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Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by W1zzard, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I was thinking that if a games database is put up, it should just allow users to review games by selecting a value for the various sections (gameplay, graphics, story, etc.), not by typing in verbage.
    That way you would not have to worry about what people might write.
  2. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I think a lot of the video options should just be done with youtube, honestly.

    Though I do like the idea of a saved game repository.:D
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    +1 to this . Saved Games/CFG Files database its a very nice option .
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  4. a_ump

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    the game review idea sounds pretty good, but there's already too many sites that do that with great rep. IGN is where i, my bro, and pretty much all my friends go before buying a game.
  5. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree. There are already 4,635,134 gaming web sites out there.
    TPU should not try to compete.
    I just would like to see a database where the game information is listed, and members can rate the games' aspects on a numerical scale (ie. 1-10) so that people can get a feel for what TPU members think of the game.
    No text reviews, just numerically based opinions that can be easily searched for in a database by developer, genre, rating, etc.
    This too could be trolled, but as more members input their numbers the fringe reviews would be overshadoed by statistical averages and should be pretty accurate.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    Adding older drivers like the agp ati drivers. I had a hard time finding working ones online for my 4650 agp.
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    Yea, i could see where you're going with that. I thought of a list of games when i read your post, and then each game could be clicked on and it'd show the minimum, recommended, and maxed requirements. Though the max would have to be judged by user(s) since devs don't provide that. I think i've seen max req. for like 1 or 2 games in my entire life, can't remember which just that it blew me away when i saw them on the box lol.

    Was thinking along the lines of drop down menu/listing or each game could have its own page depending on how much info were to be included. This actually doesn't sound like too bad an idea, how many websites do you know that list as many games as possible, in a simple fashion, with the quick spec listings for them. Course great idea's don't always mean more traffic.

    That's what i want to see, TPU move up. Should be a top 10 tech site forsure.:respect:
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    Linux distros?
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    Stream some kind of media around the clock. Very own TPU internet tv channel! Be it W1z browsing the hot girls thread, or erocker banning a troll. Either are viable forms of entertainment
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    Youtube sucks currently, with too many ads, and their current bandwidth is only around 4Mbps and for me it is horrible at 1-2Mbps due to traffic shaping.

    Game trailers and user in game footage for user reviews, and possibly incorporate video into your current reviews W1zz, your camera should be capable of it, and then all the users can hear you speak. Or just use it to show some of your sound levels from different systems.

    If you recorded certain events I'm sure we would also watch them, like encouraging some of the girls at events to say hello and pose for you.

    For awhile I had a site and hosted "Foamy" videos occasionally to drive more website views. Or other videos I hijacked and shared....
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    This is actually not a bad idea. Like a Linux/BSD pool with feedback, information and whatnot. I'm not sure we have enogh Linux/BSD users for it though.
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    Linux distros are available over torrent, and much faster as well as trying to keep multiple distros up to date and then user complaints about not having the one that is wanted.......and file size for multiple distros burns up disk space.


    We first have to ask what is missing from our site, or reviews, or what will drive more traffic.

    How about a video of how to:
    Assemble PC's
    Install memory
    Change CD drive
    Install XXXXXXX component
    Hook up/setup eyefinity
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  13. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    couldnt you store backups of steam games/demos?
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    i doubt that's legal
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    fair point. i was thinking of technical reasons, but this is you. give you a keyboard, a monkey and a dead walrus and you'd macguyver up an automated system in about 10 minutes.
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    utility, demo or game trailers or wallpaper that made by TPU members
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    I like the idea of a picture account linked to your forum account. So you can review each pic you've uploaded, like Attachments.
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    +1

    Also, since no ideas given above were deemed good enough, perhaps it might be possible to use that extra bandwidth to increase the size of uploaded images from 2MB to say.... 4 MB? :eek:
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    we already asked for that in this thread and still no go.

    wiz asks for ideas, we give them and fail. rinse and repeat. :laugh:
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Legal or not, isn't it pointless? The end user would still be downloading them over the internet, so it doesn't really matter where the files are stored.
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    Users could submit their own tutorials for these types of things to a searchable database.
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    I like that idea too, especially for certain CPU coolers that can be very difficult to fit. At least if we get a new user asking for support (who isn't very computer-savvy), we can link them straight to a TPU-based video showing how to fit RAM or reseat a CPU HSF, rather than linking them to youtube or trying to explain it laymen style.

    I used to disagree with that idea, but now I've got broadband I'm all for it :laugh:

    But I would like to see an option in the UserCP that allows you to view all pics as thumbnails; like attachments are; rather than loading the whole 2MB pic and then resizing it. That's why the Attachments are a better option for people with slow connections (doesn't load the whole pic on the page, just a thumbnail)
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    PORN!!! :rockout::rockout::rockout:
  24. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    steams servers can often be slow as crap. i can downloat at 1.2MB/s with a 4 threaded (download threads, not CPU threads) download manager, whereas steam is lucky to get 200KB/s.
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    whatcha talking about? steam maxes out my 50 TB/s connection! must be all those kangaroos mucking up your one wire to the rest of the globe.

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