Sep 16, 2020

Some marking people just don't understand that people hate ads not because they aren't targeted, they hate them because they are fucking ads.

The only time I've ever enjoyed ads are when I would read Byte magazine as a kid. That didn't mean everywhere I went I wanted to see ads for 16K of memory being as low as $795.

Lennart Sep 17, 2020
Oh, yeah, I also remember adds that like that. I was reading the german 64'er magazin. Sadly all adds are redacted on and I don't have the magazines anymore. I think adds back then were mostly not so many, not so aggressive, and they didn't utilize so many mind tricks.
And most of all, adds in magazines were clearly marked as such, and you could choose to ignore them.
I remember the old Rescue On Fractalus and The Eidolon adds.

dada Sep 17, 2020
100% agree. As much as I hate ads today, when I browse my game magazines from the 90`, the computer ads still make me smile and tear up. I mean who wouldn't yearn for a coprocessor attached to  a 486??

faehnrich Sep 17, 2020
people: ew, ads

marketers: hmm, they don't like the ads, we need to make them MORE targeted

Johan Windh Sep 17, 2020
Sorry, a little off topic. Just finished Delores together with my 8 y.o. son. Once again, thanks! And the credits were GOLD. All of it. Really.

Off to replay Thimbleweed Park!

Mario Sep 17, 2020
'16K... More than enough! I'll never need more.'

Irvin - facebook employee of the day Sep 17, 2020
You'll love our future products!

grumpycats Sep 17, 2020
you would need 8 of those memory expansion cards  just to view the 130kB  jpeg ad above ;-)

David Sep 18, 2020
Targeted ads are intrusive and disturbing. My privacy is worth more than $5, $10, or whatever cost they offer.

Stevo Sep 18, 2020
Mich stört Werbung in Magazinen auch heutzutage nicht sehr. Aber im Web nervt sie extrem! Ich kann nur jedem empfehlen, PiHole zu testen. Das ist wirklich erholsam...

I dont mind ads in magazines until today. But web ads are extremely annoying. I recommend to give PiHole a try. It's so recreative...

Sam T Sep 18, 2020
PiHole - it works well but tech is starting to get smarter. Some devices have their own DNS Servers hardcoded to avoid the one assigned in DHCP and some even setup their own VPN to bypass DHCP and firewall filtering.

Steve M Sep 18, 2020
I like looking through old computer magazoines such as Byte and looking at some of the ads there. Nice to look back on the prices of memory and hard drives back compared to what we pay now

Zuse Sep 18, 2020
Dunno, this is true for normal, PC like, RAM but for instance SSDs (based on good tech) are pretty expensive and too small compared to the amount of data you might need to handle (and backup).

DieSkaarj Sep 18, 2020
It looks like Copyrighting is a dead art as I am old enough to remember when Ads helped consumers make informed decisions.

LeafNode Sep 18, 2020
Let's see, my current PC has 32G of RAM...that's 2.097.152 of those boards. 2097152 x 795$ = 1.667.235.840$
OK, seems alright, I'll replace my two 16G modules with 2 million of those funky boards, this should increase the memory bandwidth significantly!

Ger Sep 18, 2020
Hi. At least I could get a computer with Windows 10 to play Delores, nice and for a short game, it is somewhat long.
I made this little mod:
You must decompress it in the main directory of Delores Source.

Brian Goldberg Sep 22, 2020
There's really nothing quite like those old PC magazine ADs. I have a stack of Computer Gaming World that I sometimes pull out in order to induce a nostalgia coma.

Panos Sep 25, 2020
Ger... you didn't say what your mod does. It'd be good to know before I try it out?

Ger Sep 27, 2020
Hi. It is like Delores, but in Melee. With the same art as Delores. In the same folder you will find:, with a Loom theme. And, with an Indiana Jones theme. I am planning, with a Full Throttle theme, and maybe, if God wills it, a Day of the Tentacle themed mod, with the name of, I am thinking the name right now :),

Aractus Nov 17, 2020
LOL. Just wait until I unveil my uBO "fansite"!

However - I can guarantee you Ron those aren't the only ads you "enjoyed". The ads people like: real estate, automotive, classifieds. All are now in their own gated confines - dedicated websites to advertise that stuff. So what publishers now try to flog really are the ads that nobody wants to see.

Ger Dec 09, 2020
There's another one in the making:, I hope I can finish it, it is based on Zack McKracken, and Digweed will be about The Dig, but I will make a mashup of both, I suppose. Too hard to develop a single game, more if it's two.

Ger Dec 09, 2020
Sorry, it will be: Krackweed.

Korekutaa Sep 07, 2021
What I don't understand, is why the ad people, computer magazines in general, and even people of this blog are so adamant in writing Kelvin as a memory amount unit.

When talking about kilobytes, you are supposed to use a SMALL "k", not a BIG "K".