game:

>Download from Steam
>Launch game
>Wait until the launcher finishes patching the game
>Hit "Play"
>Greeted with login page
>Create account
>Alt+Tab
>Confirm account via email
>Alt+Tab
>Try and log in
>"Incorrect username or password"
>Ok no big deal maybe I just entered it wrong
>Type in password more carefully this time
>"Incorrect username or password"
>Oh well, maybe I typed it in wrong during the registration
>Alt+Tab
>Open Chrome and go on the website
>Try to log in there because maybe it's just a problem with the game
>"Incorrect username or password"
>Click "Having trouble logging in"
>Reset password (have to go through 2 Captchas do so not usually a big deal but I was pretty irritated by now)
>Alt+Tab
>Try and log in
>"Incorrect username or password"
>*Sigh*
>Alt+Tab
>Reset password to something super easy to remember (hooray for more damn captchas)
>Alt+Tab
>Try and log in one more time

I want you try and guess what happened next. Just go ahead and take a guess.

>"Incorrect username or password"
>Alt+F4
>Litteraly made the exact same face as my profile picture

At least the uninstall worked

Edit: For any future readers, you have to enter your email as your username, according to the comments below.
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