Nov 18th 2008 10:08AM MajorMotoko and Tony are both correct at least in the sense that Xbox sure as heck wasn't the originator of Achievements.
This was a fine article and I realize Massively doesn't cover the Congressional beat but please, Please, research things a bit more. I truly don't mean to offend or be disrespectful (or to nerd rage on anyone) but it's rather disappointing when there's a lack of historical gaming reference in articles like these.
Maybe the author is young?
Nov 10th 2008 11:19AM This if for the person having the issue in the "Acid" screenie as well:
nVidia was (is) having issues with their cards not ramping up the fan speed to combat higher GPU temps. I thought it was only for the 8800 series cards but it might be for higher models as well.
To test this, download RivaTuner from:
Install it and find the tool that gives you a real time read out of your card stats. It will look like numerous graphs that are tracking your GPU and Memory temps, Fan speed and etc.
Start WoW and minimize it as soon as you're in the world with a character.
Compare the temperatures of your card components to your fan speed to see if the fan increases in RPMs to offset the rising temp. If it isn't doing this, you can then use RivaTuner to manually set your fan speed higher, create profiles to auto-increase the fan speed when specific .exe's are started and numerous other things that aren't really necessary in the context of this discussion.
Be careful with RivaTuner as it is quite a powerful tool and you can make things worse if you mess with the wrong area. The RivaTuner web site should have tutorials and advice sections on it to assist you.
Jul 16th 2008 8:19PM Aye ignore me Tek, I had an out dated version of Filzip. Downloaded the new version and it worked just fine.
Sorry for the false alarm/user error on my part.
Jul 16th 2008 6:44PM Would love to try this addon if any of the downloaded .zip files contained a file that didn't give me "Error while reading the End Of Central Directory"
Jul 16th 2008 11:54AM er....I dont' get it.
I don't see where anyone said 'voila' or 'viola' for that matter.
Jul 16th 2008 11:34AM lol...
I could imagine a circus barker
Barker: "BEHOLD! Mini Tyrael!"
Barker (under his breath): "He's underwhelming...."
Barker: "No don't leave!"
*sigh of depression*
*checks crowd response*
Barker (as if the show just started): "BEHOLD! Mini Diablo!
*grandiose posturing and a hopeful grin*
Jul 8th 2008 2:32PM I'm Alliance and that's still funny!