Out of the Blue

TeamFortress Quake was first released this week way back in 1996. Eight years? Freaky deeky....

Play Time: Help Fonzie Jump the Shark.
Sherlock Holmes: Crime Scene Investigator.
Stories of the Day: Industrious thieves steal entire 13-metre bridge.
Toy In Candy Bag Appears To Depict 9-11 Attack. Thanks Mitch.
Mummified Canadian unnoticed for 2 years. Thanks Goofball46.
Science!: Sunflower oil boost to car future.
Bananas could power Aussie homes.
Biggest bets in the universe unveiled.
Auctions of the Day: Four Roast Potatoes. Thanks Nick.
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Paper Pins Space Racer to Earth.
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Re: Update Please!
Aug 29, 2004, 00:00
36.
Re: Update Please! Aug 29, 2004, 00:00
Aug 29, 2004, 00:00
 
Fuckers, fuckers, fuckers...how ya doin' boys?

Bronco, when you get sorted out this week from being back from vacation I'll send you a reading suggestion that should really help clear things up about which is most definitely the greater evil. I'm shitting bricks reading this thing thinking, 'No one can really be that evil can they?'.

Aww screw it. Everyone should read it, I'll email you a reminder later. If this book doesn't help clarify what's going on out there with the neocons you're beyond help.

Banana Republicans: How the Right Wing Is Turning America into a One-Party State

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1585423424/qid=1093751914/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-5946510-3219338?v=glance&s=books

The book has been fully vetted and qualified, all sources are checkable. Very...scary...shit.


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- Van Morrison
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
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Re: TF 8 years old?
Aug 28, 2004, 21:35
35.
Re: TF 8 years old? Aug 28, 2004, 21:35
Aug 28, 2004, 21:35
 
Bronco! Welcome back, buddy, we missed you! How was the vacay? It better have been great, I'm tellin' ya.

File under: Don't care
Had a great day today, went down to London (Ontario) to watch a ball tourney that a few of my friends were in (bastards didn't need any more guys, so no playing for ol' complicity!) and it was cool. It was all co-ed, so the girlies were just a swarmin' around, and the beer was flowing freely. Got back into town about an hour and a half ago and hit another restaurant/bar and more girlies and chatting. Now I'm home and getting ready to go out again for more fun and games.

Shaved all my hair off last night too, woot!

We now return to your previously scheduled program of Half-Life 2 worship/abject repulsion!

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34.
 
Re: TF 8 years old?
Aug 28, 2004, 18:27
34.
Re: TF 8 years old? Aug 28, 2004, 18:27
Aug 28, 2004, 18:27
 
Yup, there's been no game like QWTF since. AQ2, Counterstrike, and Q3F provided brief distractions, but I always returned to QWTF. And still do today. God bless 2 Forts.
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Re: TF 8 years old?
Aug 28, 2004, 16:52
33.
Re: TF 8 years old? Aug 28, 2004, 16:52
Aug 28, 2004, 16:52
 
The original TF will always be the series that really got me into gaming and into the internet in general.

The first ever large website I was a part of was quake2fortress.com, a site that covered what we thought was the eventual port of TF to quake 2. What an awful day it was when we learned Valve had bought them out.

I rememver played the Braveheart servers as well, putting my engineers sentries right on the ramps in 2forts. I remember being totally amazed by guys that could "rocket jump" up to the second level without even going into the fort. Great Great game.

Quake2RA2 was the only other mod I ever got into with so much passion after TF. Here's a shout out to [BCorg Collective wherever the hell they are these days. Our name was shit, but we had good times playing in the OGL ladders

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32.
 
Re: Update Please!
Aug 28, 2004, 16:51
32.
Re: Update Please! Aug 28, 2004, 16:51
Aug 28, 2004, 16:51
 
Matthew, you have known me for awhile now, correct? As such, I would like to offer you and open hand to join the VOTE TOOTHPICK SPREADER PARTY IN 2004 campaign. Unfortunately, a few have been led astray by Enahs' sick little joke, this so called "tiny tiny drop" theory, but I know, with your support, we can help get the unwashed heathen masses back in line. Do not do it for me. Do it for the children - do it so they will never have an improperly mounted heatsink.

I must say that I have only mounted one CPU ever. When I mounted it I used Enahs' drop method. I haven't looked back since. That is not to say that I wouldn't try the toothpick method next time. I am a metrosexual after all.

Otherwise, same 'ol, same 'ol:
Some Tribes thingie is due soon

Thinking I will wait a bit on this one - but not as long as I did for T2.

No having Newell's abortion.

I'm happy to hear you are carrying it to term.

Eidos is run by satanic financial-type demons.

ok?

The Acclaim vampire is being put out of its misery

ok??

Some crappy things made us think of you: clogged toilets and Dave Matthews Band spewing its waste, not of the musical type.

That's how I want to be remembered!

Not a big deal to clog a toiled. What he clogged it with is the unanswered question. I missed the DMB story. Luck me I came home from vacation with a frantic call from a township manager - turns out his main raw pumps went down sometime this morning. A town of 6000 with now way to move the stuff into treatment. What a welcome back. Thank goodness I managed to sell the guy on by-pass pumping around the raw pumps till Monday. Otherwise I'd be out there right now.

Let the "new" SP2 |-|@><0r j00r 5y573|\/|

Is there an updated to XP SP2?

Stephen headbangs to his PSU, at least when not having technical issues.

I knew there was something strange about that guy... I wonder if he will EVER take a vacation?

Steam is the second coming of baby j33bus.

Speaking of that, you can now get the first Half-Life 2 pre-load.

HL2 is 20% pre-loaded for me right now.

Co-op + any PC game = Yeah right. Sorry, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fans.

Good Co-op is hard to find.

New Farscape trailer over at Apple.

What is Farscape?

Only about five more weeks of broadband for me. <sigh>

I pity you. I could not move to a place without it...unless I really had to of course.

Ghost Recon 2: The console-izing of Ghost Recon

Bought the first one, never played it.

Fable is gold, though a PC version is secretly in the works.

What is Fable? I finally managed to unlock just about everything in Mario Kart: DD. Not sure if there is stuff to unlock in the time trials.

Doom 3 sucks.

Doom 3 is selling like hotcakes. Mmmhh, mmhhh, good!

I think my finger has finally recovered enough for me to get into the game.

If you post late enough, you can post quite early.

This happened right before I left.

The Sims 2 is gold.

Yippe? I think the Mayor will be happy with this.

You must gib all zombies. Fists preferred, chainsaw to make 'em messy, and flashlight if you are a wuss looking for another way.

Ok.

Is something wrong? http://www.thx1138movie.com/trailers/1/thx480dd3a.mov

meh. Seems like a poor mans 1984.

Losing all your weapons sucks - both times.

If you say so!


Stephen likes blue munchkins.

And this place has great donuts:

http://www.fracturedprune.com/

Don't blame me if your MAME cabinet is missing.

If they can hump that 350# cabinet up a flight of steps, good for them. I'm thinking I may have to include this cabinet if I ever sell this house. The thing nearly killed me and a buddy getting it down there.

SWG sucks, but you can make dresses all day...or something

Quick everybody sign up for this:

http://www.fileplanet.com/betacenter/wow/stress_test/

Sign on and create an alliance or horde character - we can play together! Just post your characters name here and I will find you online.



Oh yeah, the political fist-fights are all ridiculously stupid. In preparation, realize that you are nothing but a stupid <insert: democrat or conservative>! *

*Anything else means you are a raw baby eater.

I have to admit that I do feel stupid - not being sure of which is truly the lesser of the evils we get to choose from will do that to you.

Ready for some serious WoW tonight...

-TPFKAS2S
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31.
 
Re: Update Please!
Aug 28, 2004, 15:57
31.
Re: Update Please! Aug 28, 2004, 15:57
Aug 28, 2004, 15:57
 
Still waiting for broncos take on the toilet thing ...

I am a spreader, and I like pop tarts, and I'm not an unwashed heathen.
There's no place like 127.0.0.1
30.
 
Re: Update Please!
Aug 28, 2004, 14:24
WarPig
 
30.
Re: Update Please! Aug 28, 2004, 14:24
Aug 28, 2004, 14:24
 WarPig
 
Otherwise, same 'ol, same 'ol:

Ok, so maybe Ray obsesses pays more attention to this stuff than I do.


That is pretty impressive though Ray, maybe Blue could get you to do a "Ray's Week in Review" column every Saturday. I'm not kidding.

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Re: EBGames
Aug 28, 2004, 14:21
29.
Re: EBGames Aug 28, 2004, 14:21
Aug 28, 2004, 14:21
 
Sheesh, you got a nice rely and I was told to f3k off. I think I just got a generic CSR and not the manager.

GRRR!

Noting all the bad circumstances now that Matthew is back... :|,
Ray

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EBGames
Aug 28, 2004, 14:17
WarPig
 
28.
EBGames Aug 28, 2004, 14:17
Aug 28, 2004, 14:17
 WarPig
 
I now officially take back every bad thing I've ever said about EBGames. I'm serious.

I just opened my mail and found a letter from Dave Dreibelbis, Customer Service Manager for EBGames.com.

"Thank you for your recent feedback regarding your Doom 3 order. The feedback you provided shows us that you are the kind of customer who wants to be the first person to play a new game when it comes out. <snip> Unfortunately, we did not live up to your or our expectations for Doom 3 deliveries and for that we are regretful. Because you are a valued customer, we want to make amends. So please accept this $20 gift card as a token of our appreciation for your business and for your valuable feedback."

Pretty freakin' sweet if you ask me. Apparently the EBGames people were able to read between the lines of my feedback and figure out that I can be bribed! Hell, an emailed apology by itself would have been enough for me. I know what it's like to miss deadlines, it's no fun and it's not always your fault. I just didn't like having no warning or explanation when it happened.

So just in case you're reading this, thank you Dave, the gift certificate wasn't necessary but it is greatly appreciated. My Tribes V pre-order will be coming soon.

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Re: RO3?
Aug 28, 2004, 14:08
27.
Re: RO3? Aug 28, 2004, 14:08
Aug 28, 2004, 14:08
 
ray we should play ut2k4 together <3

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26.
 
Re: Update Please!
Aug 28, 2004, 13:55
26.
Re: Update Please! Aug 28, 2004, 13:55
Aug 28, 2004, 13:55
 
And you are?

http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=51031&boardid=1&id=193257&view=threads&start=0

Matthew, you have known me for awhile now, correct? As such, I would like to offer you and open hand to join the VOTE TOOTHPICK SPREADER PARTY IN 2004 campaign. Unfortunately, a few have been led astray by Enahs' sick little joke, this so called "tiny tiny drop" theory, but I know, with your support, we can help get the unwashed heathen masses back in line. Do not do it for me. Do it for the children - do it so they will never have an improperly mounted heatsink.

Otherwise, same 'ol, same 'ol:
  • Some Tribes thingie is due soon
  • No having Newell's abortion.
  • Eidos is run by satanic financial-type demons.
  • The Acclaim vampire is being put out of its misery
  • Some crappy things made us think of you: clogged toilets and Dave Matthews Band spewing its waste, not of the musical type.
  • Let the "new" SP2 |-|@><0r j00r 5y573|\/|
  • Stephen headbangs to his PSU, at least when not having technical issues.
  • Steam is the second coming of baby j33bus.
  • Speaking of that, you can now get the first Half-Life 2 pre-load.
  • Co-op + any PC game = Yeah right. Sorry, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fans.
  • New Farscape trailer over at Apple.
  • Only about five more weeks of broadband for me. <sigh>
  • Ghost Recon 2: The console-izing of Ghost Recon
  • Fable is gold, though a PC version is secretly in the works.
  • Doom 3 sucks. ;)
  • Doom 3 is selling like hotcakes. Mmmhh, mmhhh, good!
  • If you post late enough, you can post quite early.
  • The Sims 2 is gold.
  • You must gib all zombies. Fists preferred, chainsaw to make 'em messy, and flashlight if you are a wuss looking for another way.
  • Is something wrong? http://www.thx1138movie.com/trailers/1/thx480dd3a.mov
  • Losing all your weapons sucks - both times.
  • Stephen likes blue munchkins.
  • Don't blame me if your MAME cabinet is missing.
SWG sucks, but you can make dresses all day...or something

Oh yeah, the political fist-fights are all ridiculously stupid. In preparation, realize that you are nothing but a stupid <insert: democrat or conservative>! *

*Anything else means you are a raw baby eater.

Thinking that should get you started,
Ray

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November 1st?
Aug 28, 2004, 13:35
25.
November 1st? Aug 28, 2004, 13:35
Aug 28, 2004, 13:35
 
I just got the following email from ebgames.com

Dear EBgames.com Customer,

Thanks for pre-ordering from EBgames.com! As an added benefit to ordering from us, we&#8217;ll keep you informed of ship date changes. We are writing to let you know that we have changed the projected ship date for Half-Life 2 to November, 1st 2004. The publisher did not provide us with a specific date so this is our best estimate only and should not be considered firm. We will update this date again as we receive new information. As always, EBgames.com will not charge your credit card until we ship your order.

Here's to hoping they're wrong. I mean, I could understand October, but November? That friggin sucks.


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Re: TF 8 years old?
Aug 28, 2004, 13:10
24.
Re: TF 8 years old? Aug 28, 2004, 13:10
Aug 28, 2004, 13:10
 
TF is classic. I put it above all my gaming memories as my most fun online gaming. Shoutout to any old clan DEVO members.

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Re: Update Please!
Aug 28, 2004, 12:44
WarPig
 
23.
Re: Update Please! Aug 28, 2004, 12:44
Aug 28, 2004, 12:44
 WarPig
 
Welcome back. Hope you had a good time.

Fill me in! Fill me in!

Biggest story of the week is probably right there on the front page - Tribes V seems to be nearing release faster than anyone expected. Other than that, same ol', same ol'.

And if you're jonesing for some of that tasty ootb politcal blather you can read yesterday's ootb. Oh, and a couple days ago there was a thread going on about toilet clogging that we all figured would have been right in your wheelhouse.

Edit: Oh yeah, you may have to register on whether you are a finger spreader or a tiny dot man.


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Update Please!
Aug 28, 2004, 12:19
22.
Update Please! Aug 28, 2004, 12:19
Aug 28, 2004, 12:19
 
Fill me in! Fill me in!

Soooo happy to be back home...

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Re: HALF LIFE 2 GOLD!!!!!! (Monday)
Aug 28, 2004, 11:53
WarPig
 
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Re: HALF LIFE 2 GOLD!!!!!! (Monday) Aug 28, 2004, 11:53
Aug 28, 2004, 11:53
 WarPig
 
I LOVE YOU, GABE NEWELL!

I WANT TO HAVE YOUR ABORTION!

That was just sick enough to make me laugh out loud. Oops, what I meant was LOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOOLOLOLOL!!11111

2. Lies, all lies! There was no TF! There was no Quake! It is all Half-Life and TFC. Heh.

Now that is just plain sick. Seriously, you may need help.

Haha, November 1st is when EB starts selling, looks like they will lose a few million sales.

Edit: EBGames is great and I think everyone here should buy all their games from them!


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Doom 3? Half Life 2?

Well huzzah, huzzah. I'll just throw back my legs and pollute my britches with delight. ~ Mr. Burns
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Re: HL2 Going Gold Monday ??
Aug 28, 2004, 10:36
20.
Re: HL2 Going Gold Monday ?? Aug 28, 2004, 10:36
Aug 28, 2004, 10:36
 
Negative! NEGATIVE!

http://fluxclan.com/pub/HowsThis.jpg


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TF 8 years old?
Aug 28, 2004, 08:51
19.
TF 8 years old? Aug 28, 2004, 08:51
Aug 28, 2004, 08:51
 
Man, I still remember playing on the Clan Braveheart servers back in the day and getting wasted by their crack snipers.. QWTF was one of the most fun games I've ever played online.

Here's a shoutout to all the old [RH] and [BH], if any are even still alive.

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HL2 Going Gold Monday ??
Aug 28, 2004, 08:51
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HL2 Going Gold Monday ?? Aug 28, 2004, 08:51
Aug 28, 2004, 08:51
 
Well, personally, I don't believe it yet. The links here and other places to Gabe's post don't work anymore. However, Gamespot seems to believe it...

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2/news_6106035.html

The truth is brutal. Prepare for pain.
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Re: HL2 NOT GOING GOLD
Aug 28, 2004, 06:51
17.
Re: HL2 NOT GOING GOLD Aug 28, 2004, 06:51
Aug 28, 2004, 06:51
 
I hope you feel like a big man now, Hump, crushing my dreams and forcing me back into the fetal position!

Crying X|,
Ray

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