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Out of the Blue

Still processing the news of the closure of the UGO, GameSpy, and 1UP websites. As I commented to loonyboi about this, all those properties ending up in the same hands seemed to make some change in this regard inevitable, so it's not like this was completely unexpected, but having all three sites go in the same firing squad is still a little shocking. Best of luck to all of those looking for work as a result of this.

Shocking Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Koutack.
Links: Incredible Images of the Massive New Tunnels Hollowing New York City.
A Snowboard with a Heart of Glass.
Stories: Mark Hamill confirms he is in talks for new Star Wars movie.
New Mexico Seeks New Ways to Protect Homegrown Chile Peppers. Thanks Neutronbeam.
No furor over Adolf Hitler's name on Indian ballot.
Science: Mosquitoes ignore repellent Deet after first exposure. Thanks Slashdot.
Nebulas Are Even More Amazing in 3-D. Says Professor James Cameron.
NASA spots giant, fast-growing sunspot that could lead to big solar flares.
Media: First Person Mario: Endgame. Behind the Scenes.
Grand Theft Auto NPC Doesn't Lie.
Russian Sailors Rescue Dog Stranded on Ice Floe. #tearjerker.
Auction: Springsteen's 'Born To Run' house for sale in NJ.
The Funnies: Dilbert.
High-Functioning Cartoon - Savage Chickens.
The Video Game Entertainment Curve.
Brevity.
Follow-up: Meteor's Sonic Boom Breaks Windows During Karate Class.

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18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 14:18 Cutter
 
Cyril: Hey, will I get to learn Karate?

Archer: Karate? The Dane Cook of martial arts.

 
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James Woods: Oh that's fun. That sounds like you had a fun time. Where would I fit in with the fun time, huh? Where does James Woods fit into the fun?
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 14:18 Cutter
 
a daisy.

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James Woods: Oh that's fun. That sounds like you had a fun time. Where would I fit in with the fun time, huh? Where does James Woods fit into the fun?
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 14:18 Cutter
 
Whoops

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15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 13:52 Cutter
 
Blue, what's your take on the NYC tunnels and you should get some NM chile peppers.
 
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14. Re: Star Wars Feb 22, 2013, 13:30 nin
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 13:15:
Creston wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 11:08:
Am I the only one a little worried about these rumors that Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford are in talks to be in the next Star Wars movie? Mark will be 63 by the time the movie is out, and Harrison will be Seventy-Fucking-Two!

I'm not sure why you are worried. Look how well shoehorning characters from the original trilogy worked in the prequels.


Can't be worse than the prequels. Focusing on the kids while small parts for the parents? Fine with me, as long as it's more than a 2 second cameo (IE if the character is there, it needs to be more than window dressing or fan service).

As a fairly disappointed SW fan, pretty much every decision since selling the company sounds like an improvement. So much so that I'm finding it hard to keep my expectations in check.

And let's undo this whole "Chewbacca died" horseshit, please!

 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 13:25 Mr. Tact
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 11:50:
A damn shame B5 might never make it to Blu-Ray.
I loved B5, but the "special effects" would look even worse on Blu-ray.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 13:24 Mr. Tact
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 09:22:
/today is a good day, kinda. My final payment on my Jeep was made and I am free and clear on that - the downside is I just had a new furnace installed and now I have to pay for THAT....and I was thinking about surprising the wife with a NEW Jeep to replace her old one....it is never ending.
Ha! I just mailed my last car payment about two weeks ago. Did the furnace replacement thing 17 months ago. So, I'm with ya'.
 
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11. Re: Star Wars Feb 22, 2013, 13:15 AngelicPenguin
 
Creston wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 11:08:
Am I the only one a little worried about these rumors that Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford are in talks to be in the next Star Wars movie? Mark will be 63 by the time the movie is out, and Harrison will be Seventy-Fucking-Two!

I'm not sure why you are worried. Look how well shoehorning characters from the original trilogy worked in the prequels.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 11:50 NegaDeath
 
A damn shame B5 might never make it to Blu-Ray.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 11:09 Creston
 
Bhruic wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 11:08:
Just because we were talking about it a few days ago.

Today is the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Babylon 5.

Yep! Happy Bday, B5! And RIP Commander Jeffrey Sinclair, Citizen G-Kar, Doctor Stephen Franklin, Security Chief Zack Allen, and Zathras.

Creston

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8. Star Wars Feb 22, 2013, 11:08 Creston
 
Am I the only one a little worried about these rumors that Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford are in talks to be in the next Star Wars movie? Mark will be 63 by the time the movie is out, and Harrison will be Seventy-Fucking-Two!

I mean, Mark Hamill now looks like he walked straight off the set of the Walking Dead!

Do we really need a movie about them still? Especially if that is going to clash with the Expanded Universe?

Edit : Love this quote

"When I found out [while making the original trilogy] that ultimate good news/bad news joke – the good news is there's a real attractive, hot girl in the universe; the bad news is she's your sister – I thought, 'Well, I'm going to wind up like Sir Alec [Guinness]. I'm going to be a lonely old hermit living out in some kind of desert igloo with a couple of robots.'"

Rotfl

Creston

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7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 11:08 Bhruic
 
Just because we were talking about it a few days ago.

Today is the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Babylon 5.
 
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6. Lifelock Feb 22, 2013, 11:03 Creston
 
Blue,

I don't really care one way or the other, but you have a ton of Lifelock ads running. Not sure if you have a policy about ads from companies that have been found to be nothing but a scam.

Creston
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 09:42 Ahumado
 
Goodbye to crap. Who needs those sites? Standard, processed, bullshit, just like cheese in a single wrapper  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 09:35 avianflu
 
mosquitoes arent the only insect that repels from Deet so they need to broaden their approach a bit if they want answers to the how and why.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 09:31 nin
 
Russian Sailors Rescue Dog Stranded on Ice Floe

And then his ass was sniffed - The End!


Mark Hamill confirms he is in talks for new Star Wars movie.

Never thought I'd see this day.

 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 09:22 xXBatmanXx
 
Meteor's Sonic Boom Breaks Windows During Karate Class.

I love how the kids all run, and the 2 what I can only assume as teachers just stand there. hahahahah

/today is a good day, kinda. My final payment on my Jeep was made and I am free and clear on that - the downside is I just had a new furnace installed and now I have to pay for THAT....and I was thinking about surprising the wife with a NEW Jeep to replace her old one....it is never ending.

Those images from the tunnel under NY are creepy. From the artcile:
A project so big that it prompted—unfounded—fears of a major collapse of some old city buildings, like St. Patrick's Cathedral.

heh...only time will tell!

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Playing: New dad
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 09:22 Verno
 
I know some people were worried about the Gamespy backend server stuff since it supports a number of PC and console games, it turns it was sold to a different company last year. So this closure was just the website.

Thanks for sticking around Blue, I'm sure it isn't always easy This site is my reliable go-to for a variety of news, can't imagine logging on one day and it being gone.
 
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Watching: The Machine, After the Dark, Devils Due
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