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May 14

May 14

Warhawk GGL Tournament!

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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.

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shika.1983 said:

May 16th, 9:51 am


That’s very small minded of you !!!

These “trophies” will be visable regardless on what server you play on, therefore being “international” however only the US can obtain them.

Remember ANYONE can enter the open tournament but only US players can enter the prize tournament surely you should be able to enter both or neither !!!

Also why should I fake having a US account, that’s cheating which ever why you look at it and my ping would probably give me away.

Wouldn’t mind if a reason was given that only the US player could enter but that hasn’t been said has it.

To quote animal farm

“everyone is equal……. although some are more equal than others”

AlecNOTx said:

May 16th, 9:59 am


Wax? could it be improved graphics, maybe

Greatheart said:

May 16th, 11:08 am

I wish I could enter, but I don’t have the time. Man, those blades look cool.

nevertell said:

May 16th, 12:57 pm

I am so excited for this update. I can’t wait! Three team maps would be so cool. For Zones especially.

madgame said:

May 16th, 4:49 pm

Dylan and Incog crew: will the 1.4 patch address the ‘under the map’ exploits that still exist? Same question applies to the the ‘land anywhere’ oddity in Archepilago.

Looking forward to some fresh Warhawk game modes!

Many thanks!

sevenlives said:

May 16th, 8:56 pm

Dylan here’s a question, are the winners of the insignia contest still in line to receive their statues? Thanks! :)

NewYork214 said:

May 17th, 12:48 am

wax + sun =die lol its obviously lava. melted wax+ hot liquid. i have no clue

FuZeRxCaP said:

May 18th, 7:01 pm

this contest being u.s. exclusive might have something to do with the us having 4 million units sold while all of europe has only 5 million and it would be a hassle to do this tournament in all those countries and plus the U.S.A. is the center of the universe who ever tells you other wise is a liar

Itani07 said:

May 19th, 4:24 pm

Hmm, Wax/Sun/Die, eh? I think the Icarus thing might not be too far off. It could mean either a new vehicle or a new level. A new level might be interesting; perhaps something very very high up or “close to the sun.” Kinda like Destroyed Capital but with “Sky” in every direction or sea/land a LONG way down.

The other idea could be a vehicle not limited by altitude or excessively limited by altitude like a strato-fighter or a low flying bomber.

I know im not the first to notice that the new vehicles in the last two updates were heavy support vehicles, meant to make many men into an incredible fighting force. Perhaps this “Icarus” thing turns one man into an elite unit.

Or perhaps we are all going in the wrong direction altogether. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

rfom786 said:

May 19th, 6:48 pm

Im pretty sure i solved the puzzle

The blue is for eucadian, the gray is for cheveron, and the green represents a new group.

Kevling said:

May 20th, 8:35 am

To everyone moaning that this is a US only competition… well I hate to break it to you, this is a US website, run by the US arm of SCE, for its US customers.
You shouldn;t be surprised really…

TempusMori said:

May 20th, 10:40 am

@108, you’re a great example why cousins shouldn’t marry. They make ‘special’ kids.
I’m sorry for the insult but your post is so wrong on so many points it deserves a reply like this.

@111, show us EU people an EU blog where this stuff would be posted aswell and we will go there. Since there is no EU blog all we can do is come here. And trust me, on the various EU official forums there have been petitions going on for an general EU blog for ages but to no avail. So you can’t really blame us for coming here to get news and game info…

Delvis343 said:

May 20th, 1:12 pm

Try inverting the colors, you get a light brown, a blueish purple color, and a shade of pink. There is also an outline around the colors I don’t know if that means anything.

shika.1983 said:

May 20th, 3:22 pm

LOL @ 112 ……….. so true it’s funny

The EU is not asking to be treated better or different just the same.

madgame said:

May 20th, 9:54 pm

C’mon Dylan at least tell us if anything anyone posted is on track. We know you’re busy with monitoring the new changes and 1.4 etc but throw the sea lions a fishy please.

FuZeRxCaP said:

May 21st, 6:25 pm

@112 wow ur [DELETED] that u guys dont have a tournament but you guys got a gamers day and sony is shipping almost all available consoles to europe ya you guys have it so bad what a [DELETED] moron this is a competition started by SCEA on a U.S. website that has nothing to do with you europeans so dont worry about it and cousins may make “special kids” but fathers and daughters make “Europeans” so go playsomething challenging but not to hard for you like um i dunno pong maybe?

coster127 said:

May 22nd, 1:42 am

FuZeRxCaP… You have some serious issues. I feel sorry for you…

coster127 said:

May 22nd, 1:48 am

This is the first time that i can remember when Dylan hasnt replied to anyones comments!? I think that it was a mistake taking away the 4v4 capture the flag servers. A lot of people I play with always went on them and they were good fun. Theres just to many people in the 16 players for the layouts (northern bridge, close quaters, standoff, king of the hill and badlands arena). It was much better with 8, I think so anyway… anyone agree?

coster127 said:

May 22nd, 1:49 am

FuZeRxCaP grow up and get some manners.

coster127 said:

May 22nd, 1:54 am

Playstation blog was probably created to bring the playstation community closer together, not for people to have stupid and offensive arguments against each other! Its not Europes fault that SCEE are useless. So, yes they come on here to get their information becuase there isnt a European blog, if you don’t like it then go somewhere else.

shika.1983 said:

May 22nd, 5:05 am

@116 – thanks for using one of the sickest stories to come out of norway in the last 20 years or so. So well done for showing your ignorance and stupidity towards to EU. It’s idiots like you that make people not like the US.

TempusMori said:

May 22nd, 5:58 am

@116 and to FuZeRxCaP in general, again you are proving my point wich I stated earlier. You really need to grow up and get some manners and also try to get your facts straight before posting useless stuff like this. I’m not going to discuss the rest of your post since it’s obviously not worth it.

@coster127, you’re absolutley right in my oppinion, regarding your post 120 that was also basicly what I was saying earlier. The only general info we get is what we have to find and dig up, henec we come here amongst other sites. But this is one of few official sources.

@shika.1983, I totally agree.

@the rest, can we go back on topic and let Dylan Jobe answer the posts that deserves answering instead of seeing us bicker when he comes back. PLease let the arguement die in peace. Let’s have a normal blog…

obvious said:

May 22nd, 10:36 am

hmmk guys im not saying ur idiots but u need to go back to 5th grade here… in greek mythology a man named icarus flew to close to the sun with “wax” wings… his father told him not to but he did it anyways… now if he flew to the “sun” with “wax” wings and then died, (which he did) it fits into WAXSUNDIE or WAX/SUN/DIE which fits the description, heres another thing… in the poetry of the myth, it decribes his wings as being a bright dandolion yellow… now dandolion looks very simaler to mustard.. doesnt it? i think i just fit both of the descriptions and solved the mystery! now if i could i would like my two prizes please.. lol.. hey i deserve it for being 16 and having an A+ average =D

obvious said:

May 22nd, 10:39 am

oops… i forgot the logic… lol now fitting that to greek mythology im guessing we are going to have a new level in the sky near the sun, and back in the beta they had ‘floating ships’ which would also go with it… if it is new teams the two colors would either be yellow or green…

shika.1983 said:

May 23rd, 4:50 am

@obvious – Heard that theory lots of time. It is either an extra team (yellow?) or a new level.

Although your the first person I have seen that has mentioned the flying bases from the beta (single player mode).

Other theories I have heard is a jungle level and a volcano level. However Dylan did say there won’t be a lava level (which should rule out a volcano) and from the clues I can’t see anything linking to a jungle so your “floating base” theory is the best one so far.

I was leaning more towards two extra teams for the new game modes as OD and BM maps seem set up for 4 teams (especially BM)

The other possibility is a hint to one of the two new game modes ……………. meltdown ?!?

coster127 said:

May 23rd, 10:29 am

@123… Try not to be to big headed ;) theres a good boy

obvious said:

May 23rd, 11:55 am

haha @126 lol ill try =D

obvious said:

May 23rd, 12:03 pm


I kinda doubt new teams because if you do think about it for a minute.. they would have to completly re-do EVERY level and put in a brand new base… see were im coming from? but the flying base.. if u have ever played the flying base level in the beta… or u can just even look up “warhawk” on google image search and it shows it a bunch of times… so im kinda guessing there probably gonna put this in… and i also heard lol i cant tell u were bcuz i was just looking around and i was dumb enough not to bookmark it or link it and it said that there might be a possibility of 3 new game modes… dirrecting the three boxes.. apparently in v1.4 they are suppose to color code the game modes to make it easier to find.. which i think is pretty dumb cuz u can just go to filter and put in the game mode.. but this might be a clue saying that there might be three new game modes… u are apsolutly right! but… if u do look back in eith op.bm relase post or v1.3 i forgot which 1… but if u look at the comments some1 posted to dylan if they could get “more” in a bundle for $8 and he replied by saying yes i think this might be a good idea! so i might think there will be a bundle with 2 new places… but im going with the greek mythology myth cuz this really does fit all the parts of the clue… and if i did get it right… i think i just won both of the prizes lol… idk but since i have people aggreeing with em already im gonna try to do the BEST i can to try to crack it… i think i might have already but im gonna do the best i can… promise!

shika.1983 said:

May 23rd, 12:11 pm

I agree with what you are saying but as I stated OD and BM (largest maps) are set up for 4 teams (the other 5 maps aren’t) so I agree with you in that sense but it will totally depend on what the new game modes are?

I didn’t play the beta but I have watched the trailer and seen scene shots for the “floating bases”. Only problem is where will the ground combat fit in? they will have to be big flying bases to get the use of the APC on them.

(Not knocking your theory …………. like I said before it the most realistic one i’ve heard so far !!!)

obvious said:

May 23rd, 3:45 pm

well thankyou 129, but i think it will be, most likely because this is what they did in the beta, it was almost like an aircraft carrier that flys… almost like, like i said “flying bases” so everyone has a plane mkay? but your able to land on the other carrier… no veichals alowd.. but if this is so true… i think the logic of this would include to the next level as having naval activity.. seing how we have aviation/naval in this one lol weird combonation but it works.. but thank you everyone for aggreeing with me… Now the important news…

FOR EVERONE BELIEVING NEW TEAMS: Im dearly sorry but i do not think that is correct. If you take the image to photobucket (an html photo editing system) http:/www.photobucket.com, and do what the guy on flicker said, “turn the saturuation all the way to 100% and the hue to 180, it does turn to what he said, but you’ll notice thats not eucadian blue like he said. It may be new teams, i dont know… no one does…


weswedfert said:

May 25th, 6:43 pm

ummm dylan, on ggl i messed up with my username and put weswedfert_ instead of weswedfert. Is this ok?

obvious said:

May 27th, 8:43 am

for those who do not believe me on the ‘flying ships’ here is 2 pics of them from the beta… and i dont exactly know if this site excepts html so if not i’ll post the website links to em after all the rubble



shadow1108 said:

May 28th, 1:26 pm

I’m surprised nobody is thinking jet pack. Maybe that’s the connection to Icarus. Fly to high with your jet pack and die when you don’t have enough fuel to land safely.

shadow1108 said:

May 28th, 1:36 pm

If you google Icarus the first result says, Giant bombs on giant rockets. There is also an asteroid named Icarus. Maybe they will put a new map on an asteroid?

XmatthewmaticsX said:

May 28th, 4:13 pm


Are you going to friggin answer or WHAT?!?!
You’re killing me here.

sin06220601 said:

June 2nd, 4:03 am

i jus wanna know why i have had my stats erased Dylan, i have lost 70000 points for nothing, i never stat padded, can it be restored, can any1 help me please, please help me Dylan my psn is sin06220601

rccsr said:

June 2nd, 1:47 pm

hey dylan why havent you awnsered

go1dbacks said:

June 8th, 9:01 am

Dylan, I woke up today and I checked my profile. What do I see, I see nothing but zeros. I guess my stats were wiped? But why? I never stat pad or anything because I thought THIS might happen. I have played the game since it first came out. Is there a way to get my 120000 points back? If not I guess I am done with warhawk.

kwikag said:

June 8th, 2:57 pm

Check out “Tales of the Rampant Coyote” from December 19, 2006. I can’t take credit for this, because of the work done by some of my clan members (Topodisc and Batty), but it is now pretty clear that the Icarus reference is in fact the mothership from which the Warhawks are launched, Flying aircraft carriers FTW!

warhawk 76548 said:

June 12th, 10:13 pm

wax,sun,die: die may not be refering to death but color or color change

warhawk 76548 said:

June 12th, 11:05 pm

Dylan a long time I ACIDDENTALY got on to a stat pading server with the fag glithch before it got fixed, and even though i didnt stat pad on it the next day all my stats became 0 the next day is there a way to get my thousnds of points back. I hade enough to make captian and i was comander. my psn name is manny76548

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