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News Comments > Ghost Recon Future Soldier MP Trailer
3. Re: Ghost Recon Future Soldier MP Trailer Aug 16, 2011, 15:38  Blue 
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 16, 2011, 15:12:
This is not announced for PC according to Ubisoft on their own forum.

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/107231/ghost-recon-future-soldier-pc-plans
 
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News Comments > Epic Working on 5 New Games, Unreal Engine 4, Has PC Plans
5. Re: Epic Working on 5 New Games, Unreal Engine 4, Has PC Plans Aug 16, 2011, 11:59  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Aug 16, 2011, 11:57:
What's a Physco?


Qu'est-ce que c'est?
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Aug 12, 2011, 16:06  Blue 
 
Aero wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 16:04:
On that last one, I'd say more along the lines of "Creepy Bungie employee routinely carries handgun and handcuffs for some reason..."

That was odd to say the least. There's also this:

The confrontation resulted in both men drawing guns and one being shot by the other.

Which had me checking the byline to see if this all took place in Deadwood.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2011, 16:02  Blue 
 
Assassin wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 12:29:
Stephen, I remember you had a certain policy regarding certain sites. Why did you changed your mind?

To clarify your question to others, the policy you refer to was to avoid linking to sites that stole things.

My primarily reason for scrapping that policy was to provide the best possible service to the readers here. The most important thing is to offer the information and resources they are looking for, and trying to find another source for a story to avoid linking to the original would impede that, and on some level would put me in the same dishonest boat as them. Likewise, that would also obviously be the case if I started stealing the stories outright in retribution.

On an unrelated point, I actually began to rethink this years ago when a the founder of another gaming site that was at the top of my shit list for stealing stories died. Not that it changed my perspective on any of his bad behavior, but it did make me think about bearing grudges, and how short life is to get too caught up in such things. Oddly, he was the second game news dude who stole a lot to die young, but I think it's reasonable to call this an odd coincidence, rather than karma, as I don't think failing to attribute a gaming news source is a capital offense.

Apologies for not naming names, but I feel like I'm already playing in the mud in hashing through all this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2011, 12:12  Blue 
 
Assassin wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 11:43:
Same thing is happening to me... for years. I could name some big gaming websites stealing from me - "thank you" would be enough...

I know, Silviu, I see ripoffs from Gamer's Hell all the time. On the other hand, yours is one of the first sites that comes to mind when I say "there are still many sites with a more communal spirit in this regard." I just didn't want to try and make a list of them for fear of who I'd forget to include.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2011, 12:05  Blue 
 
Verno wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 11:39:
Just asking but is it possible they just got the same information from a similar source? Or did they just link repost your story word for word?

Well they did get it from a "similar source" (the publisher) but it is hard to believe they didn't go to that source for their own report based on the story here.

I thought what I wrote was clear. We learned of a game delay directly from the publisher and posted about it, so we were, in effect, the source of the story. A vast majority of sites reported this as being from here because of this.

The site of which I speak contacted the same publisher, and wrote of having "confirmed" the delay in giving the game's new EU release date,without referencing what they were confirming.

This can be a scummy business. A good example from yesterday is the story of BF3 requiring Origin. It was based on nearly week-old tweets which were noticed by BF3Blog. Most sites said as much, but I saw one story on a really big site that didn't credit BF3Blog at all. Instead they listed the source of their story as the tweets, as if they coincidentally noticed them independently after several days.

None of this is the end of the world, but it is certainly disrespectful and aggravating. It's also demonstrative of shoddy journalism, to whatever degree that term applies to game news.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2011, 11:32  Blue 
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 11:24:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 11:18:
Saw that Blue.....grrrrr.....

(what story was it, if I'm allowed to ask?)

It's not just a single incident, though I was kind of set off by one in particular where an overseas website "confirmed" with the publisher a game delay we reported without referencing the (already confirmed) report from here it was based upon.

A quick search there suggests the last time that site credited this one was in 2002, while a quick search here shows an average of over one link a day from here back to them. I won't argue that they may have more content worthy of cross-linking than we do, but c'mon.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Closed Beta
2. Re: Path of Exile Closed Beta Aug 11, 2011, 12:13  Blue 
 
Icewind wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 12:05:
Actually, they were taking Beta apps as early as 4 months ago. I should know, I put one in.

Actually, this story is about the beta commencing, not about applications being accepted.
 
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News Comments > OnLive U.K. Launch Next Month, Giving Away "Thousands" of Boxes
3. Re: OnLive U.K. Launch Next Month, Giving Away Aug 11, 2011, 11:55  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 11:48:
I understand he needs to say this because he has to keep fooling all his retard investors, but how does he manage not to throw up in his mouth a little when he says shit like this?

"Retard" seems to be the new in-word here lately. Can we please cool it with that? Grouphug
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2011, 14:51  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Aug 10, 2011, 14:35:
Inedible? A potato chip? Surely you jest, good sir!

If you don't know what I'm talking about here, you must live in the desert.

And don't call me Shirley!
 
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News Comments > F.E.A.R. 3 Motion Capture Trailer
2. Re: F.E.A.R. 3 Motion Capture Trailer Aug 10, 2011, 13:43  Blue 
 
These aren't the droids you're looking for.  
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News Comments > North Korea Farming for Gold, Nukes, and Rolexes?
5. Re: North Korea Farming for Gold, Nukes, and Rolexes? Aug 9, 2011, 17:25  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 16:32:
I like how they believe it's "billions of dollars."

Yeah, there aren't enough retards in the world buying THAT much virtual money, guys.

They clearly state that the gold farming raised around $6 million and that a portion of that was put in a slush fund they believe has billions in it. Obviously most of that money comes from somewhere else.

I just think it's interesting that there may be kickbacks from gold farming that go all the way to the top in North Korea, but I don't think anyone believes you could really buy nukes that way.

So yeah, this must be the Rolex money.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 9, 2011, 11:06  Blue 
 
Actually that headline is slightly deceptive, so I added a parenthetical clarification.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: vening Tech Bits Aug 9, 2011, 10:32  Blue 
 
crew all of you!  
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News Comments > DC Universe Online Server Merges Begin Today
3. Re: DC Universe Online Server Merges Begin Today Aug 8, 2011, 13:18  Blue 
 
Fion wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 13:10:
Watchtower had only 2-3 people on a Saturday evening Dead.

"There must be some way out of here," said the joker to the thief.
"There's too much confusion," I can't get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth.
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2011, 11:35  Blue 
 
Enahs wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 11:25:
I am not sure how having the grill closed is a problem.

Never leave the grill open when grilling. You only open it when you flip....

For pounded thin chicken breasts? I take it you're a big fan of chicken jerky? Chef
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2011, 11:19  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 11:14:
I'm not sure if they've posted specs, but it seems very reasonable, from what people have said.

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/121365/deus-ex-human-revolution-specs
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
343. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 2, 2011, 11:34  Blue 
 
Funny how people are now wrapping their lips around the Torchlight 2...

This is a worthwhile post, but is it really necessary to use such a vulgar analogy? Forum topics tend to go off the rails to start with, and this is not going to help (not to mention it's a little stomach-turning).

Please consider raising the level of discourse a trifle. Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
264. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 1, 2011, 20:06  Blue 
 
Overon wrote on Aug 1, 2011, 19:48:
This thread makes me wonder: What are the top threads in Bluesnews history?

If you use the "search" function, when your results display, the list on the left of "Popular Threads" changes to the all-time most popular threads, rather than a list for the past week.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Reboot???? Aug 1, 2011, 16:44  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Aug 1, 2011, 16:17:
Tell her you were thinking of getting rid of the heater this winter. Turn about and everything.


You say that like that wouldn't be playing into her hands. All this about the AC having been said, I handle the heat better than she does, she's just more fanatical. She actually deals with the cold much better than I do, certainly in part because of all the years she lived in Minnesota.

This is a bluff she would call in a minute.
 
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