Out of the Blue

It was 20 years ago today that Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play. It was also the day this site moved to the domain bluesnews.com, so on some level it's the 20th anniversary of Blue's News, the website formerly known as blue's Quake Rag. Whether you are a veteran who's been here most of that time, or a relative newcomer, thank you for the support. Also, thanks to those of you who send in links to news stories and other tidbits. Here's hoping the next 20 years are just as much fun!

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Oct 9, 2016, 14:59
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Oct 9, 2016, 14:59
 
Blue, I've been a registered member for over 16 years now. I was a lurker before that but never registered. I saw your site a few times during the time it was Blue's Quake Rag but never really followed you. Your site has been my homepage for 15+ years.

It's hard to believe you've been around this long. It's hard to believe I've been coming to a single website this long as well. I hope your format never changes! This site has been through some hard times. I remember the UGO debacle. The first time ads started taking over your entire screen and your tireless efforts to have meaningful ads.

To this day, your site is the only site that is whitelisted in my adblocker. Here's to another 20 years!
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Oct 9, 2016, 15:02
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nin
 

Also John Lennon's birthday!

Thank you for all your work, Blue! You spoil us rotten...

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Oct 9, 2016, 15:13
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Oct 9, 2016, 15:13
 
I'll drink to that!
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Oct 9, 2016, 15:25
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Oct 9, 2016, 15:25
 
Just realized I never whitelisted this site in my ad blocker and after coming here regularly since '99.

Whitelisting now!
I recommend anyone else who wants to celebrate the 20 year anniversary to whitelist this site in their adblocker.
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Oct 9, 2016, 15:26
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Oct 9, 2016, 15:26
 
I think I've been around here for about 18-19 years, but I never registered until 2003 when I finally got broadband (512Kbps cable). A friend of mine told me about this site. Blues, Voodoo Extreme, and a third site that I can't think of and has since folded, used to be my daily sites. I had to quit going to Voodoo Extreme because it got so bloated it would take 10 minutes to load the front page on 28.8k dial-up. It's now the only gaming/tech news site I visit daily.
"You can either want something to be true, or you can want the truth. Pick one." - Mr. Diety
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 9, 2016, 15:45
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Oct 9, 2016, 15:45
 
happy 20th anniversary!! wooo! i started visiting here when i was a very young kid around '97, along with Redwood, Stomped, Gamespy, and other sites, and have been visiting daily ever since. i'm even back working in the game industry again.
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GeForce GTX 970 Class Action Settlement
Oct 9, 2016, 15:47
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Oct 9, 2016, 15:47
 
I got an email yesterday about the GeForce GTX 970 Class Action Settlement. I almost deleted it thinking it was spam. I'm surprised it didn't get auto flagged as spam since the title, sender and from email all look fishy, but it's the real deal.

I don't know if I'm going to file a claim. It's $30 in my pocket, but it doesn't feel right since I bought a 970 already knowing about the memory deal. I only skimmed the site to see if I could find out what happens to unclaimed funds from the settlement, but didn't see it. If unclaimed funds are just going to go to lawyers, I'll take my $30. If it goes back to Nvidia or a charity, I may just opt out.
"You can either want something to be true, or you can want the truth. Pick one." - Mr. Diety
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 9, 2016, 15:57
Cax
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Happy 20th Blue!!!
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Oct 9, 2016, 16:04
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Oct 9, 2016, 16:04
 
Being consistently one of the best gaming news sites on the internet since its infancy is no small feat. This is literally the only site that I have all ad-blocking measures turned off for, because you do it right. Thanks for all you do Blue.

Cheers!
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Oct 9, 2016, 16:16
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Oct 9, 2016, 16:16
 
Awesome first 20 Blue. Looking forward to the next 20 and beyond!!!!

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Oct 9, 2016, 16:36
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Oct 9, 2016, 16:36
 
Thanks for making an awesome site. I honestly can't think of any other site I have visited more regularly for the last 13+ years than here.

This comment was edited on Oct 9, 2016, 17:16.
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Re: GeForce GTX 970 Class Action Settlement
Oct 9, 2016, 17:03
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Oct 9, 2016, 17:03
 
jimnms wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 15:47:
I don't know if I'm going to file a claim. It's $30 in my pocket, but it doesn't feel right since I bought a 970 already knowing about the memory deal. I only skimmed the site to see if I could find out what happens to unclaimed funds from the settlement, but didn't see it. If unclaimed funds are just going to go to lawyers, I'll take my $30. If it goes back to Nvidia or a charity, I may just opt out.
Take the money and give it to the charity of your choice, or your pocket.

Happy Anniversary Bluesnews
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Oct 9, 2016, 17:04
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Oct 9, 2016, 17:04
 
Cake

Well done Blue.

Good to see that there are new people signing up and posting comments as well.

Cheers all, here is to much more. Beer Drinkers Cthulhu Cheers
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Oct 9, 2016, 17:06
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Oct 9, 2016, 17:06
 
Congrats, Blue! While I only just registered recently, I've been a lurker for ~8 years now. It's the first bookmark on my mobile browser and a great read through the day when I get a break
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Oct 9, 2016, 17:16
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Oct 9, 2016, 17:16
 
Gratz Blue.

Go Packers.

Go Neo.
"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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Oct 9, 2016, 17:48
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Oct 9, 2016, 17:48
 
Congrats Blue.

And still we didn't get a invite for a 20 year reunion at Manstovia.

And as a guy who can't cook I was eye'ing some steaks last night at the grocery and wished you lived closer
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Oct 9, 2016, 17:49
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Oct 9, 2016, 17:49
 
Well done on 20. I started reading about 1998, on dial up, and it's still the best game/tech site on the internet.
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Oct 9, 2016, 18:15
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20 years, wooo!

Party Cake Party
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Oct 9, 2016, 19:29
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Oct 9, 2016, 19:29
 
Cake Cake Cake

Congratulations and thank you very much Blue!!! Please keep doing it.

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Oct 9, 2016, 19:36
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Oct 9, 2016, 19:36
 
Congrats, Blue!...btw, the Sergeant Pepper album was released in 1967...;) Darn near *50* years ago! Aggggh! I remember buying the thing on vinyl...;) Of course, I am sure I have missed the actual intent of your comment here...!...but as I am almost doddering I ask your forbearance.

My how time flies when you're having fun, right? Hope to be around for the next 20...! Keep up the great work!
It is well known that I cannot err--and so, if you should happen across an error in anything I have written you can be absolutely sure that *I* did not write it!...;)
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