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Nickname Ant
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Description I am just a blue ant =).
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Signed On Jan 12, 2000, 03:53
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
29. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 8, 2018, 01:18 Ant
 
Creston wrote on Oct 6, 2018, 12:52:
Mass file deletion... You guys truly don't do a fucking shit's worth of testing, do you, MS?
They fired their QA years ago. Many companies care not for QA these days too.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 4, 2018, 12:18 Ant
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 4, 2018, 08:34:
I kind of disagree. Coverage of this has been on literally every news site, including Blues. You couldn't open a web browsing tab in most browsers without seeing mention of it.

You'd have to have walled yourself off entirely, not just from partisan news, but from any news.
I live on the Internet daily, and saw nothing about it. I did see it on /., BN, yesterday afternoon, etc. AFTER the incident. I don't go to them all day. Just once a day. My contacts, even family and friends, never talked about it too.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 3, 2018, 23:02 Ant
 
Creston wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 20:23:
So a colleague and I are in a restaurant having lunch, and the alert comes in, like 30 phones start buzzing, and people are just going "OH MY GAWD IS THERE A TORNADAW??!! WE GOTTA HIIIIIDE!!" (it's fucking 80 degrees and sunny outside. Yeah, it's a tornado. Rolleyes )

And I go "No, it's the test of the presidential alert system. No need to freak out, everybody. Just a test."

And the amount of people that looked at me like "What on earth are you talking about..." was just unbelievable. One lady even flat-out asked me what I was referring to. For fuck's sake, don't you people pay ANY attention to ANYTHING outside your fucking Facebook echo chambers?!
Not everyone reads and watches the general news. I sure don't. I don't even read BN daily like I used to. I did have to look it up to see why I got this alert.
 
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News Comments > GOG.Com 10th Anniversary Giveaway Selection
4. Re: GOG.Com 10th Anniversary Giveaway Selection Oct 1, 2018, 22:35 Ant
 
I couldn't decide between Shadow Warrior 2 (SW2) and Superhot games. I enjoyed the original SW1 for DOS back in those days. Superhot looks cool, but it is more of a puzzle game? I also noticed you can change your vote in the poll.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
28. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 30, 2018, 21:57 Ant
 
MrBone wrote on Sep 26, 2018, 07:53:
Please stick to games, Blue. This brings out the worst trolls and divides the community here.
Even gaming news have trolls and divides!
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Ticket Includes Blizzcon WoW Classic Demo
9. Re: BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Ticket Includes Blizzcon WoW Classic Demo Sep 27, 2018, 15:56 Ant
 
Xero wrote on Sep 27, 2018, 14:12:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 27, 2018, 12:59:
I'm guessing a demo for the soon to be released of "Vanilla" version or as they are apparently calling it, Classic WoW -- ie.. WoW before all the expansions.

That's hilarious since the last time I played WoW was during vanilla. I still own the original collector's edition of WoW but never went beyond that. So to me it would be just like I remembered
Same here. I never saw the changes from Burning Crusade or whatever expansion. I still need to see both. One day and when I have time if ever. I ain't paying to sight seeing too.
 
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News Comments > U.S. Video Game Spending Up 40%
4. Re: U.S. Video Game Spending Up 40% Aug 29, 2018, 21:27 Ant
 
It wasn't from me since I haven't been videogaming a lot on my ancient electronics. When I do game, it is usually IRC based games, decade old PC games (e.g., Oblivion -- need to resume it since I haven't played it since 3/4/2018). I used to be a hardcore video gamer when I was younger though.  
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News Comments > Riot Commits to Change
20. Re: Riot Commits to Change Aug 29, 2018, 20:44 Ant
 
It's a good thing I didn't get hired since I applied and got interviewed last year. I wouldn't want to work there even though I am still unemployed.  
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News Comments > Battle for Azeroth Sales Wow WoW
27. Re: Battle for Azeroth Sales Wow WoW Aug 26, 2018, 18:29 Ant
 
I haven't WoW since before Burning Crusade expansion came out. I still want to go back to see the changes in the later expansion when lots of areas got changed.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2018, 18:15 Ant
 
Blue wrote on Aug 26, 2018, 15:28:
Okay, after a little sorting, I can say that root@bluesnews.com is now the actual best place to send problem reports, just like that official-looking error message says.

Thanks very much for wanting to help.
What's the password, Blue? [grin]
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
48. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 26, 2018, 18:14 Ant
 
Yeah, unban me from Facebook and its Instagram!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2018, 01:56 Ant
 
MS' (and many other companies') QA are going downhill for everything. I hope you guys are making backups often too just in case! I'll hold onto reliable 64-bit W7 as long as I can like I did 32-bit Windows XP Pro SP3.

This comment was edited on Aug 20, 2018, 02:17.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer
41. Re: DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer Aug 13, 2018, 00:40 Ant
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 22:10:
Ant wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 21:29:
Icewind wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 12:24:
I'd like the old style DOOM too, as most people here keep saying, but you can modernize old DOOM a bit by grabbing the Doomsday engine and applying all the texture packs and 3D monster/item models. It won't look as nice as this, but it's as close as you're going to get. Unless you liked DOOM 3's engine/physics and download the classic level mods for that (Which aren't as good)
Ha. I still remember when old DOOMers were complaining about DOOM 3 like the darkness, no flashlights, etc. I still enjoyed DOOM 3 (still have its retail box) even though it wasn't good as original DOOM.

I liked Doom 3, but it's not Doom. I have a friend who actually doesn't like Doom 2016 because he wanted it to be like Doom 3.
Haha. What did he think of original DOOM then?
 
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News Comments > PC Let It Die this Fall
1. Re: PC Let It Die this Fall Aug 12, 2018, 13:16 Ant
 
That title confused me. PCs will never die!  
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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer
38. Re: DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer Aug 11, 2018, 21:32 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 05:07:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 02:31:
Wish they would put more effort into the music, just a constant rumble sound isn't a good soundtrack.

I guess id can't afford Trent Reznor any longer.
I remember his music in Quake 1. I wasn't crazy about its soundtracks though. I prefer classic DOOM's MIDI soundtracks even if they were in crappy FM MIDI.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer
37. Re: DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer Aug 11, 2018, 21:30 Ant
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 07:14:
shiho wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 02:53:
I grew up on Doom and I don't understand how anyone can call these games "Doom". The only thing they have in common with Doom is that they're first-person shooters, where the weapons and enemies visually superficially resemble their former selves.

Level design is abysmal, the Serious Sam-inspired "spawn arena" mechanics aren't Doom at all, movement is slow and laggy, weapons lack the oomph, the cutscene kill system is retarded, and the music, which used to be expressive and melodic, is now just sandpaper being rubbed against a microphone.

Do you REMEMBER Doom, folks? This ain't no fuckin' Doom. It's a mediocre satire of Doom, made by a bunch of retarded monkeys.
I understand the rant and sympathize with it, but as others said, 1993 was a long time ago. Pretty memorable game.
Remember Doom III (and how it was compared to the first game) and its mechanical dog in the bathroom? Pretty memorable game.
I can hardly remember anything really memorable about the new DOOM... call the police. Policeman Policeman
I miss the old days.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer
36. Re: DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer Aug 11, 2018, 21:29 Ant
 
Icewind wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 12:24:
I'd like the old style DOOM too, as most people here keep saying, but you can modernize old DOOM a bit by grabbing the Doomsday engine and applying all the texture packs and 3D monster/item models. It won't look as nice as this, but it's as close as you're going to get. Unless you liked DOOM 3's engine/physics and download the classic level mods for that (Which aren't as good)
Ha. I still remember when old DOOMers were complaining about DOOM 3 like the darkness, no flashlights, etc. I still enjoyed DOOM 3 (still have its retail box) even though it wasn't good as original DOOM.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Goes Free-to-Play
23. Re: Quake Champions Goes Free-to-Play Aug 11, 2018, 21:26 Ant
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 18:11:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 13:19:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 13:10:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 13:02:
Simon Says wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 00:52:
Too bad I'm too old now to be competitive... I used to love dominating Q3A and UT using brains and lightning quick reflexes. Map control,
sound awareness, item spawn awareness, baiting with controlled items/map sections, optimizing roaming patterns etc.

Unless they got some bots fun going in the retail build, I think I'll pass. But HAVE FUN KIDS! This is a great game for 35s and younger.
I hope you mean too old as in not enough time.
Or are you like 70?
Should be no problem getting back into it and start owning again. Just need some training, as in playing 6h+ a day.
Poes Law right?
I don't think any amount of training can return the quick twitch (non carpal tunnel damaged) nerves and skills that we had in our 20's.

Because there is not one person in this photo of a recent tournament who is a day over 27.

Yeah right.
I am 41 myself and I can own 20 year olds, if I commit to it like a 20 year old who has a lot of time.
I tested it last year with CSGO for a few months. It all came back to me. The problem is most old people simply dont have enough time. They have a full time job, family and other responsibilities, or even hobbies.
I never believed this "youre to old for this and that", because most of the time its simply not true. If you believe it, its true, because you make yourself fail with a pessimistic view like that.

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All this.
But 32 here.
Who is the oldest in here? I'm old as Blue!
 
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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer
9. Re: DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer Aug 11, 2018, 03:16 Ant
 
shiho wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 02:53:
I grew up on Doom and I don't understand how anyone can call these games "Doom". The only thing they have in common with Doom is that they're first-person shooters, where the weapons and enemies visually superficially resemble their former selves.

Level design is abysmal, the Serious Sam-inspired "spawn arena" mechanics aren't Doom at all, movement is slow and laggy, weapons lack the oomph, the cutscene kill system is retarded, and the music, which used to be expressive and melodic, is now just sandpaper being rubbed against a microphone.

Do you REMEMBER Doom, folks? This ain't no fuckin' Doom. It's a mediocre satire of Doom, made by a bunch of retarded monkeys.
Eh, it's for the newer generation. To me, it looks decent. Now, I would love someone to recreate the original classic DOOM for this engine!
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Goes Free-to-Play
2. Re: Quake Champions Goes Free-to-Play Aug 11, 2018, 01:58 Ant
 
Eh. I'd rather stick with original Quake games. I still need to unlock the original CD game I got for 99 cents from a local estate sale.  
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