Out of the Blue

Well, if you are reading this, then I guess our efforts to get the site back online have been successful. It seems our present on Christmas Day was a catastrophic hardware failure.

Apologies for the downtime. And a HUGE thanks to Jon, Chris, Vaughn and the other folks at UGO for helping out in our time of crisis.

Links of the Day: 3D2TOY Project.
Science!: Just How Old Can He Go (registration required)?
Images of the Day: UserFriendly.
Media of the Day: Nextel Viral Video.
Thanks Mike Martinez and Ant.
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Re: I want to extend a hand of appreciat
Dec 28, 2004, 15:33
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Re: I want to extend a hand of appreciat Dec 28, 2004, 15:33
Dec 28, 2004, 15:33
 
YOU ALREADY HAVE YOUR NAME LISTED ON YOUR POST! YOU ARE BEING REDUNDANT! AND STUPID! AND PATHETIC!

I read your post....and I think it is you who is doing the same.

Calm down, please take some perk and sit in the corner. You have been bad.


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Re: I want to extend a hand of appreciat
Dec 28, 2004, 10:40
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Re: I want to extend a hand of appreciat Dec 28, 2004, 10:40
Dec 28, 2004, 10:40
 
YOU ARE BEING REDUNDANT! AND STUPID! AND PATHETIC!

The irony.

lmao!

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Re: I want to extend a hand of appreciation.
Dec 28, 2004, 10:29
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Re: I want to extend a hand of appreciation. Dec 28, 2004, 10:29
Dec 28, 2004, 10:29
 
Do you see that YELLOW name to the upper-right of their post.

But I like seeing my name in better colors than French.


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Re: I want to extend a hand of appreciat
Dec 28, 2004, 08:54
nin
 
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Re: I want to extend a hand of appreciat Dec 28, 2004, 08:54
Dec 28, 2004, 08:54
 nin
 
The irony.


Agreed.

http://tds.nin.com/
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Re: I want to extend a hand of appreciat
Dec 28, 2004, 07:36
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Re: I want to extend a hand of appreciat Dec 28, 2004, 07:36
Dec 28, 2004, 07:36
 
YOU ARE BEING REDUNDANT! AND STUPID! AND PATHETIC!
The irony.

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Dec 28, 2004, 07:33
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Dec 28, 2004, 07:33
 
LOL.
worry about something else, FFS.

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I want to extend a hand of appreciation.
Dec 28, 2004, 07:19
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I want to extend a hand of appreciation. Dec 28, 2004, 07:19
Dec 28, 2004, 07:19
 
To all those that aren't so retarded that they would feel the need to sign their name to their posts.

Let me make it plain. Look at a post. Do you see that YELLOW name to the upper-right of their post. That's the poster's name. Just in case you are too fucking retarded to notice. OR MAYBE you think you are sooooo fucking important that you need to sign your name as if you are stamping a letter like a noble might have done in times past. Let me tell you, you are shit. We are all shit. None of us are more or less important than any other. So fuck off with your high mighty bullshit. OR POSSIBLY, you think that you are signing a letter, like a love letter... Um, this is the internet. You didn't say Dear, to begin it & you don't need to sign it, and we don't love you or give a shit about you & if you died tomorrow we'd remember you for about 5 seconds before we moved on. DON'T BE A DICK! THere is no reason to sign your name. It is retarded! YOU ALREADY HAVE YOUR NAME LISTED ON YOUR POST! YOU ARE BEING REDUNDANT! AND STUPID! AND PATHETIC!


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Re: No subject
Dec 28, 2004, 01:35
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Re: No subject Dec 28, 2004, 01:35
Dec 28, 2004, 01:35
 
Will this work?

The more the better. Between this and bronco's site, it's well covered ...

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Re: No subject
Dec 28, 2004, 00:59
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Re: No subject Dec 28, 2004, 00:59
Dec 28, 2004, 00:59
 
I was kind of in the same boat, although once I got 'eyeshine' the game started to get much better. My biggest complaint is the engine. I have to crank things down to 640x480 to get a reasonable framerate with antialiasing.

The deal with the video settings and getting a good framerate is to do with the pixel shader setting. Select 2.0 or lower. DO NOT select the 2.0++. Athlon 64 FX-53 and 6800 GT 256mb and it played like crap with 2.0++ at 1280x1024...but if you drop it to 2.0 it plays fantastic, and in alot of ways looks better than Doom 3.

Personally I prefer nice textures with slight Bump Mapping rather than the D3 method of bump map everything to give flat walls shape.

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Re: No subject
Dec 27, 2004, 23:56
WarPig
 
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Dec 27, 2004, 23:56
 WarPig
 
Seriously though, we need a "system" to help us Blues fanatics through these trying times.

Will this work?

http://boards.chatbear.com/bluefix

If you guys think it'll do the job I'll put it in my sig so everyone can bookmark it for a rainy day.

Edit: Should I set it up to allow annon posts or will it be worth it for those of you who don't have Bearkey accounts to create one?


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Re: No subject
Dec 27, 2004, 23:15
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Re: No subject Dec 27, 2004, 23:15
Dec 27, 2004, 23:15
 
Seriously though, we need a "system" to help us Blues fanatics through these trying times. Bronco, your site (braglio.com) was the only one I could remember, and I checked it after a day or so, hoping to find out something. Perhaps you or nin could provide some type of backup that at least could tell us what happened. That way we don't have to assume that Blue is laying dead along side the road ....

It's funny - I gave him till Monday as I assumed that all of the techies were off for the holiday. When Monday rolled around I sent Blue a message letting him know I was worried.

I was in the dark until 9AM this morning just like the rest of you. Of course I was trapped in my house with the kids so I couldn't fret the situation like you all did.

Goes to show just how important this guy Blue is.

I hope there is never another shutdown like this but if there is and I have info I will post it to my weblog.

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Re: No subject
Dec 27, 2004, 22:47
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Dec 27, 2004, 22:47
 
Y'know even at 640x480, with 4xAA the game looks not too bad. You might want to give it a second look.

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EDIT: Keeping in mind that these console-first games are BUILT to run at low res.
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Re: No subject
Dec 27, 2004, 22:22
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Re: No subject Dec 27, 2004, 22:22
Dec 27, 2004, 22:22
 
I was kind of in the same boat, although once I got 'eyeshine' the game started to get much better. My biggest complaint is the engine. I have to crank things down to 640x480 to get a reasonable framerate with antialiasing.

My Nvidia is bad at shadowing so I had the same problem. I refuse to play in anything under 1024x768, so I uninstalled instantly.

My roomate liked it. PLayed all the way through.


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Re: No subject
Dec 27, 2004, 22:09
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Re: No subject Dec 27, 2004, 22:09
Dec 27, 2004, 22:09
 
So what is everyone's thought on Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay? I picked it up last night and to be perfectly honest I don't understand what the fuss is about. I suppose it is an effective genre blender but none of the individual genre gameplay components are any good. Anyone else let down or am I the only one?

I was kind of in the same boat, although once I got 'eyeshine' the game started to get much better. My biggest complaint is the engine. I have to crank things down to 640x480 to get a reasonable framerate with antialiasing.
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Re: No subject
Dec 27, 2004, 21:50
WarPig
 
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Re: No subject Dec 27, 2004, 21:50
Dec 27, 2004, 21:50
 WarPig
 
That was close. Kicking Heroin is easier.......

Please, don't remind me.

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Dec 27, 2004, 21:36
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No subject Dec 27, 2004, 21:36
Dec 27, 2004, 21:36
 
Damn.

That was close. Kicking Heroin is easier.......

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Re: No subject
Dec 27, 2004, 21:34
indiv
 
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Re: No subject Dec 27, 2004, 21:34
Dec 27, 2004, 21:34
 indiv
 
Had me worried.

I was searching the news looking for an article about

"Gamers news site blues news raided by police. Servers confiscated on claims the site is providing training to terrorists via instructions and information on violent video game war simulators.

Dude!!! Don't you see what happened, JosephBlowski?!?????? The government took down Blue's site because they've intercepted your posts! They know that you know the truth, and they're trying to track you down!! They probably put some high-tech NSA device in Blue's server that will install a monitoring device on your PC---it probably has already!!! Once they collect enough evidence on you, they'll probably take you out. I know I'll draw their attention by posting this warning, but you better wipe your hard drive, move out of state, and tell Blue to remove all evidence of you from his server. Er, scratch that last one--it's probably already too late for Blue. He's already part of the coverup by saying it's simply a "hardware failure".

Good luck man.


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Re: Time, Mr. Freeman?
Dec 27, 2004, 21:28
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Re: Time, Mr. Freeman? Dec 27, 2004, 21:28
Dec 27, 2004, 21:28
 
Anyone have a spare HEV suit? Just askin'...
Spare?

*looks down at self*

Nope, this is the only one I got. Sorry.

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Time, Mr. Freeman?
Dec 27, 2004, 21:17
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Time, Mr. Freeman? Dec 27, 2004, 21:17
Dec 27, 2004, 21:17
 
It seems our present on Christmas Day was a catastrophic hardware failure.

Or was it really a Resonance Cascade failure?

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Anyone have a spare HEV suit? Just askin'...

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Re: No subject
Dec 27, 2004, 21:13
Enahs
 
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Dec 27, 2004, 21:13
 Enahs
 
Clerks of course!
Ahh yes, that is it!
After posting, for some reason I thought "Chasing Amy"....ehh...close enough.


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