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Nicholas
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Wazootyman
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Blue's News "subscriber" for ~5 years...
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August 20, 2002
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Re: What gives
Oct 16, 2002, 16:10
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Re: What gives Oct 16, 2002, 16:10
Oct 16, 2002, 16:10
 
Gameplay over graphics...
I really like the original close combat games. If GI Combat is at least as good as those, I'll probably pick it up.

As for "stunning 3d details"... well, yea. Next to the latest (or even really old) shooters it looks pretty poor. But again, the emphasis is on ultrarealistic WWII combat, not pretty visuals...

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Airplanes
Oct 6, 2002, 02:05
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Airplanes Oct 6, 2002, 02:05
Oct 6, 2002, 02:05
 
Has anyone gone farther than 106.1771?
Here is that config-
Angle: -13, Power: 100, Wings: 8.


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Re: Re:
Sep 29, 2002, 20:35
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Re: Re: Sep 29, 2002, 20:35
Sep 29, 2002, 20:35
 
I think we all feel like that sometimes, Tragic. I mean, I sure wish I had a "moon lazer" too.


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Hrm...
Sep 29, 2002, 13:30
2.
Hrm... Sep 29, 2002, 13:30
Sep 29, 2002, 13:30
 
You can download it... but how do you get your login/password...?

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!
Sep 25, 2002, 01:07
2.
! Sep 25, 2002, 01:07
Sep 25, 2002, 01:07
 
PS2 Sims delayed?!?!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Rrr... ahem.
Further cricket sounds.

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Hrm
Sep 25, 2002, 01:01
1.
Hrm Sep 25, 2002, 01:01
Sep 25, 2002, 01:01
 
I hope this is as good as/better than the Close Combat Series. Those games were pretty nice in my opinion...

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Careful...
Sep 24, 2002, 20:57
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Careful... Sep 24, 2002, 20:57
Sep 24, 2002, 20:57
 
I played the demo and the game seemed really nice. I liked the atmosphere, graphics, controls and gameplay, but there is one major thing holding me back (at least untill more reviews come out)... there are NO conversation options (?!?)... Bizzare but true. No conversation trees, no different alignment choices, no nothing. In just the demo I found myself thinking "Don't say that!... Arg... Idiot!" at some of the scripted conversations...
So... my advice? Be careful! Wait for a reputable review and see how big of a factor this is before you buy!

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Zen...
Sep 23, 2002, 18:39
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Zen... Sep 23, 2002, 18:39
Sep 23, 2002, 18:39
 
Gah! I hated Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance! I'm not one of those people who hates reading... but I couldn't stand that book.

Especially the author's whole discussion of "quality". That is a prime example of philosophy by definition. Define a word in a different way, and then proceed to have a lengthly discussion on the ramifications of your new definition... Bah! No one uses that word that way! No one thinks of it that way either! Grrr... just thinking about it makes me regret having wasted those hours of my life.

The one thing I liked in that book was his story about climbing ON the mountain (as opposed to climbing UP the mountain)... but all his other points were either useless or just pain bad (and badly argued)!

I hope Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance isn't your favorite book and you take offence at this post... It's just my opinion, and I felt an irrepressable urge to express it on seeing the title of that book in this thread.

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Woohoo!
Sep 23, 2002, 18:09
2.
Woohoo! Sep 23, 2002, 18:09
Sep 23, 2002, 18:09
 
3DMark score went up 2 points! =D
lol jk... They probably offer a better increase than the recent Detonator drivers have for my poor ol' GeForce2 on ME...

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Problem
Sep 6, 2002, 16:36
6.
Problem Sep 6, 2002, 16:36
Sep 6, 2002, 16:36
 
The single player is really fun, but whenever I try to join a multiplayer game from Gamespy Arcade it boots the game and takes me to the main menu and... nothing.

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Punk Kittens
Sep 4, 2002, 13:07
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Punk Kittens Sep 4, 2002, 13:07
Sep 4, 2002, 13:07
 
I don't really like the song in the Punk Kittens link, but I've seen the real video and it's actually pretty cool! It's all done in Legos and some of it is pretty amazing (though I think they cheated on one or two scenes). If you just can't stand the music, just mute it and watch the video!
http://search.launch.yahoo.com/search/lsearch/all?p=fell+in+love+with+a+girl
Under "video" select, "fell in love with a girl".

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Is this...
Sep 1, 2002, 11:45
2.
Is this... Sep 1, 2002, 11:45
Sep 1, 2002, 11:45
 
Is this the one that was made by the people who made Close Combat? I heard they were working on something like this, independantly.

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Rrrm
Aug 27, 2002, 02:14
2.
Rrrm Aug 27, 2002, 02:14
Aug 27, 2002, 02:14
 
And also- for the Atari Adventure, how and where do I use keys? What is that horseshoe thing? Are there any controls other than move and drop? Is there any way to kill those duck things? I guess I'm just a nooB, the first console I owned was a Nintendo.

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Blue...
Aug 27, 2002, 02:11
1.
Blue... Aug 27, 2002, 02:11
Aug 27, 2002, 02:11
 
I recall recently that someone posted in an OOTB thread that Blue's News was going downhill. The reasons he listed were later initial updates and off-topic OOTBs. Following his post you suddenly began updating MUCH earlier and now give us this explanation for the OOTBs...

I sincerely hope that that post did not influence you into doing these things. His opinion is NOT representative of the whole. I don't like to think that you are inconveniencing yourself with these early updates or that you feel the need to explain yourself in this OOTB. A 9AM update is hardly "late", and it's not as if the majority of your readers get up that early. Even if they did, they can wait an hour or so for news. To claim Blue's News is headed "downhill" because it is not updated before 8 is ridiculous. What matters is simply the quality of the news, and with that I can find no fault.

Of course, I could have your motivations totally wrong, in which case I am glad. Don't let that kind of thing get to you. You can never please all of the people all of the time, so don't tire yourself out trying.

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Re: Quick observation
Aug 20, 2002, 17:22
68.
Re: Quick observation Aug 20, 2002, 17:22
Aug 20, 2002, 17:22
 
I believe #65 was utilizing a hyperbole to make his point.

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Re: Anon posting
Aug 20, 2002, 15:14
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Re: Anon posting Aug 20, 2002, 15:14
Aug 20, 2002, 15:14
 
I would argue that many communities that have no forms of segregation and no clubs or cliques exist in such a state simply by virtue of their small size. I believe that larger human societies naturally "segregate" themselves by means of organizations and social groupings. Though an "all-accepting" board would definitely be ideal, I don't believe it is feasible with such a large group of people.

As for establishing a psychological attachment to the site purely through social camaraderie... well I suppose it is possible, but even that takes time. Newcomers, if required to register for membership before being allowed to even intermingle with the rest of the community, may be reluctant to establish the connection in the first place, which was my initial point.

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Anon posting
Aug 20, 2002, 14:40
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Anon posting Aug 20, 2002, 14:40
Aug 20, 2002, 14:40
 
I think the real difference in allowing/disallowing anon posting is one of atmosphere. When anonymous users are allowed to post, the board has the feel of a public forum. When they are banned, it has a feel closer to that of a club. Granted, the club is hardly exclusive, but still, the overall atmosphere is different.
Over the years I have read Blue's News, I have become more comfortable with the idea of directly associating myself with the site. Now that I am required to, I have registered. However, those that are unfamiliar with the site or don't feel that they are a part of the community will hesitate to take the somewhat symbolic step of attaching themselves, in a semi-permanent way, to Blue's.
When you are not a member, the only association you have with the site is when you log in. On registering, a connection has been established. Even when you are not on the site, there is a server, somewhere, with your nickname and email address. Psychologically, I believe that this is a lot more important than it appears to be on the surface.

This is not an argument for or against anon posting. It is just on observation.

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