User information for Roger Norris

Real Name
Roger Norris
Nickname
The Pyro
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Software developer, long-time Blue's reader
Homepage
None given.
Signed On
July 10, 2000
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Silver, since February 24, 2020
Total Posts
412 (Amateur)
User ID
6134
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Re: Steam Top 10
Nov 23, 2020, 07:12
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Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 23, 2020, 07:12
Nov 23, 2020, 07:12
 
I purchase from GOG whenever it's an option. As my kids get older, I find them hogging my Steam account more often and it's nice to have DRM-free options.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 16, 2020, 12:54
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2020, 12:54
Nov 16, 2020, 12:54
 
Love the alt text on the logo!
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Re: Underworld Dreams Announced
Nov 12, 2020, 11:13
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Re: Underworld Dreams Announced Nov 12, 2020, 11:13
Nov 12, 2020, 11:13
 
Despite the popularity of Lovecraft, this is gonna be a tough sell. It looks about as clunky as Penumbra from 2007.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 9, 2020, 08:58
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2020, 08:58
Nov 9, 2020, 08:58
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 8, 2020, 23:18:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 8, 2020, 22:44:
"Suck it, Trebek!"
I'm guessing something from the SNL parody?

In the SNL parody, Sean Connery's character hates Trebek. It's ironic and kinda sad that they both passed away in a short time frame.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 30, 2020, 12:24
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2020, 12:24
Oct 30, 2020, 12:24
 
Locally, we've reportedly set a new record for early voting, but there was nobody in line when I went. Poll workers must have a fair amount of down time.
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Re: Torchlight III Released
Oct 13, 2020, 16:30
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Re: Torchlight III Released Oct 13, 2020, 16:30
Oct 13, 2020, 16:30
 
Should I be concerned that the trailer shows no more than 7 seconds of combat? lol
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 6, 2020, 11:33
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2020, 11:33
Oct 6, 2020, 11:33
 
Terribly disappointed to hear about the Dune delay. I can't remember being this excited for a film in quite a while - which of course sets my expectations unreasonably high, lol. Maybe a delay is exactly what I need to enjoy it more.

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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer
Sep 24, 2020, 13:49
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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer Sep 24, 2020, 13:49
Sep 24, 2020, 13:49
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 13:07:
Another wrong assumption: Cross play IS enabled by default. You're just looking for something to complain about and can't even be arsed to read up on it.

From the very first Google search result about Rocket Arena crossplay: "you have to manually enable crossplay in order to enjoy the feature". Now maybe this article is outdated and wrong, but there's a limit to how deeply I'm willing to dig for information about a game I don't own, particularly when there are no obvious clues that the information I've already obtained is outdated.

The rest of my points still stand.
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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer
Sep 24, 2020, 12:29
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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer Sep 24, 2020, 12:29
Sep 24, 2020, 12:29
 
You're assuming wrong: you can play with friends on different platforms

No, I did not assume that crossplay was impossible. My point is that the convenience is a feature. Let's assume I'm on Steam and my buddy is also on Steam. I have Rocket Arena already, he doesn't. Previously, if he saw me playing the game, he could just click on the game from the Steam friends list and buy it, then join me just as easily.

Now, though, he can't buy the game on Steam. He has to manually search for the game in a different store. He'll need to download and install EGS - which he may not be willing to do. And once it's installed, there's still additional hoops to jump through: cross-play is not enabled by default, and I'm not on EGS so at a minimum there will be an extra step to add me as an in-game friend or something. Again, I don't actually own RA, so maybe some of these details are wrong... but ultimately I believe the Steam version just became slightly less convenient for existing users.
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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer
Sep 24, 2020, 11:46
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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer Sep 24, 2020, 11:46
Sep 24, 2020, 11:46
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 07:11:
What is wrong with free stuff? This is fucking awesome.

Nothin' wrong with free stuff, but yanking the game off of Steam is kindof of a dick move. I'm assuming this game is integrated with the Steam friends' list? So if you already own the game on Steam, now none of your friends have the option of buying it on that platform to conveniently join your games?

That's basically taking away a valuable feature from people who already own the game.
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 21, 2020, 11:03
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 21, 2020, 11:03
Sep 21, 2020, 11:03
 
Please don't make me use a Microsoft account to play TES 6...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 14, 2020, 14:52
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2020, 14:52
Sep 14, 2020, 14:52
 
My wife has a similar distaste for fish stemming from a childhood experience. Her family went camping one weekend, and dad decided to grill up the trout he caught from the lake that day. They had a very fishy taste, perhaps because of the concentration of algae in the lake. She can still enjoy shellfish (and crab is one of her favorites), but any sort of fish causes her to gag.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Taking a Last Stand
Aug 27, 2020, 11:35
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Taking a Last Stand Aug 27, 2020, 11:35
Aug 27, 2020, 11:35
 
I'm intrigued, but was hoping for L4D3 by now. I don't know if a community update will do much to revitalize the game - it's the toxic players that turn me off whenever I try to brush this one off. New content can only go so far. TBF, the toxicity is mostly related to Versus mode.

My co-op game of choice lately has been Deep Rock Galactic.
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Re: Oculus Adding Facebook Account Requirement
Aug 25, 2020, 17:27
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Re: Oculus Adding Facebook Account Requirement Aug 25, 2020, 17:27
Aug 25, 2020, 17:27
 
Yikes, how did I miss this headline the first time around? Facebook has the dubious distinction of being one of a handful of sites that I permanently block at the DNS level. Creating an account is not an option I'm willing to negotiate.
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Re: Quake Giveaways Arrive This Week
Aug 10, 2020, 12:48
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Re: Quake Giveaways Arrive This Week Aug 10, 2020, 12:48
Aug 10, 2020, 12:48
 
Been a while since I've played any of these. There were never any official multiplayer servers IIRC, and I'm guessing the community servers have been dead and buried for a while... or am I mistaken? I see exactly 0 players for Gloom (my old Q2 mod favorite).
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Re: 83.15 GB?!
Aug 6, 2020, 23:07
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Re: 83.15 GB?! Aug 6, 2020, 23:07
Aug 6, 2020, 23:07
 
Ant wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 22:56:
What's the biggest PC game size now?

See for yourself! Quantum Break is leading at the moment (178 GB).
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 14, 2020, 11:20
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 14, 2020, 11:20
Jul 14, 2020, 11:20
 
Wow, are propane tank exchanges really $12 in your area? In my area it's nearly double that. Still much cheaper than charcoal, though.
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Re: Sennheiser Announces EPOS Line
Jul 7, 2020, 13:25
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Re: Sennheiser Announces EPOS Line Jul 7, 2020, 13:25
Jul 7, 2020, 13:25
 
Love their headphones; I've got two pairs sitting on my desk right now. All they'd need for gamers is to clip a decent mic to the thing.

My experience with a more traditional "gaming" headset was not great. As Task mentioned, it wasn't as comfortable nor did it sound as good. Additionally I found that using a USB headset instead of analog introduced almost 50ms of extra audio latency, but maybe that's a driver issue that could be remedied.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 6, 2020, 11:06
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2020, 11:06
Jul 6, 2020, 11:06
 
One of my relatives was killed by complications from a fall and another was permanently disabled with serious brain damage after tripping on the stairs. The latter was very fit for a 50yo. Falls are no joke!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 26, 2020, 16:18
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2020, 16:18
Jun 26, 2020, 16:18
 
Hornet sightings trigger an immediate escalation to DEFCON 2 and deployment of chemical warfare, while the rest of the family cowers under a blanket at the other end of the house. There will be screaming.

EDIT: I've been stung roughly 20 times over the years, mostly when I was very young, so I have zero sympathy.
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