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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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52. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2012, 13:55 Mr. Tact
 
Verno wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 12:26:
My girlfriend went on a real "this is why I dont like scifi..." style rant at the end too and for once I couldn't blame her.
A common problem is some people can't suspend their disbelief for a sci-fi film. That said, in sci-fi or anything else, stupid is stupid and it is inexcusable. Horror films seem particularly susceptible.

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51. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2012, 12:26 Verno
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 12:25:
I finally got to watch Prometheus last night. It was enjoyable while I was watching it, but when I started to think about it afterwards, some things really bugged me.


I wish I could have had that reaction, the stuff happening on screen was just frustrating from about the 35 minute point onward right up to the end for me. My girlfriend went on a real "this is why I dont like scifi..." style rant at the end too and for once I couldn't blame her.

Alien wasn't perfect and in many ways it was a product of its time but its incredible that nothing really comes close after 30 years of cinema.
 
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50. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2012, 12:25 Agent.X7
 
I finally got to watch Prometheus last night. It was enjoyable while I was watching it, but when I started to think about it afterwards, some things really bugged me.

 
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49. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2012, 10:52 Ant
 
Verno wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 09:54:
Ant wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 08:29:
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 21:15:
The cool part is the site has it's own entry in wikipedia!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_News

Uh, that's a music magazine! Do you see music stuff on here?

Sometimes I wonder if you're a perl script or something.
I'm a bot.
 
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48. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2012, 09:54 Verno
 
Ant wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 08:29:
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 21:15:
The cool part is the site has it's own entry in wikipedia!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_News

Uh, that's a music magazine! Do you see music stuff on here?

Sometimes I wonder if you're a perl script or something.
 
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47. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2012, 08:52 nin
 
Ant wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 08:29:
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 21:15:
The cool part is the site has it's own entry in wikipedia!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_News

Uh, that's a music magazine! Do you see music stuff on here?


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46. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2012, 08:29 Ant
 
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 21:15:
The cool part is the site has it's own entry in wikipedia!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_News

Uh, that's a music magazine! Do you see music stuff on here?
 
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45. Two more years! Oct 10, 2012, 08:27 Ant
 
Two more years, bluesnews.com will be legal! >:)  
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44. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 23:28 nin
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 23:10:
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

Lots of good peeps are gone, Sixis, Bronco, Warhawk, etc.


I actually found a sixis in some other game awhile back (can't remember which it was - might have been TOR), but when I asked if the person was from Blue's, they said no...


 
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43. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 23:10 Cutter
 
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

Lots of good peeps are gone, Sixis, Bronco, Warhawk, etc.
 
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42. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 21:41 nin
 

Hey, I worked a good 2-3 seconds at that joke!

 
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41. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 21:26 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 21:15:
The cool part is the site has it's own entry in wikipedia!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_News :)

Wrong Blues Guitarist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue's_News

repository of why it's deleted...
 
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40. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 21:15 nin
 
The cool part is the site has it's own entry in wikipedia!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_News

 
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39. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 20:56 Sepharo
 
Congrats on 16+ Blue.

9.5 since my reg date and probably 11 since I started reading. I was 16 when I started posting here (and that picture was taken when I was 18 )

We need a "reliable source" to write a damn retrospective on the site so you can get a Wikipedia page again. "Not notable" ... PSH! Unfortunately, I don't think the appropriate industry to do so, the gaming media, is in the habit of extolling their competitors.
 
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38. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 20:04 Earlyworm
 
Thanks for the site Blue, I have been a regular reader since some time before you moved to this domain. I think I remember reading Quake development news, where John Carmack was describing how they were building c.a. 200 polygon character models. Since Quake launched in June 1996 then it must have been long before that.  
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37. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 19:44 Bet
 
Thanks for the news, Blue.  
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36. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 19:34 nin
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 19:25:

Wow, the woman who almost killed herself drinking a liquid nitrogen cocktail was only 2 when you started the site.


OK, you just made me laugh about the woman! BAD!

My first thought on reading that article is why it didn't burn her esophagus on the way down...

edit: Think I started reading sometime in 97...I remember Q2 test Quake 2 "demo" (according to the October 8th post) was released, and reading about it here (and it was a BIG FUCKING DEAL )

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35. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 19:25 jdreyer
 
edaciousx wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 10:37:
I think I started reading this page in 1998... I was 12 at the time. holy moly.

Same with me. '98. Damn, that's a long time.
 
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34. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 19:11 jdreyer
 
Wow, the woman who almost killed herself drinking a liquid nitrogen cocktail was only 2 when you started the site.  
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33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 19:04 beaves
 
Thanks Blue for the great site. You are my favorite.  
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