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Re: Morning Consolidation
May 7, 2021, 20:31
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Re: Morning Consolidation May 7, 2021, 20:31
May 7, 2021, 20:31
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Blue, I wonder if it would be possible to separate the real news items from all that "Now Available" spam. Like that article on Lost Judgment hiding near the end, between all the nothing items.

To be honest, I doubt anyone cares even a little bit for all that empty "Now Available" fluff. Anyone so interested can browse the new games on any store/platform much easier than reading through these text-only titles. And it's not like you're listing every single Steam release. Why should Xbox get special treatment?
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Apr 26, 2021, 17:00
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 26, 2021, 17:00
Apr 26, 2021, 17:00
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This formula is the only allowed phrasing for titles on Zdnet.
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Re: Assassin's Creed Leaves Ubisoft
Mar 26, 2021, 21:02
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Re: Assassin's Creed Leaves Ubisoft Mar 26, 2021, 21:02
Mar 26, 2021, 21:02
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Haha, yes, that title really floored me, before I read the rest of it.
What a difference a missing word can make,
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Re: is the text corruption on the front page being investigated?
Feb 10, 2021, 08:41
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Re: is the text corruption on the front page being investigated? Feb 10, 2021, 08:41
Feb 10, 2021, 08:41
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Frans wrote on Feb 5, 2021, 14:50:
  • it gets stored in MySQL, which along with its tables and string columns are set to UTF-8 (utf8_unicode_ci)
Which version of MySQL is it? Older versions of MySQL, and all versions of MariaDB, required the use of their specially named "utf8mb4" character set instead for true utf-8, one that also supports 4-byte characters such as all emojis.

Frans wrote on Feb 5, 2021, 14:50:
Separately, we still have a problem with UTF-8 characters in single stories. In fact, the two Cyberpunk Exposé stories showing up in the popular threads box mid-January is how I first noticed it. And one of them is still erratic on the Share/Comments links:

Currently for me, your #2 link consistently serves the title of the story as Cyberpunk 2077 Expos0xE9, which is invalid utf-8, and as such, consistently shows broken. Both in the h2 posting title, and the top-level title tag which then ends up as the tab's title.

However, the issue is only on this /s/ "Share" link, which I gather was statically generated one time.

If I click over to the comment viewer board.pl version, it is always correct. It's served as a proper Cyberpunk 2077 Expos0xC3A9

If I had to guess, not all statically generated pages got refreshed after you have fixed whatever was borked in the perl settings earlier, and some corrupted static pages remain.

Thank you for all the work you do for Blue!
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Re: Get Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China for Free
Feb 9, 2021, 21:14
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Re: Get Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China for Free Feb 9, 2021, 21:14
Feb 9, 2021, 21:14
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Everything went smoothly for me by going through their convenient free.ubisoft.com page.

Other than the part where I might have already got this through a previous giveaway of theirs, which is why I even opened the comments here to try and confirm that. No matter, I did not play it before, and I'm not going to now. I just cannot resist free games!
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Re: Get Inside for Free
Dec 24, 2020, 16:49
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Re: Get Inside for Free Dec 24, 2020, 16:49
Dec 24, 2020, 16:49
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Always feeling such an unjustified sense of disappointment when I go to redeem my rightfully deserved free gift, and turns out it's a duplicate, the button saying Owned already.
Apparently I got this back on August 30, 2019.
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Re: PC Yakuza Kiwami 2 Released
Jul 31, 2020, 22:17
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Re: PC Yakuza Kiwami 2 Released Jul 31, 2020, 22:17
Jul 31, 2020, 22:17
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It’s been available on Windows on Steam since May ‘19. This is only about hawking the Microsoft Store / Game Pass version.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 27, 2019, 13:36
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2019, 13:36
Nov 27, 2019, 13:36
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Blue wrote on Nov 27, 2019, 12:32:
story number 205970 is our first locked thread,

Clicked through for the comments here expecting a chuckle over more bad password anecdotes, but then… Ooh, heated topic, tantalizing controversy, had to plug that number in and see for myself what could have been so divisive. Something going Epic Game Store exclusive? Loot boxes? Politics in video games? Aaaand it's a goddamn boilerplate press release on a game selling well. Geez, can't not laugh at how that would be the very last thing I'd have expected to even warrant a comment, much less emotions flaring up.
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Re: Retro Dust II Map Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Counter-Strike
Nov 4, 2019, 15:01
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Re: Retro Dust II Map Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Counter-Strike Nov 4, 2019, 15:01
Nov 4, 2019, 15:01
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Flatline wrote on Nov 4, 2019, 13:07:
What I don't understand is why do modern browsers still fucking support auto play of video? It's fucking the bane of my existence. They *can't* work for product visibility, I've never had one of those POS ads start up and been like "huh.. I'm going to watch this!" It's more like "oh god stop it fuck stop it fuck you okay i'm closing the goddamn tab and not coming back if I can't stop this fucking video"

Safari has made the change to only allow autoplay of videos with no audio by default, a couple years back. You can change the default globally or on a site-by-site basis, going back to allowing all autoplay, or blocking it entirely. Making blocking even silent video autoplay the default has the issue of encouraging going back to the highly inefficient, grimy old animated GIFs, which were always allowed to “auto play” historically.

I assumed most other browsers have adopted Safari’s restrictions on video autoplay by now.
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Re: Binding of Isaac Creator Leaving Publisher Nicalis Over Abuse Allegations
Sep 13, 2019, 15:10
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Re: Binding of Isaac Creator Leaving Publisher Nicalis Over Abuse Allegations Sep 13, 2019, 15:10
Sep 13, 2019, 15:10
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On first reading the title, I got worried it was the "Binding of Isaac Creator" dude that was accused of abuse. Heh. Glad there's no need to have mixed feelings over another game yet again.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Sep 11, 2019, 04:36
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Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 11, 2019, 04:36
Sep 11, 2019, 04:36
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Read Dead Online, now that’s a game I’d be excited to try
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GDPR love
Jun 27, 2019, 21:09
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GDPR love Jun 27, 2019, 21:09
Jun 27, 2019, 21:09
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Funny how the article on that Germans / Nazis news is the one that is blocked from being opened in the EU including, of course, Germany. They might get Nazis now, but no news artcle for you.

451: Unavailable due to legal reasons

We recognize you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore access cannot be granted at this time. For any issues, contact q6news@khq.com or call 509-448-6000.
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Re: Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Details
Oct 17, 2017, 03:58
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Re: Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Details Oct 17, 2017, 03:58
Oct 17, 2017, 03:58
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Activision offers new details about Turning Tide

That’s so very unexpectedly nice of them, offering some advertising for the competition! :p Haha, sorry, this was too funny.
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the game was released well over a year ago
Mar 16, 2017, 20:21
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the game was released well over a year ago Mar 16, 2017, 20:21
Mar 16, 2017, 20:21
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Shit, I hate the speed at which time flies. October 21, 2016 was already well over a year ago.
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Re: Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released
Dec 20, 2016, 14:29
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Re: Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released Dec 20, 2016, 14:29
Dec 20, 2016, 14:29
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Acleacius wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 13:14:
They told the plot and the villain, in the PR release. The name of the villain, do you get it? No? Did you know the name of the villain in Dishonored?

Haha, now I see your case a bit, but one day you'll see it for yourself and laugh about it too. This is really not that kind of game anymore.

The intro is an autoplaying non-interactive sequence. You can't walk around, slow down, take it in at your pace, meet people, none of that this time. In less than a minute, there's Delilah. Who kindly introduces herself right away. ”Hello, I'm Delilah and I'm going to serve as the villain in this video game. I'm super stereotypically evil and irredeemable, by the way! Enjoy!“

I think it was Carmack who once said that video games need a story as much as a porn film. No matter Bethesda's beef with him these years, whoever decided on how much narrative Dishonored 2 needs definitely agrees with that ethos.
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Re: Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released
Dec 20, 2016, 00:30
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Re: Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released Dec 20, 2016, 00:30
Dec 20, 2016, 00:30
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Acleacius wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 21:48:
Whew, thankfully bethesda aren't a bunch of dumbasses who would post major spoilers of the game, in a press release.

What do you mean? I have reread the whole thing multiple times and there's not a hint of a spoiler in it. All it contains is a brief description of the non-interactive intro sequence at the very beginning of the game.

Not that there's anything to spoil with Dishonored 2 as there isn't really a story anymore, and that was somewhat of a surprise, because the original game did have one.
It's now a collection of fun sandbox stealth playground levels with only the barest hint of a story to provide an excuse for why you'd go there.
It was all right. I liked it well enough.
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Re: No Windows 10 for me
Oct 13, 2015, 20:52
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Re: No Windows 10 for me Oct 13, 2015, 20:52
Oct 13, 2015, 20:52
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RedEye9 wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 18:52:
Enahs wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 18:19 :
Don't like Edge? Do not use it. You still have FireFox and Chrome.You are not really using IE previous versions of Windows, are you?
Actually, IE is what i used. I have to be familiar with it in my job.

I assume you guys then know that IE 11 is still very much included with Windows 10, just mildy hidden. The easiest built-in way to access it is to pick “Open in Internet Explorer” from the … menu in Edge, then you can Pin IE to the taskbar if you'd like or do whatever you want with it.

As I said, I doubt anyone who actually tried Windows 10 doesn't know this, just posting it so others don't get mislead.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 13, 2015, 14:59
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2015, 14:59
Oct 13, 2015, 14:59
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I'm pleased with Windows 10, but then I'm so crazy I was also fairly pleased with Windows 8.x. Did I mention I used Vista for years before that, and completely skipped over Windows 7?

The only thing I use Windows for is to play video games, and Steam, Origin, UPlay, Battle.net and like work just as well. I enjoy that the system is speedier and that there's that window management thingie that finally works and looks a lot like MIssion Control on a Mac.

The best part is probably that it is more capable of basic tasks built-in, without requiring a bazillion third-party little utilities. The one most useful to me is the included Microsoft Print to PDF option, so I can archive Steam receipts and the like easily.
The new Edge browser also doubles as a built-in, windowed PDF viewer finally. (Windows 8.x had a built-in PDF viewer, but it was full-screen Metro only.)
Then it can play even MKV format video files built-in, it even supports the upcoming h265 codec out of the box.
If I remember correctly Windows 7 couldn't even mount .iso disk images built-in, could it? That was new in Windows 8 and another really basic thing to have, like when XP added zipping and unzipping finally.

So more and more you can just get along with a base system and don't have to juggle hundreds of third-party crap, all with different licensing, updating, system requirements, limitations.

I'm also looking forward to taking advantage of Direct3D 12 and the built-in support for the forthcoming Xbox One wireless controller for Windows.


What was no fun at all was the whole upgrade process. It took 5 times for me as well before I got it successfully installed. What fixed it was installing a beta BIOS update for my motherboard, one which was not linked to in any way from the official support pages, and was dated well before Windows 10 was even conceived, but still newer than the latest official "stable" BIOS.
It did simply restore and reboot to my previous system on every failed try (it would proceed until 75%-99% complete on installation), but maddeningly had to redownload the whole thing again and again.
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Re: Portal Stories: Mel Released
Jun 25, 2015, 16:45
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Re: Portal Stories: Mel Released Jun 25, 2015, 16:45
Jun 25, 2015, 16:45
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Okay, so this is a “community made” mod, with the developer marked as Prism Studios, not something officially done by Valve themselves. Reading Blue's original story didn't make that clear to me.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Feb 13, 2015, 12:41
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Re: Morning Interviews Feb 13, 2015, 12:41
Feb 13, 2015, 12:41
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RPS seems to have been overwhelmed by all the traffic, the link never managed to load.
But Google's cached copy can be read like this:
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