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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Changes
8. Re: Overwatch Competitive Changes Aug 16, 2016, 10:39  Blue 
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 08:19:
theglaze wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 01:37:
Season 1 ends on the 18th...I've hit 55 three times but can't get 56...if I do it's the next tier and the reward equates to 40 match wins! Must....try........harder!!!!

I keep hanging at 62. There's a big diff between 59 and 62. No teamplay or voicechat at 59. OK teamplay and much voicechat at 62. I love that.

Considering Jeff says that rank 60 is top 6% (which just proves the math behind this system was done by monkeys), rank 62 sounds really damned impressive. Nice!

But seriously, a 1-100 ranking system where ~90% of the players fall between 40 and 60 doesn't make a ton of sense. Do they really feel we need a twice the range in *both* the top and bottom 5% than the middle 90%?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Aug 16, 2016, 10:32  Blue 
 
NKD wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 09:07:
I thought this guy was in his 90s back when I was a kid and I would see him in stuff. One of those forever-old people I guess.

I had a similar thought. Guess it's the Abe Vigoda syndrome.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2016, 14:10  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 14:02:
He's in shitty assed Tulsa, along with me! Well, the burbs...we're actually supposed t have a week of high 80s, low 90s, with the storm from the south coming up.

That was my first thought, but I saw the OK City forecast didn't seem to correlate with that. Anyway, it cooled off here, so that makes it:

Here: 93F (34C) - Humidity 52% - Heat Index 102F (39C)
Tulsa: 89F (32C) - Humidity 47% - Heat Index 92F (33C)

Yay, I'm winning!! No, wait...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2016, 13:50  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 12:42:
Oh no, 90 for the third consecutive day??!

*sees the temperature gauge break 90+ for like the 100th straight day.*



Cool story bro. Guess I'mm called out for complaining for no reason. BTW, where are you? Isn't it Europe? The Netherlands? I can't keep anything straight.

Anyway, the only place I can find on NOAA worse than here is Washington DC. Here's a sampling of the US weather right now:

Here: 94F - Humidity 52% - Heat Index 104F (40C)

Death Valley, CA: 103F - Humidity 7% - Heat Index 97F (36C)
Phoenix, AZ: 97F - Humidity 33% - Heat Index 99F (37C)
Las Vegas, NV: 97F - Humidity 11% - Heat Index 92F (33C)
Atlanta, GA: 86F - Humidity 57% - Heat Index 90F (32C)
Los Angeles, CA: 77F - Humidity 64% - Heat Index 79F (26C)
Miami, FL: 88F - Humidity 66% - Heat Index 98F (37C)
Oklahoma City, OK: 86F - Humidity 49% - Heat Index 88F (31C)
San Antonio, TX: 76F - Humidity 91% - Heat Index 76F (24C)

What's that they say? It's not the heat, it's the humidity? Actually it's the heat *and* the humidity.

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News Comments > Overwatch Tick Rate Increasing
10. Re: Overwatch Tic Rate Increasing Aug 13, 2016, 09:49  Blue 
 
LittleMe wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 02:58:
Bishi wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 19:37:
I think you'll find its 'tick', no one in Overwatch is having facial spasms.

Blue is using the old school naming.

Yeah, but I saw this seems to have evolved over time, so I changed it.
 
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News Comments > Nordic Games Becomes THQ Nordic
5. Re: Nordic Games Becomes THQ Nordic Aug 12, 2016, 12:20  Blue 
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 11:58:
So what happened to Relic Games? The guys who made all the THQ games I liked?

SEGA bought them in the THQ fire sale.

https://www.bluesnews.com/s/138438/sega-on-their-relic-acquisition
 
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General Discussion > Memory of a Broken Dimension (PC)
3. Re: Memory of a Broken Dimension (PC) Aug 7, 2016, 10:42  Blue 
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 16:47:
Dr donkles wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 01:38:
There's a game being developed which I think looks pretty fucking cool. Memory of a Broken Dimension.

Never see any mention of it here, but it's an indie game i guess.

I dug the demo, typing into a pseudo DOS prompt to launch the game after figuring out what to type. Anyway, figured i'd mention it here. Would be cool to get updates on via Blues News instead randomly on my own.

I'm lazy like that.


If you link it, he will post it.

So where's the link?

Didn't notice the first post.

There doesn't seem to be a lot to update you on at this point. Looks like we're about a year past their promise to show this off at not-PAX.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/updates/305638565/1438710347

(Edit: Typo.)

This comment was edited on Aug 9, 2016, 09:43.
 
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News Comments > DOOM: Unto the Evil Released
16. Re: DOOM: Unto the Evil Released Aug 5, 2016, 17:19  Blue 
 
rjdriver wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 16:43:
deqer wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 10:42:
What? Why is this being called an expansion? Ugh...

That may have been Blue's choice of words, rather than Bethesda's.

Of course, their phrase "DOOMs first premium DLC" is also a bit flowery for 3 maps with a few new items added.

That is on me, they are calling it DLC. I changed it.
 
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News Comments > Might & Magic Heroes VII Trial by Fire
5. Re: Might & Magic Heroes VII Trial by Fire Aug 5, 2016, 16:40  Blue 
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 11:27:
The naming on this series always pissed me off.

Remember when Might & Magic was a 4 party 3D RPG?

Might & Magic was the RPG series. Heroes of Might and Magic (now Might & Magic Heroes) was always a strategy series.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 5, 2016, 08:45  Blue 
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 08:29:
True story, I HATE yelling fore, even when I know I should. Yelling on a golf course just feels so dirty... it doesn't help that my regular playing partner also never yells it (he hits toward people way more often than I do).

I tried to learn golf in my teen years. Could never get over a horrible slice. I would have benefited from an electronic driver that could automatically shout "Fore!" as the ball hit the clubface.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
20. Re: Please stop using Videosift. Aug 4, 2016, 12:29  Blue 
 
descender wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 11:31:
I am not the one that started this conversation and don't appreciate the blame. My posts were completely benign and while I have questioned why you use those links in the past it isn't my fault if other people also continue to question it.

I'm not blaming you for anything. I just answered your questions, and noted I had done so before, as had others in this thread. I'm not angry, and I'm not trying to anger you. The only point was I felt had addressed this already.

I thought we were here to have discussions... like the merits of using a curating service that like 20 people vote on... but that is your choice and I am free to wonder aloud why someone would do so.

Are we not discussing this now? The question of the merits of trusting the curation of such a small audience still seems open. But I hope my expanded explanation of why I currently do so will satisfy that other curiosity.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
18. Re: Please stop using Videosift. Aug 4, 2016, 11:18  Blue 
 
descender wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 10:34:
If you actually use it to find stuff that's great, I just don't understand why :p

I and others have answered that question many times in the past, including in this thread. Let's have at it again, for the last time please?

That's exactly the site's use, to find videos. By curating the submissions via a voting system it highlights worthwhile clips. There are other sources for this type of service, but Ant's participation helped VideoSift become a fixture here. We could just pick from YouTube highlights, but those are all the most popular clips in the world. We have many of those already, so a smaller audience sometimes also helps find others.

If you don't want to or need to use such a service yourself, that's fine. Saying "I don't understand why" anyone would use it after getting it explained every time the topic comes up is starting to seem weird.

The solution to the VideoSift "problem" would be to submit alternative videos. Asking why over and over again just makes me worry that I need to further clarify something (so here I am).

And to follow the joking reference to monetization, we get the same generous compensation from everyone. VideoSift, YouTube, and all the sites linked in all the stories here pay a flat zero dollars per mention. Any site that doesn't submit a payment of nothing at the end of each month gets cut off immediately. The exception to this is our Amazon affiliation, our only commission program. This pays actual money on purchases there after you follow the Amazon link from here.

Does that settle this?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
14. Re: Please stop using Videosift. Aug 4, 2016, 10:13  Blue 
 
descender wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 09:38:
It is unlikely that the "video" was actually found on Videosift in the first place.

Really? So we've gone from suggestions that I post the YouTube link and just give a thank you to VideoSift to the accusation that I notice the videos on YouTube and then search for a VideoSift link to post?

This rabbit hole has gotten really strange.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2016, 12:47  Blue 
 
MattyC wrote on Aug 2, 2016, 08:00:
So don't leave us hanging... how did the fridge replacement go?

Still working on this, this was part of my fact-finding.

Doesn't help that it doesn't seem to be easy to get a handle on reliability expectations. Consumer Reports is a shadow of its former self in reporting this, and reviews are confused at best.

Like their top-rated French door fridge in our size is from LG, a brand I don't particularly trust. You look on Best Buy and they have loads of reviews and a 4.5 star rating. You go on Amazon and there are only a few reviews but they all are negative. I ask the question about fridges here, and Cutter says to avoid his mistake my avoiding LG.

Even with the Best Buy ratings, I feel like if I buy that one and it has any problems I'm going to feel stupid for ignoring that advice.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue - Girls On Film Aug 2, 2016, 10:57  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Aug 2, 2016, 10:34:
Steelcamp wrote on Aug 2, 2016, 10:27:
GIMMIE THAT!!

I would suspect the tape has long since deteriorated. But I'd be surprised if it's not on YT/vimeo...

I don't think YouTube allows nudity. But it is indeed on both Vimeo and DailyMotion.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2016, 07:46  Blue 
 
Acleacius wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 22:09:
I maybe going dark on 8/1, so in case this is my last post, thanks to everyone for the help over the years and lively debates. It good to know you guys are around keeping the rest of the world in line! Salute

It sounds like there's some drama connected with your online status, I hope you can work that out. Either way, this is a fine time to thank you for your participation and all the links you've contributed over the years.

If you do end up offline, godspeed. We'll keep a light on for you. Salute
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 1, 2016, 07:29  Blue 
 
LiTh wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 18:08:
Why not just find a local store with the model your looking at and bring a tape measure to make sure?

It isn't a question of whether the measurements are accurate. It is a question of whether it will actually be practical to install a 32.75" fridge in a 33" space. The concern is it will leave me with door clearance or ventilation issues (like those discussed here).
 
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News Comments > Super Kaiju Early Access [Update 2]
4. Re: Super Kaiju Early Access [Updated] Jul 31, 2016, 12:01  Blue 
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 11:31:
on Steam page it clearly only supports the Vive..

This has changed since this story was posted. The game went up with logos for both Rift and Vive.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/462520/discussions/0/360670708790154105
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
2. Re: Saturday Interviews Jul 30, 2016, 11:16  Blue 
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 11:04:
Actually she makes a great case.. because she seems to think youtube is the internet ;p

When in reality, nobody in a game cares how old you are, unless you are younger than 13 and playing BF4.......

Yeah, I've met some good friends on the internet who are less than half my age, and I've never encountered any ageism at all. They kid me about being old like I kid them about being young, but we're all having fun.

I think you're right that she's looking through the filter of YouTube. Seems like a dick move by the HuffPo to profile an older lady gamer who has a large following who admits the trolls don't actually attack her and turn it into a headline about the internet being ageist.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2016, 09:36  Blue 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 09:29:
For $15 sans fries the burger had better be good. Anyplace with tartare on the menu should know how to handle their meat.
I get turned off by the places that think the bigger the patty the better the burger and frequently it's the opposite.

Saddly, eating out is sometimes like the lottery, glad you found a winner.

Burger did come with fries, even though the menu doesn't mention it. It was a 7oz patty, which is large but manageable (I make 8oz patties myself). It may seem overpriced to an out-of-towner, but that price isn't out of line for a large burger in a fancy Manhattan restaurant.
 
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