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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com/
Signed On Oct 30, 1999, 19:41
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News Comments > From Dusk Till Dawn Updated Demo
2. Re: Dusk Till Dawn Directors Aug 17, 2001, 14:40  Frans 
 
The IMDB lists only Rodriguez as director (Tarantino has writing credits), so that's what I went by.
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0116367

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News Comments > Interview With A Vampire Maker, Part 2
2. Re: First misspelled word! Aug 17, 2001, 13:34  Frans 
 
I know, I know. Continu'e'ing is my weak spot and has slipped through the cracks before when you weren't looking though. But I recently swept through the news database fixing it even in a few stories of last year.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
91. Re: farewell loon Aug 16, 2001, 18:34  Frans 
 
Will miss the only man to ask me if my nick is an item or an actuall name...

Actually, if memory serves, I asked that, and I'm still here.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
80. Re: Well... Aug 16, 2001, 00:47  Frans 
 
#33, Ray,
1. Bye Jason. I am sad to see you go and wish the best of luck to you.
Ditto. Besides a great colleague and sparring partner on the daily news, Jason is also a good friend. I miss him already.
2. What all led up to this? You would think that Jason would still stick around in some shape or form...
The UGO cutbacks in January, and the difficulties in securing other sources of revenue since then. Jason already stuck around for seven months, and could no longer afford to continue that. That's basically in Steve's story.
3. How many times do I have to ask-BEG-for an opportunity to support Blue's News? Again, I *want* to give you money.
We are working on ways to accommodate something like that, but they'll be announced by Steve once the time is there.
4. What are the current plans? New editor(s)? Less updates? Major/minor changes?
As few changes as possible, news coverage as before. Although the daily Consolation round-up (which Jason compiled) will likely suffer.
6. How far...close are we to a dead Blue's News site?
Not even close.

Thanks to everyone for their support and feedback.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
79. Re: But I Bought the Shirts Aug 16, 2001, 00:27  Frans 
 
Hey, is loonyboi taking his 'pile-o-stuff' with him or did I just miss the announcement of the winner?

Possibly The winners were announced here:
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=27180

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News Comments > Red Faction Multiplayer Test
3. Re: OMG :( Aug 15, 2001, 19:38  Frans 
 
Sorry guys, but our server allows only 80 ftp users. We'd love to run a big beefy server network, but our resources and bandwidth just don't allow that.

Two new mirrors have just been added though, and more will follow.

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News Comments > Local Red Faction Demo
11. Re: Thanks, Blue Aug 10, 2001, 23:28  Frans 
 
Heh, thanks.

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News Comments > Red Faction Demo
56. Re: RedFaction demo (PC) - mirror sites? Aug 10, 2001, 16:21  Frans 
 
#52, The demo was meant for cover distribution on European magazines, eg. PC Gamer UK's current (September) issue says they'll have it on the next one.

It got released through the UK office of publisher THQ, and they most likely didn't intend the file to be released on the 'net, but these things always happen sooner or later. In this case, it was sooner. I've downloaded stuff from this same Polish site before and that went fine, but obviously they weren't prepared for this level of demand. So it's hard to blame any specific party there, but with a little restraint (like 30-40 mins) in posting the news story, US mirrors would have been online in the morning.

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News Comments > Red Faction Demo
48. Re: RedFaction demo (PC) - mirror sites? Aug 10, 2001, 15:27  Frans 
 
#45, Please don't post trolls like that, GameSpot doesn't work that way. I know who's in charge of their downloads, and it's not you.

I can assure everyone that every major download site (FilePlanet, 3DFiles, 3DGamers, 3DDownloads, you name it) is doing their best to post mirrors, but none have as yet been able to obtain a complete copy of the file, because the Polish site was slashdotted too soon by another news site. If you want to blame anyone for this mess, blame Apache.

I have 80 percent of the file myself, but unfortunately the last 20 proves to be tough to come by. Nonetheless, the story will be updated with mirrors once there are any.

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News Comments > Dungeon Siege Movie
2. Re: F*ck, I Hates FilePlanet Aug 4, 2001, 20:22  Frans 
 
Without going into too much detail on your... err... rant Blizzard is not the best example to the point you're making, as it lists several mirrors for their patches besides FP, including their own ftp server.

However, it does indeed happen more and more that companies host their official demos and patches on FP. Most recently 3D Realms made that switch away from their own ftp server (although they haven't shut it down yet, they're just not linking to it from their website anymore). There are plenty of other examples too.

Anyway, I just posted the recent three Dungeon Siege movies on my other site, just in case it's useful to anyone.
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/dungeonsiege/

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News Comments > Mac FAKK2 Patch
2. Re: HMMM Aug 4, 2001, 11:06  Frans 
 
The "how" part is mentioned in the story: we saw it on Stomped, Stomped got it from FAKKYou.com. Duh

As for the patch being old, well, we didn't know, but the v1.02b patch was the last one we reported on November 9, and on a server that has since disappeared, so this 1.02c patch was new(s) to us.
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=19456


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News Comments > Fruit of the loon
25. Re: Toyota Aug 3, 2001, 22:30  Frans 
 
And what does Fotl stand for!

That's short for Fruit of the loon, obviously.

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News Comments > Quake III Arena Linux v.29h Beta
2. Re: linux quake patch Aug 3, 2001, 10:34  Frans 
 
What do you mean... "locked"? Are you sure you're not simply experiencing a full ftp server? Which link on the file page are you referring to? Details, man, details.

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News Comments > Project Eden Preview
2. Re: Half-life Aug 3, 2001, 10:30  Frans 
 
From page 3: "Brilliant idea - until Half-Life crashed through the FPS roof and started spraying innovation from every angle."

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News Comments > BioWare Interview
3. Re: let me out!! Aug 3, 2001, 10:25  Frans 
 
you can't escape with the back button

Actually, that's caused by accidentally linking to the unframed version of the article - fixed now.

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News Comments > Parkan: Iron Strategy Movie
2. Re: hmmmm... Aug 2, 2001, 20:50  Frans 
 
I'm not sure which game has been in development longer, but we first covered Aquarius in February 2000 and Iron Strategy in August 1999, if that's any measure.

Nikita also released a non-playable demo around that time, and an updated version in March last year, which you can grab here for comparison to their new movie, if you like:
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/ironstrategy/

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News Comments > Jumpgate Q&A
3. Re: Netamin's? Aug 1, 2001, 19:03  Frans 
 
Oops, fixed. Thanks.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Pop-up Ad Aug 1, 2001, 18:53  Frans 
 
#6, you could set the Launch Links option (down the menu bar) so that links to other sites open up in a new window. Then you don't need to go Back every time and the ad won't reload.

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News Comments > Starfighter Preview
2. Re: Starfigher? Aug 1, 2001, 17:27  Frans 
 
Yes, there are two headlines in the news database, one shown on the frontpage (which can be longer), and the other in the Stories of Note and Popular Threads tables (which needs to be fairly short so it doesn't break the layout of those tables), and on the message board.

It doesn't imply either should contain a typo, though. Thanks.

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News Comments > Quake III Arena Mac Status
5. Re: Q3a Mac Status Jul 31, 2001, 18:05  Frans 
 
I get my post deleted because I give an opinion on Imus which wasn't even inflammitory
As far as I can tell, no post has been deleted by anyone in weeks. Also, deleted posts don't actually disappear but are replaced by a note that they're "removed".

Which thread was that, and are you sure you actually committed the post?

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