Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Verno

Real Name Verno   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Verno
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
Total Comments 15794 (Ninja)
User ID 51617
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2014, 10:05 Verno
 
Crunch wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 09:42:
Verno wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 09:31:
The discoverability on the forums is fairly poor (the site in general has a very "busy" dual nav with many outdated aspects that could be removed).
You mean the navbar on the left? Dang, it still has a link for .plan files fingering. It's great that it's still here for sentimental value though..

Yeah there's several different nav bars, much of it outmoded. The PDA link still makes me chuckle a bit. The lan party link makes me nostalgic though.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Wasteland 2 Released
2. Re: Wasteland 2 Released Sep 19, 2014, 10:03 Verno
 
Awesome, one of the few KS I backed. Too bad I'm really into South Park right now, what an underrated game.  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > New GeForce GTX 980 & 970 GPUs & Drivers
4. Re: New GeForce GTX 980 & 970 GPUs & Drivers Sep 19, 2014, 10:02 Verno
 
There are some ACXs out already but I think the Asus Strix is the more impressive showing, at least of the launch profile cards. No fan activity until the card hits 67 degrees is pretty impressive.  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
55. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2014, 09:31 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 11:39:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 17:12:
Let me reiterate, I have been lurking here for 10 or so years... Blues has a Forum? Isn't every news post a new forum topic, essentially?

Yes, but they basically vanish after two days, (or a week if it's large enough to be in the popular threads category) and our thinking at the time was that this caused certain hotly debated topics to keep spilling over from comment section to another, like the current #gamergate (my apologies for using that terrible term) discussion is doing.

So we figured that if we had a forum, we'd all just take that kind of stuff to the forum so we didn't all keep repeating the same points in 5 different comments sections.

It never really happened, unfortunately, so Frans/Blue did quite a bit of work for little pay-off. Sorry about that, Blue.

The discoverability on the forums is fairly poor (the site in general has a very "busy" dual nav with many outdated aspects that could be removed). Normally if you want people to use a forum, you have to drive traffic there. That's even more true on a site like this where you also have a competing comment system. It also needs to have the features people are used to which the forum here does not. I don't use the actual forums here because of poor visibility, lack of modern features and the prevalence of the comment system.

Third party integration like Disqus would be a decent option if they don't have the time or resources but it seems like most users here are strongly adverse to any change (good or bad) so I think its more likely things will keep going as is I'm not unhappy with that, I enjoy the community and appreciate the news aggregation but I would also love to see some modern features and would be happy to help out if it was needed.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Sep 19, 2014, 09:09 Verno
 
The 970 is the real prize winner there. $329 is very very reasonable for the performance and features. AMD is going to be forced to drop prices across the board.

I would avoid the eVGA ACXs this time around, I was reading other benchmarks and in some cases they were showing worse numbers than the reference series.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced
28. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced Sep 19, 2014, 09:07 Verno
 
I'm always amazed at how subjective taste is, I thought FFXIII was a train wreck. I hear 13-2 redeems it but I can't bring myself to play it, XIII left such a bad impression. People compare it to FFX but I think that's being too favorable, FFX was linear where it had to be but had more than enough freedom to allow for the usual collectibles, hidden weapons and so on. FFXIII had Gran Pulse and then you're back on the train. The level design in FFXIII was insulting too, literal corridors everywhere, no ability to backtrack or explore.  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
133. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 19, 2014, 08:26 Verno
 
They also murdered them all  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
7. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 18, 2014, 15:25 Verno
 
Hyatus wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 15:09:
Just because you are not oppressing someone doesn't mean that it is not a problem in our white, heterosexual male community. We are at a point where, I believe, most of us will tell someone using the n-word or other racially-based insult to STFU. That is not (generally) true when someone uses insults based on sexual orientation.

That's too regional though. Some places are horribly backward in both respects, others are very progressive. You would never get away with either around here. I love cons and have attended many in several countries, I've never encountered an unsafe (as they put it) environment for LGBT.

It's their money so hey if they want a con then no skin off my back. I just think its a bit exclusionary and ultimately unnecessary.

This comment was edited on Sep 18, 2014, 15:35.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees
18. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees Sep 18, 2014, 13:04 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 12:46:
The Witcher Wild Hunt isn't coming out until February 2015. But other than that, yeah, it's an embarrassment of riches this year.

The great thing about having limited time to play is that I can pick them all up in a year for way less I think I'm just going to grab The Evil Within (if reviews pan out) and Witcher 3 on release.

I've read/seen very little on Gauntlet, is it a full on modern remake?
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 18, 2014, 12:25 Verno
 
I don't have any practical objections to yet another gaming con but it seems superfluous, I've been to dozens of conventions and never once witnessed anyone being "ostracized" except perverts and drunk people. I think the reality is more that they want to create something for their specific interest group, nothing wrong with that but lets be honest about it.

I don't think of myself as a "straight gamer", I'm just a guy who plays games. So I think its kind of odd to identify yourself by both your sexuality AND your hobby but hey, whatever makes you happy I guess.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
64. Re: So why do publishers keep doing it? Sep 18, 2014, 12:20 Verno
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 17:35:
Well, this is it. Milo has now done some investigative journalism and found a secret mailing list containing most of those "gaming journalism" sites belonging to the SJWs.

This is pretty much the endgame for GamerGate and something no SJW can squirm out of now.

One of the Arstechnica writers who came out in defense of Quinn several times admitted to starting this. But of course hes claiming that it isn't what people think it is, oh no

I don't know how anyone can square a defense of this idiocy, these people have been caught making things up then laying the blame on "gamers". Reading some of the bigoted shit Alexander has said on twitter was a real eye opener too, this is the social justice champion? Wow. What a bunch of fucking hypocrites.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees
11. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees Sep 18, 2014, 11:34 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 11:03:
This is not an add-on. Its a full blown game. In fact the game is extensively longer then BL1 was. if that constitutes as an add-on, then I'm confused. Because BL1 was a pretty long game. 15 to 20 hours if you did all the main quest. longer if you did the side questing.

The game isn't out yet so we don't know how long it is beyond PR talk which isn't worth anything.

Definitely a wait for reviews thing, my crew is bored of BF4 and looking for a new game so this would fit the bill but too many unknowns here. I can't think of a single good reason to preorder so *shrug*.

They need to really overhaul the mechanism for BL3. Give each character more skills, get rid of the stupid "90 billion guns!" thing, especially since BL2 it's really just about 20 different guns with a few minor stat changes over and over and over again, and go back to the system in BL1 where they at least felt different because of the levels of elemental damage they did.

Agreed, I like the style and setting of BL but they need to make the mechanics deeper and more interesting.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2014, 10:41 Verno
 
Artificial sweeteners may leave their users glucose intolerant.

They also make things taste awful.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Sep 18, 2014, 10:23 Verno
 
A "real discussion" with people like Zoe Quinn, Sarkeesian and Alexander hasn't exactly proven to be anymore credible, in fact quite the opposite.  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees
5. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees Sep 18, 2014, 10:21 Verno
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 10:08:
Does each character still only have one active ability?

Looking at the skill trees, pretty much. There's a few odd modifiers for things like "hold down RS to have Claptrap high five someone" but for the most part its the same old stuff.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Sep 18, 2014, 09:53 Verno
 
Derek Smart

Derek Smart!

Derek Smart!
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc., etc.
21. Re: etc., etc. Sep 18, 2014, 08:59 Verno
 
That shit is indefensible, I don't know how anyone can rationally stand behind these people anymore. As the author said, if gaming was as closed as they claimed then they would have been tossed out of the industry on their asses long ago. Its a testament to gamers that this shit has gone unchallenged as long as it has. Too bad for them, free ride is over.  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans
12. Re: Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans Sep 18, 2014, 08:45 Verno
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 01:54:
This mode doesn't seem to justify a $30 season pass. $10, maybe, but $30? Not a chance. Then again, season passes are never worth buying at full price and they go on sale pretty quickly. At $10, most season passes are a good deal.

Yeah I can't think of a single "season pass" I've ever been satisfied with at full price.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2014, 15:54 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 15:20:
We whined, begged, wheedled and cajoled him into creating one several years back, since we were "all going to use it a lot."

Sadly, that turned out to be a bald-faced lie, and we really never use it...

To be fair, it's not exactly the traditional forum that people had in mind in terms of features or implementation.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
129. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 17, 2014, 15:15 Verno
 
I don't really agree with your assessment of the situation but it's all moot at this point, Microsoft is going to do what they will with it.  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: South Park, Dark Souls 2
Watching: Enemy, Network, Wer
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
15794 Comments. 790 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo