History VideoGame / BlackSnow

30th Jul '17 12:15:55 PM Universalist
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31st Aug '16 6:31:24 AM REV6Pilot
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A ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' game mod, you can download it [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-snow here]]. Please note that as of August 1st 2013, the mod is '''unplayable''' following a steamPipe update, and the developers have [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-snow/news/the-future5 publicly stated]] that they have [[AbandonWare no intention of fixing it any time soon]].

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A ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' game mod, you can download it [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-snow here]]. Please note that as of August 1st 2013, the mod is was made '''unplayable''' following a steamPipe update, and the developers have [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-snow/news/the-future5 publicly stated]] that they have [[AbandonWare no intention of fixing it any time soon]].
update. A patch was released in December 2015, though its stability is somewhat contested.
8th Jul '16 1:23:53 AM xxFalconArasxx
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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:The ending is hardly an ending at all, as it simply ends with Matsuda making it to the communications tower, only to find the place rigged with C4. The tower blows up throwing him through the window, and he lands through the rough of a building. Mortally wounded, he looks at the sky to see an aurora, and the camera soon cuts to several flashy scenes before going dark. Matsuda's true fate is unknown, although it seems quite unlikely that he survived.]]

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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:The ending is hardly an ending at all, as it simply ends with Matsuda making it to the communications tower, only to find the place rigged with C4. The tower blows up throwing him through the window, and he lands through the rough roof of a building. Mortally wounded, he looks at the sky to see an aurora, and the camera soon cuts to several flashy scenes before going dark. Matsuda's true fate is unknown, although it seems quite unlikely that he survived.]]
8th Jul '16 1:23:23 AM xxFalconArasxx
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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:The ending is hardly an ending at all, as it simply ends with Matsuda making it to the communications tower, only to find the place rigged with C4. The tower blows up throwing him through the window, and he lands through the rough of a building. Mortally wounded, he looks at the sky to see an aurora, and the camera soon cuts to several flashy scenes before going dark. Matsuda's true fate is unknown, although it seems quite unlikely that he survived.

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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:The ending is hardly an ending at all, as it simply ends with Matsuda making it to the communications tower, only to find the place rigged with C4. The tower blows up throwing him through the window, and he lands through the rough of a building. Mortally wounded, he looks at the sky to see an aurora, and the camera soon cuts to several flashy scenes before going dark. Matsuda's true fate is unknown, although it seems quite unlikely that he survived.]]
8th Jul '16 1:22:37 AM xxFalconArasxx
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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:The ending is hardly an ending at all, as it simply ends with Matsuda making it to the communications tower, only to find the place rigged with C4. The tower blows up throwing him through the window, and he lands through the rough of a building. Mortally wounded, he looks at the sky to see an aurora, and the camera soon cuts to several flashy scenes before going dark. Matsuda's true fate is unknown, although it seems quite unlikely that he survived.



* RedHerring: ''Loads'' of them. Early on, the site AI comments it's only operating at 30% power, possibly hinting at there being a task to get the generators online so it can fill you in on the details it can't at the time you meet it. Additionally, there's one computer that has its access locked, and another which has seemingly had all information wiped clean from it. You can interact with both of these, but in no meaningful way. You also find quite a few corpses smelling strongly of vinegar or with no obvious external trauma. [[spoiler:The presence of someone watching you and planting C4 in the end to destroy the communication tower and kill Matsuda also really leads nowhere.]]

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* RedHerring: ''Loads'' of them. Early on, the site AI comments it's only operating at 30% power, possibly hinting at there being a task to get the generators online so it can fill you in on the details it can't at the time you meet it. Additionally, there's one computer that has its access locked, and another which has seemingly had all information wiped clean from it. You can interact with both of these, but in no meaningful way. You also find quite a few corpses smelling strongly of vinegar or with no obvious external trauma. [[spoiler:The presence of someone watching you and planting C4 in the end to destroy the communication tower and kill seemingly killing Matsuda also really leads nowhere.]]
8th Jul '16 1:10:37 AM xxFalconArasxx
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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Heat heals everything. [[spoiler:Even what's basically animated darkness choking and freezing you to death in an attempt to use your body as a food source.]]

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: There are a few logical inconsistancies ranging from the in game mechanics and story.
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Heat heals everything. [[spoiler:Even what's basically animated darkness choking and freezing you to death in an attempt to use your body as a food source.]]
** Despite the game being presented as a found footage, [[spoiler:the player can experience a hallucination of a man watching you from a hill, and the camera somehow captures this.
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The Black Snow is [[spoiler:a very aggressive, very contagious, and very parasitic fungal spore that flourishes in dark environments of any sort, but is repelled by any visible light.]] That doesn't, however, explain the ghostly voices and noises it makes, the groan it emits as it attacks, why it actively follows you, why its presence as a Slenderman-like figure appeared in the psyche of several research team members prior to it being dug up, [[spoiler:why said figure watches you from a laptop's wallpaper and in a hallucination, and seems to lead you into a trap at the end,]] and why [[spoiler:ghostly faces and images of a cave splash past at certain points, most notably when Matsuda dies.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The Black Snow is [[spoiler:a very aggressive, very contagious, and very parasitic fungal spore that flourishes in dark environments of any sort, but is repelled by any visible light.]] That doesn't, however, explain the ghostly voices and noises it makes, the groan it emits as it attacks, why it actively follows you, why its presence as a Slenderman-like figure appeared in the psyche of several research team members prior to it being dug up, [[spoiler:why said figure watches you from a laptop's wallpaper and in a hallucination, and seems to lead you into a trap at the end,]] why a objects such as a wheel chair and [[spoiler:the dead bodies of your crew]] can be moved without any external source, and why [[spoiler:ghostly faces and images of a cave splash past at certain points, most notably when Matsuda apparently dies.]]]] It is entirely possible that a paranormal element is at play here.


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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: The ghost like beings known as the Black Snow are apparently a species of predatory fungus, yet do seem to possess seemingly paranormal abilities. They thrive in the dark, but fear light.]]
6th Oct '14 9:30:47 PM MauiWowie
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A ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' game mod, you can download it [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-snow here]]. Please note that as of August 1st 2013, the mod us '''unplayable''' following a steamPipe update, and the developers have [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-snow/news/the-future5 publicly stated]] that they have [[AbandonWare no intention of fixing it any time soon]].

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A ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' game mod, you can download it [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-snow here]]. Please note that as of August 1st 2013, the mod us is '''unplayable''' following a steamPipe update, and the developers have [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-snow/news/the-future5 publicly stated]] that they have [[AbandonWare no intention of fixing it any time soon]].
11th Dec '13 12:14:33 PM justanid
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19th Oct '13 5:51:48 PM MisterBibs
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A ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' game mod, you can download it [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-snow here]].

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A ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' game mod, you can download it [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-snow here]]. Please note that as of August 1st 2013, the mod us '''unplayable''' following a steamPipe update, and the developers have [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-snow/news/the-future5 publicly stated]] that they have [[AbandonWare no intention of fixing it any time soon]].



* AbandonWare: The mod is completely broken after a steamPipe update that changed file formats, and the developers have publicly stated that they have no intention of patching it anytime soon.
17th Oct '13 1:24:17 PM AuraTanshin
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* AbandonWare: The mod is completely broken after a steamPipe update that changed file formats, and the developers have publicly stated that they have no intention of patching it anytime soon.
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