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Signed On Jan 2, 2011, 16:34
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News Comments > Microsoft Not Dropping GFWL
22. Re: Microsoft Not Dropping GFWL Apr 17, 2012, 12:47 MisterBenn
 
You know that MS will come up with some "incentive" to upgrade, such as DirectX 12 only being available for Windows 8...  
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News Comments > EA Denies Layoff Rumor
39. Re: EA Denies Layoff Rumor Apr 16, 2012, 20:22 MisterBenn
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 16, 2012, 13:51:
I also noticed you changed you sig from the quote I made that was spot on.

I noticed that as well! I was wondering how that would turn out...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 15, 2012, 19:33 MisterBenn
 
I suspect that the decking was a bargaining chip: Blue foregoes settling on the contested zone in exchange for preferential treatment in trade negotiations with Blue Towers. Manstovia is a burgeoning state but lacks natural resources and is dependent on raw meat imports for its economic wellbeing!  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Welcome Back
20. Re: My favorite part... Apr 14, 2012, 22:02 MisterBenn
 
WoW was the "Beatles" of the MMOs, it was a world phenomenon and gave something on a scale that had never been seen before. That's an incredibly hard achievement to repeat in what is now a diversifying and fragmenting genre. Only something genuinely revolutionary would rejoin the same player base and attain the same level of success that WoW had.

The MMOs on the horizon offer numerous technical improvements, higher production values, better technology... you name it. But can any single product deliver something so special that all MMO players will come across to it? They all offer an evolutionary step on top of what has come before but you can only experience that mind-blowing shattering of your innocence once!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2012, 21:03 MisterBenn
 
Sounds like it should be nicknamed the Hindengrill  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Global Economic Collapse Apr 6, 2012, 21:56 MisterBenn
 
Off topic a little: did you guys see that the Yogscast have launched a Kickstarter appeal? I just saw it on YT a second ago, I actually thought it was a late April Fool's joke but I think they might actually be serious. It's almost indistinguishable from Minecraft and they go as far as to say "Screw you Notch" in the clip!!!

CLIP

If this is in fact a joke, consider me successfully trolled...
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Apr 5, 2012, 20:35 MisterBenn
 
... and nice to see the porn industry catching a break for once. Those guys have had it hard for a long time!  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Mar 30, 2012, 21:15 MisterBenn
 
I didn't know who she was, has she done much in the UK? I can confirm that that is a cleavage. Not a fan of that look where the shirt potatoes are pushed up hard and form a top edge though!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 30, 2012, 15:42 MisterBenn
 
Krovven wrote on Mar 30, 2012, 13:14:
That doesnt stop Adobe Flash Player from crashing. It just doesnt crash Firefox with it, but it does lock up FF for about 30secs while the plugin crashes, which happens constantly.

This is my exact problem too, it drives me up the wall. I get it every day when using YouTube, particularly when my connection is lagging. Interesting to read that Chrome plays better and has AdBlock... I must give it a try. AdBlock and Sync are the only addons I really care about in my browser.
 
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News Comments > Prince of Persia Source Code Rediscovered
12. Re: Prince of Persia Source Code Rediscovered Mar 30, 2012, 01:04 MisterBenn
 
That's what she said! (My sincere apologies)  
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News Comments > New AMD/ATI Reference Drivers
21. Re: New AMD/ATI Reference Drivers Mar 29, 2012, 00:20 MisterBenn
 
Thanks for replying LittleMe. Yep that's what I meant with the YouTube videos, by restart the vid I meant "seek to the start"

You're right about havign patience, although it's been this way for about a year. Firefox, Flash Player and ATI drivers have all been been through multiple updates and I've stopped holding my breath when one of them is patching these days. What I haven't tried is another browser, I like Firefox, don't want IE and don't like the idea of putting more power in the hands of Google with Chrome...
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 28, 2012, 21:05 MisterBenn
 
I just realised I don't have any interest in the next gen of consoles. I owned all the generations of playstation but my PS3 just gathers dust with the exception of family gaming on Rock Band 3. Consoles are also too restrictive and inflexible to operate as a media centre compared to PCs too, so overall I can't imagine I will buy one. I've been primarily a computer user since the Spectrum but I've always had a console too... feels a bit like the end of an era is coming!  
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News Comments > New AMD/ATI Reference Drivers
18. Re: New AMD/ATI Reference Drivers Mar 28, 2012, 20:57 MisterBenn
 
Let's see how these drivers fare then. I'm not hugely impressed with ATIs drivers on Windows 7. I have two systems with ATI, my desktop has a 6950 and is 64 bit, my laptop has an X600 mobility(!) and is 32 bit and both run Windows 7. Both systems have the same issues with YouTube:

1) The video is corrupted and plays as though it started from a plain green key frame (i.e. wierd details move within a sea of bright green) when you start a video. This sometimes fixes itself within a few seconds otherwise you need to restart the clip to make it right.

2) If you scroll YouTube while the clip is playing, sometimes all text disappears and the video window goes plain black. After you stop scrolling, after a few seconds all returns to normal again.

3) I get quite frequent crashes if I jump between several videos in quick succession while looking for something. I get the firefox crash with the error report screen.

Numbers 2 and 3 occur much more at times of slow connection. I have had literally hundreds of occurrences of number 3 between the two systems!

Does anyone have experience of this? The laptop was fine before Windows 7 and both systems are quite regular. It happens so much that can't be the only one! I wonder if it's a compatability issue between Windows 7 / Firefox / Flash Player / ATI driver combination....

(Fuck, I should have started downloading these before writing all that!)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2012, 19:24 MisterBenn
 
Hey Batman have you tried the Skyrim Creatures Alive mod? It's my new favourite... it keeps the wilderness spawns themed by region but it unlevels them. The most powerful spawns are very low probability but potentially you can meet them anywhere! I can fully attest that it removes the lack of fear you normally have while wondering and my new character has had to run for his life on a few occasions!

(By the way I realise this is the worst kind of addiction support but it's really worth trying!!!)
 
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News Comments > Vanguard Going Free-to-Play
12. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 23, 2012, 09:09 MisterBenn
 
Yeah I remember Vanguard from the Atari 2600. The music was from the Flash Gordon birdman attack!  
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News Comments > More Diablo III Class Skills
35. Re: More Diablo III Class Skills Mar 14, 2012, 21:34 MisterBenn
 
If they can just hold on until June 28th then it will be exactly 4 years that the game has been reported as on its way! I looked up the Blue's Archives here for the announcement... my eye was drawn to a couple of posts by people who are still posting nowadays... check out these 2008 reactions!

Ant: "Diablo is going to make me addicted again. :/ Myth has a big competitor now."

Cutter: "Ahahaha, sup gaming bitches? I called it! Fucking knew this was in the works for a while now. Anyway, colour me in. I'm gonna' hit this shit like Ike hit Tina!"

nin: "Somewhere, right now, Bill Roper is crying, wishing he'd never left Blizz."

Wildone: "Meh. next"

xXBatmanXx: "Watched the vids - doesn't really appear to be "more of the same". New characters, monsters are way better, gameplay although clickfest demon fighting, looks a lot better."

Beamer: "I don't trust Diablo 3 entirely because the team that made Diablo Diablo is gone. This is a sequel in name only."

... those were the days!
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Mar 11, 2012, 23:36 MisterBenn
 
Imagine that terrible feeling of remorse, seeing that a stranger had blown your wad and left you completely dry.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 11, 2012, 23:27 MisterBenn
 
Oh dear, reading this makes me want to make a shameful confession. My name is MisterBenn, and my yet to play list contains zero games!!! I play entirely too many games but I haven't got that kind of giant backlog like you lot. Is that all down to Steam sales? You guys certainly do seem to foam at the mouth when it's the season!

What I do have, however, is a list of "games that I played some of and then parked to go back to". Do those count? If so I have SpaceChem, Orcs Must Die and Kerbal Space Program waiting to be played to exhaustion.

Oh and Mashiki, FWIW I thought Civ 5 was a disappointment. It improved on Civ 4 in terms of accessibility, speed and aesthetics, but in the streamlining they threw out some of the richness and flavour of the prequels. Where previously the game mechanics were more organic and based on the real world, those in Civ 5 seemed more arbitrary and self-fulfilling, which gave the game more of a board game feel than a world simulator. It's a case of taste of course but the game has been controversial for this so even at a low price I would make sure I've done some research. By coincidence I admitted to myself that I won't go back to Civ 5 and I started a new game with Civ 4...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: This is rich... Mar 8, 2012, 20:15 MisterBenn
 
I really liked that animated gif video, particularly the bit about Cinemagraphs, I didn't know they existed! Oh, and it's definitely pronounced "Gif", not "Jif"!!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2012, 20:52 MisterBenn
 
It was too wet to play golf in SE England! I don't mind wet golf but I draw the line at "hacking it down before you start"...  
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