Out of the Blue

I just want to say thanks again for all the sympathies and words of comfort. You all are pretty awesome.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 24, 2013, 16:48
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2013, 16:48
Nov 24, 2013, 16:48
 
Wow. Well said, h-elf.
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Re: Dear Blue
Nov 24, 2013, 12:57
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Re: Dear Blue Nov 24, 2013, 12:57
Nov 24, 2013, 12:57
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 24, 2013, 00:00:
You have been here for us, day in and day out for over 20 years (?). We have shared our experiences with gaming, electronics, kitchen appliances, grilling, pets, friendships, jobs, moving, romances, engagements, family's, anniversaries, health issues, births and deaths, together.

People don't understand why I keep coming to this website after decades, and I tell them, that even though I have never met them personally, we all share something that is very real and tangible. And that is friendship. It isn't defined by our facebook friends count, or how many hits a video gets on youtube, or by how many times nin post on this website. It's defined by who we are.

I can't remember when you started this Out of the Blue part of your website, but what we got is a glimpse of a person who has done nothing but put his readers first for a very long time. And it's not easy doing that in a time where anything you say or type can be thrown in your face or used against you (especially in these times). But for those of us who know you, understand that you have taken your love of gaming and shared it with us, and more then you needed to.

Now this may sound cliche, but online this is my home. The best way I can describe it, is like my family's old Thanksgiving get together's when my father was alive. One of four boys, all married, all with 2 kids each. Gathered at one of their houses, with my Grandmother and Great Aunt there. Everyone together to celebrate just being together, and each other's company.

No thanks are needed Blue, just know, that for all the years you have been here for us, we shall be here for you.

+1: BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.

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Dear Blue
Nov 24, 2013, 00:00
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Dear Blue Nov 24, 2013, 00:00
Nov 24, 2013, 00:00
 
You have been here for us, day in and day out for over 20 years (?). We have shared our experiences with gaming, electronics, kitchen appliances, grilling, pets, friendships, jobs, moving, romances, engagements, family's, anniversaries, health issues, births and deaths, together.

People don't understand why I keep coming to this website after decades, and I tell them, that even though I have never met them personally, we all share something that is very real and tangible. And that is friendship. It isn't defined by our facebook friends count, or how many hits a video gets on youtube, or by how many times nin post on this website. It's defined by who we are.

I can't remember when you started this Out of the Blue part of your website, but what we got is a glimpse of a person who has done nothing but put his readers first for a very long time. And it's not easy doing that in a time where anything you say or type can be thrown in your face or used against you (especially in these times). But for those of us who know you, understand that you have taken your love of gaming and shared it with us, and more then you needed to.

Now this may sound cliche, but online this is my home. The best way I can describe it, is like my family's old Thanksgiving get together's when my father was alive. One of four boys, all married, all with 2 kids each. Gathered at one of their houses, with my Grandmother and Great Aunt there. Everyone together to celebrate just being together, and each other's company.

No thanks are needed Blue, just know, that for all the years you have been here for us, we shall be here for you.

This comment was edited on Nov 24, 2013, 00:38.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 23:53
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2013, 23:53
Nov 23, 2013, 23:53
 
Creston wrote on Nov 23, 2013, 12:54:
Oh, stop! Blush

Thanks for the awesome website / place to hang out with fellow PC gamers, Blue.

Shit yeah. I hope I'm done with Blues - not that I ever want to be - long before Blue is done with it. Damn, I can't imagine picking up stakes and looking for a community like this one. Good, bad, and ugly, it's the best there is.

And you know what, Blue. Get up off your ass and start looking at some merchandising again. Start considering paid, ad-free service too. Ars has the right of it with paid ad-free, and free ad-content service. There's no shortage of people around here who would be happy to pay it and buy the odd Blues T-shirt, mug, etc.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 21:38
nin
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Nov 23, 2013, 21:38
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xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 23, 2013, 21:31:
Things To Do in GTA V - Splat. NSFW.

NSFW? F that - how about MUTE those idiots! So annoying. I made it exactly 1:15 into the 11 minute video and shut it off.

You missed the best part then...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 21:31
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2013, 21:31
Nov 23, 2013, 21:31
 
Things To Do in GTA V - Splat. NSFW.

NSFW? F that - how about MUTE those idiots! So annoying. I made it exactly 1:15 into the 11 minute video and shut it off.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 18:59
JSP
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2013, 18:59
Nov 23, 2013, 18:59
JSP
 
I am terribly sorry for your grandmother. Sincere condolences to you, your friends and family and hope she's in a better place.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 18:29
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Nov 23, 2013, 18:29
 
Really sorry for your loss Blue. She seemed to be a wonderful person.
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Nov 23, 2013, 16:39
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Nov 23, 2013, 16:39
 
TIME just did an article on the whole Sophia Stewart thing. It's just Internet Bullshit.

http://tinyurl.com/q643syw
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 16:35
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Nov 23, 2013, 16:35
 
haha that windshield snake video is awesome. even just watching a tiny video, that snake suddenly flinging towards you is somewhat terrifying, nevermind that it's behind tempered glass and IS JUST A VIDEO. i freaked out a little like the dude in the video.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 13:57
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Nov 23, 2013, 13:57
 
Dacron wrote on Nov 23, 2013, 13:52:
AC4 worth picking up? The first was too repetitive but I did like the one set in Colonial America.

Did you like the ship sections of 3? If yes, then you will love 4. If you didn't like those, then stay away from 4, as it's 80% ship sections.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 13:52
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Nov 23, 2013, 13:52
 
AC4 worth picking up? The first was too repetitive but I did like the one set in Colonial America.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 13:49
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Nov 23, 2013, 13:49
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 23, 2013, 12:19:
The Matrix lawsuit thing is a lie. In fact, that propaganda website is only re-posting an article from about 10 years ago that itself was proven false.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp
Ah, thanks for the clarification. I couldn't understand why I'd never heard of this outside of a radical fringe website (with such charming articles as "Why Robert Mugabe Is A True African Hero")
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Re: AC4 Black Flag
Nov 23, 2013, 13:01
nin
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Nov 23, 2013, 13:01
nin
 
Creston wrote on Nov 23, 2013, 12:56:
Does anyone know where to go to sell all the loot you find in chests? The emeralds and statues etc etc? I can't even find it in my inventory screen anywhere... Am I just being daft?

AC4 could seriously use a good thick manual/strat guide. Not because it's complex, but because they don't seem to make a lot of effort to explain things, in game. Their in menu "database" frequently leaves me with more questions than answers.

(And no, I don't know, but would like to.)

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AC4 Black Flag
Nov 23, 2013, 12:56
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AC4 Black Flag Nov 23, 2013, 12:56
Nov 23, 2013, 12:56
 
Does anyone know where to go to sell all the loot you find in chests? The emeralds and statues etc etc? I can't even find it in my inventory screen anywhere... Am I just being daft?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 12:54
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2013, 12:54
Nov 23, 2013, 12:54
 
Oh, stop! Blush

Thanks for the awesome website / place to hang out with fellow PC gamers, Blue.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 12:30
nin
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Nov 23, 2013, 12:30
nin
 
I just want to say thanks again for all the sympathies and words of comfort. You all are pretty awesome.

Back at ya!

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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2013, 12:19
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2013, 12:19
Nov 23, 2013, 12:19
 
The Matrix lawsuit thing is a lie. In fact, that propaganda website is only re-posting an article from about 10 years ago that itself was proven false.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp
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