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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com/
Signed On Oct 30, 1999, 19:41
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News Comments > Fruit of the loon
25. Re: Toyota Aug 3, 2001, 22:30  Frans 
 
And what does Fotl stand for!

That's short for Fruit of the loon, obviously.

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News Comments > Quake III Arena Linux v.29h Beta
2. Re: linux quake patch Aug 3, 2001, 10:34  Frans 
 
What do you mean... "locked"? Are you sure you're not simply experiencing a full ftp server? Which link on the file page are you referring to? Details, man, details.

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News Comments > Project Eden Preview
2. Re: Half-life Aug 3, 2001, 10:30  Frans 
 
From page 3: "Brilliant idea - until Half-Life crashed through the FPS roof and started spraying innovation from every angle."

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News Comments > BioWare Interview
3. Re: let me out!! Aug 3, 2001, 10:25  Frans 
 
you can't escape with the back button

Actually, that's caused by accidentally linking to the unframed version of the article - fixed now.

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News Comments > Parkan: Iron Strategy Movie
2. Re: hmmmm... Aug 2, 2001, 20:50  Frans 
 
I'm not sure which game has been in development longer, but we first covered Aquarius in February 2000 and Iron Strategy in August 1999, if that's any measure.

Nikita also released a non-playable demo around that time, and an updated version in March last year, which you can grab here for comparison to their new movie, if you like:
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/ironstrategy/

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News Comments > Jumpgate Q&A
3. Re: Netamin's? Aug 1, 2001, 19:03  Frans 
 
Oops, fixed. Thanks.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Pop-up Ad Aug 1, 2001, 18:53  Frans 
 
#6, you could set the Launch Links option (down the menu bar) so that links to other sites open up in a new window. Then you don't need to go Back every time and the ad won't reload.

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News Comments > Starfighter Preview
2. Re: Starfigher? Aug 1, 2001, 17:27  Frans 
 
Yes, there are two headlines in the news database, one shown on the frontpage (which can be longer), and the other in the Stories of Note and Popular Threads tables (which needs to be fairly short so it doesn't break the layout of those tables), and on the message board.

It doesn't imply either should contain a typo, though. Thanks.

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News Comments > Quake III Arena Mac Status
5. Re: Q3a Mac Status Jul 31, 2001, 18:05  Frans 
 
I get my post deleted because I give an opinion on Imus which wasn't even inflammitory
As far as I can tell, no post has been deleted by anyone in weeks. Also, deleted posts don't actually disappear but are replaced by a note that they're "removed".

Which thread was that, and are you sure you actually committed the post?

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News Comments > Majestic Goes Live
8. Re: Majestic = Code Red? Jul 31, 2001, 17:54  Frans 
 
Code red?
Here's some background info on that: http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-201-6658647-0.html
We're running Apache, so fortunately it can't harm us.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Mäki goddammit Jul 31, 2001, 17:43  Frans 
 
You're right, it's not hard at all, I just changed it. But it's written without the umlaut on Hardware Pub, so it's hardly something you can blame Blue for.

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News Comments > Red Faction Preview
4. Re: Only previews at corporate sites Jul 29, 2001, 11:44  Frans 
 
No, every site has a fair chance (assuming they let us know about their content, because we can't possibly check every gaming site out there ). We don't judge whether a site is small or big, we just look at the news value of their content. That means hands-off previews that rehash already known information about a game get skipped. But if you check our daily Game and Hardware Reviews listings, you'll see that the smaller sites make up the majority of the entries there - because everyone has (or is assumed to have) the same access to the finished products, and their opinions are equally worthy of your attention (provided the writing meets a minimum quality level, of course ).

I hope this takes away your concern; we're not biased towards any site, big or small, only towards news value.

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News Comments > TRIBES 2 Beta Demo
7. Re: thanks Jul 28, 2001, 19:41  Frans 
 
ouch, I bet the Max Payne demo is going to be painful to the ftp servers when it comes out.

Any Half-Life / Counter-Strike patch release (especially because there are so many files) causes the participating sites to be hammered very heavily for the first day or so. I imagine the Max Payne demo will have close to the same effect, yeah.

I don't even want to contemplate the strain that a new Doom test demo will cause.

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News Comments > TRIBES 2 Beta Demo
5. Re: Hmmm... Jul 28, 2001, 19:07  Frans 
 
Anyone have any alternate download sites?

On second thought, I simply updated the story so the mirrors are also visible for folks that don't check the comments.

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News Comments > Red Faction Preview
2. Re: Only previews at corporate sites Jul 28, 2001, 18:25  Frans 
 
Maybe you're missing the point. Please read our FAQ:
http://www.bluesnews.com/faqs/bluefaq.shtml

Under "Why didn't you print that thing I sent you?" it lists:
Your preview was hands-off and contained no new screenshots, or it was based on a publicly released demo.

The point is that such previews contribute no new textual or visual information about an upcoming game, and are usually based on other previews or the official site(s). We feel that such previews are thus of little or no news value, so we skip them.

Previews on 'corporate sites' usually contain hands-on experiences, quotes from the developers and new screenshots, because they do have access to this kind of information for the very reason that they are established sites. That's just the way the gaming industry works these days.

So while there are always exceptions both ways, we tend to report more on these kinds of previews than those at smaller sites, as the only criterion is the article's news value, however commendable the effort that any site puts in their articles.

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News Comments > Operation Flashpoint Preview
2. Re: Ehmm.... Jul 26, 2001, 11:53  Frans 
 
It's not been released in the US yet, and since we're a US site first, and international second (yes, not even my presence here can change that ;)), previews of upcoming US games are still considered newsworthy.

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News Comments > Medal of Honor Movie
3. Re: Nice, but... Jul 25, 2001, 22:45  Frans 
 
It seems like all four clips will be the beach landing?

Yes, as mentioned on the site.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: New Link Jul 25, 2001, 18:42  Frans 
 
I am not aware of any objections to sharing the Xiaoxiao flash, we only removed the link because their server got fried.

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News Comments > Neocron Audio Q&A
2. Re: Necreon? Jul 23, 2001, 10:39  Frans 
 
Urk. Thanks.

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News Comments > Aliens Vs. Predator 2 Movie
7. Re: definitely worth the download Jul 22, 2001, 20:52  Frans 
 
You can download a FREE patch to the original AvP which makes it the same as AvP Gold

Oh? Where?

For reference purposes, the files released for AvP and AvP Gold that I'm aware of are listed here:
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/alienspredator/
and there's no patch to upgrade the original game to the Gold one, as far as I know. Any URL contradicting that is appreciated.

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