Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for mellis

Real Name mellis   
Search for:
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
Nickname mellis
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Homepage http://
Signed On Mar 19, 2012, 14:03
Total Comments 154 (Novice)
User ID 57372
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ] Older >

News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
1. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2017, 20:22 mellis
That looks awful.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Evening Metaverse
16. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 3, 2017, 06:00 mellis
Sepharo wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 04:11:
Luke wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 03:46:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 22:57:
Cutter wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 22:48:
You know you're getting old when you keep hearing about these companies worth billions that you've never heard of or only ever vaguely heard of and have absolutely no idea what they do - much less how they make money,

It's nice to finally hear you admit that you're out of touch instead of insisting that a scam is afoot

Ohh so that makes ya a....hmm hip dude i guess...sad follower , only doing what the hollow people doing...gezz

If I'm translating this correctly, it appears that you're trying to claim that I'm using Snapchat... but that's not the case.
I am also too old.
But my mom is 62 and she's using it.

Sexting at 62 eh? Fair play.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Beta Cancelled
1. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Beta Cancelled Mar 2, 2017, 09:34 mellis
Two possible reasons:

1) Bad publicity about the banal gameplay in advance of the release; or (more likely I think)

2) Resident Evil: Biohazard got it's shiny Denuvo protection removed in record time as a result of releasing a demo in advance. EA - who are also using Denuvo - are afraid the same will happen here to their (predominately single player) game if an unprotected demo executable is somehow reverse engineered.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 16, 2017, 06:42 mellis
Slick wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 01:16:
Jesus christ, it's not surprizing that the mainstream media doesn't "get" gaming youtube personality humour, but 50 million people do.

Except the problem is he's contracted by large every-man corporations. They don't like anything that can be perceived as damaging to their brand and frankly that's entirely understandable. So easily a statement or endorsement can be taken out of context and so quickly can misinformation propagate. Next thing Coca Cola is fielding a sea of negative publicity across multiple countries with people throwing their products on the street - all captured on YouTube (or Facebook Live or Twitter etc), or Disney is facing a wide-scale boycott of its latest expensive CGI movie drivel etc.

They don't want the negative publicity because it directly impacts their bottom line. They want middle of the road inoffensive content with maybe a few risqué remarks to keep it fresh but certainly nothing that advocates political allegiances or social ideals because that doesn't help them peddle their wares to their target audience; *everybody*.

It shows frankly poor judgement and a degree of naivety on the part of PewDiePie. He should have realised that there are always strings attached.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Trailers
1. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Trailers Jan 26, 2017, 19:08 mellis
Typical focus grouped garbage. All the 'aliens' - even the 'baddies' are anthropoids - it's like watching a trailer for the original Star Trek. Guess EA thinks its audience couldn't handle anything that was actually alien.

Nice stereotypical 'black-guy' voice "I been waiting 600 year for this shit!"
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Announced
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 26, 2017, 19:02 mellis
Obsidian created arguably one of the best Kickstarter games out there, plus they kept updating it long after release. Can't fault Obsidian on this one.

Looking forward to this next instalment.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Gearbox Deathwatch?
34. Re: Gearbox Deathwatch? Dec 30, 2016, 19:43 mellis
Beamer wrote on Dec 30, 2016, 18:23:
descender wrote on Dec 30, 2016, 14:36:
This list is so very "ARS"... YikYak? Who cares about a failed social media site that was never actually successful?

Then they blast twitter for the fact that it's users are uncontrollable and leaving the service for SnapChat. Doesn't this (hopefully) mean that Snapchat (running on the same failing business model) is now going to be flooded with the same uncontrollable user base that scares away investors and run themselves out of business as well? Shouldn't they make the list?

How does this list not start with Sprint?!

I'm bored.

No. Snapchat has a path to profitability, my company will soon be paying them tons, as will our competitors, but it also makes random interaction with those jerk consumers near impossible. They're eyeballs, not voices.

Your company will be paying Snapchat oodles of cash for what exactly?
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Festivus Metaverse
1. Re: Festivus Metaverse Dec 23, 2016, 12:34 mellis
Pretty sure at this point the 'value' is completely detached from any semblance of reality.

Some speculate it's Indian interest, others that it's Chinese capital flight, others greater interest in narcotics - no one really knows, but the charts don't back up an explosion of real-world interest (

An unpopular but highly likely explanation is Chinese Bitcoin exchanges are just ratcheting up the price and waiting for all the bots (automated traders) and human traders on the other exchanges to follow suit. Having followed Bitcoin for a while, I'm pretty certain the Chinese exchanges aren't even using real trades on their own exchanges - just creating fraudulent ones on their own systems (A bit like if NYSE bought shares quoted on its own system without any actual capital) and seeing if all the other exchanges follow the increase in price, then they rinse and repeat.

It's entirely unregulated and therefore easy to do. They'd only get 'caught out' if the price collapsed and everyone tried to withdraw their holdings. It's exactly the strategy (and downfall) of one of the first Bitcoin exchanges; MtGox.

tl;dr; highly likely a pump-and-dump ponzi led by the fake trade volume on Chinese Bitcoin exchanges.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Dawn of War III Trailer
3. Re: Dawn of War III Trailer Dec 20, 2016, 08:33 mellis
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 01:34:
All this made me want is an actual high budget warhammer 40k movie. Those "animatics" that they're doing in the game look pretty awesome though.

People are sick of Hollywood's recycled garbage. Judging by the YouTube views on Dawn of War III trailer and the Lord Inquisitor, there is an audience for a well acted, well constructed movie set in the 40K universe.

The lore is deep and - for the most part - well conceived, something Hollywood writing severely lacks.

Grey Knights:
Lord Inquisitor:
Dawn of War III:
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2016, 16:10 mellis
Dacote wrote on Dec 14, 2016, 11:06:
Cutter wrote on Dec 14, 2016, 10:44:
That's called marketing, not the Force. It looks like a Disnified PC crap to me.
Look kids, this is what happens to children when they were weened prematurely. Either that or it's an adult with fetal alcohol syndrome.

Except he's right. If it didn't have 'Star Wars' in-front of the title, people would see it as the shovel-ware it really is.

Ironically, the very best representation of Star Wars since Episodes 4,5 and 6 comes from EA in the form of their Knights of the Old Republic MMORPG CGI trailers.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced
20. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced Dec 4, 2016, 16:44 mellis
Best. News. Evah!  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 17, 2016, 07:03 mellis
They've been heading in this direction for a while. They realised pretty early on that the future is Software as a Service, hence Microsoft Azure and its ability to host numerous non-MS software stacks and .NET's migration towards a purely open-source, cross platform solution.

Fighting the inevitable is pointless and you've got to give them kudos for being sufficiently adaptable to spot and monetize the trend. Blackberry they are not.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly
5. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Oct 21, 2016, 21:03 mellis
{PH}88fingers wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 19:13:
are you not entertained?

Gladiator was great
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 18, 2016, 18:51 mellis
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 17:47:
As a Canadian watching your horrible political race going on....

I can't believe these are the two scumbags running for president.

No one was better? No one?

Something is seriously wrong with your political system and it's completely favored towards buying in. Otherwise, these little headlines of "Donations" wouldn't even be a thing.

Still, on principle I'd vote for Trump (seriously). The guys an idiot but at least he's something radically different. You can be pretty sure if he gets in there will be a lot of disjointed noses (and probably nuclear war), but at least the platitudes will differ...probably.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
46. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 10, 2016, 15:26 mellis
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 10:12:
I think I speak for everyone on bluesnews, when I say this delay comes as a complete surprise.

Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 31, 2016, 07:50 mellis
ZeroPike1 wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 03:21:
The Leave EU people are the best. They sound like the dumb Texan's wanting to leave the US any time there panties get in a bunch over some trivial BS. Like children throwing a fit at there parents when they are told they have to eat there vegetables, but the child's response is to run away from home and make his own home! With out vegetables being required. That will show'em!! Just stupid.

The EU is not the best, but NO government is, by default. The good thing about the EU is that they can throw judgements at companies who are tax dodging like Apple and more then likely get them to be held accountable. Look at those numbers. That is some serious tax dodging. Its unfair to everyone even to the Irish locals who pay the full normal tax amount.

If the news read, ohh Ireland is suing Apple for back taxes. Nobody really cares outside of Ireland. But the EU says it? There is a TON more weight behind it.

And you cannot throw that 6000 jobs thing at anybody. Same kind of argument is made about the Coal miner's in the US. Its a sad story to see a job go. But ruining everything else for those 6000 jobs is worse.

Spot on. You couldn't get this sort of judgement outside the EU. One country goes it alone, Apple could quite happily back their bags and starve them out, the EU does it and they've got to cough up the cash and there is nothing they can do about it... unless they want to lose access to a market of 550 million (relatively) rich people.

And yet Leave EU keeps parroting the line that the EU does nothing for them. Depressing such limited intelligence exists in the self-styled first world.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Nordic Games Becomes THQ Nordic
6. Re: Nordic Games Becomes THQ Nordic Aug 12, 2016, 14:29 mellis
Blue wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 12:20:
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.

...and they are currently busy on Dawn of War 3: and

Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
8. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 10:12 mellis
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 10:06:
"Now they're doing it to Steam"...has steam been broken or gimped in any way with win10? Or is this speculation? I haven't noticed anything change in regards to functionality.

It's been rock solid for me on Windows 10. So much so, I don't even realise it's running.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > DropZone Beta Begins
1. Re: DropZone Beta Begins Jul 23, 2016, 08:35 mellis
Really jerky, shitty looking animation. Come back Cavedog/Gas Powered Games, all is forgiven.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > The Settlers Cancellation and Champions of Anteria Catch-up
4. Re: The Settlers Cancellation and Champions of Anteria Catch-up Jul 13, 2016, 20:35 mellis
Luke wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 20:26:
Settlers died many versions ago Book

Yes The first, second and even third one was really enjoyable - then they tried to add too much stuff in, taking away from the industry-focused economic model with stylized fairytale graphics that was so great.

Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
154 Comments. 8 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ] Older >


Blue's News logo