One year has passed since the founding of Black Widow Company’s Star Citizen Regiment: one year of careful obsession, quiet excitement, restless anticipation, and excruciating patience. To celebrate the SC Regiment’s one year anniversary, we’re going to let off a whole stack of that fidgety steam and direct it right at Star Citizen C&S for a chance to win a couple of prizes — and for a chance to TK our fearless leaders, of course.
Members, you can find the op schedule and the stipulations for sunderer racing and teamkills by clicking here, in addition to other general information. In order to receive credit for this epic op, you must be present for either the first half or the second half of the operation. Op leadership will be taking attendance via screenshots, both of TeamSpeak and in-game formations. (more…)
The proper gear can make or break your skill on the field. You can be the biggest, baddest, toughest ‘slinger on the paintball range, but if your rental gear fails, you’re done. Why take the chance?
Grab some tickets for the Play To Give Back™ WPCC Paintball Raffle. You could walk away with one of two marker bundles, a premium vest or mask, or any one of assorted other tidbits. Every ticket is one more chance to win and everyone who enters gets a thank-you gift.
The money goes to a great charity, so there’s really no downside. You can also enter even if you won’t be joining us this year at WPCC, but we hope you’ll be there to meet and hang out with your fellow Black Widow Company members.
The list of prizes and more details about the raffle and how to enter if you won’t be there in person can be found by clicking here. Specific questions should be directed to the Finance Office OIC, Trouble.
Join us this evening, Friday, 28FEB for an operation of legendary proportions in the PlanetSide 2 arena. Even though it isn’t one of our IntoxiOps, you can expect the party to be just as big and just as wild as we tear across Auraxis in the grand style befitting the Terran Republic.
Form-up begins at 1800, so grab your extended magazines for this six hour operation. The op lead will be taking screenshots for attendance every hour on the hour, but you only need to attend for half an hour minimum in order to receive op credit. Get ready to roll!
If you’ve been following along, you know that Play To Give Back™, created by BWC members and henceforth known as PTGB™ for the sake of the author’s fingers, is getting serious about changing the world. We’re officially a 501c3 nonprofit organization and we’re laying the groundwork to make a massive impact in the world of gaming. The first step? Locking down an Honor Flight!
Honor Flight is a national organization with 141 hubs spread over 41 states. Each hub funds itself and handles its own planning. They gather groups of WWII veterans and bring them to Washington DC to tour the memorials. The vets are in their 90s, so this is likely their only chance to visit. More importantly, it brings them together, with men and women who understand what they’ve been through and can share their memories. (more…)
Humble Indie Bundle 11 is in full swing! This awesome deal allows you to buy a bundle of indie titles (obvious from the name). In addition to that, you are also able to name your own price for the bundle, so you could pay as little as one penny to score these games. But there’s a reason you should pay more, in particular, more than the average price (which is $4.49 at the time of this writing).
For a start, you receive two more announced games for paying more than the average, plus more games as they unlock in the next week or so. In addition to that, you will also receive the soundtracks to the other bonus games for paying more. One of the features that sets this bundle apart, however, is that you can choose whether the money you pay goes directly to the game developers, the people who run Humble Indie Bundle, or straight to charity.
So what sorts of games are you picking up from this deal? (more…)
Now could never be a better time to start streaming, especially on Twitch TV with Black Widow Company!
The world’s leading video platform for gaming communities, Twitch features new unique tools which are rapidly made available, such as the “Open Developer Program.” Alongside Twitch TV’s continuous expansion into other realms such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it only makes sense that Black Widow Company wants to increase its broadcast audience on Twitch.
One of our priorities at Black Widow Company is to build effective media coverage across Video Streaming, Webcasts ,and Youtube outlets. In the past, using Twitch with BWC has involved cumbersome overlays, delays when trying to publicize content, and overly-protective monitoring of footage. A symptomatic affliction of BWC taking tactile steps into a new field, we recognize these extra burdens from top to bottom as restrictive to the ultimate goal of the Public Affairs Office. We want to get the moments that define Black Widow Company out to the masses!
What changes are in store? Single overlays, dynamic guides, and a common-sense approach to broadcasting. The Media Office at Black Widow Company has recently seen a new change in the heart and core of its leadership, and Xerakon has taken the reins as Media Officer. The first steps of his work are to give people knowledge and all the tools necessary to broadcast Twitch streams here at BWC. (more…)
For this month’s Hero Mech Highlight, we’ve got a ‘mech with some interesting history behind it: the Protector. This ‘mech was actually the personal ‘mech of two notable figures in Battletech lore, the first one being Aleksandr Kerensky.
Aleksandr Kerensky, for those who don’t know, was the commander of the Star League Defense Force (SLDF) during the Amaris-Kerensky Civil War, and held the title of “Regent and Protector of the Star League”. He led the armies of the SLDF to remove Stefan Amaris (more famously known as Amaris the Usurper) from the throne on Terra and succeeded, but the Star League collapsed without a legitimate First Lord to fill the vacancy. (more…)
Grab your pipe bombs and plague vaccines: Black Widow Company’s Epic Operation ZCOM goes live at 12:00 EST this Saturday 25JAN. While this isn’t a fundraiser that directly funnels into Black Widow Company charitable endeavors, we’re here to support the growth of this film as a community. Twenty-four hours of gaming pair with a fundraiser for this film being independently developed by one of our members, with prizes up for grabs for donators.
The event is packed with ops within the op, so members, check OpServ to see the crazy contests that you can participate in, such as knife-only PlanetSide 2 competitions and harasser derbies. Beyond the standard gaming fare we all know and love, the SWTOR Rakghoul Event (read: zombie event) has fatefully returned just a few days shy of our epic operation, and rakghoul-related ops are posted to the OpServ. (more…)
There’re a few different names for it.
“The Stack”; “The Backlog”. Many others call it nothing, preferring instead to stare at the list for what seems like an age, before sighing and minimizing Steam to carry on with their currently installed game.
I am of course referring to the growing list of games on almost every person’s Steam account that will never get touched, or that will wait more than a year before the owner gets around to even pressing the ‘Install’ button. (more…)
Star Citizen is still some ways off. The dogfighting module remains unreleased, with CIG citing the desire to create a more robust, MMO-style system from the first download. It’s understandable, but that means that Black Widow Company’s Star Citizen regiment is chomping at the bit in the mean time. Fortunately, there are ways to use that time wisely within BWC.
So, what have our Star Citizens been doing to fill in all that time of restless waiting? There are plenty of activities to get involved in if you’re in Black Widow Company, and many of our Star Citizen primaries have been stepping up and adding their passion for gaming and their real life skills to the war machine that is our outfit, making it a better community for everyone to enjoy.
But why be selective? The extra fun or volunteer work that Black Widow Company has to offer is open to all of our members regardless of game regiment. From exploring other games in an environment already populated with BWC members to challenging yourself by writing, illustrating, or generally creating for the outfit, our community involves far more than just games. (more…)