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Real Name James Hinkley   
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Signed On Jun 10, 2000, 12:18
Total Comments 993 (Graduate)
User ID 5517
 
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News Comments > Industry Down 8% Over Last Year
9. Re: Industry Down 8% Over Last Year Oct 15, 2010, 04:49 vacs
 
I guess this only includes again retail sales and not the digital distribution ones?  
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News Comments > Valve Games Patched
1. Re: Valve Games Patched Aug 17, 2010, 16:37 vacs
 
ohh, I missed that metro-cop in Portal, need to play it again...  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Android-based smartphone shipments leapfrog Apple's iPhone Aug 14, 2010, 09:37 vacs
 
Go Android go!

In a few months Android smartphones will overtake Blackberries and it's only a question of time until Symbian goes down the drain.


Just wondering where Windows 7 Phones will fit in...
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Android Sales Overtake iPhone in the U.S. Aug 3, 2010, 14:02 vacs
 
Fucking. Great. News.

And I don't even own a Android phone. Yet.
 
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News Comments > Free Alien Swarm Release
30. Re: Free Alien Swarm Release Jul 20, 2010, 05:28 vacs
 
A day later, I'm still no able to update my servers (expecially install the new TF2 update) because of course, Steam servers are too busy.

Nice try Valve testing your capacity. Next time please allow again preloads, thx
 
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News Comments > Free Alien Swarm Release
9. Re: Free Alien Swarm Release Jul 19, 2010, 18:20 vacs
 
Bucky wrote on Jul 19, 2010, 18:13:
Given how common preloads are, it seems more likely to me that Valve is using this release as a way to test their infrastructure.

Possibly, but they failed dramatically. My download is stuck at 2% and my Source dedicated server cannot be restarted because the Steam servers are too busy.

oh well, I'm going to try restarting them tomorrow morning.
 
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News Comments > Tim Schafer Blasts Bobby Kotick
20. Re: Tim Schafer Blasts Bobby Kotick Jul 14, 2010, 14:05 vacs
 
DanL wrote on Jul 14, 2010, 11:38:
That made me an instant Tim Schafer fan.

If you really care of video games and accept it as an art form like movies or paintings, then it's impossible NOT to be a fan of Tim Schafer.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
9. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 4, 2010, 07:02 vacs
 
RCH wrote on Jul 4, 2010, 03:57:
I thought Apple was a member of the blu-ray consortium. Has that changed?

no, they still are but Steve found out that he can make more money by selling movies over itunes than by paying licence fees for every blu-ray drive and every software player he bundles with Macs.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Drivers
5. Re: NVIDIA Beta Drivers Jun 30, 2010, 02:35 vacs
 
Sempai wrote on Jun 29, 2010, 16:40:
I care.

Are some people still on dial-up? I really feel sorry for you guys...
 
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News Comments > Monkey Island 2 SE Pre-Purchase Bonus
1. Re: Monkey Island 2 SE Pre-Purchase Bonus Jun 24, 2010, 02:23 vacs
 
Instant buy, no doubt.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 18, 2010, 05:14 vacs
 
So why has the 2nd generation been called "3G" then? It's clear that Apple wants to confuse the people by making them believe it offers festures which are in fact not included.

False marketing at it's best and yet nobody can do anything against it, typical Apple.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 17, 2010, 20:12 vacs
 
Why do they keep calling it "iPhone 4G"? It's a 3G device! Apple is as always at least 6 months behind.  
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 PC Control Improvements
16. Re: Dead Space 2 PC Control Improvements Jun 14, 2010, 16:31 vacs
 
and when did they announce that Dead Space 2 would come to the PC? I thought they didn't want to release it on the PC because of too much "piracy"...  
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News Comments > More Infinity Ward Departures?
7. Re: More Infinity Ward Departures? Apr 29, 2010, 12:18 vacs
 
Blue wrote on Apr 29, 2010, 10:30:
I agree -- if this is not newsworthy, it's my fault for posting it, not George's for saying it.

and hereby I confirm that this is certainly newsworthy because I really like to be kept informed about all the IW departures and I don't have the time to look it up by myself.

News like this is essentially the reason why I still read Blue's News regularly ever since it was created. Actually there is no other website (on any other subject) which I have been reading as long as BN because for some strange reason, this site is the only one which is posting the "interesting" gaming news and not bloated. I thank Blue for this
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 15, 2010, 09:02 vacs
 
no Just Cause 2?

I thought the demo was real fun and the full game should be one those rare games really justifying a 50$ price tag... disappointing
 
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News Comments > ATI AvP Hotfix
4. Re: ATI AvP Hotfix Feb 26, 2010, 10:14 vacs
 
Why does ATI need a hotfix for every new game being released?  
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News Comments > OSX Steam Coming?
5. Re: OSX Steam Coming? Feb 24, 2010, 22:26 vacs
 
It's only a OSX skin for Steam!

Just joking ;)

I'm sure...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Military seeks one bad-ass universal speech translator. Feb 18, 2010, 08:05 vacs
 
Ask George Lucas, he should have a spare C3PO.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jan 29, 2010, 05:04 vacs
 
kxmode wrote on Jan 29, 2010, 02:57:
Wasn't Lennon's killer addicted to Catcher in the Rye?

yes, I remember that from the movie "The Killing Of John Lennon"... great movie BTW
 
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News Comments > Apple iPad Announced
39. Re: Apple iPad Announced Jan 27, 2010, 17:12 vacs
 
StreetPreacher wrote on Jan 27, 2010, 16:15:
This is what happens when people have runaway success with several products in a row (iPod, MacBook, iPhone...). They start drinking the Kool Aid and thinking that they can do no wrong.

yeah, but the worst part of it will be that it is certainly going to be a huge success, even though it should fail.

This is Apple, remember. People will buy the iPad, even if they don't need it..
 
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