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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Gold - Sins of a Solar Empire
4. Re: Sins of a Solar Empire... Jan 29, 2008, 17:48 Bucky
 
I literally just finished watching the Gamespot video blog that Brad did for the game....and damn, I want it. It's already pre-ordered, but I want it now.


We're gonna need to get some huge 10 player FFA match going.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Update - New CTF Map
1. Woah Jan 25, 2008, 20:33 Bucky
 
Haven't played TF2 in weeks, but I'm gonna fire it up right now.

Meh, it isn't that much different from cp_well. The biggest difference I've noticed is that they created an entry point to the upper battlements right inside the sliding doors inside each base.


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News Comments > Into the Black
1. No subject Jan 25, 2008, 20:30 Bucky
 
So, for the first time since the buyout way back when I tuned into G4tv to check out X-Play, specifically for their hands-on with Sins of a Solar Empire with Brad Wardell showing it off.

I haven't quite stopped drooling yet. I've also now pre-ordered it, along with GCII: Twilight of the Arnor. And while I was at it I picked up Object Desktop and ObjectDock Plus. Stardock owns me...


It was nice to see them take some shots at Fox as well, and even make some good points, even if they were the same thing everyone else has been saying. You'd think the sheer volume of intelligent protest would get Fox to retract the story, but then again that would require brains and integrity, neither of which seems to be in great supply there.

Edit(s): Too excited about Sins. I can't type tonight.

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News Comments > Gold - NA SunAge
4. Re: No subject Jan 24, 2008, 16:44 Bucky
 
Thats pretty piss poor reporting imho. But as Rodney Dangerfield used to say, "No Offense".

Searches, both via Blue's or Google yield surprisingly relevant results....you know, things like the website, screenshots, and about a zillion delay announcement. Instead of bitching, do a search. It would have been faster and easier.


I gotta admit though, article tags would be a godsend. Click on say, the 'SunAge' tag and have all those articles appear. I would imagine that this would require some work on the site, and it would be a nightmare when it came to tagging the archives.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: had enough of Vista Jan 21, 2008, 16:57 Bucky
 
On the other end of the spectrum, I haven't had *any* problems with Vista. So far it's ran as stable as XP did, albeit slightly slower. But even the slowdown is minimal. I guess I'm just lucky ...

Nor have I, and I'm running Vista 64. I actually find it faster, and have been very happy with it overall. I haven't even booted into Linux in two weeks, now that's saying something.

I did have an issue when I tried overclocking where it kept giving me a BSD on boot, but I haven't tried since and am not sure if it was a fluke thing or a more serious problem. I think I've got a memory stick on it way out anyway, which is where I believe the error came from.



On the CPU EIST issue---leave it on. It doesn't hurt performance any. If you really want to check it just grab the trial version of Everest, you'll note that the CPU goes back to the full multiplier as soon as it's needed.

Edit: I just re-read that. Did I just say that Vista has kept me away from Linux?! The Devil must be giving ice skating lessons...
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Left 4 Summer
8. Re: ... Jan 11, 2008, 23:22 Bucky
 
Let's all face it: Valve can't hit any sort of release date. However, this is perfectly fine by me as they always release highly polished and complete games. I've never played a Valve game that felt like a beta.


Valve, take as long as you'd like.

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News Comments > GalCiv2: Twilight of the Arnor Delay
19. Re: master of orion 2 is still better Jan 7, 2008, 22:41 Bucky
 
I have to agree with all the positive comments here. Stardock is a class act all the way. They treat their customers very well, have great community interaction and and have an excellent game philosophy. Oh, and lets not forget the most important part: they make freakin' awesome games. The number of games that reside on my drive for years is very small, and GalCivII made that list the first time I played it.

Stardock is the only company that I will buy from without a second thought, and even if I don't get a demo. Heck, I'd probably buy their next game whether or not it's even a genre I like!


Of course, with this announcement I'm going to have a really hard time staying away from the pre-order. I've been trying to wait until the full game was out so that I could get the polished experience from the get-go, but it's becoming increasingly hard to be patient. I'm not gonna make it to March.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: No subject Jan 3, 2008, 01:33 Bucky
 
For anyone that wanted to know, my Vista 64 install has gone off without a hitch. I just finished the whole update/drivers deal, and now I'm going to defrag and get Bioshock installed.

I'm not going to be able to comment on 32bit vs 64bit gaming performance, as this sytem now has the 8800GT and the full 4GB of RAM being utilized. However, I will say that things do load faster and the system just feels quicker overall.


Screw sleep. Bioshock!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: No subject Jan 2, 2008, 11:44 Bucky
 
For Bats:

crap - I have a question...don't let me forget, I will post when Blue updates.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: No subject Jan 2, 2008, 09:21 Bucky
 
I installed Vista 32 a few weeks ago to get a feel for it. Most of the crap that annoys you is easily turned off, and to be honest it feels more responsive than XP. With that said, there is a performance hit, but nothing that I feel is a big deal considering that it is a new OS (performance hits are normal, 98>XP was the same way).

The gaming difference it's meant to me with a 7950GX2 is that I've had to go from 2xAA to none. That, and you'd be well advised to stuff in 4GB of RAM, even if you run 32 bit. Vista is a memory hog.

I can't really speak on the rest of the OS, as Linux is my primary desktop/productivity OS. Yes, that's right. I shelled out all that cash just to get DX10---I know, there is something wrong with me.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: No subject Jan 1, 2008, 20:09 Bucky
 
What are we all looking forward to gaming-wise this year?

GCII: Twilight of the Arnor (Unique tech trees!)
Sins of a Solar Empire
Left 4 Dead
C&C 3: Kane's Wrath
Age of Conan OR Warhammer Online

That's just off of the top of my head. What I'm really looking foward to is my 8800GT, since it should be here tomorrow. Then I'll OC my E6600 (I've already had it to 3.0 without any voltage change) and get Vista 64 installed to take advantage of the 4GB of ram I just dropped in.

The first thing I'm doing is re-playing Bioshock in all it's glory.


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: No subject Dec 31, 2007, 13:58 Bucky
 
I will pass on all movies, my 8800GT should be in soon!
I am also stocked up on games to play with it!

Same here. Mine should have been here today, but apparently snow scares the UPS drivers. Sissies.


I'll agree with the GotY choice, though I think Bioshock comes in a very close second. Third is a hard choice, though I may give the nod to HL2:EP2 just because I've always enjoyed the HL series. That and launching the rocket brought me way back to the original HL.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: No subject Dec 29, 2007, 11:28 Bucky
 
16-0 means nothing without the ring.

That said, I'm a Pats fan myself. I just hope Watson returns for this game....

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Headphones Dec 28, 2007, 19:08 Bucky
 
I need a recommendation for affordable headphones.

Sennheiser HD 465. Very comfortable, great sound across the whole range. $50 from Newegg, I picked mine up for less as CompUSA had 'em for a steal a couple of weeks ago. They sound much better than my 280 Pro set, but I think I might have blown those out.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826159411&Tpk=sennheiser%2bhd%2b465

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: No subject Dec 27, 2007, 12:45 Bucky
 
In the meantime, apologies to all of you who suffered with this aggravation.

*Adds Blue's back to the Adblock whitelist*


Bats, ignore him. Let's face it, if you have to ask that sort of question you already have the answer.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Horrible Re-direct Dec 26, 2007, 12:22 Bucky
 
Just opened up FF, which loads Blue's as the homepage. I kept getting redirected here:

http://www.ugo.com/programs/fine-line-between/?cur=main

Hitting back would redirect. Closing FF and restarting would redirect. Opening another Firefox while typing this message---yup, still getting that redirect.

I love Blue's and all, and I know I've been griping about the ads a lot lately (I got that frackin' Boost mobile thing again yesterday) but now things are getting out of hand. Adblock now stays on when I hit this page.

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News Comments > Steam Sale
1. No subject Dec 25, 2007, 15:17 Bucky
 
I'm really tempted to pick up Company of Heroes and the expansion seeing as how I can't find them cheaper anywhere else.

What I really need to do though is stop spending money. Stupid holiday sales.

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News Comments > Christmas Tech Bits
1. No subject Dec 25, 2007, 15:09 Bucky
 
Looks like I'll have to make sure I keep everything for the EVGA Step-Up program; my 8800GT should be here right after New Years.

Of course, I picked up the 8800GT only because it was an EVGA card.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: No subject Dec 25, 2007, 11:17 Bucky
 
Just google Memtest 86. It's a quick download, but the tests take awhile. So you might need to have it run for a few hours to be sure. Best bet is to set it up to run a full test repeated for like 3 times, just before you go to bed.

Yeah, almost every Linux distro CD I have has Memtest 86 on it. The original 2 sticks would produce the occasional error, but nothing that failed and they've never given me a problem in almost 2 years. Everything working fine now, and once my 8800GT gets here I'll install Vista 64 and put the memory to full use.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: No subject Dec 24, 2007, 22:40 Bucky
 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all.


In other news, apparently Vista can't handle it when you add RAM. Loading screen, reboot. Loading screen, reboot. Rinse and Repeat. Linux meanwhile had no problem at all, and is currently reporting 3.2GB with a 32 bit system. Time to pull out the 64 bit CDs for Linux and Vista now...

Of course, my Linux system is only using 192MB right now, but I haven't installed Compiz Fusion yet.

Edit: Oh, there we go. It would seem it needed more files from the install disc.
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