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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com/
Signed On Aug 22, 2002, 01:01
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News Comments > C&C Generals Demo
6. BitTorrent Aug 20, 2003, 16:07  Xymph 
 
In case someone prefers this over regular mirrors:

http://www.3dgamers.com/dlexit/torrent/games/ccgenerals/ccgeneralsdemo.exe.html

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News Comments > DX2 & Thief 3 Movies
5. Re: w00t! Aug 19, 2003, 21:12  Xymph 
 
The ftp servers aren't down, just maxed out a lot of the time. But the Indiana one should allow you to download with a few tries (the other one may take longer, or more luck), and fortunately our Australian mirror just came back online as well.

The torrent is working well indeed, but no direct links to the .torrent file please - we need to have at least one page view out those too.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Black Out? Aug 14, 2003, 17:29  Xymph 
 
The actual server is in a data center somewhere outside NYC, don't know exactly.

Blue went offline (on ICQ) a while back so he's probably affected by the black-out.

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News Comments > New America's Army
12. Re: Bittorrent link Aug 5, 2003, 22:19  Xymph 
 
The 3D Gamers mirror is online and we recently started to deploy BitTorrent for popular files, so you can give that a try as well:
http://www.3dgamers.com/dl/games/americasarmy/armyops190.exe.html

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News Comments > Tron 2.0 Demo
18. Re: Mini Review Jun 30, 2003, 20:58  Xymph 
 
I didn't see any way to go first person
Press the single quote ( ' ) key. Press it again to return to overhead view. Press the semi-colon key ( ; ) to lock the camera behind the light cycle, and again to unlock (so if your camera is way out, pressing ; twice quickly will just center it behind your cycle).

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News Comments > Tron 2.0 Demo
16. Re: No subject Jun 30, 2003, 20:48  Xymph 
 
Anyone know which magazine had the demo?
Word is PC Gamer UK.
Wow all those links and their mirrors are saturated already. Guess I wait for fileplanet after all.
While some of our other mirrors may be full, the 3D Gamers Indiana mirror has plenty room left:
http://www.3dgamers.com/dl/games/tron2/tron2.0_mp_demo.exe.html
You may want to wait a few minutes for the official release on FilePlanet. The leaked demo is a different size and may not be the latest.
Nope, the demo uploaded from the PCGUK cover disk is identical to the one on FilePlanet, both are 168,703,116 bytes. Some sites merely zipped up the file (which is rather pointless at 0.1 % compression) making it look like a slightly different size.

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News Comments > New World Order Patch
11. Re: I really wanted to like... May 9, 2003, 22:03  Xymph 
 
I've read that they might release an updated demo...
That already happened a while ago:
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=40728

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News Comments > DOOM III Q&A
282. Re: Bump this thread off the front page May 7, 2003, 18:26  Xymph 
 
What is the record for number of posts on a single Blues thread? I think this is pretty high up there.
You can find the top-6 all-time popular threads on the news archive page:

http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/blammo.pl?mode=archive&format=main&topic=everything

And I still think thread should have been bumped off the "Popular Threads" list...
That happens automatically for every popular thread when the corresponding news post turns one week old.

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News Comments > Will Rock Demo
7. Re: 3D Gamers May 5, 2003, 10:20  Xymph 
 
I'm talking about the site itself, not downloading files from the site. The pages themselves are taking over a minute to load on my dsl. It used to be as fast as any other site for me, maybe it has something to do with the updated design (which does look nicer, btw).

Thanks - that layout was launched in January though, so if you didn't have problems until recently, that can't be the reason. We're also not seeing any server load or bandwidth problems on our end. Did you try a traceroute to our server? Maybe you've got some bad routing from your end.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: IP's May 3, 2003, 08:40  Xymph 
 
It did for anonymous posts, but anonymous posting was disabled some time ago.

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News Comments > On Half-Life 2
64. Re: don't believe the hype!!! Apr 26, 2003, 21:15  Xymph 
 
It's funny reading all these threads and the number of people who have connected 3DRealms and over-hyping. I have never heard/read any example of overhyping by 3DRealms re: Duke Nukem Forever. In fact they have said almost nothing about the game.

Their only crime has been to announce it early and then release a trailer.
I suppose you're referring to the E3 trailer of 1998, but you're leaving out a few other releases there: early screenshots in 1997/98, a big preview in PC Gamer late 1999 (of which the screenshots were also released online), and then (most notably) a new movie trailer at E3 2001: http://www.3dgamers.com/games/duke4ever/

I'm not saying 3D Realms over-hyped DNF, certainly not after 2001, but they talked about it in the first few years of the game's development and released early media, and that's what people remember.

I guess they simply were a late adopter of the Valve principle.

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News Comments > More Half-Life 2 Teasing
96. Re: Half-life? Apr 21, 2003, 17:16  Xymph 
 
TF2 had screenshots apparently.
Yup. And movies:
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/teamfortress2/
</shameless plug>

TF2 is vaporware, you will never see it.
Actually, Sierra recently revamped their website completely, and if there's any moment to let a cancelled title slip into oblivion unnoticed, that would be it. But it's included in their product catalog, so I think it's still in the works.

http://www.sierra.com/sierra/product.do?gamePlatformId=283

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
83. Re: User Info Pop-ups Apr 9, 2003, 10:01  Xymph 
 
As noted, Blue's runs a different scale, ...
FYI, here is that scale:

0- 99 Bearcub
100-199 Novice
200-299 Amateur
300-399 Apprentice
400-499 Graduate
500-599 Pro
600-699 Senior
700-799 Veteran
800-999 Master
1000+ Guru


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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: MOO 3 dead? Mar 19, 2003, 15:19  Xymph 
 
These types of games rarely sell well to begin with, but with this flood of negative reviews, MOO 3 must surely be a goner.
Not exactly: http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030317/172363_1.html
Of course, that was a few weeks ago...

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News Comments > America's Army Update
4. Re: gah Mar 17, 2003, 20:30  Xymph 
 
Anyway, just an idle rant about their chosen distribution method (and a complaint about this snafu that will undoubtably cause problems for mirror sites, developers and gamers alike).
Seconded. I've spent the better part of the past three hours trying to sort through this mess and find sufficient, reliable info on whether that patch is official or leaked. The conclusion - for the time being - of that "adventure" is in Blue's story above. %):|

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: No subject Mar 3, 2003, 15:11  Xymph 
 
Frans P. de Vries = Mike Martinez.

I'm sure of it.

No question about it.
LOL.

Maybe it's time to burst that bubble (numerous others have made similar suggestions over the past half year): there's a big difference between rounding up real-world/technology/etc. links like Mike does so tirelessly, and collecting and posting gaming news which I did during my term as editor on this here site.

I concur with Starsky.
see this:
http://www.3dgamers.com/~fpv/
Oh boy, was that ever out of date. Now you left me with no choice but to update that stuff.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: .plan updates Mar 1, 2003, 20:30  Xymph 
 
what the heck is up with the .plan files updates from Raven? This is the second time the whole company has plan files listed with zero content.
Their finger server ran out of disk space, which caused it to return empty .plan that were faithfully reported by Webdog. They fixed it yesterday, but the tracker didn't pick up the original .plan contents right away, so I just coerced it into doing as yet.

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News Comments > Freelancer Demo
147. Re: confirmation Feb 25, 2003, 20:19  Xymph 
 
can anyone confirm that this is the demo without the EZPad and key stuff?
It is. That's why there was a new story for it last night.
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=40319

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News Comments > Ground Control 2 Unveiled
19. Re: No subject Feb 25, 2003, 16:35  Xymph 
 
Try saying it out loud to get the joke:
"Ground Control 2: Major Tom"
CVG used it to headline their story on the game's announcement:
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/news/news_story.php?id=87861


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