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Dylan Jobe's Avatar + Posted by Dylan Jobe on May 14, 2008 // President, LightBox Interactive

So I know that something like 80% of all humans on the planet (and some portion of plant-based life forms on Mars) are playing Grand Theft Auto 4 right now…can’t say I blame them as I am currently up to my eyeballs in hot Liberty City awesomeness — but just in case you Warhawk fans didn’t hear about it, the GGL is running a team tournament with some sweet, sweet prizes!

Warhawk Blade

First off, players that register and participate in the tournament will get a special piece of troop equipment: The “GGL Ceremonial Knife”. This replaces your troops current combat blade and *only* players that participate in the tournament will get this new equipment.

Next is the Champion’s Blade — a fierce and dangerous trophy of doom (muhaaahhaaa).

This piece of equipment will *only* be awarded to players on the winning team. And yes, these are sync’d across our global network so when you whip it out, players from around the globe will see it…and fear you! :)

Now it should be noted that these are not uber-weapons…they’re just visual upgrades as it isn’t really right, gameplay balance-wise, for the best players to be able to ravage people even more brutally just because they won the tournament!!! Still…a damn cool prize!

Warhawk Statue (Large)

For increased awesomeosity, the GGL is also awarding the winning team with the six-inch Warhawk statues that Gentle Giant Studios is working on. The above pic is a work-in-progress shot.

Here’s the link to their site: GGL Warhawk Team Tournament

Tournament registration is already underway and will continue until June 29th. The competition officially starts on May 27th and will run until July 27th. Teams are already forming and playing in the practice ladder.

GGL is running this tournament so please hit their site for info and any questions you or your clan may have.

On a semi-related note, the team and I have been pretty quiet lately…it’s not because we have gone away! We’re just cranking away on our next FREE update for all of our global players, the Warhawk v1.4 update! Stay tuned to the blog for more info.

We’re also going to be pushing some new server setups on the official servers as well. This could happen as early as this week. We’ve been tracking a lot of feedback from our community and we’re going to be making some of the requested changes….yes, we hear you all loud and clear…more LARGE layouts. :)

What's Next Code

And always, how can I end a blog post with out some form of crazy riddle, or hint or something like that. So, here goes…check the image above, and this one is difficult since the other ones I’ve posted you guys have cracked in like a couple hours.

//Add Your Own

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+ Kazammm on May 14th, 2008 at 2:34 pm said:

First!

And, SWEET!!!


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+ depward on May 14th, 2008 at 2:35 pm said:

That’s awesome. <3 Warhawk and the expansions.

One thing – WE NEED MORE dedicated Zones servers! <3 the Zones gametype.


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+ dmilano23 on May 14th, 2008 at 2:41 pm said:

Dylan? Hi,

Umm, Square Enix called, and they would GREATLY appreciate you giving them back the prototype for one of the newly created keyblades in the next Kingdom Hearts Game coming out for the PS3….

Thank You :)


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+ grashopper on May 14th, 2008 at 2:45 pm said:

Damn Dylan I want the neat stuff but I suck at the game…any chance you can sneak me some cool stuff :)


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+ zookey on May 14th, 2008 at 2:45 pm said:

Sweet!

I just signed up for GGL and joined the ladder–so will I automatically get the door prize blade?

Also, will I be able to buy the statues? I don’t know if I have time to dedicate to win, but it said on the GGL site the Actual Retail Price was like 25 or 50 bucks or something—I’d sure as hell drop that for a Warhawk! I could chase my cat with it!

Not related to the tournament: PLEASE oh PLEASE change the requirement for Warhawk Aerial Gunnery (shoot 5 people down with only machine guns all in one match)–could you please add a secondary thing where, like if you shoot down 200 people with machine guns over time you can get it automatically? I have been trying forever to get that achievement and it is getting irritating (I got 4 in a match once–got number 5 in my cross hairs and a ‘teammate’ killed him, ending the match)


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+ gambit1188 on May 14th, 2008 at 2:56 pm said:

I’m glad to see an update to the servers coming. Is there anyway that we could get some servers dedicated to CTF on the booster packs. Thanks.


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+ PaNDaSHaT on May 14th, 2008 at 2:56 pm said:

Knife looks awesome! See you all in the tourney, look out for BSK.


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+ StupidityTries on May 14th, 2008 at 2:58 pm said:

The next map’s going to be jungle based…


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+ Paul H on May 14th, 2008 at 3:03 pm said:

Warhawk is one of the best PSN games available! ..and the updates only make it better. Thanks for such a great game.

As for the riddle.. 3 blocks of different color, I don’t know,
could that mean a third team being introduced?!


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+ Neil on May 14th, 2008 at 3:12 pm said:

Makes me wish I had Warhawk…oh wait I will in a week or two!


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+ topodisc on May 14th, 2008 at 3:21 pm said:

I don’t get it, but if you take the RGB values of the picture and look them up in ASCII, they spell: WaxsunDie

It’s probably too late for 1.4, but what I would really like to see in Warhawk is an option where the summary screen after each game is saved on your hard disk so you can go back to see the history of all games you’re in. Sometimes 30 seconds is not enough to stare at your achievement. At least a 100 past games would be nice.


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+ bigshynepo on May 14th, 2008 at 3:25 pm said:

Dylan!

I’m Canadian and realize I won’t be eligible (USA only) to win the tournament prizes but will I still get the custom in-game knife if my team wins on the ladder matches?

I would love a little Warhawk statue but would be happy participating if I just got a cool in game knife for winning.

Thanks in advance!


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+ crazypenguin on May 14th, 2008 at 3:28 pm said:

nice blade, seriously though it looks like sora jumped into the warhawk, took a keychain from there, and attached it to the keyblade, and now looks like that blade…i hope square enix won’t be angry…


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+ lukestarkiller on May 14th, 2008 at 3:32 pm said:

I think the next update will have something to do with HOME…


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+ erico316 on May 14th, 2008 at 3:42 pm said:

hey Dylan i would like to play against u in gta4 want to exchange gamer tag?Also i dont know if u guys are 1st party or third can you comment on what your development team is?


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+ octocore on May 14th, 2008 at 3:43 pm said:

Dylan,

Thanks for the update. Can’t wait to see what’s in 1.4!

If I participate in the tournament, will I be able to switch between the GGL-Ceremonial knife and the regular knife?


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+ ftwrthtx on May 14th, 2008 at 3:55 pm said:

Thanks for the update.

Maybe I’ll be seeing you (in my sights) during the tournament.


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+ Netweb on May 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm said:

Mr. Dylan… have two questions…

Would be a Warhawk 2? I think this game is about expansions and patches… not sequels…

Second When a contest to Europe? About insignias and else…


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+ Gkar of Narn on May 14th, 2008 at 4:04 pm said:

In the 1.4 patch, I’d like to see a hovering motorcycle vehicle that would allow 1 soldier to travel around the larger maps very quickly. It should also have some type of weapon (laser or sonic disruptor or whatever your imagination comes up with) to fight against tanks and 4X4s.


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+ ilikemonkeys on May 14th, 2008 at 4:10 pm said:

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! This is amazing! I need to quit Halo and join in!


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+ madgame on May 14th, 2008 at 4:19 pm said:

Dylan you crafty S.O.B. I suck at cracking codes and we’re all anxious for 1.4, new game modes and anything else you have up your sleeve. Haxx0rz please crack this one!


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+ Theossie on May 14th, 2008 at 4:27 pm said:

Three team battles would be cool…

Anyhow…

Dylan this is crazy!!! I registered as soon as I got the email about the tourney, but I didn’t think your team would be involved in this way.

I’ve been thinking about making a site for tournaments for PS3/PSN games (with Warhawk being the game that drove me to wanting to do this).

How does someone like me get support like this when it comes to prizes and what not.

Again, I’ve never thought someone would implement actual in game changes from something like this. That’s just sweet!!

PSN: ThEosSiE


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+ mywhitenoise on May 14th, 2008 at 4:37 pm said:

The site is kind of confusing, and hard to navigate. I just registered, and joined the Warhawk Game Group, as well as the Team Tournament…is that all I have to do to get the knife? How do they link my PSN ID with my registration to GGL?


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+ tomster911 on May 14th, 2008 at 4:39 pm said:

AWESOME!!! I was just wondering if the consolation knife goes to everyteam that participates, or just the top 32 teams that make it into the actual tournament.

BTW are you guys working on some new maps? I know it seems a little too early, but my friends and I have been working on one on the PSU forums. It has over 200 replies so far. Just wondering if you guys would ever consider a user submitted map.

Let the flames begin…


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+ ftwrthtx on May 14th, 2008 at 4:55 pm said:

As for the riddle:

New water based craft?


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+ madgame on May 14th, 2008 at 5:11 pm said:

Maybe it’s one of those trippy pictures you stare at until the shapes and colors change or something like that.


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+ Delriach on May 14th, 2008 at 5:13 pm said:

Bah…I need to form a group.


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+ poopshipdestroyer on May 14th, 2008 at 5:42 pm said:

Just glad to be getting large map zones back :)


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+ black_ryuk on May 14th, 2008 at 6:09 pm said:

this is awesome news….now if only i had a clan….


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+ MudMonkey13 on May 14th, 2008 at 6:16 pm said:

I’m still wondering why the GLOBAL Gaming League tournament is restricted to US players only. This game is played by people all over the world who now don’t even get a crack at that sweet knife. That’s pretty unfair in my opinion.

Also, thanks for listening about the large layouts. I hope that “more LARGE layouts” means servers that are only large layouts. Not just more large layouts added to the mix.


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+ artofwar420 on May 14th, 2008 at 6:19 pm said:

Mhh… I wonder what the image means, third team? Third faction? Deeper color customization?


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+ StalkingSilence on May 14th, 2008 at 6:21 pm said:

Re: Riddle
I don’t have a graphics program capable of doing this since I’m at another computer, but someone should take the HTML color values Dylan used at the bottom (something like #ff00ad or whatever) and convert them to hex characters or convert to another lettering system.


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+ Toddy2Hotty on May 14th, 2008 at 6:32 pm said:

Maybe it means boats! We can already attack from the air (blue for sky), and by land (the brown)… now how about by sea? (the greenish swatch)


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+ Jeigh on May 14th, 2008 at 7:01 pm said:

This one really is quite a vague puzzle. If you look at the picture and bring your vision depth back they seem to float, which has me guessing it’s either between watercrafts and hovercrafts, but this is a preliminary hypothesis. I also took note of the fact that if you ignore the boxes, which could very well be distractions from the actual clue, it looks as though it were the inside view of a prison cell. If my brainstorm strikes anything substantial I’ll be sure to drag the carcass right back here.


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+ SuperGParade on May 14th, 2008 at 7:02 pm said:

So just to be clear, you have to be in the TOURNAMENT portion of the thing, i.e. one of the teams that gets past the laddered period?


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+ nabokovfan87 on May 14th, 2008 at 7:09 pm said:

its too bad the controls in the game are completely bogged down, the sixaxis is broken because of the auto leveling, and flying with proflight should only take 1 stick.

not to mention the fact that i cant understand a single thing that is being said over voice chat because the quality sucks, and that i wish to god i had my 30 bucks back so i could go buy sonic, or lege SW or something useful for the system.


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+ Horrorist on May 14th, 2008 at 7:22 pm said:

DYLAN READ THIS!!!!!!!!

im from canada and i want,NEED this blade but i cant participate in the tournament,and im not the only canadian who want to take part to it
is there anything you can do to make canadian player participate in this tournament
if not please make another tournament just for us,there a lot of us up north who are addict to warhawk and didnt quit warhawk because of GTA
(by the way warhawk is way superior then GTA)


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+ Half_life000111 on May 14th, 2008 at 7:32 pm said:

PSN ID LInk01, looking for new clan to enter this tourni…… I WANT THAT BLADE!!!!


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+ Xanog on May 14th, 2008 at 7:33 pm said:

Awesome, I love Warhawk.

I’ll try to enter if I can.


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+ Clover09 on May 14th, 2008 at 7:42 pm said:

How is that a riddle? Ahhhh! Playing mind games I see. Well.. If I had to make a guesstamation. I would say 3 new weapons since all the weapons in the game have a diffrent color coating and the assult rifle is a lighter blue than posted so I would say the darker blue, grey, and darker green are hints to new weapons, and those will be the color coating for them.


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+ Clover09 on May 14th, 2008 at 7:45 pm said:

BTW, would be awesome for parachutes for the co-pilot so you can bail in mid-air if the captain decided to not let you out or is about to doom you.


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+ WorldGenesis on May 14th, 2008 at 7:56 pm said:

For the riddle:

air carriers, sky-based map? :D


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+ Mini_Sal on May 14th, 2008 at 7:58 pm said:

A couple of things Mr. Jobe
1) Where is our off topic section? We have scoured all of Eucadia, yet there is absolutly no sign of it ANYWHERE
2) What’s the deal with padders? Ok so you stopped the main form of padding, yet there are still people with 10+ ppm EVERYWHERE. C’mon. Arbiters? Did/do they even really exist?
3) Why did you take our large maps away :( it makes me a sad panda. Medium maps + zones = 30 minute base rapes.
4) Will there really be new awards for the flopship, wrench, biofield, and apc and if so what are the criteria going to be.
5) Finally, will we ever see any sort of “reward” for obtaining medals & badges. I am close to getting my final ones yet it all feels as if it was a waste
Please answer my questions Mr. Jobe, this community needs you now more than ever
*RUN SOME COMMERCIALS*


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+ THATPSPGUY on May 14th, 2008 at 8:01 pm said:

The answer to your riddle is:
First square is blue which represents water, so there will be a water level with boats and subs and aircraft carriers.

The second looks like SAND and so I think a Desert Level is coming out with huge dunes and crazy dune buggies.

the Third looks like it will be a JUNGLE type level with loads of foliage to hide in and huge mountains and waterfalls. Maybe even a monkey or two.

Last but not least, I think all three will incorporate JET-PACKS!!! PUH-LEASE!!!!!!

Oh and the tourney, I will try that out also but one question; Will us Canadians and others around the world who take part, will WE get the new knife? That’s all I need to know for now. thanks.

JETPACKS!!11ONEONE!


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+ Mini_Sal on May 14th, 2008 at 8:02 pm said:

why are there no sea monsters? Warhawk NEEDS Seamonsters.
SEAMONSTERS FOR 1.4!!!!


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+ gambit1188 on May 14th, 2008 at 8:09 pm said:

Could the riddle have to deal with the new game modes? They are supposedly coming, so could we be getting 3 more?


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+ Mini_Sal on May 14th, 2008 at 8:19 pm said:

Also, why has FCTF disappeared??!?! How is a man ever supposed to get his turret mojo flowin’ without FCTF


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+ gambit1188 on May 14th, 2008 at 8:20 pm said:

@47 what exactly is FCTF, I could never figure out the difference between that and CTF.


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+ gambit1188 on May 14th, 2008 at 8:22 pm said:

Never mind, a simple google search told me. I’m stupid!!! IU;d like to see fly with flag back too.


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+ Tyrade on May 14th, 2008 at 9:11 pm said:

Well maybe just everyone is just thinking about it too hard…but i put the image in photoshop and messed with the Hue, Saturation, and lightness. The complaint about the 3 teams is that there is no red …if you mess with the adjustments, the color all the way on the right is red, the middle one is blue…and the the color all the way on the left is YELLOW! so ill keep messing around..other artifacts and stuff become visible but i doubt their nothing more then the Warhawk team to laugh about


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