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Out of the Blue

Time, as they say, marches on, so I shouldn't be so surprised that today marks another year since the launch of this domain, as it was on this day in 1996 that this site moved to bluesnews.com. That's right, 16 years, which I think is probably like 100 in internet years. Thanks to all of you for your support all this time.

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32. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 18:27 Creston
 
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 18:11:

POOASS, as in "POOASS OUT!"

Oh yeah, POOASS. Not POOHEAD. HAI GUYZ POOASS HERE! He was funny.


I wonder what happened to him and his wife.

Yeah me too...

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31. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 18:11 nin
 
Creston wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 17:44:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 13:29:
Here is to another 16 years! Don't change anything!

Drummer

Edit: This prompted me to go look at the first topic I posted in, back in 2004 (after lurking on the site for years). Interesting to see some of the same names still being prominent in the discussions.

We've lost some cool people too, though. I've always missed Zathrus.

And who doesn't want POOHEAD back?

Creston


POOASS, as in "POOASS OUT!"


I've always missed Zathrus

I wonder what happened to him and his wife.

 
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30. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 17:49 Armengar
 
Warspite too. Didn't he have a job fixing poo lakes (sanitation stuff)?  
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 17:44 Creston
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 13:29:
Here is to another 16 years! Don't change anything!

Drummer

Edit: This prompted me to go look at the first topic I posted in, back in 2004 (after lurking on the site for years). Interesting to see some of the same names still being prominent in the discussions.

We've lost some cool people too, though. I've always missed Zathrus.

And who doesn't want POOHEAD back?

Creston
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 17:37 flechett3
 
Started reading back when it was Blue's Quake Rag. Been a daily visitor for I guess 16 years now! Thanks so much, Blue!  
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 17:17 Dades
 
Thanks for running such a great PC focused site Blue.


- DADES - This is a signature of my name, enjoy!
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 17:13 Cutter
 
It's been good times...damn good times.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 16:40 Hoop
 
Today marks another year for me as well only it's the 10th here.  
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24. Re: Sixteen Oct 9, 2012, 16:33 Cynips
 
Happy to see you're still going strong Blue! Congrats to yet another anniversary!  
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 16:28 Dan =0)
 
Happy birthday, Blue('s News)! And thank you for the great site!

Been reading since about 1998...
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 15:41 Armengar
 
16 years wow. I think I started reading about 2001 ish and created an account a year later  
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 15:38 Acleacius
 
Wow, just amazing, thanks so much for the wonderful 16 years of gaming news excellence, Blue! Salute Party  
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 15:13 Verno
 
Bhruic wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 14:31:
In fact, that really sums up the movie for me. Stupid characters. How that many stupid people managed to be selected for a $1 trillion project is mind boggling. Right from the moment the first idiot took off his helmet because the air was breathable, completely overlooking the possibility of pathogens/toxins/etc, I couldn't really understand how they could be so stupid. Meh, it's making me annoyed again just thinking of it!

Agreed completely, characterization was wildly inconsistent. It was bizarre how some characters actions would directly contradict their supposed expertise. They even went against what little character development was established, sometimes only a scene or two apart. I was really happy when the Honest Trailer called them out on the geologist with mapping tools, GPS and his little robots somehow getting lost.

Anyways damned shame, this might be one of Ridley Scott's last movies and that movie could have been a classic with a better script, all of the other pieces were there. A good story told poorly.
 
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19. Re: Sixteen Oct 9, 2012, 14:37 rist3903
 

Kudos on another anniversary, Blue. Don't think I have said it before, but thanks ever so much for the retro colors option.

Oh, and all the content and whatnot.

 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 14:31 Bhruic
 
Verno wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 12:21:
The worst part is that the questions/answers aren't even particularly interesting in Prometheus. The plot just suffers from continuity and characterization problems. They didn't really seem to know how to handle such a large cast either, easily 3-4 of the characters could have been entirely removed without much effect. It tweaks my film OCD when they were so close to great but fucked up such obvious stuff.

Well, yes, that too. There were so many immersion breaking moments that I got mad by the end of the movie. In Alien, I was rooting for Ripley. In Aliens, I was rooting for Ripley. In Prometheus, I was rooting for the Engineer. The woman was so stupid that I was actively hoping for her to get killed. The only truly interesting character, amusingly enough, was the one character (from the Prometheus) who wasn't actually a human.

In fact, that really sums up the movie for me. Stupid characters. How that many stupid people managed to be selected for a $1 trillion project is mind boggling. Right from the moment the first idiot took off his helmet because the air was breathable, completely overlooking the possibility of pathogens/toxins/etc, I couldn't really understand how they could be so stupid. Meh, it's making me annoyed again just thinking of it!
 
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17. Re: Sixteen Oct 9, 2012, 13:47 Killer Kane
 
Hope you have a big lavish party, and get a Red Corvette!
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 13:29 Mr. Tact
 
Here is to another 16 years! Don't change anything!

Drummer

Edit: This prompted me to go look at the first topic I posted in, back in 2004 (after lurking on the site for years). Interesting to see some of the same names still being prominent in the discussions.

This comment was edited on Oct 9, 2012, 13:44.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 13:20 Agent.X7
 
Wow, 16 years. I don't think I started reading until 98, but, still. Wow. Congrats, man!

In other news: Halliburton, can they BE more evil?
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 13:18 Shok
 
Grats Blue and thanks for all the updates!  
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 12:21 Verno
 
Bhruic wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 11:04:
Verno wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 10:26:
Honest Trailers: Prometheus is their most spot on critique yet. That movie had so much promise and was completely bungled by horrible writing (Damon Lindelhof of Lost, figures!).

Damn straight. When is that idiot going to learn that raising all sorts of interesting questions in a tv show/movie is only fun if you actually fucking answer some?

The worst part is that the questions/answers aren't even particularly interesting in Prometheus. The plot just suffers from continuity and characterization problems. They didn't really seem to know how to handle such a large cast either, easily 3-4 of the characters could have been entirely removed without much effect. It tweaks my film OCD when they were so close to great but fucked up such obvious stuff.
 
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